Are You Lactose Intolerant?

Dairy Free?
Do Dairy Products Seem to Cause Problems for You?

You, like many other Americans, may be lactose intolerant.

This just means that your body isn’t able to digest lactose easily (Lactose is the kind of sugar that is found in milk and other dairy products).

If your body doesn’t make enough lactasethe enzyme that breaks down lactose – your digestive system won’t be able to process those dairy products completely.

The result is that the undigested particles cause discomfort in your large intestine (bowel) i.e.  gas, abdominal pain, and  bloating.

So, what should you do about it?

You may be able to find “so called” lactose-free milk at your grocery store. It really isn’t lactose free, it just has lactase – that missing enzyme – added to the milk.

You could take digestives enzymes for a little extra help when you choose to drink milk, or eat ice cream, or cheese.

The easiest thing may be to give up dairy.

I know, I know, but what about calcium?

Well, calcium from pasteurized milk is pretty much locked up anyway, and not very available to our human systems. You’ll actually absorb more calcium by eating greens or Tahini (sesame butter).

Believe it or not…  there IS life beyond milk.

Some Help for Dairy-Free Wannabes

This could be the help you need.

If you’re anything like me, you grew up with all the creamy goodness of delicious milk and all the wonderful foods made from it. (Is there anything better than hand-cranked ice cream?)

Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living

The recipes in this cook book will have you wondering if someone sneaked something into your meal while you had your back turned. There are more than 200 delicious dairy-free recipes with options to satisfy dairy cravings, while focusing on naturally rich and delicious whole foods.

(But wait… there’s more!)

There is a grocery shopping guide, a section on dairy substitutes, even a chapter on lifestyle. Who would have thought there might be a problem finding non-reactive skincare products?

Go Dairy Free

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