May 26, 2009
Please check out this article below about dealing with Lactose Intolerance. I really trust anything by Angie Boss as she has always given me and my family great tips for dealing with our infants digestive problems. She’s a life saver and very informative.
Cope with Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance means that you cannot digest foods with lactose in them. Lactose is the sugar found in milk and foods made with milk. After eating foods with lactose in them, you may feel sick to your stomach. You may also have
• Bloating, or swelling in your stomach
It’s not a serious medical condition, but it can be uncomfortable and it can lead to long-term health problems such as osteoporosis if not managed carefully.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for lactose intolerance. Most people with lactose intolerance are forced to eliminate dairy completely from their diets or take expensive supplements with every meal with diary.
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Services, studies show that there are some things people with lactose intolerance can do to have fewer symptoms of lactose intolerance:
• Drink low-fat or fat-free milk in servings of 1 cup or less.
• Drink low-fat or fat-free milk with other food, such as with breakfast cereal, instead of by itself.
• Eat dairy products other than milk, such as low-fat or fat-free hard cheeses or cottage cheese, or low-fat or fat-free ice cream or yogurt. These foods contain a lower amount of lactose per serving compared with milk and may cause fewer symptoms.
• Choose lactose-free milk and milk products, which have the same amount of calcium as regular milk.
• Use over-the-counter pills or drops that contain lactase, which can eliminate symptoms altogether
Another potential option is Lactagen's™ one-time 38-day patent-pending formula that allows the gradual and painless re-introduction of dairy into the digestive system. The program painlessly trains the body to be able to digest dairy products without the usual painful reactions.
For more information visit their site at www.ritternutrition.com
Angie Best-Boss is a women’s health consumer advocate and health writer, and is the author of “The Everything Guide to Digestive Health: What You Need to Know to Eat Well, Be Healthy, and Feel Great.”