Lactose intolerant!? I have questions for you!

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m lactose intolerant and I too LOVE cheese so I still have it sometimes, I find as long as I avoid milk and cream I’m not too bad. I usually just deal with the pains because I love cheese so much, however, the Lactaid pills you can buy I find work really well for the occassional cheese eating days.

LF cheese is DISGUSTING!! Seriously, it’s like nothing I’ve ever eaten before. It’s so gross 🙁

ETA: Forgot to add that I’m totally fine with goat cheese and greek yogurt. I can’t eat any other kind of yogurt though.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would avoid soy milk like the plague. do almond instead. much healthier and taste better.

 

do you feel bad with all cheeses?

Post # 5
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yeah, you’re lactose intolerant. Daiya is the only nondairy cheese that’s worth trying IMO. There are soy and almond yogurts that are good. I’m a lactose intolerant vegan so PM me if you have any more questions.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

 

@bebero:  +1 on avoiding soy!! sooo bad for you!! almond is awesome, coconut milk is also a great substitutue.

@cooperlove alright…one, you may actually be lactose intolerant…i found out after eating dairy for 28 years that when i eliminated it from my eating (i did a whole30) when i tried to introduce it back to my system it was like OH HELLO NO!

so i dont eat dairy anymore…unless i am reallly craving it & i know tummy aches will follow. sometimes i take a lactaid to help digest it.

however,  number two…skim milk/low fat is acutally worse for you than the full fat/organic/local stuff.  what most likely happend is that your body was pre-disposed to possibly what your parents passed down to you (genetic wise) because “milk” has been changed so much over the many many years your body was not able to process it like a real human should. the chemicals & added white powder(ew) to skim milk is just horrible for you. FAT IS GOOD!

so if you’re going to have cheeses..make sure they are the GOOOD kind…maybe even a lighter cheese like goat that is usually softer on the tummy anyways rather than going for a sharp cheddar.

anyways, all this to say…i love dairy too..all of it. but i love myself more & i would rather feel good and not eat it than feel like crap. the end.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@cooperlove:  I am severely lactose intolerant! It started when I was about 23, and progressively got worse. I now stay away from all diary. 

For cheese, I really don’t use a substitute, as it has been easy for me to avoid it. Honestly, you don’t miss the taste after having those horrible cramps! The only cheese substitute that I have found that tastes good is Diaya cheese, which is tapioca based. Soy cheese is nasty! And I try to stay away from soy due to the hormones. 

I absolutely LOVE coconut milk! I use coconut milk, coconut milk ice cream, coconut milk yogurt, coconut milk coffee creamer. At first, I could only find them at speciality stores, like Sprouts or Whole Foods, but VONS is starting to carry more and more! 

Just a warning, check ingredients called “whey powder”. It is a common ingredient that causes me horrible stomach cramps and all the other fun 🙂 

let me know if yo have any other questions! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Also, those Lactaid pills don’t help me at all. I think they are useful for those who are only minor ly effelactoselactose

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@cooperlove:  Try other kinds of cheeses, I find that some of them don’t really affect me while others are horrible. The pills are worth a shot, I wouldn’t want to rely on them all the time but theyr’e awesome for the days when you really want something cheesy!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Generally, the harder the cheese the less lactose it has in it.  Yogurt and those types of products are usually ok too, the bacteria will help you deal with the lactose.

For milk, you can get ones with an exzyme added that breaks down the lactose, or milk that has bacteria strains added (Acidophillis bifidus) that break down the lactose.

The pills do work!  It just helps if you remember to take them as recommended.

 

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