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I've read varying statistics about how many Americans are lactose intolerant -  sometimes from 30 to 50 million, sometimes even 1 in every 3. Regardless of which is correct, it's a huge number. I've been trying to cut down on milk more lately, because after suffering some digestive difficulties, I'm starting to think I may be at least slightly lactose intolerant.

Are you lactose intolerant? If so, have you found anything that helps?

Laura Hogg asked this
July 13, 2011 at 3:35 PM



Duuuude! I've been wondering something similar...

I've always been a big milk drinker, and only recently tried almond milk during some digestive upset. Dairy can slow down digestion, and the almond milk was a pleasing alternative.

I think I also unconsciously cut back on dairy when I cut out meat.

After a while, I started drinking more milk and eating more cheese again, but I didn't seem to digest it as easily. There are a ton of reasons this could be:

-My body stopped being used to it, and was trying to figure out what I was doing.

-I am slightly lactose intolerant.

-Leaky gut - I don't know a lot about this, but I think it has something to do with developing troubles from foods we crave and love.

-It's all in my head;)

No matter what it is, I love the almond milk. I recommend Almond Breeze Unsweetened kind. Erin uses nothing else, and cooks and bakes with it.

Katie from SLN answered
July 13, 2011 at 3:43 PM

I've always loved having a bowl of Crispix with some 2% milk, but when I had it recently, my body immediately rejected it. Such a bummer! However, I have enjoyed exploring alternatives. My boyfriend is sensitive to cow's milk but is obsessed with almond milk, so I've been using that a lot lately. I think I like it better than soy or rice milk.

I think I cut back on dairy when I stopped eating meat, too. Funny how that happens! That could definitely be the cause of all this. And if it is, that's fine with me. I don't know if I'll ever be able to completely cut out cheese, but I don't think I'll miss the plain milk as much.

Laura Hogg answered
July 13, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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