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3 Home Remedies for Lactose Intolerance

Boozai

I am a dairy lover and I tried everything to prevent the bloating and gas : heating up the milk, adding spices, etc. Nothing worked for me.
Then I read about dairy, and realized two things, one, it's really bad for health. Do your own research. Keywords: dairy, milk, cheese, insulin, osteoporosis.
The other thing is, the reason why we don't tolerate lactose, is that our body as we become adults produce much less lactase, the enzyme that breaks down the lactose into harmless digestible foods. So unless there's a natural way to remove the lactOse beforehand, or boost our body to produce more lactAse, you'd have to limit your consumption to what your body can tolerate, or supplement with lactase.

Lactaid IS very expensive, maybe because it's the most popular. I tried 'Natural Factors, Lactase Enzyme, 9000 FCC ALU, 60 Capsules' from iHerb, it really works. But I wouldn't buy it anymore because I'm reducing my dairy intake.

Sally

I don't know if it might work for everyone, but this works for me all the time and I have severe lactose intolerance. And since I'm living in Egypt, I can't seem to find any Lactaid anywhere.

Before you eat/drink anything that contains lactose, heat it first, it won't cause any discomfort at all, it's as if you are eating any other regular food. However, this doesn't work for all foods such as nuts and beans.

For example, try heating milk, if you don't like it warm, put it in the fridge till it cools down then drink it. I do it with mayonnaise as well as chocolate!!

But please try a small amount first before you drink or eat anything. Hope this helps.

Megan

Like an estimated 70% of people*, I'm lactose intolerant. Technically, not an allergy, but incredibly painful nonetheless.
What I've found works best is simple and tasty: yogurt. I'll eat a bowl in the morning and be OK to eat moderate amounts of dairy throughout the day. It even helps after I've eaten cheese and the pain kicks in.
As for other remedies: Lactaid pills are expensive and in my experience don't work as well. As for acidophilus pills: see Lactaid. Good old organic lowfat yogurt mixed with a little maple syrup is my weapon of choice against lactose.
*- this estimate comes from wikipedia

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