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Why do I get problems with my stomach when drinking (lactose-free) cream?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 24, 2013 at 12:00 PM

It seems I get a bet of nausea and acid reflux right after a drink cream on an empty stomach. I use ecological cream and I take lactrase enzymes with it so that the lactose won't be a problem.

Why do I get this symptoms?

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on April 26, 2013
at 11:33 AM

since the problem arose so quickly I think we can rule out lactose as the problem. it must be your latter explanation. that's really ashame if you want to eat high fat. "sneacking in" doesn't sound very paleo. if your body says no to high fat intakes, maybe high fat isn't that good for you to begin with. or maybe it's just a phase in the beginning. I wish I knew.

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on April 26, 2013
at 11:29 AM

no, it was ecological.

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:25 AM

I have trouble with lactose-free dairy, too. Last night I had well-fermented yogurt in the evening, and reflux when I went to bed. It's not the lactose, it's the casein, I'm pretty certain. Darn, darn, darn, I love dairy products! I'm OK if I have it earlier in the day, but toward evening it's going to cause me problems. And I think that's a hint that I need to drop dairy altogether, just haven't done that yet.

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on April 24, 2013
at 01:23 PM

Lactose may not be the problem. Lots of people cannot tolerate casein, which is a protein found in milk. There is no pill to reduce casein, like there is for lactose. A big dose of fat on an empty stomach may cause reflux.

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:25 AM

I have trouble with lactose-free dairy, too. Last night I had well-fermented yogurt in the evening, and reflux when I went to bed. It's not the lactose, it's the casein, I'm pretty certain. Darn, darn, darn, I love dairy products! I'm OK if I have it earlier in the day, but toward evening it's going to cause me problems. And I think that's a hint that I need to drop dairy altogether, just haven't done that yet.

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on April 24, 2013
at 12:44 PM

The title said "lactose-free cream". The body of your text said "you take lactase so the lactose shouldn't be a problem."

These are two very different things.

While lactase seems to work for some people, it does not work for all, and dosing is problematic, since degree of lactose intolerance is impossible to gauge precisely.

Having said that, the symptoms you described are not consistent with lactose intolerance - if it was, you'd see stomach upset, cramps, and gas. Nausea has been reported by many after eating fat-rich foods on an empty stomach. If you find you are doing that, then simply stop. You can sneak cream into other meals.

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on April 26, 2013
at 11:33 AM

since the problem arose so quickly I think we can rule out lactose as the problem. it must be your latter explanation. that's really ashame if you want to eat high fat. "sneacking in" doesn't sound very paleo. if your body says no to high fat intakes, maybe high fat isn't that good for you to begin with. or maybe it's just a phase in the beginning. I wish I knew.

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on April 24, 2013
at 12:05 PM

Does the cream contain carrageenan? If so, that could be part of the reason.

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on April 26, 2013
at 11:29 AM

no, it was ecological.

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on April 24, 2013
at 12:03 PM

If I'd guess, I would suspect it has something to do with the very high fat content of cream. It is possible that it will get better after a while when the body has get used to high-fat meals, but maybe not for all.

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