first, why do people make a big deal out of lactose intolerance? from my understanding, it's not really a serious health issue. it just results in farting and things of that nature.
secondly, can you cure lactose intolerance by eating dairy frequently?
asked byJonas_1 (835)
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on January 21, 2013
at 11:39 PM
You obviously don't have lactose intolerance. Let me explain let happens to you. First of all, your bowels grind and feel like they are eating themselves. it is extremely noisy and very painful. It can result is either gas, diarrhea, or constipation. Lat's say you work in an office, or amongst the public; do you want your co-workers to listen to your growls or smell your gas all day? I didn't think so. And, no, you can't cure lactose intolerance by eating dairy.
on January 22, 2013
at 01:26 AM
Lactose intolerance does cause farting, yes. But is also causes diarrhea or constipation and those are both very painful if too extreme. Plus, the gas is HORRIBLE. And it doesn't stop for hours, sometimes even days. I have a few friends who are lactose intolerant, and they also get bad stomach pains.
On the note of curing it: the reason people are lactose intolerant to begin with is their bodies don't have the enzyme to break down lactose. You can't fix that, its just what happens. And if you try to keep going with dairy ingestion, your going to hurt yourself. Its seriously detrimental to but that kind of stress on your body.
BUT- raw dairy has an enzyme in it to help people break lactose down proper. So if you don't have to bad of a problem, you MAY be able to tolerate raw milk. Same goes for full fat. Something about the fat in dairy makes it more digestible. I found that once I switched from 2% to whole milk I could drink it with no digestive upset at all! (I'm still intolerant to casein, but that's a whole other story and in a whole other way!)
on January 22, 2013
at 01:52 AM
Well go ahead and feed your kids lactose then, and if they have a dairy allergy, like I do tell them they can expect the following symptoms -stabbing pain -waves of nausea -vomiting -gas and bloating for hours, meds wont help -feels like your stomach will explode "It's not a serious healthy issue" The hell it isnt.