Lactose Intolerance Symptoms And Dairy Alternatives (Includes Recipe)

If you don’t have enough Lactase enzymes in your body, consuming dairy products can cause a wide number of associated symptoms as your body tried to digest the dairy unsuccessfully.

According to the University of Georgia, “On average, 80% of Asian and Native Americans are lactose intolerant, 75% of African Americans, 51% of Hispanic Americans and 21% of Caucasian Americans.” (2)

Check out the list below to see if you suffer from any of these Lactose Intolerance Symptoms:

Typical Lactose Intolerance Symptoms Include:

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Vomiting

After reading the statistics above, I found an article on ‘Natural Holistic Health’ who had this to say on the subject of Lactose Intolerance;

In essence, this begs the question, “Why are so many people lactose intolerant today?”

The key to figuring out the lactose problem is to recognize that the milk being commonly sold today is prepared in such a way that the enzyme lactase cannot do its work to break down lactose as it was meant to. As stated by Organic Pastures founder Mark McAfee, the key is to drink raw milk:

“The experts I have spoken with deny the presence of lactase in raw milk; however, it is the friendly bacteria in raw milk that facilitate the creation of lactase in the intestine where it is needed. That is why lactose-intolerant people can drink raw milk without a problem. Pasteurization kills these friendly bacteria.” (3)

This knowledge has been backed by the scientific literature since 1984. A landmark study putting this issue to bed was revealed in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which explored the reason why fermented milk (yogurt) has commonly been well tolerated by lactase-deficient people and, particularly, why lactose from yogurt is easily digested in comparison to that from regular milk. (4)

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~ Dorene Cash is known by her clients across the globe as YaMaEL. She is an Intuitive Energy Healer and Natural Health Advocate living in the Edgewater, Fl and a lifelong student and teacher of all things spiritual. After healing herself of lifelong kidney failure over 15 years ago, she has dedicated her life to helping others remember that we have the power within to heal ourselves from the inside out. YaMaEL runs a complimentary healing practice at: