Having trouble with dairy? You could be lactose intolerant.

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Millions of Americans are lactose intolerant. Lactase is responsible for breaking down the lactose into glucose and galactose, so the body can absorb it. When the body’s ability to make lactase diminishes, the result is lactose intolerance. The symptoms of lactose intolerance arise when the body is unable to digest the lactose and it is not properly absorbed.(Source.) It can be caused by a number of factors – genetics, aging, diet, or stress. There is no cure but can be carefully managed to avoid the uncomfortable symptoms.

Symptoms

Abdominal bloating, pain, or cramps
Diarrhea
Flatulence
Gas
Nausea
Borborygmi (rumbling or gurgling sounds in the stomach)
Acne

Be mindful of how soon after you experience these symptoms. It can take 30 minutes to 2 hours after dairy consumption. These symptoms can also linger up to 2 days! The immediate reactions are triggered by your body not being able to have enzymes to digest the lactose sugar and intestines will contract as a reaction (source.)

It has been proven the yogurt or kefir that contain live active cultures usually do not produce such symptoms since the active cultures help to break down lactose prior to consumption. (source.)

If you are a suffering these symptoms frequently, it may be time to cut dairy completely from your diet. This means to changing your diet completely or just limiting your dairy intake.

Solutions for lactose intolerance

  1. Organic fermented dairy
  2. Goat milk
  3. Almond mik
  4. Digestive enzymes
  5. Probiotics
  6. Calcium-rich foods – raw milk, yogurt, kefir, cooked kale, raw cheese, sardines, broccoli
  7. Vitamin K rich foods – leafy greens, fermented organic dairy
  8. Bone broth (photo of Klean LA)
  9. Coconut oil
  10. Ghee
  11. Klean LA cold pressed juices – order a 6 pack now!

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