Lactose Intolerant, But Not Really

Lactose intolerance is not about lactase

Jay London once quipped, "My whole family is lactose intolerant, and when we take pictures we can't say cheese!" A funny take on a not-so-funny problem.

My Problems with IBS and Dairy

When I was 19, I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I was told to manage it with fiber, exercise, etc.

It wasn't until years later that I realized the main issue was lactose intolerance.

When You Love Milk, But It Doesn't Love You

Only those who have issues with eating dairy can truly understand the cramping discomfort, bloating, and the internal/external battles. Suddenly not just the moon but the whole world is made of cheese. Land mines are everywhere, and to you they look painful - but also rather yummy.

Not Enough Lactase, Really?

For a while I took lactase "dairy pills." The theory is that being lactose intolerant means you don't have enough lactase enzyme for proper digestion.

For a while the lactase enzyme pills worked great. But then they stopped working altogether, no matter how many pills I took. So how could that make any sense?

Salmonella and Shigella in Dairy Products

In her book The Cure for All Diseases, Dr. Hulda Clark presents a different idea:

"Our dairy foods are polluted with salmonella and shigella bacteria. It is impossible to operate a dairy without getting some cow manure into the milk. Although udder wash contains antiseptic, it does not kill all of the bacteria.... 

If you are intolerant of milk, it doesn't mean you are lactase deficient but that you are unable to kill any [salmonella or shigella]."

Our ability to kill these bacteria can be lost through common antibiotics used to kill streptococcus and staphylococcus, making it appear we are lactose intolerant.

The 10-Second Test

I decided to test Dr. Clark's theory. I boiled a cup of milk for 10 seconds as she suggested to kill salmonella and shigella bacteria. Then I drank it. And you know what? I had absolutely no indigestion. Amazing!

While boiling milk doesn't eliminate toxic hormones, chemicals, and processing, it does kill bacteria.

The Magic of Apple Cider Vinegar

Say goodbye to lactose intolerance with apple cider vinegar

An even better trick is to supplement with apple cider vinegar. You can start with 1 tablespoon in some water once a day and repeat if necessary.

The flavor is tart, so speed drinking is best. You also don't want the acid on your teeth too long since it can be hard on the enamel.

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I hope my story helps you or someone you know experience digestive peace. By the way, a good first step if you are lactose intolerant is colon cleansing

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