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Doctor insights on: Lactose And Tolerant Diet

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What foods are staples in a dairy free and gluten free diet?

What foods are staples in a dairy free and gluten free diet?

Lots: There are many foods u can eat when avoiding dairy and gluten. Meats and vegetables and nuts and fruits and quinoa and beans are a good start! ...Read more

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Which type of milk can lactose intolerant people drink?

Which type of milk can lactose intolerant people drink?

Multiple available: Soy milk is naturally free of the lactose sugar that triggers the problem. There is also many products that add the enzyme your body doesn't have to digest the lactose sugar (lactase enzyme). When added in proper amounts it prevents any symptoms of intolerance. Lactaid is such a product. You can also take the enzyme in pill form & avoid symptoms. ...Read more

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Can being lactose intolerant effect absorption of nutrition?

Can being lactose intolerant effect absorption of nutrition?

Yes: It affects the absorption of milk sugar lactose, milk sugar is not absorbed as a nutrient in people who are lactose intolerant. If the problem is severe, and leads to diarrhea, there may be malabsorption of other elements in the diet along with the diarrhea and fast transit of the food through the digestive tract. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerant people eat foods with lactic acid in it?

Can lactose intolerant people eat foods with lactic acid in it?

Yes: Although not too many foods would have Lactic Acid in them. The sugar is different from the acid and doesn't cause the same intolerance. ...Read more

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With lactose intolerance, will I get sick from consuming some dairy yogurt?

With lactose intolerance, will I get sick from consuming some dairy yogurt?

Most likely: If you are lactose intolerant, you will most likely develop symptoms after eating yogurt that contains lactose. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy for a lactose tolerant (not intolerant) to drink lactose enzyme?

Could it be healthy for a lactose tolerant (not intolerant) to drink lactose enzyme?

Lactose tolerance: There wouldn't be any reason to drink such an enzyme if you don't need it to digest lactose. Those enzyme supplements are used to provide what lactose intolerant individuals lack in order to help them digest products with lactose (cows milk and items containing cows milk). An alternative for lactose intolerant individuals is to try non cows milk (almond, coconut, soy, rice). ...Read more

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How to balance a gluten and dairy free diet?

How to balance a gluten and dairy free diet?

Why do you ask?: Both diets are restrictive, and if you have self-prescribed for some demonstrated or subjective illness, you need to consider how this will affect you not only as a person who needs to eat an adequate diet, but as someone who will from time to time be a guest. If these are prescribed, your physician / dietician will be your guide. If you're just following online "advice", reconsider. ...Read more

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Can too much dairy in son's diet cause lactose intolerance?

Can too much dairy in son's diet cause lactose intolerance?

No, but....: Lactose tolerance is a lack of enzyme lactase in the GI tract. Drinking mill doesn't cause this, but by definition, if lactose intolerant, u should avoid drinking milk. ...Read more

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What are some healthy, low calorie foods for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

What are some healthy, low calorie foods for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

Vegetables: vegetables are healthy, low in calories, and high in nutrients. They don't contain lactose so they are ideal for a lactose intolerant person. Try to have them steamed and not fried, for good health. For reflux, try to have them in small portions, cause large portions can worsen reflux. ...Read more

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Will avoiding refined sugars and eating gluten free and healthy foods help prevent diabetes?

Will avoiding refined sugars and eating gluten free and healthy foods help prevent diabetes?

Diabetes Prevention: The things you mention are certainly good ways to stay healthy in general. If you are already pre-diabetic, the data shows us that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day coupled with a 5-10% reduction in body weight will prevent almost 60% of pre-diabetics from becoming diabetic. Spread the word:)! ...Read more

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Which food with carbohydrates are easier to digest for people with fructose intolerance?

Which food with carbohydrates are easier to digest for people with fructose intolerance?

Avoid fruits: Fructose is the main sugar in fruits (which is how they came about the name).Milk products have lactose, and most starchy foods like potatoes have complex carbohydrates.If you just read labels and stay away from fructose and raw fruits, you should be fine. ...Read more

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I'm lactose intolerance and wondered if soymilk is lactose free?

I'm lactose intolerance and wondered if soymilk is lactose free?

Yes: Yes it is. You can also try coconut milk, rice milk, almond milk and don't forget that lactose free milk is also available. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).

Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).

No: you can have an intolerance with out having an allergy. An allergy can be occur when your body makes antibodies to the milk protein- and an intolerance doesnt necessarily have to be related to antibodies. The most common allergy is IgE mediated, with rash, swelling, hives. An intolerance may not cause those symptoms- they may cause diarrhea ...Read more

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Which foods are good source of fiber for fructose intolerant people?

Fructose intolerance: Is often mistaken for sugar intolerance. I have had patients that could eat fresh fruit with impunity after being diagnosed with fructose intolerance. Fresh fruit is our normal source of sugar and the fiber is the clue. Fructose syrup, used in many "foods" is a quite different story and is probably why its intolerance has become so popular. ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more