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Lactose intolerance seems linked to ancestral struggles with harsh climate and cattle diseases

Got milk? Many people couldn't care less because they can't digest it. A new Cornell University study finds that it is primarily people whose ancestors came from places where dairy herds could be raised safely and economically, such as in Europe, who have developed the ability to digest milk.

On the other hand, most adults whose ancestors lived in very hot or very cold climates that couldn't support dairy herding or in places where deadly diseases of cattle were present before 1900, such as in Africa and many parts of Asia, do not have the ability to digest milk after infancy.

Cel-Kids
The CEL-KIDS (Celiac/Coeliac Wheat/Gluten-Free Children) List is an open, unmoderated discussion list for those interested in celiac disease (coeliac sprue), dermatitis herpetiformis, gluten intolerance, wheat allergy, and co-incident intolerances, such as casein or lactose intolerance. The discussions include the latest scientific research (written for the layperson); information on what food is gluten free and what is not; tips on how to eat out of the house, how to cope issues, including coping with the developmental delays and behavioral changes sometimes brought on or aggravated by gluten (Autism, Asperger's, Attention Deficit, etc.); recipes and tips on how to cook; and where to find gluten free food by mail-order.

Dairy Free Living
Information on lactose intolerance and dairy allergy, dairy-free recipes, FAQs, articles, and announcements of cooking classes and other events. Also promotes a cookbook available for sale. DairyFreeLiving.Com is dedicated to dairy-free information and home of the new cookbook Recipes For Dairy-Free Living. Whether you're coping with lactose intolerance, dairy allergy or if you simply want to reduce the amount of dairy foods in your diet, this beautiful new book provides practical information and creative solutions to your concerns about living "dairy-free."

DairyCare
A lactose intolerance dietary supplement, for management of dairy intolerance symptoms. Formulated with Acidophilus to replace the lactase enzyme to relieve lactose intolerance symptoms. DairyCare the once-a-day lactose replacement that saves you up to 50% on the costs of your current digestive aid for dairy intolerance. Now, you can eat and drink all different kinds of milk and dairy products without the uncomfortable bloating, gas, and diarrhea problems that come along with lactose intolerance. With DairyCare, the once-a day digestive aid for lactose intolerance, you have the freedom to enjoy once again the dairy foods and drinks that you enjoy. DairyCare™ implants live Lactobacillus Acidophilus cultures onto the cells of the small intestine. These cultures enable the body to breakdown lactose sugar without discomfort or side effects. The active ingredient, Lactobacillus Acidophilus has been used in foods in the United States for over 100 years.

Digestive Health & Nutrition Magazine
Offers practical, up-to-date news, tips, and treatment information for sufferers of digestive disorders, including colon cancer, constipation, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, GERD, heartburn, hepatitis, and lactose intolerance.

General Practice Notebook - Lactose intolerance
Clinically-oriented information. Congenital lactose intolerance is characterised by severe diarrhoea, abdominal pain and distension that appear soon after birth when the diet begins to contain lactose. The symptoms disappear if milk is withdrawn from the diet. Steatorrhea is not always found. Blood glucose concentrations increase normally after oral administration of glucose or galactose but not after lactose, which may induce explosive diarrhoea, flatulence and intestinal discomfort. The pH of the stool is acidic because of the presence of lactic acid as a result of the bacterial fermentation of the ingested lactose.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or just Lactose Intolerance?
A detailed guide about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, adapted from the leaflet produced by The Digestive Disorders Foundation in association with the British Society of Gastroenterology, including symptoms, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and when to seek a doctor. Compare with lactose intolerance.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder which can cause troublesome and persistent symptoms. These vary greatly from person to person, but usually include cramping discomfort, a feeling of fullness or bloating, and a change or disruption of bowel habit. This can range from constipation (difficult or infrequent passage of a motion) to diarrhea (frequent or loose motions and an urgent need to go), or can alternate between the two.

Kirsten's Lactose Intolerance Website
Information about the condition and its prevalence, advice and resources for living lactose-free, discussion forum, and other resources for the lactose-intolerant. Lactose Intolerance is the term used for people (like me) who cannot digest dairy products. We were born without or have lost the digestive enzyme enabling us to digest most milk and dairy products containing...lactose. The amount of lactase in the digestive system decreases as one gets older; you may have been able to digest milk as a child but now experience cramps, bloating, canker sores, yeast infections, diarrhea and gas when you consume milk.

Lactose Intolerance
Discussion and management of Lactose Intolerance. Lactose intolerance (LI) is a common disorder that affects a quarter of the US population and may affect as many as 75% of the world population. The prevalence varies by race and ethnicity. It is more common among African-Americans, Hispanics and oriental population. In India, for example, it is seen in 25% of north Indian and 70% of south Indian population. Most common for is the adult-type or primary deficiency where there is usually deficiency of Lactase enzyme activity and not complete absence. Congenital lactase deficiency is rare.

Lactose.co.uk
Site dedicated to the conditions of lactose intolerance, milk allergy and IBS. We also included important information about food colours and additives that cause allergies especially in children. I have done this site in order to pass on my knowledge about this subject to you after my daughter, Rebecca has developed both milk allergy and lactose intolerance. She also developed food allergy to many products and fruits. She is also sensitive to food preservatives, colours and additives. Strangely, doctors (in the UK) refused to accept any of the above and when I suggested a milk free diet I received great opposition. When things where getting worse my wife and I agreed to give her a milk free diet (this was a year later). Things started to improve within days, this led us to discover other food allergies now and little by little allergies to other foods where now being detected.

Lactose.com.au
lactose.com.au is the premier website in Australia for people that are lactose intolerant. The site provides general information, facts and recipes for people who are lactose intolerant.

Living Without Milk
This site provides you with exclusive access to the NO MOO COOKBOOK, has sample non-dairy recipes, includes information on lactose intolerance / milk allergies, gives you information and recipes for useful milk substitutes, and helps you link to other related sources from around the web.   If you are lactose intolerant or have a milk allergy, this is designed to give you some tools to help you enjoy a normal lifestyle and to enjoy normal meals / good food / and enjoyable cooking.  I am particularily interested in providing this information to help your kids who may be allergic to milk.  I have a serious allergy, and I know how it is for children when they are not allowed to have an ice cream cone with the other kids. 

Miam
A great spanish drink ideal for people who can not drink milk. Now available in the UK as well. Miam is a natural, healthy drink from Spain where it is known as horchata de chufa. It was first made in southern Spain over 500 years ago and now many cafes and bars, known as "horchaterias", specialise in serving the fresh drink which is enjoyed by adults and children alike. Miam! is a delicious, natural and nourishing drink. It has an almond-like flavour and is highly aromatic. Miam is made from the juice of the chufa (also known as "tigernuts") which are the tubers on the root of the sedge plant, Cyperus esculentus. They are small, have a brown, bumpy skin and a sweet, nutty flavour.

Milk Allergy and Lactose Intolerance
Informational site with a particular focus on lactose intolerance in Australia.

Milkfree
Milkfree is a site built and run by parents of a dairy allergic child for other's involved in the care of Milk allergic and intolerant children in the UK. It is designed as an information resource and support to those in contact with the allergic child. We encourage not only families to use this resource, but also other organizations who support children, from schools and clubs to friends and beyond. It is the coming together and sharing of the knowledge and understanding we have that will help us create safer environments for our children and allow us to make better choices for them.

No Cow's Milk for Me Thanks!
UK's first and original site for people who are dairy allergic or lactose intolerant, yes other sites exist for people with allergies to dairy products and lactose intolerance, but these are based in either America or Australia. This site, however, is for UK sufferers and gives you information of what to do and where to go if you or a member of your family have a problem digesting cow's milk.

NoMoreDairy.com
A large selection of classic recipes and tested cooking methods for people who suffer from lactose intolerance. The site is dedicated to the art of cooking quick, tasty, good food, free of dairy products. Here you will find only classical, well-tried and carefully explained recipes and cooking methods. Our aim is to help people create a diet full of good food that is right for them, and all at a reasonable price. We hope our suggestions will prove to be inspiring for those of us who love good food, but have identified a need to maintain a diet low in cholesterol or have an intolerance to dairy products. Maintaining a diet rich in essential minerals is imperative and, for lactose intolerant sufferers, probiotics are important. The recipes (excluding those that are bread or pasta based) will also be of interest to those who have an intolerance to wheat.

NoWhey.org
This site is dedicated to educating people about lactose intolerance and all the hidden places that lactose (milk sugar) shows up in commercially prepared food goods. As you might guess from the title of this site, the most insidious of the hidden forms of lactose is whey. Whey sounds healthy. But most people have no idea what whey really is! Whey is about 75% lactose! Whey is a by-product of the cheese making process. It's really a waste product, but the clever dairy industry has figured out how to market this product to what seems like the entire prepared food industry. It's not clear to me that whey has any real purpose in foods except to make extra money for the dairy industry (and as a sneaky way to add sugar to a product while making it sound like something healthy).

Planet lactose
Everything about lactose intolerance, including basics for beginners, a guide to dairy and to nondairy products, a milk-free bookstore, answers to questions, online resources, research summaries, fun stuff, and much more.

Questionnaire on Lactose Intolerance
Research questionnaire investigating the eating habits, difficulties, symptoms and diet of lactose-intolerant people ages 18 and over. Available in several languages. Also general information and internet links on the condition.

The No Milk Page
Page of many annotated links to sites for people wishing to avoid dairy products for health or other reasons. Examples are lactose maldigestion, milk allergy, milk protein intolerance, casein intolerance, and the vegan diet.

 

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