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Hi, this is Dr. Steve. You get abdominal pain, bloating and gas when you drink milk or eat
cheese and other dairy products. Right? And you're wondering if you have lactose intolerance.
Or maybe you have a milk allergy? Well, in this short video I'm going to tell you a simple
test that you can do at home.
First of all, lactose intolerance is not a disease or disorder. Most of the adults on
this planet can't consume more than one cup of milk, without experiencing some very uncomfortable
side effects. But lactose intolerance is not the only reason you might be experiencing
digestive issues. For example, there are also milk allergies.
The discomfort from lactose intolerance is due to a huge amount of gas being produced
in a short period of time in your gut, and it causes that bloating and pain, and eventually
gas. But since lactose intolerance is considered normal, doctors are usually not authorized
to test for it. So if you want to do your own test at home, here's how:
Even if you do have lactose intolerance you should still be able to drink up to one cup
of milk without experiencing any discomfort. If you do experience discomfort with less
than a cup of milk then you probably don't have lactose intolerance. The discomfort may
not happen immediately, so give it up to two hours.
Try drinking lactose free milk; drink the same amount that caused you problems with
regular milk. You can also try cottage cheese, which has very little lactose. If you have
problems with cottage cheese - this may be because you are allergic to the major milk
protein, called casein. If you have problems with lactose free milk or cottage cheese,
then you should probably see your doctor in order to find out what the problem really
There are a number topics related to lactose intolerance that I cover in separate videos.
I'll announce them and update any new information in my free newsletter. So sign up at my blog,
steveonhealth.com, right now! And remember, life is meant to be enjoyed: you don't have
to stop eating your favorite foods if you know the secrets. So stay informed!