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How Much Do You Know About Lactose Intolerance?

February 12, 2015

Growing up, my dad would give his sage “medical” advice: If it hurts when you do X, then don’t do it. Well, some health and wellness professionals offer similar advice when it comes to lactose intolerance (LI). Namely, if you’re having digestion problems and you also eat dairy foods, they just recommend eliminating them from the diet all together to see if lactose intolerance is the cause. Not too long ago, I was one of these health and wellness professionals — that is until I started to work at National Dairy Council where I learned that there are dairy food solutions allowing them to still be enjoyed by most with a lactose sensitivity.

February is Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month making it the ideal time to help clear up some misconceptions that you or your patients/clients may still have about this food intolerance. Let’s have some fun dispelling these myths by playing LI Fact or Fiction. 

Read the following statements and guess if it is fact or fiction.

Thank you for playing along. Share these LI facts along with the resources and recipes below with your lactose-sensitive patients or clients to show them how many dairy foods can likely still be enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced eating plan.

Check out our tasty recipe ideas your lactose sensitive patients/clients are sure to love.

Bon appetite!

National Dairy Council Dairy Good Christine Cliff
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Christine Cliff, MPH, RDN, LDN

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