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Hi evryone,

I've got a question. Still new to this gluten-free thing. My sweetie and I are having a disagreement. I have been drinking 2% milk for years but it looks like I might be having milk issues, so my question is would going to lactose free milk work? My sweetie is telling me he thinks just going to totaly skim milk would be ok or watering the 2% down or even getting milk powder should work ok. He dosen't want me to drop milk altogether and/or drink the lactaid milk because he dosen't think it's neccessary. I don't seem to be having any other dairy problems except with block cheese, any ideas?

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I don't know that lowering your fat content will solve your problem, but everyone is different. I started out being lactose-intolerant before my gluten issues kicked it. I was living in WI at the time (LOVED all my cheeses, frozen custards, etc.) and as it kicked in only choice items was bothering me. It took years for all of it to be a problem. ANd I was dairy-intolerant 15 yrs before the glutens and other food suddenly kicked in. Since doing online research I've learned that many Celiacs and gluten-intolerant folks are also dairy-intolerant. There are many options with the lactose-free products and also other kinds of milks like soy, rice, almond, hemp, etc. You will just have to do some experimenting. Good luck!

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Hi evryone,

I've got a question. Still new to this gluten-free thing. My sweetie and I are having a disagreement. I have been drinking 2% milk for years but it looks like I might be having milk issues, so my question is would going to lactose free milk work? My sweetie is telling me he thinks just going to totaly skim milk would be ok or watering the 2% down or even getting milk powder should work ok. He dosen't want me to drop milk altogether and/or drink the lactaid milk because he dosen't think it's neccessary. I don't seem to be having any other dairy problems except with block cheese, any ideas?

There are two possible problems from milk, lactose and casein. If your problem is with lactose intolerance, just buy Lactaid pills (or store-brand equivalent). There isn't any such thing as lactose-free milk; they just add lactase (which is what's in Lactaid).

If your problem is casein intolerance (or sensitivity or allergy), then you're going to have to cut out all dairy. Casein is actually more concentrated the less fat there is in the milk, so your 2% milk has more casein than whole milk does. I was using powdered skim milk on my cereal; it has the most of all. You might want to switch to whole milk to see if your symptoms get better or skim milk to see if they get worse. Do it along with the Lactaid to make sure it isn't just lactose intolerance.

Many many celiacs develop lactose intolerance; as you'll see from my signature, mine went away eventually. I only recently figured out that I'm casein intolerant, though; the symptoms and signs are much more subtle.

Good luck to you, and I hope you find your answer soon.

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I have a problem with milk, and cannot drink regular milk at all.

I drink Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk.

It is really good!!! :D They have regular, chocolate and vanilla

But I would not drink milk at all.

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Almost all adults become somewhat lactose (milk sugar) intolerant after age 40.

Earlier is another sign of celiac and gluten intolerance.

You may be able to still tolerate gluten-free yogurt or hard aged cheeses, where the lactose is aged out. Diluted yogurt can be used on cereal.

Watering down regular milk won't do a thing. Skim or milk powder also will not help.

If you are noticing more problems with fatty products, it's because another symptom of gluten intolerance is the liver and gall bladder having trouble handling the fats, which may go away over time as you stick to a gluten free diet.

If it is casein, milk protein, you can't work around it and will either have to substitute or suffer the consequences.

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I am a celiac with lactose intolerance. My gastro told me I'll probably always be lacto intolerance. I've tried Soy Milk but my wife gets diarrhea with it so we went to Rice Milk (she is allegeric to nuts so no Almond milk though I like it!). Then I tried lactose free milk with no problems.

Warning!!!!! I have an email from the makers of the lactaid pills that their product is gluten free (if you want a copy, I can forward it, let me know). However, the store generics are NOT always gluten free. I assumed because Lactaid was gluten free that the generic would be and bought a bottle of Western Family from local grocery store and began using it. Two weeks later I knew I had been fighting a gluten issue and couldn't figure out where I was getting it (we are gluten free in the home). I then read the generic lactaid and in small print (and dummy me, I know better) I read that wheat was a component. At that point I decided to pay the extra for Lactaid regardless. I know based on their email they are gluten free. That was three weeks ago and I am just now starting to feel better. Lesson learned.

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I have a problem with milk, and cannot drink regular milk at all.

I drink Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk.

It is really good!!! :D They have regular, chocolate and vanilla

But I would not drink milk at all.

Can't say that I understand the cravings for glutens necessarily. Apparently, I've had this most of my life and tended to avoid most breads and pastas. But I wanted to let you know what I've done with a small budget. If you have a Walmart near you, they have great deals on frozen tilapia. Here it's about $11 or $12/box but you get a lot of fish for that price. Also, we stock up whenever there is a sale on canned veggies. They really come in handy and give you the nutrients you need. As for breading, my dear hubbed has learned to use potato flakes or rice flour or even potato chips! :-> He's the cook in the family. I also have fibromyalgia and tend to forget what's on the stove or where I am in a recipe.

Oh and if you like peanut butter (and can have it and eggs), there's always peanut butter cookies.

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

Cream sugar and egg together then mix in the peanut butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Yummmmmmmmm.

I also have a great recipe for crab cakes if anyone wants it.

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I stopped consuming all cow's milk product several years ago, and have used Vance's DariFree potato milk as a substitute.

Goat's milk products are more easily digestible by people who have problems' with cow milk. I've had it in the past, and plan on getting some goat milk cheese, and yogurt, later today. Recent studies suggest that it is healthier, for many people, than cow's milk.

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would you be willing to switch to a rice milk, soy milk (if you are not intolerant to soy), or almond milk? there are some good gluten free ones out there. i use Pacific rice milk with no problems. it's gluten free and casein/dairy free. good luck

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