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Has anyone ever eaten goat milk products, cheese in particular? A lot of people say it's easier to digest. Now that I've found a great beef substitute I can handle it would be nice to find something closer to cheese than tofu and veggie slices (YUCK!) The Kraft CrackerBarrel Cheese isn't good for me either even though it's lactose free.
 

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Hi Lawstudent:I've never tried it, although a coworker of mine uses it a lot and says it's delicious. I'll ask him Monday how he uses it.
Jean------------------"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." Babe Ruth. And I'm also Praying with Bettie for a cure for this NASTY IBS! Jean
 

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Lactose intolerance is apparently a condition of misperception, so it is conceviable to me that some might think goat's milk is easier to digest. However, science says they should be the same.
 
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Hi there!
If you ever decide to go WAY out on a limb...I have suggestions for you. I am a li (happily pronounced "lee"- sounds better than "lactose intolerant"...I feel like I am narrow-minded or something) and I very much enjoy CERTAIN BRAND NAMES of soy-based products (stay with me here). The "Silk" brand of soymilk is really good. Especially the chocolate- I promise you. The "Soya" brand cheese (okay, okay, it's not really cheese, but...) is really good, too, and it tastes EXACTLY like regular cheese. The soy yogurt stinks, I feel, but the soy ice cream...brand name...uh..."Tofuti" I think is REALLY GOOD. Try these things, really, and I think you'll be in for a pleasant surprise.
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Hi Poor:I drink the soy milk and I agree, it's delicious. The yogurt is really, really bad. I took one spoon and threw it out. I haven't tried the ice cream yet, but I will.
Jean------------------"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." Babe Ruth. And I'm also Praying with Bettie for a cure for this NASTY IBS! Jean
 

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LawStudent - hi. Never tried these, sorry. But, I am lactose intolerant and do quite well using Lactaid. Then I'm able to have milk products with no problems. This doesn't work for you?
 

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Hi,I have been told people with IBS are often allergic to the protein in milk, as opposed to being lactose intolerant. I have cut out all milk products, and am greatly improved. I drink "Rice Dream" products as I do not care for soy. It's available in grocery stores (ask where) and health food stores. Ice Cream is available too.
 

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Interesting thing to note about that website is that there hasn't been any update of the research pages in recent years. I wonder if it has anything to do with that research debunking the common beliefs about lactose intolerance.
 

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Flux, this time it's you to say something which is absolutely INCORRCT!Lactose intolerance is a lack of an enzyme called lactasys which is the responsible for the fragmentation of the sugar lactose.So it's not a matter of perception, it's a physical matter of not producing such enzyme so that it's impossible to digest milk and diary products.
 

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Some things never change. I thought that the midnight cowboy had started to change, but I see not. Flux, perhaps you can explain this:3 day old infant, on milk based formula, symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, painful abdomen and gas, dehydration, malnutrition. Diagnosis: Lactose intolerance, prescription: Soy formula6 day old infant, gaining weight, no longer crying in pain, no Diarrhea, no vomiting, no unusual gas. Is that infant "perceiving" those symptoms, and does he/she sneak out of the bassinet and read the label on the new formula can, see that is is soy, and SHOULD not cause upsets, and therefore no longer "perceives" the problems?????You are full of baloney! grow up flux!------------------Praying for a cure for this NASTY IBS!
 
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I do firmly BELIEVE that I am lactose intolerant, however if anyone would like to prove otherwise, he or she will please feel free to stand directly behind me after I drink a glass of milk.
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I drink lactose-free milk and I love it! I try to have at least 2 glasses per day. If you can find it, I heartily recommend it - especially for the women - calcium is absorbed into your bones better from food sources (or so they say). You can even get it in fat-free, and it tastes better than regular fat-free milk.------------------Fear can hold you prisoner.......hope can set you free.Missycat
 

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LI in Western adults is matter of BELIEF, not about lack of an enzyme. The evidence for this has been growing over the last few years enough that I think we can safely draw this conclusion.Infants have not been tested for LI. However, it makes sense that they would have symptoms since they are after all infants and their colons have had not had a chance to adapt to the osmotic load of the lactose.
 

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Hi Poor Digester:I think I'll challange anyone to that test anyday also -- right after I drink milk?
Jean------------------"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." Babe Ruth. And I'm also Praying with Bettie for a cure for this NASTY IBS! Jean
 
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PoorDigester:Where did you buy the Soy cheese; I've had both rice milk and soy milk - don't like the taste of either but it's okay to cook with. I'm only looking for cheese substitutes w/o tofu. Asked my mom the science teacher about goat cheese and she suggested I not try it since it's probably similar to cow cheese. I prefer this string to be about my topic and not whether LI exists. I don't know why he keeps saying that when I told him before I took the LI test and the results indicated I was severely lactose intolerant. I suggest everyone ignore him.
 
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