To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of lactose intolerance we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow lactose intolerance to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind lactose intolerance consists of three steps:
|Increased Intestinal Permeability||5%||Ruled out|
|Poor Small Intestine Health||1%||Ruled out|
Are you lactose intolerant? Symptoms usually begin 30 minutes to 2 hours after consuming milk or dairy products and can include stomach pain and rumbling, bloating, gas, diarrhea, nausea.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ No, I know for sure that I am not
→ Moderately, resolved by lactase / consuming less
→ Severe problem; I must strictly avoid dairy
One study found that of 24 milk-allergic individuals studied, half were found to be lactose intolerant.