Last Modified on Jun 20, 2014
Natural treatment for Lactose Intolerance can offer simple and effective ways to soothe symptoms and improve digestion. Home remedies such as raw apple cider vinegar can pH balance the body, while fermented products like kimchi strengthen the digestive system.
What is Lactose Intolerance?
A fairly common condition, lactose intolerance refers to a disorder in which an individual is unable to fully digest the milk sugar, known as lactose, in dairy products. While not typically a dangerous condition, lactose intolerance is often uncomfortable. Most individuals are capable of managing symptoms with diet.
Lactose intolerance symptoms and signs often begin within 30 minutes to two hours of consumption of foods or drinks that contain lactose. While severity of lactose intolerance symptoms typically depends on the amount of lactose consumed, common symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps or spasms, stomach bloating and flatulence.
Home Remedies for Lactose Intolerance
Most individuals are able to manage the condition with home remedies for lactose intolerance as well as knowledgeable diet choices. Apple cider vinegar helps balance the body and can eradicate lactose intolerance. Additionally, coconut oil and fermented products like kimchi and sauerkraut have good bacteria in them that regulate the digestive system. Raw milk and probiotics are another option that balance the digestive system and may assist in regulating lactose intolerance. Simple avoidance of dairy products also offers relief from symptoms and prevents flares associated with lactose intolerance.
[YEA] My husband has COMPLETELY gotten rid of his severe lactose intolerance by using one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in his morning water every morning. He also adds a heaping 1/8th tsp baking soda to the ACV, then adds water. But I'm sure it's the ACV that has done the trick. He now eats ice cream and milk products with NO side effects. It's like a miracle. Note that you will need to be diligent with doing this, and give it several weeks before noticing any positive results.