The Lactose Intolerance Clearinghouse Has Moved.

My old website can be found at I am no longer updating the site, so there will be dead links. The static information provided by me is still sound.

For quick offline reference, you can purchase Planet Lactose: The Best of the Blog as an ebook on or or or a whole lot of other places that Smashwords is suppose to distribute the book to. Almost 100,000 words on LI, allergies, milk products, milk-free products, and the genetics of intolerance, along with large helpings of the weirdness that is the Net.

I suffer the universal malady of spam and adbots, so I moderate comments here. That may mean you'll see a long lag before I remember to check the site and approve them. Despite the gap, you'll always get your say. I read every single one, and every legitimate one gets posted.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Running Toward a Cure to Galactosemia

Galactosemia is that very rare congenital disease in which lactose is successfully digested into glucose and galactose but the galactose is never metabolized into more glucose. Instead it remains in the bloodstream and can eventually cause liver failure. The only remedy is to place the child on a strict lactose-free diet for life.

One such child is Sarah Southard of Wichita Falls, TX, whose parents have started an annual fundraiser toward research called Sarah's Cure.

This year all proceeds from the Wise Tri Triathlon will go to Sarah's Cure. You can read about it in an article by Jessica Langdon in the Wichita Falls TimesRecordNews.

For more about Sarah's Cure and about galactosemia, check out Parents of Galactosemic Children, Inc. (PGC).

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