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.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Lactose Intolerance and Diarrhea Revisited

I received an email with a straightforward question that I may never have answered as compactly.

Steve, I am wondering if a person who gets diarrhea from being lactose intolerant would get diarrhea from other foods more readily than if you weren't LI?

So here's the short answer.
No, there is no connection between LI and other diarrhea-causing problems.

However, some diseases, like irritable bowel syndrome, may be triggered by milk and also by other foods. That's a different mechanism than LI, however.

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