Because of spam, I personally moderate all comments left on my blog. However, because of health issues, I will not be able to do so in the future.

If you have a personal question about LI or any related topic you can send me an email at I will try to respond.

Otherwise, this blog is now a legacy site, meaning that I am not updating it any longer. The basic information about LI is still sound. However, product information and weblinks may be out of date.

In addition, my old website, Planet Lactose, has been taken down because of the age of the information. Unfortunately, that means links to the site on this blog will no longer work.

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Another Helping of Goat Cheesy Ignorance

The folks at Montchevré Handcrafted Goat Cheese may make tasty cheese, but I'll never know because their science comes from the bottom of a dunghill.

Strong words? Well, read this and listen to your stomach curdle:

Q. Why is a lactose intolerant person able to have goat cheese products?

A. Most lactose intolerants who can't have cow's milk will be able to digest goat's milk and goat's milk products.

The fat particles in goat's milk are 1/3 the size of the fat particles in cow's milk, and in fact similar in size to those in mother's milk. Goat's milk products are said to be "naturally homogenized" and therefore easier to digest for lactose intolerants.

Lactose is sugar. It does not matter what package the lactose comes in. Homogenized, non-homogenized; fat-laden, fat-free; cow's milk cheese, goat's milk cheese. It doesn't matter. All lactose is identical. Your body treats it identically.

Your mind is a different creature. Treat it well. Don't fall for this self-serving ignorance.

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