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 However, product information and weblinks may be out of date.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.

For quick offline reference, you can purchase Planet Lactose: The Best of the Blog as an ebook on or 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.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Why Does Milk Bother Me?

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Which almost makes for a full blog post all by itself.

They have pages on many, many diseases, illnesses, and conditions, including a good page on lactose intolerance.

If you have kids suffering from LI and wonder how exactly to explain it to them, though, they have a better page aimed especially at children. Why Does Milk Bother Me? explains it all in simple language, and has cartoons to ease the eye down the page.

It's not as full an explanation as the adult one, of course, but it should help get the basics across to a youngster.

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