The difference between lactose intolerance and milk allergy
It’s important to remember that they are not the same thing. Lactose intolerance is when you can’t digest lactose, the sugar found in dairy products. You’ll often get symptoms like stomach pain, gas, and diarrhea. With a milk allergy, the symptoms affect more than just your digestive tract. A milk allergy is when your immune system thinks dairy is a foreign invader and attacks it by releasing chemicals called histamines. Symptoms can range from wheezing problems to vomiting and diarrhea.
Avoiding milk products involves more than just leaving the cheese off your sandwich. Try dairy substitutes; look for non-dairy ice cream, chocolate, cheese, and yogurt.
Coconut milk and coconut cream are dairy-free alternatives to cow’s milk and cream. They do not contain lactose, casein or whey.
With coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil you can cook and enjoy cereal for breakfast, milkshakes, sauces and desserts without suffering an allergic reaction. Coconut oil is a dairy-free excellent butter substitute.