Tag: lactose intolerant

Strategies for Managing Lactose Intolerance

Strategies for Managing Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is a type of natural sugar in milk. During digestion, lactose is normally broken down by lactase, an enzyme that is produced in the small intestine. However, some people are deficient in lactase, so they have difficulty digesting lactose, a condition referred to as “lactose intolerance,” or LI. LI

Diabetes Diet: What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat

Diabetes Diet: What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat

What can diabetics eat? That’s a natural question that people with diabetes may ask their doctors. With so many choices available to you, it’s only natural to wonder about which foods to avoid with diabetes. But a diabetes diet isn’t only about which, if any, types of foods are off

Diarrhea Diet Defense

Diarrhea is not a topic of choice at the dinner table. Nonetheless, it is a common condition that affects many people. An estimated 179 million acute cases occur each year, and five percent of the U.S. population suffers from chronic diarrhea. Diet may help control this condition.

Defining Diarrhea. Whether acute

Finding the Healthiest Frozen Yogurt

When frozen yogurt first appeared, it was widely considered to be a healthy alternative to ice cream. However, many frozen-yogurt products were high in saturated fat and sugar, and products that were heat-treated before freezing retained none of the healthy bacteria that convert milk into yogurt via the process of

Editor’s Note: Dietary Do’s for Strong Bones

As women age, bone loss and fracture risk accelerate, and we need to take a proactive role in protecting ourselves. One of the best ways to build and maintain bone mass is to consume adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D in our daily meals.

Aim for 1,200 milligrams (mg) of

Ask Dr. Etingin: Stopping Diarrhea; Acid Reflux

Q. Can you give me any information about what stops diarrhea, especially when you don’t know what is causing it? Are there any sure-fire cures?
A. As you suggest, what stops diarrhea often depends on what’s causing the problem. A variety of medications, including antibiotics, certain cancer drugs, and antacids with

The Scoop on Coffee Creamers

If you’re counting calories and watching your saturated and trans fat intake, a cup of black coffee is an excellent beverage choice. However, if you prefer coffee with cream, you have a wide range of options these days. Making coffee creamier used to mean adding a splash of milk or

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