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Proverbs3:5 09-11-2006 07:51 PM

Lactose-free milk vs. taking Lactaid with milk
[COLOR="Navy"][FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="4"]I just found out that the way they make lactose-free milk is by simply adding the same properties that are in Lactaid pills. So now I am wondering, should I save my $$ and just buy regular milk and take a lactaid pill with it? I mean, if all it is is milk fortified with the same stuff then why spend the extra $2? OR is there a special process that they apply that makes it more effective than taking a pill with reg milk? [/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

Harry 09-11-2006 11:55 PM

Re: Lactose-free milk vs. taking Lactaid with milk
Since you brought this subject up, here is something to think about!!

Milk is made to feed baby cows(calfs) and is only good for human use in the fermented forms -- like Yogurt and Kefir. These contain no lactose-- milk sugar that many people find difficult to digest.

Also, our bone stucture is very much different from the large bones of cows--- our digestion is also very much different!

There is no other mammals on earth that feeds on the milk of others mammals except us humans.

Well I know you are thinking -- How should I get the calcium needed daily to build and re-build bones a living part of our bodies??

Other FOODS that contain more readily usable calcium.

rheanna 09-12-2006 01:48 AM

Re: Lactose-free milk vs. taking Lactaid with milk

Sorry I don't have an answer for you -- I hope that someone chimes in here with some knowledge of Lactose-free milk vs. taking Lactaid with milk. It may be that the manufacturers are making the more expensive milk because some people like convenience, and don't want to have to remember to take a pill everytime they pour milk on their cereal.

But I couldn't let Harry's comment pass.

Come on, Harry -- you're saying we shouldn't drink milk because it's intended for baby cows? Could you please tell me exactly what foods ARE intended for human consumption? The ONLY one that I can think of is human milk. Period. And the only way that human females can produce this milk is to eat OTHER FOODS -- and not just drink each other's milk.

Seeds and nuts are produced as "starters" for making new plants. Not for human food, yet we eat them. Roots are intended as food for growing plants, not as food for humans. Yet we eat them. Leaves are made to process sunlight and exchange gases so that plants can live. They are not intended as food for humans. Yet we eat them. Eggs are pre-birds. They are not created so that we can eat them. Yet we do. Meat is the muscle of animals. These muscles are not grown on the animal to provide food for humans. Yet we eat these muscles.

LOTS of parts of plants and animals have been a part of the human diet for thousands of years -- including milk!!!. People who have difficulties digesting specific plants or animals can choose not to eat them. The key here is CHOICE. Milk is a fine food for lots of people, and not so fine for others.

"There is no other mammals on earth that feeds on the milk of others mammals except us humans." -- There are no other mammals on earth (to my knowledge) that cook their food. Should we therefore stop cooking our food? Just because humans are the only ones who do something is not in itself reason enough to stop doing it. Also, there ARE documented cases of lactating animals feeding the young of other species. It doesn't happen often, but it's not unheard of.

There are lots of ways to get calcium in the diet, including sardines and certain plants, but to declare that milk is a poor source of calcium for EVERYBODY is silly.

My two cents.


Proverbs3:5 09-12-2006 11:14 AM

Re: Lactose-free milk vs. taking Lactaid with milk

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Navy"]That was more than two cents worth! Thanks for your soapbox speech Rheanna.
I have heard almost the same message that Harry gave from a friend and I did give into it for the most part and for the lactose-intolerance issues. I have started eating milk cheeses and other products after giving them up for a few months this year but have cut way back. I do believe Americans eat way too many milk products and this is a culprit in the obesity and diabetes epidemic. I have heard that excess milk coats the intestines thereby making them less effective. Makes sense to me. I have been able to keep my weight off and build muscle mass easier than when I drank about a gallon of milk a week with a careful diet. Now I eat normal and don't have the weight issue. I look really good for a 45 year old--better than I did in my 20's and 30's![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

Harry 09-14-2006 09:23 PM

Re: Lactose-free milk vs. taking Lactaid with milk
Proverbs 3:5,
Your points are good and well made!!

Of course taking lactaid is as good as the lactose reduced milk-- to digest lactose-- as you know we function on glucose.

Also you may know the way milk is processed these days it really has a long shelf life without refrigeration. It is the most allergic food in this country. And, causes all sorts of well documented problems.

Cow's milk because of the ultapasturization process eliminates all the microorganisms that cause spoilage and that are needed for digestion. Dozens of enzymes destroyed and w/o it is difficult to absorbs what is would be present in raw whole milk.
The pancreas is not always able to produce these enzymes in many people-- and this overstressing can lead to all sorts of diseases.
I really think a gallon a week was too much--

AS cows milk is currently processed -- it is not a health building food but you already know that.

God Bless~~~Harry

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