lactose intolerant and yogurt

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uc_free
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   Posted 2/22/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Due to my uc I am lactose intolerant.  That said, is there any dairy-based yogurt that those of you who are LI can eat?  I love yogurt, and this soy stuff does nothing for me.  Has anyone had yogurt with success?
 
 
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BTC
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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I just posted on my thread about LF milk that I love the two new probiotic yogurts and think they have really helped me. You can not have too many probiotics. I was using Activia by Dannon but now prefer Yoplait's YoPlus.

basa0806
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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Try taking a lactaid pill before or another diary supplement
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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I do well with Brown Cow, Stonyfield Farm, or Horizon yogurt. I generally buy vanilla & eat about half a cup for dessert after lunch or dinner. It also makes a good topping for banana bread or pumpkin pie, etc. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

pb4
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   Posted 2/22/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
You can eat yogurt when your lactose intolerant because the lactose is already broken down in yogurt.

But to kill a few birds with one stone, why not try a probiotic called primadophilus reuteri made by natures way which aids with IBD symptoms, lactose intolerance, high cholesterol and for women, vaginal health.

I use it and have much success with it.

:)
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quincy
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   Posted 2/23/2008 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I actually get more stomach/gut discomfort from yogurt if I eat it daily....but not all is created equally. Maybe I haven't found one that agrees.

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


pb4
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   Posted 2/23/2008 3:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you (Q) think maybe you might have issues with casein found in dairy products including yogurt? Or is it just yogurt that gives you stomach/gut discomfort?

Kefir seems pretty popular with alot of IBDers, never tried it myself but I know alot swear by it.

:)
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Red_34
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   Posted 2/23/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I can eat yogurt with no troubles and I believe I'm severely lactose intolerant - never been tested for it though, I'm just going by my history with dairy. Just be careful if you eat yogurt that has the fruit bits in it because you might not be able to tolerate them if you're flaring.
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quincy
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   Posted 2/23/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
pb4..Could be what's IN it and haven't found one that's totally agreeable, although some are better than others. Yogurt has always given me more stomach discomfort than let's say...ice cream, believe it or not. It could be I haven't found the kind that doesn't, but it's not that important to me. I save my milk intake for coffee..lol! I haven't made my own either, so that might be something to consider.

I haven't tried kefir. I take probiotics, so don't see the need but it could be a nice treat once in a while...so might consider. I don't really want to increase milk products anyway...and the ice cream, which is pretty much once in a while worth the discomfort out by morning kind of thing, is worth it when I do.


Sherry..what kind of yogurt do you consume...or is any kind agreeable to you?

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


princesa
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   Posted 2/23/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had any luck with any yogurts - even the homemade SCD kind and even trying it with goat's milk. Could be a casein thing... I don't know. I've given up and take my probiotics in non-dairy powder or capsule form.
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pb4
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   Posted 2/23/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Bottom line Q and everyone eles as well, if you're taking your probiotics then yogurt isn't necessarily necessary...unless you're relying on other things from it like vit D, which I know is in milk but not sure about yogurt, of course there's the calcium issue as well...I myself take vit C-calcium ascorbate and probiotics so I don't think I really have to have a regular consumption of dairy beause I take supplements for it anyways...but I do enjoy my yogurt smoothies and am very glad that it doesn't cause me any upset.

:)
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Red_34
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   Posted 2/24/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh yogurt smoothies sound good right about now! :) Pb, that reminded me, I am not a dairy consumer either - never have been really. For some reason, I never liked how milk has that horrible aftertaste! I take Forvia (which has 400IU Vit D and 100mg of calcium) but hardly any other form of calcium so what is the proper dose of calcium intake?

Q, I can eat any kind of yogurt but only actually like a few kinds. Mostly from Dannon and they're the vanilla/cherry, blackberry, blueberry, or any of the other brand name specialities such as key lime pie and what not. I don't eat alot of yogurt because it's a pain in the tush to keep going out and buying since it goes so fast in my house! My kids love yogurt and devour mine like vultures lol

Sorry Tara, didn't mean to hijack your thread.......:)
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quincy
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   Posted 2/24/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherry..you didn't hijack...it's great to list (indirectly for tara) which ones that agree with you.

I'll have to try them too...lime pie..yummmmmm

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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