Could it be? Could it really be?! A couple months ago I found a pamphlet which offered a cure for lactose intolerance. Details were a bit sketchy and the product isn't exactly FDA-approved yet, but like the optimist I am it nearly brought tears to my eyes to know a product like this actually exists. Of course, before mailing in the $150 check, I did some extensive Googling to see what kind of reviews it got. I also sought the advice of a doctor friend. Neither ended up dissuading me. Most reviewers thought the product worked for them more or less, and the doc said that it's definitely possible to reintroduce lactobacillus (which is what breaks down lactose) into your system, though it might not remain there forever.
So here I go. I've been lactose intolerant for about 9 years now and believe me, consuming milk, ice cream and cheese without all the nasty side effects would be a godsend.
It's a 38-day stint where I have to take a powder every day and forgo any sort of dairy product. That's the hard part. I'm a sucker for cheese and even though it gets me gassy for hours I live through it because I love it too much.
I'm about 5 days into it and so far, well, I'm hanging in. (Check out my diary here.) On the 35th day, I get to drink a glass of milk. Ooh~ how exciting. I don't remember the last time I did that. I'll report back on this 'lil experiment, but for the next month or so don't count on me filing away any pizza reviews.... or gelato... or creamy pasta. ~Sigh~
Check out my one-year update here!