I am NOT Lactose Intolerant by any means. My milk digesting ability was infused in my European DNA some few millennia down it's origin chain and it has never suffered so much as a pause since then. As a child I was a huge milk lover and even well into my 20's I remember craving it at least once a day but something kinda changed in the 1990's. I started developing a mild reaction to Ice Cream and especially Milk Shakes or Malts.
This was a bit distressing to me and at the time I accepted the explanation of many so called experts who explained that lactose intolerance can build up and shows it's ugly face as one ages.
As time went on though certain things began to totally NOT make sense to me about this however.
For one thing my Grandfather would not touch milk of any kind unless it was straight from the cow. By that I mean none of this sissy Homogenized/pasteurized stuff, he had to skim the cream off the top or he wouldn't drink it. My father was the same way when I was young but when my Grandfather passed on waaay back when the family kinda lost our illegal milk connections. I haven't seen my Dad drink milk since but here about 15 years ago or so I ran into the guy who was the son of the guy who used to be my Grandpa's milk pusher and I managed to score some non treated straight milk.
By non-Treated I really don't know what is done to it at the source these days. I have never any closer to a dairy operation than watching my neighbor call in his cows years ago. This guy sold me the closest thing to straight milk that could be had back then, it may not be the same you can get now though for all I know.
Anyway I was curious and not only did I drink that milk (and Cream) I had someone make me some ice cream with it and guess what..... Not so much as a burp for a reaction. Yet if I so much as take a drink/bite from any store bought ice cream or milk shake I will be suffering from the so called lactose intolerant side effects before a full day is out.
Of course these days lactose intolerant diary products are almost impossible to stay away from. I have been forced to partake of them occasionally over the last few years and lo and behold the so called lactose intolerant items actually make me react worse the more intolerant they supposedly are.
Yet I can consume straight milk with the cream still floating on the top without so much as a hiccup?
I have to be very picky about dairy these days but my experience and bit of research into the topic is proving to me it is not the dairy but something that is being done to the dairy products these days. I have written down and researched ingredients, searched for hours for some hint but the entire thing seems to be a hidden agenda the more I look. I can find all kinds of articles and facts about Lactose Intolerance but nothing about why or how these anti-Lactose ingredients or methods will effect those who generally have no issue with Lactose.
Seems very strange to me.
Also it stands to reason that I once again have to deny myself yet something else that is changed for the greater good of a diverse population. As usual the diversity never seems to include me in it's definition.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!
And Hoard Milk :)