|I have a slight problem: I'm mildly lactose intolerant. "Common symptoms include nausea, cramps, bloating, gas, and diarrhea..." I usually get about 1 or 2 of those 5. I'll keep those 1 or 2 a secret for the good of humanity.
This "disease" is funny because it has a very simple cure: Stop eating things that contain lactose. It's kind of like the solution to a hand hurting after being hit by a hammer: Don't hit the hand with a hammer. But here's my problem: I love cheese. Let me say that again. I love cheese. Love, love, love. I had a turkey and swiss sandwich for lunch today. Amazing! Pasta without Parmesan cheese? Unheard-of. Grilled cheese without cheese? Ridiculous. And it's not just cheese. I like ice cream, whole milk, and coffee creamer among other things. I'm a big fan of dairy.
Lactose intolerance would be a lot easier to deal with if it made me sick to my stomach. Oops I gave away part of the secret. Yeah so I don't get nauseous. If I did, I would always remember what happened the last time I ate dairy, and that would make me stop. But no. My symptoms aren't that big of a deal. Well, for me they're not. So the negative side-effects of eating dairy don't outweigh the positive goodness.
But I think I ate too much cheese this week, because I got another one of the 5 symptoms. And I didn't really like this symptom. It felt like there was an alien inside of me and he was pushing on the walls of my organs. So I came to the conclusion that I should probably eat less dairy; maybe only have it with one meal per day. That's fine with me. As long as it takes care of that alien. #food