May 17, 2013 12:31 ET

The Truth About Dairy Sensitivity and Lactose Intolerance

RUTLAND, MA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2013) - It's the simple things that make life sweet; A cold, creamy scoop of your favorite ice cream, a Saturday morning bowl of cereal. Everyone deserves to fully enjoy the dairy they love without consequences. But for the estimated 30 million Americans who suffer from dairy sensitivity due to lactose, they may be avoiding dairy products and missing out on the 9 essential nutrients milk provides including calcium, protein and vitamins A and D.

Celebrity Chef and LACTAID® Brand Spokesperson Melissa d'Arabian and nutrition expert Dr. Lana Balvin Frantzen got together to discuss how to determine if you may be sensitive to dairy and lactose intolerant, and offered delicious recipe suggestions the whole family can enjoy.

Lactose intolerance is a condition that affects individuals who are unable to digest the lactose in milk and milk products, resulting in digestive distress. Many lactose intolerant and dairy sensitive people avoid dairy products and are unaware of the consequences of not including it in their diet.

Melissa offered some great recipe ideas featuring LACTAID® products, and Dr. Frantzen introduced the LACTAID® Dairy Sensitivity Test, a free online test that can help you determine if you are lactose intolerant or your level of dairy sensitivity. The Dairy Sensitivity Test, recipe ideas and other helpful information can be found at 

For more information, please visit or take the free Dairy Sensitivity Test and find out great recipe ideas go to

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