By: Terry Graedon February 20, 2017 5 Comments
    Finding Out How to Enjoy Dairy Products Without …

    Have you ever had digestive problems after enjoying a milkshake or an ice cream sundae? Millions of Americans can't readily digest milk sugar. They would welcome help in consuming dairy products witho…

    By: Terry Graedon November 16, 2015 4 Comments
    Does Your Drug Contain Lactose?

    Don't let the cure be worse than the disease! That's sage advice, but it can be tough to follow if you can't tolerate something in a medications that you need. Many people need to avoid certain colori…

    By: Joe Graedon March 6, 2014 9 Comments
    Is Your Healthy Diet Turning You Into A Social O…

    Diet and fitness experts are creating a class of healthy outcasts--people you wouldn't want to mingle with after meals. Their enthusiasm for grains, beans, fruits and vegetables is commendable, but fr…

    By: Terry Graedon September 30, 2013 6 Comments
    How to Enjoy Yogurt Despite Lactose Intolerance

    Q. Actually this is not a question but an answer. On your radio show a caller with lactose intolerance asked about eating yogurt. I am also lactose intolerant and have come up with a very good solutio…

    By: Joe Graedon November 12, 2012 3 Comments
    Learning About Lactose in Pills

    Q. I am extremely sensitive to lactose (milk sugar). My insurance company wants me to switch from Lipitor (which I take with a Lactaid pill) to a generic version, but the generic manufacturer refuses …

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2012 7 Comments
    Lactose in Pills Caused Distress

    Q. I have had stomach pain and diarrhea for years, but over the last few months it reached a crisis. The pain was so bad I couldn't get comfortable sitting or even lying down. My stomach swelled up li…

    By: Joe Graedon August 16, 2012 21 Comments
    Embarrassing Gas Is Ruining Life

    Q. For the past few years I have had the most disgusting problem with gas. I work in an office and this problem is extremely embarrassing. I don't even go to church any more because I never know when …

    By: Terry Graedon May 16, 2011 86 Comments
    Solving the Puzzle of Bad Breath

    Q. I have a problem with terrible bad breath after eating anything with dairy in it, and also anything with sugar. I have had this problem since my early twenties and am now in my sixties. My husband …

    By: Terry Graedon February 28, 2011 15 Comments
    Can Milk Cause Bad Breath?

    Q. I have seen some questions in your column regarding bad breath. I'd like to share my personal experience. I used to have bad breath and had seen my dentist and my doctor about it, but found no solu…

    By: Terry Graedon February 10, 2010 11 Comments
    Looking for Cause of Gas

    Q. I have been troubled with "sour stomach" throughout my life. Even the tiniest burp smells like sulfurous rotten eggs and can be smelled across large rooms. I also pass huge amounts of foul-smelling…

    By: Terry Graedon January 6, 2010 21 Comments
    Strengthening Bones without Upsetting Stomach

    Q. I am 62 years old and just had my second bone density test. I was told I have osteopenia and should take Boniva. I have been lactose intolerant for many years. Consuming milk gives me smelly gas, u…

    By: Joe Graedon April 1, 2009 4 Comments
    Milk Sugar Was Source of Digestive Upset

    Q. You've heard from a lot of people with bad indigestion. I used to be one of them. One day quite by accident I forgot to buy milk. To my surprise the next day the indigestion disappeared. Since I ha…

    By: Joe Graedon March 4, 2008 4 Comments
    Probiotics For Flatulence

    Q. I have found that Activia yogurt is excellent for stopping flatus. One small carton a day stopped most of the problem. Two other friends tried it and they were pleased with the results too. A. Acti…