for me, its not the lactose that is the problem. for me, i have a food sensitivity to dairy (as determined by blood work), the casein (protein) in the dairy for sure, and maybe other components.....nothing to do with lactose intolerance. the theory is "inflammation in the gut", specifically the illeum (as determined by colonoscopy) and lack of lactobacilli (as determined by stool sample testing) leads to "leaky gut" leads to food antigens crossing the intestinal blood barrier. and the food antigens that my body responds to by producing antigens toward and supposedly inflammation is dairy and eggs. so i avoid both.
not sure how long it will take to notice an effect. on the other hand, it can be tricky. as the response to these "allergens" is not necessarily immediate. so i didn't even realize i had these food sensitivities until i had the blood work done.
combining this diet and probiotics, hoping to fix this problem.
Humira (no more methylpred or Aleve?)
vits C, D. probiotics. fish oil. CoQ, Mg, Ca
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs