What can I eat with acid reflux, IBS, lactose intolerance, and diverticulosis?

I am a 58-year-old female who is a bit of a challenge, I have been diagnosed with acid reflux, IBS, lactose intolerant, and diverticulosis (the less severe one). What can I eat, NOT what I cannot eat? Any suggestions? My life is miserable. One thing or another causes problems. Your help would be appreciated! First...

As a registered dietitian in Canada, I have concern about people questions regarding milk products for those who are lactose intolerant.

I have just been to your website. As a registered dietitian in Canada, I was interested in your Q & A site. I have a concern about people's questions regarding milk products for those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk. Those who are allergic to milk, are usually allergic to the protein, often...

I heard that it’s important to buy milk in opaque cartons because vitamins can leak with exposure to light.

I searched your Web site for info on this topic, but couldn't find any. I have heard before that it's important to buy milk in opaque cartons because vitamins can "leak" with exposure to light. But now I would like to buy my milk in the new, recyclable glass bottles my grocery store is...

Is horse milk suitable for people who have lactose intolerance?

I need information about horse milk. Is this type of milk suitable for people who have lactose intolerance? Is there a market for this type of product in the USA or anywhere in the world. If you know about any producers in USA marketing horse milk I would appreciate if you could inform me. I...

Recently we’ve considered buying a cow for milk. Isn’t the milk straight from the cow safe?

Our family is trying to get down to eating only natural foods. We've even bought live chickens, pigs and a steer. Recently, we've considered buying a cow for milk. Isn't the milk straight from the cow safe? Milk straight from the cow is called raw milk, which is a carrier of several serious diseases....

I am searching for clarification on butter oil.

I am searching for a clarification on "butter oil". It is listed as an ingredient on my bag of chocolate chips and I have not been able to get an answer as to whether butter oil is lactose-free. Do you know or can you point me in a direction for clarification? My son is...

I have an 8-year-old who is unable to eat dairy products and taking TUMS daily at his doctor’s recommendation for calcium.

I have an 8-year-old son who is unable to eat dairy products, due to GI (gastrointestinal) problems. He has been taking at his Dr.'s recommendation, TUMS daily for calcium replacement. Recently, we have found a soy-based drink that he enjoys. The box that the drink comes in states that 8 ounces of the drink...

A veterinarian told me that the milk from Fulani cattle in Africa will be more tolerated by people drinking it. Is this true?

I recently traveled to Burkina and Mali researching for a documentary film about Fulani cattle breeders. A Fulani veterinarian told me that depending on the blood group of the cow, its milk will be more or less well tolerated by the people drinking it. 0-type cows would give milk suited to everybody. Do you...

My doctor told me to follow a low salt diet. What about milk?

Skim milk has more salt than whole or 2% milk. My doctor told me to follow a low salt diet. I like skim milk and need to lose some weight. Should I cut out milk completely? Skim milk contains 7 milligrams more sodium than whole or 2% milk which is not a significant difference. What...

I would like to give my son’s daycare a complete list of foods that he can eat without having to take his Lactaid pills.

I have seen the doctor in regards to this, but there was no "real" advice given to help me help my son's daycare! That is my real main concern. Fortunately, my son does take his Lactaid pills, but I would like to be able to give his daycare a complete list of foods that...