Dairy Free v Lactose free diet

Kaymar19 Member Posts: 2
edited 5. Oct 2019, 18:19 in Living with arthritis
It is advised that athritis sufferers avoid milk. Is this to avoid lactose or all milk contents. Can goats and ewe milk be use instead?


  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Kaymar19
    Welcome to the forum,you don't say what type of Arthritis you suffer from,it would be good if you could tell us as the advice would be easier to give for all our forum users otherwise you sound like an advert for Lactose free diet and that is not allowed on this forum.
    Hope all goes well Christine
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Who on earth advised that? What are their qualifications? Which type of arthritis were they referring to? There are lots of charlatans about. Eat a sensible, Mediterranean type diet. It won't cure any type of arthritis but will make it easier to live with.
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    Steven Wright
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,636
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    If wherever you have found that information does not answer those questions then I would suggest that the advice is doubtful.
    This covers the issue quite well
  • Parlicoot
    Parlicoot Member Posts: 61
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    From Daffy's link: "Despite conflicting information, the research paints a positive picture for milk-based products overall. A 2017 review of 52 clinical studies, published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, concluded that dairy generally has anti-inflammatory effects, except in people allergic to cow’s milk."

    NB. This is a US website.

    Advice from the NHS can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/milk-and-dairy-nutrition/

    Our advice regarding Diet and arthritis can be found on our website:


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Surely any milk is for infants of the species which produces it. I have never been of the opinion that it is a beneficial food source for adult humans, I have very little dairy in my diet and have both an auto-immune and osteo arthritis. Go figure. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Jackie47
    Jackie47 Member Posts: 108
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Milk is a great source of protein and calcium and beneficial whatever your age is. Cutting it out . Why? Another fad. Obviously not if you are intolerant to it.🤷‍♀️