I love to promote and talk about products and services I love – especially those that have made my transition into a lactose free life a much easier ride. There are many products out there that I have found throughout my year long journey and I could probably talk all day about them but instead, I am going to attempt to write about each of them and why I love them to give all of you struggling with this same issue a little insight to why they might be a good fit for you.
Number one on my list is a special product. It is not a product for young kids – it is one for lactose intolerant adults. Although I never been a tea person really, being lactose intolerant has turned me into a total tea lover! I am so sensitive to dairy that even the smallest amount affects me. So sensitive that even after taking 4….(yes, 4!) Lactaid pills, I sometimes still have issues with digestion and/or feel like I might vomit. Not pleasant….at all.
After many months of struggling to find a good balance and remove dairy from my life, I realized it is next to impossible to remove all dairy all the time. So, what to do? I was tired of feeling uncomfortable all the time or sick. I considered a cleanse…but why? As soon as I accidentally ate something with dairy again I would most likely be back to feeling ill. I needed something that I could do/take AFTER I consumed this poison that would help me to feel better and give me some relief. Any lactose intolerant person knows the feeling. It’s the worst feeling when you realize you have eaten something that is going to cause you to be sick for the next 2-3 days.
So, I started searching for ways to relieve some of the symptoms after eating dairy. I searched the internet for ideas of what to try and most frequently people suggested peppermint, ginger, or chamomile teas. I tried each one and to my surprise, they were actually not overpowering tasting at all! They definitely seemed to help relieve some of my symptoms and calm my stomach, but they didn’t work as well as I liked so I continued to search. That’s when I came across Traditional Medicinals’ Eater’s Digest Tea. This specific tea contained ginger AND peppermint, plus other herbs. I mean, the box even says it’s for digestion…so I figured, why not.
The directions say to drink the tea 2-3 times a day after meals or when experiencing digestive discomfort. So, I gave it a try. The tea is yummy, so I had no problem drinking it this many times per day. I think I went through my first box of tea in a little less than a week! The results were amazing. No more bloating or feeling like I was gonna vomit. Always a positive. I remember even telling my friend at work, “Wow, this what be what normal people feel like.” I felt great! Then, I started to notice a nice little side effect of drinking so much of their tea – I was less sensitive to dairy products. Double score! Depending on how much of the tea I drank throughout the week, I found my Lactaid pills were more effective and I could actually eat small amounts of dairy (we’re talkin’ a small bite of cheese cake here) without any side effects.
I realize not everyone who is lactose intolerant is as sensitive as I am, but for me it is such a life saver. It’s not a cure by any means, but it sure is nice to get some relief from the side effects from eating dairy products!
Now-a-days, I like to savor a cup of this tea before bed. I still drink at least one other cup during the day when I’m at work, and always after I eat a dairy filled meal (YAY PIZZA!). It’s nice to know I have tea on my side when all else fails! So, if you are in the same boat as I am, give this product a try and see if it helps you too. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! It always makes me happy to know I have helped someone.
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Although Traditional Medicinals sent me some of their product in exchange for a review on my blog, the beliefs written above are all my own and are based on my personal experience with their product. I only blog about products and services I actually use and love <3 <3 <3.
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