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Enzyme pills?

I just found out that people who has an intolerance to lactose can take lactase pills if they want to consume dairy. I was wondering if there is anything like this for gluten? Or onions and garlic? The fodmap diet has worked for me and I believe onion, garlic and wheat/gluten are the main culprits so a pill like this would make eating out so much easier as nearly all foods contain one of the above.

Also, is it possible to not be lactose intolerant (blood test was fine) but still be affected by it?

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There are products on the internet if you search - like Glutaneze and others Enzymedica do a whole range of products for people with problems to dairy, gluten, wheat, carbs etc. take a look at their site or search on Amazon. My partner had a nightmare yesterday as he took his mum out for lunch - he doesn't eat a meal at lunch time as such usual coffee and cake as likes his main meal at night - place he went didn't do gluten free (he's just been diagnosed as celiac) so ended up with a plate of disgusting chips that he ate a few but left the rest. By the time he got home he felt quite ill - dizzy and weak due to lack of food (he's a sugar burner so needs to have enough to keep him going) and he said he was starving - thank goodness Bounty Bars are acceptable for celiacs and he had a couple of free from biscuits. I don't care how small a restaurant or café is the number of people that have gluten problems that are on the rise - should have at least a couple of biscuits or cakes they can have.


I had food intolerance tests some years back and was given enzymes. After a couple of days I was so ill with rushing to the loo and passing almost liquid in the end. I was too scared to carry on with them. I'd recommended a friend to have tests and exactly the same thing happened to her. As far as lactase tablets go I do take them if I have a heavy dairy item of food and I think they work ok. I still have cow's milk in tea and coffee and seem to be able to tolerate in small amounts. However, I have almond milk on cereal and in porridge which I think is nicer. My very best move was to substitute onions for spring onions starting with just the green part. I've been doing this for a while now and find I can eat the white part too now in cooking. Garlic oil is a great substitute for whole or chopped garlic and both give plenty of flavour. Even my partner can't tell the difference. If I'm out I'm careful about what I order which is a pain but if I've eaten anything marginally suspect I just take half or one Imodium as a precaution.


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