Know the Difference: Milk Allergy vs. Dairy Allergy vs. Lactose Intolerance

Sorry ice cream gives you the shitz, but it’s not gonna kill you so don’t you dare call your lactose intolerance a milk allergy.  It makes people outside the “allergy world” think that an allergy to milk is no big deal because all it does is make you crampy, gassy, and poopy.  Wrong.  It can kill!  So stfu about your lame intolerance.


Milk allergy should not be confused with lactose intolerance. Milk allergy is a food allergy, which is an overreaction of the immune system to a specific food protein. When the food protein is ingested, it can trigger an allergic reaction that may include a range of symptoms from mild symptoms (rashes, hives, itching, swelling, etc.) to severe symptoms (trouble breathing, wheezing, loss of consciousness, etc.). Reactions to milk can be severe and life-threatening (read more about anaphylaxis).

Milk allergy is sometimes referred to as dairy allergy, but this term should be used with caution. Dairy is a category of products that contain cow’s milk. Since this is a product category – not a single ingredient (such as milk) – it is not listed in ingredient statements on processed foods. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act requires that products containing milk list it as an ingredient, and…

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OUTLANDER Season 1 Part 1 Top 30 Highlights

OMG Candida nails this. Some parts almost brought tears to my eyes.

Candida's Musings

With the Outlander mid-season slump upon us, I thought I’d take the time to slow down and look back over the highlights and surprises of the first 8 episodes. This is by no means a substitute for the postmortem I’m planning. But that requires much more time to collect my thoughts, and perhaps the thoughts of others, to compose a thorough and hopefully entertaining examination.

Executive Producer Ron Moore‘s adaptation of Diana Gabaldon‘s epic novel has certainly taken us on a roller coaster ride. Even knowing, for the most part, what happens in the story has not dissipated the suspenseful, dramatic or exciting experience of watching characters we love come to life. Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, Gary LewisLotte Verbeek, Duncan Lacroix and the rest of the cast have brought a flesh and bone depth to their characters surpassing…

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