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Lactose Intolerance: It Did My Body Good!

Lactose Intoleranceby Sean Croxton

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Milk and I have never been friends. Pasteurized milk, that is.

Even the tiniest glass of the white stuff is certain to give me a case of the bubble guts.

Caution: Highly Flammable

Growing up in a predominantly White community, I was intrigued by what pleasure my friends took in downing multiple cartons of the chocolate cow juice with no ill effects. I was perplexed and confused by milk’s inherent bias toward those with lighter skin; doing their bodies good while making mine feel so bad. Who knew a beverage could be so discriminative?

It just wasn’t fair. I wanted a milk moustache, too! I wanted strong bones and teeth. Just because my skin was darker didn’t mean that I needed less calcium than they did!

On occasion, I would just grit my teeth and bear it. But with each spiteful glass of dairy, the outcome never changed. I was doomed. Milk had failed me.