A Lactose intolerance is when a person cannot drink milk or eat foods that contain milk products. Usually it is not the milk itself but the the milk proteins (lactose) that cause the allergy.
It is the lactose in the milk that the body’s digestive system cannot process and causes the body to become ill when it cannot digest it. Before it was discovered that children and adults had an intolerance to lactose products many just had to suffer or do without any kind of milk or milk substitutes at all.
If you are a vegetarian and you discover that you have a lactose intolerance you will need to follow a vegetarian lactose free diet.
With the many studies and results of the studies about lactose intolerance; there are many different kinds of milk products that can replace milk and milk products without causing the reaction like cow milk did in the past.
Lactose allergies are no longer a stressful thing and lactose intolerance or allergies do not have to be painful or cause illness any longer. There are plenty of lactose free recipes and dishes for people who suffer with this condition.
You can find many vegetarian lactose free diet recipes and allergy free cookbooks right here on the internet if you search for them.