Adilac, how it all started...
I remember that as a teenager, after drinking a glass of milk in the morning I would have to go to the bathroom very quickly, however I could eat a cheese pizza and feel fine. This was the same for a few years, some things didn’t cause any problems but others made me feel terrible. So, it was difficult to find out what the problem was. After having appointments with many doctors, one day, a good doctor, faced with my own suspicions, decided to do the hydrogen test… And bingo! Once I had the diagnosis, I fearfully asked the doctor: now what? All that he said was that from that day on, I should avoid dairy, but he didn’t give me any other advice.
The year was 1999, and with this panorama of such scarce information, I started to read, to research, to ask… And why not, to think about creating a website to store all of the information that I was finding, information that could help other people like myself, coming out of doctor’s offices without knowing what to do with their lives.
In 2003, I decided to formalise all of this work by creating ADILAC, Lactose Intolerance Spanish Association. It was created to comply with objectives in four main sectors: people with lactose intolerance, companies and the horeca sector, society in general and the medical sector and administration.