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  • Are you for or against dairy consumption?

    I'm mainly talking about raw fermented cheese and greek yogurt

  • #2
    It works for me. Goat's and sheep's.

    Dairy is an even vaguer term than carbs.
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    • #3
      Raw and fermented dairy give me no problems whatsoever. I enjoy them frequently.
      You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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      • #4
        It all depends. How do you feel when you eat it? In the beginning I cut it out for about 2 months and then added it back in a little at a time. For me i saw no down side to it. i still don't use a ton. Heavy cream in my coffee, butter in cooking, and a little cheese here and there.
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        • #5
          I'm agnostic towards it. It doesn't do anything bad to me, but I'm not a huge fan of it either.
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          • #6
            Some decisions aren't amenable to popular vote. I'm against peoples' harming themselves when they know better, and I'm for their doing whatever works for them. I eat dairy, but avoid bulk lactose, which means milk is out and cream/butter/cheese/yogurt/kefir is in. Works for me...
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            • #7
              I gave up dairy except for butter back in October 2011. I can state that my nasal congestion for whatever reason has improved, even with this early spring and tons of pollen and mold in the air. I also feel better overall. I used to mock those that said that giving up dairy improves health, but I am a believer now.

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              • #8
                I'm neither. each person has to find their own way. I do not consume it, but DS and DH have raw yogurt from our cow share.

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                • #9
                  I use butter on occasion for cooking. I put heavy whipping cream in my eggs. Cheese on occasion. Don't drink much milk as is. I never have drank it a lot, but rather infrequently, so not really giving anything up. Though I do like goats milk enough to drink it more regularly and plan to buy dairy goats when I have some property.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                    Raw and fermented dairy give me no problems whatsoever. I enjoy them frequently.
                    This.

                    Raw milk. Mmmmm (No lactose problems with raw, and I'm VERY lactose intolerant of pasteurized.)
                    10% fat smack you in the face tangy Greek yogurt. Mmmmmm.
                    Raw cream and butter.

                    I don't do much cheese just because I have to avoid salt.
                    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
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                    • #11
                      I don't enjoy Greek yogurt unless I add at least an equal quantity of berries, and then I'd rather just add heavy whipping cream instead. Stopped eating any kind of cheese a few months ago, and haven't missed it (except for its role in pizza) enough to try adding raw fermented ones.
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                      2013: 1/27 190~20%

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                      • #12
                        I did a paleo challenge at my gym and gave up all dairy except for butter/ghee for 6 weeks as part of it. I was surprised with how much fat I lost quite quickly during that time (I was already primal, so dairy was the only major change). I have had some issues with lactose intolerance, so I think I may have had a lesser reaction going on to full-fat dairy (HWC, cheeses, Greek yogurt) than I do to milk and so didn't overtly feel the effects. I don't know how I would be on raw dairy--I can only get raw milk cheese here.

                        I've simply accepted that *for me* it's probably best to keep dairy to an occasional indulgence rather than eating it regularly. However, I am agnostic about it for other people. It's something to experiment with if you're having problems, but if it works for you to keep it in, then awesome (and I'm sort of jealous because I miss my daily yogurt).
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                        • #13
                          Definitely an individual choice.

                          For me - cheese, cream, butter and greek yogurt are fine. Milk is not (makes me fat and cravy), though I admit that I don't have (legal) access to raw dairy. When I visit my mom, I'll probably try some.
                          Durp.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
                            Definitely an individual choice.

                            For me - cheese, cream, butter and greek yogurt are fine. Milk is not (makes me fat and cravy), though I admit that I don't have (legal) access to raw dairy. When I visit my mom, I'll probably try some.
                            Agree totally. Milk always made me feel bloated & nauseous. I found the most divine tasting greek yoghurt here in Oz flavoured with vanilla bean (for those in Oz, Black Swan brand from Coles) - I have 2-3 teaspoons each morning & my tum feels much happier.
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                            • #15
                              kerrygold
                              kefir (goat's milk is my favorite, but pricey)
                              ghee (for roasting vegs)

                              no milk

                              i like cheese and greek yogurt but rarely buy them

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