Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

How do you all do on dairy?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #61
    Cheese but not milk for me

    I've never actually liked or craved milk. When I was a kid and ate cereal, I would put just enough milk to make the cereal wet. That being said, I LOVE all cheeses, butter, and sometimes a splash of heavy cream in my coffee. Even though I still eat cheese regularly (usually cottage cheese, brie, or mascarpone) if I drink milk my stomach really hurts and gets all gurgly. I can't explain it.

    I've always wanted to try eliminating all dairy just to see what happens. Like another poster said, I don't think I would quit eating dairy altogether unless I found a really compelling reason. I would reduce my intake though.
    Last edited by miniGrokette; 07-17-2013, 07:31 PM.

    Comment


    • #62
      I did whole 30 also and found I couldn't have it again, but mainly it just showed me I always had a problem. My eczema cleared up and my constant sinus congestion. I had had it for so long I had never given it a second thought. After blood testing it showed I am almost off the charts allergic to dairy and casein.
      Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
      Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
      Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

      Comment


      • #63
        Had you never had your blood tested before, or was this a result of eliminating dairy and then reintroducing it? I don't even know if that can happen, just curious.

        Comment


        • #64
          Originally posted by miniGrokette View Post
          Had you never had your blood tested before, or was this a result of eliminating dairy and then reintroducing it? I don't even know if that can happen, just curious.
          No I had never had a food allergy test done. It was only after I had eliminated it that I saw symptoms I had since I was a child disappear. Around the same time I did the allergy test which totally confirmed the results.
          Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
          Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
          Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

          Comment


          • #65
            I love all forms of dairy. But I am trying to get rid of ongoing inflammation. I recently read that one of the "functions" of milk is to keep the gut more permeable so that infants can absorb antibodies from mothers milk through the gut.

            It seems like a stretch to me, since babies guts seal up around 6 months of age (I think) and many are still primarily taking milk at that time.

            Anyone know if that is true?
            Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

            http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

            Comment


            • #66
              Dairy made my Lymphocytic Colitis much worse, so I gave it up. Even 'may contain traces' was too much for me. Now I have got the colitis effectively cured, I find I have been able to experiment without being ill.

              But I remain scared of being tied to the bathroom again, so I can't imagine it ever being more than a very occasional treat.

              Comment


              • #67
                I seem to tolerate sheep and goats cheese and yoghurt very well, but not ordinary milk. Not even butter... I think I have a casein problem; I haven't been game to try A2 milk though. Partly because I'm not sure that I have any reason to. I would be more interested in cream I guess, if that could be found? Theres some discussion of casein on this forum if anyone is interested A2 or A1 beta casein; legitimate or marketing ploy? - PaleoHacks.com

                Comment


                • #68
                  I do better without it, but gosh I love good cheese. Once a week we get the grass-fed new zealand cheese from Trader Joe's and enjoy every amazing bite. I figure all the anti-inflammatory food and toxin avoidance makes up for it. Live in the country, have well water, I try to take it easy - so a little cheese just has to be invited sometimes, right?!

                  Dairy made my Lymphocytic Colitis much worse, so I gave it up. Even 'may contain traces' was too much for me. Now I have got the colitis effectively cured, I find I have been able to experiment without being ill.
                  Darn you and your beacon of hope! My IBS still rears its head sometimes. Maybe it IS the dairy. *kicks a rock*
                  Crohn's, doing SCD

                  Comment


                  • #69
                    I have a histamine intolerance. But man, if I could go back to any authentic Swiss cheese and some good old sheep ricotta....

                    I also sneak a lot of samples at TJ's and WF's because the pieces are small and because, well darn it, cheese is delicious.
                    My chocolatey Primal journey

                    Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

                    Comment


                    • #70
                      I personally do very fine on fermented dairy (yogurt, kefir, cheeses) and dairy fat (butter, heavy cream, etc) provided that it is raw milk based and pastured.

                      I do not so good on milk. Past one small glass, I have some bloating and become gassy. Some I am not very lactose tolerant. But I do not care at all about milk, I am a grown-up damn it!

                      Comment


                      • #71
                        To be honest, I've no idea how my body feels about dairy. I stopped eating it about 3 weeks ago, but I haven't seen any hugely dramatic changes.

                        Comment


                        • #72
                          Fermented dairy doesn't hurt me at all (non-fermented causes digestive distress), but after considering risk of cataracts, and those good old cat experiments, I decided that I will only have raw dairy products. Since in Canada it is basically hard cheese only, I will once in a while get hard cheese. A few days ago I go raw goat cheese on a farm on vacations, and I loved it. But after a few days of eating it I feel like going off dairy again - without the access to yogurt or milk to make kefir and quark, there are simply no dairy products that are all that appealing. I don't like butter, milk, cream and even yogurt not so much. Kefir and quark, yep, I love that... but no source. Hard cheese I love once in a while, but don't like at all most of the time....
                          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

                          Comment


                          • #73
                            Since this thread has resurfaced I figured I'll give an update. I've pretty much concluded that dairy in general isn't great for me. Yogurt, heavy cream, and butter are the exceptions but I've found non dairy alternatives for the yogurt and heavy cream that I'm good with so why bother with the dairy and it's potential issues?

                            Aroy-d Coconut Cream is the perfect sub for HWC. I make coconut milk yogurt in my yogurt maker with 1/2 Aroy-D Coconut Cream, 1/2 Trader Joe's Light Coconut milk, and a probiotic starter. I use the TJ's brand because it has no additives and helps to cut the heaviness of the coconut cream. It's delicious and I don't miss "real" yogurt at all. It also has a natural sweetness along with the tang that eliminates the need for sweetener.

                            I usually eat pretty low carb but lately I've been enjoying some summer fruit and the occasional ice cream or gelato. Sometimes I can get away with ice cream other times it really upsets my stomach reminding why ditching the dairy was a good idea. Yesterday I started my third W30 and I've concluded that it really is the best way to eat for me.

                            Comment


                            • #74
                              I thought I was dairy intolerant till I started consuming organic dairy exclusively. For me the symptoms used to manifest themselves in stuffiness and other respiratory discomfort, and acne breakouts.
                              I now regularly consume dairy (mostly milk) symptom free.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X