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  • #46
    Something I just stumbled across :NOTMILK Poster: B for Breast Cancer

    is enough to make me decide to make the milk ban permanent around my house.

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    • #47
      Ugh. Not only that, but I've read one too many articles about how many dairy cows have inflamed/infected udders and teats from being overworked, and they're milked anyway. Their pus goes right into the bucket with the milk. We end up consuming it. I'm sorry, I know that's completely disgusting. I told my husband that several years ago and he used to joke and ask me if I wanted some Pus Ice Cream. Gaaaahhhhh!!

      Paleobird, thank you for the teecino suggestion. I think I might try an herbal tea instead, because with anything that tastes like coffee I'm going to want something that tastes like cream to go with it. I gave up dairy three days ago and gave up caffeine today so I'm going to try to stay away from anything that makes me want either. I had hot water with lemon squeezed into this morning and it was very nice! It felt very cleansing, and I had no mood or energy crashes.
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      • #48
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        • #49
          Originally posted by little vase View Post
          Ugh. Not only that, but I've read one too many articles about how many dairy cows have inflamed/infected udders and teats from being overworked, and they're milked anyway. Their pus goes right into the bucket with the milk. We end up consuming it. I'm sorry, I know that's completely disgusting. I told my husband that several years ago and he used to joke and ask me if I wanted some Pus Ice Cream. Gaaaahhhhh!!

          Paleobird, thank you for the teecino suggestion. I think I might try an herbal tea instead, because with anything that tastes like coffee I'm going to want something that tastes like cream to go with it. I gave up dairy three days ago and gave up caffeine today so I'm going to try to stay away from anything that makes me want either. I had hot water with lemon squeezed into this morning and it was very nice! It felt very cleansing, and I had no mood or energy crashes.
          Ewwwww.

          Teeccino with Aroy-D coconut cream is da bomb. Another think I've been drinking lately is sassafras tea. I discovered it out in the wild west of Utah on a camping trip recently. It is the "rootiness" in the original root beer but without the sugar. There is a brand called "Pappy's" that comes as a liquid concentrate in a bottle (they have a website). Very handy.

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          • #50
            Another think I've been drinking lately is sassafras tea. I discovered it out in the wild west of Utah on a camping trip recently. It is the "rootiness" in the original root beer but without the sugar.
            Tea that tastes like root beer sounds awesome. I might have to try to find that.

            Oh, and interesting side-effect of cutting out cheese, at least at the moment: I'm consuming less calories o.O MyFitnessPal keeps bitching at me about not getting enough =P
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            • #51
              Originally posted by Cyborcat View Post
              Tea that tastes like root beer sounds awesome. I might have to try to find that.

              Oh, and interesting side-effect of cutting out cheese, at least at the moment: I'm consuming less calories o.O MyFitnessPal keeps bitching at me about not getting enough =P
              Here you go Sassafras Tea | Raspberry Tea

              Yep, cheese can just be a lot of mindless calories.

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              • #52
                When i gave up dairy for a month i felt soooo much better. Because giving up grains made me need to sub with some dairy for the cals. But i subbed dairy with extra fats and meats/eggs. Feeling so much better.
                Now, i eat a lot of butter on meats etc, and very occasional greek yoghurt and cheese. No milk.

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                • #53
                  Haven't had dairy in 11 years. Don't even remember how terrible I felt when I was on it but I am NOT willing to try it to see! I do recall I kicked it to the curb for MANY reasons though!

                  As for coconut in your coffee, you should try unsweetened almond milk, I have heard that is AMAZING!

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                  • #54
                    I started to cut dairy foods out of my diet some weeks ago after I realised that it was contributing to badly bleeding gums. Avoiding gluten has stopped the nosebleeds and reduced the gum problems, dairy then became noticeable as a trigger.

                    Amazingly, I can now breathe through my nose! This has been a complete revelation, totally unexpected.

                    As far as milk in tea and coffee goes - I like black coffee anyway and after a while, got used to black tea even to the point of quite enjoying it.
                    In the past year I have discovered that I am gluten, grain, dairy and legume intolerant.

                    I am trying to make sense of it all through my blog: http://www.goingagainstthegrain.co.uk

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Puddleglumish View Post
                      I started to cut dairy foods out of my diet some weeks ago after I realised that it was contributing to badly bleeding gums. Avoiding gluten has stopped the nosebleeds and reduced the gum problems, dairy then became noticeable as a trigger.
                      I learned after reading Keith Woodford's book (Devil in the Milk, which I pointed to in a post further up) that the peptide BCM7* found in the dairy protein "beta-casein of type A1" (and variants) is VERY similar to the gliadomorphin peptide found in gluten. So both peptides trigger similar immune reactions ...

                      * A peptide is a rather small chain of amino acids, which are the by-products of larger protein digestion. BCM7 stands for beta-casomorphin-7, a very specific chain of 7 amino acids which may make it to your bloodstream if you have a somewhat leaky gut. Eating gluten will definitely punch holes in your gut ... so drinking A1 type milk and eating wheat could well be the WORST thing you can do. A2 type milk (much harder to find in the US) does not exhibit the same issue because the beta-casein has a slightly different structure (older genetic variant than the A1 type) which makes it very hard for BCM7 to be produced through the digestion process. I switched ALL my dairy products to Jersey milk based stuff and I do not drink milk itself (makes me gassy) + I stick to French raw milk based cheeses (the French only consider A2 type milk for cheese production). Jersey cows are mostly the A2 type (2/3 of them roughly) and A2 is clearly MUCH healthier.

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                      • #56
                        Ironically, I feel like my sinuses are worse these last couple days. Could just be coincidence. Does it get worse before it gets better? >.>
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                        • #57
                          Oh! And I lost half a pound this morning. After having 2 sips of coffee it went back up, but I counted it anyway (I only weighed a second time because by the time I went to record it, I'd forgotten what number came after the decimal and wanted to confirm it--tho I had an idea of what it was).
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                          • #58
                            Hah. Congrats on the phantom weight loss, here's to it being permanent.

                            So what's this, our 5th dairy free day? 6th? I forget already. I haven't had any sinus issues but I did notice I was wheezing last night while going to sleep. I think it's just dairy making its way out of our systems. Good riddance!

                            It's also day 3 of no caffeine for me and I haven't noticed any effect whatsoever, oddly.
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                            • #59
                              Why anyone would want to consume dairy is beyond me. It is a processed food, and is not fit for human consumption.

                              You would not consume it in the wild, so why consume it now... Silly.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Chrisflyer View Post
                                Why anyone would want to consume dairy is beyond me. It is a processed food, and is not fit for human consumption.

                                You would not consume it in the wild, so why consume it now... Silly.
                                Mmmm, there are traditional people drinking milk daily (Masai for example). What do you precisely mean by dairy and processed ? I don't think the French fared bad on their traditional cheese either ...

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