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  • #16
    ^ the best test is if you go lactose free for a week and then consume milk again. If you experience the typical symptoms within a few hours from drinking milk, you know for sure.
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    • #17
      regular kefir has lactose, although many people who cannot tolerate milk or ice cream can tolerate kefir, I agree with the above that you should eliminate all dairy to see if that's the cause. There are some alternative things like coconut kefir or water kefir, but I haven't tried them.

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      • #18
        Kefir doesn't contain much lactose, and many lactose intolerant people can indeed tolerate small doses (it's not like with celiac disease or allergies, where even small amounts can cause severe reactions). But I agree that the best way is to go 100% lactose free for a while and conduct a test.
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        • #19
          Oooh- avoid homogenized dairy like the plague! It damages the arteries and vascular system: http://www.communicationagents.com/s...ar_disease.htm
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          • #20
            I had a smoothie today but made it with the same fruit and other ingredients except I used coconut milk and soaked cashews. No digestive issues today. I doubt that I will use the soaked cashews on a regular basis, but at least I know that it has something to do with the milk.

            hazyjane...Unfortunately I don't have any access to raw milk, so I buy Organic (pasturized) milk as often as possible but once in a while I end up with the homo stuff. I will look into other choices, thanks for the article.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by kmacphee View Post

              hazyjane...Unfortunately I don't have any access to raw milk, so I buy Organic (pasturized) milk as often as possible but once in a while I end up with the homo stuff. I will look into other choices, thanks for the article.
              Pasturized milk, while hard to digest for some, doesn't have the issues homogenized milk has.

              I can't find raw milk either, so I stick to grass-fed cream (pasteurized) in my smoothies. Cream is better anyway, since it's not carby/insulinogenic like milk, is a great source of saturated fat and because it doesn't have proteins that get denatured by heat (and saturated fat hold up well to heat, anyway), it's a good choice:-)
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              • #22
                Am I the only one that uses coconut oil in my smoothie? I LOVE IT! yum, yum, yum... The only liquid I add is water. Otherwise, it's all greens, with some fruit to make it sweeter.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by AnneArchy View Post
                  Hey now that were on the subject - how much coconut milk do you put in a smoothie? I started the PB recently and want to try the coconut milk so I bought a few of the small cans (5.6 oz - I think). Anyways, do I throw the whole little can in? I didn't want to buy the big cans because I like to mix up breakfasts and didn't want leftovers sitting around.
                  When I use coconut milk (which is most of the time) I use 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup.

                  Originally posted by kmacphee View Post
                  I was thinking that I woud start with eliminating the dairy...thanks for the suggestion.
                  I have problems digesting dairy as well. But, I LOVE the taste of cheese. I buy raw cheese once in a while and enjoy that a little bit at a time. I also like parmesan cheese because of the flavor and convenience. Again, just a little won't hurt.

                  Originally posted by twinmama View Post
                  Am I the only one that uses coconut oil in my smoothie? I LOVE IT! yum, yum, yum... The only liquid I add is water. Otherwise, it's all greens, with some fruit to make it sweeter.
                  I have tried using coconut oil before, but it turns to a solid because the temperature of my smoothies is below 76 degrees.....

                  I have even melted it before and dumped it in but it of course just turned into a solid...
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                  • #24
                    Yeah, if your smoothie is frozen it will clump a bit. I add it at the beginning of my blend, with nothing cold added. Adding just frozen pineapple at the end... easy to drink... and YUMMY!

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                    • #25
                      After lots of dairy my whole life, I started to get ill from eating it. As I understand it, our bodies stop producing lactase as we grow up/older. Has the elimination of dairy helped the problem?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by twinmama View Post
                        Yeah, if your smoothie is frozen it will clump a bit. I add it at the beginning of my blend, with nothing cold added. Adding just frozen pineapple at the end... easy to drink... and YUMMY!
                        I will have to try that because I do love coconut oil. A little pineapple sounds even better!!
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