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    Are you for or against dairy consumption?

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

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    Nov 2011
    SW England, UK
    It works for me. Goat's and sheep's.

    Dairy is an even vaguer term than carbs.
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    May 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Raw and fermented dairy give me no problems whatsoever. I enjoy them frequently.
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    Apr 2010
    West Virginia
    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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    Jan 2012
    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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    Dec 2011
    SF Bay Area, California
    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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    Feb 2010
    Flower Mound, Texas
    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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    Nov 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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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    Oct 2011
    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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    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    central FL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
    Raw and fermented dairy give me no problems whatsoever. I enjoy them frequently.

    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
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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