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    Very slight milk sensitivity. Do I need to avoid butter?

    My doc did food sensitivity tests. It showed I have a slight sensitivity to dairy. Basically I'm at 0.4 on a scale of 0.35 to 100. To me that's so slight it hardly seems worth worrying about. But my doc wants me to cut out ALL dairy. However, from doing a little research online it seems the milk sensitivity test checks for sensitivity to milk proteins. Since butter is pretty much pure fat, zero protein, do I really need to avoid butter on a "dairy-free" diet? I really don't want to go back to margarines and the bad oils, fats, and other chemicals they contain.

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    I'm doing a dairy-free month as an experiment. About a week in and I'm fine, no cravings. Why don't you try following your doctor's advice, and if you don't feel any better and/or you're craving butter, introduce it back into your diet?

    Also, forget margarine. Coconut oil is what you need. It works for me in all the instances I would've once used butter, but it does have that coconut flavor to it. Personally, I like the flavor, but I could see how some might be put off by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndChance View Post
    I'm doing a dairy-free month as an experiment. About a week in and I'm fine, no cravings. Why don't you try following your doctor's advice, and if you don't feel any better and/or you're craving butter, introduce it back into your diet?

    Also, forget margarine. Coconut oil is what you need. It works for me in all the instances I would've once used butter, but it does have that coconut flavor to it. Personally, I like the flavor, but I could see how some might be put off by it.
    No, I can't do coconut oil. I just don't like it enough to tolerate it flavoring all my foods with coconut flavor. I like a little in my coffee with cacao powder. But the idea of frying my eggs in coconut oil turns my stomach. It's not that I think I'll have a craving for butter. I just want something to cook with that won't flavor my food in strange ways like coconut oil, and something to top on the occasional sweet potato.

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    You can use ghee instead of butter if you can stand the taste. That doesn't have any protein left.
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    Butter still has the proteins. They're testing for casein, it sounds like. Make or buy some ghee. It's a bit off from butter, but is fine to cook with and melt.
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    Experiment with butter and ghee and see how you feel.

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    Skip the butter and go for ghee, and of course, extra virgin olive oil.

    I agree I cannot abide eggs or vegetables fried in coconut oil, grosses me out to the max. :P

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