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    Thinking I need to cut dairy...

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    I'm 15 days into the PB diet and I'm really enjoying it, and one of the things I enjoy the most is my high fat dairy, i.e. heavy cream, butter, and good cheese.
    However, lately I've noticed that I get an itchy upper throat and possibly sinus inflammation when I have my super creamy coffee, I'm not sure about cheese yet though. I really don't want to drop the creamy stuff, but I guess i'll give it a go if I want to feel better. Does anyone else have experience with this itchiness, and do you have any suggestions for switching to non-dairy, such as replacement foods that might make the cross-over easier. Thanks in advance.

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    Lard is the other good fat. Not so good in coffee though....
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    A lot of people who don't do dairy use coconut oil for just about everything- it works in coffee, for cooking, etc.

    It might just be the quality that you are getting, too. Certain brands of milk cause me to get more mucus-y than others, and I can't do conventional bananas or avocados now, because I either get numbness from the antifungals, or itchy mouth from ... whatever it is they put on conventional avocados.

    Try different brands, go organic, or pastured if you can.

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    I got used to coconut milk in my coffee pretty quickly.

    I had big problems with ghee, but switched back to butter and am fine.

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    Thanks jfreaksho, that is a great first step, because I'd love to keep on using real cream. I'll try and get some high quality stuff and avoid the dark place known as wal-mart.

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    Have you tried it in coffee?

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    I have coconut milk in my chai and it's really lovely. I especially like to chill it in the fridge so it separates and thickens, so when I add it to my drink, the whole thing cools off a bit.
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    I'm lactose intolerant so I do try to avoid it completely. However at times when I go to social gathering I have a little bit of cake here and there and I know for a fact it makes me gassy. I also tend to produce more mucus the next day after having it. I actually put lactose free milk in my coffee but no more that 1 cup a day. That's the extent of my dairy consumption. Maybe a slice of lactose free cheese in a day as well.

    It's very possible it's the milk that's making your throat itchy. I can't say I have had this experience. Since i switched to Paleo grain exposure really affects my allergy symptoms.

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    If you are only 15 days in you might want to give yourself a little more time before you give it up completely -or do some experimentation and see how you react without it. I personally love my heavy cream in my breakfast shake in the mornings. I tried Trader Joe's coconut cream for awhile, but didn't see any difference so I went back to heavy cream. That's my n=1, but we all need to our own and fit to our lifestyle. Good luck on your journey!
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    Thanks everyone, all great input, I'll apply it as soon as possible. I've already gotten some higher quality cream and I'll give it a go this afternoon.

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