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    quick question about dairy products

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    I just started reading The Primal Blueprint and I've read a lot of post's on this blog, but it isn't clear to me yet if, or how much dairy products I should be consuming. My wife is concerned that if I cut out dairy I won't be getting enough calcium in my diet. Is this true? Before, I was eating yogurt (unsweetened) and cheese pretty much every day. How much (if any) should I be eating?

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    You can get dairy through tons of other sources besides dairy. As for dairy consumption, you can choose to eat it or not. It's up to you. Some people on here avoid it gecausr they can't tolerate dairy products, and others because they feel it impedes their weight loss. If you've no problem with either issues, go for it. There is no set amount.
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    There are other sources of calcium and vitamin D. A quick google search will calm your wife's worry.

    There's also no problem with eating high quality dairy foods of you tolerate them.
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    Good quality dairy (grass fed cream, raw milk and cheese, cultured stuff, etc) is great in moderation. Enjoy it!
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    +1 to what Dr. Bork Bork said

    However, if you are just starting out, it would be a good idea to cut out all the dairy for a bit (a few weeks may be) and then reintroduce it - just to check if your body tolerates it well. If it does - enjoy it in moderation, choosing the best quality produce.

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    Thanks everyone for your input. For at least the last 6-8 years I have had a chronic allergies, which I assumed was due to living with cats in the house. The doctor gave me a prescription for Zyrtec, which is now an over the counter drug and I still take one, nearly every day. I wonder if food allergies could be causing these symptoms? Basically I get a runny nose, itchy eyes and sometimes it feel like my lips are swollen and itchy. Since starting Primal, I've removed wheat products from my diet but I've only been doing this for a few days so I may have to give it a few weeks. I wonder if I should try removing dairy too?

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    good idea,Good quality dairy (grass fed cream, raw milk and cheese, cultured stuff, etc) is great in moderation. thank you

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    Its one of these things that you will need to try for yourself.
    You will never know if it is affecting you until you remove it for say 30 days, then reintroduce, and see how you feel.

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    Do a little reading on the complimentary nutrients that aid calcium absorption. And on the calcification of arteries due to excess calcium intake. That will send you in the right direction!


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    It's up to you. Some people on here avoid it gecausr they can't tolerate dairy products

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