I used to drink CAFO skim milk every day. It was just what I grew up doing. I found when I removed it from my diet, along with all the grains and vegetable oils, it really helped. Adding it back in gave me gas, acne and seemed to intensity my allergies. I suspected I had issues with milk, though cheese and yogurt gave me none of these issues.
Originally Posted by Grokkette
Now that I am 2.5 years in, I have zero issues with milk. Granted, when I do buy milk now, I buy Natural by Nature brand grassfed whole milk, but I can drink that to my heart's content with no gas and no acne or allergies. I do use regular half and half in my coffee every day at work and when I bake or cook with milk I buy regular 99 cent a quart whole milk due to cost though, and again, I have zero issues. I suspect the overwhelming majority of issues with dairy is not caused by dairy itself, but rather caused by poor gut health due to consumption of poor quality fibers, lectins and poor quality fats found in grains, legumes and vegetable oils. In other words, heal your gut and lactose intolerance goes away. That is my n=1. You may not be able to do dairy, now, but a year from now if you're diligent with your diet you may be able to.
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