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Should I Reintroduce Dairy? (1 Viewer)

Should I Reintroduce Dairy?

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AwkwardWriter

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So in the last six months I started experiencing allergic reactions. I took an allergy test for a certain antibody (different foods register different antibodies), and was quite content with the fact that I could at least still have chocolate. Just kidding; I couldn't. Back to the good ol' days of rice milk chocolate from Enjoy Life and Endangered Species dark chocolate.
The only problem with those chocolates is that they're rather expensive, and, for students especially, money doesn't just appear in the bank account.

It's been six months since I took the allergy test, and I it took a few weeks for everything to clear from my system. Now comes the tricky part: deciding if it's been long enough. What do you think, should I try some Reese's peanut butter cups or a grilled cheese sandwich? Should I reintroduce dairy at all? Thanks for your opinions!
 

PiP

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Are we talking allergy or intolerance? If you have allergic reactions to certain foods they should only be reintroduced under medical supervision. My grandson nearly died... so this is why I say seek medical advice.
 

AwkwardWriter

Senior Member
Right. I'm so accustomed to calling it an allergy...thank you for catching that. It would probably lean toward intolerance as it is not a life-threatening or very, very serious danger.
 
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Elvenswordsman

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To be that guy...

There's a very strong correlation being discovered between Milk and Breast Cancer. Look into some of the PHd work that's going on in Britain on the topic.

So no, milk, while absolutely amazing, should be avoided "unless the desire is too strong, in which case you should marry it." I think that's how the saying goes.
 

Jack of all trades

Senior Member
There's not enough info here for anyone to really, seriously, give a recommendation. It depends on the reaction strength.

If you crave chocolate, can you learn to make cocoa or something with a nondairy milk to satisfy that craving?

So the allergy test came back negative?

All in all, only you can decide because only you will pay the price for a bad decision.

Sorry I don't have anything more helpful.
 

AwkwardWriter

Senior Member
I honestly don't crave junk food all that much except this week, but dairy free is more expensive on top of the several other issues. The reaction wasn't bad, and the test did not mention dairy because it was not creating the anitbody that I tested for. I'm not sure if it's a bad decision because who knows if it will be problematic? The allergy tests are also rather expensive, so I'm trying to get some ideas in the dark. Thanks for taking time to comment. :)
 
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PiP

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AkwardWriter, I cut dairy from my diet a couple of years ago with disastrous consequences. I stupidly never took the correct supplements and calcium tablets to supplement my diet.

What foods are you actually intolerant to?
 

H.Brown

WF Veterans
In my first year of uni I was diagnosed with a milk/dairy intolerance. I wasn't allowed it in any form after binging 8n chocolate and drinking cows milk for 20 years. It sucked having to swap to soy products, not to mention expensize on a student's small budget. There was only two products I ennjoyed alpro soy milks milkshakes and their pudding pots. So I know what you are going through, I stayed clear of dsiry for 2 years and then caved, and ate some chocolate. With minimal belly pains and nausea, I then slowly reintroduced dairy in over about 3 years until I tried drinking cows milk again and now I am glad that I began reintroducing it into my diet.

However in your case I would probably wait atleast another six months just to be certain. :)

Pip it can be dangerous going without vital nutrition and I am hapoy to say there is now a wide range of soy products that supply the body with calcium, etc at least there is in England, and each year the range gets bigger. :)
 

AwkwardWriter

Senior Member
AkwardWriter, I cut dairy from my diet a couple of years ago with disastrous consequences. I stupidly never took the correct supplements and calcium tablets to supplement my diet.

What foods are you actually intolerant to?

Ah, Restore is a liquid supposed to help with supplements. I'm intolerant to corn, egg, wheat, buckwheat, coconut, sesame, soy, and yeast...those are diagnosed, but I started breaking out in hives when I would have dairy. :/ Thanks for sticking around and helping, by the way. xD
 
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PiP

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Goodness, you are intolerant to a lot of foods! It does not leave you with many options if you end up intolerant to dairy as well. My granddauhter can eat goat's cheese but not cow. She also has almond or rice milk instead of dairy. Do you keep a food diary?

I subscribe to this website for health tips
https://www.healthline.com/
 

sas

WF Veterans
Quite by accident, during a vacation when I did not have dairy, my horribly arthritic and painful finger improved. It used to throb. The redness is gone, swelling is down; no longer is as crooked and I can completely bend it, again. Really. I am amazed. I thought I might not be able to golf.
 

Theglasshouse

WF Veterans
Create or join a group that has similar problems with you. I have a brother with celiac disease. He used the internet to setup a group here to met up with people with similar allergies and even started a charity here on gluten-free foods. He is also lactose intolerant or needs to drink a pill to consume dairy products. Read books on the subject on allergies on how to overcome the problems and visit a doctor as always. Wheat especially is complicated to avoid, if you are extremely sensitive to eating it. Would I consume dairy products? I have no idea, but there are culinary specialists who specialize in problems like yours or allergies and treat people with diabetes and even weight loss.I imagine it wouldn't a big hassle if you approached it by consulting one. I forgot the name of that career but do a brief google search. It might eat your money like candy, but maybe they are better qualified that a nutritionist. Do not eat at restaurants maybe.
 
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PiP

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Quite by accident, during a vacation when I did not have dairy, my horribly arthritic and painful finger improved. It used to throb. The redness is gone, swelling is down; no longer is as crooked and I can completely bend it, again. Really. I am amazed. I thought I might not be able to golf.

On a 2 week visit to my daughter, a few years back, she'd just been diagnosed with an inflammatory disease which was quite serious. She did not want to be on medication for the rest of her life so she decided to see if she could alleviate the symptoms through a change of diet. The whole family including me and hubby were put on an anti-inflammatory diet. after about 10 days the results were amazing... It's a shame I did not continue because I really felt the health benefits.
 
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Jack of all trades

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Eating out can be a nightmare for those with food issues.

If staying away from dairy, vegan recipes may help. You can always substitute chicken for the tofu and beef for the beans, but the work of figuring out how to replace the dairy is done.

Hives sounds like more than lactose intolerance. I would be careful and err on the side of avoidance.

I know someone whose food issues lessened by eating organics, and another that swears probiotics "cured" her.
 
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Bloggsworth

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To be that guy...

There's a very strong correlation being discovered between Milk and Breast Cancer. Look into some of the PHd work that's going on in Britain on the topic.

So no, milk, while absolutely amazing, should be avoided "unless the desire is too strong, in which case you should marry it." I think that's how the saying goes.

Sounds like twaddle to me. Life is a terminal disease, never a question of if, only when. I once read that eating cornflakes and bacon at the same meal was carcinogenic. Kaiser Permanente, who suggested a correlation (note: not a causal relationship, and only in relation to women recovering from breast cancer) have a vested interest in people buying special "non-carcinogenic" foodstuffs because they supply them! The lunatic advice I received during my two episodes of cancer were, to me, laughable, but dangerous to someone suggestable - Eat only raw carrots being one of them.

Try skimmed milk, semi-skimmed, ordinary then full-fat - at any stage you can duck out if you feel uncomfortable. Milk and it's fat content, is the building block of babyhood; goat's milk probably being the next best thing to mother's milk, but we have been drinking cow's milk for millennia, so if cow's milk was deadly, humans would have died out long before the Roman Empire rose and fell.
 

Jack of all trades

Senior Member
, I cut dairy from my diet a couple of years ago with disastrous consequences. I stupidly never took the correct supplements and calcium tablets to supplement my diet.

I don't know what consequences you had from not supplementing, but I've had serious issues caused by supplements. I advise caution and pay attention to changes in your health and well-being whenever a new supplement is started.
 

Jack of all trades

Senior Member
Sounds like twaddle to me. Life is a terminal disease, never a question of if, only when. I once read that eating cornflakes and bacon at the same meal was carcinogenic. Kaiser Permanente, who suggested a correlation (note: not a causal relationship, and only in relation to women recovering from breast cancer) have a vested interest in people buying special "non-carcinogenic" foodstuffs because they supply them! The lunatic advice I received during my two episodes of cancer were, to me, laughable, but dangerous to someone suggestable - Eat only raw carrots being one of them.

Try skimmed milk, semi-skimmed, ordinary then full-fat - at any stage you can duck out if you feel uncomfortable. Milk and it's fat content, is the building block of babyhood; goat's milk probably being the next best thing to mother's milk, but we have been drinking cow's milk for millennia, so if cow's milk was deadly, humans would have died out long before the Roman Empire rose and fell.

I read somewhere that dolphin milk is closest to human milk. But good luck milking a dolphin.
 

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Kevin

WF Veterans
Anything with a lot of animal fat ( any cow, pig, whole milk stuff) gives me.. okay, this is embarrassing...
boogers! Yes, I said it... Lots of mucus. No, I don't know why. Omg! * sigh*
 
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