- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I have suspected since I was a teenager that I have a dairy sensitivity. I don’t know if it is lactose intolerance, per se, but I know it doesn’t always agree with me.
If I have milk products, they immediately sour on my breath. It’s yucky. While my stomach can USUALLY tolerate some cheese or yogurt, that’s about as far as it goes. I could ever imagine drinking milk (I don’t like it anyways).
I’m an otherwise very healthy person, but lately I have felt awful EVERY time I consume any dairy. I used to be able to tolerate it, but now, not so much. I get painfully bloated, gassy, tired, break out in pimples, etc.
Despite my love for dairy (sour cream, ice cream, cheeeeeese), I have decided I need to cut it out of my diet. As much as I love it, i know dairy is really bad for you anyways, so I would benefit from not eating it, even if I wasn’t intolerant or sensitive.
I have a feeling that some of my other problems (like chronic yeast infections, skin problems) may be caused by my body being so out of whack from me putting dairy into my system when it can’t handle it.
I purchased Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook by Alisa Flemming to get started. I do want to hear from bees who have gone dairy free for whatever reason, and any advice or experience they can offer.
ALSO, I am NOT substituting with soy. Because of the estrogens in soy, I do not really think that’s any healthier of an alternitive…
Please share your advice, bees!