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Blurry vision and dairy (cheese)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 14, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Lately i've been binging on raw cheese and i noticed that around 10 mins after eating a relatively large portion of it my vision becomes blurry.

Any idea what might be the cause?

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on June 15, 2012
at 01:08 AM

+1 great answer!!!

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on November 16, 2011
at 07:40 PM

great links, thanks

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on November 14, 2011
at 10:03 PM

It's easy enough to find out if blurry vision is caused by ((A1) casein) allergy or by mucus-promoting properties of cheese: one should try tvorog (so-called cottage cheese) and compare the following effects with those (s)he gets from conventional cheese (if there is no difference, one should suspect casein (or maybe some more rare form of) allergy). Tvorog and kefir are less mucus-forming in comparison with cheese and yogurt. Switching to goat dairy is also a good option for Kaphas (it's not about A1/A2 casein - sheep dairy (A2) is still not situable for them).

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on November 14, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Eating dairy and cheese in particular as a staple food is certainly not a good idea for Kapha-individuals (phlegm type), esp. in winter/spring and in the night-time.

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on November 14, 2011
at 09:29 PM

The microbes that turn milk into cheese also convert a significant quantity of the amino acid histidine into histamine. While the concentration varies from one type of cheese to another, and even between producers of the same type of cheese, the quantity present can still be significant. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4078119)

Histamine can trigger a whole host of symptoms...

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My advice, therefore, would be to chill out on the cheese unless you want to binge on curdled (as opposed to fermented) cheeses (like cottage cheese) as they do not contain histamine in significant quantities. (http://www.urticaria.thunderworksinc.com/pages/lowhistamine.htm#allowedrestricted)

For more info, check out this article on Histamine and histamine intolerance in AJCN

673f7ad6052448d51496f177395416b7

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on November 16, 2011
at 07:40 PM

great links, thanks

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on June 15, 2012
at 01:08 AM

+1 great answer!!!

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on December 14, 2010
at 03:25 PM

It may be low blood sugar, that can cause blurred vision. Dairy, even high-fat like cheese, stimulates insulin more than you'd expect for the carbs. It may be the organic acids they contain (http://www.ajcn.org/content/74/1/96.abstract). Hope this helps.

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on November 14, 2011
at 09:06 PM

I think it's increased mucuous production that makes your eye secretions cloudier. I get it whenever I have excess sugar or low fat dairy. I have to rinse with eye solution to get it less blurry. In my case the blurry vision is also accompanied by increased phlegm in the back of my throat.

723e9af1560a89e7d8148b386151c15d

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on November 14, 2011
at 10:03 PM

It's easy enough to find out if blurry vision is caused by ((A1) casein) allergy or by mucus-promoting properties of cheese: one should try tvorog (so-called cottage cheese) and compare the following effects with those (s)he gets from conventional cheese (if there is no difference, one should suspect casein (or maybe some more rare form of) allergy). Tvorog and kefir are less mucus-forming in comparison with cheese and yogurt. Switching to goat dairy is also a good option for Kaphas (it's not about A1/A2 casein - sheep dairy (A2) is still not situable for them).

723e9af1560a89e7d8148b386151c15d

(38)

on November 14, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Eating dairy and cheese in particular as a staple food is certainly not a good idea for Kapha-individuals (phlegm type), esp. in winter/spring and in the night-time.

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on December 14, 2010
at 03:07 PM

Sounds like an allergic reaction to me. I get short of breath, even with raw goat dairy. So, I cannot consume any dairy. It sucks, yeah, but I like avoiding the alternative.

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on June 13, 2012
at 11:52 PM

Although histamine intolerance is a possibility it sounds more like an allergy to me. I get the same blurred vision, along with weight gain in spite of reasonably high levels of physical activity. I also experience poor stamina after ingesting dairy products (and the opioids make me paranoid/anxious/aggressive).

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