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curious as to HOW important this reaction is to whey (dont get mad! see explanation inside)

Answered on September 17, 2013
Created September 17, 2013 at 4:40 PM

i got a big thing of whey protein because it had been lauded so many times (i know it's not paleo!) and i heard if you have a dairy reaction, whey might not affect you, so i figured i'd give it a shot. well, i get the slight sniffles/runny nose after i've had it. i won't continue to BUY whey, but i'm low on funds and have about half a big tub left. so i wonder, is it worth it continue having it (until i finish the bottle and get a differnt type of non dairy/soy/gluten shake)? how serious is a "side effect" of runny nose, is it indiciative of a lot of inflammation or something, or no big deal? i have autoommunes like celiac, MS (fairly newly diagnosed) and MAYBE PCOS (but really i think it was just insulin resistance and really low progesterone messing up my periods, now thanks to paleo theyre back to normal) but i feel pretty great in general! thank you

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No problem - sometimes in the morning I'm not very hungry but I know I should eat, and I'm in the mood for something sweet and creamy (and can't have normal dairy). Even a piece of fruit when I'm not hungry seems too heavy, so I just want a nice drink that I can prepare in a minute so I can head off to work. So it's the lightness, the speed/convenience factor, the taste, and an easy way to get nutrients.

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on September 17, 2013
at 07:23 PM

I suffered with a swollen upper lip, itchiness around the mouth and mouth sores, etc for 1-1/2 years while on whey protein until I had food allergy testing done and found out that I was allergic to dairy proteins. Since finding this out, I use a protein powder that is a hemp, chia seed, pea and rice combination along with rice milk. I know that rice is not paleo, but I'm not sure what my other choices are. Soy isn't something I'm interested in consuming and I have a sensitivity to walnuts, so I'm afraid to try almond products also............

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on September 17, 2013
at 11:58 PM

Runny nose is frequently a sign of an allergic reaction, which can become worse if you keep being subjected to the product causing it.

Here's what you could do: stop taking the product for two weeks and see if your runny nose symptom disappears. If it does, I suggest getting rid of the rest of the product.

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on September 17, 2013
at 07:39 PM

Sorry to answer with a question but why use protein powder? I'm just curious why some people eating Paleo still use the powder. It's not a rhetorical question, I'm honestly curious. I know it's not the response you want...

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on September 17, 2013
at 07:41 PM

No problem - sometimes in the morning I'm not very hungry but I know I should eat, and I'm in the mood for something sweet and creamy (and can't have normal dairy). Even a piece of fruit when I'm not hungry seems too heavy, so I just want a nice drink that I can prepare in a minute so I can head off to work. So it's the lightness, the speed/convenience factor, the taste, and an easy way to get nutrients.

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on September 17, 2013
at 07:31 PM

@abb32464, i got an email that you wrote a comment, but it's not showing up here :( so i can't see it, sorry!

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