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Butter/ghee (addiction) and the auto-immune protocol?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 18, 2012 at 6:57 PM

I replaced a bit of my coconut oil with ghee. Never ate dairy products or butter or ghee in the past like that (unless as an ingredient in pizza or whatever). But I'm hooked. Love it, absolutely. I understand the hype now.

As I'm following the auto-immune protocol, I'm wondering : is this considered dairy? I try to be strict.

Sidenote : could the extra calories make me fat? I don't mind a belly at all, as long as I'm healthy. And I know from the past that I look better when I'm a bit fat.

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at 07:30 PM

It's 99,7% fat :). It tastes like ice-cream to me. Thanks!

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on January 18, 2012
at 07:10 PM

I wouldn't worry about it being considered dairy in the CW sense. Yes, technically it is dairy, but there's so little protein from dairy in there, that it won't trip you up via casein.

It's something like 99.9999% fats. :) So have at it, no it won't make you any fatter than consuming any other fat would.

I thought it was a weird idea at first, but then again, so is using coconut oil in coffee. It's actually closer to using heavy cream in coffee, but without the lactose or proteins.

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on January 18, 2012
at 07:30 PM

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on January 18, 2012
at 07:30 PM

It's 99,7% fat :). It tastes like ice-cream to me. Thanks!

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on May 07, 2012
at 06:18 PM

I have an auto-immune disease (rheumatoid arthritis) and ghee seems to be fine. After eating it it feels like I just ate a bunch of ice cream.

Careful with coconut oil, though. It makes ME flare up, i dunno what autoimmune issues you have...

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on January 18, 2012
at 08:35 PM

I don't want to be the spoilsport but I have an allergy to milk (IgE-mediated) and eating ghee for me is no fun at all.

If you don't have a real food allergy to dairy products but rather a sensitivity, I guess ghee is okay. Just wanted to say that even the most clarified ghee might not be 100% safe.

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