Quick question regarding dairy. I was following a fairly strict paleo diet for almost two months and I was feeling great (had some cheats, but I'm okay with that). About two weeks ago I started putting heavy cream in my coffee. In the last 10 days or so, I've had some joint pain (not unusual, but have never figured out what causes it) and fatigue. The only thing I can think of that has changed for me is the heavy cream.
I think the most likely cause is that I'm fighting off some sort of virus, but I am curious to know if dairy is known to cause fatigue.
Oh, by the way, I do use ghee and have since the beginning.
asked bytwochickadeez (2022)
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on April 02, 2012
at 07:37 PM
Joint pain and fatigue can be symptoms of a dairy allergy. You should eliminate dairy for a while (2-4 weeks), re-introduce it and see if the symptoms return. If you experience something similar, then you most likely have a dairy allergy.
on April 03, 2012
at 08:40 AM
Raw is just the beginning. It also needs to be 100% pastured. Goat is preferred. Cow is the 'can't get any goat' option. Fermented is better too, but that doesn't go well with morning coffee. We drink about three gallons of raw pastured goat kefir/milk every week with zero problems. Actually, we feel BETTER when we drink it. We own the critters and control every aspect of their diet, so we know what they're/we're eating. Quality is everything when it comes to dairy, but if you can get a hold of some of the good stuff, you'll get why people go to extreme lengths to get it.
According to Robb Wolf, when cows eat grains, a fair amount of the lectins leach into the milk and pass into our blood unimpeded where they cause problems. This is the reason Robb gives for not liking dairy. By consuming raw pastured dairy, the lectin problem goes away. You may still be reactive to casein, but if you react to raw goat milk casein, you are in the extreme minority.
Also, when you pour raw cream into HOT coffee, you pasteurize it. Anything over about 120 degrees changes the casein protein and kills the lactase, so that might be the problem too. Try adding MORE cream so the whole thing immediately cools down below 115. If I get my milk too hot, it wrecks me hard.
Otherwise it's MochaMix for ya ;)
on April 02, 2012
at 07:51 PM
I re-added small amounts of raw dairy after 2 months of avoiding it and I got itchy all over and had bad stomach issues after (missed a day of work if you catch my drift). I might try keffir or small amounts of raw cheese but otherwise dairy is out for me.
on December 12, 2012
at 05:48 AM
I love coconut cream in my coffee. It's helped me go dairy free.