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Dairy In = Lava Out?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 21, 2012 at 3:50 PM

So I had some dairy the day before yesterday. It wasn't much, but it affected me severely.

I had two tablespoons of organic sour cream, a tablespoon of organic cream cheese, and about an ounce of commercial colby cheese.

Keep in mind I usually eat about 2 tablespoons of kerrygold a day without any issue... first tablespoon is to fry my eggs, second is throughout the course of the day on veggies and such.

Yesterday was absolutely miserable. Slow, painful evacuation (not constipation, more like lava toothpaste), and 4 occurrences (I'm normally a once-a-day kinda guy). I ended up stopping at breakfast and fasting all day until it was gone (I ate this morning and am OK).

Now, considering these were all "soft cheeses" or "sour cream", and I usually don't have any issue with goatsmilk soft cheeses, hard cow cheeses (asiago, aged cheddar, manchego), or butter - could this mean my issues are not casein, but lactose?

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on February 22, 2012
at 01:14 AM

Oh yeah. +1billion for tags & title!! Giggling.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on February 21, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Perfect - the farmer's market booth where I get my eggs sells raw goats milk, raw goats milk butter, and cheese. Time to put this theory to the ultimate test.

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on February 21, 2012
at 04:01 PM

Awesome title ;-)

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on February 21, 2012
at 03:54 PM

It sure looks that way.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 21, 2012
at 03:58 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of lactose intolerance.

Get to know your limits, and don't cross them. Ever. It's never worth it.

I can use infinite ghee, liberal butter (sticks of it, even), I won't die if I eat some sprinkled Parmesan, but creamy cheese -- likely to have a lot of lactose -- will kill me - almost immediate symptoms. Dairy, even in small amounts beyond just ghee, two days in a row will also effect me badly.

Good luck!

EDIT: as you noted, there are better options if you are really craving cheese. Goat's milk cheese is probably the best option: low lactose, high lactase (compared to cow's milk).

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on February 21, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Perfect - the farmer's market booth where I get my eggs sells raw goats milk, raw goats milk butter, and cheese. Time to put this theory to the ultimate test.

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on February 21, 2012
at 05:00 PM

Yup. Lactose intolerance.

BTW, You can get lactose-free sour cream, kefir & yogurt here: http://greenvalleylactosefree.com/

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