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Hack my strange response to dairy

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 28, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Dairy--both cow and goat milk--cause strange, nervous-system-based reactions in my body. Does anyone share these symptoms or have an idea why these types of things would happen?

-Peripheral neuropathy (numbness in hands, feet, and mouth, appearing the next day and lasting several days)

-Very sluggish brain (hard to make connections, talk, do simple tasks)

-Slow-moving, uncoordinated body (hard to just do anything besides nothing!)

-Tiredness

I have inflammation issues and nervous system issues that I think were caused by years of large gluten consumption before I knew gluten was a serious problem for me. I'm thinking cross-reactivity....Maybe my body sees casein as the same thing as gluten. I thought goat milk might be different for me, but after trying goat milk and cheese yesterday, here I am feeling the effects today. I went off cow milk about 6 months ago (after having consumed dairy regularly for years) and NEVER TOUCHED IT AGAIN because I had so much relief from rather severe, constant, life-limiting symptoms.

Who else has nervous system responses rather than gastrointestinal responses to dairy or other foods?

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on February 28, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Well, I've been very strictly gluten free for six years now, but just took out dairy 6 months ago. I've looked a the GAPS diet, but it includes many things I am intolerant to, such as nuts, dairy, poultry, nightshades, and more. I do follow some general gut-healing principles, such as eating animal fats, probiotics (including homemade sauerkraut), bone broths, gelatin, fresh fruits and veggies (making sure to get plenty raw). It has only been since I cut out dairy that I also figured out I need to stay away from nuts, eggs, and nightshades, so I'm just now giving my body a chance to heal.

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on February 28, 2012
at 03:24 PM

I suspect I do, but not quite sure as I've not been dairy free for long enough to establish... But my autoimmune issue hasn't flared without dairy...

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(32564)

on February 28, 2012
at 02:50 PM

Once your gut is healed, you may be able to add dairy back in--but it may take some time. Have you looked into the GAPS diet?

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on February 29, 2012
at 08:13 AM

Casein may be just as bad as gluten in your case...

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on February 29, 2012
at 11:26 AM

Both proteins are known to break down into opioid peptides: casein - casomorphins http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17666771 and gluten - gluteomorphins / gluten exorphins http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1309704

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