IMO not eating much dairy; will I notice a difference from dropping it?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM


I've been on paleo for about 2 months now but have maintained the dairy in my diet. Once I finish my current stock of Kerrygold I'm going to try dropping dairy for 30 days. Currently I only consume dairy in the form of butter for cooking, dark chocolate every so often, protein powder (whey so I assumed dairy) and milk as part of the shake, a small glass now and then and occasionally in my tea or coffee.

My question is whether I'd notice a difference since, IMO I don't have that much dairy right now. ATM I'm going through about 2 pints of milk a week.

Also, if there were differences to be noticed, would these be cancelled out by still using the protein powder (but mixing with water rather than milk)?

Thanks Tom

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on May 11, 2013
at 03:51 PM

er..., what sort of difference are you looking for? If you have dairy (casein/whey..) sensitivity then totally removing dairy from your diet will stop the production of antibodies. This means you should see an improvement in a variety of symptoms, especially if you have autoimmune conditions. HOWEVER if you don't have dairy sensitivity then I cannot see a radical difference to one's health from being low dairy to zero dairy. In my opinion.



on May 12, 2013
at 12:08 AM

I enjoy cream in my coffee and cheese to nibble on. I also enjoy kefir to get the benefit of probiotics. I find that if I increase dairy, I tend to get a runny nose - mucus production I'm thinking. I have recently switched to almond mild because I miss having a big glass of milk. I drink about 2 L biweekly so not much.... try eliminating dairy and see if you have any change in your health. If you can tolerate it, there is no need to eliminate unless you want to :)

I get my protein from Non-protein powder sources. Good natural food.

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