I had testing that showed I have antibodies to Butyrophilin in dairy. Also 12 wheat components including gluten. Is there butyrophilin in ghee?
asked bySusan_Englund (5)
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on April 29, 2012
at 11:55 PM
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Ghee probably doesn't have much butyrophilin in it, as the milk proteins are cooked out, but that doesn't mean it's butyrophilin-free. I'd think you're better off avoiding all dairy to avoid sub-clinical problems due to butyrophilin exposure.
on April 30, 2012
at 02:17 AM
Clarified butter (ghee) is pure fat. There shouldn't be any protein left in it unless it's sub par. So there shouldn't be an issue. I'm sensitive to dairy protein but can handle ghee just fine. You should be able to as well, just don't stray to regular butter. It has the dreaded protein it. Stick with ghee and you'll be a happy camper.
May I ask what test you took that told you so specifically about the antibodies?
on August 10, 2013
at 09:27 PM
rice milk or almond milk
on June 12, 2013
at 04:11 PM
I had same Cyrex profile, and tried the coconut yogurt as I really missed yogurt. It is a good substitute, given no other alternative. I enjoy it.
on May 11, 2013
at 03:01 AM
According to Cyrex Lab Array 4 test I need to avoid butyrophilin, too. It's protein but has a link to fat globules so I don't think I can use whey isolate or ghee even though the test came back with no reaction to lactose, whey, or any other dairy component--but my reaction to butyrophilin is literally off the chart. I have been researching butyrophilin and it looks like goat and other milks also have butyrophilin besides just cow milk. I can't do soy....anybody else in my situation? What do any of you all do when you are missing cheese or yogurt. My chiropractor said that they make coconut yogurt...so has anyone tried yogurt made from coconut?
on July 27, 2012
at 10:00 PM
Meepsiswellfed: I also need to avoid butyrophilin according to Cyrex Lab Array 4 test.
on April 30, 2012
at 12:23 AM
I highly doubt you'll react to the minuscule amounts of butyrophilin in well-clarified ghee.
on June 19, 2013
at 04:34 PM
Though I would rather not have yogurt then eat coconut yogurt it is a decent alternative. I just balance the calories vs the taste. I use coconut milk to make ice cream often and sub almond milk when I do not have coconut milk in the house. It is great.
I use rice dream, almond milk and coconut milk as substitutes for cow or goat milk. My husband uses Daiya cheese products to make macs and cheese, in omelets and on pizza.
godairyfree.com and ohsheglows.com are great websites to look for vegan and diary free options.