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Should I go dairy free?

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Created November 05, 2011 at 5:17 AM

I am greatly reducing the dairy in my diet. Since July I have had dairy with every meal to supplement the fat. All from butter, cheese and cream as I am unable to eat coconut / coconut oil.

I am moving to 3-4 egg yolks per day as my supplementary fat source. Thanks Travis! (Which I was already consuming anyways.)

Should I ditch dairy altogether or leave it around for occasional use?

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on November 06, 2011
at 06:55 AM

Thanks Dorado! I just might give it a try. Best

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on November 06, 2011
at 06:55 AM

Great thinking. A little n=1. Thanks Sam!

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on November 05, 2011
at 10:22 PM

I am wondering about that. I feel the most comfortable with butter less so with cheese and cream.

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on November 05, 2011
at 09:28 PM

Dairy sensitivity is often asymptomatic, just as gluten sensitivity is mostly asymtomatic. Just because you don't seem to be reacting to dairy means everything's hunky dori.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:42 PM

If you can tolerate it, if you don't have insulin issues, and if you don't have acne or folliculitis, I see no benefit to you going dairy free.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:30 PM

I can tolerate butter, cheese and cream. I can't drink much milk due to lactose.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:29 PM

I can tolerate butter, cheese and cream.

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on November 05, 2011
at 02:07 PM

Do you have any dairy sensitivity? If not, then focus on pastured (if not organic) dairy, and keep a food log. See if you a hit a threshold with a certain amount of dairy and the type - high lactose, casein vs. low lactose casein.

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on November 05, 2011
at 09:51 AM

what do you hope to gain by being dairy free?

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on November 05, 2011
at 06:30 AM

I really like reading Kurt's Blog.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:55 AM

Yeah! My beliefs aren't grounded in any science at all though... it's just the thought of drinking another specie's "biojuice" (this is what I've been calling milk for as long as I can remember) is off putting to me.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:48 AM

It feels so very good to not be eating so much dairy...

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:42 AM

Thanks Phazo!!!

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:41 AM

Thanks Eric!!! and Too Funny Nance!!!

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:31 AM

+1 Okay, you had me going for a minute; I thought Eric answered his own question. Re: the question, what you said.

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on November 06, 2011
at 02:44 AM

Should you? Give it a try. Report back. Your experiment may teach future armchair experts something useful. Trust trial and error.

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on November 06, 2011
at 06:55 AM

Thanks Dorado! I just might give it a try. Best

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on November 05, 2011
at 04:43 PM

If you can tolerate dairy, I don't see why you should cut it out. If you want to take a more "middle" approach, is to go for goat dairy instead of cow one. Goat's casein is more tolerable because it's closer to the human milk.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:42 PM

If you can tolerate it, if you don't have insulin issues, and if you don't have acne or folliculitis, I see no benefit to you going dairy free.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:29 PM

I can tolerate butter, cheese and cream.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:29 AM

There are so many possible answers to this question :) I haven't found bullet-proof evidence that dairy is especially good or bad for us, so I would say to do what you like. The only real issues with dairy seem to reference the protein and sugars, of which butter, cheese, and cream are practically devoid. I eat cheeses, grass-fed butter and a very occasional glass of milk. Kurt Harris, who's blog I've found incredibly insightful, has similar views:

http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2010/1/9/a-taste-of-dairy.html

Edit: My bad, cheese has protein. However, I've read (don't remember the source) that aged cheese alters the proteins in positive ways. Sorry I can't give better support for that. Something about converting A1 to A2?

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:31 AM

+1 Okay, you had me going for a minute; I thought Eric answered his own question. Re: the question, what you said.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:41 AM

Thanks Eric!!! and Too Funny Nance!!!

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on November 05, 2011
at 06:30 AM

I really like reading Kurt's Blog.

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on November 06, 2011
at 02:34 AM

If I were you I'd try going dairy free for a little why, just to see what happens. You might find that you feel better without it, or maybe you'll end up feeling worse, or maybe you won't notice any difference at all. If you're like me you'll find that in some ways your body works better without dairy and in some ways it works worse. No matter what happens though you'll still get interesting and potentially valuable information about your body and what works for it and what doesn't.

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on November 06, 2011
at 06:55 AM

Great thinking. A little n=1. Thanks Sam!

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:31 AM

I don't believe in an all or nothing mentality... so I suggest keeping dairy in your diet. A cup of greek yogurt and some butter here and there isn't something to worry about. I would NOT however, consume dairy as often as you used to but that's just a personal preference.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:42 AM

Thanks Phazo!!!

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:48 AM

It feels so very good to not be eating so much dairy...

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:55 AM

Yeah! My beliefs aren't grounded in any science at all though... it's just the thought of drinking another specie's "biojuice" (this is what I've been calling milk for as long as I can remember) is off putting to me.

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