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Is there any dairy allowed in paleo?

Answered on October 13, 2013
Created October 12, 2013 at 3:21 AM

IF is not an issue with clean eating i.e. eat every 3 hrs., so don't know why that response (edit by daz: i think shelly is referring to another question & the answer by wtfgod here has-anyone-tried-to-combine-the-paleo-diet-concept)

Is there any dairy allowed in paleo?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 12, 2013
at 05:12 AM

& all variations in-between, for example, don't do cows milk. but do do milk products, such as, creams, butters, ghee, yoghurt etc & may do sheep milk, goats milk...

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 12, 2013
at 04:09 AM

also if you have a query regarding an answer (or a question), it is easier/clearer to just add a comment beneath that particular answer (or question)

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 12, 2013
at 03:49 AM

hi shelly, i know you are new, welcome to paleo hacks.

just a few tips,

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on October 13, 2013
at 01:50 PM

Dairy is a great food if you can tolerate it.

Take dairy out for 2 weeks, then test (once every few days), dairy products, start with the most tolerable: butter, next yogurt, cream, cheese and milk.

All dairy should be grass fed, organic, full fat and raw.

With butter you can get anyway with just grass fed, it does not need to be organic or raw.

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on October 12, 2013
at 04:32 PM

paleo is a vague, its more about a philosophy than a set of rules. like Hungry said you shouldnt be asking ' is this paleo' you should be asking 'is this good for me' and 'why'.

in the strictest sense dairy is probably not paleo.... as cavemen probably did not milk animals. but at the same time maybe cavemen didnt eat every 3 hours.... or maybe they did, depends where and how they lived? maybe they had to forage for most of the day to get enough food eating slowly, maybe they went out and killed a deer and ate 5000 calories in 1 meal and didnt eat again for days.

as far as dairy goes a lot of people are sensitive to lactose,casein,whey. so if they bother you dont eat them.. if they dont then feel free. keep in mind 1 thing != another, foods vary in quality and everything in the dairy category doesnt have the same 'risk' level. (ie. youre far less likely to be bothered by Ghee vs milk)

Tl: dr- dont follow arbitrary rules, do whats healthy and if you want, try to ask or understand why something is or is not healthy.

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on October 12, 2013
at 02:50 PM

I do low-fat cottage cheese and fruit as my mid morning snack. I work out 5 days a week, NO not over the top, but I am burning calories - lost 15 pounds in 2 months, keeping it off. Yogurt is better, but I only like the vanilla and that has sugar. Try almond milk, and coconut milk is great in smoothies.

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on October 12, 2013
at 05:40 AM

Some have issues with lactose / casein / whey. Depending on your sensitivities, that might make it hard to enjoy dairy. Otherwise, the nutrition for grassfed dairy is pretty legit. (Google the Weston Price X Factor.) Robb Wolf calls it the lacto-paleo diet. I haven't done much dairy except grassfed butter ghee for the past 5 months or so, but, I'm looking to get into cheese making as I've learned that it doesn't cause me issues and tastes delicious.

Buttery info.

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on October 12, 2013
at 04:34 AM

The more pertinent question would be: is dairy good for you? If not, why?

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543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 12, 2013
at 03:43 AM

some people do dairy, some people don't, up to you

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 12, 2013
at 05:12 AM

& all variations in-between, for example, don't do cows milk. but do do milk products, such as, creams, butters, ghee, yoghurt etc & may do sheep milk, goats milk...

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