So, I developed major digestive issues and acne over the last 8 months or so, and drove myself insane of course cutting out all sorts of foods. It looks, after all that, like it was a case of ignored FODMAP sensitivity- its only been a couple of weeks since I had this revelation. So, in said period of time, I've been reincorporating many of the soooo many foods I thought might have been bad for me, but, I'm discovering, really don't bother me at all. Nuts, chocolate, and most excitingly a bit of dairy. Since my recent ill-health proclivities exactly mirror what happens to people when they have a negative reaction to dairy, I've been dairy-free for the whole of my paleo life, even pre-health issues. But to my strong surprise, I don't seem to have either digestive issues/or acne with dairy, even yogurt.
So I'm still just reincorporating it, over the last week, in the form of butter (conventional) and a bit of hard cheese. But I throw all caution to the wind when it comes to QUANTITY of butter. Butter is amazing, amazing stuff, and now that I am eating it I'm craving it like you would not believe! Literally, I ate about half a stick of butter once- not QUITE by itself, I think, but pret-ty damn near.
Is this something I should be concerned about? I didn't have particularly disordered eating pre-health problems, but after all this...maybe a little. I assume it will normalize, along with my zeal for butter, which I can already feel dipping a bit. So, my question is two-fold:
1) Do cravings for healthy (in normal quantities) things that you haven't had for a long time die away pretty quickly once sated?
2) And do negative reactions to foods manifest themselves in individuals based more on what that particular food does (i.e. dairy anecdotally gives people digestive distress and acne) OR does it more depend on that person's particular proclivities? Ie someone that is prone to acne will break out, every time, every mildly substance. Or does it depend on a host of other factors in an individual's health context?
asked byCeline (431)
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on February 20, 2013
at 10:46 PM
I would go easy on the dairy. It has a crap ton of hormones our bodies don't need, coming from a pregnant female animal after all. And green vegetables and seeds are much denser in calcium. Milk and wheat both have opiate properties when digested - basically they can cause mild addiction. Thats probably what you're experiencing.