>Health and Nutrition>Avoiding dairy & life is better!
Just some lactose intolerance, nothing severe, but figured I could do without most dairy ... I love cheese so it has been challenging! I literally feel like I have a brand new GI system ... so good ... amazing. Never liked the cheese on pizza anyway! I do miss sharp cheddar, fresh mozz, parm, & swiss. Why do I love cheese so much?! I still put goat on my salads - doesn't seem to cause me problems like the others.
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I am SO thankful that my own lactose issues seem limited only to larger quantities of uncultured dairy. It works as portion control with ice cream and I'm not a milk drinker (I only realized I had issues when I was first doing runs of over maybe 10 miles and making Carnation Instant Breakfast after runs. At first I thought it was the duration of the runs that were giving me gastric hell, but then I got suspicious and tried Lactaid milk--BINGO!). I still seem to be able to eat cheese and yogurt without issue. Good thing, since I was born and raised in WI...you can have my cheese when you pry it from my cold, dead hand!
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It seems I have lactose issues similar to you. I do not drink milk. I do eat cheese and use kefir every morning for breakfast. One thing I noticed is that I can drink unpasteurized milk. I usually buy my milk from the farm, but it's getting tougher to do in Ohio. I understand that the pasteurization process kills some microbes that can help digestion. I thnking about getting my own cow.
I can go dairy free , no problem, other than finding the "hidden" stuff.
The only thing that I can't live without is yogurt. And the soy versions are terrible. I have to eat it every day. It's a female thing. But, I eat the plain kind. I always have. It's a Lebanese thing. We put that sh*t on everything ;-)