A Possibly Stupid Question about Dairy


Arlene Thayer

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Today was my first day of reintroduction and I started with dairy. Specifically, I had a cup of greek yogurt at breakfast and about 1/4 cup of cheese at lunch.

And, then, I totally crashed - terrible fatique and mental fogginess all afternoon. I used to feel that way frequently but alwasy assumed it was my horrible sugar addiction...

So, here comes the possibly stupid question: I always thought that intolerance to dairy manifested as stomach and or lower GI issues. I never thought it would cause such complete fatigue and mental fogginess. I guess I just need to be hit over the heead. Can the intolerance show up in these ways?

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Thanks to all who have responded...I know it seems sort of obvious, but of course, there's the mental resistance to thinking that my beloved dairy is such a problem food. I'm so glad I did the Whole 30 to enable me to find out though. I have been holding off giving away my fantastic collection of expensive whey protein powders...but now it looks like it's out. It is a little hard to wrap my head around. I drank those dang protein shakes for TEN years straight just about every day...

Ooh, painful boils...I am glad I don't get those, Carlaccini...

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Arlene,

Yes. I am glad I don't get them anymore either. I am a former dairy lover. I loved cheese, and I loved ice cream. Milk not so much. I just aways assumed that the boils were a painful part of my life. I was more focused on ridding myself another painful part of my life (migraines) when I started dabbling in Paleo type eating. When the boils disappeared and didn't come back, I knew I was onto something.

I was not willing to do a formal re-intro because I knew there were definite issues with dairy, grains, and sugar. I was just whole 30ing it until I fell into a situation where me straying off course could not be helped. I wavered a bit afterwards, but discovered I feel better on plan (like many of us do) than off.

Cheers,

Carla

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  • 5 months later...

Sorry for your reaction, but I'm glad to hear I'm not alone. I reintroduced dairy yesterday, and today I am feeling SO bitchy! Everyone at work has noticed (since I've been in a really good mood for the past month.) It feels like horrible PMS, but it's not. I cannot believe that this could be caused by milk...so weird!

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Milk (especially conventional dairy) is full of hormones from the cows because, for a lot of milking cows, they aren't allowed to continue getting pregnant/having babies. Some milking cows have never been pregnant, so their milk is more of a colustrum than milk...but since it all gets homogenized with everything else...you don't know you're getting more hormones!

All that to say...maybe you're "PMSing" because of the hormones in your dairy.

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Milk (especially conventional dairy) is full of hormones from the cows because, for a lot of milking cows, they aren't allowed to continue getting pregnant/having babies. Some milking cows have never been pregnant, so their milk is more of a colustrum than milk...but since it all gets homogenized with everything else...you don't know you're getting more hormones!

All that to say...maybe you're "PMSing" because of the hormones in your dairy.

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