Milk intolerance?

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Re: Milk intolerance?

Post: #250750 demi
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:43 pm

you dont nesseserily 'need' to drink milk, but milk contains the majority of our essential nutriants all together in one glass. its easier to get a kid to drink a cup of milk than it is to eat the equivalent amount of calcium, for example, in the form of a mountain of broccili.
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Re: Milk intolerance?

Post: #251229 greenorelse
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:36 pm

Here's a nice article.
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Post: #251246 The Riff-Raff Element
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:32 pm

There we are then. Very interesting. I learn something every day. Though I understood that humans were not unique in their ability to digest milk and that pigs could do it too.

So it seems that 90% of Northern Europeans can digest milk because the adaptation was a beneficial one. Mind you, that stuff about vitamin D is definite guff: the amount we get from food pales compare to that we make ourselves - even in the North - provided we expose a bit of flesh to some daylight. More likely the mutation just made it easier for us to even out our protein intake across the seasons (and particularly in winter) and so improve our general health & well-being.

I shall rejoice in my genetics by continuing to consume milk.

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Re: Milk intolerance?

Post: #251265 Jessiebean
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:22 am

Well rash is gone behaviour is generally about 40% better and he spend time being happy these days so I am just going to keep him off the dairy for the time being. He seems ok with some Parmesan cheese but the other day he kept sneaking feta cheese from my Greek salad and the next day he spent a lot of time roaring (he really does roar when he is asked to do something he doesn't like, it is quite funny really having a tiny cute person roaring at you but also loud and frustrating if we need him to do something) interestingly enough he is happy with diluted milk substitutes and doesn't want to eat cheddar or mozzarella cheese at all anymore, I tried to get him to eat some cheesy pizza when we were out the other day ( I just forgot about the no dairy thing!) and he refused it, he also doesn't want to steal anyones cow milk either- his big brother can even abandon a cup of it and it will remain untouched. Í make him Pizzas with anchovies and parmesan and he doesn't want to cheesy stuff.
Crazy stuff but seems to be working ( my husband tells me he has always suspected his father of being lactose intolerant on account of him breaking wind like a draught horse when he drinks milk or eats icecream!)
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Re: Milk intolerance?

Post: #256191 Thomzo
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:25 pm

Just bumping this thread because I found it so incredibly useful. For years I've suffered with sinus problems and constant tinnitus. It's been so bad at times that I could hardly hear. Before Christmas my sinuses were so bad that I could hardly breath. Then this thread popped up so I decided to give cows' milk a miss for a while. Fortunately, my milkman delivers goats' milk and I've switched to that at home. I've also cut back on cheese and yogurt made from cows' milk, although not cut them out completely.

Since then my sinuses are about 80% better (I suspect they would be even better if I gave up cheese and yogurt). My tinnitus is much better and I can hear more clearly.

Thanks, everyone for the advice above, it's made a big difference to me.

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Re: Milk intolerance?

Post: #256206 the.fee.fairy
Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:40 am

Have you tried skimmed milk? My sister, as a baby, couldn't have full cream milk, but could tolerate skimmed milk. Now, if she has too much full cream stuff she knows about it, but she can still drink skimmed and semi-skimmed.

Mum was lucky and we had an old-fashioned baby nurse (she was in her 60s when i was born!) and she diagnosed the milk allergy when she saw my sister's rash. Fab nurse also fully believed in homemade baby food too!

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Re: Milk intolerance?

Post: #256279 matowakan
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:14 pm

Hello,
After reading what you had written it was a carbon copy of my son when he was about 1. I changed all the dairy products to soya ones and he iproved greatly. Soya milk and spread etc and I tried to give him food with no "milk" based products in.
After a year of this I tried him with a few mild dairy things and he was fine.By the age of 2 -3 he was back on dairy with no problems at all.
He was a sufferer of ezcema whilst little and has always been a bit prone to skin trouble.
Now he is 25 and fine with dairy although his skin does play up from time to time.
I have been dairy free completely for about 6 years as I was having bad stomach problems and not in the best of health.Stopping dairy sorted me out so to speak.
Hope some of this may be helpful
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Re: Milk intolerance?

Post: #256340 the.fee.fairy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:16 am

You can try UHT milk.

A lot of Asian people can't digest milk as we know it, but they drink loads of UHT milk with no ill-effects.


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