a sensationalist information document on dairy sensitivity
by Tatterdemalion, Not A Doctor
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When I met my partner, he had some mysterious vitamin deficiencies and he had digestive trouble triggered by a host of foods that should have been fine for him to eat. He hadn't been able to eat chocolate, tomatoes, spicy foods, citrus fruits, or various other acidic foods for several years. Only less than two years ago, he'd noticed that dairy foods set him off, and so he'd started avoiding milk and cheese -- but still had the rest of his troubles.
I had a hunch that dairy might be responsible for all of his problems, and told him so. What's more, I introduced him to the concept of hidden dairy products.
Yes -- milk lurks everywhere! It tiptoe-sloshes through the grocery store at night and infests the aisles, hiding behind fake names like "casein" and "hydrolyzed whey protein". This fine document will tell you how to evade the lurking white menace (!), and furthermore will help you figure out whether or not you need to.
My own background? I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian who reads labels constantly and eats fish on days beginning with a "Q". I'm not a doctor, and I don't have any political motivations, or anything to sell you (unless you'd like to buy some original art . . .) I simply want to spread my knowledge of hidden protein allergies, which can cause a lot of mysterious grief, and share the tips and tricks that've helped us.
How do I know if dairy is the problem?
How fast will I get better? A caution to the impatient
Ingredients to look out for
More hints on hidden dairy
Replacing the cow