Is dairy actually bad for you?

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  • aee69
    aee69 Posts: 8 Member
    TR0berts wrote: »
    Have you made any changes - any at all - recently?

    Other than switching to strength training workouts, I haven't changed anything major. Especially my diet. What I eat stays consistent!
  • aee69
    aee69 Posts: 8 Member
    Thank you all for your feedback! I think I might try an elimination diet like y'all suggested to see if that makes a different. I appreciate all of your responses.
  • ritzvin
    ritzvin Posts: 2,849 Member
    jgnatca wrote: »
    My daughter developed full-blown digestive issues when she tried - at my suggestion - to add more beans/legumes in to her diet. The fiber bomb did a big number on her. She messed around with all sorts of possible causes because she couldn't believe something that was supposed to be 'healthy', wasn't, for her.

    From what I've read, that's normal for most people going from almost no fiber to suddenly adding fiber - apparently, it takes time to adjust and for the body to start producing the required enzymes at higher levels.
  • singingflutelady
    singingflutelady Posts: 8,738 Member
    jgnatca wrote: »
    My daughter developed full-blown digestive issues when she tried - at my suggestion - to add more beans/legumes in to her diet. The fiber bomb did a big number on her. She messed around with all sorts of possible causes because she couldn't believe something that was supposed to be 'healthy', wasn't, for her.

    Welcome to the Crohn's/ulcerative colitis diet. Vegetables bad bad chips good lol
  • tequila5000
    tequila5000 Posts: 128 Member
    If u think dairy ,might be your problem, then just stop eating it for a period of time, like 2-4 weeks. U should know in that time frame if u feel better, or no change at all.
  • mjwarbeck
    mjwarbeck Posts: 699 Member
    It is bad for me and my family (at least my genetic lineage). Cow Milk Protein Intolerance. Not fun. I always found that I didn't like milk. Never would drink it as a kid or an adult.

    With my first son, when he started eating food--especially cheese and milk (at 6 months), we found he was regularly having extreme rashes...and even blistering. Allergy tests were negative. We then tried excluding foods one at a time. We finally identified milk as the issue when we removed dairy and later added soy cheese. That is when we confirmed that it was milk protein--turns out many soy cheeses have casein added. We started realizing that it was an issue for everyone in my family to varying degrees. My niece was the worst. All milk protein had to be eliminated--so pretty much no processed food! My father (in his 70's) had his health improve incredibly once milk was eliminated. 2 colonoscopies 6 months apart surprised the specialist...he couldn't believe it!

    Long story short. For us, milk is bad.
  • mjbnj0001
    mjbnj0001 Posts: 997 Member

    You can most likely thank paleo diet misinformation all over the web for that.

    One of my favorite quotes that I re-use in all sorts of situations like this is, "more is written about [this topic] than is known." LOL.

    Not original with me. Heard it during a training seminar for an early business/industrial "expert system" app about 30 yrs ago. Have used it to debunk all sorts of questionable assertions.

    I like your comment.
  • Sunnybrooke99
    Sunnybrooke99 Posts: 369 Member
    It’s funny. I used to have issues with lactose, but since I’ve switched to a mostly plant based diet (and adjusted to all of the fiber. It’s been a few years), I don’t have many issues if I eat something that used to bother me, like ice cream, or biscuits and gravy. Maybe bc I’m just processing it faster, or maybe those bean enzymes help with that too. I have no idea.
  • cmtigger
    cmtigger Posts: 1,450 Member
    edited October 2017
    aee69 wrote: »
    Hi all! So I'm here wondering if dairy is something I should actually consider taking out of my diet. Lately I have had some really bad bloating at the end of my day, and so many people tell me that I should cut back on dairy.
    I've tried doing my own research but can never find anything conclusive enough, so here I am! Any thoughts?

    There are people with the genetics to digest lactose, and people without them. I have no problem and need extra calcium, so I eat plenty of dairy.

    For someone without those genes it is a problem to digest.

    The issue is that a lot of the animal rights groups have spread propaganda saying dairy is bad. It’s not. It’s fine to not drink it if you don’t want to, but there are no health differences in using dairy or not unless you have an allergy or can’t digest lactose.