Monday, November 04, 2013

Off to a rough start on Rosh Chodesh—& off of dairy

Yes, it was probably cumulative—lactose-free yogurt plus a handful of fresh blueberries plus eight or nine fresh strawberries plus tuna salad with fresh onions and black pepper (both of which bother my tummy) plus a date with my husband at the local ice-cream place—but I still think the dairy was both the first and last straw that started the, um, trouble. Both doses of dairy made my stomach hurt.

I was told some 40 years ago that I was lactose-intolerant, but it’s only been recently, through my reading on the Internet, that I’ve learned that dairy contains more irritants than just lactose—one can also be allergic to casein and/or whey. Well, methinks my bod is trying to tell me something. I’ll worry about the formal allergy testing later—effective yesterday, I am now both gluten-free and dairy-free.


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