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Posted by: Luana, Saturday, May 26, 2007, 10:32pm
I went off non-cultured dairy for 2 months and just tried goats milk today.  I then experienced a filling up of mucus in my lungs.  I have been having chemical sensitivities which resulted in the same symptoms several times this month already from inhaling strong perfume deoderizers in restaurant bathrooms and then again sniffing a bottle of "natural" nail polish remover at a health food store.

Anyway,  I believe my immune system is too low to tolerate dairy right now.  However, I did have the yogurt last night and was fine.

Does this mean I should lay off the non-cultured dairy long-term?

Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, May 26, 2007, 10:44pm; Reply: 1
It sounds like a reasonable decision.  Filling the lungs with anything except air is really unhealthy...
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, May 27, 2007, 8:58am; Reply: 2
:'( ooo...ooooh my higly beloved supersmelling perfumes.....can't give em up....even when they block my olfactory system :-/.....I need to smell good ;) ;D .....(yep I know good is a relative word ::)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, May 27, 2007, 9:48am; Reply: 3
In general cultured dairy is easier to digest especially for grown ups- even for Bīs and especially for B nons.
If lactose is a problems- it is more broken down in cultured dairy than regular milk.
regular yoghurt natural contains: 2,49 gram lactose pr 100 ml while regular milk aprox 4,70 gram pr 100 ml.
Low/non fat milk contains a bit more than whole milk.
I would stick to yoghurt, kefir, sour cream and avoid all regular milk for a while

How do you feel about cheese ?

Posted by: Luana, Sunday, May 27, 2007, 12:27pm; Reply: 4
I do fine with feta.  I have not added mozzarella back in yet.  My naturopath took me off many foods and then I had to reintroduce them one at a time.  I was surprised about the goat milk since I drank it all the time before.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, May 27, 2007, 3:14pm; Reply: 5
Maybe you are still sensitive and out of B- alance ;-)
I would wait with the goat milk and just do yoghurt and maybe a bit of feta.
Posted by: Kristin, Sunday, May 27, 2007, 4:32pm; Reply: 6
I have developed a sensitivity to uncultured dairy... but it only seems to bother me during pollen season from late Spring to early Fall. Other times of the year I am fine with milk... both cow and goat although I almost never buy cow's milk anymore.

Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, May 27, 2007, 4:49pm; Reply: 7
From one B nonnie to another, your reaction to uncultured dairy sounds pretty normal to me.  It gives me very painful intestines and very loose stools, along with sinus congestion.  I haven't drunk milk in many years.  A year or two ago, I realized that cow dairy in any form is stressful for my system.  If I was going to eat any, it would be mozzarella or yogurt, but only if I was eating away from home and had no other choices.
I eat goat yogurt every day with no ill effects.  Once or twice a week, I'll have some sheep's feta, and occasionally I eat some goat Chevrie.

I found a wonderful farmer who sells me fresh organic goat's milk so that I can make my own yogurt.

edited to add:  I forgot about ghee!  I make my own from organic butter (cow).  It's a great food, and gives me only positive results.
Posted by: Luana, Sunday, May 27, 2007, 7:22pm; Reply: 8
Thanks, Victoria and others who have responded.  Victoria, it's good to hear from another non-secretor B who has similar sensitivities.  I was just so surprised because I was not affected by goats milk earlier in the year.  Maybe allergy season does have something to do with it as was posted above.  I took back an opened bottle and exchanged it for Brown Rice Milk by Ryza that is oil free.

I do have sheep feta in the fridge and love it along with organic cow yogurt which does not seem to affect me yet.  The ghee I use seems o.k. too. ;)

I am still trying to heal my bronchial tubes from this allergic episode though.  The weather is not helping either.  Guess I will just have to keep drinking my Bronchial Tea by Flora.  It's the only one I can find that works for me.  

Being a non-secretor sucks sometimes.  My poor sister is in Nova Scotia and has to keep visiting the ocean to clear her lungs out.  She is a B too.

Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, May 27, 2007, 10:33pm; Reply: 9
Finding out that we are non-secretors enables us to change the odds against us.  By working with our bodies and not ignoring the ways that wrong eating hurts us, we can gradually improve our health and lengthen our lives.
Posted by: Luana, Monday, May 28, 2007, 1:19am; Reply: 10

Thanks for your encouraging words.  I needed that.

Posted by: Alia Vo, Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 7:30pm; Reply: 11
It is important to listen to our body's reaction(s) to certain foods--even food items that may be beneficial or neutral for us.  

Our individual bodily reactions are the biggest indicator of what benefits or negates our digestive health.

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