I am happy to report that I have been able to continue to eat grass-fed yogurt, with little to no stomach upset.
The other day at our local farmer’s market, I tried a sample of grass-fed whole milk. Unfortunately, I did not have the same result as I have had with the yogurt. It tasted amazing, but after about an hour, I could tell I had eaten dairy; gas, bloating and diarrhea. This could be due to several reasons:
- I have not drunk milk in about three years. My body is not used to it.
- The high-fat content did not agree with me. I can’t process a lot of fat due to my IBS and lack of a gall bladder.
- There is no fermentation, like in yogurt, to “eat” the lactose in the milk.
- The yogurt and the milk come from different dairies. There could be variables in feed and how the cows are raised, and milked.
I am planning on trying the 2% milk next week, just to see if it was indeed the fat content. It may be that I just can’t drink milk anymore. I would be happy just to be able to eat yogurt once in awhile.
Stay tuned for another update!