Update-My grass fed dairy experiment


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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!

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