If your instinct is telling you that dairy has control over you that you would prefer it not to have, you may well have an unhealthy relationship with it. Dairy takes a long time to get out of your system. An elimination of up to two months is usually required in order to show all of the changes in your body that you might benefit from after giving it up. The cravings for it (and perhaps for some other things) may take up to a week to pass. Have you read the food allergies article in the archived newsletters?
Best of luck with this. I hope you reveal some helpful answers in your investigations.
As Tarilee is saying, listen to your body. If it is causing that reaction, try staying away like she suggested and see if you feel better. And I would recommend keeping a food diary to record your food/supplement intake and the symptoms you feel throughout the day - that really helps to pinpoitn allergies. And then if you try to reintroduce yogurt into your diet after a few months, you will be better able to judge how it affects you compared to when you weren't eating it.
Also, have you tried ghee/clarified butter? Most people with dairy/lactose problems are able to tolerate it because the lactose is removed.
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.
I wonder if you tried ghee instead of butter how you would fare--I put butter on my stove, let it bubble till it's dissolved and bubbling--I then skim off the foam (the dairy part of the bar) and pour the fat into another container. I let it cool and then cut it with flax oil--it's a delicious spread and it never causes me cravings--it may be worth a try for you...
This is an old post but it relates to cravings and allergies and I've started a bit of a theme of discussion of these topics this week. Though many of us get on a new track come January first, there are many people who, still feeling the darker more sluggish energy of winter, may be turning to comfort foods like breads and dairy. The eating frenzy associated with Christmas can start many of us back in the flow of long abandoned habits and we might still be pulled along with this flow come mid January. If you do happen to feel less choice in the matter or what you're eating these days, I hope this thread might help inspired you to approach it differently.
Take good care!
Just pulling up this thread on dealing with candida related food cravings and food addictions as the emotional terrain of Christmas holidays can trigger vulnerability for so many.
Wishing you all healthy, happy, peaceful holidays!
Just wanted to bring up this older thread to remind us all of the importance of being aware of the effect food has on us. Now we know that it's not just the food we eat that we react to in the form of cravings or addictions, but research on the gut microbiome tells us that the food we eat nourishes particular microorganisms and that these in turn influence our appetites.
Too much sugar can feed the microorganisms that thrive on sugar. These are usually not only microorganisms (like yeast), that release toxic byproducts when they metabolize sugar, they also cause us to crave the foods they like to consume.
The research is now actually confirming that not only that are these organisms affecting how we eat, they affect how we feel, how we behave and what we think. Amazing. So we were over-simplifying when we said "We are what we eat". We are what we eat, yes but we are also what is fed by what we eat. We can feed the microorganisms that help us balance our blood sugar and insulin levels and make us happy, energetic and smart. Or we can eat those that make us sad, inflamed, discontent and tortured with cravings for unhealthy foods.