Cari ~ When I was young I had multiple food allergies then they all seemed to go away once I hit puberty…or so I thought. After 4 years of being treated for what they thought were ulcers it turned out to be lactose intolerance. Once I pulled lactose out of my diet I noticed I was still getting sick so I pulled milk proteins out of my diet as well. The constant nausea, intestinal pain, vomiting, lethargy and asthma issues were gone!
I am completely dairy free and have been for going on 15 years. I was a label reader before it was cool (thank GOSH for the new simple allergy warnings!) and even have to educate doctors and pharmacist that even minute amounts of dairy in the coating of my prescriptions will set my insane intolerance off! I am so excited to have found this website where I can come and not hear "I couldn't live without cheese!" or "Dairy? So you can't have eggs either?" People who don't eat this way just don't get it. But they would if their body reacted like it had severe food poisoning if they ingested it like mine does! Stay strong my non-dairy friends!