Dairy Free = Migraine Free!


Aimee ~ When my son started kindergarten he developed what looked like acne around his mouth and we discovered it was caused by the milk he was drinking at school. (we never gave him milk at home because our family has a history of lactose intolerance). We started giving him a lactose pill everyday so he could have all the dairy he wanted at school….we didn't want him to feel left out on icecream day. He started having headaches that became more and more severe as he got older. They eventually turned into migraines that were so bad he could hardly function and was getting them about every 5 days …

Thanks to the internet I discovered that dairy can cause migraines in people who are allergic to milk. (my doctor apparently was unaware of this very important information) We immediately put my son on a dairy free diet and the migraines disappeared! He is 9 now and is a very different little boy…no migraines, doesn't miss school, and is happier. I LOVE this website and the Go Dairy Free book. I have learned to read every label and not to assume I know what does or doesn't have dairy in it. Recently my son's migraines started up again because he was eating a lot of bouillon…and guess what? Bouillon has milk in it! I was shocked. We are all eating less dairy now to support my son and we all feel better than ever. Thanks for all the great information!

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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