Self Diagnosis: Joint and Bone Pain Caused by Dairy


Izabella ~ I just wanted to share this with you as recently something happened to me that is amazing. I am 39 years of age, a mother of 2 girls, and for the past 10 years or so, have suffered severe pain, in my joints, and all over my body in spurts. But the worst pain is in my left and right hips which alternate with severe pain (can hardly walk or sleep type of pain), and its quite unbearable. I went off dairy a couple of years ago and low and behold the pain in my joints and hips started to disappear. I really didn't 'get it' – that it was because of dairy that the pain went away, and have been on soy products and nut milks until a few weeks ago. My family and I went back on dairy and – within a week, guess what returned in my body??

Yep, the pain in my hips but this time it was more painful than ever….so, once again, I 'didn't really click up there in my head' that dairy may be the cause, and besides I thought it did not taste very nice anyway and thought, yuk, i really don't like dairy, I think i'll go back to my soy …

… again, the pain went away as well – within a day. Today, I put two and two together (finally), and decided, hmmm, I think I will google: dairy and arthritis and was shocked at the list that came up!! I was led to your website and after reading through, in particular the testimonials, I have come to realize the cause of my bone pain!! I want to thank you and just wanted to share that with you.

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Alisa is the founder of, 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.


  1. I am 35 year old mother of 14 months old daughter. I suffer from osteoarthritis and because of it there is a continuous pain in my hip and knee which makes me very difficult to walk. Since childhood I had always heard about benefits of milk and frankly I love to drink milk. Few months back I seriously suffered from gastric which led me to avoid dairy products and surprisingly what I found was my hip and knee stopped aching less. I dismissed the thought thinking it was my imagination and again started taking milk and my problem started again. So I completely stopped taking milk and my pain is much relieved.

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