Thursday, 18 June 2009

Dairy free diet

Today is my first true dairy free day. It has taken me this long to find substitute products that don't make me want to throw up. Rice milk is disgusting.

I discussed the gluten free diet with many people including my GP. The general consensus was that unless you have been diagnosed via blood test with coeliac disease, then a gluten free diet was too hard, too restrictive and unnecessary.

With dairy free, it appears there are some reports that show improvement in asthma and sinus conditions and some that don't. Dairy free is much easier to achieve and therefore I am going to give it a go. My GP thinks that any positive result should be seen in 2-3 weeks.

In the meantime I am having some RAST tests for allergies and have an appointment booked with a specialist in February 2010! Never mind - 30 odd years a few more months won't hurt.


Alisa said...

Good luck! I hope it works out well for you. Do you have almond milk in your area? That is the favorite in my household.

Cherub said...

Thanks Alisa, I will try it.

LizN said...

I just don't even try and substitue milk - more people seem to have dairy intolerances - may be worthwhile trying Zymil milk which has the lactose pre digested).
As for gluten and wheat bear in mind that you can be intolerant, not allergic - not the same as coeliac. I'm intolerant to wheat - I break out in a rash when I eat a lot of bread. I avoid most wheat based products and feel so much better for it.


Cherub said...

Thanks Liz, I suspect reducing the amount of wheat products I eat is the way to go, however I think I will focus on one change at a time. I will try the Zymil milk, does it taste good?