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goldyjlox

Dairy Free

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My specialist said that I have to go dairy free while I am healing and then I can introduce it back later, I have never had any problems with Dairy before..we ruled that one out. But I am wondering when I can start using it again? I am 11 days in and I think that its too early but my sons first birthday is next week and I am making him a gluten-free cake, so I can have some too!! But what about the icing?? I can have a bit of dairy cant I ??

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Most people go dairy lite atleast while healing and then add back b/c dairy can cause damage too!

I would wait a few months but it's personal choice...if you really want a piece with icing that's up to you!!!!!! Otherwise save yourself a peice with no icing!

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If you want substitutes for making icing here's a few --

instead of butter - Nucoa margarine, coconut butter, palm shortening

instead of milk -- coconut milk, soy milk (boxed Silk is good), or rice milk (but pretty thin)

There are pluses and minuses about going dairy free. I do hear that getting rid of it will help the gut to heal. Keep in mind also that it is common for dairy reactions to hit your mood or have any neurological symptoms (sometimes making you happy first and then grumpy later if casein-- the protein-- is the problem). The down side is that once you eliminate a food, you can actually become more sensitive to it. Then you may not end up adding it back it to your diet, because you will feel sick. Hope that helps.

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I saw my regular GP today and he said that I could reintroduce very small amount of Dairy with 4 weeks of going off it, I mean like a small amount in my tea,scrambled eggs and mashed potatos. I had a small amount in my mashed potatos last night and it didnt seem to bother me any. I jsut hate that Lacctais stuff, I actually bought some Dairyland Lactose free milk today at Walmart and I am going to try that. Its harder going Dairy free then Gluten Free as Milk is my thirst quentcher and I love chocolate so I am having huge cravings but not giving in.

Would you think that 4 weeks is too early to have Dairy?? Or should I wait maybe 3 months?? I would like to have it before Christmas (good holiday sweets).

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Dairy free here...

I would stick with it about 3 months. They say it takes about 6ish weeks to get it out of your system give or take a little. Now you do know you can get chocolate w/o dairy. (we are new to the gluten so I cannot name gluten AND milk free yet) Chocolate Silk is not too bad.

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I talked to my Specialists receptionist today, she asked him about the dairy and he said 3 months. I have been drinking the Dairyland Lactose Free Milk and Icant tell the difference between that and my 1% milk..I had cereal today and it was great.

OKAY...whats this about dairy free chocolate and whats the name.....I am craving chocolate like CRAZY and there is Halloween candy in my house, its Gluten Free but I am happy to say I have not had any, no that is a lie...I had one M&M peanut, just one. But I want some of this DF chocolate.

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Did your specialist say "lactose-free" or "dairy/casein-free"? There's a huge difference between the 2 so it's important to make sure which one it is. Many of us are dairy/casein-free in order to completely avoid the casein protein, which is so similar to the gluten protein (both cause damage to the intestine). If it's casein-free, then try switching to some of the alternative "milks" such as soy, almond, or rice (make sure they're all gluten free & don't have barley in them!) Since I'm also soy intolerant, I've been drinking the Blue Diamond Almond Milk (the unsweetened versions, either vanilla or chocolate - very good with gluten free cookies too!!)

Good luck!

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I am dairy, soy, gluten, egg (and several other things unrelated to this) free. I found a chocolate bar made by Terra Nostra brand called Ricemilk Choco. It says right on the wrapper that it is gluten free and "non-dairy" ingredients. The ingredients are all vegan (according to the wrapper) ...

...but it does say that it "may contain traces of dairy, peanuts, and soy." I react pretty badly to both dairy and soy and have not had a reaction to this despite that warning. I would not recommend it to someone who has an anaphylatic reaction to those allergens, but it should be safe for those who are just giving up dairy for a few months and have no known allergy.

There are a couple of other chocolate bars that I have also found at my local health food store (Earth Fare) but they do not specifically say gluten-free on the wrapper and I am too new to this who thing to recommend them. I'm sure if you go to the health food store and ask they may be able to find some other options for you as well. When looking for dairy free it is always best to look at the dark chocolate bars. Also, if you can have soy, there are a lot more options out there.

Also, Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips are gluten and dairy free. That mixed with a good dairy free version of a gluten-free cookie recipe could result in some awesome chocolate chip cookies :) I would post a recipe if I had one.

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There are a couple of other chocolate bars that I have also found at my local health food store (Earth Fare) but they do not specifically say gluten-free on the wrapper and I am too new to this who thing to recommend them.

That is my problem. I've been dairy free so long that I don't even think about it. I'm to new to the gluten free and not comfy with that part yet.

Looking to the dark chocolate is the best way to start. Obviously milk chocolate and white chocolate are out. We eliminate some artificials too and I can still find 1 or 2 choices at a regular store.

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