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i used have my own goat milk years ago and made cottage cheese from it.

From some research during that time the old fashioned was to make cheese was to use a processed calf's stomache lining for the digestive enzymes in it.

My question is this....there is evidence i have become lactose intolerant would cheese be included as forbidden? As i understand it it is already a digested food (?)

i seem to be doing o.k. with butter, better then the part soy spread i was using.

i suspect, again from watching what turns things 'on' soy is a larger problem, my system has never did dealt well with legumes.

Any thoughts, advice, knowledge shared would be appreciated.

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A few thoughts about cheese... :P

- Being lactose intolerant and casein intolerant are two different things. Your intestines can stop producing lactase when they get damaged, but if they heal you might be able to process lactose again. Intolerance to casein is like intolerance to gluten... the only way to preserve your health is to cut it out of your diet.

- Many people are able to digest goat's milk or sheep's milk when they can't tolerate cow's milk. The proteins are slightly different. Also, one book I was reading (I think "Dangerous Grains") suggests that the only reason most people don't react to other milks is because they're not a regular part of your diet... if you had goat's milk every day it might be a different story (you could become sensitized).

- Butter only has traces of protein... it's 99% butterfat. So unless you're really sensitive, it probably won't give you a reaction (although it might still be damaging to your intestines).

- In a lot of cultures, milk is something only babies drink. I LOVE dairy products (I grew up in Wisconsin) so this has been a hard one for me to swallow (no pun intended)... but humans weren't really designed to drink milk from other animals or to keep drinking milk past the age of weaning.

- You're right that a lot of hard cheeses are made with rennet, which comes from the stomachs of calves (what a great education I had in the Wisconsin public schools B) ). You can find cheeses made in other ways... like kosher cheese, since you can't mix dairy and meat in kosher food.

I'm being cautious with soy too since I have a thyroid problem.

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