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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I am casein intolerant and I was told by a doctor that because their is 0 protein in butter, that it is ok to eat. I can't help feel that he is wrong, but why is he wrong? Can anybody help me out?

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There are trace amounts of casein in butter. (Remember 0g on a nutrition label doesn't mean NONE. It means less than 0.5g per serving.) That said, some people who are casein intolerant do fine with moderate amounts of butter (I seem to, and I know I'm not the only one). It depends on how sensitive you are. (I'm assuming a 'standard' casein intolerance here, not a casein-induced enteropathy, which functions like celiac disease in causing intestinal damage.)

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hmm. well im not quite sure what to make of it. I have not fully understood my lab results. they said that I have an autoimmune reaction to cows milk. does this mean that milk will damage my intestines like gluten does?

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Well, if you are having an autoimmune reaction then yes, there is damage happening to your body somewhere. The autoimmune system attacking your own body IS the reaction. So yes. I wouldn't eat butter either. I tried and still had a reaction to it. To me, dairy is dairy.

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I, too, tested positive to casein. My doctor told me it would be fine for me to eat dairy and sour cream. I haven't been totally gluten free for long enough to take the chance. I am hoping after some healing that I can tolerate both butter and sour cream because I sure could use the calories.

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Butter has milk solids, so YES there is caesin in it. Not much, but it's there. If you want butter without the caesin, look into "clarified butter" (also known as) Ghee.

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I read that you can clarify butter by heating it up and removing the cloudy stuff that separates. Has anyone tried this?

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I am casein intolerant and I was told by a doctor that because their is 0 protein in butter, that it is ok to eat. I can't help feel that he is wrong, but why is he wrong? Can anybody help me out?

OK - my kid is severely allergic to dairy, and there is the protein in the butter. He is NOT lactose intolerant, he is anaphylactic to any and all dairy. So, we're not new to this, lol ;)

Do not try to clarify the butter either. There is still a chance of the protein being there and making you sick.

Smart Balance Light is casein free, and Fleishman's unsalted sticks I believe are as well (they have a lot of soy, which my son cannot tolerate). We love the Smart Balance, tastes just like butter.... at least what I remember butter tasting like, lol ;).

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hmm. well im not quite sure what to make of it. I have not fully understood my lab results. they said that I have an autoimmune reaction to cows milk. does this mean that milk will damage my intestines like gluten does?

Please could you let me know how you can be tested for an autoimmune reaction to c

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Please could you let me know how you can be tested for an autoimmune reaction to c

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