Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Testing Yourself

I just tried goat's milk to see if I could tolerate it--more out of curiosity than actually wanting yogurt. It's just everyone raves about how well they feel on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and yogurt seems to be critical part of the recovery on this healing plan. Research indicates goat's milk is healthier than cow's milk (which I totally believe since I think cow's milk is just not that healthy a food). Anyway, I felt stoned on the goat's milk yogurt. I took some enzymes so hopefully it will go away. I love how crisp and clear my brain feels being gluten and dairy and soy free. Anyway, then I remembered reading that eating yogurt was a really inefficient way of getting probiotics so I think I will stick with probiotics. I can't wait till this tingly feeling in my brain goes away. I definitely don't need a casein peptide test to know that I am sensitive to the protein in milk!

If you have put your kids on a gluten free/dairy free/soy free diet I highly recommend that you put yourself on the same eating plan. Not only does it make it easier, but you can empathize with them. When we go somewhere and my son or daughter is bummed about not being able to eat something I can say "I can't eat it either." I know that they feel less alone and it makes it easier for them to not be the only one who can't partake in something. In addition, if you clean yourself up and find you have similar sensitivities then you can use yourself as a guinea pig to see how you react to things.


Anonymous said...

You have a very nice blog :-)

Here´s a study in support of your experience:,_ECAP_2008,_Pelsser_et_al.pdf

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