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One of the Most Aggravating [and common] Dairy Allergy Myths Dispelled

I’m here today to clear a few things up when it comes to dairy allergy facts. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you know someone who suffers from dairy allergies, or you suffer from them yourself. I’m going to say something, and I want need you to repeat it with me:Milk was a Bad Choice Meme - Will Ferrell

SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS: “Not everyone is lactose intolerant! I will not assume that someone who says they’re allergic to dairy is lactose intolerant. In fact, lactose intolerancy isn’t an allergic reaction at all.” <fistpump>

Your reward for this deed: Dairy-Free Ahi Poke Recipe

Whew! Doesn’t that feel good? I can’t tell you how many people (nearly all I encounter) assume I’m lactose intolerant – oftentimes talking over me when I’m answering their question – when I tell them I’m allergic to milk…some are even lactose intolerant people! No worries though everyone – we’re all in this together. So let’s learn a bit:

An allergic reaction is an autoimmune defense – lactose intolerance is not an autoimmune response, it’s a digestion problem. For the parents out there, this has to be tough to tell whether the usual tummy ache and flushed skin is actually an allergic reaction to milk.

Here’s a breakdown to clear a few things up:

There are 2 Main Proteins in Milk: Casein & Whey

Apha-s1 Casein: This is the main protein found in cow milk, which is often referred to as the curd, or part of the milk that coagulates and solidifies. This is different from the casein in goat milk (alpha-s2 casein), so goat milk is often a match made in heaven when it comes to finding a cow milk alternative that tastes rich and creamy.

Whey: After milk curdles, the liquid that remains is called “whey”. Yep, that yucky stuff that you pour out of the cottage cheese container.

Yall Got Any More of that Whey Protein Meme - Dave Chappell | Tall Allergic Chick

Wait then – What IS lactose?

Believe it or not, lactose is just sugar that’s found in milk. Although it’s a natural sugar, it is a sugar nonetheless, and many people are unable to digest it. Something I’ve always wondered about is the connection between diabetes and lactose intolerance. Never needed to find out since it hasn’t affected me personally.

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Ending with this guy….because I just LOVE that he exists in the world! <3 Source

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Sources:
Breaking the Vicious Cycle
G.I. Kids
Mayo Clinic

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Ignoring Allergies for a Couple of Weeks – Thank you Zyrtec!

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Eating like a “normal” person is my favorite!

Now, this doesn’t mean that I’m going to go crazy and go right for those things I’m allergic to, but thanks to Zyrtec, I can forget about scrutinizing  labels, grilling people on the ingredients in food they made, and I can also forget about how lame it can feel turning delicious morsels down at parties or bringing my own snacks. It lets me focus more on what’s important – the Holidays! I’ll still be making some pretty cool allergen free stuff and sharing, but I’ll be having a lot more fun tasting  other stuff :)

Awesome thing I just learned – See’s Candy carries a lot of egg free and soy free candies and nothing says, “It’s the holidays!” like See’s. Click Here to view their allergy info.

My grandma always mailed us a box of nuts & chews every year for Christmas. The first one that I would choose to eat was the one that has the two chocolate covered wafers. Now, it wasn’t necessarily my favorite, but I probably just didn’t want my brother to get it. Every time we get this box we try to identify the rum nougat and throw it away, or try to get someone else to eat it! It’s so gross!