Am I lactose intolerant? Possibly. My body is at least “unwilling to accept” lactose at the moment. There’s a big beef between milk and me — and I’m determined to get to the bottom of it.
I don’t have a life-threatening allergy to dairy products, but last night’s evening of pain and nausea from a lactose-laden meal left me puzzled. I didn’t struggle to re-introduce dairy in small doses after my Daniel Plan Detox, so why the unsettled stomach now?
Dr. Mark Hyman, co-author of The Daniel Plan, sums up some potential pitfalls and conspiracy theories related to dairy in this video.
If you’re interested in his de-bunking of the USDA Food Pyramid in its entirety, watch the whole thing. If you’re just curious about dairy, skip ahead to 5 minutes in.
Is the dairy industry out to destroy us? Eh, I doubt it. But man, my stomach hurts.
What do you think? Have you struggled with dairy? Have anything to add to/counter Dr. Hyman’s research? Comment below – I’d love to hear your experiences!