Let’s talk about dairy…
There is a lot of conflicting information out there about dairy and how it interacts with the body.
Dairy tolerance is very individual! It is right for some women at some times and not right for others…ever!
So, there are two factors that determine whether or not dairy is right for you: your overall gut health and if you have an inflammatory response.
So what’s good about dairy?
– High in protein
– Easy to digest (typically)
– Assists in muscle building
What are the challenges with dairy?
– Can be inflammatory: this can manifest as skin issues/acne, gut issues, bloating, diarrhea, joint issues, etc
– Increases mucus production
Whether or not to eat dairy, really depends on what your body needs. How’s your gut health? What forms of dairy are you eating?
A good way to discover how your body reacts to dairy is to cut it out for at least a week and see if you notice any positive changes.
If you add dairy back in and things get worse, then you know that it is having a negative impact.
This doesn’t mean you necessarily have to avoid dairy forever, but you will want to take steps to work on your gut before reintroducing it.
If you are interested in learning more about how to individualize nutrition to YOUR body and goals, I would love to work with you. We start with DUTCH hormone testing and then create a personalized protocol for YOU.
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