16 days without dairy just ended - Happy Valentine's Day to me!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I don't know if it was the latte with almond milk last night that tasted a little bitter or the fact that I knew we had more than a gallon of full-fat raw A2 milk sitting in the fridge that would not keep more than a few more days now. But I decided that 16 days without dairy had been long enough.
I quickly want to add that it was not bad at all. Coconut milk, almond milk and coconut yogurt are all quite tasty. But I really felt like a cup of decaf with lots of heavy cream. So I did an experiment. I sat down and checked my pule for a number of minutes. It settled down around 70 average (68-72). I lifted the cup and moved it around a bit without drinking, pulse went up to 75, back to 70 average. Then I took a big swallow of coffee with at least 1/4 cup of heavy cream in it. Yum! I had missed that! Pulse went up to 76-78 and settled back down to 70 average again. Then I got brave and drank the rest of the mug. Pulse went up a tiny bit then settled back down to 70.
Half an hour later I decided to try some raw yogurt, also from A2 milk. My pulse still stayed close to 70. Now I'm pushing the issue and haveing another cup of decaf with heavy cream while I'm typing this. Pulse is up a little, but under 80, probably just due to the mixture of the caffeine in the decaf and the fact that I'm typing.
So I'm cautiously hopeful that I may be able to tolerate at least raw milk and milk products from A2 cows and also goats and sheep which are almost always A2.
I should add that I have been taking a probiotic on many days in the last two weeks which may have helped heal whatever damage was caused by all the dairy I could not digest well.
My cold is almost all gone so I will try to go for a run later and see how that works.
For anyone interested in learning about A1 and A2 milk take a look at this article: