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Running with dairy and without

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I had already figured out that yogurt, over a matter of several days, was gradually increasing my resting pulse again.
Yesterday I tried having just a generous amount of cream in my coffee. When I went for a run on the treadmill, only 3 miles, my average pace was only 4 mph.
So today I skipped the cream and had almond milk instead. My average pace for the same distance was 4.3 mph.
So unfortunately it looks like even A2 raw milk causes some inflammation in my body, not as much as milk products from the grocery store, but still quite significant. So I decided, once again, to go without dairy and stocked up on coconut yogurt.
I may give it several months this time and the try a small almount of cream again to see what happens.
I may try to do a long run over 11-12 miles either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the weather.
Today I focused mostly on strength training where I am making fairly slow, but steady progress.
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    Doing well with your self anaylsis; thanks for the link, I will look into it

    1851 days ago
    I am not a milk lover, drink my camomile tea without milk in it, love my unsweetened almond milk, especially with a smoothie and very seldom have coffee and cream. i still love butter but switch it out once in a while for earth balance - margarine spread - vegan - I am learning a lot by reading your posts. thanks for sharing !
    1852 days ago
    Judy, here is an article about a test to find out about food sensitivities by monitoring heart rate. I had not known about this test and just figured it out by accident.
    1856 days ago
    Do you have a link explaining the pulse phenomenon? I know I heard of it, but I'm sure about the details of going about testing yourself.

    1857 days ago
    emoticon That stinks! I know how it is, unfortunately! emoticon
    1857 days ago
    I am lactose intolerant, so I try to avoid dairy also, but I just love milk, and can only drink it once in awhile, a little bit at a time.
    1857 days ago
    I'm sorry that you weren't able to turn to raw dairy as an alternative, but your tracking of all of this is really fascinating, and is making me think quite a bit. I haven't researched it, but do wonder if there would be any difference with sheep or goat's milk vs. cow's milk for you? Just a thought. I bought some goat's milk yogurt last week and I find the ummm... assertive flavor a little hard to get used to even though I do enjoy the taste of chevre. Good luck!
    1857 days ago
    I feel for you, Birgit. I'm in pretty deep (and yet conscious) denial about my need to stop eating yogurt and cream. I keep telling myself 'Okay, now when this container of yogurt is gone I won't get any more." But, then another one always seems to find its way into my shopping cart. Odd. And now I'm going to go look around for that will power I seem to have misplaced.
    1857 days ago
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    I would hate to never be able to have cream again. I need to look into that pulse rate thing and see if I can find out if anything affects me that way. Good research!
    1857 days ago
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