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kyle Nelson
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   Posted 3/6/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
i am lactose intolerant (so i thought). I tried some scd yogurt because they claim it can be consumed by people who have trouble with cows milk. i had a pretty bad reaction to it. has anyone else had this issue? i was hoping that this diet might work for me. i read online that another milk-related allergen is beta-lactoglobulin. does anyone here have this problem? i would love to know. thanks

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   Posted 3/6/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I know at the yahoo SCD group they say you must start very, VERY slowly with the yogurt--like a tablespoon a day for the first few days, gradually increasing. Did you eat a lot the first time?

Interesting about the beta-lactoglobulin allergy... I wonder if that's similar to a casein allergy? Casein is a protein in cow's milk which many people are sensitive/allergic to. The SCD diet puts forth that if you have a casein allergy you might have more success making your yogurt from goat's milk. I've noticed that there are still a very few people who cannot tolerate even the goat's milk, so they make their yogurt from nut milk (like almond milk). After all, it's the beneficial bacteria in the yogurt that's important part!
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too.

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   Posted 3/6/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Personally, if I thought I had a particular food allergy, I'd avoid those foods even on the SCD diet. I have been diagnosed with a milk protein allergy (different than lactose intolerance), and I plan on trying the SCD diet, but still avoiding milk protein. I am by no means an expert on this though.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease; Meds: Entocort & Asacol; female in late 20s.

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   Posted 3/6/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
SCD yogurt has a large amount of probiotics in it, and people's bodies have to adjust to it slowly. Try eating just a teaspoon (or even half a teaspoon), and see if that goes over okay. Two ways that can help you tell if it's the milk protein or the probiotics that bother you are to freeze or cook the yogurt. The heat/cold will kill most of the probiotics. If you still react to it, then you know it's the milk protein that is the problem.

Also, if cow yogurt is a problem, you can try goat yogurt. Generally, people with a cow problem can handle goat. I've personally never tried it, but the popular opinion at the yahoo group is that raw goat milk makes a much better yogurt than pasteurized goat milk. A lot of people say the pasteurized tastes kind of funny. If the goat doesn't work out, you can try making yogurt from almond milk or coconut milk. A more difficult process, but it can be done. If all that fails, you may just have to take an acidophlius supplement instead.

And not to derail your thread, but I just wanted to share that my seasonal allergies are a gazillion times better since starting SCD (since 12/01/08). I don't know if it's the diet, or the raw local honey I eat everyday, but I haven't started itching yet, and there's a ton of stuff in bloom (I live in Arizona).
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