I spent most of the month January feeling awful, going to the doctor and having tests done, and getting one negative test result after another. Each doctor visit would add to the list of what wasn’t wrong with me. I had no appetite, and whenever I did eat I felt worse. I ate a lot of Greek yogurt because it’s supposed to be good for you and easy on your stomach.
Then last week my primary doctor suggested I try cutting wheat and dairy out of my diet. I had already been avoiding wheat for a week at that point with no change, so I decided I might as well cut out dairy, too.
Within four days I was feeling amazingly better, and each new day seems to bring more improvement. Symptoms I had experienced even before January have also gone away. I am so happy!
The sad part is that every day I remember another favorite dish that I won’t be able to eat if I remain dairy free. Of the 59 recipes on my Recipe Index, 27 include some sort of dairy ingredient, either milk, cheese, or butter. A few others include bread that has milk in it. And I don’t even have a recipe for my favorite dessert – cheesecake – posted here.
But that’s okay, because if it makes me feel better I can avoid dairy. I’ve decided, though, to try to share dairy free recipes for Recipe Friday from here on out. I don’t have a recipe this week, but starting next week I’ll start sharing some new ones – all dairy free.