Welcome! My guest today is Alisa Fleming, who is a great resource for people who want to go dairy-free. She’s here to share her knowledge and expertise. Join us!
Alisa shares the following about her experience with dairy:
Alisa was allergic to milk as an infant, but never knew it until adulthood.
She spent her childhood and early adulthood being sick to the point of having an ER visit about once a week—all because of the allergy to milk protein!
Alisa HAD to make the change to dairy-free in a time when not a lot of information was available
She started a website about ten years ago to share helpful information with others.
Common symptoms of milk allergy include digestive issues, acne, restless leg syndrome, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and narcolepsy.
The proteins in different milks affect people differently. About 40% of people allergic to cow’s milk can tolerate goat’s milk!
Great substitutes for milk include almond, cashew, and coconut milk. Coconut milk works great for cooking and baking.
Alisa shares her technique for making cashew cream—it’s easy!
One of Alisa’s favorite go-to meals is Peanut Noodles. Ingredients include peanut butter, soy sauce, coconut milk, crushed red pepper, ginger, broccoli, and rice noodles. Tune in to hear how to make this delicious dish!
Many dairy products have acceptable substitutes that taste great! Alisa shares her favorite subs for yogurt, whipped cream, ice cream, and creamers.
Sometimes “accidental” dairy exposure happens, especially in restaurants. Alisa advises the following about dining out:
Call ahead or email to inquire about dairy-free options.
Be clear about the level of concern and the reasons.
When traveling, seek out chains that you can trust.
Be wary of buttered foods like meats, buns, steamed veggies, and pasta.
Alisa’s website has a list of restaurants with dairy-free options!
When living dairy-free, you can get adequate calcium without milk. Try orange juice, cereals, broccoli, greens, organic soy, and oranges.
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