loader from loading.io

Everything You Need to Know to Go Dairy Free with Alisa Fleming

Food As Medicine with Dr. Anh

Release Date: 02/01/2016

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.

How to Find Alisa and more:


Go Dairy Free by Alisa Fleming (available where books are sold)

Alisa has new books coming out in August!

www.allergyeats.com  (This website has extensive restaurant and allergy lists.)

Now it’s your turn!


WHAT changes have you made in your diet? 

HOW have those changes affected your health? 

WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle? 

WHO do you want to hear from?


Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.  


And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else.


Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!


  • My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy.
  • Summary of Pearls shared on the show
  • Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺