Do dairy and milk cause inflamation for rheumatoid arthritis patients

Hello everyone,

I'm going to cut milk and dairy out of my diet and see what happens. I noticed that lately I've been drinking a lot of milk, and my inflammation is worse than before.

Say if something has dairy baked into it, is it okay to eat?

Kelsey Cowan
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I would just cut it completely out. For a lot of people, dairy is their main trigger. You’re going to feel so much better

Tiki Camp
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I hope so!

Kelsey Cowan 3 years

I cut out all dairy so even if it's baked in I don't eat it. For me, it's best to cut it completely out so I can see if my symptoms get better. I'll eventually add it back to see how well I'm able to tolerate it.

Elizabeth Lindsay
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I can’t do any cow dairy. Goat dairy is ok for me.

Maria Roberson
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Dairy free is the way to be! It will definitely help!

Renee Mejia
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I've also read, if a cow is grass fed it may make a difference if you can drink the milk or eat the meat. If you have inflammatory issues like we do, you don't want grain fed meat. Grain fed meat has higher Omega 6 which causes inflammation. So if you do try to add dairy in later you might want to try grass fed.

Elizabeth Lindsay
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I didn't think of that. Thanks.

Kelsey Cowan 3 years

You're welcome!

Elizabeth Lindsay 3 years

First just try the milk for a few weeks and see if that helps. All of our bodies are different.

Sherri Ponce
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kelsey I don't drink cow's milk any more I use homemade cashew and coconut milk or unsweetened store bought almond milk but I still eat cheese and yoghurt.. İf the thought of not having any dairy is difficulat for you it might be worth substituting nut milk for the actual milk but still letting yourself have a little cheese and yoghurt and seeing if that works. Also I am impressed that you asked about whether or not cooking the milk makes a difference. In Ayurveda cooked milk is seen as a different thing but I am not sure of the science behind it however I do know that both pasta and potato change their starch into a complex starch when cooked and then left to coo so perhaps there is some kind of process at play with milk also.

Bee Welch
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I focus more on CTM than Ayurveda, as I'm not sure about how useful it is either. In the past however, I have used chaste tree berry, and it worked too well for a different issue I had.

Kelsey Cowan 3 years

I was wondering what CTM is... Then I realised probably a different way of saying TCM?

Bee Welch 3 years

There are definitely a number of overlaps between Ayurveda and TCM when looking at herbal medicines...

Bee Welch 3 years

I don’t do dairy except for occasional and inflammation to the max now. I don’t eat meat either. Low carb too

Cindy Eastman
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I take camel's milk and I feel its good and feel improvement in the food allergies after taking camel's milk.

Riz Mccauley
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Dog's milk is very good for me....... JK I make my hemp seed, cacao bean milk. It has Omega 3 and lots of antioxidants....I haven't had any pain for about 3 months now. It seems to be working splendidly.

Alienadin Zamora
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Spider milk is best.

Julie Kidd 3 years

How does cacao bean milk taste?

Kelsey Cowan 3 years

Kelsey Cowan Chocolatey, naturally. I'd mix it with hemp seeds or cashew nuts/almonds etc. Though.

Alienadin Zamora 3 years

Interesting. Can I have your recipe?

Kelsey Cowan 3 years

Kelsey Cowan Sure, hemp seeds and cacao beans to your liking in a blender mixed with water and go.

Alienadin Zamora 3 years
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I would go 100% dairy free for six weeks, before trying any reintroduction of dairy. That way you’ll get a better message from your body of what it can and can’t handle. I can eat butter but no other dairy products or animal milk products.

Lucinda Gallo
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Cooking dairy does not change the protein (casein) that is often the issue for inflammation.

Lucinda Gallo
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That's good to know.

Kelsey Cowan 3 years

i guess it doesn't do much to the lactose either? Or otherwise lactose intolerant folks would be okay with heated milk... But I do wonder what it is that makes Ayurveda view heated milk differently... Maybe more to do with what they add to it before heating?

Bee Welch 3 years

I was swelled up like a beach ball when I did dairy..... My legs are literally half the size they used to be. Just stopped dairy 6 months ago. Had no idea it caused me an issue.

Tammy Denny
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Thanks for the tips everyone, I didn't have cereal and milk for breakfast like I usually do, and I'm seeing a difference already! My wrist feels much better!

Kelsey Cowan
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I've had skimmed milk for the 1st time in 3 weeks and inflammation flared eczema flared. But I was alright with ice-cream last week. Don't know if the composition is different in skimmed to full fat .

Kelly Hays
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stop all animal protein, have meals twice a day. Give gaps between meals as much as possible. 8 to 10 hours

Rahul Mueller
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not even chicken ...

Ada Sheppard 3 years

don't eat chicken

Rahul Mueller 3 years

Cutting dairy out of my diet has really helped me with fatigue and has helped me quite a bit with inflammation. There are a lot of great baked goods recipes that don't have to have dairy in them. For instance, you can supplement by using coconut milk or rice milk.

Lisa Rubio
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No

Ryder Curtis
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Agree... Not okay to eat.

Carolyn Kaplan 3 years

No

Cynthia Cornelius
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