So I have a tough decision to make.  I’ve been gluten free since February and now my doctor would like me to go dairy free.  My heart almost sank when she said it, but I tested positive for a gluten and dairy intolerance.  I’m into health and wellness, but I’m not well-versed on the intolerance vs. the allergy issue when it comes to food.  Still, since I’ve been gluten free my blood work has gotten better each quarter. 

That makes me feel like the answer should be obvious.  Something in my body is saying dairy doesn’t agree with it so I should just give it up.  I’m still allowed goat’s milk, goat’s cheese and buffalo mozzarella.  This change would be good for my body.  On some level it should be a no brainer; so why is the decision so hard?

Food is such a part of our social world.  I’m lucky.  My family has been really good and supportive about my gluten free diet.  I did not want to tell them they might have to accommodate me more, especially since it’s hard to explain the reasoning.  I’m not really allergic, after all. 

In the scheme of things this decision is small potatoes.  And I may just cut back on dairy considerably and see how I do with that. 

Anyone have any tips on how giving up dairy has helped them (keep in mind, I don’t notice any problems)?  Or how you took the leap, assuming you really didn’t want to?