Eggs and Dairy. Two of the foods that showed up the highest on my food sensitivities test….really high. I received a lot of advice about these foods, such as…
- Try goats milk products, goats milk is better for humans than cow.
- Only eat the egg yolks
- Remove for 30 days then slowly add them back in.
- Remove for 60 days then slowly add back in.
- Try egg substitutes
- Try fermented goats milk
- Try raw milk
I was able to prove that just because it’s advice doesn’t mean it’s right. I have gradually learned that…
- Dairy is dairy, goat or cow it may work for a little while but eventually the eczema doesn’t like it.
- What am I going to do with just this egg yolk first of all, secondly the eczema said nice try.
- Egg substitutes still have all kinds of chemicals and proteins…no bueno.
- So for 30 days I saw vast improvement! Now I’m gradually adding in a food that this eczema hates and I have to completely start over because I’m a big scaly dry mess!!!!
- Raw or fermented, it’s still dairy.
Like I said, well meaning but sorry not working. Anthony Williams (Medical Medium) had the best advice, remove the triggers till its completely gone. Not till it has improved, till it is completely gone!! How long will this take? Everyone is different, every illness is different. Patience is a great lesson in life here!
For me eggs and dairy cause inflammation in the body. It’s impossible to heal when you are inflamed. I have now found that egg substitutes such as “Egg Replacer” are just as bad. Egg substitutes are fine if you have a moral reason to avoid eating eggs. But if you have an allergy to the proteins and chemical compounds in eggs, replacing it with a product that is largely made up of the same proteins and chemical compounds is counterproductive. Basically it’s like eating the damn egg.
Eggs and dairy can be inflammatory for a lot of auto immune diseases. And yes raw, organic, pasteur – whatever label they have it’s still eggs and dairy. It’s the proteins and enzymes in these foods that can cause troubles.
Yes you can and yes I can live without eggs and dairy. We live in a country of abundance, there are endless other foods I get to eat. Changing my mindset was key. A few weeks ago I splurged for my birthday. The splurge lasted a couple of weeks. My face, arms and back were completely broken out for weeks! It was confirmation to me that feeling bad and having skin issues is not worth the few bites of cheese or the dessert with egg in it. The photo here on the right is my back, about 10 days apart.
It also inhibits healing, which is counterproductive to my goals.
This is my underarm, I hate having eczema here because with sweating it itches and burns like crazy! The photo on the left is from June 2016, post vacation skin…aka indulging. It cleared up a little bit off and on but nothing significant (despite being on an herbal supplement for skin). Then post birthday celebrations in early September it flared up to be as bad as it was in June. I finally got it, dairy and eggs is not helping me progress, even in small portions. So post birthday celebrations I limited animal proteins, juiced every day and bam, clear arms!!!!
Tips for Dairy and Egg Free Life
You can absolutely adjust!!
- Vegan recipes are very helpful. Bonus, I am far less bloated than ever before, who doesn’t love a flat tummy?
- Focus on the goal of healing.
- Learn along the way.
- Celebrate the mountains of amazing food you get to have.
- Roll your eyes when other people whine they they could never live without dairy and eggs.
- Be confident that you are in control of your body and your body is truly healing!
Egg and Dairy Free Breakfast
Breakfast seems to be the hard choice for those that are egg and dairy free. Here are some breakfast ideas.
- Steel cut oats (soaked overnight) and fruit with chia seeds and/or hemp seeds (protein and fat)
- Variation of the oats is quinoa with berries
- Leftover protein and veggies from dinner
- Smoothies with vegan protein and fat
- Fruit – I love watermelon with hemp seeds (fat and protein)
- Pancakes made with banana and ground oats.
- Coconut yogurt
- Search the internet for egg free / dairy free or vegan breakfasts, you’ll find quite a bit!