The great dairy debate: How to tell if dairy is right for you Posted on March 20, 2017 by , 0 comments

The great dairy debate: How to tell if dairy is a food that helps or hurts you

Critics may say that the rise in food sensitivities is simply fashion, that it has no roots in science. These same people may also say that people are simply choosing to be sensitive rather than actually having real issues with certain foods. The truth is that the more science progresses and gives us better diagnostic tools the more we are able to learn about how our bodies process certain foods. Dairy is one such food.

Some people have no issues with dairy whatsoever. Other people may have issues with it but be unaware. Normal digestive challenges can quite possibly be aggravated by certain food groups, dairy among them. So how can you tell if dairy is a food you may be sensitive to? And what should you do if you discover you are sensitive?


First of all, if you are considering an elimination diet you should know that this could negatively impact the amount of nutrients you are getting from your diet. So if you are going to eliminate a certain food, check with a nutritionist or healthcare provider to ensure your body is fully supported and not at risk for any nutrient deficiencies.

Ask the professionals

If you suspect a dairy sensitivity, speak with your healthcare provider or a nutritionist. They will have knowledge and insight into whether or not you should be suspicious of dairy.

Read the labels

Dairy is a fairly ubiquitous product. It can be found in breads, snack foods, and frozen foods. Basically, if it’s a processed food, it may have dairy. If you do choose an elimination diet, start reading the labels of all processed foods that you consume.

What has been your experience with dairy? Tell us in the comments below!