No, I’m allergic to enough other things that I would be pretty surprised if that did not include some food(s) too.
But, there’s also enough complicated health juggling going on already that I can’t help but figure that I’m probably better off not worrying too much about that unless it starts heading into “carry around an epi-pen” territory. *fingers crossed*
@katisconfused – Yeah, I haven’t felt great after eating meat again whenever I’ve had to go back on it (more than once over the years, for various disability reasons). At least for me, that was a more temporary system not used to it kind of thing.
That wouldn’t work the same as with stopping making lactase, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some people who were barely handling certain proteins, etc., couldn’t also have bigger problems once they’re not exposed to them for a while. With the autoimmune celiac BS, a lot of people (including me) get a lot more sensitive to trace amounts the longer we’re off gluten. Don’t know how that might work with actual allergies.
My lactose intolerance followed the more usual pattern and has stayed about the same since I was a toddler. Going totally off dairy for up to about 5 years at a time so far hasn’t seemed to change the threshold or anything, and I didn’t notice any difference eating it again. I’m still fine with a lot more at a time than he can handle before it cause problems, but that apparently varies quite a bit between people. (And nobody is sure why.) Still a little surprised that hasn’t noticeably changed, though.
How could you be against free college. Like if I think about student loans for more than a few minutes I think about jumping off a cliff have some pity damn
Because hundreds of thousands of people have already paid for their tuition. Should they be reimbursed? It’s not fair to the people who have already paid/ are paying for college. That’s why.
Yeah I love thinking how my kids are gonna cry and have panic attacks because of the heavy student loans they’re gonna have just because they want to go to a good school. Yeah I really want them to suffer just like I did bc yknow I paid why should they have it any easier than me?? I don’t want America to be better than I found it. Fuck future generations.
i dont think we should use cars because it’s not fair to the people who had to travel via horseback. should they be resurrected with necromancy and allowed to apply for a drivers license? think logically here
How is it fair to the people who now have to pay $100K for a four year college that I only had to pay $40K? Does that mean I suddenly have to pay $60K more for the education I already got, in order to make it fair?
Also I think the fact that smartphones exist and can take video is unfair because I wanted to own a video camera in the 1970′s and I couldn’t because they were too expensive. Either send me a smartphone back in time or stop using them.
A lot of decisions we make about what other people can and can’t have are rooted in bitterness and jealousy, and this thread illustrates that well
I may have commented on that before, but I was pretty surprised to find out that, yes, it is totally possible to stop being able to digest lactose as an adult, without other medical issues causing it.
Apparently, for a while in his early 20s Mr. C was at Poor Student Level “eat rice and literally not much else for months on end”. He at least didn’t get actual scurvy symptoms that way like one guy he knew (solution: time to add some cheap orange juice 😨). But, he did start getting violently ill when he started eating fresh dairy products again after just a few months without. With no clue why it was happening at first.
Kind of unusual, maybe especially coming from a country that keeps going back and forth between 1st and 2nd place in milk consumption–with the lactase persistence rates to match (96%). But yeah, apparently even in that case, not eating lactose for long enough can make you stop being able to digest it anymore.
Surprisingly successful experiment!
A small starter of Proper Swedish Buttermilk, which I tried culturing from a little of the Proper Swedish Sour Cream Mr. C felt a need to pick up to make some Proper Dip over the weekend 😉
(I didn’t notice that it tasted much different from other cultured sour cream, but hey. It is a slightly different culture from the usual crème fraîche, which I have also used to make buttermilk because you can’t just buy a jug at any store here. He was happy enough with it that I thought I might as well try to make more, easy as it is.)
That had me worried for a while. I just used what was left in the container for a starter (which explains the cup of milk batch), and the jar sat for a couple of days without doing anything obvious. It wasn’t going nasty, so I just left it alone and it did eventually thicken up and smell fine. The room temperature in here is not that high, so that probably didn’t help much. Not much of a waste if it hadn’t turned out, but I was pleasantly surprised it did. Hopefully it’s a strong enough culture to keep going past a few batches, but we’ll see.
That’s some condensation on the jar, BTW, because I just pulled it out of the fridge from earlier to put a spoonful into some cream. (Also some label residue, but yay reusing jars.) Planning to use more for a usable sized batch of actual filmjölk too, as soon as I get more milk at the store. He’s afraid to drink it or use it on cereal (seriously, Swedes do that) since he went lactose intolerant in college and suddenly got sick off the commercial stuff. Don’t blame him, even if longer cultured homemade shouldn’t have nearly as much lactose left.
But, it’s pretty good stuff, and should be useful even with kefir already going. If nothing else, for more Proper Sour Cream cheap 🙄
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