Tbh I went full on plant based vegan from a typical carnist diet so I don't know whether it was cutting out meat, diary, eggs or increasing my veg and legume intake that made me feel good. I do remember cutting down massively on dairy when I was still omni for a few months, by happenstance though. It made my digestive problems a lot better, no cramps. It didn't clear the skin on my face because that's genetic (so says my dermatologist) but it did clear any blemishes I would get on my back or chest area.
I now have a regular and comfortable digestive system, have lots of energy, don't get headaches and my athletic performance is better. Still get colds but they don't hit me as hard. How much of that is cutting the dairy or the flesh though, honestly not sure.
Hello, been vegetarian for 25 years but am quite a bit overweight and was diagnosed with high cholesterol. After 4 weeks my cholesterol has improved a bit which is amazing and a good enough reason to stick with it for me x
I have been non dairy for a while now, a bit on and off though due to Xmas and b\days. So I can tell when my nose and eyes start to run , plus I sneeze and have a very irritating cough when I've had some dairy.
So I much prefer to be without it! (the rest of my family are veggie) Apart from omni dh Though he too is miles better when he's off dairy.
When I quit dairy my hay fever just stopped, apart from the odd sniff; previously I had a blocked nose May- September. My digestive issues got better too. If I have a small amount of dairy now I end up straight in the loo 😕
I've been reading a lot about this recently, as both of my kids are dairy haters. It seems that calcium can be really easily obtained from a veg rich diet, and that the only concern is iodine. So either include seaweed in your diet or supplement it. Lambert's does a good one.
Most human adults (and some babies) don't have the correct chemical in their gut to digest and benefit from dairy foods. The protein molecules are too large (think how much protein a calf needs to stand up in a day) compared to a baby who walks in approx one year.