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    Need Help Replacing Dairy
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    Anon_28841 posted:
    Hello,

    What are some good substitutes for dairy? I want to try a dairy elimination for headaches, but I am vegetarian and I am vitamin D deficient and concerned with getting enough vitamin D, calcium, and iron. I can easily switch soy milk for cow milk, but what are some replacements for yogurt and cheese so I can be sure to get all the protein and calcium and vitamins I need? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    seeit2 responded:
    Sorry for the late reply. My DD has a milk allergy and we replace diary with soy and coconut products and supplement with D and calcium pills - but honestly, you can get D and calcium in fish, veggies, and other dietary means. If you really intend to do this long-term then I would sit down with a registered dietician for advice. They don't cost too much for an hour's consult.

    Anyway, you can check out www.godairyfree. org for tips about how to live well without dairy. At our house, we use Turtle Mountain's So Delicious yogurt (good to keep getting live cultures - and it is really yummy), Follow Your Heart (Vegan Gourmet) soy cheese, Silk. You'll need to read labels for ingredients like casein and whey - there is a previous post about that topic and you can always go to FAAN's website (www.foodallergy.org) for ingredients to watch for. And if you surf this page under "tips" and "resources" you'll find more great info and recipes. GL!
    Deb (40) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, DS (1) fearless and bottomless, peanut allergy


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