Does Everyone Need To Avoid Dairy!?

Dairy, especially cow milk, is one of the most common allergy or intolerance foods. If you have a true allergy, your body is reacting to the protein component of milk. If you have an intolerance or sensitivity, your ability to digest lactose, a sugar component of milk, may be lacking or impaired. Human breast milk contains lactose. To break it down and digest it, babies produce the enzyme lactase. When a baby is weaned, the lactase production gene is often turned off and production stops. From then on, instead of lactose being digested properly, it becomes food for gut bacteria, which produce gas as a byproduct. This can cause symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea. A rel

Spiced Red Lentil Slow Cooker Soup

Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 cups red lentils 2 15 ounce cans coconut milk 2 yellow onions, chopped 2 lemons, juiced 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest 5 1/2 tablespoons chopped ginger 1 bulb garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 8 cups chicken broth or chicken bone broth 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons dry thyme 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 bunch lacinato kale, chopped into bite size strips chopped cilantro, lime wedges and your favorite hot sauce for garnish Instructions: Combine all ingredients except 1/2 of the lemon juice, kale and garnishes in a slow cooker. Cook on low 5 hours.

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