So, you want to go dairy-free. Maybe someone told you that it might help with your skin issues. Maybe you have noticed that you get gas and bloating after you eat dairy and your bowel movements are looser. Maybe dairy doesn’t seem to agree with you as well as it did when you were younger. Maybe you have decided to go vegan. Maybe you are celiac and you are suffering from cross-reactivity. Maybe you have a casein allergy. Or maybe you watched a video on conventional dairy farming and you have decided to give up milk for good. Whatever the reason, many more people are deciding to go dairy-free.
This is evidenced by the fact that the dairy-free trend is growing rapidly, as we have seen with the rising availability and selection of nut and seed milks and ice creams and dairy-free cheese alternatives in grocery stores. Most people know that dairy causes problems for people who suffer from lactose intolerance (in fact, 75% of the world’s population has a decreased ability to digest lactose after infancy) but it has also been associated with constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, skin problems like acne, and eczema, and chronic ear and sinus infections. Plus, many people are choosing to go dairy-free for ethical reasons as well.