I'm really new to TF, so thanks for all the wonderful information you ladies and gents post here.
Before coming around to TF we were vegan, before that vegetarian. One major reason for avoiding dairy was it made my daughter wheeze quite a bit. We now have her wheezing under control (thank you, CLO!) and she doesn't react to dairy anymore.
We've been eating some dairy here and there and I feel good about adding more, but I'm worried about the correlation between diary (presumably pasteurized) and Type I diabetes. My husband has Type I and it is an auto-immune disorder. I'm assuming what happens is the dairy proteins leak into the body and excite the immune system, and then they attack the islet cells in the pancreas. I'm wondering if the denaturing of proteins due to pasteurization has anything to do with it.
I've started buying butter (my son has cavities and we can't afford butter oil) and my kids love it. I've also recently bought some greek yogurt and BuggaBoo devoured it, I think he would have eaten the whole quart in a day if I let him. I want to add cultured dairy into my diet in the form of kefir, yogurt, etc. However, I'm afraid of my children developing Type I through exposure to dairy.
Any advice or wisdom? Thank you!