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I do not like milk and I have never tried kefir since it looks like milk. OK, honestly, I have an aversion to white foods <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: .<br>
I can handle sour cream, cream cheese and cottage cheese but thats all.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
TF is really new to me so im gathering information and would like to do it, but so much of what im reading involves dairy/milk. Can I skip the raw milks if I try to do the kefir?<br><br>
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I don't think you have to drink milk to adopt traditional foods. Just make sure you are getting the nutrients through another source. I'm Chinese, and my ancestors didn't drink milk. In fact, my sister in law complained after a recent trip to China that they couldn't find milk or dairy in the areas they visited.<br><br>
My ancestors got the same nutrients available in milk (calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, B12, etc) from other foods. Bone-in stews and bone broth (calcium, protein, minerals) are valued highly in China for their nourishing qualities and they use lard instead of butter in baking. Lard is the second richest source of Vitamin D after cod liver oil. Organ meats including liver were traditionally consumed. Amongst other things, liver is rich in vitamin B12, A, and other B vitamins.<br><br>
Other cultures may also not consume a lot of milk but can get their nutrients through other nutrient-dense foods. Cod liver oil is a superfood that is high in vitamins A and D, especially if you get the high vitamin cod liver oil.
 

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Have you even tried good milk? Obviously you don't have to if you don't wanna but it is something to consider.<br><br>
I personally cannot stand the taste of pasturized/homogenized "regular" milk. I don't like milk if anyone offers me that stuff. But I looooooove Organic Valley non-homogenized milk, and it's not even real raw milk!
 

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Well, when I was little I would throw up milk when they had us drink it in school. Obviously not the good milk. But this is a life long thing, and when I would try later to drink it, i gag. I think its mental.<br><br>
Of course I blame the formula I was fed as a baby, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Mayonase does the same, only i actually puke.<br><br>
I think I could do the kefir thing if its in a smoothie.<br>
Also, are all these grains necessary? I am so not an oatmeal porridge grain person. But I am headed to the bookstore tomorrow, so im gonna look up some books mentioned in the sticky.<br><br>
I really agree with the concept of traditional foods, I might just have to re-train my tastes a bit......ok, alot.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I don't like to drink milk. Never have, not even as a kid. I use it in my smoothies, eat raw ice cream, raw cheese, raw sour cream and whipped cream on berries, etc. Sometimes I use kefir in my smoothies, for a change.<br>
But, no, I never just drink milk. Bleh! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You can do TF without dairy or grains. It's more about the way you prepare foods and the nutrients in them than it is about particular foods.
 

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I agree...dont need dairy or grains to eat traditional...as a matter of fact, arguably the most traditional of all diet sis the paleo diet, which excludes dairy, grains and beans....<br><br>
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I am not a traditional foods person, but I wanted to tell you that my husband also has a strong aversion to white food, one that I think my son is beginning to share. He especially dislikes mayonaise, yogurt, and anything that's white and slimy. I wonder if that is common. (He was breastfed, so it has nothing to do with formula.)
 
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