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hi to everyone, I just found this forum, and I hope I will get alot of good informations here.<br><br><br><br>
I just wanted to hear from someone of you, who had a similair experience. about 5 days ago, I decided not to consume cow's milk and it's products anymore. I consume alot od fruit, veggies, cereals, and fish (one or two days per week).<br><br><br><br>
I felt fine for the first few days, but now I have a headache that lasts two days already. it is not a very strong headacke, but is present all of the time. can it be because of the detoxication perocess? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:">
 

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hi m.v.<br><br><br><br>
i've had similar experiences, and i've wondered if they were diet related, or if that was coincidental. i can't say that i have had more frequent or more intense headaches since becoming veg. in fact, i've hardly ever suffered from them. maybe someone with more medical literacy will jump in and share their insight.<br><br><br><br>
on another note - i want to gently point out that fish is not considered vegetarian. you may see some reaction here to that statement - just a heads-up.
 

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your body could possibly be going through a detox with the absence of dairy.<br><br><br><br>
My own personal dairy-detox consisted of large amounts of unpleasant flatus, which may have to do with how little dairy I consumed in the first place, and is less severe than others have dealt with.<br><br>
I digress.<br><br><br><br>
You might also experience cravings, as dairy seems to be addictive in varying degrees. But strive forward! Eventually your body will adjust, and will be much much better for it! (As well as the cows' bodies!)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
You could try and "trick" your brain by drinking a glass of nut milk (soy,hazel,almond,etc) but I'm not sure how effective this would be, as the detox and withdrawal is more physical than mental anyhow. Although if it works or not, it would still be yummy so... yeah <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I still have a headacke today, thii is the third day. I have been drinking alot of water, probably about 3 lit daily.<br><br><br><br>
in the last few days I have been consuming bananas, which I used rarely in the past, so I was wonderng, maybe the headacke could come from the bananas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br><br><br>
and for the cravings: did not have any so far.<br><br><br><br>
I was not a consumer of raw milk, I ate alot of yogurt's and cheese.<br><br><br><br>
I do not like soy milk, but almond milk is my favourite <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i am not a fan of soy milk either but there is one that i tried that is delicious. try vitasoy soy milk you should be able to find it in your local health food store.
 

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We just gave up all dairy too! And eggs as well. I (but not hubby) experienced a mild persistent headache for the first few days, and now it seems I have adapted and I feel great!!!!! My husband was just telling me this mornng too that he can't get over how good he feels!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pibo.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":pibo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><br><br><br><br>
We have also been making sure we eat a healthy breakfast every day so perhaps that is helping?<br><br><br><br>
Every morning we have Mother's Own oat bran cereal with a topping of chopped walnuts, raw flax seed, brown sugar and cinnamon and some soy coffee creamer.
 

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Hi all<br><br><br><br>
I am new to vegetarianism (six months now), but have not drank milk for many years.<br><br><br><br>
I grew up on a sugar beet farm, but our family kept some dairy cattle. Being the oldest of four farm boys, milking the cows was one of my responsibilities. I never thought much about vegetarianism or the dangers of milk in those days, but when our neighbors installed automatic milking machines, I did witness things that left me with little interest in drinking milk.<br><br><br><br>
Hand milking leaves a cows utter relatively unharmed, but cows develop lesions both on the interior and exterior of an utter when dairy farmers use milking machines. I observed that use of milking machines caused a cows utter to become infected and excrete blood and pus. When I discovered blood and pus in nearly every batch of milk, I got pretty discussed with the whole process and quit drinking milk.<br><br><br><br>
Typically, dairy farmers respond to this problem by injecting dairy cattle with penicillin and steroids. During those days on the farm, I never made the connection between the injections and other problems people have, other than the blood and pus, that milk passes onto consumers. I also realized that this process was really not good for the animal.<br><br><br><br>
It was another twenty years before I read an article about young children developing resistance to antibiotics and made another mental jump. These days, milk is on the list of the most dangerous poisons to avoid consuming along with soda pop, cigarettes and fried foods.<br><br><br><br>
Now, mostly for health reasons I am joining the world of vegetarians. I am almost vegan, but still eat eggs. I am excited by this web site and look forward to joining in on some of the discussions.
 

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hi mattejordan!<br><br>
when I was a kid, we had a few cows too. actually I remember the day we sold the cow.... it was about 30 years ago.<br><br>
I beleive every word you wrote.<br><br>
when I was a kid, my gradparents did not have a milkmachine, but today everyone has them.<br><br><br><br>
well, I have to continue with my story.<br><br>
so, yesterday, it was the 4th day of my dairy-free headacke. I got firghtened, and I was really worried cause I never had such a headacke - lasting 4 days!!! at the and of the day, I could not resist anymore, so I ate a piece of mozarella cheese, just to see what would happen. a few hours later, my headacke was gone, today I feel fine.<br><br><br><br>
but, I will try to go dairy free again, starting next week.<br><br><br><br>
after this adventure of mine, I wonder: why did I have such a long-lasting headacke? Now I am sure that dairys were the cause.<br><br>
but I wonder: am I addicted to dairy's, do they have some chemical in them that I missed in the last days so I got a headacke? or is it just the process of cleaning my body and getting rid of some toxins?<br><br><br><br>
I have to tell you that I live in croatia, and the milk here is not like in the US. we do not use bovine growth hormone like in the US. but I'm sure we use antibiotics.
 
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