So, I've had this sinus infection for a few days and have been avoiding dairy. And it hasn't been easy. And I can't tell if my body feels any differently from it because, well, all I feel is sick. However, while researching just why we're not “supposed to” eat dairy while sick — we all heard it made us more congested but I wanted to read some facts– I discovered an interesting article.
And while I don't like to take any dietary advice to heart 100%, I feel it's worth trying almost any diet alteration for a short period of time (within reasonable healthfulness of course) to see how one's body responds and reacts.
So…that said, I'm going to try giving up dairy for about 2 weeks. I'm not necessarily going to be reading all labels for any traces of milk or dairy, just avoiding the big guns and substituting almond milk, rice milk or some soy products where I feel like it. I am not certain exactly when I'll start as I have 1/2 gallon of milk and a few kinds of cheese in the fridge now, but when I do, I'll be sure to record any changes I notice in how I feel in a post here.
Here's the artice that sparked this idea.