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laurabg

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Hi

Does anyone know of a dairy free butter alternative?
Trying to cook a christmas treat for myself.  Use to use soya and had dreadful flares.

Many Thanks

Laura


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Gastritis and Relux - diagnosed March 2009
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Eva

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How about almond butter? It's yummy and nutritious. I buy Meridian brand from my local healthfood shop. 
Eva

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Olivio? Think this is just olive oil in a spread but best to check ingredients.
laurabg

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Hi Eva

Thanks ever so much for the suggestions.
I'm finding most spreads have soya lecithin which i'm pretty sure
causes me problems.
I'm wondering if I could use the almond butter for baking a cake?
Or is it rich like a alternative peanut butter.
Thanks
Laura

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Chronic IC - Diagnosed Dec 2009 via cystoscopy
Pelvic Floor prolapse with Cystocele,Rectocele,Sigmoidocele, Enterocele - diagnosed 2009
Gastritis and Relux - diagnosed March 2009
Milk allergy - diagnosed March 2010
Ibruprofen allergy - diagnosed June 2011
Hypothyroidism - diadnosed 2002
Reactive hypoglycemia - summer 2010
Vit d deficient- summer 2011
Elhers Danlos Type 111 - diagnosed Oct 2011
Vestibular dysfunction - Diagnosed Dec 2011
I will never see myself as the above. They
don't own me. I own them.
My 4years of hell are nearly over and I'm up and living again. No thanks to Antibotics .
Eva

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Yes, almond butter is rich like peanut butter (I eat it spread on rice cakes or on slices of apple - a yummy and nutritious treat). For an alternative to butter for cake making, coconut butter springs to mind - I have not tried it myself tho.

I haven't seen it in shops, only online, e.g. Higher Nature site: http://www.highernature.co.uk: 
 
"Suggested usage: Use instead of cooking oils, butter or margarine. Or try in biscuits, cakes, muffins, pie-crusts or pancake batter."

PS. Just asked a friend who says u can buy it in Asian shops.

laurabg

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Hi Eva

Thank you so much.
I will track both down. 

Thanks
Laura

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Chronic IC - Diagnosed Dec 2009 via cystoscopy
Pelvic Floor prolapse with Cystocele,Rectocele,Sigmoidocele, Enterocele - diagnosed 2009
Gastritis and Relux - diagnosed March 2009
Milk allergy - diagnosed March 2010
Ibruprofen allergy - diagnosed June 2011
Hypothyroidism - diadnosed 2002
Reactive hypoglycemia - summer 2010
Vit d deficient- summer 2011
Elhers Danlos Type 111 - diagnosed Oct 2011
Vestibular dysfunction - Diagnosed Dec 2011
I will never see myself as the above. They
don't own me. I own them.
My 4years of hell are nearly over and I'm up and living again. No thanks to Antibotics .
laurabg

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Hi

Well what lovely Christmas food I've had.  I allowed myself a small some sugar.
Thanks it for the coconut butter suggestion its fabulous. 

Thank you

Laura

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Chronic IC - Diagnosed Dec 2009 via cystoscopy
Pelvic Floor prolapse with Cystocele,Rectocele,Sigmoidocele, Enterocele - diagnosed 2009
Gastritis and Relux - diagnosed March 2009
Milk allergy - diagnosed March 2010
Ibruprofen allergy - diagnosed June 2011
Hypothyroidism - diadnosed 2002
Reactive hypoglycemia - summer 2010
Vit d deficient- summer 2011
Elhers Danlos Type 111 - diagnosed Oct 2011
Vestibular dysfunction - Diagnosed Dec 2011
I will never see myself as the above. They
don't own me. I own them.
My 4years of hell are nearly over and I'm up and living again. No thanks to Antibotics .
Eva

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Very glad it worked Laura. Many believe Soya unhealthy due to hormonal effect.
I think u said u were lactose intolerant? Have u tried goat's milk/yoghurt etc? It still has lactose but less than cow's. I know people who can have it without any ill effects whereas they react badly to cows' products. I've changed over to goat's milk and yoghurt as I've read that its easier to digest than dairy as the protein molecules are smaller. I love the taste of St. Helen's Farm goat's yoghurt - widely available - Tesco and Sainsbury stock it.

laurabg

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Hi Eva

Thanks for the post.  My milk allergy is quite bad.  I'm allegic to cow,sheep and goats products.  However I doing very well with Buffalo yoghurt and milk. Its  Alham Wood Organic farm they do farmers markets near me.  The protein in the milk is completely different and its higher in calcium than cow's milk.  Its really delicious and become very popular with family and friends. I'm hoping my lactose problems will carm down when my stomache etc carms down.

I did find using sugar at christmas may have set my symptoms off.  I was wondering if agave syrup would better to use next time.
Soya is very bad for me.  Its so over used in health food shops.

Happy New Year.  Many thanks for all the help.

Laura

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Chronic IC - Diagnosed Dec 2009 via cystoscopy
Pelvic Floor prolapse with Cystocele,Rectocele,Sigmoidocele, Enterocele - diagnosed 2009
Gastritis and Relux - diagnosed March 2009
Milk allergy - diagnosed March 2010
Ibruprofen allergy - diagnosed June 2011
Hypothyroidism - diadnosed 2002
Reactive hypoglycemia - summer 2010
Vit d deficient- summer 2011
Elhers Danlos Type 111 - diagnosed Oct 2011
Vestibular dysfunction - Diagnosed Dec 2011
I will never see myself as the above. They
don't own me. I own them.
My 4years of hell are nearly over and I'm up and living again. No thanks to Antibotics .
little_ducks

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Dear Laura,
I have a dairy intolerance and have had from childhood and now have problems with many grains and soya so I will attempt to pass on what I know...
I used to eat soya spread too but I have a terrible reaction to both soya and wheat! Watch out for chocolate because it nearly always has soya lecithin in, but good news Montezumas has a wide range of dark chocolate without soya added!
Anyway I use a brand called pure who make a range of different spreads, I used to use the soya one but switched to the sunflower one and its great doesn't cause any side effects what so ever. It seems to be available in most supermarkets
As someone else mentioned coconut butter thought I'd post a website that stocks a really good coconut butter that is organic and fairtrade. I use it for cooking, on my skin, on my hair. Its a brilliant body product because it has no horrible chemicals, just one ingredient, and it really moisturizes the skin. http://www.akomaskincare.co.uk
As for agave syrup I'd be careful with using too much of it, because it is so processed that many believe it to be just as bad if not worse than sugar. Have you ever used fruitsana? I believe tate and lyle also make a sugar subsitute from the fruit sugar of oranges, not sure what its called (but I know my mum cooked all our christmas puddings and cake with it this year because my grandma is diabetic) The good thing about fruit sugar is that its quite a bit sweeter than sugar and so you can use less of it. How are you with honey? I often have baked cakes with honey and they are delicious. I also wanted to say you may find that you react worse to white sugar than to brown, white sugar especially sugar beet sugar is not good!! Brown cane sugar is much better because it has not been through so many processes before reaching the shelf. Again brown cane sugar (the darker the better) is sweeter than white sugar so you can use less of it in baking.

I hope you find any of the above helfpul.
little_ducks


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