Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » Do I Have a Casein Allergy?

Do I Have a Casein Allergy?


I have a confession to make. No I’m not a vegetarian or a closet smoker. However, and you might judge me for this admittance—I’m not down with cow dairy!

While small servings of goat cheese are totally fine, if someone sneaks the tiniest bit of heavy cream, milk, ice cream, butter, or cheeses from the moo-cow into my food, my body suffers a reaction that just isn’t pretty!

I have a casein allergy.

1. What is Casein Allergy?

While I—like the vast majority of the population—blamed lactose for what I just assumed was a straight-forward case of food intolerance. It was actually casein, one of the milk proteins (along with whey) that caused painful inflammation of my belly and respiratory system, itchy hives, tingling lips, headache, neck and shoulder aches, fatigue, and even puffy and irritated eyes to come on suddenly.

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • Best Forms of Exercise For People Over 50
    People entering their senior years have many reasons to remain active -- in fact, they may have more reasons to continue with or start a new physical activity regimen than...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Pancreatic Cancer: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, and Treatment
    Cancer of the pancreas is one of the more deadly forms of the disease – the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2018, about 55,440-people will be diagnosed in the U.S.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis in Women
    Multiple Sclerosis, often referred to as just MS, is an autoimmune neurological condition that can impact patients in various ways – and can even be fatal due to complications in...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Incredible Health Benefits of Cranberries
    Cranberries – they're a fruit that many people only eat during Thanksgiving, but there are many health benefits you may not be aware of that might want to make you eat them more...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Common Causes of Hypothyroidism
    Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland responsible for producing hormones failing to produce a sufficient amount of those hormones.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Diet Triggers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    As the name suggests, irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is definitely a point of irritation for those affected by it.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Dig Into These Incredible Health Benefits of Squash
    Squash is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you're considering something that's tasty and nutritious, but it does take a center role during holiday meals.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Pancreatic Cancer Diet: Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid
    The American Cancer Society estimates pancreatic cancer will strike approximately 55,440-people in the U.S. during 2018. Of that number, more than 44,000-are expected not to live.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Best Natural & Soothing Remedies for Cold Sores
    Cold sores are extremely unpleasant, and can even be a little embarrassing. Anyone who has experienced one (and there are many people who suffer from them on a regular basis), can...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Pumping Out Common Types and Symptoms of Heart Failure
    When you hear the term "heart failure," it's never a good thing – however, it's also not a simple thing.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • What Every Woman Should Know About Her Thyroid
    Thyroid problems affect millions of women in North America each year. And yet we still don't know a lot about these kinds of problems.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Incredible Health Benefits of Apples
    There's nothing better than biting into a crisp red apple, especially in the season of fall when everyone is rushing to the nearest orchard to pick their own basket of apples (and...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Best Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones
    Kidney stones can lead to severe pain when they become dislodged or block the urinary tube leading out of the body. So, needless to say, it's preferable not to have them.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Reasons to Fall out of Love with Toxic Relationships
    When we're "in love" or think we're in love with someone, it's sometimes difficult to recognize the signs that you're not being treated as well as you should be.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Facts All Men Should Know About Heart Disease
    Heart disease is admittedly not a fun dinnertime topic, but it's a serious issue that men (and women) should be aware of. According to Healthline.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice