kirolak wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:49 pm
I'd say it is an evolutionary matter - we perhaps evolve beyond the need for products that cause hurt to other beings? I used to eat cheese (was brought up vegetarian & have NEVER tasted dead flesh) but once I gave it up, the eczema I had had all my life, cleared up overnight.
Recently there was a big study run in Israel, involving several families followed for many years, concerning peanut allergies. One grup of famillies were asked to avoid completely peanut products in the first year or two years of live of the kids (dont remember the details), while the other group were asked to introduce peanut as soon as the infant could begin to eat puree. the result? Tadam!!! The kids that were fed peanuts did NOT develop peanut allergy, while there were several cases of allergies in the group that avoid peanut at an early age.
It is counterintuitive, but when you understand how the immunitary system maturate in the infant it makes a lot of sense. At the beginning the immunitary system (IS) can attack anything and everything, the IS cells being made randomly. Then it maturates, meaning there is a triage where a distinction between the "self" and the "non-self" is made and the "self" recognizing IS cells are destroyed. "Self" means of course our own body, but also the normal environnement. The "non-self" are of course not destroyed because there is chance they may recognize an ennemy (bacteria, virus, etc). Understand here that none of those cells are created to attack a specific ennemy, none are made to attack the flu virus or a SARM bacteria. Our body simply produce billions of somewhat different imature lymphocytes, hoping that one of them could recognize the ennemy. When it does happen the lymphocytes that, by pure chance, can recognise it then begin to multiply, improve their potency against the ennemy and form what we call an "immunitary memory". That is the principe behind vaccine, and why we can catch most contagious disease only once.
I strongly think that your cheeze intolerancy is not a matter of evolutionnary process, but is simply because you were not exposed to dairy products when an infant.... Cow milk was not part of your environnement, so your body, during the maturation process, did not destroy the lymphocytes that could potentially attack milk proteins