I can hardly look at the cheese balls sold in the supermarket. A piece of halved yellow halogay cheese in my refrigerator.
My dreams from cheese are broken.
Soon after life without restriction, is it possible that cheese is more enemy than friend? What is an addict to something that is not good for my body?
These questions began to look like a few months ago when I started recording an episode for my podcast on BBC: All Hail Kale on whether dairy products are a question we should be concerned about.
Between Pleasure and Moderation
For some time I was studying the logic of adults who drink milk.
While milk and dairy products, such as cheese and yoghurt, are good sources of protein and calcium, and can be part of a healthy and balanced diet, as Dr. Michael Greger of NutrionFacts.org explained: "There is no animal that drinks milk on the planet after quitting, and further, consuming milk of other species does not make much sense. "
Greger has made a series of studies that show the potential effect of shortening the life of drinking this "hormonal pepper".
I always thought that cheese, compared to others, was a more mature dairy product, perhaps benign or even more useful.
It fits into the mental image of Greek and Italian elders who have generously scattered feta cheese and cheese, but in reality it is only a low to moderate portion of cheese in the holy Mediterranean diet.
I also decided that the childhood diagnosis of lactose intolerance can not prevent me from eating bread cheese in India or eating a piece of bread in the fondue during skiing.
Perhaps this feeling of neglect mixed with illusion is the result of actual addiction.
The American doctor controversially called cheese as a "lair craze" (none of the professors I spoke supported this theory) for alleged addiction, opiate-like chemicals, and even suggested a three-step program to remove cheese in the diet, something like type of detoxification of cheese.
Step 1: You know why you want to break cheese.
Well, really, I do not want to break with him.
But for the journalistic purpose of checking whether the cheese is a less awesome way of milk, I took out my head from the sand (which allegedly fermented a special Turkish cheese) and contacted three great dietary weights,
Everyone agreed that the entry of milk from other species is something strange and that adults do not have to take it.
But can consolation be achieved in terms of cheese?
Dr. Michael Greger follows a hard line: With his combination of concentrated sodium and fat, he should not be part of our daily diet.
"Let's be part of a special occasion more than part of the day," says an expert.
Dr. Walter Willett, a nutrition nutrition professor at the Harvard Public Health School, has a semi-hard look at cheese.
"It does not seem to have the same effects that boost growth compared to those in milk, eat your Brie in moderate amounts and enjoy," he says, and recommends eating only one meal of dairy products per day.
But at Cornell University, a professor of nutrition David Levitsky has a somewhat milder stance on the dangers of dairy products and admits he eats a tiny cheese plate every night before dinner.
"I enjoy it, but I do not like large amounts of cheese."
In a way, the consensus is that cheese should not be in the upper part of the spectrum.
30 years later …
With the intention of removing the blindfold, I went to my physician, Enam Abood, at the Harley Street Health Center to analyze my lactose intolerance 30 years after the first diagnosis.
He confirmed not only that I was still intolerant of lactose but ignorance could affect my bowel.
According to Dr. Abood, I probably do not absorb vitamins and minerals, which is not good for my immune system, my energy level, and even for my mood.
Damage may be the result of my excessive consumption of dairy products going back.
Abood recommended that if I eat cheese, I take a lactose tablet that would give me an enzyme that I, like many people like me, do not have to be able to properly digest dairy products.
Lactose is an enzyme that breaks down lactose in glucose and galactose.
One of the positive aspects of my medical journeys was that my bowel specialist said that part of the unpasteurized unpasteurized cheese was a gift to the intestinal microbial.
After making the podcast chapter about the key role of hose in our mood, it seems logical to keep the cheese on the table.
I've never gone so far to think about the second step: think about what you can do to change the recipes that you already have. Step 3: Think about non-dairy cheeses.
It's too much to think about digesting them.
Instead, I think it's worrying to get the final answers to the diet.
I think I should remember to take the lactose enzyme pills, because my bowel would certainly want a piece of Roqueforta … tomorrow.