Eating for me – I can’t argue with my body

by Anonymous, Australia

All my life I had suffered from chronic ear infections. Every couple of weeks I would get another ear infection, to the point where I would not be able to hear out of one or both of my ears sometimes for months at a time. I had seen numerous doctors and ear, nose and throat specialists. I’d had many medical tests conducted. I was finally told that this was a condition I would have my whole life. For me this didn’t feel right.

When I decided to stop eating dairy products, it took a few months for me to fully commit to this as I did not want to give up chocolate, but I noticed a dramatic change to my ear conditions when I did. My ears were clearer and my hearing improved and I didn’t have nearly as much pain and I didn’t get an infection during this time. When I ate dairy again the conditions immediately came back. I haven’t eaten dairy now for three years and in that time I haven’t had an ear infection and my hearing is back to normal, something I was told would never happen. At first this was hard to accept as I had a long held belief that I need to have dairy in my diet to have a healthy diet but I can’t argue with my body. I have felt much healthier since choosing not to have dairy.

216 thoughts on “Eating for me – I can’t argue with my body

  1. What is truly profound is that there is a greater truth. That is that we are able to live by our body instead of our minds and that actually this results in much greater health, as we now obviously can see that living by our minds does not truly support us or bring good health.

  2. Isn’t it extraordinary how what we eat is one of the last things we consider as being the source of the problem, and how dairy is considered vital for our health rather than the potential culprit.

  3. Chronic ear infections are debilitating to experience. That you removing dairy products from your diet anonymous made such a difference to your health is significant – and I have to add, I really don’t think we appreciate such an example of anecdotal evidence nearly enough in this world today.

  4. So many dogmas about what we should eat – the picture perfect pallet of food is a very desirable goal for us, often not for the nutrition of our body, but for that instagram picture. Why are we so obsessed with that?

  5. Ah this is gorgeous — listening to your body is the healthiest choice hence stopping dairy can be a very loving and supporting choice. To feel more clear in your mind, body and be connected more to your lightness (Soul).

  6. The truth of the body is undeniable – what’s more honest, clear and simple than a pain when we eat something that doesn’t agree with us, a headache when we’re frustrated or a strained muscle when we’ve pushed ourselves?

  7. A wonderful example of the power of certain foods to make our lives very miserable, but often we just ignore the misery and keep on eating them. But to take the power of choice back into our own hands and say no to these foods, in your case dairy, has the potential to change our health and our lives. Now who wouldn’t want that choice?

  8. You know anonymous you should be contacted by the medical society and tell your story. It would probably save them a couple of billions of dollars trying to fix other people with similar symptoms as you had.

  9. It is great to share your experience via this blog, as we have all taken on beliefs about we need this, that and the other in our diets, including dairy. I am sure this blog will inspire others just to experiment and see what happens.

  10. ‘I haven’t eaten dairy now for three years and in that time I haven’t had an ear infection and my hearing is back to normal, something I was told would never happen’. Wow, isn’t that incredible, you were told that would never happen! It is a gift we give to ourselves to experiment with removing foods from our diet and see what works and what dosen’t work. I know my body tells me loud and clear the foods that I have outgrown and no longer need. And if I still continue to eat them, I feel so tired afterwards that it is just not worth it.

  11. I love how the body shows very clearly that food and what we choose to eat has a big impact in all that we do. It impacts our thoughts, how we speak, and what we can feel because we all know how after eating certain foods, we can feel really heavy and bloated, but we made the choice of choosing comfort and the dulling of our awareness. This blog is a super example of experimenting and listening to the wisdom of your own body.

  12. Our body is very sensitive and I also found certain foods like dairy had quite an impact on my body which I tried to deny and ignore for some time – but eventually accepted that I had to let go of them, because in choosing to take more care of myself, the more I did not want to disregard my body and suffer the consequences.

    1. Yes and I have found that I absorb much more calcium through dark leafy vegetables so there was a real re-education I went through when I stopped eating dairy and had to ensure I supported my body in another way.

  13. It’s absurd that cows have become milking machines in order to supply us with a substance that just creates phlegm and dependency in the body.

  14. A simple example of how we are the ones that best know our own body when something does not feel right. It is great that you listened to what your body was communicating to make changes to your diet that has had an amazing turnaround to your health such that you no longer experience any symptoms. It shows how living with beliefs prevents us from listening to the truth within ourselves which the body reflects to us so well.

  15. Such a fundamental step: daring to see, feel and accept what certain foods do in our body and change our diet because of that. We are nowhere without our body and all we have to do is take super good care of it.

    1. Yes, I agree, Leigh, it starts with awareness about food and expands to other areas of life, thoughts, movements and activities, for everything influences the quality of our being.

      1. The movies depict this as the giant tub of ice-cream after being dumped as an extreme, but for example I crave salt or crunchy foods when angry. Once I clear the anger and express what was underneath and eat the salt food it tastes horrible! If I don’t clear the anger, then it takes a reaction from my body to get me to stop eating salty foods.

  16. Absolutely gold how our body talks to us and how loud it actually communicates. Quite literally you weren’t hearing the message. And how simple to change something, whether it is our diet, our way of moving, our thinking and observe the enormous change this causes.

  17. The simplicity of eating as guided by the body is in direct contrast to the complications that can arise with our health and wellbeing, even our moods, when we eat from ideals and beliefs.

    1. When it comes to food and what to eat, all we have to do is feel from our body, and one can ask, what do I feel to eat on this moment, the answer always comes, but the question is, do we listen or do we over-ride in favour of comfort?

  18. Contrary to expert nutritionist’s thinking, for me dairy is a poison in my body. My body always told me this whenever I drank milk, the taste alone made me gag. So did I listen? No. I learned that if we turned it into yoghurt and added honey, my body could no longer complain about the taste and if I turned it into cheese and ate it with sweet biscuits or crunchy crackers, then again my body seemed to just accept that I was not going to listen to it. But my body couldn’t process it as fast as I was eating it, so it ended being stored all around my body for it to try to deal with later. Then I got tinnitus as well, but never associated this with dairy until I learned this from Serge Benhayon’s presentations. So I quit dairy and the tinnitus cleared up.

  19. I had a very similar experience, Anonymous. I was always with constant discharge of mucus from my nose, even when I hadn’t a cold. I went to different doctors and finally the allergyst diagnosed that as a chronic rhinitis. I was 20 years old and according to that I should be medicated for the rest of my life for this condition. Fortunately someone suggested me to get rid the dairy products from my diet. I loved them, specially cheese, but gave it a try. In few months the condition I was diagnosed with, completely disappeared and never came back again. It’s clear that our body always speaks loud and plain. We just have to listen

  20. This is just one of the many stories I’ve read about where diet has directly influenced the symptoms someone was experiencing. I’ve never had severe food related symptoms like the one you’ve described, but it wasn’t until a short time after refining my diet and eliminating things like gluten and dairy that I noticed changes with my body. It turned out I had more symptoms than I realised, as I was so used to that being the norm.

  21. From my own personal experience I have found my body prefers not to have dairy, it loves the taste of it, yet I know that it’s difficult for my body to digest it, and I respect my body enough not to be tempted by the taste.

  22. I so love the title of this blog – can’t argue with my body, and it makes me laugh how much I have invested in fighting this losing battle when it makes so much more sense to simply listen and do what the body is asking for.

    1. Me too. We can’t argue with our bodies and really we should consider it a complete waste of time arguing with ourselves in general! Time to develop a loving and respectful relationship.

  23. It never ceases to amaze me how loud the body talks and the simplicity with which it does so, if we only choose to listen.

  24. Wise words when you say ‘I can’t argue with my body’ – the body carries a wisdom beyond words, it comes as a knowing that we can gain so much from if we tune into it and heed it!

  25. What an improvement from something so simple – and no need to take any medications or expensive supplements! Love the simplicity of this and how you were committed to giving it a go!

  26. Our bodies hold the key to much more than what we realise. In fact, our bodes mark the truth of our every choice, as you have beautifully shown us, and know exactly what is needed for us to live with the vitality and well-being that we are born to naturally live. We only need to listen. For in developing a loving and honouring relationship with our bodies we will discover there is more to us than our physicality, and there is whole other world to explore, of who we are and what we are here for.

  27. Yes a great specialist is someone who confirms our body’s natural messages, and is therefore not novel advice but familiar to what is already known.

  28. Our bodies always speak, sometimes more louder than others, so how great that yours was so crystal clear and how with changing your diet and dropping dairy you found a way which worked more harmoniously for you .. it’s interesting isn’t it how we often have beliefs which run counter to what our bodies say and it can take us some time to let them go, and defer to our bodies wisdom.

    1. Well said Monica, the body does speak loudly though sometimes we can not always understand what it is saying and hence it helps to hear another who may have had a similar experience so that we can be inspired to make a true change. Hence how beautiful it is to have a blog like this up – so if someone else out there has not considered removing dairy whilst experiencing ear nose or throat issues, this may be the next step to trial out.

  29. We are the experts when it comes to listening to and feeling our body. When something does not feel right and our body is communicating so clearly it makes sense to explore new ways in which we can truly nourish and nurture ourselves that feel more harmonious within our body and which naturally our body responds to the more we allow love and care to become our whole way of being.

  30. It’s amazing to see what happens when we look a little bit deeper at things. Dairy is just one of them that many many people are seeing real health benefits from not having it in their diet. I can see a level of sensitivity that also includes things that may only contain traces of dairy, or even that are not dairy, but are used by the body in the same way and so have the same impact. We get sold a way of being that continually keeps us in the dark and when the light comes on we wonder how our eyes we closed to something that is now so so obvious. Don’t take things as ‘just being how things are’, stop and ask questions and listen to what comes next. All around us is geared for us to continually be aware of things that aren’t supporting us and the only way to avoid it is choose to not see them.

  31. Yes it has also been my experience that these messages we get from our body are always loud and clear about what truly supports us and what does not in life – the question is how much effort do we put into suppressing and ignoring these messages and the inconvenient truth that they convey to us?

  32. We are fed so many beliefs and ideals about what food and how much or how little we should eat to benefit our health from the media but at the end of the day what is true for our body can only lie within as it is through listening and responding to our inner knowing that we get to know what is true for our body.

  33. There are so many opinions today about what is the right diet and food to eat but I am sure there will be many scientific studies to come on what diet best supports our body according to particular illnesses or diseases we have – makes sense to me.

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