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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: rickymouse
When the wife and I cut out dairy, gluten, and sugar a few months back, I was sad to leave behind certain foods such as butter. Fortunately, I soon discovered clarified butter, or "ghee", which seems to have butyrate that survives the clarification process. Neat info s + f
originally posted by: Boadicea
This is very interesting to me. When my son was in the 4th and 5th grades, his teachers and counselors tried to tell me he was autistic. I didn't reject it out of hand because I knew my son wasn't "normal" in some ways and never really had been. But I also knew he was a really smart kid who was functioning just fine, and didn't see any need to "fix" what wasn't broken. So I didn't -- much to their chagrin!
We are also a butter family through and through. From buttered bread/toast to buttered veggies and noodles to baking/cooking with it. Always have been and always will be. I can't eat margarine. Even worse than the taste is the yukky film it leaves in my mouth for hours. And my kids say it does the same to them. So we would eat nothing rather than margarine. But for a while my son was using olive oil quite a bit, and he said that he'd find himself craving something cooked in butter or just toast and butter, so he's back to cooking with butter more often, and reserving olive oil for Italian/Mediterranean food.
So I wonder if this has something to do with this craving for butter he had. He says that now that he's using butter more, and switched back to whole milk from soy milk, that he's not had the cravings for butter again. And he's still not "typical" and never will be! But he's responsible and productive and successful and he's got my respect.