It was interesting to find that there was another person diagnosed with bipolar, with more problems with depression than mania (like me), who found out she had food allergies. She saw an improvement in her moods when she stayed away from the food to which she was allergic. But is she really bipolar? Or is there a completely different disorder that a food allergy can cause that mimics the symptoms of bipolar? Or is the bipolar disorder just our bodies' inability to take in the vitamins or do whatever it needs to use that food in order to function properly?
Its been very difficult to shop or eat out without coming across milk ingredients. Its so infused in our society's food supply. I bought a container of hummus and it had a milk ingredient in it. A well-known soup brand had a milk ingredient (whey) in it's minestrone soup. We really have to read labels and not assume things are made like we think they are made. I've also come across milk ingredients in prescribed medicines. Oh, how I miss pizza! I have found replacements for lots of stuff, like ice cream made with soy, almond, or coconut milk and vegan cheese and butter. We do live in a time when we can find those substitutes in the store now, but the price is still higher considering the price of cow milk products.
I do think this milk allergy is a clue to something bigger and other than a bipolar disorder, but until then, I'll just keep eating my $5 box of 6-count chocolate-covered coconut ice cream on a stick. They are pretty good.