I know that strict paleo doesn't include grains, dairy or legumes. However, I think the majority of people here are flexible with what they eat. Butter and cream seem to be sacred gods on this site.
I was wondering if I could do some sort of poll about whether you take into consideration your background in deciding whether or not your body can handle a food. I know just trying it out is the best way to do it, but sometimes it's just hard to read your body, you know? Or should I just shut up and stop being crazy?
For me, I'm Asian. I'm the first person in my "line" to be introduced to milk products as my parents grew up without any of that (grew up in rural poor areas), and my grandparents and so forth never had it as far as I know. I LOVE dairy. I want to marry yogurt and kefir but I don't know if this would be "okay" for me to include in my diet. I don't THINK it causes problems but there is so much going on at once that it is difficult to isolate. Other people from different backgrounds (e.g. European) may have had milk, from either cows or goats going back thousands of years before the Asians.
Just curious. Fire away.