Greetings! I am slowly adopting some of Ray Peat's ideas toward diet, as doing a traditional paleo diet was resulting in low-energy levels, weight gain, low libido, horrible cramps during period, related thyroid symptoms, etc...and I'm looking for some insight:
While doing a traditional paleo/GAPS diet, I developed an intolerance to cow's milk AND beef. When I consume either, my nose becomes stuffy and congested. So, in a quest to introduce more dairy products into my diet (à la Peat) I'm consuming goat dairy (cheese and milk) instead, and have eliminated all cow/beef products. I have no problems tolerating pasteurized goat's milk cheeses/milk. But I recently found a source for raw goat's milk. As soon as I drank a glass, my nose immediately became congested. I noticed the same pattern with raw-milk cheeses versus pasteurized-milk cheeses.
I was wondering why would this occur? I don't think it's the milk sugar, but rather the protein-components of goat's milk. Perhaps heating the milk first helps to break down some of the proteins, making it easier to digest?