Coffee talk: Dairy and nut allergies

coffee talk, allergies, dairy, lactose, tree nuts

In my latest instagram stories I unboxed my Holland and Barrett probiotics and the Jake Vitamin bars. So I asked you if you wanted to see more food related posts on my blog and a lot of you said yes. This is how the subject for my second coffee talk post was born. Before I get started I’m just going to say: sit back with a cup of coffee and have fun reading this post. 

Background in allergies

When I was 19 I discovered that I was intolerant for dairy/lactose. At that moment I was in the middle of becoming a PE teacher, so I was doing loads of physical activities. I went to see a dietician to help me figure out a solution for my diet problems, because when you do a lot of physical activities you need protein and carbs. Most proteins are found in dairy products, which were just the once I couldn’t eat. So I went to dietician and was advised – among other things – to eat lots of tree nuts to compensate for the dairy products I missed. After eating tree nuts for a while I got a big rash at random moments. Finally I figured out – together with my GP – I was allergic to tree nuts. Apparently tree nuts are in the category of 6 food related items you can become allergic to overnight. 


My dairy allergy is actually its an intolerance, which means my body can tolerate a certain amount of dairy.  Though, I know from experience that my body even reacts on dairy/lactose inside medicine. So basically I cant tolerate little to no dairy and once I discovered my intolerance I had to cut every piece of dairy from my diet. After cutting dairy completely out of my diet and banning it out of my body, I can now eat products that could contain traces of dairy. While I’ve already finished my bachelor PE teacher degree I still do some physical activities, so I have to consciously think about eating protein. I always take a vegan protein shake after a workout or at least I try to if I don’t forget. I also take some supplements like vitamin B, probiotics, magnesium and calcium. Just to be sure that I get all the essential stuff and I really feel like it works for my body.  

Tree nuts

My tree nut allergy is really an allergy, but luckily I don’t get an anaphylactic reaction. So it is very easy, I just have to make sure to not eat them. If I don’t eat them I don’t get a rash. When I first discovered my allergy I couldn’t eat any products that contained nuts even the once with traces were giving me a rash. Nowadays I can eat products that could contain traces of nuts. I don’t really add anything to my diet in order to replace the tree nuts. Just don’t eat them works for me.

Please bare in mind that this is the way I deal with my allergies and what works for me. Don’t take this as medical advice, because I’m not a doctor or dietician. Though, I hope that liked reading this coffee talk posts and learning a little bit more about me!

signature, xoxo Annaleid, Actually Anna


  1. Leontien Bakker
    November 15, 2018 / 10:12 am

    interessant. xxx

    • Leontien Bakker
      November 15, 2018 / 10:13 am

      En de koffie was lekker ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Actually Anna
        November 21, 2018 / 10:28 pm

        Dat is mooi! ๐Ÿ™‚
        xoxo Annaleid

    • Actually Anna
      November 21, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      ja he mam! ๐Ÿ™‚
      xoxo Annaleid

  2. November 15, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Interesting post, thank you for sharing! My mum has a nut allergy, she always finds it hard when she’s in a cafe(or most places) buying something to eat because a lot of them do say that they may contain nuts!

    Chloe xx

    • Actually Anna
      November 21, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you so much I hope it was helpful! Yes I know how hard it is to buy food in a cafe or bar. I’m lucky enough that I can eat food that could contain traces, but I really feel her! Hope this post was of any help !
      xoxo Annaleid

  3. November 15, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    Ah I’m also lactose intolerant and I found out recently. Those stomach issues were happening too closely whenever I had some diary food. I try to have diary food only when I know I’m close to home haha.

    But nice to know a fellow lactose-intolerant blogger! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Actually Anna
      November 21, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      Yeah! Nice to meet you fellow lactose-intolerant blogger! It’s a relieve isn’t it when you finally find out what causes all the problems! I try to not eat any food that contains lactose, because I really don’t feel well afterwards. But I know the feeling you really want to be close to home if you eat any food that contains dairy! I hope this post was helpful to you ๐Ÿ™‚ And if you need any advice or have any questions please let me know and I’ll try to help you/answer them:) !
      xoxo Annaleid

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