one week of no dairy and i am pretty much convinced that it is milk proteins that are responsible for my near constant congestion. i slipped up nearly daily and ate cheese (and that chocolate that gave me a stomach ache and the most delicious smoked salmon pasta in cream sauce...), but i did have two whole soy lattes and well, they were not as bad as i had expected.
i won't make any huge changes to my diet, but i will be more mindful of when i consume dairy and try and make changes like drinking soy lattes instead of cow's milk lattes.
and there, internet, you have the dairy update. don't pretend you weren't anticipating it!