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Why does milk taste off to me?

What causes my skim milk to taste off? I have thrown out many containers well before the due date thinking they were off, my husband says they are fine, our fridge is new too.....just seems to taste musty to me.
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I have the same problem and always have.  I never really liked milk growing up.  When I was throwing away milk my husband said was perfectly good, I decided that was why I didn't like milk.  My husband and I decided that he would be in charge of deciding when milk was bad, and I would just not drink it.  I would use milk he okayed in recipes though.  I also got to where I would "test" it by pouring some in boiling water.  If it curdled, it was bad. LOL

That is how we decided to handle the problem.  I hope it helps you.
God bless.
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That's an interesting problem.  I have that problem with milk, cheese, and other foods after surgeries.  Also in the Spring when hay fever hits my sinuses, food smells odd, tastes odd.

My wife can't stand the smell of milk and cheese.  She grew up in a Norweigen home where lots of odiferous cheeses and milk/cream products were consumed, and I guess overexposure created a great barrier.

That being said, one of my best friends had a stroke, and all food smelled bad/tasted worse, except... milk and milkshakes, they kept him alive for a while.
  
Complicated but really interesting topic.  I hope others contribute.

I can't handle the smell or taste of broccoli.  It makes me want to hurl.
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Maybe you just have a food sensitivity to dairy products, milk in particular.  Sensitivities aren't considered "true" allergies, but they can become "true" allergies.  It's a rather individual thing as to which people develop "true" allergies from certain sensitivities.  But, sensitivities to various types of foods can still make you feel sick, so it isn't unreasonable to consider using a milk substitute and staying away from the real thing.  I do recommend steering clear of using soy milk for many reasons, though.  Please consider any of the other milk substitutes first.  Rice and almond are two of the most common other milk substitutes.

Soy happens to be another really big allergen.  The majority of it is also GMO.  Most of us already get too many bio-estrogens, so we don't need to add phyto-estrogen to our exposure.  Only a thin margin of 1% of soy products made the traditional way are any good for us.  Mercola has written extensively about how soy is NOT health food.  So, this would be where to get more information on this.  

I just thought it in your best interests to steer you away from using soy milk as an alternative.

We all already know who should avoid almond milk substitutes, because most of us are aware of tree nut allergies for certain individuals.  But, people usually already know if they need to avoid the almond milk substitutes.

The thing is:  On the elimination diet, soy is on the list of things to avoid when getting the body into a neutral state before doing food challenges to discover food sensitivities.  So, it is completely reasonable to bring it to your attention that soy is truly a common allergen.

Tofu really isn't a good thing.  Sure, there are people who insist that it's great.  However, from just a food sensitivity point of view, tofu causes my GERD to flare up, so I'm one who is aware that I am sensitive to soy products.

Flycaster305 made a very good observation:  Overexposure.  This word packs a wollup, because overexposure to any one kind of food or drink can be the trigger.
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it is an interesting topic and one many ENT's don't comprehend, let alone primary care physicians.  Many PCPs will think a patient is crazy if they discribe these symptoms.

For me, it is deffinitely smell related.  I have been diagnosed with parosmia (adverse reactions to ordors or distorted perception of odors) as an adult.  Just about every odor triggers asthma attacks, and I think I have do have distorted smell where milk and sausage are concerned.

I believe I have had a degree of it all my life especially where milk and country sausage are concerned.  The chemical reaction of sage and pork makes me want to hurl (but I love broccoli, it is my favorite vegetable... lol).  

More people need to be aware of these conditions.

God bless.
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I agree that smell has to do with some sensitivities.  No doubt about it.  I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, so there is no doubt in my mind that smells contribute to the problem of foods bothering people.  Same thing happens to me.  And, yes, it is chemical.  It's a natural bio-chemical, but still chemical nonetheless.  Less problematic for sure than manmade chemicals that create havoc, but, yes, it's still a chemical reaction.

And, it's true about many doctors saying the patient is crazy.  Ignore them.  You know how the stuff makes you feel.

For sure the smell is related to the food sensitivity, because certain food smells, not just the really horrific manmade chemicals, do trigger migraines.  Neurologists know about this, so they don't make their patients feel crazy about it.

That's why I am sure that if a food smells off to you when there really isn't anything wrong with its freshness and such that you have a milk or dairy food sensitivity.  So, you probably shouldn't consume it, because your body doesn't seem to like it.
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