Clarified butter, also known as ghee, is one dairy item you might be avoiding without needing to. The process of clarifying butter makes it more conducive to digestion because you’ve removed the lactose and casein, which are two components of dairy that cause allergic reactions in some people. You know your body best, and it’s up to you to figure out if this works for you.
Ghee is delicious, stable at high temperatures due to it being a saturated fat, and helps make the nutrient content of your vegetables more bioavailable (ditto this for all healthy fats). It’s so easy to make and considering the high price tag, worth the effort. If you’re illness prevents you from standing at the stove for a long time, set a timer to go off at 15 minutes and check it periodically for the signs of readiness (illustrated in the video below). There is a point of no return, but you can easily catch it before then if you know your stove, cookware, and threshold for standing.