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Health issues of dairy?

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Created January 08, 2011 at 12:07 AM

I know that dairy is one thing that some people do & some don't. It has been a part of my diet, though I do have a slight intolerance (more to milk than to cheese or such). I've been wondering, aside from the gastrointestinal discomfort, are there reasons one should not eat dairy? For instance, I feel like I can handle the occasional discomfort, but I'm wondering if there are other, unseen, issues that dairy may be causing on my body. I'm trying to decide whether to continue to enjoy it, and deal with the occasional consequences or reduce it to protect other areas of my health. ?

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on January 09, 2011
at 07:08 AM

I'm doing a dairy elimination at the moment. I don't drink milk and only a bit of cheese but I wasn't sure how I'd go without cream in my coffee. Turns out coconut cream is a delicious replacement so no problems. Only been a week, see what happens after a month. Would like to lean out a bit too.

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on January 08, 2011
at 08:15 PM

And my goal certainly IS leanness! Of course, that makes perfect sense, the whole point of milk is to help babies grow, which would make sense that it would add weight & have a lot of human growth hormone. And I was also wondering if it did cause inflammation, which is a huge health issue. Perfect, thanks Lurene!

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on January 08, 2011
at 02:50 AM

Oh I forgot all about goat butter! Thanks, tomorrow I think I'll pick some up. Cheers.

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at 12:59 AM

That's my gut instinct too. But I think it would be useful to know WHY, especially for my brain, which is really good at talking me into things I shouldn't eat, I have to battle it with facts.

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on January 08, 2011
at 01:36 AM

The specific issues of dairy are the following:

1) insulin and general growth mechanisms: dairy is made to put weight on mammals. Both the carbs and proteins in dairy cause large insulin spikes. Other general growth fators are turned up also, this can promote such things as cancers etc

2) diary is a component in autoimmune issues even excluding gut irritation. It can increase general inflamation, cause autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, multiple sclorosis rhumitoid arthritis,, and just simple seasonal allergies

3) dairy from grain fed sources can introduce both omega 6 and glutin and other baddies into your system

Goats milk probably mitigates 2 and 3 but not 1. If your goal is leanness, skip it.

2b4f887f5fd32a37c6038eb0aaaf3bf5

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on January 08, 2011
at 08:15 PM

And my goal certainly IS leanness! Of course, that makes perfect sense, the whole point of milk is to help babies grow, which would make sense that it would add weight & have a lot of human growth hormone. And I was also wondering if it did cause inflammation, which is a huge health issue. Perfect, thanks Lurene!

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on January 08, 2011
at 12:34 AM

You might also stick to goat dairy and see what happens. I can eat goat dairy with no effects. I buy goat butter (delicious) and goat cheeses, sometimes goat yogurt. Also, grass-fed dairy from Jersey cows seems to have less adverse effects than those from the A1 dairy cow types.

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on January 08, 2011
at 02:50 AM

Oh I forgot all about goat butter! Thanks, tomorrow I think I'll pick some up. Cheers.

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on January 08, 2011
at 12:24 AM

My view is that if you have any problem with a food item you should avoid it.

Try going without dairy for couple of weeks and then try cheese. If you don't have problems with it then keep using it - otherwise just avoid it. As for milk best avoid it if it causes you problems.

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on January 08, 2011
at 12:59 AM

That's my gut instinct too. But I think it would be useful to know WHY, especially for my brain, which is really good at talking me into things I shouldn't eat, I have to battle it with facts.

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

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on January 09, 2011
at 07:08 AM

I'm doing a dairy elimination at the moment. I don't drink milk and only a bit of cheese but I wasn't sure how I'd go without cream in my coffee. Turns out coconut cream is a delicious replacement so no problems. Only been a week, see what happens after a month. Would like to lean out a bit too.

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