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So you can have olive oil but you can't have milk

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 03, 2010 at 3:28 PM

After reading many paleo recipes and reading the restrictions and foods to avoid. I'm confused why olive oil is allowed but milk is not?

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on October 04, 2010
at 02:01 AM

@Eva, I agree with most of your answer. However, your "loaded with pus" comment is a gross exaggeration which probably originated from PETA ( http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2294675/does_my_milk_have_pus_.html ). Given the fact that women are advised to continue breast-feeding during episodes of mastitis, one could say that breast-fed human infants are exposed to a milk supply that is "loaded with pus" as well.

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on October 03, 2010
at 03:51 PM

Scientifically, many people have shown considerable allergies and gut problems from consumption of milk. Many people do not have sufficient quantities of the enzyme to digest milk after childhood. Historically, milk was probably not a common food item for adults in the paleo, back when we were hunter gatherers. After you were weaned, you probably did not have access to milk. Therefore, it is suspected that many populations of humans have not properly evolved to digest cow milk. Even children sometimes have problems with cow milk and it is suspected by paleos that regularly consumption may cause major or minor gut disruption in many. And from a more modern perspective, most modern cow milk is loaded with pus from sick cows and hormones. It has also been heated and stripped of it's natural fats and then unnaturally blended (homogenized) which may cause additional problems. Some that had problems consuming regular cow milk have done much better on natural raw cow milk like your parents used to get. So some of the problems may come from modern processing as well. Even those populations with a long history of milk consumption did not always drink cow milk and even in those that did, the milk of past generations was much different than modern store bought milk.

Wherease with olive oil, few if any people seem to have any problems consuming it and many studies have shown it to be more healthful that grain oils. Olive oil also has a decent omega 3/6 profile. Obviously, not all populations probalby had access to olive oil in ancient times, but scientifically and metabolically, it seems to hold up well and paleos believe in consumption of healthy natural fats that are not heavily processed. Olive oil can be obtained by relatively natural cold pressing methods without using chemicals, purfumes or dyes to make it palatable, unlike grains oils that are heated to the point of rancidity and then bleached and perfumed to hide their horrible smell.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on October 04, 2010
at 02:01 AM

@Eva, I agree with most of your answer. However, your "loaded with pus" comment is a gross exaggeration which probably originated from PETA ( http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2294675/does_my_milk_have_pus_.html ). Given the fact that women are advised to continue breast-feeding during episodes of mastitis, one could say that breast-fed human infants are exposed to a milk supply that is "loaded with pus" as well.

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on October 03, 2010
at 03:51 PM

I don't understand why you're comparing these 2 completely opposite foods, however, dairy is allowed if you want. There are many different variations if paleo.

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on October 03, 2010
at 04:29 PM

I have observed that until you eliminate a food that can be disruptive to the digestive system for a period of at least 30 days you may not even realize that the food is having and adverse effect. Sometimes an immediate response is felt but more often than not it takes at least a month to notice improvement.

What Eva said about olive oil...ditto.

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on October 03, 2010
at 03:49 PM

lactose intolerance, pasteurization,hormones,processed from unhealthy animals...

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