When I advise people to cut dairy completely out of their diet they are usually shocked. However, if you only change ONE thing about your diet, the best possible thing you can do is stop eating dairy. It’s a very confusing subject because yogurt and other dairy companies (as well as our government) market their product as health food. Yogurt companies promote pro-biotics, milk is “good for your bones”, and whey protein powder is typically used to build strength after workouts.
The protein found in all dairy products is called casein. T. Colin Campbell PhD has been studying the effects of casein in the human since the early 80′s. In fact, he is one of the front runners in the study of nutrition– a science that is disturbingly unfunded, misunderstood, and misguided by deep-pocketed meat and dairy lobbyists. Here’s a brief synopsis of what Dr Campbell’s studies show casein does to your body:
- Increases cholesterol
- Increases obesity
- Increases risk of heart disease
- Increases risk of osteoporosis
- Initiates Type 1 diabetes
- Increases reproductive hormones which can lead to breast and prostate cancer
- Increases risk for Alzheimer’s disease
- Increases risk for kidney stones
**I must also mention that a decrease or elimination of casein (dairy products) has the exact OPPOSITE effect of consuming them. This means that cutting casein from your diet would decrease your cholesterol, weight, risk of heart disease, risk of osteoporosis, risk of type 1 diabetes, risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, or kidney stones.
And lastly, 3 out of 4 people have a dairy sensitivity (that’s 75%!)
Dairy comes in many forms:
- Frozen Yogurt
- Pudding and most other store-bought desserts
- Whey Protein
Check in with your body. Do you feel bloated or gassy consuming dairy? Do have daily bowel movements? Do you have to take a digestive enzyme?
Stop eating dairy for one week. I guarantee you will lose a few pounds, feel less bloated, and have more energy.
Why wouldn’t you want to feel this good?
By Dylan Davies