Dairy Products Avoidance
Whether through allergy, lactose intolerance, hormone
contamination or infectious agents, the consumption of dairy products has
contributed to chronic health problems in both children and adults. In
some individuals, avoiding dairy products may contribute significantly to
both short and long term health improvements and a sense of well being.
Please note that it is extremely important to obtain an
accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and
conditions share common symptoms: if you treat yourself for the wrong
illness or a specific symptom of a complex disease, you may delay
legitimate treatment of a serious underlying problem. In other words, the
greatest danger in self-treatment may be self-diagnosis. If you do not
know what you really have, you can not treat it!
Knowing how difficult it is to weed out misinformation
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A trial period of strict avoidance and observation of
symptom reduction would confirm the importance of avoiding dairy products.
The continued use of dairy products along with supplemental lactase - a
milk sugar digesting enzyme - could help distinguish between a simple
lactose intolerance problem and other consequences of milk consumption.
The dairy industry owns the psychological exclusive
rights to calcium in foods found in super markets. Few food manufacturers
would dare to compete with the dairy message which infers that no other
foods contain the calcium contained in milk, and without milk and dairy
products you're certain to one day end up with bone-crippling
The dairy industry and milk processors invest hundreds
of millions of dollars each year to guarantee that Americans will continue
to drink milk and eat dairy products, investing their money to continually
let Americans know that milk tastes good and the intake of milk and dairy
products must be continued to insure good health. Milk mustaches are
Common knowledge of osteoporosis is based upon false
assumptions. American women have been drinking an average of two pounds of
milk or eating the equivalent milk in dairy products per day for their
entire lives. Doctors recommend calcium intake for increasing and
maintaining bone strength and bone density which they call bone mass.
According to this regimen recommended by doctors and milk industry
executives, women's bone mass would approach that of pre-historic
dinosaurs. This line of reasoning should be equally extinct.
Milk and dairy products contain only small amounts of
magnesium. Without the presence of magnesium, the body only absorbs 25% of
the available dairy calcium content. The excess remaining calcium can
cause problems: calcium builds up the mortar on arterial walls which
becomes atherosclerotic plaques; calcium is converted by the kidneys into
painful stones that can block the urinary tracts; excess calcium
contributes to arthritis.
Osteoporosis is not a problem that should be associated
with lack of calcium intake. Osteoporosis results from calcium loss. The
massive amounts of protein in milk result in a 50% or greater loss of
calcium in the urine. In other words, by doubling your protein intake
there will be a loss of 1-1.5% in skeletal mass per year in postmenopausal
women and this, multiplied over 20 years, is considerable. The calcium
contained in leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed than the
calcium in milk, and plant proteins do not result in calcium loss the same
way as do animal proteins.
Avoiding dairy extends beyond obvious items such as
milk, cheese or yoghurt. You will have to read the labels on everything
you want to eat. Milk is hidden in many foods, even those you might never
think of, like luncheon meats, tuna, and chocolate. The long list of foods
and ingredients to avoid includes:
artificial butter flavor
dry milk solids
flavoring (this may contain milk products, so make sure it's dairy free)
high protein flour
hydrolyzed milk protein
margarine (this may contain milk products, so make sure it's dairy free)
protein (this ingredient could be milk; check to be sure) rennet casein
sour cream solids
sour milk solids
whey protein concentrate
whey protein hydrolysate
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