MYTH #1: Milk is good for everybody
MYTH #2: Dairy products help prevent osteoporosis
MYTH 3#: The best source of calcium is from dairy products
👉🏻Milk is the number one most allergenic food.
👉🏻70% of world’s population do not have the enzymes needed to digest cow milk (if you can not digest it, you are not getting its nutrients).
👉🏻Cow milk is intended to meet the nutritional needs of calves, not humans.
👉🏻Milk loses 50% of its available calcium when pasteurized.
👉🏻Fat free and skim milk have almost no available calcium, because you need fat to absorb it.
👉🏻Osteoporosis is NOT due to a lack of calcium from dairy.
👉🏻It is possible important to get calcium from your diet without using dairy
👉🏻It is possible important to get calcium from your diet without using dairy; For example, calcium can be found in sesame seeds, spinach, collard greens, swiss chard, broccoli, kale, brazil nuts, etc. Focus on removing foods/drinks that can cause your body to “lose” calcium (caffeine, sugar, table salt, carbonated drinks).
👉🏻Low levels of calcium can also be due to Vitamin D deficiency and eating excess protein.
🚫 Aside from being a common allergen, or creating stomach aches in people who are lactose intolerant, there are several other reasons to try a dairy-free diet:
⏹ Dairy causes excess mucous production in the respiratory tract and can be a trigger for ASTHMA.
⏹ Dairy can also increase inflammation – worsening ARTHRITIS, JOINT PAIN, and HEADACHES.
⏹ If you have a dairy sensitivity, it can cause a range of symptoms from DIGESTIVE complaints 💩to SKIN ISSUES
✅ Eliminating dairy can help in the following conditions and concerns:
Acne, eczema, & psoriasis
Digestive issues: bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea
Allergies, sinusitis, & congestion
✅ Luckily, it is easier than ever to find dairy-free products in most stores. Substitutes for milk, yogurt, and cheese can be made from a variety of different sources like: soy, coconut, rice, hemp, almond, cashew, and oat.
❌ If you suspect dairy is a problem, do a trial elimination for 3-4 weeks.