Is Dairy Healthy For You

 

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Understanding Dairy

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Supports Your Bones Calcium is the main mineral in your bones — and dairy is the best source of calcium in the human diet. Therefore, dairy has many benefits for bone health. In fac.

Dairy products are a good source of calcium, and this is one of the main reasons that the USDA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend that people consume dairy. Dairy also. Dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese, and cottage cheese, are good sources of calcium, which helps maintain bone density and reduces the risk of fractures.

Adults up to age 50 need 1,000 milligrams. True milk and dairy allergies, of course, are serious, causing symptoms from hives to vomiting to anaphylactic shock. But they affect less than 1 percent of adults, according to Food. Assuming you don’t have an allergy or intolerance, dairy is a good source of protein, calcium, and yes, fat, and when fortified, vitamin D. Last summer, a study came out that foun.

Dairy is important for bone health and provides many nutrients that are vital for the health and maintenance of your body. A nutritionist or doctor may be able to help you decide what’s best for. Additionally, milk is a good source of potassium.

This mineral helps regulate blood pressure. Pastured or grass-fed cows make milk with more omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated. Almond milk is naturally dairy-free, meaning it’s suitable for vegans, as well as people with a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance. Still, you should avoid it if you’re allergic to tree nuts. • There’s no evidence that dairy is good for your bones or prevents osteoporosis in fact, the animal protein it contains may help cause bone loss! • Dairy is linked to prostate cancer. • It’s full. As you decrease the fat in dairy products, you cut calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol, while protein, calcium, and most other vitamins and minerals remain high.

6 Reasons to Get More Dairy.

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In the conventional nutrition world, dairy is recognized as an important part of a healthy, well-balanced diet because it’s a good source of protein, calcium, and added nutrients like vitamins A and D. However, dairy fat is typically portrayed as being harmful, mostly due to its saturated fat and cholesterol.

“The Paleo Cure: Eat Right for Your Genes, Body Type, and Personal Health Needs Prevent and Reverse Disease, Lose Weight Effortlessly, and Look and Feel Better than Ever” by Chris Kresser
from The Paleo Cure: Eat Right for Your Genes, Body Type, and Personal Health Needs Prevent and Reverse Disease, Lose Weight Effortlessly, and Look and Feel Better than Ever
by Chris Kresser
Little, Brown, 2013

Dairy foods are an excellent source of calcium as well as protein, vitamin D, and other nutrients; however, they often contain large amounts of saturated fat and calories, and they are not an option for lactose-intolerant individuals.

“New Dimensions in Women's Health” by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
from New Dimensions in Women’s Health
by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2009

Dairy foods are an excellent source of calcium as well as protein, vitamin D, and other nutrients, however, they often contain large amounts of saturated fat and calories, and they are not an option for vegans or lactoseintolerant individuals.

“New Dimensions in Women's Health” by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
from New Dimensions in Women’s Health
by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2020

Unlike plants, dairy is a complete protein source that contains all of the amino acids your body needs to build and maintain things like brain tissue, eyes, organs, muscles, and even the collagen that keeps your skin tight and wrinkle free.

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from The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body
by Tyler G. Graham, Drew Ramsey, M.D.
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2012

There’s debate about the effect dairy has on health, but it’s pretty clear that there’s no health benefit to including dairy if your diet is otherwise optimal; vegans do just fine without it, and dairy has some nutritional downsides as well.

“How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered” by Mark Bittman, David Katz
from How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered
by Mark Bittman, David Katz
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020

Public health studies investigate the benefits of dairy products—particularly full-fat varieties—for cardiovascular, bone, metabolic, and childhood health.

“Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat” by Marion Nestle
from Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat
by Marion Nestle
Basic Books, 2018

Dairy products are an important source of calcium and protein, but whole milk, whole-milk cheeses, yogurt, ice cream, and other milk products are also high in saturated fatty acids.

“Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk” by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Life Sciences, Committee on Diet and Health
from Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk
by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, et. al.
National Academies Press, 1989

Although dairy is tolerated by some people, the vast majority, especially those with leaky gut and autoimmune disease, have trouble with it for one reason or another.

“The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness” by Mickey Trescott, Angie Alt
from The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness
by Mickey Trescott, Angie Alt
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2016

And lastly, dairy is a common allergen, with about 1 in 4 adults having a difficulty in digesting milk, whether it’s lactose intolerance or a sensitivity to its casein proteins.

“The 14-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Heal your gut, prevent disease, and slow aging-one bite at a time!” by Mike Zimmerman, The Editors of Eat This, Not That!
from The 14-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Heal your gut, prevent disease, and slow aging-one bite at a time!
by Mike Zimmerman, The Editors of Eat This, Not That!
Galvanized Media, 2018

As a matter of fact, having some dairy in moderation (like 1 serving a day or less for those with no underlying health-related issues, such as lactose intolerance) does have benefits.

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from The Perfect 10 Diet: 10 Key Hormones That Hold the Secret to Losing Weight and Feeling Great-Fast!
by Michael Aziz
Sourcebooks, 2011

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  • Thank you so much for your detailed videos. I recently attended a benefit for Fred Hutch and it was sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Washington. I was quite surprised. Thanks for putting info out in an accessible way. You rock.

  • At the end it said for the least negative global impact to drink regional milk what if your regional milk is cow milk? In Australia, especially inland rural, it is quite rare to have regional soy/almond/oat/rice milk.

  • TODAY’s Dairy is dangerous. Wayyyyy BACK’s dairy was probably ok…….not loaded with all the chemicals, hormones and antibiotics…… And if you’re immunity is good, dairy probably wont harm you. However if you’re Immunocompromised, dairy can KILL you as it feeds dangerous Microorganisms that’s ALREADY having the upperhand in your Microbiome…… I say this BECAUSE…..If you’re gonna dig MUCH deeper to try and find fault with DAIRY, you’re gonna find stuff that we can call ‘CYTOTOXIC’, and the reality is that there are also MANY or countless plant-based foods, herbs, spices and vegetables and even grains that are also ‘CYTOTOXIC’ to a certain extent……. So HOW deep do you want to look? It appears that there’s ‘something bad’ in almost anything….
    But, as I said there’s enough evidence that shows that TODAY’S dairy IS BAD NEWS……..and if you’re already Immuno compromised, DAIRY is also MORE bad for YOU, but maybe not as bad for someone who’s NOT immuno compromised……
    I would not reccommend anyone to consume dairy unless they’re in fantastic shape, and preferably from ORGANIC grass fed sources and in very moderate amounts.
    * You see, Back in the old days, Milk came STRAIGHT from the cow’s ‘CHURCH BELLS!’ (JOKE)
    It was…UNPASTURISED…….This means that the milk was Organic, undiluted and contained many BENEFICIAL bacteria that were ANTI-FUNGAL and ANTI-Bacterial and ANTI-VIRAL. So Unpasturised milk came WITH a layer of PROTECTION!
    Smart humans as we are, we went and pasturised ALL commercial MIlk products, and GONE with it it’s NATURAL PROTECTION! MILK, ended up being sold as ‘Diluted Protein water with LACTOSE Sugar’ (without it’s LActase enzymes because it was cooked!) And without the enzymes it’s also harder to DIGEST!
    Tis ‘NEW Milk Product’, loaded with LACTOSE SUGAR is FANTASTIC fuel for FUNGAL, YEAST and Parasitic infections…… This is why any Chronically ill patient should avoid ALL forms of Dairy, except for Live PLain Yogurt.
    Bless you….

  • I was wondering about this for a while now. Good thing YouTube showed a preview of your video to me. Thank you for clarifying my curiosity.

  • Low fat dairy is not the healthiest version my friend. In fact, low fat products are the worst, since sugar is added to counterbalance the satisfying flavor that fat gives. We all know sugar can’t be good 😉 Fat in itself is not bad. Refer to keto diet. The combination of fat with carbs though is the culprit for many health issues, including weight gain. Better research. Also, what about the dairy derived from other mammals, like goat and sheep?

  • Your views on dairy fat depends on your views on fat in general, a man by the name of Ray Peat PhD in biology has an article on his website on coconut oil and saturated fat and the article talks about the many myths around saturated fat and how it is actually pro thyroid anti inflammatory etc and all of his research focuses on how actually the POLYunsaturated fats being your omega 3 and 6 are responsible for the rampant inflammation and heart disease we see nowadays, his work is extremely convincing and in many experiments and studies animals fed a diet completely saturated were resistant to almost all forms of degenerative diseases and aging and animals fed vegetable oils or omegas showed accelerated aging and decline diabetes heart disease etc, so if you believe Ray’s work, or if you know it’s true, then that would mean dairy fat does non of those things because dairy fat is basically all completely saturated fat and barely any polyunsaturated fat compared to nuts seeds grains beans etc

  • As a young boy growing up on the farm we drank milk straight from the cow’s utter after milking. That’s how you should drink it to get any benefit. The milk you buy from the grocery store after pasteurization and removal of the cream removes all the goodness and essentially kills any benefit that milk may have. It also tastes very bland in comparison to real natural unadulterated milk straight from the cow. For those reasons I stopped drinking milk entirely when I moved from the farm and no longer able to drink it fresh from the cow. Remember folks, the dairy industry has a very tangible financial interest in convincing you into believing the BS hype of what is essentially dead milk that you buy today. Don’t be gullible and buy into the false and very misleading advertising.

  • Thank you again. I hate how Everytime I drink a diet soda or a glass of milk someone is there to tell me how bad it is for me. I argue the fact with them, but this is better haha. Almost all of them can’t even give me a single explanation. It’s just what they hear on TV.

  • I have found that far more adults are intolerant to milk than are not. Even natural raw milk.
    I agree pasteurized milk is garbage. But so is raw milk if you are intolerant. Plus there are no health benefits for an adult to drink milk even if not intolerant.

  • When did they start homogenization is uS, I feel I used to see milk separated like that at my hometown’s dairy and market in the 80s? This video is gold. Milk was the first thing worshipped (many misconstrued MLK, Molech)… When ancients saw aurochs could produce more milk than mama, watch out! And the goats? Now babies who’s mom died in childbirth now had a chance?! Magic to ancients! ��…my how we’ve fallen. Who do I sue for my father’s poor health first? Lucerne or CocaCola?

  • I love wearing my “Got Pus? Milk Does” shirt to the grocery store. I also like asking people why they think drinking or eating cow breast juice is normal. It’s pretty gross if you use your brain.

  • Nicely done! Cow milk is the one of the hidden roots for type1 diabetic specially in kids! Finland and USA are one of the obvious proof for this statement. They are then highest milk consumers in world with highest number of type 1 diabetic kids…. the numbers are keep increasing rapidly..

  • Thanks Dr Ekberg
    Can you say what causes high calcium in your blood…..
    I don’t drink milk or any supplements but I do eat a lot of vegetables every day…3 or 4 servings per day chicken and fish…a recent labs just revealed calcium at 11.4 mg/dl
    Can you give some general insight

  • Hey Mic, this might be a really stupid question but I was wondering about the Bioaccumulation of Soy in Livestock, I’ve heard about the heavy metals accumulating in fish like Salmon, But what about Estrogen due to Soy consumption in Animals? is that a thing or is the estrogen in animals purely due to the fact that “we” mostly eat females.

    I know you would need to eat something like 12 portions of Soya day to actually get any Estrogen effects from it directly.

  • Well milk production doesent causes any suffering in India as milk here is sold by farmers that have domesticated animals eg. Cows or by coporative socities which buy the milk from farmers as well
    Edit: plus you can’t slaughter cows here

  • The only problem I have with drinking milk and eating cheese is that I develop a mucus-type phlegm in the back of my sinuses and throat. This happens especially in the morning when I first get up and drink milk the night before. It’s so annoying because I actually gag trying to expel the phlegm. Never understood why this happens. My 88-year old mom drinks her milk and cookies before bed each and every night and she’s perfectly fine no discomforts whatsoever. SMH ����

  • You forgot trans fat, sat fat, cholesterol and the fact that animal protein is categorically associated with specific cause mortality. The only thing you need to ask yourself is are you a baby cow? No? Then you don’t need milk. Milk is for infants. Once you’ve weaned it is no longer necessary.

  • Saturated fat and cholesterol are not bad for you, they are good for you!..So unfortunately I couldn’t take the video seriously.

  • I grew up on a dairy farm and we drank milk straight from the cows teat. so to speak. Fresh cow’s milk is great. The stuff from the grocery store? I only use cream for my coffee. Farmers got paid by the fat content of the milk, the more fat the more money, now they sell 1%. I agree with the doc, todays’ milk leaves to be desired.

  • I eat both raw (youghurt etc) and pasteurized (milk etc) product. I have no allergies that I need to change my diet. Milk is nice to coffee and in many other situations, I will keep on drinking it. To stop eating cheese is out of the question, cream also, As longs as I can not drink soda or eat candy (because they are unhealhty) then I need to enjoy life in other means. It does not going to kill me…….I am doing well in not eating other stuff…so I am ok with dairy products.