Effects Dairy Can Have On Your Body
There are a number of problems that are caused by or aggravated by dairy. When I have a patient with any gastrointestinal complaint, my first request is that they completely eliminate dairy from their diet. Many people don't realize that dairy is affected their digestive tract and find significant relief with gas, bloating, constipation, and other GI symptoms. I even had a patient who stopped dairy and her Ulcerative Colitis went into complete remission.
Another common problem in this country is sinus congestion and allergies. Again, I strongly urge patients suffering with sinus congestion or asthma to stop all dairy. Dairy increases mucous which aggravates any allergy or cold symptom. I have had very good results with this. Again, I have many patients whose chronic sinus problems completely resolves with stopping dairy.
There is also some disturbing evidence that dairy increases prostate cancer, breast cancer and type 1 diabetes. I don't know if your article wants to go that far - or just stick with more common things.
I grew up on milk and when my children were young - gave them dairy. If I knew then what I know now - there would be no dairy whatsoever in my home. There is certainly none there today.
--Dana S. Simpler, M.D., Internal Medicine
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