To Milk or Not Milk
Dairy is a pretty touchy subject these days. Everyone has their own opinion as to if it’s really beneficial or not and debates have known to be heated.
While some would argue that it it is unnatural for us humans to drink the milk of another species, we have to look as history as our guide and see why – while it might be unnatural to some – we have been drinking it for hundreds and hundreds of years now. This is not a new concept. Drinking cow’s milk has been around for quite some time.
Dairy does produce some adverse side effects in some, just as soy and gluten can also produce side effects in those allergic to them. We are all different with different working machines, and what works for some may not work for the other. Does dairy affect everyone in this way? No. Many people feel wonderful after drinking milk or eating ice cream. It is important to note that these reactions happen in some but not all.
Is dairy linked to cancer? Isn’t that the question of the hour. My answer is simply I don’t know. I’m not a doctor and I’ve never seen a newspaper headline explicitly stating “dairy found to trigger cancer”. Until I do, I don’t think I’ll give up my Greek yogurt or ice cream.