Making Decisions When the Studies are Conflicting

“Drinking Milk Is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Study”
“Study Links Yogurt Consumption to Lower Adenoma Risk in Men”


All in one day, I had newsfeeds from reputable sources with these two reports — one vilifying dairy while the other supported its consumption. How is a consumer to navigate these reports? Genetics certainly plays a role in determining one’s propensity for developing certain conditions and in a simple way, family history may provide limited insight.

Auto-immune potential also plays a role in whether one should consume dairy and of course, lactose intolerance or an allergy to casein ot whey allergy would influence one’s decision. The quality of the dairy foods is key in health or disease promoting tendencies. If you choose to consume dairy products, choose organic, grass-fed sources. In protein powders look for whey processed with low heat for a more nutritious option with immunoglobulins intact.

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Julie Freeman