Is DAIRY just another one of the white devil foods?
Well, it depends on what, how much, and who you are. Don’t you hate that answer?
I love my fresh home delivered milk service (36 hours from a local cow to my front porch, gently pasteurized to meet US legal requirements with a low temp process, and transported in a glass bottle). Delectable!
I used to try and impress my wife with how fast I could chug a quarter of a gallon but now I am a little more moderate (see my post on moderation). Nowadays, I’ll have a small glass here and there if I want. I still give it (whole milk) to my kids because it is a fresh whole food and as such it is a good source of macro-nutrients (protein, fat, and carbs) and micro-nutrients both of which will help them grow. It is also better than many other options.
Some are lactose intolerant and of course, avoid dairy altogether. The rest of us usually do ok to varying degrees. For example, I can drink 2 large glasses and be fine gastro-intestinally. However, if I have been eating extra clean, I can notice a mild inflammatory response to even 1 small glass.
Furthermore, as a pretty strict guideline, whenever I do indulge in a less than bulletproof item (milk is on the ok but not great health food list), I try to only do so if I can have it in the best form possible.
For example, I won’t even consider a glass of milk unless it’s from my fresh farm source. Call me a snob, I guess. Although I kind of like the term biohacker (someone who pays attention and studies how things make them feel in light of the current literature; uses both anecdotal and empirical evidence).
For stronger living,