Dairy and Health

Study Finds Plant-Based Diets Protect Against Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

Study Finds Plant-Based Diets Protect Against Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

The first scientific study analyzing plant-based diets and COVID-19 symptom severity was just published on June 7, 2021 in the BMJ Journal for Nutrition, Prevention, and Health. Researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Brigham & Women’s...

What Is Raw Milk? Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives to Raw Milk

What Is Raw Milk? Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives to Raw Milk

The work we have done at Switch4Good—coupled by a boom in plant-based milk options and the rapid inclusion of oat milk—has led nearly half of US consumers to curtail their cow’s milk consumption. The plant-based milk market in the US grew 27 percent between 2018 and...

6 Reasons to Detox from Dairy Today

6 Reasons to Detox from Dairy Today

Are you in the in-between phase? Do you purchase almond milk on occasion and sometimes ask for oat milk in your iced coffee, but also love cheese in your burritos and snack on yogurt? You’ve heard dairy may not be the best thing for you, but you’re still on the fence....

Milk Surpasses Peanuts as Top Food Allergy

Milk Surpasses Peanuts as Top Food Allergy

Anyone who experiences or knows someone who experiences a severe food allergy knows how serious it can be. Certain foods can prove to be life-threatening, and these severe allergies are particularly prominent in young children. According to John Hopkins, five percent...

What’s the Difference Between Dairy-Free and Lactose-Free

What’s the Difference Between Dairy-Free and Lactose-Free

The dairy-free trend is on the rise, as is the prevalence of lactose-free products. Here’s the thing: they’re not the same. Lactose-free products still contain dairy and many of the health issues associated with it. This grey area can be confusing and jeopardize...

Dairy-Free (And Other Diets) Explained

Dairy-Free (And Other Diets) Explained

What does it mean to be dairy-free? How is dairy-free different from plant-based, and is that the same as being vegan? Where do vegetarians fit in? Can you be vegan and paleo at the same time? There are so many labels to define our diets, and the terminology can be a...

8 Things You Don’t Know About Dairy

8 Things You Don’t Know About Dairy

Even as an Integrative Physician in my 40s, I love competitive sports and being physically active. I’ve competed in soccer, tennis, cross-country, sand volleyball, and basketball, and I regularly practice ashtanga yoga and rock climbing. Being this physically active...

How Natural Hormones In Dairy Affect Your Fertility

How Natural Hormones In Dairy Affect Your Fertility

The topic of hormones in our food is a hot button issue, and for good reason, as these ingested hormones can be deleterious to our health. However, dairy is often left out of this discussion when it should be the first food we examine. A research paper titled “The...

Dairy Industry Creates ‘Calcium Crisis’ to Sell Cows’ Milk

Dairy Industry Creates ‘Calcium Crisis’ to Sell Cows’ Milk

In an attempt to offer sound advice, the Duchess of Cornwall warned the younger generations against “ridiculous” fad diets—specifically those eliminating dairy—as a precaution to the onset of osteoporosis. This well-intentioned yet misled comment was given at a press...

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