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Dairy-Free News

With dairy consumption dropping in the US, new dietary guidelines on the horizon, and government-funded fast-food promotions to sell more dairy, the state of the dairy-free world is constantly in flux. We’re covering the latest news to keep you informed and to stay one step ahead.

Harvard Researchers Claim Cows’ Milk Is Unnecessary

10 Best Dairy-Free Cheeses That Taste Like the Real Thing

10 Best Dairy-Free Cheeses That Taste Like the Real Thing

If you’ve been in a long-term relationship with cheese, you may not know how hot the dairy-free dating scene is. In just the past few years, non-dairy cheese has reached its A-game, and there are plenty of attractive options to choose from. From gourmet gouda to...

6 Easy Ways to Cut Out Cheese

6 Easy Ways to Cut Out Cheese

The mere idea of giving up cheese completely is daunting for many. The psychology is similar to the old trope—when someone tells you not to think of the purple elephant, all you think about is the purple elephant. We get it. When cheese is a staple in your diet and...

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...

5 Facts About Soy Milk

5 Facts About Soy Milk

Soy is the original plant milk. While consumed for literally thousands of years in Asian countries, it came to be a “hippy” staple in the States decades ago. Due to its duration, it’s somewhat been overshadowed by newer, cooler plant milks. First almond pushed soy off...

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...

Dairy-Free in a Day: Toddlers and Kids

Dairy-Free in a Day: Toddlers and Kids

We all know young children can be picky, and feeding them a dairy-free diet may seem restrictive at first. However, there is immense variety in plant-based foods in terms of tastes, textures, and essential nutrients. Give your child a nutritional boost and expand...

Study Finds Dairy (Not Soy) Skyrockets Breast Cancer Risk

Study Finds Dairy (Not Soy) Skyrockets Breast Cancer Risk

If you could reduce your relative risk of breast cancer, wouldn’t you do it? A new study claims that women who drink cow's milk could increase their risk of developing breast cancer by up to 80 percent compared to women who drink soy milk. Unbiased by either soy or...

Harvard Researchers Claim Cows’ Milk Is Unnecessary

Harvard Researchers Claim Cows’ Milk Is Unnecessary

Most American adults, and even children, believe they should aim for three servings of dairy a day—thanks to the US Dietary Guidelines. From a young age we are taught to believe that by devoutly consuming dairy on the daily, we will be protected from brittle bones and...

The Honest Truth: An Interview with a Former Dairy Farm Worker

The Honest Truth: An Interview with a Former Dairy Farm Worker

Jackie Norman is a former New Zealand dairy farmworker who now volunteers full-time for the advocacy group, Vegan FTA. In this interview, Norman details her 18-year experience in the farm industry and sends a message to everyone—farmers and advocates alike—that we...

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