Science & Research

The dairy industry often uses research studies to self-promote, but few realize these studies are often industry-funded and manipulated to favor cows’ milk. Conversely, research from independent organizations and universities are finding that dairy does not do a body good. When you really look at the science, dairy just doesn’t make sense.

Study Finds Dairy (Not Soy) Skyrockets Breast Cancer Risk

Study Finds Sugars Found in Dairy Elevate Cancer Risk

Study Finds Sugars Found in Dairy Elevate Cancer Risk

Sugar is the new fat. The days of low-fat and fat-free have been replaced with zero sugar or no added sugar labels on nearly every packaged product we consume. Most experts would agree that sugar additives aren’t conducive to health, but what about the natural sugars...

Dairy Study Uses 7 White Men to Represent All Americans

Dairy Study Uses 7 White Men to Represent All Americans

Why is chocolate milk so ingrained in sports culture? Milk has science on its side. The industry pays for studies that are designed to yield positive results, and these (often barely statistically significant) results are turned into national advertising campaigns to...

The 411 on Cheese: Definition, Health Risks, and Alternatives

The 411 on Cheese: Definition, Health Risks, and Alternatives

In the western world, cheese is everywhere. It’s ultra-processed and shaped into peelable, waxy sticks that are packed into lunchboxes; it’s powdered and packed into paper packets then stored in a certain iconic blue box; and it’s aged in basements to eventually be...

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 Harmful Side Effects of Whey Protein

The Harmful Side Effects of Whey Protein

True athleticism isn’t about being stronger or faster—it’s about longevity. Some shine bright and fizzle out quickly, while others can keep going for years. It’s not about how good you are in your prime, it’s about how long you can stay in your prime. Many...

Dairy and Increased Risk of MS

Dairy and Increased Risk of MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects nearly one million people in the United States alone. While it may not touch everyone’s life, it can be devastating for both the diagnosed and their families. Identified as an autoimmune condition, MS is a progressive disease in which...

Does Dairy Build Muscle Post-Workout?

Does Dairy Build Muscle Post-Workout?

Lifestyle and niche interest blogs are fun to read (who doesn’t love a good listicle), but they shouldn’t inform your nutrition. An article featured in Women’sRunning.com suggested cottage cheese as an optimal post-workout snack—based on a study with shaky findings...

Raising Dairy-Free Babies: Breastfeeding, Formula, and Solid Food

Raising Dairy-Free Babies: Breastfeeding, Formula, and Solid Food

At Switch4Good, we’ve received quite a few messages from new moms. Having a little one comes with so many questions, and it’s understandably scary to traverse something so monumental like raising a dairy-free infant or toddler. We want to reassure you that your child...

How to Avoid Vitamin B12 Deficiency on a Dairy-Free Diet

How to Avoid Vitamin B12 Deficiency on a Dairy-Free Diet

We know that a dairy-free diet provides plenty of protein, calcium, vitamin D, and an abundance of other nutrients, but what about vitamin B12? If you’re not taking a supplement or consuming fortified foods regularly, you’re probably B12 deficient. Don’t worry, you...

Cows’ Milk, Growing Kids, and Childhood Obesity

Cows’ Milk, Growing Kids, and Childhood Obesity

The strong emergence and rapid consumer acceptance of plant milk has left the dairy industry scrambling to win back its former loyal audience. As sales of plant milk creep up to 14 percent of the total retail milk market, the dairy industry has doubled down on old...

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