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 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 cows’ 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...

How Dairy Affects Children’s Health

How Dairy Affects Children’s Health

Cows’ milk and other dairy products are linked to a wide range of health problems and diseases—many starting at an early age. While dairy is promoted as being natural, wholesome, and healthy—it is none of these things. Children do not need milk to grow into healthy...

New Study Reveals Scientific Approach to Plant-Based Diet Change

New Study Reveals Scientific Approach to Plant-Based Diet Change

What drives you? Whether it’s a fitness goal or a diet change, we all connect with a personal motivation, or “why,” that lights our fire to take action and make a change. At Switch4Good, our goal is to help you to find your “why.” It’s our job to equip you with all...

Take Back Your Power: Immune-Boosting FAQ

Take Back Your Power: Immune-Boosting FAQ

In light of the ongoing global health concerns, wellness is top of mind for people around the world. While one should never disregard their health, it is now more critical than ever to ensure we take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Our bodies are naturally...

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