Dairy Does a Body Bad


A growing body of clinical evidence proves that cow’s milk has serious negative health effects. Dairy is a contributing factor in numerous chronic diseases and it significantly impedes athletic performance.
For over a century, cow’s milk has been touted as a healthy part of a balanced diet. Celebrity athletes pose sporting milk mustaches. Chocolate milk is promoted as an exercise recovery beverage. And the idea that milk builds strong bones and muscles is best exemplified by the advertising campaign; “Milk does a body good.” All very effective marketing, but is it good science?

When we look at the evidence, cow’s milk has serious negative effects on general health and is an underlying factor in numerous chronic diseases. But the most alarming truth about dairy, as it relates to an athletic audience, is that dairy impedes athletic performance—and it all starts in the gut.

Microbiome dysbiosis is a chronic issue whose genesis can be closely linked to a diet rich in dairy products. And it is no wonder, as 68% of the world’s population is lactose intolerant, with lactose being one of the sugars found in dairy products.

There is a much higher incidence of lactose intolerance among people of African, Latin, and Asian descent, as well as other non-white minorities. Lactose intolerance can exacerbate congestion, stomach cramping, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and unwanted skin rashes; all symptoms that can seriously negatively affect a great training session or a peak performance.

Read Dr. Angie Sadeghi’s complete review of dairy’s impact on the gut—based on a growing body of independent, peer-reviewed evidence about the negative effects of dairy consumption.


There is biological rocket fuel in every plant on earth. Our new Plant-based Playbook shows you how to extract and use it to up your game. But you better be ready for the inflammation in your body to disappear, your recovery to accelerate, your strength to improve, and your endurance to expand way beyond what you thought was humanly possible.


For more on how Dairy Does a Body Bad, download our full scientific report.

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