It is undoubtedly confusing trying to keep up with all of the different dietary recommendations and constant changes to those recommendations that we are consistently being bombarded with. One day coffee is good; the next, it is toxic. Same with wine, sugar, chocolate. One reason for so much conflicting information may be that each piece of information we gather comes from a source with its own interests in mind: the USDA, the dairy or meat industry, etc.

When it comes to milk, it doesn’t take much insight to see that much of what we’ve been taught is great about dairy comes from the dairy industry, and while dairy is not bad on its face, we don’t need much of it. In fact, giving up diary altogether may greatly help to heal or prevent heartburn and gastrointestinal reflux (GIRD), and drinking milk does not help people with osteoporosis. To read more on why, check out this article from the New York Times on the subject…