Day: 15! Woohoo!
Let’s talk a little about dairy. Or, rather, let me direct you to Robb Wolf and Andy Deas talking a little about dairy! Now, in no way shape or form is this us telling you not to drink milk. On the contrary, we may be in support raw dairy because we believe the processing of dairy (homogenization and pasteurization) do damage to the milk, and we believe milk from grass fed versus grain fed, CAFO cattle is soooo much healthier. But if you are at risk for certain health issues, or are of advanced age, there are some things you need to take into consideration. And we know there are several organizations out there who are proponents of dairy regardless of or in contention with what’s in the transcript below, but our general beliefs lie herein.
Milk in your cereal or post WOD shake, milk or cream in your coffee, cheese, butter, yogurt…we all have questions. My research, which goes beyond my Paleo idol, Robb Wolf, has generally pointed in the following “basic” direction: Dairy causes “things” to grown (in addition to being a huge contributor to allergies). What part of dairy?…the protein, the carb, the fat, something else? (See below). “Things” can mean muscles (yay!) , fat cells (yay if you’re in need of putting on a little weight), tumors & cancer cells….yep, that inofitself personally steers me clear from dairy. Below is a transcript from a Paleo Solution Podcast. The Q & A between Robb Wolf and Andy Deas starts on page 2 and ends on page 7, and I highlighted the text to take you right there when you open it up. It’s a quick read, and you ‘ll see how Robb breaks things down quickly so just about anyone can understand it.
Loren Cordain, the Godfather of Paleo, has this great read on dairy on his blog:
Chris Kresser, my new favorite science-geeky writer (and MD by the way!) has this to say about dairy:
Here is a great read from the Whole 9. I love their work – Melissa Hartwig was a product of the original CrossFit + Robb Wolf + Low Carb Paleo movement even before most of you knew what CrossFit was! Her old blog, Urban Gets Diesel, was witty, funny and full of great content. As CrossFit changed, she changed and her new deal, the Whole 9 also has great content, but the fun and wit of her old blog, which has been pulled off line to the public is certainly gone. Nonetheless, this is still a great read!
The end point here is…make your own decision from facts, science, and most importantly, your own personal experiment. You’ve been off dairy for almost 15 days now. Reintroduce it after the challenge if you want. Do your sinuses clog up? Do “allergies” return? Does your complexion become less ideal? Does your face break out? Do you feel “mucous-y”? You find YOUR RESULT, and then make your decision. It’s truly that easy – how you “look, feel and perform” on dairy.