Thursday, January 01, 2015 is addictive is addictive. Physiologically. The casein in the dairy promotes an opiate-like effect in the brain for the benefit of the baby calves who need to grow into a big cow rapidly. That drug-like, euphoric feeling helps ensure that the calves drink enough milk to develop appropriately. That same effect occurs in humans, which is what makes it so addictive. We want more. Because our body chemistry craves it.
Hence why it is so tough for so many people to give up. It was one of the last animal products I let go of on my journey towards vegan. This is very common. So much so, that from 1909-2007, cheese intake increased from 1.7 to 14.9 kg per person per year!!! To make matters worse, the food industry and the government work together to promote the consumption of cheese, making it out to seem like a health food!
One of the best things you can do for your health is to ditch dairy entirely and it takes little more than committing to cutting it out entirely and getting it out of your system for a good 3 weeks or so, to enable your taste buds to readjust. Almost everyone I have witnessed try this experienced dramatic improvements in their gastrointestinal health, skin quality, immune function, sinuses, allergies, asthma, and so much more. It is worth a try just to see how beneficial it may be.
--->Why and How to Ditch Dairy:
--->Here are 10 Reasons to Ditch Dairy:
--->Neal Barnard, M.D.'s Trends in Food Availability:
--->Eat Drink Politics on Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods:
--->Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's Santa is Lactose Intolerant:
--->UnCruel Eats on Cheese: