Tag Archives: Dairy products

What are the warnings about young kids and plant-based milk all about?

“Hello Rosie, I’m wondering what your thoughts are regarding this news article “Plant-based milks shouldn’t be main beverage for young children, health experts say. Pediatricians, dietitians say well-intentioned parents may be ‘withholding important nutrients”.  My friend and I have been discussing it and she’s questioning why we need cows milk at all, and is also […]

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Why your low-fat cheese tastes nasty: Ottawa protects farmers, not consumers

Below is an oped I wrote which was published on October 31, 1017 in the National Post (Financial Post section) newspaper. It deals with the unacceptable regulations concerning the making of lower fat cheeses. But first, a few thoughts on Health Canada and the new food guide: There is something truly ground breaking about Health […]

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What’s best: full fat vs. low fat dairy products? Part 2

In my last post, I presented the research which shows that although saturated fat may not be the dietary demon once thought, it also doesn’t offer the health perks found in unsaturated fat such as extra virgin olive oil and canola oil. But the question is what about dairy products such as cheese, yogurt and […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Is there a dairy and phlegm link?

“Hello Rosie! Some thoughts on milk and milk-based foods and phlegm production would be much appreciated. Many years ago I had heard this, although our Respiratory Techs poo-pooed it. After some research I found they were right, although it seemed no one believed us. This issue has recently come to light again. I would appreciate […]

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Your Facebook questioned answered: Is there a link between dairy and cancer?

“I do have a further question, where are the studies linking cancer to dairy coming from? I know the WHO launched a study of a variety of foods and possible linkages to cancer, but I can’t seem to find any results posted anywhere.” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Jennifer Hayes. Jennifer, I did mention dairy-cancer […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Consequences of eliminating dairy

“I recently went on a diet that excluded dairy. Are there not many cultures that don’t use milk? What are the consequences of a middle-aged female going dairy-free for a month, a year, or longer?” , asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Dorothy Dobson. Dorothy, there are many reasons that people decide to cut dairy out […]

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