How Many Health Problems Can Dairy Foods Cause?
by Vic Shayne, PhD
To eat dairy or not to eat dairy. That’s not really a question…But you should know that dairy can cause a number of unpleasant health issues in a lot of people. In fact, I know of a number of doctors whose first line of business is to get their patients off dairy before taking another step.
Of course, the most well-known problem with dairy is lactose intolerance. However, there’s more than meets the eye (or should I say nose?). Pardon the rude allusion.
Anyway, there are more than a few problems that have been reported with eating dairy products, which includes milk, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese and whipped cream. Butter doesn’t seem to cause the same problems. Margarine isn’t a real food, so you should never eat it anyway. If you eat something called I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, then I can’t believe anybody would eat such a thing in the first place.
If you’re suffering from bothersome symptoms, consider that eating dairy can cause these (one or more):
- puffy face and puffy eyes
- sinus headaches
- constant need to blow your nose
- stuffy head
- watery eyes
- stuffy head upon wakening that keeps Kleenex in business
- sneezing attacks
- respiratory congestion
- restless sleep
- lots of gas
- stomach cramps (including upon going to the bathroom)
- build-up of mucus/phlegm
- clogged ears
- itching in ears
- eczema and skin problems
- sore throat
- foggy head
- raspy or “watery” voice
- susceptibility to colds
Now consider how many foods are dairy-rich in our society. To name a few: pizza, breakfast cereal, coffee drinks, Mexican food, omelettes, milk shakes, cheeseburgers and bagels and cream cheese.