Go Non Dairy
Over the years of working with patients in a holistic health sense, I have seen many miracles.
I never really “heal” anyone. What happens is I help the patient heal themselves. I coach them to regain their own heath. I may push a few “buttons” and use muscle testing to figure out the root cause of their health issue. But ultimately I am guiding them toward getting through the blocks that they have created. The blocks between where they are now and their health.
If you have a health issue, you are ultimately responsible for it. What you have done in the past got you there and you need to take control of you life to change it. Only you can make the choices to do it.
One thing that is very important to coach people on is the food that they are putting into their bodies.
Dairy is a big obstacle to health
Do you drink milk, lattes, use milk in your tea? Do you eat cheese, yogurt, ice cream, dairy based foods, soups, sauces? I have seen some amazing things happen when people remove dairy from their diet.
I have seen dairy be a major contributor to low back pain.
Here is one extreme example. I had an active patient in her late 20’s come into my office. She was referred by one of my students. She used to teach yoga but had to stop because of really bed low back pain. She had something called an “anterolisthesis” This is where there is an injury to the low back where the spine actually starts sliding off of the pelvis.
I in my practice I work with the muscles of the body and get them to work properly again when you walk, bend, chew and what ever else you do with your body. The muscles are related to different organs and body functions. I know that some of the low back muscles are weakened by dairy.
I worked on the patient and told her to do the eating right diet. When she left that day I was satisfied that the muscles related to her back pain were working properly.
She came back for a few visits and her back was not any better. Every time I reset the low back muscles. Finally I asked if she was “eating right”. She said yes, and was very proud of the fact that she is now using sheep’s milk instead of cows milk.
I told her she has to avoid ALL milk to get her back well. This included cow, goat, sheep and what ever else she could think of.
The very next visit her low back pain was entirely cleared up. Both her and I were VERY happy.
There are milk alternatives.
Some milk alternatives are good and some are not.
- Soy milk is the most popular. But I recommend to stay away from soy. It causes digestive, hormonal and toxicity problems. I would actually say to drink a good organic, raw milk over soy.
- Almond or nut milks are better than dairy but contain phytic acids which block the absorption of minerals like calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, etc…
- Rice milk is better than dairy, soy and nut milks (not as many “anti-nutrients”) but it contains a high amount of sugars.
- Hemp milk is new on the market and so far it seems to be good. It has a good amount of omega 3 fats and good amount of protein. Just try to get it unsweetened.
Above are some of your options. Some people need some dairy substitute in their life because of habit. Personally I don’t. I drink my americano (coffee) black. I don’t eat breakfast cereals, I don’t need to drink a glass full of some sort of white substance with my meal. I don’t need my foods smothered in cheese.
If you think about it, Humans are the only animals that drink milk after they grow up. I feel that the only ones that should drink milk should be infants.
There are many better sources to get you calcium from after a child is weened from breast milk. Dark green leafy vegetables, meats, fish, oranges, etc…
Do you know that the calcium that you get from dairy products may actually cause bones to be dense but brittle?
Let me know what you think… comment below.