OK girlfriend, it’s time to dump the dairy. I know what you’re thinking… “What? But milk does a body good!”. You have been told that if you have not “got milk” you are missing out on something. And you have seen a constellation of movie stars and celebrities smiling at you from beneath their milk mustaches in the pages of glossy magazines. Face it; you bought that nonsense like a line from a bad movie. When I decided to give up milk, which I was attached to and knew wasn’t good for me, I thought of it like a bad boyfriend. I love milk, but isn’t loving me back… in fact, it’s abusing me! Since I’d never tolerate someone abusing me, it became easy to dump the dairy.
Oh, by the way, when lactose circulates in your system undigested (the very definition of lactose intolerance); you have a sugar in your body that isn’t being broken down. Lactose is very acidic. Anytime you create an acidic environment in your body, your body must find a way to buffer it in order to keep your blood pH from changing (this would take your boyfriend from abusive to homicidal). The natural way for your body to buffer acids is with minerals… from your bones! So much for fighting osteoporosis. So now I guess your boyfriend is a liar too? How much of this nonsense are you going to tolerate?
Before I created the Omni Diet I used the USDA Food Pyramid. I adopted what we all thought at the time was the perfect diet: 6 to 11 servings a day of grains, rice, and pasta; 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables; 2 to 3 servings of meat; and 2 to 3 servings of milk. And I used fats, oils, and sweets sparingly. Before I knew it, I was back in the hospital to have my gallbladder removed. Blood tests showed I had become insulin-resistant and had high triglycerides, high cholesterol, and high testosterone. To make the long story short, I discovered the food pyramid was flawed and might have been more effective if it had been flipped upside down. To this day, that same food pyramid chart still recommends 2-3 servings of milk, yogurt and cheese groups. And what organization would ever recommend more glucose boosting breads and grains than vegetables and fruits? Don’t answer that!
So please do not let the USDA dictate your diet, any more than that bad boyfriend should. You must be your own health advocate. You must be a HEALTH WARRIOR! There is no need to give up your fond memories of drinking a glass of chocolate milk as a kid. Try real cocoa powder in warm almond milk with a few drops of chocolate stevia. The only thing you’ll be giving up is gas, bloating, a stuffy nose and acne.
Eliminating dairy illustrates a core principle of the Omni Diet and now also The Brain Warrior’s Way mealplan. Some foods have the power to move us closer to optimal health, while other foods have the power to move us away from optimal health. Once you understand how toxic certain foods can be to your health, it’s much easier to break up with them!