Taking Charge of Your Health

A lot of people have digestive problems
and a lot of those digestive problems are caused by the consumption of dairy.
In this video I am gonna show you everything you need to know to get off a
dairy. Enjoy! Hello everybody. Dr. Bryan Dzvonick here.
If this is your first time watching my channel and you enjoy improving your
health and feeling great, make sure you hit the subscribe button and click the
bell so that you don’t miss out on future videos. About sixty-five percent
of adults worldwide are lactose intolerant meaning their bodies don’t
make enough of the enzyme lactase that breaks down the milk sugar known as
lactose. In addition, a lot of people have digestive problems also because of other
components of dairy including the protein which is whey and casein. Since
milk and dairy are such excellent sources of calories and nutrients the
United States government strongly supports the consumption of dairy and
the good folks in the dairy industry have done a ton of research and spent a
ton of money to show the benefits of dairy. Don’t you just love science? Dairy
is such a huge part of the American diet that when someone discovers that it’s
causing them problems it’s really difficult to get off of it. In fact it
seems like we’ve all been brainwashed into thinking that dairy is necessary,
but the truth is that dairy is not necessary for adults. For infants that
are nursing it is, but once they’re done nursing they do not need to consume
dairy to get all the nutrients that they need if they live in a first world
country like the United States where nutrients and calories are readily
available. So, if you are suffering with digestive problems, acne, oily skin
hormonal issues, or an enlarged prostate and you or your doctor have discovered
that dairy is the cause, getting off the dairy won’t leave you deficient in
nutrients as long as you’re eating a healthy diet. The first step in quitting
dairy is a matter of knowing exactly what it is and what
it is not. First off let’s talk about what dairy is not. Dairy is not eggs. Eggs
come from chickens and chickens are birds. Also, dairy is not the plant milks, so
almond milk or coconut milk or cashew milk are not dairy. In fact there’s a lot
of people that think that maybe these plant milks we shouldn’t call them milk
we should call them something else because it sets up for a lot of
confusion for folks. Now let’s talk about what dairy is. Dairy is anything that is
derived from the milk of another mammal which includes all of these products. It
might be a good idea to take a screenshot of this list so that you have
it in your phone for whenever you’re going grocery shopping or whenever
you’re out at restaurants. Now that you have a better understanding of what
dairy, is avoiding it is a matter of being very vigilant with reading food
labels and ingredients from restaurant menus. This all seems very basic and
straightforward but there’s actually a lot of foods that we don’t realize
contain dairy. One of the most common dairy products that often gets
overlooked is whey protein. A lot of folks make smoothies or go to juice bars
and they get that extra shot of protein not knowing that the whey protein is
actually coming from dairy so if they have a dairy problem and they’re still
consuming the whey, it’s still going to give them symptoms. Here’s a list of other
additives and foods that you want to be careful to read the ingredients because
they often contain dairy. During my research for this video I was surprised
to see that dairy is added to some of these foods like shellfish and tuna and
I never thought about the deli slices that they’re contaminated because
they’re used to slice cheese and meat. So you want to be very careful about these
things. Pretty interesting stuff though. another thing to keep in mind is kosher
foods will often put on the label if it contains milk and the products that have
listed on the label “pareve”, means that no milk has been added.
However, you want to make sure that it really doesn’t have milk so just make
sure you’re reading… even though it says “pareve”, just make sure that you’re
reading the full ingredient list. Also, on kosher foods that do contained dairy,
they’ll often put the letter D on there so you know that it contains dairy.
Besides checking the labels on all your foods you want to make sure that the
dietary supplements that you’re taking don’t contain dairy as well because a
lot of them do, especially homeopathic remedies. Have you ever seen those little
pellets that they have those are made out of lactose, dairy sugar, so just be
very careful with your supplements. Also, you want to be checking all of your
pharmaceuticals because a lot of those contain dairy as well. Here’s a list of
medications which are known to contain lactose and if you’re on any of these
medications there could be alternatives for you. You have to ask your doctor for
that. Also, if you’re prescribed any medications that I haven’t put on this
list just double-check with the pharmacist before you purchase it to
make sure that it doesn’t contain dairy. And that’s it! Whether you have digestive
problems caused by dairy or you have a frank dairy allergy, avoiding this highly
nutritious food yet highly problematic food could be key to improving your
health. If you liked this video consider giving it a thumbs up. If I missed
something or you have something you want to share please do so down in the
comment section below. I thank you for watching and we’ll see you in the next

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