Is My Milk Doing My Body Good?

I am always amazed at how many different kinds of milks are out there now.  From rice milk to soy to almond to now even milks like hemp and oat, it fascinates me how many choices exist.

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Aside from my son having a severe allergy to cow’s milk, I myself have always had a sensitivity to it.   As a young girl, I would often sneak around and dump my whole milk down the sink when my parents were not looking to avoid the stomach aches I would sometimes get.  (Sorry Mom & Dad!)

During my pregnancy with my son, strangely enough I had none of my typical symptoms to cow’s milk.   Then sure enough right after he was born, those old sensitivities started up again.   That is when I started to switch between cow’s milk and almond milk.

Then came TJ’s anaphylactic reaction to yogurt.  For many reasons that I will discuss in another post, I felt like continuing to breastfeeding him despite his multiple food allergies was the right decision for him…for us.  At the time, his allergies to coconut, soy, cow’s milk, oats, almond and other nuts made the only option rice milk.  Therefore, I drank rice milk for 5 months until he passed an oral food challenge to soy.   That is when I started to drink soy milk for the next month of the elimination diet. Even though it has been over 4 months since I stopped breastfeeding, I have still been only drinking soy milk.   During this time, the stomach pains that I had experienced most of my life were almost non-existent.

After reading up on milks recently and trying to really restore my gut health, I personally felt that I needed to open my diet up to several different types now.   Therefore, I have just started to alternate between cow’s milk, almond, oat, and soy.  With all of that being said, here are some interesting articles about different milk options. Hoping you find them as interesting as me, we smile on…

 

Which Type of Milk is Healthiest?

Source: http://www.usnews.com/


The Best Kind of Milk is…

Source: http://www.prevention.com/


http://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/cow-milk-oat-milk-and-soy-milk-which-is-best

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/

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9 thoughts on “Is My Milk Doing My Body Good?

  1. jncthedc

    For those who enjoy cow’s milk, I believe they should incorporate it into their health plan within reasonable limitations. For those uncertain and believe they should do so from a health benefit, I encourage them to rethink the situation. On a level of common sense, how many species drink other species milk’s ? How many animals drink milk beyond the rearing years? The milk industry has done an excellent job at convincing the public that milk is a healthy product needed for its wonderful source of calcium. The truth is, milk is a difficult product to digest, is a common source of allergens, creates mucous in the intestines, alters the natural microbiome in the gut and often contains so many contaminants, any health benefits are negated. Real foods offer wonderful sources of calcium without the other harmful facts.

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    1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      Thank you for sharing all of this! This is such useful information. Ever since I was young, I dreaded drinking milk because of the digestion issues it caused. However, three glasses a day is what many adults like my parents recommended. I feel like it was the norm or at least in our experience. Anyways, I am now thankful that there are so many “milk” options out there as well as food rich in calcium. That gave me an idea for a future post =) Thank you again for adding your expertise and recommendations with all of this.

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  2. izabolinha

    Not specifically about “milk” but thought I should share with you . This week I will be rewatching the “Digestion Sessions” by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness, don’t know if you heard about this. It’s pretty intense, with 3 or 4 45/60 min long interviews every day for a week , and some of them quite scientific. But overall a good approach to our “tummy” problems and its related influence in our health, at http://www.digestionsessions.com .
    Sorry for putting the link in your comments but don’t know other way 😦
    Turtle Hugs 🙂

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    1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      Thank you so much for sharing. I had no idea about these interviews. I plan to check it out. =) Thanks again! I really appreciate it!

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    2. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      I just checked out the topics and there are so many that I am interested in. So you are rewatching them? You have watched them before? Do you recommend any? Are past interviews available to watch again if you sign up for their emails? Sorry for all of the questions. I am intrigued.

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      1. izabolinha

        I am rewatching because Sean had a reschedule and decided to release these again instead of putting out a new series. This usually is a one-time thing, you have 24 hours to watch the interviews free, or the option to buy and have them forever. Today’s (day2) are all very interesting but maybe not what you need right now for your baby. Maybe just watch a bit from each ? and keep their contacts for further study???I believe you don’t have a lot of time 😉
        Turtle Hugs 🙂

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  3. atkokosplace

    Everyone in my house was very sensitive to milk until we switched to raw milk. We also make our own almond milk because we can make it more nutritious. Same goes for making our own coconut milk. Great post. Thanks for sharing and the links. Have a beautiful day! 🙂

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    1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      Wow! I am impressed. You make your own almond and coconut milk. Maybe after my son outgrows his allergies to almonds and/or coconut I can look for recipes for those. Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you too had a wonderful day! =)

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