Rants and Raves of an American Mom

March 5, 2009

Dairy or No Dairy..That is the Question!

Because I’m on a quest to end my stomach misery and endless tummy toils, I thought I’d pass this along.   I’ve always wondered if I’d be a bad mommy to take milk away from my kids.  I did, though, once when my oldest child was almost two. She had a rash around her mouth and on her arms, and I just believed deep down in my soul that it was milk.  When I finally had her allergy tested, I was proven wrong and I was overwhelmed with guilt for depriving her of the one thing that for centuries has been the main necessity for children.   But read these testimonies and lestters…..makes me wonder about my other daughter’s ear infections as well as my own digestive issues.  What do you think?

The question of dairy products:

I got a great question yesterday that’s worth sharing: 

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I have recommended your eating plan to several people
because I believe it works.  Today I did it again and I was
asked why dairy products are discouraged on this plan and I
didn’t know how to answer. 

Would you please respond so that I can share it with my
friend?  Thank you.  Margaret”

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SB:  Absolutely, Margaret.  There are so many health
problems caused by dairy products, it’s hard to know where
to begin.  But I’ll try.

Cow’s milk (which includes skim, 1%, 2%, whole, chocolate
milk, light cream, heavy cream and half and half) and all
other dairy products (including cheese, ice cream, sour
cream, cream cheese, custard and yogurt) are ALL acid
forming foods. 

Note that this includes raw dairy products too—they
might be more “pure” and haven’t been subjected to the
denaturing of pasteurization, but they still are acid-
forming.

There are mountains of studies linking the consumption of
dairy products to heart disease, cancer, arthritis,
migraines, allergies, asthma and other respiratory
conditions.

These are all classic examples of illnesses caused or
worsened by acid.

Dairy products also coat your mucus membranes and result
in thick, slow-moving mucus build-up. 

This is the primary reason why so many children constantly
have, runny, stuffy noses and ear infections–their bodies
can’t deal with the mucus and end up all inflamed.

Unfortunately, mainstream medicine hasn’t been educated in
how foods affect the body (odd but true)…so most doctors,
educated primarily in drug therapy, just prescribe
antibiotics or create small holes in kids’ ear drums and
insert tubes (called a myringtomy) to drain the pus and
mucus. 

So they ignore the cause and mask the symptoms, and your
child suffers as a result.  Often with permanent hearing
loss in later life.

Listen, if your kids have frequent colds, stuffy noses,
sinus infections and ear infections, here’s something that
will actually help them–take them off of dairy and you’ll
see a HUGE difference.

Dairy products are also high in cholesterol and fat, and
contain no fiber whatsoever. 

Now, the Diary Council wants to make sure huge profits
continue to be made, so dairy is touted as a health food. 

Attractive, slim celebrities are paid bundles to paint
fake milk moustaches on their upper lips and pose with the
caption “Body by milk.”

That sure is an interesting claim… 

Cow’s milk, by nature is designed to take an animal (a
cow) that weighs between 80-100 pounds at birth to a 550-
pound calf within 6-10 months.

Cow’s milk also has 300 times more casein than human milk.
Casein is a thick, gooey substance that helps form huge
bovine bones. 

But inside a human, it’s nearly impossible to digest and
creates a tremendous amount of acid in the stomach.

Now, one of the scare tactics used by the dairy industry
is that dairy products are essential to make sure you have
enough calcium. 

This is simply not true.  Patently false.  The truth is–
and this is backed up by the medical records of millllions
of arthritis sufferers–the more milk you drink, the less
calcium you have in your bones.  Fact.

This is partly because the calcium in dairy products (or
any other source such as supplements) is basically useless
in an acidic body. Dairy takes calcium, it doesn’t give it.

You see, when your body is overrun with acid, it leeches
alkaline minerals, including calcium, from your bones and
organs to neutralize the acid.   

So you don’t get the benefit of the calcium from dairy or
any calcium supplement either, because it’s used up in the
fight against acid too.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of pages written
on the dangers of dairy products.

The bottom line is this:  Dairy products are NOT good for
you.  They are NOT a health food.  And they’re NOT
essential to get calcium.

They are the perfect food to eat if you want to be sick,
overweight and diseased.

Now if you’re having dairy withdrawal just from reading
this, relax… 

Great Taste No Pain is here to help.
http://www.greattastenopain.com/great.asp

If you must have dairy…if you “can’t live without it,”
the Great Taste No Pain manuals show you how to eat them to
minimize their harmful effects.

GTNP also suggests delicious healthy alternatives to dairy
that you’ll truly love.

And if calcium is your priority, you’re all set because
the GTNP recipe book contains delicious recipes featuring
alkaline, calcium-rich foods.  And with your body being
more alkaline by eating the GTNP way, you’ll actually be
able to USE that calcium too.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS:  Alisa wants to cancel her barium enema:

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Hi Sherry-

I am another believer. 

I am a Registered Nurse so when I woke up with left lower
quadrant pain Sunday morning I suspected Diverticulitis. 

Monday I went to see my doctor who agreed with my
diagnosis.  I declined antibiotics & left his office with a
requisition to go for a barium enema-can’t wait for that! 

Knowing all that I do about the wonders of modern medicine
& pharmaceuticals I went on the internet Monday evening to
educate myself a little more & came across your web-site.  

I had nothing to lose but pain so I downloaded your white
paper “Pain Free in 1 Day” and started to follow it the
next morning-Tuesday Feb 24/09. 

By Friday the 27th all my pain was gone & so was the awful
gas I’ve had for the past 10 months. 

I am feeling so good that I may just have to cancel that
barium enema! 

Thanks so much-Alisa B. R.N.

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(c) copyright 2009 Holistic Blends
About the Author
Sherry Brescia is the author of Great Taste No Pain and
host of the radio show “Let’s Talk Health with Sherry
Brescia” on iamhealthyradio.com.

She has over 20 years experience in the medical research
field, and cured herself from IBS in 1992 by changing her
diet and eating the way she now teaches in her Great Taste
No Pain system.

Sherry has made it her life’s mission to help others with
digestive challenges by educating them about the role of
diet in overall health and the importance of an alkaline
pH.  

*The contents of this email are not to be considered
medical advice.*

Learn the exact same diet strategies Sherry Brescia used to
stop 20 yrs of digestive disorders, migraine headaches and
allergies all while eating gourmet quality food every day.

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February 28, 2009

I, Too, Jumped on the Bandwagon…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Traci @ 3:46 am
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That’s right. I, like many others, gave up facebook for Lent. At the time, however, I thought it was my own, original idea. I was inspired by the realization that I was devoting way too much time to a totally non-productive pass-time while I was slowly going broke and watching my house fall apart around me. There was laundry that needed folding, floor to be swept, the poor dog needed walking, and here I sat staring at meaningless updates for hours a day.

Don’t get me wrong, facebook is fascinating! I’m thrilled to have contact with so many people I’d have otherwise never seen again, and I say that with complete certainly. How awesome is it to be surprised by a photo of yourself in kindergarten with a kid from twenty-five years ago – a memory lost until it magically appears on your blackberry VOILA!!

As I was contemplating what to give up for Lent this year, it was so obvious to me… a true test of my will. I knew it would be hard, but I was surprised how easy it truly was after the first day. I just disabled notifications on my blackberry and email, and when I walk by my husband chatting with his FB friends, I take a deep breath and remember my faith.

Pretty sure come April 12th, I’ll ease right back into my constantly vibrating blackberry mode, but maybe with a whole new attitude.

February 27, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Traci @ 1:41 pm

Welcome to my blog…where I’ll tell  you what I know about life as I know it.  I’m an Air Force wife and mom of two living in sunny Long Beach, CA.  I love to keep my family healthy, to travel, and to try to raise my daughters in a spiritually happy home.  I sing professionally, teach and write my own music.  Come back often if you’d like to know what’s happening in my world! Nice meeting you.

If Mama Ain’t Happy….

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Like the old southern saying goes…”If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”

I wanted to chat about this for a minute, because I’ve realized how strongly my mood affects my entire family.  We all have our days, and NOBODY”S PERFECT!  But I am making it a point to show my better side as much as possible, because this old saying is very true.

It doesn’t only apply to moms, as my husband can have a screwed up attitude sometimes and you should see the black cloud it casts over our home…but the point is this:  If I example humility and positivity to my children they will become humble and positive, and strong enough to stand on their own two feet, never letting someone else’s mood dictate their own. 

‘Nuff said. 

Y’all have a good day!

Something to Chew On….

Filed under: Uncategorized — Traci @ 2:11 am

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