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Wellness Beets Episode #29: Is Dairy Worth Eating? Is Raw Milk Safe? And Living in Rural Areas

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Dairy Tolerance
We talk about all the different dairy options, which are worth eating and which ones are best to leave behind. We also discuss the extra nutrients that you can get from grass fed dairy products (butyrate, phytanic acid, trans palmitoleic acid, and conjugated linoleic acid, fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K) and why it makes sense to drink full-fat dairy when it comes to nutrient density. Lastly, we go through how to figure out if you can tolerate dairy and how to slowly incorporate least to most allergenic dairy products to see how you do.

Book Recommendation: The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz

Listen to Wellness Beets Podcast #6 for tips on Dairy Substitutions.

 

Raw Milk
We discuss the raw milk debate and whether it’s worth incorporating in your regular diet. We talk actual numbers as reported by the CDC comparing raw and pasteurized dairy products…and how that compares to other food poisoning numbers.  We also talk about the difficulty in reporting real numbers and where to find raw milk around you.

Resources:
The numbers according to the CDC
Chris Kresser on how dangerous raw milk really is
State Map of Raw Milk Laws

 

Real Food in Rural Areas
We talk about where to find good quality food when you don’t live in a large city…and how easy it can be! We talk about tips and tricks for finding cheap, locally sourced amazing food from natural food stores, how to become best buds with your grocery store manager, and how to find farmers in your area.

Resources:
How to find local farms using EatWild.com
US Wellness Meats
Thrive Market
Shopping lists from Balanced Bites

 

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