A McDougall Moment on Milk

A long time I ago I worked for a cheese making company. My job was a few minutes from home (no big commute and in LA that is a big deal!) and enjoyable.  The company was humming along, making money and life was good.

One morning I went to work, only to find the place shut down.  Short version: our cheese killed 13 people. By the time the dust settled the company had closed. It didn’t help us when the verdict came in that the culprit was Listeria from one our supplier’s milk

Come to find out, contaminated milk is a common problem in the US. Dairy products are the FDA’s most recalled food products.  Knowing that still did not stop me eating cheese or putting 1/2 and 1/2 in my coffee.  In fact I felt sorta smug since I didn’t (and don’t) drink milk. No virtue on my part just something about a childhood diet of powdered skim milk that cured me of milk for life!

Giving up cheese last year was a really hard thing to do.  I wish I had seen the video shown here then!  It makes giving up cheese and 1/2 and 1/2  a much more attractive proposition!

John McDougall is one of my favorite health professionals.  He has the knack of gently telling the truth in a way that is hard to forget. This is great info for anyone to have.  And if you are still thinking dairy isn’t all that bad you might want to watch this.

About Genene Cote

Genene Coté -- Nutrition Advocate, Counselor and Coach who is also a Whole Food Plant Based Eater (vegetarian/vegan), cook and gardener.
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