Dairy our friend at last


Fat sure has gotten a bad rap since I’ve been alive. Think about it; since the sixties fat has become the enemy of health.

The problem with this is that after thousands of years of eating whole full fat foods, modern scientists decided history was wrong.

You may have read my previous article on how fat studies have been tweaked to help the food industry. Fat oxidizes quickly, producing the rancid taste some of us are familiar with. In an effort to prolong shelf life, fats in foods have been modified as in hydrogenated oils or removed to create fat free products. These modifications produce a food that will not go bad as quickly, but is horrible for our health.

Since the war on fat, our health as gotten worse, not better.

  1. Cancer has risen (don’t fall for recent stats that say it has dropped. Cancer treatment centers are popping up everywhere. Stephanie Seneff PhD and team have documented increasing rates for years, and the Am. Cancer Society predicts young adult colon cancer to increase 90% by 2030).
  2. Obesity has risen from 8-12% in 1990s to 24-34% by 2015.

The same is true for heart disease and diabetes – the rates are increasing rapidly.

Clearly, fat has an important role to play in our health.

One of the food groups vilified in the war on fat has been dairy. It is blamed for the increase of all of the above conditions, so let’s take a look at the facts.

Organic, grass-fed, full fat dairy products have been shown to:

  • Decrease your overall mortality rate by up to 25%
  • Lower your risk of stroke by 45%
  • Raise your HDL
  • Improve your blood sugar control
  • Be useful for weight management

See the links below for more details.

Shocking right? I know it was a great surprise to me who was steeped in low-fat, non-dairy thinking in nutrition classes and in CME conferences as a doctor.

According to a study published by Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University,

“Mozaffarian and his colleagues analyzed the blood of 3,333 adults enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study of Health Professionals Follow-up Study taken over about 15 years. They found that people who had higher levels of three different byproducts of full-fat dairy had, on average, a 46 percent lower risk of getting diabetes during the study period than those with lower levels …”

These are paradigm shifting findings. But if you go back 100 or more years they are not that surprising. It’s time to realize that big food, like big pharma, or big ag does not have your best interest in mind. Let the blinders come off in terms of trusting everything that you see on the grocery shelves.

It’s also time to invest in local, organic, grass-fed dairy products as much as possible; certainly insist on United States organic products if local is not available.

When I read these articles I texted a family member and said that organic, whole foods are the key to good health. Keep it simple friends!


​​​​That's all for now.
Remember you are priceless & powerful,

Dr. Jane
Wholeness Living Thought Leader