Dr. Weeks’ Comment: For 25 years I have taught that dairy, while tasting good and while easier for some people (blood type A) to digest remains an unhealthy food. There is huge evidence for this statement which on its face almost seems unAmerican. But all YOU need to do to learn for your self is to do this experiment: get off all dairy for a week then eat/drink a big ice-cream milkshake and you will feel what dairy does to you.
What about whey protein powders which purport of offer benefits like glutathione? Do the pros outweigh the cons? I don’t think so. We recommend these powders: rice, hemp, soy before we recommend dairy/whey.
For more science, read www.notmilk.com
“…AlphaS-1 is also a peptide that is noted to cause allergies, and thus persons allergic to dairy may also be allergic to this peptide in supplemental form…”
Who, How, Where, When and Why to Say No-Way to Whey!
“Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.”
– Mary, Queen of Scots, 1580
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How? With enthusiasm!
When? Always and forever plus one day!
Why? It’s unhealthy and might be lethal! Read the reasons…
Examine dot com recently “examined” the effect of humans
ingesting bovine whey protein supplements. See:
Highlights from Examine’s second-opinion examination:
“Casein contains various Bioactive peptides, which can be defined
as sequences of amino acids that are contained in dietary proteins
and are partially denatured in the stomach to reveal short sequences.
These sequences can exert biological effects in the intestines prior
to being digested, or may be digested through a peptide transporter.”
The primary casein peptide is Alpha S-1.
Examine researchers report:
“When supplemented to women at 150 mg daily, the AlphaS-1
peptide is known to produce an anxiolytic effect.”
Anxiolytic medications inhibit anxiety. So do opiates such
as morphine. Cow’s milk naturally contains an opiate,
casomorphine. In addition, casein is naturally converted in
the human gut to additional casomorphine. Anxiolytic
medications also may cause drowsiness and make whey
abusers dizzy. Examine scientists also report:
“AlphaS-1 is also a peptide that is noted to cause allergies, and
thus persons allergic to dairy may also be allergic to this peptide
in supplemental form.”
Wikipedia reports adverse reactions to Alpha S-1 casein protein include:
“The principal symptoms are gastrointestinal, dermatological and
respiratory. These can translate to: skin rash, hives, vomiting, and
gastric distress such as diarrhea, constipation, rhinitis, stomach pain,
or flatulence. The clinical spectrum extends to diverse disorders:
anaphylactic reactions, atopic dermatitis, wheeze, infantile colic,
gastroesophageal reflux, oesophagitis, allergic colitis, headache/
migraine, tachycardia, oral irritation, and constipation…The
symptoms may occur within a few minutes after exposure in
immediate reactions, or after hours (and in some cases after
several days) in delayed reactions.
For every person foolish enough to take whey there is
a reaction; for some it’s as subtle as the flutter of
hummingbird wings on a hot summer day; for others it is
a bit less subtle, like a mallard being blasted out of
the sky by a shell fired from a double barrel shotgun
on the first day of hunting season in September. When
it comes to gym workout supplements, don’t be a birdbrain
and just say no way to whey!
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“Live a life of lies; die a death of truths.”
”• Anthony Liccione
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