Thought to be responsible for a range of unpleasant symptoms including joint inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, weight gain and fatigue, dairy products form a large part of our everyday diets and could be the culprit behind a range of health problems. Eliminating foods like milk, yogurt and cheese from the diet can lead to improved health in individuals with a dairy intolerance.
Two proteins found in milk, casein and whey, are both known allergens and contribute to adverse symptoms. Milk also has positive aspects, such as providing an adequate source for vitamin D and supplementing the diet with calcium. Alternatives to these nutrients can be found in other dietary sources for those who wish to eliminate dairy products; in his book, "The Guide to a Dairy-Free Diet," Dr. Brownstein covers topics such as:
Dr. Brownstein received a degree in family medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Years of practice as a family physician impressed upon him the importance of diet and exercise as a means to maintaining optimal health. He is the recipient of several awards from American Academy of Integrative Medicine and the American College for the Advancement in Medicine.