Thursday, January 13, 2011
Bad Cow! Bad, Bad Cow!
Dairy had been a major trigger for my asthma all my life, and not one doctor (until Dr. McDougall) ever suggested the possibility that eliminating it could be a virtual cure for me. In fact, when I asked my doctor point blank if a vegan diet would help my asthma, he said, “No.” It’s a good thing I didn’t listen to him. Back when I was in college, when I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian, I ate a ton of cheese and drank a lot of milk. I realize now that I actually made myself sicker by replacing meat with dairy.
-from a testimonial by Cathy Stewart on Dr. McDougall's wesite.
Here's a video on Dr. McDougall's 10 day program. Here's a link to an earlier post about diary. That post is worth looking at, if only for the photo, if I do say so myself. (Which I do.)
Having suffered asthma into college and very severely until I was in the ninth grade, I wonder what difference it would have made in my life had my family avoided dairy. But, as they say, who knew?