Dairy is important, as it's a good source of a variety of essential minerals, like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, magnesium and selenium. It's also rich in essential vitamins, like vitamin A and B-complex vitamins. Many products are also enriched further with vitamin D.
Certain dairy products, like cheese, are also tied to headaches. According to a 2017 interview with registered dietitian and certified LEAP therapist Jan Patenaude, RD, CLT, in Bustle , "Aged cheese is a common migraine trigger for people with migraines or histamine intolerance."
Dr. Garth Davis, author of Proteinaholic , states that most people who consume the highly processed Standard American Diet (also known as S.A.D.) packed with excess fat, sugar, cholesterol and preservatives are proteinaholics addicted to the idea of animal protein as necessary for optimal health. However, over the past 30 years, the overwhelming body of evidence from numerous scientific studies shows that consuming a diet with as little as 20% protein can actually “turn on” chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.
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Generally, making this change can be life-altering and massively improve your quality of life if you're up for the initial challenge. It's completely doable and a very viable (and arguably necessary) option for those who have any physical health aversion to it.
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In the years since, I’ve committed to detoxing quarterly with the seasons, as most traditional Chinese doctors recommend. I eat delicious raw and vegan cuisine full of flavor and health-enhancing enzymes. I’ve kept the weight off and feel younger, happier and more vital with each year that passes. My meditations are deeper and more restorative, and my life is more mindful.