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  •  That's a terrible allergy! (11+ / 0-)

    About 5 years ago, my brother in law was having extremely bad asthma attacks and was sent to an allergist. He found out he was allergic to all dairy including eggs, peanuts, wheat, potatoes and strawberries. When he would come to visit us from MI, the poor guy had a hell of a time if we went out to eat just trying to make sure none of those ingredients were hidden in the food he wanted to order.

    He did the daily drops compounded by his allergist for over 4 years and his allergic reaction to all are now negligible. But he still has severe lactose intolerance. I can so empathize with you after seeing all that he has to go through to avoid milk.

    The beatings will continue until morale improves. -8.50, -6.92

    by ferallike on Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 07:55:42 PM PDT

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    •  Milk marketing is pure propaganda (3+ / 0-)
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      No one except for a baby cow should drink milk.  Drinking baby food meant for another species is stupid, but the Milk Marketing folks don't let that stop their constant lies.

      Milk = high pollution and poor nutrition, plus it is one of the cruelest industries.

      If you really want to play it safe, you may decide to join
      the growing number of Americans who are eliminating dairy
      products from their diets altogether. Although this sounds
      radical to those of us weaned on milk and the five basic
      food groups, it is eminently viable. Indeed, of all the
      mammals, only humans--and then only a minority, principally
      Caucasians--continue to drink milk beyond babyhood.

      Milk is Not good for you

      "Drill Baby Drill": Stupid in 2008, criminally stupid now.

      by MD patriot on Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 07:57:48 AM PDT

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      •  I did some research (3+ / 0-)
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        and milk drinking, at least in European culture began about 7500 years ago.

        Most adults worldwide do not produce the enzyme lactase and so are unable to digest the milk sugar lactose. However, most people in Europe and many from other populations continue to produce lactase throughout their life (lactase persistence). In Europe, a single genetic variant, −13,910*T, is strongly associated with lactase persistence and appears to have been favoured by natural selection in the last 10,000 years. Since adult consumption of fresh milk was only possible after the domestication of animals, it is likely that lactase persistence coevolved with the cultural practice of dairying, although it is not known when lactase persistence first arose in Europe or what factors drove its rapid spread. To address these questions, we have developed a simulation model of the spread of lactase persistence, dairying, and farmers in Europe, and have integrated genetic and archaeological data using newly developed statistical approaches. We infer that lactase persistence/dairying coevolution began around 7,500 years ago between the central Balkans and central Europe, probably among people of the Linearbandkeramik culture. We also find that lactase persistence was not more favoured in northern latitudes through an increased requirement for dietary vitamin D. Our results illustrate the possibility of integrating genetic and archaeological data to address important questions on human evolution.

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        Those who are lactose intolerant and allergic, in my non-scientific theory, do not have the adult lactose digestive gene.

        "My case is alter'd, I must work for my living." Moll Cut-Purse, The Roaring Girl - 1612, England's First Actress

        by theRoaringGirl on Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 08:31:46 AM PDT

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        •  have you lived downstream from dairy? (0+ / 0-)

          I have, for 20 years, and I also monitor the water for stream health.  Now that the dairy farm has been converted to corn, soybeans, and barley, the stream is much healthier.

          Milk production is an environmental disaster, and even those with the lactose tolerating gene can easily live without it.

          "Drill Baby Drill": Stupid in 2008, criminally stupid now.

          by MD patriot on Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 10:53:27 AM PDT

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          •  I was answering a question (0+ / 0-)

            on whether or not adults need milk. I was not commenting on factory dairy farming. Period.

            "My case is alter'd, I must work for my living." Moll Cut-Purse, The Roaring Girl - 1612, England's First Actress

            by theRoaringGirl on Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 04:04:37 PM PDT

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            •  got it, no adult needs milk (0+ / 0-)

              Nice to see research, but of course just because they can tolerate and digest milk does not mean they need it.

              "Drill Baby Drill": Stupid in 2008, criminally stupid now.

              by MD patriot on Sat Jun 19, 2010 at 12:08:38 PM PDT

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