D is for Dairy

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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D is for Dairy - A to Z Blogging ChallengeBOOM. This is the post that will shake all other posts. This is the post that will probably get me blacklisted off a bunch of cheese-lovers radars. This is where I will get really real. Dairy.

I know you love cheese, right? You can’t live with out it? I hear ya. I thought the same thing not too long ago. I ate cheese daily, multiples times. It was included in every dinner and, since my lunches are usually leftovers, it was in my lunch as well. More often than not, I also had cheese as a snack. Weekends usually included cheese in my breakfast.

I loved so many types of cheese – cheddar, brie, goat cheese, feta, mozzarella, applewood smoked cheddar, swiss, gruyere, cream cheese, bocconcini…the list goes on.

And if anyone told me that dairy wasn’t good for me, and tried to tell me all the ways why it wasn’t good for me, I didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t want to know. I wanted to eat my cheese and didn’t care about the rest.

They say ignorance is bliss, right?

Except wrong.

Ignorance can actually be very harmful, to your health and, in this case, to the animals you are stealing from.

I don’t use the word “hate” very often, but I truly hate my previous attitude. It make me cringe to think that I was defiantly avoiding knowledge that I knew was important. There are lots of things in this world that I don’t know about, and can’t change, and many things I don’t even know I don’t know. But to purposefully avoid learning something simply so I can indulge in frankly hedonistic behaviour is disgusting to me. My previous mindset makes my skin crawl.

So here is what I am asking from you today. I am NOT asking you to give up dairy. I am NOT telling you that you cannot ever have cheese again in your.

I am merely asking you to take some time to learn about what dairy in your diet really means. I ask that you STOP being purposefully ignorant about what your CHOICE to eat dairy means – both for your health, for the animals welfare, and for the environment.

If you educate yourself and you continue your habits, that is your decision. That is something you have to live with.

But please don’t scan your eyes down and decide NOT to watch a video because you don’t want to know, and then go out and have a cheeseburger. Speaking to my own past self, that is the worst kind of ignorance, and I know you’re better than that! And please do not try to use Calcium as some sort of excuse, either – I covered that one yesterday in C is for Calcium.

I’m going to make it easy for you. I am currently collecting articles and videos that tell the real deal and I am going share them right at the bottom of this post. For today, you can start with this one video. Just take 5 minutes more out of your day to watch ONE video. And then you can eat or not eat your dairy with the full knowledge of the impact that slice of cheese or glass of milk has had.

Post Author: Monique Nelson

Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.

2 thoughts on “D is for Dairy

    Erica @ ChildOrganics

    (April 5, 2016 - 7:13 pm)

    I really enjoy your website. I have just spent this last week doing a vegan cleanse . I’m normally a vegetarian. I was so pleased at how stopping dairy helped clear my congestion in my lungs, and helped with my asthma. Glad to have found your site.

      Monique Nelson

      (April 5, 2016 - 9:56 pm)

      Welcome Erica! I’m so glad to hear that some of your health difficulties cleared up with the removal of dairy. In all my research it really sticks out as one of the most offensive food items to our overall health, and yet is the one thing that most people so defiantly cling to! I have really enjoyed your site as well, and I look forward to swapping stories and experiences!

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