Essay on What Makes A Dairy Free Diet?

1090 Words May 11th, 2016 5 Pages
According to the USDA ‘’The average American wolfs down 36 pounds of cheese and 24 pounds of ice cream or dairy products. You wash all that down with 200 pounds of milk and cream.’’ (Fowler) Even though dairy is tasty it has many negative factors. From causing acne to even causing cancers dairy is an unknown threat to health.

Any dairy product can cause acne to trigger. At Dartmouth Medical School a group did some research. In their findings was milk has testosterone-like hormones which can trigger oil glands in the skin and start breakouts (Fowler). Breakouts happen to many people, but many do not think of dairy being a reason. Many dermatologists suggest that having a dairy-free diet is a great first step to treat acne (Fleming).The hormones in milk can make can make your skin aggravated. Also physicians are now saying being sensitive to milk like being lactose intolerant, can cause inflammation(Fleming).

75% of the population can not digest milk and other milk products, due to genetics(Hyman). Dairy is on the top eight food allergen list in the United States (Fleming). Many of this percentage do not even know they are lactose intolerant. Being lactose intolerance is when the small intestine can not make the right amount of enzymes to digest milk sugar which is lactose. If the body can not digest this, the lactose in the food moves into the colon and not being absorbed and processed which starts the symptoms(Mayo Clinic). Symptoms can start 30 minutes to 2 hours of…

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