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Prediabetes and Dairy: Is It Ok To Eat Dairy?

Is it ok to eat dairy? Well, once you learn what happens to your body when you eat dairy, I think you'll see why you'd be better off eating something else. Prediabetes and Dairy don’t go together, and there's science to prove it.


In the 95-5 Wellness Solution, I strongly stress NOT eating dairy.

And that's not just my opinion...I've got a whole bunch of science-based reasons for my recommendations. So let's get into the details about Prediabetes and Dairy!

How Can Dairy Affect Your Health?

While you might see some ads that say dairy is really good for you and you can't be healthy without it...there's research that clearly indicates otherwise. For example:

  • Dairy is high in saturated dietary fat and cholesterol – the 2 main dietary culprits that raise your cholesterol levels. High cholesterol levels are one of the KEY factors that increases your risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes.
  • Dairy has been suggested to be linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers.
  • In every glass of milk there's over 1 tablespoon of natural milk sugar (lactose).
Dairy and Toxins

So... dairy is high in fat, linked to some cancers, full of toxic stuff, and loaded with sugar.

Sounds like Prediabetes and Dairy might not be a good idea.

Dairy and Saturated Fat

Eating loads of saturated fat is NOT good for you. 

AND...If a keto person told you that eating lots of saturated fat is ok...don't listen to them. They don't know what they are talking about.

Saturated Fat Cholesterol

Saturated Fat is found in:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Butter
  • Ghee

(Saturated fat is found in meat products and tropical oils too.)

So that means eating dairy isn't great for your heart, AND since heart disease is the #1 concern with Diabetes...Prediabetes and Dairy doesn't really sounds like a good idea. 

To make matters worse...

Over Half Of Humans Can't Digest Milk

Many ethnic groups in the world, after they are weaned as infants, have little-to-no ability to digest milk.

If this is you, you'll know it! How?

Because you'll eat some dairy and then...

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Stinky Farts Galore
  • Stomach Pain
  • Diarrhea

Ethnic groups with high rates of lactose intolerance include:

Aboriginal, African, Arab, Asian, Indian, Italian, Jewish, South American, Spanish.

If you have lactose intolerance and you're eating dairy, you're not doing any favors for yourself (or for those around you with a sense of smell).

But wait! Didn't they teach us in health class that we need milk for strong bones?

Preventing Osteoporosis (Based on Science)

If drinking milk was necessary for strong bones, then milk-consuming cultures should have VERY low rates of osteoporosis...but the exact opposite is true.

The countries that eat the MOST dairy products have the HIGHEST incidence of osteoporosis, and this has been well documented and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

So, if eating dairy is NOT the solution for strong bones...

...what does the World Health Organization say you should do to prevent osteoporosis? Note: this list is based on rigorous scientific research:

  • Avoid Eating Lots of Meat
  • Reduce How Much Salt (Sodium) You Eat
  • Drink Less Alcohol
  • Eat More Unprocessed Soy Products
  • Eat More Fruit And Vegetables

Notice anything about those recommendations? Drinking milk didn't even make the list!

With Prediabetes, we want to get healthy again AND not harm our health. So that would mean Prediabetes and Dairy shouldn't go together.

But what gives? Why have we been told our whole lives that we need to drink milk and eat dairy products to be healthy?

The Dairy Industry VS. Science

The unfortunate truth is that the Dairy Industry has many ties with:

  • Sponsoring Dairy Research (that means the dairy companies pay for what's being studied and reported)
  • Drafting Public Policy On What We Should Or Should Not Be Eating (that means agricultural lobby groups influencing politicians)

The reality is...It's hard for scientists to be impartial when a dairy organization is paying them to do research...or for a politician to be impartial when that same dairy organization is contributing to their re-election campaign.​

Hmmmm...ok, so what happens if we set aside the research and policies sponsored by some yogurt company or dairy farmers association? What do other people have to say about dairy?

Well, here's what NON-dairy-sponsored scientists say about eating dairy:

"High milk intake is associated with higher mortality in both men and women, and also with a higher incidence of fractures in women."

Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies.

 British Medical Journal, BM​J 2014;349:g6015

Harvard's School of Public Health recommends limiting milk and dairy to one to two servings per day, since high intakes are associated with increased risk of prostate cancer and possibly ovarian cancer.

Ok, I've heard enough...milk is not all it's cracked up to be! I think Prediabetes and Dairy really don't go together... 

The dairy industry has a 40+ year history of getting in trouble for making false statements. The following are just a FEW examples of dairy industry shenanigans:

In 1974, the FTC filed a formal complaint regarding commercials promoting milk, calling them “unfair, false, misleading, and deceptive” advertising, and implicating the California Milk Producers Advisory Board and their advertising agency.

In 2011, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board was forced to remove weight loss claims about milk from their marketing campaigns because the claims were deceptive.

In 2016, a false advertising claim was filed against a Dairy Farmers of Canada advertising campaign that FALSELY claimed dairy is REQUIRED to prevent osteoporosis, colorectal cancer, and hypertension. In contrast, research shows dairy is NOT a necessary part of the human diet and may even be harmful.

Ladies, this is the state of the dairy industry. If you want to know the truth about dairy, DO NOT get your info from ads with milk mustaches!

And always check WHO is sponsoring research and claims about eating dairy products.

Let's move on, because there's more to the dairy story.

I already mentioned that dairy is linked with some cancers (totally not good)...here are the details about cancer and dairy.

Dairy and Cancer: That Sounds Scary!

Dairy? Cancer? What's the connection?

Cow's milk is full of natural growth hormones intended to help a calf grow into a big adult cow. (Human breast-milk has this type of hormones too!)

But what happens when a human drinks cow's milk?

You drink all those hormones that are intended for rapid growth of baby cows!

This business of hormone from other species doesn't sound good...

Here's why.

The stuff found in the breast-milk of all mammals that promotes rapid growth is called Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1).

This stuff is great for babies of the same species...but not so great for humans drinking milk from cows.

In other words, mama-cow breast-milk is meant for a little fuzzy calf to quickly grow into a 1000-pound cow that can mate by its first birthday.

Yikes! That's rapid growth! And rapid weight gain!

So what will all that cow IGF-1 do to a human...or more specifically, to YOU?

Well...for one thing, it might cause cancer:

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is linked to breast and prostate cancer risk. 

IGF-1 stimulates cancer growth.

The IGF-1 in cow milk treated with rBGH (growth hormones) is potentially even more bioactive than the naturally occurring IGF-1. 

This bioactivity may be increased further by pasteurization.

As if the IGF-1 stuff wasn't bad enough, milk sugar also seems to be an issue too.

The natural milk sugar, lactose, is linked with ovarian cancer!

"High intakes of dairy foods and lactose may increase the risk of ovarian cancer."

Milk, milk products and lactose intake and ovarian cancer risk: a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. International Journal Of Cancer. 2006 Jan 15;118(2):431-41

Well, that news totally sucks.

And while the connection between cancer and milk sugar (lactose) is quite concerning, the milk sugar also affects your blood sugar.

You have to consider sugar when you make your decision about Prediabetes and Dairy.

Dairy Raises Blood Sugar

There's over 1 tablespoon of sugar (13 grams) in every cup of milk (whether it's non-fat, 2%, or homo).

A tablespoon of sugar is a lot of sugar to eat when there's no fiber to slow down your digestion!

Milk is also a liquid, so you'll digest it faster compared to solid foods.

Drinking a cup of milk is like drinking a Gatorade G2! (Same amount of sugar.)

If you're testing your blood sugar after your morning muesli, and aren't getting good results, take a look at your milk carton to see how much sugar you're drinking!

So what's a better 'milk' choice?

Unsweetened soy milk, unsweetened almond milk, or other unsweetened milk alternatives.

With all the sugar in dairy...Prediabetes and Dairy doesn't sound like a marriage made in heaven.

Milk Nutrition

Trying to eat healthy all on your own is too darn hard.

In the Healthy U Group we encourage each other to eat better...

Let's Wrap Up This Prediabetes and Dairy Talk

I know all this Prediabetes and Dairy talk will have some ladies quite upset and distraught.

I certainly didn't like hearing about it the first time either... since I grew up drinking milk from a cow on OUR farm!

AND dairy products are so common in our society.

From cheesy pizzas to cream cheese to yogurt...dairy is everywhere...and loved by most.

But if you step outside of the dairy-sponsored research, the data is clear.

Dairy products are high in heart-clogging saturated dietary fat and cholesterol.

Dairy products are linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers.

AND milk is full of sugar.

Not to mention that most humans on this planet can't even digest dairy products.

In the 95-5 Wellness Solution (the diet we use to reverse Prediabetes), I STRONGLY advise against eating dairy products because dairy is simply something your body DOES NOT need, AND there are SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN health risks.

And I know from personal experience just how painful and destructive these health risks are:

  • A family member had to have a breast removed because of breast cancer.
  • One of the men in my family got prostate cancer.
  • A family member got ovarian cancer.
  • I've helped many ladies literally all hunched over from osteoporosis.

These cancers and osteoporosis are very real and totally damaging to the human body and spirit.

You have no nutritional requirement for animal milk. There's a good chance it'll REALLY hurt you too.

The bottom line is that...Prediabetes and Dairy don't go together and you'd be better off without it.

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About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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