Doug Kaufmann's response to news headlines, Study okays drinking during pregnancy A study released by Danish researchers on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Study finds drinking up to 8 glasses of wine has no effect on child's development.
Milk isn't what it was 50 years ago. An array of synthetic hormones, anti-biotics, and an unnatural diet given to dairy cows have turned cow's milk into a chemical soup whose health benefits have been widely debated. New Zealand has even gone so far as to ban rBST, the hormone used to make cows produce more milk. Of course, we are still using it in the USA, purportedly to increase milk production, but we don't need more milk!
The basis of the Phase 1 diet is no grains, potatoes, corn (which is a grain, not a vegetable) or sugar. Giving up grains is the toughest part of the diet for most people, which leads many to look for alternatives to the grain products they miss so much. Among those grain alternatives are spelt and sprouted grains.
In Texas, we love our Mexican food. Growing up in my family, Mexican food wasn't called Mexican food, it was just called food. We ate it all the time! Much to my disappointment, I learned that corn chips were definitely not on any of Doug's diets. A lot of the food I had grown up eating wasn't on Phase 1 or 2 because many Mexican dishes are loaded with corn, corn breading and rice. No queso, no chips, no sopapillas - I was really bummed out.