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Old 08-15-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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I used to drink lots of skimmed milk, for years. I thought it was the healthiest thing to drink. Gradually, I developed a food sensitivity and because I had no idea of where my symptoms were coming from and continued, my body started to react to other foods as well.

I went to several specialists and everyone had a theory of what was wrong according to his specialty, and a mode of treatment. One even wanted to operate.

I finally went to the Atkins Center in NY (now defunct). He tested me and removed all food items that I was reacting to, dairy being the main culprit. In two weeks I felt so much better that, if he had not prescribed just vitamins which I purchased independently, I would have sworn that I was on some kind of uppers.

Milk is generally not needed by adults of any animals.

Though unsweetened soy milk is generally used, I now can have dairy with the fat still in it without reacting, so I have cheeses and sometimes cream and milk.

I was once so bad that I could not have even a slice of pound cake because I would react to the milk in the cake.

Funny, I was born on a farm and was constantly constipated as a child. They knew little of milk sensitivity problems then.

You might consider experimenting with goat milk dairy products.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I can't speak to "bluejohn" but as a kid growing up, we had the whole milk not 2% or 1% or skim. Did not have any overweight issues. We just participated in activities, whether it was baseball/softball, tag football, basketball, swimming, and bicycling to friend's homes and also kid games like hide and go seek.

We had gym class at least once a week, maybe twice and there was recess. I don't think some schools do either of these things anymore.
and before you were growning up, we were: we had PE everyday, in elementary school and jr/sr high. We walked and rode bikes cause most families only had 1 car, skim milk was called "that blue milk" and we played outside most of the time, winter and summer. I was raised in SoCa I will mention. Of course if we lived in New England we would not be outdoors in the winter. We also didn't have processed foods, hardly if at all.

I do think switching to fat free (SKIM) is the way to go if you are watching your fat intake because of heart problems. That is totally a different situation. That is the main reason we use fat free most of the time. Hubby prefers it, I am not a milk drinker (other than buttermillk) period. Give me my sour cream, cheese and the rest of the really bad stuff. Nita
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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I personally switched over to skim, not because I am concerned about calories (although I should be) but because I love milk but I have to really watch my cholesterol. It was switch to skim or give up milk all together. My husband refused to drink anything but whole milk. He is in great shape and has no cholesterol issues.

I'd never heard the "bluejohn" term before, but my father in law always referred to skim milk as "blue milk". I guess that's where it got the term.
Skim milk has come a long lomg way from when it looked like sad clolored water.

I like Over The Moon Fat Free milk from Tuscon Dairies....it has a rich creamy taste & texture
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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He is no quack, but I think he has tarnished his reputation as a renowned heart surgeon by becoming yet another show biz expert. It would be hard for anyone to turn down the Oprah money.
Kind of like selling your soul to the devil..same thing with the protege before Dr OZ..Dr Phil another quacker IMO
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Well, my whole skinny family was raised on whole milk. My dad doesn't like skim milk, thinks it's too watery, and I choose whole for the same reason I choose regular soda over diet: if you're consuming so much of something that you have to switch to the diet version, you're consuming too much.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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All things in moderation I guess! I probably actually use more 2% than anything else. Now, if I am craving milk with cookies or a peanut butter sandwich I want whole milk. I also use half and half in my coffee. Yesterday my friend from Lousiana said that she would go without toilet paper before she would forgo half and half in coffee. (She is a hoot and several of us were talking about saving money and what we would do without to keep what we really wanted).

Since health issues aren't involved, I would rather have a little of something good, such as real sour cream and cheese, than a lot of something "not so good"! For those with health issues, the lower fat dairy products do give them an alternative.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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Dr Oz Just my opinion
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:04 AM
 
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....So I'm thinking, what's society's obsession with skimmed milk anyway, though it tastes like crap.
I agree!!!

I cant stand how most food I used to love from the 90s earlier NOW HAS SKIM MILK in it instead of reg milk and it doesnt not taste as good at all!!!!!

From M&Ms to Cookies to Brownies,etc............... Its sickening they are forceing this garbage on everyone!!
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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Well, my whole skinny family was raised on whole milk. My dad doesn't like skim milk, thinks it's too watery, and I choose whole for the same reason I choose regular soda over diet: if you're consuming so much of something that you have to switch to the diet version, you're consuming too much.
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I'm with you. Give me whole milk, reg. soda, and regular beer, none of that lite stuff!
I really don't consume any of these very much, but when I do.
And no lite sour cream, no lite butter, etc.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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I agree!!!

I cant stand how most food I used to love from the 90s earlier NOW HAS SKIM MILK in it instead of reg milk and it doesnt not taste as good at all!!!!!

From M&Ms to Cookies to Brownies,etc............... Its sickening they are forceing this garbage on everyone!!
This is the first I've heard of anyone being forced fed M&Ms, cookies and brownies (small "b" - if someone is being forced fed Brownies, notify the authorities).
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