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How to make your dairy-free switch for good last

How to make your dairy-free switch for good last

When I’m at the rink, people know that I’m a vegan hockey player and many approach to ask what I eat and drink while training and recovering. A couple players–one male and one female–tried ditching dairy and eating vegan but encountered unexpected results that led to abandoning their diet change. One says he was starving all the time while the […]

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Why Consuming Dairy & High-Fat Foods Impedes Athletic Performance

Why Consuming Dairy & High-Fat Foods Impedes Athletic Performance

While once only embraced by diet culture, the low-carb craze has begun to infiltrate the nutrient regimens of athletes. Instead of using the most convenient and natural form of energy—carbohydrates—those who follow this diet philosophy predominantly rely on animal-based fat and protein stores to get them through a workout. While some may claim to make gains in the gym, those […]

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America Is Drowning in Milk No One Wants

America Is Drowning in Milk No One Wants

When a pipe leaks, there are two courses of action: shut off the water or continue filling buckets. The first, while it does involve some thought, is by far the more effective solution. America has run into this problem of sorts; dairy farmers are producing more milk than the market demands. However, instead of turning down the milk flow, the […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

Top 10 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

Everyone has their own reasons for ditching dairy. Personal health, sustainability, ethics…many of these valid reasons fall into one of these categories. However, if you’re struggling in your commitment, or need some talking points to help others make the switch, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 compelling reasons to ditch dairy. At least one (if not all) is […]

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Study Shows Meat and Dairy Most Common Allergens for Dogs

Study Shows Meat and Dairy Most Common Allergens for Dogs

A 2016 study explored the prevalence of different food allergens in dogs and cats, particularly those causing cutaneous adverse food reactions (CAFRs) — i.e., skin reactions. CAFRs include both food hypersensitivities (mediated by the immune system) and food intolerances (not involving the immune system). “At least one offending food allergen source was reported in each of the 297 dogs included […]

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Ditching Dairy Helps Endurance Athletes

Ditching Dairy Helps Endurance Athletes

Cardiovascular exercise is generally promoted as a benefit to overall heart health, but as athletes continue to push themselves toward farther distances, they could be doing more harm than good. With the growing popularity of marathons and ultra-endurance races, researchers have found that many of these endurance athletes face an increased risk of atherosclerosis (plaque building up inside one’s arteries) […]

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Why Olympic Figure Skater Meagan Duhamel Ditched Dairy

Why Olympic Figure Skater Meagan Duhamel Ditched Dairy

Like so many, when I was a child, my parents told me that if I wanted to be big and strong, I had to drink cow’s milk. And they wanted me to drink a lot of it. My father even had us drink a glass of milk along with our cheese pizza! I remember being sent to training as a […]

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Confessions of a Proteinaholic: Why I Finally Ditched Dairy

Confessions of a Proteinaholic: Why I Finally Ditched Dairy

My journey to ditching dairy was probably easier than it was for most people. For starters, I was born with a severe milk allergy. Milk is one of the most common allergens, and the majority of the world cannot digest lactose, the sugar in dairy products. All this to say, most cultures and people live just fine without eating cow’s […]

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Dairy Industry Creates ‘Calcium Crisis’ to Sell Cow’s Milk

Dairy Industry Creates ‘Calcium Crisis’ to Sell Cow’s Milk

In an attempt to offer sound advice, the Duchess of Cornwall warned the younger generations against “ridiculous” fad diets—specifically those eliminating dairy—as a precaution to the onset of osteoporosis. This well-intentioned yet misled comment was given at a press conference for the Royal Osteoporosis Society and heard around the world thanks to the lightning speed of international online media. Unfortunately, […]

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Moo-ve Over! Einstein Bros. Increases Dairy-Free Menu Options

Moo-ve Over! Einstein Bros. Increases Dairy-Free Menu Options

As plant-based eating becomes more mainstream, Einstein Bros. Bagels, the nation’s leading bagel house, is highlighting its dairy-free bagels. Seventy percent of bagels on the Einstein Bros. Bagels menu are dairy-free, including the Plain Bagel, Everything Bagel and many more. The non-dairy Caribou Coffee Almond Milk Latte is joining its dairy-free bagel counterparts on Einstein Bros. Bagels menus across the […]

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