One thing to watch for when you don't drink milk
If you're giving up milk or have already quit, congratulations.
You've taken a big step in the right direction -- because dairy is responsible for more food sensitivities than anything else out there.
But new research reveals one thing you need to watch out for: Common milk substitutes don't contain nearly enough iodine, which means you can fall short in this essential element.
Iodine doesn't get much attention, but it's critical to thyroid function.
When you fall short, you end up feeling tired and weak, with both sore muscles and "brain fog." You might feel cold, even if you're in a warm room.
And ordinary milk can have up to 60 times the iodine of what's found in soy and nut milks, according to the analysis by the University of Surrey.
But that's not the only nutrient to watch for when you quit the moo juice.
Cow's milk also contains higher levels of vitamin D than many milk substitutes, and some of those replacements use synthetic D2 instead of natural D3.
These aren't reasons to continue drinking milk, of course. There are some very good reasons to quit, starting with the biggest of all: Odds are, your body struggles to digest it.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine -- about as mainstream a health body as you'll find -- flat out states that "65 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy,"
That's a fact. There's no debate over it, yet it's rarely mentioned by health officials -- no doubt because the powerful dairy industry resists any move to issue warnings, cautions, or guidelines that would in any way encourage people to quit or limit dairy.
Just going by the U.S. National Library of Medicine's numbers, more than 200 million Americans have lactose problems. Yet, based on current sales figures, most of them are still drinking milk.
Many don't even realize they have a problem with milk, because the effects aren't always immediate or obvious. Instead, they brush off minor problems -- especially digestive conditions and regular battles with diarrhea -- as something they ate.
Or, even worse, they're so used to the problems that they think that's "just how it is" and live with it.
But there's an easy cure.
If you have some mystery ailments of your own, try giving up dairy for a while and see how you feel.
Even if you don't, consider giving it a shot.
You might be surprised at how much better you'll feel.
As the new study shows, just be sure to make up for your lost nutrients in other ways.
Consider a D3 supplement... as well as a thyroid support formula that includes both the iodine you need and the amino acid tyrosine, which helps your body to put that iodine to use.