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Follow Friday: You’re drinking the wrong kind of milk


Just Mooching Around (geddit?)

A friend shared this article on twitter last week. While I can’t vouch for the science behind it (any readers able to?), I did find it very interesting. I know a number of people who have mentioned that they have “lactose intolerance” here, in North America, but when they travel overseas to places like France they have no trouble digesting any dairy products. I wonder if this could also help to explain the people who’ve told me that the local East Coast Organic milk is the only kind they can tolerate. Perhaps it has less to do with what the cows are eating, and more to do with the breed of cow. Something to chew on.

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people see food and nutrition from a different perspective and understand that nutrition and health are not necessarily a result of personal choice.

5 thoughts on “Follow Friday: You’re drinking the wrong kind of milk

  1. As far as I know, European countries do not allow hormones or growth promoters whereas the US does. Also organic milk is usually from cows that are raised naturally – grass fed, no growth promoters or hormones etc.


    • We don’t allow use of growth hormones in dairy cows in Canada either so that wouldn’t explain differences in tolerance between Canadian and European dairy. Diet and breed might though.


  2. It could also be the type of processing or added vitamins too. I know I do better in the summer when I drink local milk that is fresh from the cow. Which could also explain the popularity of raw milk.


  3. I wouldn’t quickly dismiss the diet of the cows. We are what we eat. So are the cows! This is what the ECO website has to say:



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