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Natalia Rose Explains Dairy’s Double Whammy

February 22, 2010 LYT By:
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Continuing with the momentum of Fabulous February, Author and Nutritionist Natalia Rose shares her perspective and professional knowledge about the impact of dairy on human health. We hope this is of great value to you as you experiment with eating less or no dairy at all this month! (Hmmm, maybe you’ll even continue right on into March…) We look forward to your feedback. Thank you, Natalia, for your generous contribution and profound insights.

We hope you find this inspiring,

Joyce Rockwood & Cyndie Suarez
Co-Founders

Q: Joyce & Cyndie – What is the impact of dairy on human health?

A: Natalia:

“From my perspective as a health practitioner and active participant in this lifestyle, I believe the human digestive system was not designed to metabolize the milk of another species. We are only equipped to process our own mother’s milk. All other animal milk leaves an acid ash and mucusy bi-products in the body (it also triggers the formation of sticky mucoid matter as a self defense tool to protect the blood from foreign substance contamination). This makes for a mucus double-whammy!

Also there’s the matter of casein, the part of the protein molecule in milk that directs the size of bone growth. In cows, this casein is 300 times larger than human milk casein. The large size of these molecules makes them indigestible. Therefore they get stored in the body, often accumulating in the joints, becoming a harbinger of arthritis. These facts are further indication to me that milk is not designed for our consumption.

With the understandings about the nature of cow’s milk in mind, I believe it is possible to find a happy medium if you want to have dairy in your diet or you are seeking a gradual transition. In my experience and observation with numerous clients, I find raw milk is always far easier to digest than modern pasteurized milk products.  It is less of an affront to the body, and thereby encourages less mucoid matter to form. Raw milk is also far less acidic than pasteurized. Because it has it’s live enzymes in tact, it won’t have such a hard time leaving the body – it comes with it’s own digestive aid.  I do believe that all mainstream dairy should be avoided at all costs due to the hormones and antibiotics they contain.

Raw goat and sheep milk products are even less harmful than their bovine counterpart and, in my experience, can certainly be enjoyed as part of a very high caliber diet.

In short, other animal’s milk is not pure human food, but if the hierarchy of dairy is understood and respected, it can be fun, tasty and harmless to include as part of a highly alkaline, raw vegetable-based diet with lots of juicing and sufficient bowel cleansing.”

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Welcome to the LYT Blog!

February 1, 2010 LYT By:
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We are excited to present the first post for the LYT blog. For those of you who are new to us, LYT stands for Love Your Transformation and is pronounced “Light.” We chose this name because we all seek ways to feel lighter in body, mind, and spirit. The holistic therapies and lifestyle options we offer at LYT all support our mission, which is to foster a lightness of being through greater awareness in our choices. We believe good health is a choice, and we are dedicated to guiding you through your own transformation. Welcome to our BLOG!

Last week we were overjoyed to see appearances on Oprah by author Michael Pollan, and actress/author Alicia Silverstone. If you have not seen the film Food, Inc., or read The Kind Diet, please do so! Mr. Pollan’s worldly cause & effect overview on commercial farming will help you re-evaluate the components of your next meal, and how your choices directly affect your body as well as the rest of humanity. Ms. Silverstone’s honest description about how her overall health was directly affected by eating more (vegan) whole foods will inspire you to consider options that make you feel and look phenomenal. (She rid herself of asthma, constipation, bloating, & a poor complexion).

You can see excerpts from their appearances on Oprah by clicking on the YouTube links below. We are deeply inspired by the profundity of their views on the vegan diet, which are in alignment and harmony with the philosophy at LYT. We are compelled to continue spreading the good word.

Pollan and Silverstone Clip 1

Pollan and Silverstone Clip 2

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Mooooooove Over, Dairy

February 1, 2010 LYT By:
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Join us on a journey and let’s make this a Fabulous February free of: (brace yourselves) DAIRY.

Q. What’s that you say? How can I live without my cheeeeezzzz?

A. One day at a time, and we will offer suggestions to help you with cravings.

Q. How will my body build calcium?

A. From all of the wonderful leafy greens and fresh veggie juices that you will have more room for in your body.

Embrace the challenge New York! We live in a city filled with beautiful, interesting, savvy, edgy, and unique people that need a lot of life force energy to keep up with this fast paced culture. Explore what 28 days DAIRY-FREE feels like in YOUR body.

Q. What do you have to loose?

A. Mucous. Fat. Acidity. Puffiness. Inflamed Sinuses. Bloating. Constipation.

Q. Need we say more?

A. Yes! Troubled Skin. Achy Joints. Weakened Immune System. Cellulite.

Dudes, if the girls can do it, so can you. This is a journey for all humans!

LYT will continue to Tweet and blog suggestions throughout the Fabulous month of February in support of YOUR journey with us.  We will be looking for all of those gorgeous, mucusless faces passing us in the street. We suggest having fun and sharing this with your favorite group of co-workers, family, and/or friends.  The process is more fun when a group shares a mission together.  It is easier when the person next to you is not slopping up a goopy mess of cheese. Community is about support and love. Let’s generously support one another in VIBRANT LIVING!

Q. Aren’t you curious?

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FABULOUS FEBRUARY: Non-Dairy Treat @ LYT

February 1, 2010 LYT By:
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We are so happy to be part of a loving, vegan community that supports better health choices. Organic Avenue has been part of the LYT mission since we opened our doors. We are proud to have their juices on site at LYT for our clients to enjoy after treatments and during fasts. This month, to support your FABUOUS FEBRUARY: 28 DAYS OF DAIRY-FREE EATING, we are adding their super creamy, scrumptious, & really satiating COCONUT MYLK to our menu. It consists of Thai Young Coconut Flesh and Coconut Water blended together.

Here is more interesting info on Coconuts!

We cannot wait for you to try it. You will find that it is a great non-dairy option when you are craving something sweet, creamy and dreamy! If you can’t get to LYT, be sure to stop by Organic Avenue for your yummy COCONUT MYLK and other extraordinary food creations! Feel their L.O.V.E.!

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