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Doctor insights on: Non Organic Vs Organic Milk

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Can you suggest foods labeled "usda organic" is non gmo?

Can you suggest foods labeled "usda organic" is non gmo?

Yes: By definition a GMO food can not be certified "organic" and foods certified as organic can not be GMO. See http://drrandybaker.com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ for details. ...Read more

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Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Research shows bette: Research has shown that it is better which was published in journal of nutrition.The army veterans with advanced diabetes were able to lower unwanted protein in the urine and increase their HDL level in the blood by eating soy protein. ...Read more

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Which is better 1% whole milk or silk pure almond unsweetened vanilla milk?

Which is better 1% whole milk or silk pure almond unsweetened vanilla milk?

It depends: There are many people allergic to whole milk but there are also many people allergic to almonds if you are having the pains you mention you could have food allergies and would benefit from igg food allergy testing and adjustment. Food allergy is a serious problem with pain. 95% of people are allergic to some food and diary and eggs wheat and yeast are big issues. ...Read more

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Is organic milk better than regular milk? Is soymilk a safer alternative?

Is organic milk better than regular milk?  Is soymilk a safer alternative?

Yes and maybe: There was a 2009 study at newcastle university in the uk, and published in the journal of dairy science, which showed that organic milk does have advantages over conventional milk. Specifically, more omega 3s, and less saturated fat. Conventional dairy cows eat more chemicals, may be treated with hormones, antibiotics. Organic has longer shelf life. Soymilk can be good, but gmo common. ...Read more

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Strawberry allergy to conventional fruit or organic also?

Strawberry allergy to conventional fruit or organic also?

The same allergen: Whether a fruit is organic or not, does not matter for conventional food allergies. The allergen in the fruit will be the same. Bottomline, always avoid the fruit you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Any difference in health benefit from chevre vs cows milk cheese?

No: There should be no difference, unless you are intolerant of cow milk or goat milk. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Are only organic strawberries healthy?

Are only organic strawberries healthy?

Healthier choice: This is a tricky question without a clear answer. Strawberries are a healthy food, but strawberries rank #3 on the environmental working groups "dirty dozen" with some strawberries having as many as 13 different pesticides on them! i don't believe it is wise to ingest pesticides so would never personally eat non-organic strawberries, but we don't know if the good in them might outweigh the bad... ...Read more

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Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor. ...Read more

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Skim milk is proven to cause cancer, but what about organic skim milk?

Skim milk is proven to cause cancer, but what about organic skim milk?

Forgive my frankness: Life is difficult enough without people feeding you disinformation. Under california's weird laws, everything is "proven to cause cancer." ask a real scientist or scientific physician and we'll all tell you skim milk is far from a "proven" cause of cancer. It is possible to produce any scare story you want combining junk animal work and retrospective what-did-you-eat studies. Drink if if you want. ...Read more

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Is non fat milk lactose free?

Is non fat milk lactose free?

No: Non-fat milk is fat free. Still contains lactose. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of pasteurized vs. Unpasteurized dairy products?

What is the benefit of pasteurized vs. Unpasteurized dairy products?

Infections: Pasteurized milk prevents infections that may be carried in milk, including tb, e coli, campylobacter etc. ...Read more

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Are organic fruits and vegetables better?

Are organic fruits and vegetables better?

Depends: The answer depends on what you measure. If you are concerned that modern farming is bad for soil and the pesticides and chemicals used may have effects not yet known or acknowledged, then yes, better for the planet. If you compare nutrition value, conventional thinking says no, growing evidence says yes. ...Read more

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What are the examples of non soy formula milk?.. Is g6pd can drink distilled wAter?

What are the examples of non soy formula milk?.. Is g6pd can drink distilled wAter?

Formula: There are basically 2 types of infant formula. Cow's milk based and soy based. There are several speciality formulas, which have been changed, to make them easier to digest and hypoallergenic, but they are still cow/soy based. G6PD has many thing that can't be eaten, but water isn't one of them. This is a good resource. http://www.g6pd.org ...Read more

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Are organic fruits and vegetables really better than non organic? What are some of the differences?

Are organic fruits and vegetables really better than non organic? What are some of the differences?

Dirty dozen: Eating organic fruits & veges allows you to reap all the benefits and nutrients without exposure to potentially toxic pesticides. Choose organic for fruits/Veges with higher pesticide levels: aka 'the dirty dozen:' Apples Strawberries Grapes Celery Peaches Spinach Sweet bell peppers Nectarines (imported) Cucumbers Cherry tomatoes Potatoes Snap peas (imported) & Blueberries (imported) Hot pepper ...Read more

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Is all food at farmers market's considered organic? What makes something organic?

Is all food at farmers market's considered organic? What makes something organic?

Not automatic: Being sold at a farmer's market does not ensure produce is organic. Produce grown with only organic fertilizers and pest control would be organic, but some farmers use inorganic fertilizers and pesticides on their crops. You need to ask. "certified organic" is another level above this, and requires more testing and criteria than basic organic does. ...Read more

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How are "organic" and "pesticide-free" foods different?

How are "organic" and "pesticide-free" foods different?

Organic Means More!: To be certified organic, a food or fiber must meet strict rules that include being grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial hormones, chemical fertilizers, and genetic modification. And animals must have access to pasture and normal behaviors for their kind. 'pesticide-free' is nice, but not certified. ...Read more

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Is organic milk, if uht or "ultra" pasteurized still better then conventional milk?

Is organic milk, if uht or "ultra" pasteurized still better then conventional milk?

Who is drinking it?: Milk organic or regular is a source of protein/calcium. Allergic sensitivity and lactose intolerance is of higher concern for -1/3 of caucasians and 2/3 of other races. Ulta pastuerized is safer from unanticipated bacteria but looses many of its natural cultures. Fresher is better, organic has advantage of being better for the animals producing, who may pass it on as they would to their own calf. ...Read more

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Is soy milk considered in the milk yogurt cheese group?

Is soy milk considered in the milk yogurt cheese group?

NO: Question if soy milk is in the same group as "milk, yogurt, cheese" group. NO. Soy milk is soy based, which is a different protein than cow's milk protein. Traditional milk, yogurt, and cheese are made from cow's milk. All these have alternative to cow's milk, such as soy, almond, coconut, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone with a bovine dairy allergy consume goat or sheep milk products?

Can someone with a bovine dairy allergy consume goat or sheep milk products?

Usually not : There is a high degree of cross reaction between cow, sheep and goat milk so they all should be avoided in cow milk allergic individuals. There is less likelihood of reaction to horse or camel milk. Consult an allergist for further diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more