Quote from RNsRWe
So, although it does NOT increase mucus production, the warning away from the dairy products might be warranted in that it thickens secretions...
If anyone else has anything factual to add, it'd be appreciated...would really just like to have that definitive, evidence-based stuff to throw out at my patients when needed. Thanks!
The paper I cited above suggests that mucus is not increased nor is it thickened. They did, however, find that dairy can make mucus whiter in color. Because the mucus is more visible pt's think there is more and/or thicker. This makes sense.
I hate to move off topic (well not really
) but the misinformation spread by some (and I repeat some, not all
) alternative practitioners contravenes logic. Food is largely broken down to a molecular level by digestion. So if the fats, proteins, and sugars contained in milk are broken down how could they affect the body differently than a steak? To my knowledge the only thing "different" about milk is that it has lactose.
Another one I come across a lot her in Cali is the from the colonic irrigation advocates. They suggest that meat somehow gets "stuck" in the colon, remaining there for "years." Colonoscopy has long shown this to be false, yet the myth persists. And folks spend a lot of money lavaging their gut - silly IMHO. There are many sound reasons for not eating meat - having it stick in your colon is not one of them.