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posts that discuss dairy foods: milk, yogurt, cheese, cream, cottage cheese

A2 milk explained

A2 milk explained

Zebu cattle are not animals I’ve thought much about, ever. But I came across an interesting article about them recently. I learned that zebu are small relatives of oxen, native to Southwest Asia. They’ve been raised for meat and milk for thousands of years. The 

Modern life vs. iodine intake

Modern life vs. iodine intake

Anyone of a certain advanced age remembers iodine as the common medicine cabinet treatment for cuts and scrapes. Tincture of iodine is an effective topical antiseptic for wounds. It can sting at first, and may stain the skin or clothes. Iodine, from food, is a 

Too much cheese: not a terrible problem

Too much cheese: not a terrible problem

There’s a whole lot of cheese in my house at the moment. On one grocery trip, I bought 4 different varieties: Jack, Cheddar, Mozzarella and Colby. I had plans for all of them. Meanwhile a household member visited a cheese maker’s shop in a certain 

Tips for boosting protein at breakfast

Tips for boosting protein at breakfast

When it comes to nutrition advice, I practice what I preach. After all, I write about diet and healthy aging; I don’t want to pursue unhealthy aging. But one piece of advice is harder to follow: eat signficantly more protein at breakfast. The ‘Why’ of 

Yogurt has jumped the shark

Yogurt has jumped the shark

In the 1960s, Dannon was the only the yogurt brand available at my local grocery store. The flavors were: vanilla, lemon, coffee. Yes, coffee flavored yogurt. My mom ate yogurt; I wouldn’t touch it. Now I have some almost every day, for the protein, calcium, 

Cool off with tzatziki

Cool off with tzatziki

So many recipes and foods are just better in hot weather. Ice cream of course. Lemonade. Fresh seasonal tomatoes, melon, peaches, corn, and … tzatziki. Tzatziki is not a seasonal fruit. It’s a delightful mixture of cucumbers, yogurt, garlic and mint. On my recent trip