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Why should I avoid milk when on antibiotics?

Products high in calcium and magnesium should not be taken at the same time as antibiotics of the tetracycline (tetracycline, doxicycline, etc.) class, and milk should also be avoided with the ...
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Is Cow Milk unhealthy?

In short: According to several recent systematic reviews of studies, milk consumption is not associated with significant side effects, increased mortality, cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease or ...
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Why should I avoid milk when on antibiotics?

This is most commonly a precaution to prevent Mal-absorption. Milk has copious amounts of calcium which bond with the antibiotic in the gut. Once the tetracycline (antibiotic) bonds, it creates a ...
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Is it healthy to drink 1.5L of milk a day?

There are several risks related to excessive consumption of milk. A 12 years prospective study run on around 78000 women showed that high consumption of milk (2-3 glasses per day) increased the risk ...
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Is pasteurized or non-pasteurized milk healthier for an adult male in his early 40s?

Pasteurized milk is perfectly safe for people of all ages but raw milk may or may not be. According to the CDC: Raw milk is milk from any animal that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful ...
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“There is a very strong correlation between consuming dairy products — such as milk — and acne, skin breakouts and aging.”

If the main thrust of the question is indeed expressed in the title and tags of the question: Q “There is a very strong correlation between consuming dairy products — such as milk — and acne, skin ...
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“There is a very strong correlation between consuming dairy products — such as milk — and acne, skin breakouts and aging.”

These are biologically plausible effects supported by moderate quality observational evidence. As a personal aside, I do not believe there is enough evidence for harm to recommend eliminating dairy ...
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Is Cow Milk unhealthy?

There are several issues regarding dairy that have to be taken into consideration. One is the link between casein and cancers. I have heard a presentation from the author of some of the prominent ...
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Do we really need as much calcium as the government recommends?

Humans are strange among mammals in making dairy products such a large proportion of their adult diet. It reminds me of this amusing quote by Henry David Thoreau: One farmer says to me, 'You cannot ...
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Can a person eliminate lactose intolerance through extended exposure?

Very generally speaking I would say it depends on the cause of the intolerance - if it is a primary intolerance (i. e. genetic problem with lactase persistence deficiency, the enzyme for digesting ...
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Does boiling milk really make the nutrients in it less useful to the body when ingesting it?

In short: Cooking milk has probably only a minor effect on its nutritional value. MICRONUTRIENTS: According to USDA Table of Nutrient Retention Factors (p. 5), in milk heated for 10 minutes, the ...
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Maximum recommended daily intake of full fat milk for 12 year old?

I have found no credible source that would mention "maximum recommended daily amount of full fat milk." MedlinePlus: The US Department of Agriculture recommends the following daily amounts of ...
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Are there any symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

WebMD Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency can be subtle, but can manifest as bone pain and muscle weakness. Also, excessive sweating(when not indicated due to exercise level and heat). ...
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How much sugar is in my UHT Milk?

No, that is incorrect. Liters are a measure of volume but grams are a measure of weight, so you need to convert 1 liter of milk to the weight of 1 liter of milk. (Your calculations would be correct ...
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Combining lactose-free dairy and regular dairy

As you imply in your question, enzymes are catalysts, and as such, participate in a chemical reaction but remain unchanged after that reaction is completed. Therefore, once lactase has converted a ...
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Do we really need as much calcium as the government recommends?

According to this review article, adults need a bit more than 1 gram of calcium per day. However, it may be the case that the natural vitamin D levels for the human body should be a lot higher than ...
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Do we need to drink milk?

You certainly don't require milk in your diet. Those with allergies need to avoid it. The whole thing is about getting the nutrients that the body needs. If you replace them with sufficient ...
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Details on molybdenum bioavailability in milk?

In Dietary Reference Intakes by Institute of Medicine (US) Panel on Micronutrients we can read that RDA for adult men and women is 45 μg/day. The average dietary intake of molybdenum by adult men and ...
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Should a toddler drink milk if has congestion?

The following is for adults: Relationship between milk intake and mucus production in adult volunteers challenged with rhinovirus-2. (PubMed): In individuals inoculated with the common cold virus,...
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How to make goat milk safe for consumption?

You can find directions for pasteurizing goat milk many places online, and that should render it safe from pathogens. However, it will do nothing to protect you from heavy metals, pesticides, and ...
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“There is a very strong correlation between consuming dairy products — such as milk — and acne, skin breakouts and aging.”

Milk is a specialised substance produced by mammals to support development during the infant growth phase. The nutritional content in milk represents a postnatal continuum of the support established ...
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Is "we are the only species drinking milk from other animals" a good argument against drinking milk?

It's not a good argument which doesn't meant hat there aren't better arguments in favor of it. The problem with "we're the only animals that do X" arguments, is that you can substitute for X a lot of ...
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Which is better for health tea, water tea or milk tea?

The only well studied effects of drinking tea are the Green Tea Catechins: I would highly recommend people pay attention to the bioavailability issue and pay attention to Quercetin. Green tea ...
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Does milk really affect sleep?

Milk contains two substances that are known to be related to sleep and relaxation: the hormone melatonin and the amino acid tryptophan. The amount of melatonin in a glass of milk is minute, much less ...
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Magnesium in Cow's Milk

The label is incomplete in a way. It's a rule by the FDA. NIH: the FDA does not require food labels to list magnesium content unless a food has been fortified with this nutrient. So unless it's ...
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Are there any symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency can actually cause or exacerbate depression, and it can manifest itself in feelings of tiredness, persistent sadness, weakness, etc... It also prevents your bones from ...
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Details on molybdenum bioavailability in milk?

Diet.com suggests that molybdenum sources in food are between 57% and 88% efficient in absorption rates nutritionally, and additionally lists milk content as 4.9 μg per cup, which is much lower than ...
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