Articulate, passionate and humorous, Dr. Holly Lucille breaks down the myths and misconceptions about health and health related topics.

Got Milk? Maybe You Shouldn't

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Milk has been proven to increase your insulin growth factor and also increase your risk of osteoporosis. So, why are you still drinking it?
Air Date: 2/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Ray Doustdar, CEO Buiced INC
Ray Ray Doustdar is the CEO of BUICED Inc., and the creator of the all new BUICED Liquid Multivitamin, as well as the curator of Everyday Juicer, a website dedicated to helping people add fresh vegetable juicing to their daily lifestyle.

Through fresh vegetable juicing, Ray was able to bring down his cholesterol from 234 to 168 (down 28%) by incorporating juicing into his daily lifestyle.

During this time, he discovered that although the leafy greens are packed with phyto-nutrients, they lack many essential vitamins and minerals.

He tried taking vitamins in pill form after each juice, but they upset his stomach. Then Ray learned liquid vitamins are more readily available for easy absorption, so he decided to solve his own problem and created BUICED to "boost his juice."
Got Milk? Maybe You Shouldn't
A constant question that health experts and marketing companies argue is whether or not a product is good or bad for your health. The famous Got Milk? campaign suggests you need milk in your diet in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Is this true?

For years, you thought that milk was a great source of protein and ignored the rest of the label. Did you forget to look at saturated fat, the caloric intake of just two glasses of milk and all the sugar?

Studies have shown that the protein and calcium intake from milk leads to a higher risk of osteoporosis. Milk can also increase your insulin growth factor.

Did you know you can get your vitamins and minerals from green leafy plants?

A great example is kale. Containing 2.9 grams of protein per cup, this green also contains 134 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, 133 percent of your daily intake of vitamin A, 10 percent of your calcium intake, and zero cholesterol.

Everyday juicer, Ray Doudstar, and Dr. Holly Lucille put the myths about cow's milk to rest and discuss other ways you can get your important vitamins, minerals and nutrients.