If you eat dairy and want to improve your overall health, then you MUST read The Cheese Trap by Neal Barnard.
I grew up eating cheese on a daily basis and it was my favorite food for years. However, it wasn’t until I started cutting it from my diet that I began to see my weight, skin, and health improve significantly. I began to feel less sluggish, shed some pounds, and clear up my skin.
“The Cheese Trap” talks all about America’s addiction to cheese and why we should stop eating it. Cheese is full of fat, calories, and cholesterol, and contains mild opiates that make it so addictive – which explains why it’s so hard to stay away from pizza, mozzarella sticks, and cheeseburgers.
Dairy can cause inflammation in the body, and has been linked to myriad health problems (think acne, migraines, arthritis, etc…).
The solution? Replacing dairy with real, plant-based foods. Dr. Barnard’s book includes a collection of dairy-free recipes to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle, including cheese replacements, dips, dressings, and desserts.
In the meantime, if you’re looking to swap out dairy, check out these 5 genius dairy swaps you never thought of.
If you want to see the benefits of eliminating dairy, try the #DairyFree #CheeseTrap challenge on TheCheeseTrap.org.
Here are some pics from his book launch party!
Maria Marlowe is a holistic nutrition and wellness coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight, and skin. She offers a healthy eating meal plan that teaches you how to batch cook, as well as one to clear up acne. She has ongoing group workshops both in NYC and online, and writes healthy and delicious plant-based recipes for her popular blog. She is also the author of the #1 New Release on Amazon, The Real Food Grocery Guide, the most practical guide to selecting the healthiest foods, without going broke, which has been praised by Dr. Oz and InStyle magazines. You can find her on instagram @mariamarlowe.