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What You Were Never Told About Milk

What You Were Never Told About Milk

It’s no wonder that milk is our sole source of nutrition during the first 4 to 6 months of life when you look at what a nutritional powerhouse it is, specifically human breast milk. This may just be Nature’s most perfect food because it’s rich in high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and unique prebiotics (i.e. fermentable fiber). This helps to establish and maintain the ideal microbial composition in the gut of an infant. The down side is you’ll be hard pressed to find human breast milk in your local dairy aisle. However, there is a potential alternative, the high-tech version of old-fashioned dairy milk. It’s called lactose-free milk.
Moving Beyond Trauma

Moving Beyond Trauma

My journey in life started in an abusive and neglectful family setting.  There was verbal trauma—being told ‘you are not good enough’, or ‘you are adopted’, or even ‘you are unworthy of love’.  At my core I felt abandoned, rejected, unloved, unworthy, defective, and stupid.  I felt I had nothing to contribute to humanity.  Life looked pretty bleak.