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  1. @Eat4Health (@leslie_reese) (reply)

    August 8, 2012 at 14:18

    Love the Devil’s Advocate role that you played here…thanks for sharing the research. It’s easy to understand why everyone gets so confused about what ‘healthy’ is.

    • Diana (reply)

      August 8, 2012 at 14:39

      Thanks! I’m not sure I played “Devil’s advocate” since I really believed the position of Dr. Barnard until I read the data and then changed my mind. Leaving the data to one side I’m not sure if the idea that dairy is addictive is productive in helping people to quit. Perhaps it makes people approach quitting with greater willpower or, on the other hand, gives them an excuse when they backslide.

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  3. Nemo (reply)

    January 3, 2013 at 22:09

    Sorry, but I find Dr. Barnard much more credible. Then too he has the credentials as well. In any case why would anyone want to use cow’s milk in any form? Yecch.

    • Diana (reply)

      January 4, 2013 at 11:01

      hi Nemo
      This blog doesn’t endorse eating cheese or drinking cow’s milk. Furthermore, I don’t think the claim that cheese is addictive is a great tool in the arsenal of advocating against dairy. As for credentials, that’s the great thing about the scientific literature. Anyone can read articles and form their own informed opinion about scientific claims with evidence. It’s evidence and reasoning, not having letters after your name, which should make claims compelling.

  4. Philippe (reply)

    February 2, 2013 at 01:04

    I too used to believe Barnard. But I do have the feeling he’s ready to say a lot of things to promote the vegan way. I’m a vegan. But I know that there are people and organizations out there, PETA being one, that will “lie” to promote their agenda. Recently I’ve had the feeling that Dr. Barnard, who by the way is on the board of PETA, might be using the same technique. What matters for these people is that the animals are saved. That matters to me too and the reason I became vegan was first because I think eating meat is not ethical. Health concerns came second. Whatever your agenda, I don’t think it’s worth it, on the long term, to omit telling the truth ( I guess that’s an euphemism for lying?). Why not simply tell people that cheese is an unnatural food because of its saturated fat content ( up to 70% for some cheese) and that it’s pure poison. That should be enough. No need to talk about addiction. I too haven’t found any scientific evidence or mention about the fact that cheese could be addictive.

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  6. georead (reply)

    March 10, 2013 at 06:42

    News-break: Chronic pain suffers mob supermarket for cheese.

    News-break: New study to test how strong morphine is in cheese. The test subjects will eat a diet of only cheese for a whole month. After which they will be subjected to series of intensive pain tests.

    News-break: Drug addicts break into cheddar factory and make off with a large quantity of cheese.

  7. Joe (reply)

    May 11, 2013 at 02:52

    The line where the author said “or the milk of any other species, for that matter—” is absolutely 100% not true and I urge you to do more research. Goats milk for instance is A2 Beta-casein and BCM7 “is not released“ on digestion from A2 beta-casein. The issues is related to a peptide called beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM7) and its ONLY found in A1 beta-casein milk. All cows at one time only producted A2 milk, why they don’t now is a whole different topic. There are Dairy’s that have cows that only produce A2 milk so if dairy is your thing hunt those down, but stay away from the American standard milk, its population control milk… Deadly

  8. georead (reply)

    May 12, 2013 at 01:06

    Check out this fanatical cult from Australia in the link below. They say “Why Cheese is Like “Dairy Crack”: Because It’s Got Morphine In It” – salvation by cheese abstinence

    I wonder why drug addicts haven’t caught on. They could buy up a whole lot of cheese (it’s real cheap) and start reducing down to extract the morphine. Wow they could make a fortune $$$$$$. There’s a lot of money to be made here. Listen up all you drug addicts.

    • Astra (reply)

      February 1, 2015 at 08:12

      I can’t believe you wrote the above of Paul Godfrey who’s words are in the entire article and who also said:

      “Divine inspiration over 100 years ago said that the effect of cheese is deleterious (harmful, toxic, damaging, adverse, detrimental). Science today finds that actually it gives the same effect as morphine.” Paul Godfrey

      All offshoots are a cult including your website. That entire article is his sermon.

      • georead

        February 22, 2015 at 03:49

        Paul has left that cult group and has declared that “it was all a big scam”.

        As for ideas that morphine from cheese has a morphinelike drug affect on the body. I was would like to know if those so confidently preaching these ideas eat any grain products or soya products because these products contain gluteomorphins and soymorphins.

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