Addicted to Cheese & Dairy

Ever wonder why cheese is so addictive? Even those going on a primarily plant-based diet tend to continue craving and eating cheese. Did you know that cheese has trace amounts of morphine? Really. Cow and human milk have trace amounts of this opiate drug to ensure that babies will bond to their mothers and the vital milk they need to grow.

Here are a few informative articles about dairy and cheese.

"In 1981, Eli Hazum and his colleagues at Wellcome Research Laboratories reported traces of the chemical morphine, a highly addictive opiate. It turns out that morphine is found in cow milk and human, purportedly to ensure offspring will bond very strongly with their mothers and get all the nutrients they need to grow.

Researchers also discovered the protein casein, which breaks into casomorphins when it is digested and also produces opiate effects. In cheese, casein is concentrated, and so is the level of casomorphins, so the pleasurable effect is greater. Neal Barnard, MD said, “Since cheese is processed to express out all the liquid, it’s an incredibly concentrated source of casomorphins—you might call it dairy crack.” (Source:"

Read more:
Dr. Neal Barnard and physically addictive foods (video)
Neal Barnard MD discusses the science behind food additions. Willpower is not to blame: chocolate, cheese, meat, and sugar release opiate-like substances. Dr. Barnard also discusses how industry, aided by government, exploits these natural cravings, pushing us to eat more and more unhealthy foods. A plant-based (vegan) diet is the solution to avoid many of these problems. Neal Barnard is the founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). (Click here to watch video)

Starr’s ‘Scary Dairy’ Story: Do You Have These Symptoms?

Here is a great article about dairy.Here is an excerpt of dairy reactions:
- Post nasal drip (constant clear mucus coming out of the nose when one is not ill)
- Dark circles or wrinkles under the eyes
- Swollen looking eyelids
- Red ears and red cheeks
- Eczema
- Inability to sit still
- The need to wrestle with someone or constantly move
- Inability to focus for longer periods
- Aggressive attitude and ill tempered
- Fits of pure rage that can last quite a while during which the child screams at the top of their lungs, sweats, eyes get glossy, may yell profanities…after which they are sorry and exhausted…
- Head banging (I know…it sounds terrible but I knew a child who started this behavior upon switching from dairy formula to Whole D when she turned one….fortunately the mom stopped the milk and her child became calm once again
- Trouble sleeping and/or falling asleep
- No naps, short naps, or hard to fall asleep at nap time
- Fatigue and tiredness (from lack of sleep no doubt)
- Catches every cold in town and takes forever to heal due to the incredible congestion
- Chronic ear infections (due to dairy NOT the ear canal laying flat or whatever lies ‘they’re’ spreading)
{Read entire article}