In all of my years of cooking for clients (and myself), the most difficult and common challenge I have found is finding good dairy substitutes. Though many of my clients have problems of one type or another with dairy products, I still want to make them delicious meals that they will love. Even those little “add-ons” can be a problem and are hard to bypass or substitute in a dish that needs the parmesan on the pasta or the dollop of sour cream on the tostada. Do you try to limit or avoid dairy? Should you be dairy-free? I’m not the one to decide that for you. There are plenty of reasons to give it up, but there are also good reasons for some to keep it in their diet. Dr. Bailey has pointed out that dairy is often a culprit in acne. She has also found that cow dairy foods cause inflammation in her otherwise pain-free but arthritic joints. If you would like to explore that topic for your life and health, I highly recommend starting with my movie curriculum post. You will find careful and thoughtful considerations to make, many of them thoroughly and scientifically supported in the movies and books I recommended. Here are some of the ways I substitute yummy non-dairy foods in dishes in which we want dairy: As I always say, I will never tell you what you should eat, only how to cook something to maximize its nutritional benefit. What do you think of these recipes for dairy substitutes? Do you have any other alternatives? Please let us know in the comments below. If you’d like more information into which foods to include into your daily diet and why, download Dr. Bailey's free guide, “How to Eat Your Way to Beauty and Health,” that consists of information for building a healthy eating foundation. It includes a 14-day recipe model to get you started too! You won’t regret it or the benefits it has on your skin and health! Certified Natural Chef Monica Sallouti’s lifelong passion for delicious nutritious food comes from both her formal training and time spent in the kitchens of her two grandmothers as a young girl. She honed her culinary skills and nutritional education at the Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts program at Bauman College in Penngrove, CA. The specialty of nutrition for Chef Sallouti was sparked after a health crisis some 19 years ago. In her late 20’s, she was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. As part of her “treatment,” she developed a keen awareness of the inextricable link between food, cooking and health. Now, 19+ years later, Sallouti brings her knowledge, culinary creativity and care to both her clients. This email was brought to you by Dr. Bailey Skin Care, LLC, a company that specializes in skin care products. To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe below. Disclaim Medical Advice: The information in the Dr. Bailey Skin Care web site, and related links, articles, newsletters and blogs, is provided as general information for educational and advertising purposes only. The information is the opinion of Dr. Cynthia Bailey, or other indicated authors. Consult your physician or health care provider for any specific medical conditions or concerns you may have. (This also applies to Dr. Bailey’s patients in her medical practice in Sebastopol – the information is not a substitute for, or an extension of, the medical care she provides her patients.) Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read here. Use the information and products referred to in this information at your own risk. Use of the Dr. Bailey Skin Care web site, and related links, articles, newsletters and blogs indicates your agreement with these statements and the Terms and Conditions of DrBaileySkinCare.com. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, please do not use this site.
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