Got Milk? Choose Goat or Sheep.

Got Milk? Choose Goat or Sheep.

We’re not the biggest fans of dairy at SWW.

Milk and other dairy products are the main source of saturated fat in the American diet and can lead to:

  •  Inflammation

  •  Heart disease

  •  Type 2 diabetes

  •  Candida overgrowth

  •  Unhealthy gut bacteria


When clients want to enjoy milk in small amounts, we always suggest goat or sheep milk that is high in A2 protein, not A1. These classifications refer to the subtypes of beta-casein protein found in dairy.

A1 milk (from the majority of US dairy farms) contains a major inflammatory opiate called casomorphin.

A2 cow's milk (European breeds) are an older breed of cattle and do not produce the A1 beta-casein protein making it less inflammatory. Goat and sheep's milk are also primarily A2 beta-casein as well.

Consuming A1 milk could negatively affect your immunity, hormones, and contribute to type 1 diabetes or heart disease.

While many think the easiest way to get calcium intake is through dairy and milk consumption, we’ve rounded up the top simplest foods and beverages that are dairy- free and a great source of calcium:

  •  goat milk

  •  sheep milk

  •  oranges

  •  sardines

  •  leafy greens

  •  sweet potatoes

  •  sesame seeds

  •  tuna/salmon


Consider these options for improving your calcium intake and don't forget to read the labels on your milk.


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