Healthytarian Living with host Evita Ochel and featured guest Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine talking about the health and nutrition problems of cheese, based on his new book The Cheese Trap.

Topics covered in the video include:

  1. Why dairy is not food for humans. (1:03)

  2. Why cheese is the worst of all dairy products. (2:34)

  3. An overview of cheese production and its properties. (4:14)

    • unpalatable nature of cheese (5:50)
  4. The nutrition characteristics of cheese. (6:53)

  5. Role of cheese in weight and energy problems. (9:02)

  6. Role of cheese in diabetes and heart disease. (11:22)

    • the risks of saturated fat
  7. The addictive and habit forming nature of cheese. (13:10)

  8. The politics of cheese, and why it is in so many foods. (15:35)

  9. The negative hormonal effects of cheese. (16:22)

    • men’s fertility
    • puberty and menopause effects
    • prostate cancer risks
  10. In light of organic, local, raw, artisan movements, is there such a thing as healthy cheese. (18:52)

    • animal farming and ethical considerations
  11. What the best health alternative to dairy cheese is. (21:04)

    • practical low-fat, no-fat and dairy-free cheese replacements
    • vegan cheese
  12. Tips and advice to kick the cheese habit. (23:55)

  13. Contact and book info. (24:42)

    • The Cheese Trap; book availability
    • more resources and helpful info

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