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Dear Dietitian – Questions About Milk?

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I've been reading conflicting information about milk.  We've always heard that milk is good for your bones, but I've read that it does just the opposite, that the pH of milk causes us to lose bone mass.  I've read it increases mucus production, making us more susceptible to infections. Also, I've heard that cow's milk is made for cows; that humans are the only mammals that drink milk after infancy, and therefore, we shouldn't need milk at all. Please clear this up. --Jake

Dear Jake,

Dear Dietitian – Changing Diet After a Heart Attack?

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I had a heart attack about six weeks ago, which required bypass surgery. While in the hospital, I was bombarded by different professionals who instructed me to quit smoking, stop using salt, and change my diet to low fat/low cholesterol. I was very overwhelmed after major surgery that I only remember about half of what I was told.  I have managed to stop smoking but haven't gotten to the diet change yet. Can you help?