Debunking Common Dairy Myths with Dairy MAX

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Dr. Travis Stork, Host of CBS’ The Doctors, provides tips on incorporating dairy into a healthy diet.

Everyone knows that dairy foods help build strong bones and teeth– but did you know that having enough milk, yogurt and cheese can be good for your heart, blood pressure, and even reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes? Recently, Dr. Travis Stork teamed with Dr. Lana Frantzen of Dairy MAX and YourUpdateTV from a dairy farm in Clovis, New Mexico to discuss the health benefits of dairy and the best ways to incorporate it into a healthy diet.

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Dairy foods are a vital part of a healthy diet and provide essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium, vitamin D and high-quality protein. We have decades of science to support incorporating 3 servings of dairy a day. You won’t want to miss out on the nutrition, health benefits and great taste that dairy delivers.

“I recommend one fermented dairy product a day,” says Dr. Stork. “For me, half and half in my morning coffee, yogurt with berries, kefir on my whole grain cereal, or adding cheese to a salad or pizza are all great options. Dairy foods are associated with a lower risk in cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Eating yogurt on a regular basis supports a healthy digestive system and may help reduce chronic inflammation.

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About Dr. Travis Stork:
Dr. Travis Stork is the Emmy®-nominated host of the award-winning talk show The Doctors. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and earned his M.D. with honors from the University of Virginia, being elected into the prestigious honor society of Alpha Omega Alpha for outstanding academic achievement. Based on his experiences as an ER physician, Dr. Stork is passionate about teaching people simple methods to prevent illness before it happens with the goal of maximizing the enjoyment of a healthy life. Dr. Stork is a New York Times #1 bestselling author of “The Lose Your Belly Diet – Change Your Gut, Change Your Life,” “The Doctor’s Diet,” “The Doctor’s Diet Cookbook,” “The Lean Belly Prescription” and “The Doctor Is In: A 7-Step Prescription for Optimal Wellness.” Dr. Stork resides in the Nashville area. His hobbies include mountain biking, kayaking, and spending time outdoors.

About Lana Frantzen:
Dr. Lana Frantzen is an expert in the science of food, the vice president of Health and Wellness for Dairy MAX and a National Dairy Council Ambassador. She earned her Ph.D. in nutrition from Texas Woman’s University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Texas in Austin. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and their member-interest group, LAHIDAN (Latinos & Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition). She has published research in the areas of breakfast and dietary intakes of Hispanic children published in the top-tiered Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her research has been recognized globally and has helped spread the message of the important role of breakfast in the overall nutrition of low income Hispanic children. Lana takes evolving, complex nutrition research and transforms it into easy-to-understand, practical information that people can use to make their lives healthy and well-balanced.

About Dairy MAX:
Dairy MAX is a non-profit dairy council representing more than 900 dairy farm families across Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and southwest Kansas. Our mission: Spreading the word about the natural goodness of dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt. Simply put, we’re a connected group of experts in dairy farming, education, health and wellness, and business – passionate about the great taste and proven health benefits of dairy, and dedicated to supporting its producers in any way we can.

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media ( It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

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