# 2 - HOW TO BEGIN "SCD" > * (MILK FOR YOGURT) DOES CARRAGEENAN RAISE CANCER RISK?


Carrageenan is used as a thickener and emulsifier in ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, soy milk and other processed food products. Based on results of animal studies, it has been tagged by some as an unsafe product that may cause ulcerations and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. I think the evidence is compelling to avoid carrageenan in any product, and especially if you have irritable bowel disease.

If you are concerned about carrageenan, start by minimizing your consumption of it. Carefully read the labels of the products mentioned above that often contain the additive, and eliminate them from your diet. With a little research you should be able to find healthy products that suit your taste and don't contain carrageenan.

http://www.drweilblog.com/home/2011/6/4/does-carrageenan-raise-cancer-risk.html

 

KAY’S NOTE:  Make sure the milk you choose for making SCD yogurt is free of this binder that also binds foods to the walls of the digestive tract; holding it there for food for the bacteria. All gum stabilizers are illegal on the SCD. The healthiest milk for making SCD yogurt is unpasteurized organic milk. Second best would be organic pasteurized milk. My favorite is organic half & half. It makes a thick, yummy yogurt. Be sure to drip it in the beginning and begin with ½ teaspoon a day and gradually build up, if you are having a lot of inflammation.