Hi phlem-fighters, I have 2 friends that both went off drinking milk and their allergy problems, all but, disappeared. Phlem can be a big symptom of allergies. I tried it and sure enough, my allergies were very mild (allergies to cats and pollen) or non-existent -- no antihistamines. From time to time I do a nasal rinse because of the natural flow of pollens going up our noses just due to normal breathing. Milk is pushed hard for calcium by the National Dairy Counsel, but there are plenty of ways to get calcium and its needed side-kick, vitamin-D (google them). If you are a cereal lover, try rice or soy milk - they take a little while getting used to, but the benefits are totally worth it. As far as trying the milk abstinence, it may take a week or two for you to notice the difference, but I am positive you will see a decrease to your phlem problems. Also, be aware that because clearing your throat and whatever other nasal clearing habits you have, have been part of your life probably for a long time and out of habit you may find yourself clearing your throat when it isn't needed. Good Luck!
P.S - I still enjoy milk from time to time, just not all the time (so don't feel its the end of your (milk) world.View Thread