The Whey Down On Milk. Why I am Wary of Dairy.

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December 11, 2014 by Living Girl Living Foods

There has been a consistent increase of skepticism of the dairy industry, if dairy is truly a necessity, if there actually are worthy health benefits…and thank goodness this has become a bang instead of a whimper.

We have been fed fear and profit based lies for far too long.

“Milk is good for your bones”

                                                       “Milk makes you strong”

                                                                         “Milk is the best source of calcium”

If you are open to listening to what I have to share about how all of this is far from the truth, please keep reading.

“Milk is good for your bones

Milk is consumed by baby calves by their mothers, naturally note you, was the way this use to work. We now are impregnating cows far more than they would have ever been. The calcium and protein that is naturally in milk is meant for cows, not for other animals.  Cows milk roughly contains three times the amount of protein than human milk. This may sound like a positive but it is not, this creates metabolic disturbances in the human body when consuming cow milk. Each species that produces milk creates a milk that is specially designed for their offspring.

Human beings have impregnated the cows, most likely have fed them hormones and other vaccines to produce a more yield/quantity base of milk. Once the milk has been been taken by force via machines, it is pasteurized, and some companies even add things like fish oil to the milk to expand the shelf life of the product.

“Milk makes you strong”

Health studies have shown that yes there may be calcium in milk, but when humans drink dairy milk it actually removes calcium from our bones. May be mother nature is trying to make a point here? 

All animal protein acidifies the body pH which in turn triggers a biological correction. Our bodies crave being at a state of homeostasis; to be balanced, well, at ease.

“Milk is the best source of calcium”

Calcium is an acid neutralizer and the biggest storage of calcium in the body is in our bones. The same calcium that our bones need to stay healthy is utilized to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk. Thus, calcium is taken from our bones.

There are literally over dozens and dozens of scientists, nutritionists, doctors and so forth who have done studies proving that dairy consumption actually increases bone injuries.

Amy Lanou Ph.D., nutrition director for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C., states that: “The countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis are the ones where people drink the most milk and have the most calcium in their diets. The connection between calcium consumption and bone health is actually very weak, and the connection between dairy consumption and bone health is almost nonexistent.”

Milk has turned into a processed food product. I would arguably say it is even a food like product because of the way the milk has been treated and packaged.

Besides the calcium leeching factor, besides the metabolic issues and everything else I have mentioned here’s a point that might make the home run.

Milk is the main dietary source of D-galactose. The Swedish Research Council has made extremely solid points on just how harmful this is for humans, and even tested on animals. Here is the main article with their research on Milk intake and risk of mortality. Below I have listed main points that resonated with me:

  • Even when one consumes a low dose of D-galactose  changes that resemble natural aging in animals, including shortened life span caused by oxidative stress damage, chronic inflammation, neurodegeneration, decreased immune response, and gene transcriptional changes.
  • This is equivalent to 6-10 g in humans, corresponding to 1-2 glasses of milk. Based on a concentration of lactose in cow’s milk of approximately 5%, one glass of milk comprises about 5 g of D-galactose.
  • The increase of oxidative stress with aging and chronic low grade inflammation is not only a pathogenetic mechanism of cardiovascular disease and cancer in humans but also a mechanism of age related bone loss and sarcopenia.
  • The high amount of lactose and therefore D-galactose in milk with theoretical influences on processes such as oxidative stress and inflammation makes the recommendations to increase milk intake for prevention of fractures a conceivable contradiction.

In one year over 20 billion gallons of cows milk is produced every year. Much of that milk is not consumed and is dumped. To keep up with the imaginary demand we have created oil, fuel, land, crops, water, chemicals and materials are used.

If you do not have compassion for these living creatures who are being consistently impregnated, kept in tiny crates and or physically abused in some shape or form, shot up with hormones may be thinking of the environment will help? The fact that this product isn’t meant for human beings?

I’m not sure who thought that taking milk for another animal would be a good idea, but it’s a bit messed up isn’t it? When did we become obsessed with this concept that EVERYTHING must be ours? 

Look at how much harm we are creating with our egos; violence to our bodies, to innocent animals, this crazy beautiful planet that is our home and creating such a violent energy that we would rather make money off of animals that never did anything harmful to us. We would rather make money off of each others need to be fed, to survive, the false information out there.

I hope this has sparked in interested in creating your own alternative milks at home. I have a post sharing several different raw vegan milks that only take a few minutes to make, here is the link. My personal favorite is creating a seed milk, especially sesame seed milk!

I was asked to cover this topic and will be gradually sharing more information on “debunking” animals products and products that I see in the grocery store. If you are interested in hearing about a specific topic, food item, etc please feel free to leave me a comment here or email me at livinggirllivingfoods@gmail.com. I love sharing Q&A posts with readers, they are probably my favorite posts and it’s wonderful to see how much you all help one another. Thank you truly for taking the time to stop by my website. Wishing you all a healthy, delicious and joyful holiday season.

Much love ❤ and raw power 😉

Jess x

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