From childhood, we have been brainwashed to view milk as an essential food. We have been made to believe that to have healthy bones, we need not less than three glasses of milk daily.
Milk has also been rubbed on our faces as a weight-reducing food and many other claims. Was this real science or just some powerful lobbying by the dairy industry?
Well, recent studies and years of observation have shown that all that we have believed about milk are not that true. Higher intake of milk has been linked to an increased rate of diseases and osteoporosis as many studies have revealed.
If you want to live a healthy life, avoid milk and foods containing milk.
Reasons Why Milk is Not a Healthy Food
About 70% of the world population is lactose intolerance. People of North Europe Origin are an exception but other people cannot digest milk properly.
Lactose is the sugar present in milk and the body produces an enzyme called lactase to digest this milk. After the age of six, most humans lose the ability to produce lactase.
This is why most children and adults are lactose intolerant. When you can’t digest milk, it accumulates in your digestive system, colon most especially and ferments.
The bacteria in your gut cause this fermentation. They also cause petrification/decomposition (mucus and pus) and this makes your gut a habitable place for pathogens to grow and thrive, including cancers.
The fermentation and decomposition also cause:
- Problems urinating
- Urgent bowel movement
- Feeling sick
- Stomach rumblings
- Diarrhea (caused by undigested lactose. Your body sends water to your colon to move the fermented lactose).
- Loss of concentration
- Mouth ulcers
- Stomach pains and cramps
- Nausea and vomiting (sometimes)
- Joint and muscle pains
The accumulation of mucus in the body is the root cause of most chronic diseases you can think of. Constant intake of milk even when you can’t digest it will constantly create mucus in your body.
This can lead to the accumulation of mucus in the nostrils and this, in turn, will cause chronic catarrh and sinusitis. Accumulation of mucus in the bronchial tubes causes bronchitis, accumulation of mucus in the lungs causes pneumonia, accumulation of mucus in the joints causes arthritis, and accumulation of mucus in the pancreatic duct causes diabetes.
Mucus can also clog your reproductive system and cause infertility. Many people are in life-threatening conditions simply because of mucus. Eliminating milk from your diet will reduce the production of mucus in your body.
The Way the cows are raised
Dairy cows are hybrid and also raised in an unnatural way. They are raised in confined places and they are not allowed to roam. They don’t even have access to sunlight and therefore are given synthetic vitamin D.
This synthetic nutrient finds its way into milk and it causes heart disease. Also, these cows are fed genetically modified grains and not grass. The original diet of cows is grass and not grains.
The cows are also fed bone meals. These are powder gotten from dead bodies and dead bones of animals. Some of these animals were killed by diseases like mad cow disease. Some are fed chicken dung. There are many outrageous things about this bone meal.
Changing the diet of these cows make them fall sick with diabetes, arthritis, and even cancer. Lots of sicknesses affect vegetarian animals that are fed a carnivorous or omnivorous diet.
Sick cows don’t produce healthy milk. Also, these cows are prone to infections on their mammary gland due to rigorous milking.
They are then injected with antibiotics to treat the cows. These drugs also find their way into the milk. The pathogens (TB, salmonella, and others) and also pus find their way into the milk.
The unnatural environment these cows are raised in also affects their health. Their cortisol levels are constantly high.
Cows have high levels of growth hormones
Whether you take organic milk or commercial ones, cows have an overactive pituitary gland when compared to humans. They produce 3X more growth hormones than humans.
When we consume milk, this growth hormone and other hormones like thyroid, steroid, and hypothalamic hormones affect you. This is why the myth that milk aids weight gain has been debunked.
Milk is responsible for obesity including childhood obesity. The high rate of growth hormone in cows is responsible for their huge size. A calf at birth weighs about 100 pounds. At the end of the year, the calf weighs about 1,000 pounds.
We don’t grow this big and don’t need this high hormone to disrupt things in our bodies. Even if you take raw milk, there is still a high amount of hormones in it.
Commercially raised dairy cows are also injected with additional hormone to make them produce more milk than what they normally produce.
This hormone is synthetically made from E.coli it is injected into cows to make them produce milk more than usual. This genetically modified hormone finds its way into milk and causes many health problems including cancers of the breast and prostate.
This hormone also makes cows produce insulin-like growth factors that affect you when you take the milk. This insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) has been linked to breast cancer.
It makes existing cancers more aggressive and spreads to distant organs.
Pasteurized milk has low levels of nutrients
In pasteurization, heat is applied to kill pathogens in the milk. This process destroys every living thing in the milk including probiotics (good bacteria).
Without probiotics, the milk will go bad and cause bad bacteria to grow and multiply in the milk. This puts one at risk of catching an infection.
For instance, in the year 1985, there was an outbreak of salmonella in Illinois and about 14,000 people were affected. Note that they drank pasteurized milk.
Apart from killing probiotics, pasteurization also destroys fragile enzymes and nutrients in milk. It destroys all the enzymes in milk. Lack of enzymes in milk also makes it difficult for the digestive system to handle milk leading to lactose intolerance.
This causes the buildup of mucus and toxins. The absorption of nutrients is also affected and this can lead to nutritional deficiencies.
More than 50% of vitamin C in milk is destroyed, vitamin B12 is totally destroyed and other vitamins are lost up to 80%. This is why milk is fortified with synthetic nutrients.
This makes milk less nutritious and reduces the benefits it bestows on the body. Also, this process of pasteurization changes the nature of the milk and makes it acidic.
Note that raw milk has higher risks of salmonellosis, TB, and other infections especially if your immune system is not strong enough to handle these microbes.
There are contaminants in milk
There are claims that milk production is tightly regulated but how true is this? Yeah, milk is regulated just like other foods and even drugs but what are the criteria for regulation?
- Like in the case of antibiotics used in treating cows, you know they get into the milk too and part of the regulation is to test for the levels of antibiotics in milk.
There are 85 antibiotics used in treating dairy cows. Apart from these, chemical-laden ointments are used to treat the cows and run on their chronic infections.
The regulating committee just tests for only 4 antibiotics, the other 81 are ignored and they are in your milk and entering your body. And even the four antibiotics regulated are allowed at a certain level.
It is the dose that makes the poison, daily intake of milk will make these drugs high in your body. This is one of the reasons for the high rate of antibiotic-resistant infections we have today.
Studies have even shown that there are traces of sulfa drugs in milk. Another study revealed that milk over half of the milk in the market contains little amount of pharmaceutical drugs.
Despite all these studies and revelations, nothing has been done about it. The rigorous milking dairy cows go through make their udders chronically infected.
This makes it possible for bacteria to thrive there, infection occurs and this also changes the taste and color of the milk. All kinds of pathogens will be on the udders and enter the milk.
They include fungi, parasitic worms, and many others. This is why antibiotics are given to dairy cows daily.
- There are blood cells and pus in milk. Studies show that there are about 1.5 million white blood cells in a millimeter of commercial milk. It is also revealed that there is about 322 million cell count of pus in just one glass of milk.
The intake of cow’s blood and pus causes TB and even Crohn’s disease. The infected udders of the cows produce this pus.
- There are lots of hormones in commercial milk. A study revealed that a glass of milk has 60 different hormones. Most of these hormones are anabolic, they make you grow fast and this type of fast growth is not natural.
This is why early maturation in kids is almost normal these days. Girls experience early menstruation, even women now are experiencing early menopause.
Excessive growth also triggers cancer. These hormones will aid the growth of cancer cells. Some people even grow big bellies, become so huge, and grow in unhealthy ways.
- The Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone used to make cows produce 20% more milk is also present in milk. This triggers many types of cancers.
- Gastrointestinal peptides present in milk affect humans in many ways. Some of them serve as growth inhibitors.
- Pesticides are also present in milk. Studies have revealed that there are pesticide residues in commercial cow milk. These cows are fed genetically modified grains and grass. Even the free-range cows might eat herbicide-laden grass because a lot of people use herbicides on their lands today.
All these find their way into the milk.
Milk makes bones weak
Many take milk thinking it gives strong bones. Commercial milk is acidic. Excess acidity in the body makes your body shift into a survival mood and the bones pay dearly for this.
Your body will draw calcium and other alkalizing minerals from your bones to reverse the acidity. Over time, your bones become weak and thin. This paves the way for fractures and osteoporosis.
Many studies have shown that dairy does not prevent bone fractures, a lot have shown that there are no links between dairy intake and low risks of fractures.
A study revealed that the more milk men drank as kids, the higher their risks of fractures. Another way milk harms your bones is that it contains excess animal proteins.
Too much of animal proteins also draw excess calcium from your bones. This simply means that cow’s milk increases your risks of osteoporosis and don’t prevent it.
Milk Contains allergens and saturated fats
Milk is considered by most health experts to be the top food allergen in the world today. The most common allergen in milk is casein, a protein that causes a lot of health problems.
Casein has been linked to type I diabetes, autoimmune diseases, inflammation, and even eczema. Milk also contains saturated fats and this causes type II diabetes, heart disease, cancers, and Alzheimer’s.
These are some of the reasons why you should avoid milk. Do you know we are the only specie in nature that drinks milk in adulthood? Other animals don’t take milk after they are weaned.
No other animal in nature takes the milk of another animal, only humans. That is why we are the sickest of all creatures. They are healthy sources of protein and calcium in whole plants.
You can also take plant beverages in place of milk. These will help you heal from any underlying health problem you have and increase your energy, youthfulness, and lifespan.
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