Reasons why you should not drink Milk
Incase you haven’t heard that Milk is bad for you, I’ll try to ensure you that it is. I know this might be surprising if this is your first time hearing it. Growing up we’ve been told and believed that we need Milk, we have to drink Milk to get our Calcium, so we can grow taller and have strong bones. And then, words spread out from research, nutrionist have found out many years ago that Milk is actually really bad for human, and we should not be drinking it. Sometimes I’m amazed by all these rich companies trying to sell their product with deceiving it’s consumer, their goal is just to become richer, not to help people, they don’t care when the product they’re selling is actually harmful.
There are so many reasons why Milk is not good for human. Well cow’s milk is good for calves (baby cows), just like Breast milk is good for a baby. The primary biologic purpose of cow’s milk is to cause growth—from a 60 pound calf to a 600 pound cow in less than 8 months. But if you drink cow’s milk it actually harm you rather than giving you any benefit. I think to be fair i still have to explain why Milk has ever been considered healthy, many years ago, people get fresh milk from the farmer, it’s not pasteurized, that Milk is okay, (not necessarily good) for human body. But nowadays, everybody buys Milk from the store, processed, pasteurized, and packaged. Leaving the Milk with just fat, with no benefit whatsoever.
Milk depletes calcium out of you bones
How ironic is this? Believing that drinking milk will strengthen your bones and getting calciums. But what milk does is absorbing the calcium out of our bones. Here’s how it happens. Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body pH which in turn triggers a biological correction. You see, calcium is an excellent acid neutralizer and the biggest storage of calcium in the body is – you guessed it… in the bones. So the very same calcium that our bones need to stay strong is utilized to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk. Once calcium is pulled out of the bones, it leaves the body via the urine, so that the surprising net result after this is an actual calcium deficit. That’s why, you’ll understand why statistics show that countries with the lowest consumption of dairy products also have the lowest fracture incidence in their population
Scientific studies show that milk increases fracture risk
Many scientific studies contradict the conventional wisdom that milk and dairy consumption help reduce osteoporotic fractures. Surprisingly, studies demonstrating that milk and dairy products actually fail to protect bones from fractures outnumber studies that prove otherwise. Even drinking milk from a young age does not protect against future fracture risk but actually increases it. Shattering the “savings account” calcium theory, Cumming and Klineberg report their study findings as follows:
“Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20 years, was associated with an increased risk of hip fracture in old age. (“Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Hip Fractures in the Elderly”. American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 139, No. 5, 1994).
And the 12 year long Harvard Nurses’ Health Study found that those who consumed the most calcium from dairy foods broke more bones than those who rarely drank milk. This is a broad study based on 77,761 women aged 34 through 59 years of age.
Dairy foods increase growth hormones
Cow’s milk increases the growth hormones which stimulated the growth of the calves. This powerful growth hormones is called insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). When milk is consumed by people, the IGF-1 levels also increase. Which leads to undesirable growth too. Like cancer growth and accelerate agging. IGF-1 is one of the most powerful promoters of cancer growth ever discovered for cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon.
Dairy food raise estrogen
Pharmaceutical industry has been promoting estrogen to prevent hip fractures for ages. The main source of this estrogen is the modern factory farming practice of continuously milking cows throughout pregnancy. As gestation progresses the estrogen content of milk increases from 15 pg/ml to 1000 pg/ml. Well-recognized consequences of excess estrogen are cancers of the breast, uterus, and prostate.
The fat in cow’s milk is a major cause of obesity.
Half (49%) of the calories from whole cow’s milk (labeled as 3.5% fat by weight) are from fat. Low-fat milk (2%) actually contributes 39% of its calories as fat. The fat you eat is the fat you wear. In addition, the fat (98%) is of the saturated variety, the natural kind that is the most damaging to the arteries, causing atherosclerosis. We all start out as babies with clean arteries, but that soon changes with the consumption of the rich Western diet. Children raised on cow’s milk, meat, and other delicacies soon show fatty streaks (the earliest stage of atherosclerosis) in their aorta. This damage is seen as early as nine months of age, and all children on this diet show artery damage by age three years.
Dairy foods are high in calories and fat; contributing to the cause of heart disease, strokes, type-2 diabetes, and obesity. They are high on the food chain so they accumulate, in sometimes dangerous amounts, environmental chemicals. Dairy protein is the number one cause of food allergies and can cause more serious forms of “food allergy” called autoimmune diseases. Dairy products are also known to be infected with life-threatening microbes, including E. Coli, listeria, salmonella, staphylococci, tuberculosis, bovine leukemia viruses, and bovine AIDS viruses. In addition, Milk also causes breakouts/acne and gas/ bloating.
If we can’t drink milk what would be the best substitution? My solution would be Almond Milk. Why not Soy Milk? That would be another explanation why Almond Milk might be better than Soy Milk.
So with all these facts, are you sure you still want to drink Milk? Let alone giving your kids Milk?