Is milk truly good for you? Continue reading to learn why milk isn’t good for you…
Sadly, “milk is good for you” is another state with virtually NO research to back it up.
The mega-corporations have just been spending millions of dollars to convince you to drink more with campaigns like “got milk?”
Only 1/3 of the calcium in milk is actually absorbed by the body, and the vitamin D found in milk is added during the processing. Plus, it’s only enough vitamin D to keep you from developing rickets.
Recent studies have found that drinking milk can actually weaken bones and increase rates of osteoporosis.
Who is milk for then?
Baby mammals are born as small, helpless creatures, and in order to grow, they drink milk to gain weight as quickly as possible.
Humans, however, are the only mammals that drink milk as adults.
There is no other animal on the planet that drinks milk into old age. As soon as a non-human mammal is able to find food on their own, they stop drinking their mother’s milk.
If drinking milk was truly healthy or rewarding, you would think at least one species on this planet would sneak into the home of another mammal to try and steal the milk from an unsuspecting mother.
But there isn’t…
Here are 5 reasons why milk is bad for you:
1. You May Not Be Able To Digest It
Approximately 75% of people lack the enzyme to properly digest cow’s milk and our digestive processes suffer. Often, symptoms might be so subtle you won’t even notice, but once you cut out lactose you’ll feel a lot better.
Asthma, fatigue, headaches, and digestive issues have been known to improve or be completely resolved after cutting milk from consumption.
2. Weaker Bones
Wait – what?!
It’s true. Higher consumption of cow’s milk is associated with increased risk for bone fractures (and even death!).
Studies found that milk can actually increase women’s risk of getting diseases, hip fractures, and more.
Professor T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemistry expert at Cornell University says, “The association between the intake of animal protein and fracture rates appears to be as strong as that between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.”
3. Many Many Hormones & Breakouts
It doesn’t matter if your milk or yogurt is organic or not because dairy cows are kept on sex hormones or pregnant for their entire lives in order to lactate for humans year-round.
Every time you consume dairy you take in a significant amount of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.
The increased exposure to estrogen increases the risk of cancer as well as contributing to the rise of “man boobs” in male dairy consumers because of the decrease in testosterone after beginning to drink milk.
4. Increases Risk Of Cancer
Does cancer run in your family? If it does, you should seriously watch how much dairy you are eating.
5. Contaminants In Milk
Dairy products contribute from 25% to %0% of most people’s dioxin intake.
What are “dioxins?”
A dioxin is a blanket word for any highly toxic compound produced as a result of some type of manufacturing process. The toxins to do not leave the body easily and can eventually build to harmful levels that affect many bodily processes, such as immune, reproductive, and central nervous systems.
Plus, dioxins have been linked with cancer.
Not only that, but many dairy cows are constantly and consistently fed antibiotics to reduce inflammation of the mammary glands.
Overconsumption of antibiotics through food can have dangerous side effects such as antibiotic resistance.
What are some alternatives?
Consider taking a calcium and vitamin D supplements or adding whole foods and leafy greens to your diet. For the classic milk taste and texture, you may also consider picking up a nut milk, such as almond or cashew milk.