Milk is bad for you. Dairy products are high in calories, fat, and cholesterol. It contributes to heart disease, strokes, type-2 diabetes, and obesity. Milk raises IGF1 levels which turn cancer more aggressive.
Learn why milk is detrimental to your health and how to ditch it now. This information can save your life!
Why Milk Is Bad For You
If you love milk and cheese then what I'm going to tell you now might disturb you. We all have learned that milk is crucial for our health. But these are all lies created by the dairy industry.
If you want to take your health to the next level then ditching dairy is one of the best things you can do. Let me explain why milk is not a natural food for humans.
Milk is food for calves, not humans. Cows like any creature can only produce milk while they are pregnant. So to produce enough milk for us, cows are always kept pregnant.
To impregnate a cow, a person jams his or her arm far into the cow’s rectum to locate and position the uterus. They then take sperm from a bull and forces an instrument into her vagina.
If we did the same thing to humans, we would call it rape.The farmers separate the child from its mother within 24 hours after its birth. The calves spend their first 2 to 3 months of life confined in lonely hutches.
Their diet consists of a milk replacer while humans drink the milk intended for them.
If the milk farmers didn't do this, the calves would use up all milk. Male calves end up in cramped veal crates or barren feedlots. The farmers fatten them for beef, and the females follow the same sad fate as their mothers.
The separation between mother and child is traumatic. If you live near a dairy farm, your can hear the mothers calling for their calves for days.
Dairy farms mistreat animals. Each cow has to produce milk for several years. After about five years their bodies wear out from being pregnant or lactating all the time.
A cow under normal conditions can live for 20-25 years. But they get killed after 4-5 years when they can't perform anymore. After getting separated from their calves, the mother cows go to milking machines. They then have to milk two or more times a day.
The average cow today produces more than four times as much milk as cows did in 1950. Farmers use milking regimens and drugs to force the cows to produce more milk. The milk production is an unnatural process that is cruel to animals but also our health.
Let me further exploit the corrupt dairy industry and how they fooled us to believe that milk is healthy.
How The Greedy Dairy Industry Made Us Believe That Milk Is Good For Us
The dairy industry is a billion dollar business that wants to protect their financial interests. They sponsor scientific studies to make us believe that milk is a health food.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is in a tricky situation. Their task is to assist dairy farmers and promote good health choices for Americans. This split responsibility creates a conflict of interest and that puts USDA's objectivity at risk.
USDA supports the dairy industry even if it affects our health. Each year, the USDA spend millions of dollars to urge Americans to buy more animal foods.
The USDA tells everyone to get 2-3 servings of dairy every day. Various agencies of the U.S. government and legions of physicians advocate the use of milk.
The agriculture industry has influenced the USDA advisory committee since the early 1950s. Over the years, the industry changed the dietary guidelines to include more meat or dairy. Both physicians and organizations have criticized the food pyramid as biased and unhealthy.
Currently, the USDA requires that every public school in the country serve milk. And they teach children that they need to drink milk to create strong bones.
At this point, you learned about the cruel and corrupt dairy industry. But let me talk about why milk is bad for you.
Cow's Milk Causes Stomach Problems In Babies
Our mother’s milk is the best food for human babies. Human milk contains less protein than cow’s milk. When parents swap human milk for cow’s milk, they create stomach problems in their infants.
Several studies show that milk can cause stomach problem in babies. Researchers studied 27 infants who had chronic constipation of unknown origin. The researchers tried to remove cow milk protein from their diet.
Within three days, 21 out of the 27 children was free from the pain. When they later tried to give them back some cow’s milk constipation reappeared within 24 to 48 hours.
The New England Journal of Medicine published a landmark study about cow’s milk versus soy milk. It was a double-blind, crossover study. The study included 65 kids that suffered from chronic constipation.
All of them had used laxatives previous without success. 49 had anal fissures and inflammation and swelling. An anal fissure is where there’s a painful rip in the anus. The researchers gave them either cow’s milk or soy milk for two weeks and then switched it around. So what happened?
In two-thirds of the children, constipation resolved while they were receiving soy milk. And the anal fissures and pain disappeared. None of the children receiving cow’s milk had a positive response. All lesions, including the most severe anal fissures, disappeared on a cow’s milk-free diet.
Babies that drink cow’s milk can get allergy problems later in life. Milk is the most common allergen in the world. About 75% of the world's population can’t digest milk.
But why are humans not capable of drinking milk?
Why Humans Are Not Meant To Drink Milk
The nutritional content of cow's milk is notable different from human milk.Cow’s milk contains almost three times more protein and four times more calcium than human milk. Milk from cows is the perfect food for calves that grow four times faster than humans do.
Cow's milk is the food that the calf needs at the beginning of their life when they need to develop the most. It is an ideal food to grow a calf from its 60-pound(27 kg) birth weight to a 600-pound(272 kg) young cow. But we humans are already adults, so we don’t need to grow anymore.
One obvious consequence of people eating dairy is a rapid fat gain. Dairy products are one of the leading contributors to excess body fat. It affects 25% of children and 65% of adults in Western populations.
Milk products are high in calories, fat, and cholesterol. It contributes to heart disease, strokes, type-2 diabetes, and obesity. Dairy protein is the number one cause of food allergies. It can cause more severe forms of autoimmune diseases.
Dairy products are known to contain:
- E. Coli
Things get worse when cow's milk get even more concentrated, like in cheeses.
Cheese Is As Addictive As Heroin
So what is cheese? Well, your start with milk. The milk comes to the factory, and they pour it into a big tube. They then add bacteria to ferment the sugars that are in the milk.
After that, the manufacturers add rennet to the milk which coagulates the cheese. They then drain off all the whey. Whey is a mixture of water, lactose and some other things.
The factory workers then squeeze out the extra water and the end product is cheese. At the last step, they add salt to the top.
The whole process takes milk and makes it firm. All of this increases the calories, protein, cholesterol, fat, and salt. And the worst part is that cheese makes you even fatter. Let me explain why cheese leads to obesity.
Cheese Makes You Fat
Cheese is a blob of fat that contains about 70% fat. Your body stores fat as fat. Mitochondria are responsible for burning the calories in your body.
They are organelles that act like a digestive system. They take in nutrients, breaks them down, and create energy-rich molecules for the cell.
Fat Content In Foods
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Cellular respiration is the biochemical processes of the cells. Many of the reactions involved in cellular respiration happen in the mitochondria.
Some cells have several thousand mitochondria while others have none. Muscle cells need a lot of energy, so they have loads of mitochondria. Your body uses fats to store energy when there is a famine.
Why Cheese Is Fattening
- High in calories
- Fat adds to body fat
- Fat slows down metabolism
- No fiber to control appetite
- Sodium causes water weight
When fats get into the cells, your body turns down the production of mitochondria to keep the fat. A consequence of this process is a slow down of your metabolism. When you keep up this for years, you can’t digest food properly.
Too much fat clogs arteries and leads to heart disease and diabetes. Cow's milk is devoid of fiber. It contains insufficient amounts of vitamin C, niacin, and minerals, like iron. You can’t use it to meet your body's needs.
High fiber foods make you feel full even if you haven’t eaten many calories. Cheese doesn’t contain any fiber, and you end up eating more than you should. Three things in the cheese make it addictive, the salt, the fat, and casomorphins.
The purpose of salt in the cheese is to stop bacteria growth from fermenting into mush. Excess salt leads to excessive water weight. Casomorphins are protein fragments, derived from the digestion of the milk protein, casein.
Casomorphins in the cheese are opiates. Opiates are the same chemical class as narcotic painkillers like heroin or morphine. Casomorphins make the calves crave milk.
The dairy industry knows about this, and in 2000 they created the Cheese Forum. They worked together with the U.S government to increase the consumption of cheese.
The government talked to fast food chains about using more cheese on their menus. These companies included Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Subway and more.
More cheese leads to more obesity and is one of the reasons why Americans are so fat. Cheese is not good for you health and something you should avoid.
One myth we often hear is that milk creates healthy bones. But is that true?
Does Milk Create Strong Bones?
One of the biggest myths about milk is that milk builds strong bones. Countless people believe that you need to drink milk or you suffer from osteoporosis. But milk contains too much calcium for humans needs. We only need a fraction of the calcium to get healthy bones.
Countries that consume more milk have higher incidents of osteoporosis. For example, USA, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand have most osteoporosis.
Countries that eat the fewest animal-derived foods have fewer bone fractures. These people are also on lower calcium diets, like the people from rural Asia and Africa.
Milk is not the only source of calcium. Calcium is a mineral from the soil. When cows eat grass, they get calcium from the ground.
We humans then drink their milk and absorb the calcium. Isn’t it better to get it from its real source instead of getting it from the middle man?
Most basic diets of starches, vegetables, and fruits have enough calcium in them to meet our needs. And this is why calcium deficiency from any natural diet is non-existent.
One common myth that floats around is that osteoporosis is due to calcium deficiency. But this bone loss is due to excess animal protein. Our bodies can absorb about 500 mg of calcium each day.
When we drink glassfuls of milk, our gut blocks the excess calcium. Several plants contain calcium as you can see in the chart below.
Calcium Content In Different Foods
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But here comes the most important question. Does milk increase the risk of cancer?
Milk Increases The Risk Of Cancer
Milk is liquid meat. If you read my previous blog post about meat, you know that meat may be one of the biggest contributors to cancer. Milk share several similarities with meat.
One of the components they both contain is IGF1. IGF1 stands for Insulin Growth Factor one. IGF1 is a growth hormone that turns cancer more aggressive.
This growth hormone is present in small quantities in our bodies. When there is an excess of IGF1, it influences cancer growth. Meat and dairy raise IGF1 in your blood stream and make you more prone to getting cancer. Vegans have lower IGF1 than meat eaters.
To raise the production of milk, some farmers give cows Posilac. Bacterial infections and other health problems are the consequences of this regimen.
To combat the germs, many dairy farmers give antibiotics to cows, and these end up in the milk supply. Non-organic cow’s milk contains excess hormones, antibiotics, steroids, and pesticides.
Even organic milk won't protect you from harm. Cow’s milk contains over 60 different hormones even if you don't add anything to it.
Estrogen is common in cow's milk and raises your risk of cancer. According to the law, you need to pasteurize the milk before you sell it.
- High-Temp Pasteurization heats the milk to 161º(72 ºC) for 31 seconds to sterilize the milk. The process kills enzymes, healthy microorganisms, and alters the proteins
- Ultra-pasteurization heats the milk to 280º(138 ºC) for only a few seconds. This process kills the bacteria vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
- Low-Temp Pasteurization heats the milk to only 145º(63 ºC).This process kills some of the bacteria but also transforms the milk something else. Several nutrients in the milk get destroyed.
At this point, I only talked about how milk is bad for you. But did you know that the meat and dairy industry are the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas?
Animal Agriculture Is The Greatest Contributor To Greenhouse Emissions
It’s common today to complain about the Co2 produced by cars. But cars are not the largest contributor of greenhouse gas.
Here are some disturbing facts about animal agriculture:
Animal Agriculture Facts
- Animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of our emissions. More than the combined exhaust from all transportation.
- Livestock accounts for 65% of all human-related emissions of nitrous oxide.
- Agriculture uses 80-90% of US water consumption
- You need 2,500 gallons of water(9464 l) to produce 1 pound(450g) of beef.
- 1 gallon(3.79 l) of milk requires 1,000 gallons of water (3785 l) to produce.
- Livestock occupies 1/3 of the earth’s ice-free land.
- Every minute, the animals raised for food in the US excrete 7 million pounds of manure(3 million tons)
- Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon destruction.
Our demand for meat creates enormous problems to our environment. It takes more resources to produce animal protein than an equal amount of plant protein. You need dozens of times more water and five times more land to produce animal protein.
The resources don’t exist to keep feeding the world animal foods at the level it wants. If you want to learn more about this topic, then please watch the movie Cowspiracy.
I hope this blog post was enlightening. Let’s summarize what we learned today and find ways you can replace dairy now.
Milk is food for calves and not for humans. Cows get inseminated multiple times during their life to produce milk.
Their calves get separated from them within 24 hours.
The dairy industry wants us to believe that milk is healthy and creates strong bones.
Milk doesn’t build strong bones. Countries that consume more milk have higher incidents of osteoporosis.
Many babies suffer from stomach problems when they drink cow’s milk.
We, humans, were not meant to drink cow's milk.
About 75% of the world's population can’t digest milk.
Dairy may even lead to more cancer.
The dairy and meat industry are the biggest contributor of greenhouse gas.
How To Stop Consuming Dairy Products
1. Download this Free Ebook with instructions on how to stop eating milk here
2. Stop consuming dairy for 21 days
I hope you now understand why milk is bad for you. If you want to take charge of your health, then please follow the actions steps below. Find out how to ditch milk and replace it with plant-based alternatives.
Download the free ebook on how to stop eating dairy here. In this report, you learn how to replace milk and cheese in various situations.
You also get 11 recipes on how to replace common dairy products with plant-based alternatives.
Try not to consume any dairy for 21 days and observe how you feel.
If you want to learn how to eat more healthy, then please join the free 12-day vegan cancer challenge.
In this free email course, you learn how to eat a whole food low-fat diet for cancer. You even get a recipe book with 46 recipes.
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