The ovine nature of humans:
Dead mouse paste will treat the measles. The cure to a man’s infertility is goat testicle implants. How about crocodile dung as a form of contraceptive? And, the most ludicrous ‘medical myth’ of all, drinking cow’s milk is good for you.
Here’s what the doctors and mainstream medical ‘experts’ are ignoring- the human consumption of milk from another animal is unnatural; in fact, we are the only mammalian species (on the planet), who choose to continue with our harmful drinking habits, after being weaned off from our mother’s milk as babies. Team this with an abundance of scientific research, statistics, and case studies; frankly, you’d be a fool to believe in this age-old advice.
IN LAYMAN’S TERMS
The 12-year long Harvard Nurse’s Health Study found that those who consumed calcium from dairy foods, broke more bones than those who rarely drink milk. This probably goes against everything you were ever told as a child, i.e.; ‘drinking milk is good for your bones’, but our conflicting explanation is as factual as it is straight-forward.
It goes without saying that calcium is good for our bodies. It is used by our nerves and muscles, and contributes to adequate blood clotting. Although, what many people don’t realise is that humans barely absorb the calcium from cow’s milk (especially if it is pasteurised). The biggest storage of calcium in our body is in our bones, a large amount of which is used to neutralise the acidifying effect of milk. Because milk- like any other animal protein- actually acidifies the body pH. So, imagine: the calcium is pulled out of our bones after we consume animal milk, this leaves our body via the urine and in turn, results in a calcium deficit. It’s no wonder that the countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis are the ones where people consume the most milk, and other dairy products.
OTHER HEALTH RISKS
But drinking milk doesn’t just lead to broken bones. Now that you understand the basics, brace yourself as we reveal what your milky morning brew is really doing to you. You’re Not Digesting It Properly: Never mind being diagnosed as lactose intolerant, but a jaw-dropping three-quarters of people lack the enzyme to wholly digest cow’s milk. It is a proven fact that most of us produce less lactase (the enzyme that helps us digest milk) from the age of two- around the same time we are weaned from our mother’s milk. There’s your clue.
Milk is Not What is Used to be: Until the end of the 19th century in Europe, milk was unpasteurised or consumed in its ‘natural’ state; but this is not the case anymore. These days, cow’s milk (especially the non-organic kind) comes from cows that have been given antibiotics and are injected with rBGH, a genetically engineered growth hormone. This can increase blood levels of the insulin-growth factor 1 (technically known as IGF-1), which is linked to several types of cancer. Not only are we being faced with dead-serious health risks here, it’s difficult to ignore that the process of milking cows is inhumane and unethical.
It Can Result in Severe Acne: According to several sources, the leading causes of acne are dairy foods and products, as they contain a high glycaemic index. This is defined as a figure representing the ability of a carbohydrate food to increase the level of glucose in blood. The growth hormones and inflammatory substances in cow’s milk may also be the cause of clogged pores and other unpleasant skin conditions.
Fortunately, we now live in a society where cutting animal milk from our diets, could not be easier. A popular favourite is almond milk, often described as the tastiest and most like ‘regular’ cow’s milk. Although there are many other alternatives available at supermarkets, high street coffee places, and decent health and wellbeing shops (such as Holland and Barretts). Soya, coconut, and rice milk tend to be the most accessible and cost-efficient substitutes. There’s an ‘alternative milk’ to suit everybody’s taste and dietary requirements.
So, for the love of cows, your own skin, and your digestive system, perhaps consider the switch to a plant-based milk, now.
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