True or false: Milk = life, strength, health?

Generations grew up hearing that milk was the fey to life, strength and health, that it is an important calcium source, and necessary to the evolvement of the bones, it is full of vitamins and it is also the perfect nutrient source.

I would like to kick off this article with a few quotes.

According to Jane Heimlich “You may not want to hear this but what you’ve been told all your life about milk is an outright lie. Your glass of milk, even low fat, is awash in fat (the equivalent of three slices of bacon), cholesterol, antibiotics, bacteria, and–the most distasteful ingredient— pus.”

Dr. John McDougall: “The myth that osteoporosis is caused by calcium deficiency was created to sell dairy products and calcium supplements. There’s no truth to it. American women are among the biggest consumers of calcium in the world, and they still have one of the highest levels of osteoporosis in the world. And eating even more dairy products and calcium supplements is not going to change that fact.”

10.000 years was not enough for the evolution to help the man to adjust to milk, so after the infant stopped drinking milk, it is an unnatural nutriment for our bodies. In the guts of the infants there is still a bacterial flora, that breaks down milk sugar, as breast milk contains milk sugar too. However later this bacteria disappears, and that makes milk indigestible for us. (Caucasians and Asians adapted in some ways to the milk sugar even in adulthood, but that does not mean that it doesn’t cause any health problems for them!)

We might think that ever since humanity exists, we are consuming milk, but that is not true. Up to until the 19th century when dairy industry started to bloom and the first high yielding cows appeared, the daily consumption of milk was not a usual phenomenon. And it is because of the appearance and importance of the dairy industry that we think that milk equals life, strength and health.

Milk is produced by the animals for their little ones, so cow milk is produced to contain the sort of ingredients that are digestible for calves and it is not even close to what other mammals or humans are able to digest.

What else is in the milk apart from, you know… milk?

Dairy products contain the so called IGF (Insulin-like growth factor), which causes the average height of the milk consumers to rise expansionally. Even though milk has a low GI (glycemic index) but the material that can be found in whey, urges the insulin emission in our systems, and our bodies react as if we were eating bread. Thanks to these two ingredients milk is carcinogenic, because the cancer cells start to grow because of the IGF and the high level of insulin. Researches proved that milk consumption can even cause infertility, because among others, IGF can cause PCO syndrome.

Especially our infants should be protected from consuming milk with their infant nutrition, because their intestine is still permeable, and the proteins that might escape to their system might cause severe auto-immune diseases. Numerous researches proved that milk has a role in the development of tumors, overweight, osteoporosis, asthma, spots and acne, and early menstruation, and a lot of other diseases. It doesn’t matter if it may be cartooned milk, or one from the farmer’s market, or the yoghurts they have the same effects.

Not to mention the antibiotics and pesticides (like DDT) and puss, which many of us are not even aware of.

A little joke, to enlighten the mood?

The US Department of Agriculture forbid the selling of those types of milk, that contain more than 750 million pus-cells per liter.

That’s reassuring, isn’t it?