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Processed milk does a body bad - The blood PH acid chemicals battle

Updated on November 18, 2015

What's wrong with this picture here, this is how cheese is made

Even raw milk is bad, so I do without and prefer driking non-dairy products today

The Dangers of processed Milk

Milk from a cow must have a bad rap today, because there's a great deal of talk about how bad cow milk is for your health. Those who've been vegetarian, and vegan for many years have practiced the drinking of non-dairy milk products such as soy milk, almond milk, and nut derivatives, and they even have coconut milk today.

Who would have thought all these years that something that's been sold to consumers world wide such as dairy milk, or cheese which come from cows as well, would someday turn out to be harmful to a humans health.

I never could of dreamed of such a thing, and ever since I were young my mom feed us pasteurized whole cow milk. I also discovered that skim milk from the cow is bad for your digestive system as well.

The dangers of raw animal milk is far worse then pasteurized

So why is this?

Well it turns out that it's not such a mystery after all, the only thing is that, Doctors never suggested to our families in America, and many other families worldwide, that the drinking of animal milk is harmful, especially when processed & pasteurized.

The question to be asked is why again? Why, Why, Why?

The stores will simply keep serving us the obvious poisons if we continue to aimlessly purchase, and follow their faulty practices, in the laboratory and food processing plants or factories. (Cooking of milk to high temperatures destroys everything natural in it, no matter if it kills bacteria, your losing essential nutrients as well, plus they add hormones, GMO's and loads more toxic chemicals to pasteurized milk.)

It all boils down to simple chemistry, and bodily PH levels. Milk actually gives off a acid known as lactic acid and once we drink it, then our stomachs begin to digest it. After the milk is broken down into lesser molecules, during cellular absorption in the stomach & it gets metabolized, one of the end products is lactic acid (Which is said to be good by raw milk advocates as a sort of probiotic when unpasteurized, but I stay away from it all myself). This simply adds to the stomach acid you already have, that originally is there to break down the foods, and substances you ingest, using gastric acid (composed of HCl & ph of 1.5-3.0).

According to the FDA, raw milk is harmful to us as well, and due to pathogens, or also known as bacteria such as E-coli and Listeria. Either way to be safer then sorry, its most certainly better to avoid drinking any animal milk products period, because when humans get to handling things they can add anything the like, and also neglect to take care of their livestock as well. (A great deal of contraversy surrounds both raw milk's safety & pasturised milk's safety due to many reasons, and mostly because of the market value placed on its selling and mass consumption today)

This is not to say that you cannot get pathogens from other food products, its also said that how such foods, are handled makes all the difference in terms of contamination, food poisoning. (Example: Cows raised in much greener pasteurs as opposed to crowded, confined, harmfully toxic spaces. Being feed organic grass, rather then grains, corn, or soy derivatives)

See the star up there, that's where our blood's PH should be approximately
See the star up there, that's where our blood's PH should be approximately | Source

We all know these very well

Taking of pills aren't recommended to lower acid levels, be wise and consult a doctor before attempting to alter your dietary plans, especially if your on medications, object is to learn alternative methods to PH balance, by using healthy foods
Taking of pills aren't recommended to lower acid levels, be wise and consult a doctor before attempting to alter your dietary plans, especially if your on medications, object is to learn alternative methods to PH balance, by using healthy foods

Medical & Scientific fact of the day:

Your liver needs to be maintained at a level of PH balance, because its responsible for the metabolizing of toxins, which help to rid the body of harmful substances producing urea or also known as urine.

- So be wise and eat food that lean more towards the Alkaline area, this can be done by juicing your greens with fruits that aren't acidic, but rather high in antioxidants. (Try all sorts of organically grown berries for the highest antioxidant, which as Alkaline as well.)

Acid facts

The reason lactic acid is dangerous to our system is because it adds to all the acids we already have currently in our system, by ingesting of many other harmful food products. The list of food products and their PH balance on the PH scale can demonstrate this very truth.

The human body cannot fight off the bad bacteria in your blood stream while in such a high acidic level of PH . In order for the immune system to create the effective antibodies to fight off foreign particles you'll need to fix that. Fighting off diseases such as cancer, diabetes all types, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and many more naturally occurring diseases is tough but doable. Ones body must have a PH balance, and a more alkaline consistency in order to do so.

The acceptable blood PH level in human beings is between approximately 7.365-7.45 on the PH scale according to wikipedia, meaning that if your blood's PH falls to far below that scale or rises to far above it, you're in for a rude awakening. As for it dropping below 7.365 into the acidic ranges, your body can be headed for potential exposure to fatal disease, or even sudden death.

This high level of acidity in the blood is also known as homeostatic imbalance. Many Americans are currently experiencing this daily by eating processed foods, eventually leading them to many health conditions, including that of cancer, diabetes, and many other immune system deficiencies. So if your blood's PH falls outside the acceptable ranges, vital proteins get denatured then digested, and death may also occur as well. (Free radical damage is what occurs from consuming harmful processed foods loaded with toxins, and especially after cooking them, frying them is the worst)


Cancer cells go dormant at a PH level of above 7.4, and they die at 8.5, hence your cells will thrive by increased oxygenation in your body from higher alkalinity in healthier foods. This doesn't mean you should go out, and drink alkaline solutions, or something. The body must maintain good PH balance, but the more health conscious you become, the less acidity levels you will ingest. You can test yourself, or go to a doctor to find out your bloods PH levels.

Truth about water, and potential acidity from chemical filtering

What many of us are experiencing today, the internal aches & pains

  • Gastrointestinal disease aka Gastritis, and many other lesser illnesses which all have lead to tumors, lesions, stomach ulcers, migraine headaches, and eventually cancer of many area's of the body.
  • This all due to poor health, in maintaining PH balance for most people, & lets not talk about the weight issues of obesity, in another hub maybe.
  • A thing known as freeradicals is also, a disease causing agent, and is the end result from the body losing oxygen (oxidation), and or the cells.
  • This oxidation process occurs when we accept more acidic food, or substances, food rots or spoils, and by drinking waters that have positively charged ions also known as oxidizing agents or oxygen removers in them (dead water).
  • We need to find negative water to drink in replace of regular tap water, or bottled water, so that the damaging effects of freeradical's can't occur any longer.
  • Use of cow milk or other dairy products can only further damage us by adding more acidic levels, thus suffocating our chances to fight diseases which thrive in high acidic environments; even after trying to drink a great deal of water, we originally may have thought was neutralizing its harmful effects.
  • Now add the issue of low or high sugar levels, and you have diabetes on approach, if not born with it as an infant due to hereditary conditions mostly due to mothers lack of knowledge about such things.

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There's Magic in them Mushrooms

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How to fight back!

Well luckily, we are armed to the teeth with a powerful fighting agent, to arrive our bodies at a remedy for being utterly too acidic, and this is something truly interesting indeed.

Remember at the start of the hub there was that discussion about vegetarians, and vegans. This isn't a hub that's trying to convert you into one, it's a sure fire way to fight inevitable harm your doing to yourself, by being misinformed.

"Leafy greens", and all forms of green vegetables, are actually on the side of the alkaline scale of the PH charts, and this is the very reason why the eating of them renders many people out of harms way of most diseases, as was spoken about earlier in this hub. To get a better idea of it all, visit wikipedia and there's a chart their to reference from as well.

The truth is out there for us all to find, simply google it, and you'll see many differing perspectives on this issue, but the one sure thing to it all is that PH is the number one dominant factor to why even milk is seen as a danger towards our health as human beings.

The cow milk alternative is something you can make yourself

Useful tips

  • Learn the truth about what medicinal mushrooms are doing, in the fight against cancer. Wow real magic mushrooms, and not the ones used in the drug scene, these are naturally occurring mushrooms, and been used in Japan for fighting cancer.
  • Drinking dairy alternatives will also do the trick, such as almond milk, and even coconut milk, which both have a PH in the alkaline side, and don't contribute to increase acidity levels.


Remember the key is balance, so learn to maintain a good ph balanced diet, learn about healthy food products, as alternatives to processed food, and forget about fast foods, their all acidic.

Organic Products are healthier

Health cooking tip of the day!

Caution, if your trying to cook with olive oil stop immediately, the frying of such creates free radicals, that are cancer causing agents, or DE-oxygenizers (removes oxygen), olive oil should only be used as a topping or dressing for salads, & topped onto most leafy greens as a mixing into other uncooked meals.

Oxidation - increases the aging process of foods due to loss of electrons, which occurs in cells, and all organic matter, even metals.

Anti-oxidant - Opposes the aging process, or oxidation process of organic matter, by reducing such a ionization process.

Why shop organic?

The mention of going green, and organic has been popping up everywhere, in conversation, in hubs, all over the web, and also posters, advertisements, music, radio, TV, almost everywhere.

So what's all the buzz, well even though it may be getting annoying, the reason for such a thing becoming so popular today worldwide actually, is because people have been becoming much more health conscious, ever since they've been able to communicate via the web and many other forms of communications.

It seems that the truth has been revealed to many people as to the harmful effects that agriculture and pesticides companies, have all been responsible for, & its been going on for many many years.

The harmful toxin they unleash into the soils, end up in the food chain, in the cows grains they eat, and thus in our foods, corn is a huge game player in the ordeal, and especially the usage of fructose corn syrup.


Human blood requires oxygen to thrive and be healthy, and for our bodies to respond to things like vitamins, minerals, and the natural elements that are meant for healing.

At an unbalanced ph level or leaning more acidic, this oxygenation process is null, and voided, so think organic when your looking to heal the body, and for the replenishment of oxygen into your blood; also think raw green veggies for vital nutrients in such alkaline foods, that your surely going to need for healing.

The distributors of all the potential poisons - Food can be our worst enemy indeed if we have no basic understanding of ph

You can find at any grocery store, corner store, or food shopping center like Walmart, Shopright, Keyfood, C-town, Pathmark, WallGreens and many many more, these processed overly acidic food products loaded with harmful chemicals. Simply look at all the food labels, and see your chemical imbalance issues up front.

The simple eating of inorganic produce, Leafy greens, and or vegetables from these stores, can also become majorly harmful to your bodily systems intake, due to the fact that there's pesticides, and artificial hormones, waxes, and other toxic treatments they've been put through to make for a better looking and appealing appearance, as well as much longer shelf life in the stores.

Don't forget to find negatively charged deionized waters to drink, and look for the medically approved bottles, because them free radicals need neutralizing.

Fruit smoothies fight the battle, you don't have to go 100% raw

The responsibility lies somewhere & not just with us

It looks like the Food and Drug Administrations, Department of agriculture, and even the medical and drug Pharmaceutical Industries, have all been behind a major cover-up, by allowing such harmful food products to cause injury, and bodily harm to us, by not informing us of such in all ways possible.

Yes there are labels, but no there isn't preventative measures in place, there's no medically documented cures for diseases such as cancer or diabetes, or methods in place to save people from the ignorance of over doing things, such as the mass consumption & over eating of these harmful processed foods that contain high levels of acid rather than alkaline.

Yes there's a food pyramid, but no it's definitely not accurate, because it appears to favor the consumption of processed food, dairy products, and grains without no indication that even white bread or wheat bread is also acidic in its chemical producing form.

Schools should be teaching us these things about health, because I surely didn't learn such things in school, as to what all our food products truly have in them, and the end resultant of such. We pretty much, just learned about what over eating in general does, the biology of our cells, human anatomy, basic metabolism of the human body, and we learned about ph balance but not how everyday processed food products, all have harmful acidic side effects in our stomach.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      @vandynegl, Yes indeed I recently learned about the animal milk issues with our human digestive tract, and also that of calcium being found in veggies as well, all this just a year ago in January.

      So I was compelled to write all that I found about it, and with intense research it helped me learn even more.

      Thanks for taking the time to share with me here, and for commenting that was cool of you to do.

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      vandynegl 4 years ago from Ohio Valley

      Hi! Thank you for posting this! I am a nutrition consultant and enjoy writing and discussing topics such as the one that you wrote about. I have BIG issues with people, specifically medical professionals who constantly promote the use of milk as the "only" form of calcium, when in fact, the vegetable sources of calcium are so much more readily absorbed in our bodies! Anyway, I enjoyed reading this article! Well done!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Hi there @MrFYS, since you commented it helped me to do much added research into it all, and I decided to update the article to provide such information you asked for.

      What I discovered was kind of the issue we are all faced with, int this modern day era of the food revolution. The FDA appears to be in an information war with the organic raw food advocates it seems when it comes to the whole safety issues sorrounding both animal raw milk, and pasteurised milk.

      So I had an incline that this all was going on behind the scenes and all, and ever since I came up with this very article, and its also the reason why I choose not to drink animal milk products at all. I prefer to drink non-dairy alternatives like Almond milk, or coconut milk.

      The nutrition in anything naturally occurring will be maintained if its taken care of in terms of food handling, growing it in certain organic conditions, and if its uncooked.

      The FDA is right, and the food advocates are right, and so I stand on the neutral zone, but know that neither raw milk, nor pasteurized is safe for human consumption.

      The effects of pasteurised milk on the human body is long term, the effects of per say catching E-coli or worse is overnight.

      I hope the links I've provided here can help you out a bit more, and if you can research all about organic Almond milk products, its far better then Soy based, because Soy is processed as well.

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      MrFYS 5 years ago

      Hi Mr CloudExplorer.

      I would love it if you could give me some references on the effects of cow's milk on blood acidity levels. I have read this before, and since I live in a country that consider milk the best drink available, I need powerful citings to convince my friends and family otherwise. I, myself do not ingest dairy on recommendations of a guy called Timothy Feriss, but have no further scientific facts to back-up my choise.


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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I don't know much about the Vikings, but thanks for the cool comment though ptosis, and also thanks for the visit as well.

      Lactose intolerance is definitely an issue indeed, and one to also think about prior to force feeding ourselves cow milk or our children,

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      ptosis 5 years ago from Arizona

      One theory floating around about the disappearance of the Viking settlement of Vinland, (North America) is that instead of the usual raiding and razing - that the Vikings tried to be friendly with the natives by give milk products such as cheese. Well - the tribe got really sick from being lactose intolerant and thought the Vikings were trying to kill them - and wiped out the Vikings in retaliation.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      No need to be, you did nothing wrong rahu0324, its all good man, I like those writers as well, I have been around the hubpages block here for a bit, but its getting tougher as time goes along, because you gather up more fans, and follow many more people over time, thus it almost becomes impossible to visit everyone you have visited at one time or another.

      You'll see in due time as well, we all go through this phase of being a hubpages writer and communicator in the hubpages community here.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Lol... I am sorry :)...

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I have @rahul0324, thanks for the recommendation though, I get around to folks when I can for sure.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I would recommend you read some of Old Cashemere and Rajan Jolly... they are great researchers when it comes to food! :)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @rahul0324, I did my best to research and to point out what I could discover about the whole processed milk, and dairy industry.

      This is just the start I guess of my own learning trend that I've started in terms of gaining more health consciousness about our food products today. Thanks for reading and for sharing with me here.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A very well crafted, well written piece which gives Alarming news, facts and information which should be strictly adhered to!

      Great write my friend!

      Shared on the on line community

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Stormme, I do my best to provide clarity for folks.

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      Stormme 5 years ago

      Great! Like your style of writing!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Hi PDXKaraokeGuy, thanks man for trying out my Milk hub here, I truly appreciate the insightful comment you've left me here, I will definitely repeat the favor as soon as I get around to your side of town on hubpages.

      I been very busy lately with the contest and all, and I have many folks I still have yet to catch up to the reading of their hubs. I been recently learning much of this info here, but I had the chemistry knowledge ever since high school, and college.

      Luckily my wife lead me to it all, with her health eating, and cooking, and we had a debate one night that lead to the PH info. See ya soon bro.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      cloudexplorer... great hub. I've been slowly moving to organic and free range foods over the last year, also due to my wife, who is vegetarian and very conscious of the quality of food and ingredients therein. I do most of the cooking and i take more time picking out higher quality ingredients even if they're most expensive. I can taste and feel the glorious difference!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @ NightFlower, thanks for vising my hub its nice to see a fellow hubber as you who loves poetry writing, and could spare a few moments to provide insightful feedback.

      Yeah processed milk isn't good, all this time since I were a kid at home being told to drink it, I felt it wasn't good, so I haven't drunk milk for over 10 years in the US Navy, until about 3 years ago, when I moved back to New York City.

      Luckily I ran into my wife, and we got married, she's really health conscious and so I followed suit, thank god for that or I would still be in harms way of consuming harmful processed foods.

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      NightFlower 5 years ago

      See i told you...I told you. I knew I would like you. AAAAnnnnnnnnnn (sounding like a buzzer) you are exactly CORRECT! Even babies don't respond well to milk now. The only milk that is decent...Almond milk, rice milk or soy milk. I'm just glad to hear someone else knows this. Keep that junk away from these precious babies (unless it's "mommy milk")

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @ PWalker oh hi there your back again, thanks for dropping by, well I won't drink any form of animal milk ever again, raw or not.

      I think becoming more aware of ones environment both inner and outer is awesome today, and so I have hope for a better future.

      Humans appear to be followers and so we will do as our parents have shown us, until we say no, or find our own way I guess. This seems to be the consistent trend that I've seen and bear witness too thus far anyhow. I'm gonna give a few of your hubs a try now, thanks for sharing with me.

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      I don't know about RAW goat's milk, but goat's milk in general is supposed to be closer to human milk than cow's milk, or at least that's what I've heard. It definitely tastes better.

      But ask yourself, why do most mammals wean their young from breast milk if they still need it into adulthood? We humans appear to be the only ones who continue to drink it.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @ Levertis Steele, raw milk is said to be far better than processed, but I heard its outlawed in the United States. I also discovered that raw goats milk is more favored by many health guru's, but I'm not sure of the accuracy of such.

      There is a great deal to rethink about our overall health, because living blind sided doesn't feel good at all.

      Thanks for reading & sharing with me.

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      Levertis Steele 5 years ago from Southern Clime

      I thought that I was doing a great job when I was careful to give my children 3 servings of milk, or milk products, a day. New things are around the bend every day. Very informative article! Voted up.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @ mena7thefamily, I appreciate your kindness and heartfelt response you've left for me here, I'm striving to help everyone today, due to such a reality we all have been exposed to.

      I'm going at this thing with all my might digitally to help inform folks, and hope others who haven't yet found truth will also seek to find it all.

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      mena7thefamily 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      My heart goes out to you, I understand! She is still around just on another realm but she is watching over you and your family, you can believe that! My friend there is a cure for every illness on this earth from cancer to herpes. When you get a moment check out Dr. Sibi and Dr. Simoncini.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for such a well thought out comment @ mena7thefamily, and for sharing with me here, yes indeed health consciousness is a requirement today.

      I'm just glad that things are unfolding on the web so smoothly with all the great health awareness, the useful news about potential cancer cures, and fighting diseases today.

      In years past there wasn't a such thing in occurrence, I just wish it was around when my mother had her breast cancer, because she may have had a chance to see another day.

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      mena7thefamily 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      I love that you are helping people to consciously look at what they are putting in their bodies because it is the food that is killing us by design! One of the best way to combat this is to start juicing and diet change. Juicing fruits detox and cleanses the body and juicing veggies keeps the balance and places the natural enzymes back into the stomach. Some can consume dairy if their blood type calls for it but it should be a raw organic form of dairy because pasteurization is also bad for your heart. It also ruins the milk due to the high heating process. I myself cannot consume the dairy and I was raised as a vegetarian but I will indulge in Salmon as my fat even though I have practice being a vegan as well. The jist of the point is you can never go wrong when you eat things that were given by the Most High which are foods that are alive and have vibration to them. Foods that were grown from the Sun, Water, and the air and I know that can be a challenge given that those natural resources are being tanted with along with everything else on earth. A good product for cell aid to fight free radicals and emf damge is CELL FOOD, it replenishes and Dr. Ehret mucusless diet is a great way to learn about food combination to place the body in a homeostasis state. Great Hub!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Yes indeed this was shocking news to me as well, I just discovered such things as our bodies ph balance being, thrown off a great deal by lactic acids, and the other underlining facts.

      I think many people have long ago discovered the harmful affects of drinking processed pasteurized milks, but I never heard of the entire bodies ph being affected, I heard of the hormonal effects, from cow hormones, and the injected chemical steroids many farmers have used, and the issues with lactose intolerance.

      These are some serious issues, and its imperative that we all try to get to the bottom of it all, I will continue my research on it all, my wife has helped lead me to see this truth, about the PH, and other health issues we are all facing.

      Thanks @ Emily Sparks and @ PWalker281 for sharing with me here.

      I guess all we can do is try our best to find out more, ingest less harmful products, and wish for the best, oh and inform each other as much as possible. I also guess dieting, and working out seems useless if your acid & alkaline levels are all off, right! 7.365 is my target goal to reach now, I got a great deal of distance to cover, but I'll get their.

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      I have been able to control allergies by cutting back on acidic foods, increasing my consumption of alkaline foods like raw fruits and veggies, and drinking at least one cup of high-quality, organic green tea every day. You can read more in a hub I wrote a bout it.

      As for milk, not only does it add lactic acid to the body, it generates mucous which exacerbates the allergies, so I have backed way off from eating dairy products.

      A lot of good reasons here to let go of drinking cow's milk. Now I will say I love goat's milk but don't drink it often enough to know how my body reacts to it (too expensive).

      Rated up and useful.

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      Emily Sparks 5 years ago

      Wow.... that explains a lot for me. I suffer from digestive problems (I think IBS) almost everyday, and I LOVE drinking my milk. I have always been a big milk drinker. What about raw cows milk? I seem to have less problems drinkinh this.