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Taking a closer look at milk

Updated on September 14, 2012

When doctors were asked what single change in the American diet would produce the greatest health benefits there answer was “Eliminating dairy products out of the diet.”

Before you go running off yelling "Hell no, I’m not giving up my milk", please take the time to hear me out because that is exactly what I thought when I first heard that statement. How would we eat our cereal in the morning? What would we use to make macaroni and cheese?

If you’re still with me so far you know better than to eat cereal at all. Cereals are chocked full of sugar and play havoc on your glucose levels. This quick breakfast food is not even close to being the breakfast of champions. Macaroni and cheese is also another food, which is not doing you any favors. Packaged high carb pasta full of calories, sugar and cheese sauce mix should not be anywhere near your food pantry! Having said that at least hear me out about milk. If you want to continue drinking it after you hear the facts that’s fine, but at least be informed before making that decision.

If you ask any dairy farmer in America if they would do you the favor of raising one of their calf's on breast milk, they would more than likely think that you had lost your mind and escort you off their farm straight to the funny farm! Why? Because human milk is for human consumption, and cow’s milk is for cow’s consumption! Goat’s milk is for goat’s consumption, and cat’s milk is for a kitten’s consumption. Are you starting to see the big picture here?

Human mother’s milk has the calories, supplements and nutrients to slowly grow a 6-8lb newborn into a healthy 25-30 lb. two- year old depending on the sex and height of the child. Cow’s milk, on the other hand, is designed to take a sixty -pound calf and quickly turn it into an 800 pound one in less than eight months! Did you know that cow’s milk gets 30% of its calories from (lactose) sugar? Drinking the Chocolate or strawberry flavored varieties only adds even more sugar to your diet!

We need slow nutrition, cows need fast growth. Breast milk contains 100 percent of virtually everything a baby needs to survive. Cow’s milk is 50% fat straight across the board! Not only is the percentage high, but it has 600 "help you grow" calories per quart! This reason alone is one of the main reasons why America is the leading country in the world of obesity!

The fact that you should not feed cow’s milk to an infant until they turn one-year old should make you stop and take notice. What mother on earth wants to carry around a one-year old, 100 lb. infant?

Human milk is also produced for the human infant for a very specific period of time, normally from birth to 22-24 months. At this point, a mother’s milk dries up and the child weans. This is the natural order of things and the way that nature intended it to happen. We as humans for some crazy unexplained reason just can't seem to leave well enough alone and keep drinking the stuff. We feel that we are superior in our intelligence, but sometimes we just don't have a whole hell of a lot of common sense. Humans are the only species on the face of planet which refuses to wien after the age of two. Calves are even smart enough to stop nursing somewhere between the ages of six to eight months of age.

Cow’s milk also contains hormones that stimulate the growth of the cow. When I was growing up, the average age for a female to start puberty was around 15-16 years old. Research now shows that American girls are starting puberty at much younger ages; some are starting as early as 7 years old and that number is still dropping! Could it possibly be the hormones in the cow milk maturing our young girls so quickly?

Along with the growth stimulating hormone, cow milk also has a little hormone called insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). This hormone has been known to cause breast, Lung, colon and prostate cancers and premature aging. I don't know a single person who wants to have cancer or age deliberately, do you?

Milk also contains new strains of bacteria, which are immune to the 52 or more different kinds of antibiotics. While hospitalized last year with pneumonia, my doctors went through eight different kinds of antibiotics before they were able to find one that my strain of bacteria responded to. I can't confirm or deny for certain if milk was the deciding factor, but I can tell you that prior to being hospitalized, I was consuming three to four glasses of milk on a daily bases! I can also tell you that just two weeks after giving up milk, my sinus infections literally disappeared, and my blood glucose numbers went back to the normal range.

So why do we continue to drink cow milk? The answer, I strongly believe is that we are creatures of habit. Our upbringing instills those habits in us and there hard to break as we get older. I had a woman who has never drank milk in her life ask me if I would like to drink seal milk for a week? In disgust, I gave her a flat out "no"! She then asked me "then why would you consider drinking milk from a cow'? That’s when I realized that there truly is no difference. The only difference is what we were taught to believe during our upbringing.

I have since switched my diet over to drinking Almond milk, Coconut milk or no milk at all, and I have felt a thousand times better for doing so! If you or anyone in your family is overweight have Crohn’s, Diabetes, Sinus issues or Arthritis, or any kind of health issue whatsoever, try completely eliminating milk from your diet for at least thirty days and see how you feel. I think that you will be amazed at the the outcome! If you end up feeling anything close to how I felt, you will never touch the stuff again.I strongly believe that if we can change our minds, we can change our health, and then we can start living better healthier lives!


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