What Is Wrong With Milk?
quit using dairy products years ago when I learned the
truth about milk. Below are some of the facts that
changed my mind about this unnatural product.
The first thing I learned about milk is that we are the
only creatures on the planet that continues to drink
milk after the normal weaning period. Which is
interesting because nature really made milk to be a
short-term nutrient for mammalian offspring to be given
up a short time after birth called weaning.
Weaning Period for Humans:
Many authors explicitly or implicitly seem to believe
that it is normal for breast milk production to decline
at 4-6 months of age and that solid foods are needed to
make up for this. The weaning period, defined as the
period during which breast milk is being replaced by
other foods, usually begins when the infant is 4-6
months old. Others seem to confuse "exclusive
breastfeeding" with breastfeeding per se and believe
that international recommendations imply that
breastfeeding should stop at 4-6 months. The American
Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be
breast-fed for at least 12 months and thereafter for as
long as mutually desired. In fact, the word "wean," in
addition to referring to the entire shift from breast to
foods, is at times used to refer to four separate
processes: (a) to accustom the infant to some food in
the early months of life, though amounts given are not
intended to provide any nutritional benefit, (b) to
complement breast milk when it can no longer provide for
the complete nutritional needs of the child, (c) to
replace breast milk with other foods, and (d) to stop
"There are 4,000 species of mammals, and they all make a
different milk. Human milk is made for human infants,
and it meets all their specific nutrient needs," says
Ruth Lawrence, M.D., professor of pediatrics and
obstetrics at the University of Rochester School of
Medicine in Rochester, N.Y., and spokeswoman for the
American Academy of Pediatrics.
We've known for years that the death rates in Third
World countries are lower among breast-fed babies," says
Lawrence. "Breast-fed babies are healthier and have
fewer infections than formula-fed babies."
Cows milk is made by the cow for her calf, she puts
blood products, RNA, and DNA into the milk to produce
another cow not a human being.
This goes for adults as well as babies it was not made
for us and it causes problems with our immune system.
Side effects for children drinking milk include
allergies, ear and tonsillar infections, bedwetting,
asthma, intestinal bleeding, colic and insulin dependent
childhood diabetes. Side effects for adults using
dairy products heart disease, arthritis, allergies,
sinusitis, leukemia, lymphoma and cancer.
ancient times when famine was a constant threat it made
good sense to have an animal around that could forage in
the wild and supply us with nutrition whenever we needed
it. Today the threat is no longer present and the
product is more of a problem than it is worth.
Fifty years ago the average cow produced 2,000 pounds of
milk per year. Today the top producers give 50,000
pounds. How is this accomplished? Drugs,
antibiotics, hormones (the most dangerous of these is
bovine growth hormone BGH by Monsanto), forced feeding
plans and specialized breeding.
You might question what I have just said and say 'How
will I get my calcium if I do not drink milk and eat
cheese?'. My answer is; 'The ratio of calcium to
magnesium in milk is 8 parts calcium to 1 part
magnesium; at that ratio the calcium cannot be absorbed
and becomes toxic'. In order for the calcium to be
absorbed the ratio must be 2 parts calcium to 1 part
magnesium. Fresh orange juice can give you more useful
calcium than the same amount of milk; so why drink milk
or eat cheese?
Now at this point I do believe that yogurt is a dairy
product that is fit for human consumption. Yogurt has
been transformed by another creature into a product that
can be easily digested and does not cause the above
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