The majority of homogenized/pasteurized milk in your grocery stores, including Vitamin D milk, 2% milk, and skim milk, are all harmful. I do not make this statement lightly - The following points are supported by a plethora of research conducted over many decades:
Keep in mind that cow's don't drink milk past infancy - nor does any other animal! Nor does any animal drink the milk of another animal species. Despite this fact, the animal world has nearly no incidence of bone disease and no problem maintaining their calcium levels.
For humans, some of the best sources of calcium include nuts/seeds, including almonds and sesame seeds, as well as green leafy vegetables.
Biologically, we are programmed to stop consuming our mother's breast-milk after infancy - hence the reason why humans naturally lose the ability to produce milk-digesting enzymes, unless milk is actively kept in the diet to keep stimulating their production.
*For new mothers: In addition to the harmful effects of milk listed above, cow milk formulas DO NOT meet the needs of a human baby - they meet the needs of a baby cow. Brest milk should be your #1 option.
Mother's who are concerned about not being able to breast feed their newborns and/or about the do's and dont's of paediatric nutrition, should contact us directly to discuss their options.
Did you ever wonder why so many people are allergic to dairy?
It has been reported that each carton of milk contains a mixture of the milk of nearly 30,000 different cows.
This is significant because every cow has its own unique antigen (allergic factor), making each cow's milk uniquely perfect for its own calf. These antigens are what people often react to in milk.
With the unique antigens of 30,000 different cows in every carton of milk, the chances of burdening the immune system and having allergic reactions, to some degree, are practically unavoidable.
Human mothers also have their own unique antigen factor in their milk, which is why an infant fed by a surrogate or wet-nurse can be allergic to the breast milk of one woman and not another. If an infant can be allergic to the breast milk of another woman, how realistic is it to assume that the majority of infants will be able to tolerate the milk of another species (i.e., cow's milk)?
In the past, many used to raise their own cow(s) and had a better chance to build immunity to their milk over time. Plus, they didn't homogenize/pasteurize the milk, which destroys the good bacteria and enzymes that aid in its digestion (many areas of the world still don't). However, this lifestyle simply isn't an option for most in today's world.
Toxic, Hidden Additives
The powerful Dairy Association is not required to list everything they add into milk products on the label. To make matters worst, they are currently trying to get government approval to add the toxic artificial sweetener "aspartame" in milk without having to label it. In other words, when you buy a milk, you really have no reliable way of knowing what you are actually drinking.
Many should avoid drinking cow’s milk altogether, although I highly recommend working with a specialist who is able to perform the same type of food sensitivities assessments that I provide in my clinic before taking it out completely. "Conventional" allergy tests are simply too unreliable to definitely determine whether or not milk is causing you a real problem.
For those who don't have a specific sensitivity to milk, they should consume it sparingly from dairies that offer Grass-Fed, Hormone-Free, Antibiotic-Free, Organic milk and milk products. Fermented milk products such as homemade yoghurt as well as raw cheese and raw butter tend to be better tolerated and are much more nourishing!
Other options include fresh raw goats milk, or nut based milks such as almond, cashew, and coconut milk.
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