Ron Burgundy was spot on when he used his manly voice to yell out: “Milk was a bad choice!”
Contrary to mainstream belief, milk is one of the worst foods you can put into your body – just ask the world’s leading doctors.
Type 1 diabetes, osteoporosis, iron-deficiency anemia, cancer, heart disease, colic, acne, auto immune diseases and allergies are all linked to milk consumption.
To put it simply, we’ve been duped for all these years by the dairy industry and their powerful lobby groups.
Yes, it’s true that we need calcium to ensure our bones and teeth stay healthy and strong.
And yes, dairy contains calcium.
But cow’s milk, or the milk from any other mammal for that matter, is not designed for human consumption, and actually ends up leaching calcium from our bones.
Now I know what you’re thinking: “But my doctor tells me I need to drink milk as part of a balanced diet.”
Yes, 98 per cent of doctors will probably tell you this. But these same doctors have received little training on nutrition, and will merely blurt out the status quo that has so far resulted in a sick and dying society.
The doctors and medical institutions achieving the best results – those reversing things like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic fatigue and osteoporosis – advocate a whole foods, plant-based diet featuring NO DAIRY.
These are the doctors who go out of their way to receive extensive training on nutrition, and are guided by peer-reviewed medical journals.
Don’t believe it? Just google some of these medical professionals: Dr Michael Greger, Dr John McDougall, Dr Colin Campbell, Dr Joel Fuhrman, Dr Neal Barnard and Dr Michael Klaper.
There are many, many more, but these doctors are the more high profile ones.
So, getting back to milk.
How can something that has been touted as “nature’s perfect food” end up being so bad for us?
There are numerous reasons.
One theory suggests that because milk becomes acid-forming once consumed, the body is forced to release alkaline minerals in order to neutralise it.
Calcium is one of the body’s most effective acid neutralisers. And just where is the body’s biggest store of calcium?
You guessed it – the bones. That’s why drinking milk will actually leach calcium from your bones and promote conditions like osteoporosis.
Studies have also shown that the protein in cow’s milk wreaks havoc on the human body.
Cow’s milk is designed for baby cows. It’s that simple.
Baby calves double in size within 45 days. In contrast, human babies take around 180 days to double in size.
Humans are not designed for the rapid growth that calves experience. But when we consume cow’s milk – and the huge amount of protein in the form of casein that comes with it – big problems arise.
A growing number of children are starting to hit puberty at alarmingly young ages, and numerous health problems arise from this.
Humans are only designed to drink milk for the first few years of their life. The milk we are biologically designed to consume comes from our mother.
Once we are weaned, there is no more need to consume milk – of any kind.
And if you think vegans will become calcium deficient without milk – think again.
The healthiest sources of calcium actually comes from plant foods. These include leafy greens, nuts and seeds, beans, fruits, and vegetables.
Can’t picture life without milk in your coffee or on your cereal? No problemo.
Give almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk or hemp milk a whirl.
We used to think that milk made us strong.
Now we know better.
There’s plenty more to say about milk – including the horrific cruelty involved in its production – but I’ll save it for another day.
So to conclude: Why shouldn’t you cry over spilt milk?
Because it means you don’t have to drink it!
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