Is dairy bad for you? It’s a question I get asked a lot. There seems to be so much confusion – is milk good for you? Is cheese good for you? There’s a lot of conflict.
We all want to have a healthy body. No one wants to get cancer or actively encourage tumour growth, but are you aware of the truth about dairy? Many people even think it’s healthy, which is what we’ve all been led to believe!
Being informed and knowledgeable about what you put into your body will empower you to make informed choices, so you can enjoy a healthier life where you look and feel incredible.
Would you put monkey milk on your cereal?
I was on a flight when the stewardess brought over my meal tray and I told her I had ordered a dairy-free meal.
The woman next to me said, ‘Don’t you eat dairy?’ ‘No,’ was my reply. ‘But it comes from a cow,’ she said. ‘Yes, and gorilla milk comes from a gorilla, and dog’s milk from a dog and you know what, I don’t eat that either,’ I replied. We have been so brainwashed to believe that milk is good for us, but no other animal on the planet drinks the milk of another species.
No adult animal on the planet drinks its mother’s milk at all. We share 96% of our DNA with chimpanzees, but we would never drink monkey milk, yet we drink the milk of a species so vastly different to us and expect our body to digest it.
Is milk good for you?
After the Second World War (when the population needed building up quickly), the Milk Marketing Board heavily promoted milk as a health food and the promotion worked. However, milk is not a health food, it’s actually very unhealthy.
The casein in milk triggers histamine production. This, in turn, triggers mucus production. The mucus collects in the throat, chest and sinuses and blocks the production of sound, which is why singers are told to avoid dairy.
Is Cheese good for you?
Cheese protein has opiates in it, is highly addictive and also extremely unhealthy. We have all been brainwashed into believing that dairy produce is a healthy food for humans. However, it is not.
Do we need dairy to help build healthy bones?
It is not true that we need dairy for the calcium required for healthy bones. We all need calcium, but we don’t have to eat excessive amounts of dairy produce in order to get it. Animal protein, in particular, the protein in milk, makes our blood and tissue more acidic. In order to neutralise this acid, the body pulls calcium from our bones.
Drinking a lot of milk is not the best way to get calcium. A study in the May 2005 issue of the journal Paediatrics concluded that there is little evidence that increasing dairy produce is the right way to promote bone health in children.
Nutrition researchers from Harvard and Cornell Universities in the United States believe that exercise, hormone levels, smoking, hereditary factors, protein and most importantly our intake of vitamins D and K matter more than our intake of cow’s milk when it comes to osteoporosis and healthy bones.
In a study known as ‘The China Study’ Dr T. Colin Campbell found that Asians who consume far less dairy than Westerners have one-fifth of the bone fractures we have. Asians get their calcium from green leafy vegetables. The countries that consume the most cow’s milk have the highest fracture rates and the worst bone health. In Africa, the Masaii are the only tribe among the forty tribes in Kenya and Tanzania who suffer from osteoporosis. The Masaii are also the only tribe who own cattle and drink a lot of milk.
The most important factors for healthy bones are exercise and Vitamin D, which our bodies get from sunlight. Fifteen minutes of sun exposure on our face and arms will give us enough vitamin D. If you avoid the sun or use sunblock you need to take vitamin D supplements unless you regularly eat eggs and oily fish, which are natural sources of vitamin D.
What about Milk for Children?
Children up to the age of ten produce lactase in their bodies naturally, which does break down the lactose (the sugar) in milk. After ten it becomes harder for our bodies to process milk, so while small children can tolerate milk, adults can’t. Therefore, you don’t need to take milk away from children, but adults do not need it and cannot digest it properly. No human can break down the casein, the protein in milk, and many humans (studies say up to 75%) are lactose intolerant.
When you eat a food that your body can’t digest easily, it can’t absorb much nutrition from it. As a consequence, you will still be hungry soon after eating because your body is consuming empty calories and not enough nutrients.
If you are always hungry, it’s a sign you are eating food your body cannot work with or efficiently adapt to. You can eat very well and eat very healthy food while shedding weight – you simply have to make other choices.
Why is Dairy bad for you?
Non-organic milk is polluted with hormones, pesticides, steroids, antibiotics and is full of synthetic hormones. In modern intensive factory-farming cows are kept in milk all year round by being injected with bovine growth hormones. A cow should produce 10lb of milk daily but the hormones they are injected with make them produce up to a 100lb of milk daily. In factory farming, the cows are milked by machine and the machines extract cow’s pus and blood along with the milk.
All milk can be 50% mucus and has to be pasteurised to kill the bacteria, but the pasteurisation process also kills any beneficial enzymes. Even pregnant cows are milked and this is very unhealthy as that milk is loaded with bovine hormones. Up to two-thirds of our milk comes from pregnant cows. It contains thirty-five different hormones and eleven different growth factors.
Milk contains insulin growth factor (IGF) a growth hormone, plus oestrogen and progesterone, so consuming any dairy product will have an effect on your body’s
natural hormone levels.
Do you want a 300% weight gain?
Cow’s milk is not a food for humans at all, it is designed to nourish calves through their biggest growth spurt and to give them a 300% weight gain within a year. A calf is almost the same size as its parent in less than a year, while it takes human children about sixteen years to become the same size as their parents.
It cannot be a coincidence that countries that do not consume dairy have the leanest people and countries where the most dairy is consumed have the fattest people, because milk is designed to make you grow. The chemical and hormonal structure of milk stimulates huge growth as it sends a message to the cells to GROW!
I have worked with many very overweight clients who have had dramatic and permanent success in dropping a lot of weight just by eliminating dairy produce. Any food that can encourage a 300% weight gain is to be avoided like the plague by humans. None of us wants to grow and develop like a cow.
How is dairy bad for you?
Dairy produce is the cause of allergies in many people and has been linked to the occurrence of headaches, sinusitis, indigestion, nausea, diarrhoea, cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, ear infections, and breathing problems.
The oestrogen and progesterone in milk can be a cause of acne, eczema and many other skin conditions. Dairy foods can be disruptive to humans when consumed excessively and have been linked to infertility, prostate cancer, and breast tumours. Some researchers believe that the insulin growth factor in milk and lactose can over stimulate the production of hormones which may encourage tumour growth.
The higher our levels of insulin growth factor, the higher the risk we have of developing certain cancers. In some Scandinavian countries, women who have had breast tumours are advised to have a dairy-free diet permanently. In Asian countries where they eat very little dairy, breast cancer rates are the lowest in the world.
Cancer Cell Growth:
As I noted in my book You Can Be Thin, from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), dairy scientists admitted that the level of a very powerful hormone contained in milk, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), increases in the human body after milk consumption. IGF-I has been identified as the key factor in the growth and proliferation of various cancers including prostate cancer and breast cancer. Many experts believe that the IGF-I in milk and lactose may over-stimulate hormones, which may encourage tumour growth. The higher our levels of IGF, the higher our risk of developing certain cancers. Researchers at Stanford University and the National Institutes of Health found that high concentrations of the IGF-1 hormone stimulate cancer cell growth.
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