Got Milk? By now most of us have heard this slogan made popular by celebrities who endorse these products for financial gain. We’ve been told that we need calcium to build strong teeth and bones and that we must obtain these nutrients through the consumption of cow’s milk and associated products. These products, however, are just as dangerous and detrimental to overall health as animal flesh (meat) and eggs. It is a misconception that dairy is the only source of calcium and that we need it to be healthy. Products such as cow’s milk, cheese, ice cream, sour cream, cream cheese, coffee creamers, etc., are severely stressful to the human body for many reasons and is one of the most unhealthy things we can put into our bodies.
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) is responsible for creating and releasing a food pyramid with recommended food consumption categories. As of 2018, the food pyramid recommends drinking 3 glasses of milk per day. What many of us don’t realize is that these are only recommendations which are not created from scientific data. Furthermore, the creators of the these recommended pyramids work for the dairy industry. These charts are created for the financial interest and gain of the those who are financially invested in the sale of the products. They are not created for the health of individuals who are consuming those products. Dr. Walter Willett, head of the nutrition department at Harvard School of Public Health, calls the food pyramid “utterly ridiculous”. He is the 2nd most cited scientist of all clinical medicine. He openly states the contradictions associated between the dairy industry leaders and scientific studies. He concludes that:
- Milk does not reduce bone fractures (dairy actually increases bone fractures by 50%)
- Higher consumption of dairy products increases cancer risks:
- 75% of humans are allergic to dairy
- Dairy is full of saturated fat (which leads to heart disease)
- Induces Asthma and Acne
- Linked to Autism
- Linked to Type 1 Diabetes
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Dr. Michael Greger, a physician and professional speaker on public health issues, states dairy as the number one cause of clogged arteries due to saturated fat. Diary contains:
- Manure (poop)
- rBGH (cow growth hormones)
- MTBE (rocket fuel)
- GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
1 mL = 0.202884 teaspoon
Pus in milk comes from infections resulting from over-milking and antibiotic resistant germs. Any milk with pus cell count over 200 million per liter (1 gallon = 4 liters) should not enter the human food supply, according to the dairy industry. Unfortunately every state but Hawaii is above that level. The national average for pus in the supply is 322 million. This far exceeds the limit.
You decide: would you be able to see pus in your dairy products?
Would you be able to see pus in your dairy products?
Pus Free Milk Alternatives
There are a variety of alternatives when searching for milk. Alternative milks are made from nuts, seeds, grains and beans and come in a variety of consistencies. Some are thick and creamy like cow’s whole milk while others are thin and watery like skim milk. Choosing these milks organically will add lots of nutrition to your diet while keeping your body healthy!
- Soy milk
- Almond milk
- Coconut milk
- Oat milk*
- Rice milk
- Cashew milk
- Macadamia milk
- Hemp milk
- Quinoa milk
Oat milk is calming to the nervous system. It is alkaline and helps to engage the parasympathetic nervous system. That is your “rest and digest” nervous system opposite to “fight or flight”. It is a great source of Vitamin D, Vitamin B2 and potassium. This milk works well for Stress Management.
Other dairy-free options made from plant milks:
- Coconut milk yogurt
- Soy milk yogurt
- Coconut milk ice cream
- Soy milk ice cream
- Rice milk ice cream
- Almond milk ice cream
- Coconut water sorbet
- Earth Balance butter substitute
- Daiya cheese
- Go Veggie cheese
- Coconut Milk Creamer
Remember! You can substitute any diary alternative in any recipe!