Sunday, January 25, 2015


Milk Doesn't Do A Body Good

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, around 75% of the world's adults can't digest milk (they're lactose-intolerant) and most don't even know it.  Stomach pain, gas, bloating, allergies, eczema, asthma, arthritis, inflammation and acne can all be linked to dairy.  Beyond childhood, most people stop producing the enzyme lactase, which is needed to digest lactose (the sugar in milk).  The protein in cow's milk (casein) is difficult for humans to digest.  According to Dr T. Colin Campbell author of The-China-Study, the protein "Casein", which makes up about 87% of the protein in cow's milk, creates and promotes cancer cell growth.

According to the Dairy Industry we need to consume milk and cheese to obtain our calcium requirements, but there are many other alternatives with nondairy milk:  Almond, Coconut, Rice and Soy milks are just a few.  You can even make your own with a high speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec with raw nuts, organic coconut flakes, water and a nut milk bag!  Here's a recipe for almond milk from The Blender Girl:  Awesome Almond Milk.

We don't need to get our calcium from milk.  Cows get there calcium from eating plants.  Gorillas, rhinos, elephants and horses maintain a strong physique from eating greens also.  So can we!

Dairy has approximately 300 mg. of calcium per cup, along with plenty of casein, but very little magnesium (which is needed for our bodies to absorb the calcium).  Therefore, the calcium we have in our bones is leeched out to help digest what we just consumed.

Here our some examples of plant-based calcium sources:

Collard Greens-270 mg. per cup
White Beans-160 mg. per cup
Kale-125 mg. per cup
Tofu-200-400 mg. per 1/2 cup
Oranges-80 mg. 
Figs-dried-150 mg. per 1/2 cup
CHIA SEEDS-300 mg. per OUNCE (5x the amount of milk), plus it has Boron
 to help our bodies to absorb it.

Here are 4 great articles to check out; 
 The Truth About Dairy,
                                  5 Myths About Cow's Milk,


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