The government health experts (that’s an oxymoron in itself) have a recommendation on the amount of milk you should drink each day.
They believe you should drink 3 glasses of milk a day. Sounds great if you’re either a cow’s calve or from the milk industry.
I laughed when I saw that. They also think consuming .8 grams of protein per kg of body weight is perfect for everyone. I laughed at that too because how can a 200 pound couch potato with 40% body fat (60% lean weight) need the same protein as a 200 pound lean athlete with a 6% body fat and 94% lean weight?
If the government want’s you to drink 3 glasses of milk a day is proof enough for me that you shouldn’t do it. I’m a skeptic at anything the government recommends because of the money flow from lobbyist to get the government to agree with their positions. The milk and farm lobby spends a lot to influence government “health” experts. You might be surprised at how many former BIG FOOD and FARM executives are now working for the US Food and Drug Administration.
I had had poor experiences with milk most of my life even though I continued to drink a lot of it. Oreo cookies may have been a contributing factor. For me I had poor energy, bloating and lots of bad gas. I was the king of farts.
Would it be important to you to know what the cows are eating that are producing the milk and dairy you’re consuming? If you believe you are what you eat you may want to take a second look.
Dairy cows eat government subsidized GMO corn. They get sick eating corn. Their native and favorite food is grass. When they get sick the farmers inject them with antibiotics and hormones. You get those in you when you consume dairy. It’s a wonder you don’t sound like Arnold Schwarzenegger with all the hormones you’ve consumed from all forms of dairy.
At the recommendation of my chiropractor I stopped all dairy. That was hard because it was a staple of my diet. But within a few days I felt much better. I started to consume whey protein produced from New Zealand cows who only eat organic grass and are not injected with antibiotics and hormones. That protein (dairy product) totally turned my health around and I lost 50 lbs!!!
Okay I’ve convinced you………maybe some at least. Try this then if you want proof.
Take a dairy holiday for two to four weeks, and see how you feel. Does your postnasal drip go away, and do your sinuses clear up? Does your acne go away? Do you stop having bloating, gas, and diarrhea? Do you have more energy? Does your eczema clear up? Do your allergies get better? These are some very simple things you should notice when you eliminate dairy. Then try eating dairy again, and see how you feel. Do these symptoms return?
Try the holiday. Let me know what happens. If your health improves then we both will be happy.
I know that it will!!!
Dr. David Ludwig and Dr. Walter Willett from Harvard, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study by Ludwig and Willett showed a lack of evidence for the government’s recommendations. The Harvard scientists found no data to support the claim that the consumption of dairy leads to better bones, weight loss, or improved health. They also found some serious risks tied to dairy consumption, including weight gain, increased cancer risk, and increased fracture risk. It turns out milk does not build strong bones! They also found that dairy may cause other problems like constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, gas, diarrhea, allergies, eczema, and acne.
According to Dr. Mark Hyman:
While it is true that some people can tolerate dairy in small amounts—for example, descendants from Northern Europe and people who don’t have allergies, lactose intolerance, or a leaky gut—it should not be a staple of our diet. We should not be putting it on or in everything.
Dairy contains some very allergenic proteins, such as casein, which can be problematic for many people. And to make matters worse, the casein that’s in our modern dairy—sourced from modern, hybridized cows—has been genetically altered, creating a much higher likelihood of inflammation, autoimmune disease, and even type 1 diabetes. With this in mind, I strongly recommend that you limit the amount of cow-sourced dairy that you consume.
If you want to eat dairy, I suggest you try goat and sheep dairy, such as sheep cheese and yogurt or goat cheese and yogurt, both of which are widely available now. It is also important to choose organic when you can, because pesticides and chemicals are concentrated in the fat found in non-organic dairy.
This leads to another frequent question I receive: “Is organic dairy OK?” Organic cows are often milked while pregnant, producing milk that’s full of hormones. In fact, the average glass of milk has 60 different hormones in it. These are anabolic hormones, which means they help you to grow. But not all growth is good. You don’t want to grow cancer cells. You don’t want to grow big bellies. You don’t want to grow in ways that actually may be harmful.
Milk robs your bones of calcium. It’s acidic and with a low pH causes the calcium in your bones to be pulled out to balance the body back to a healthier and higher pH.