Written by: Nick and Billy Palladino
Today’s blog is about milk, yet notice it is not labeled to be about nutrition, but rather health and wellness. This is because, dairy and milk in particular may be one of the worst things you can put into your body. Milk is no bueno, stop drinking it- today! I can already tell that some readers may be saying “but the calcium and nutrients it provides are excellent.” This may appear to be true on the surface but as we will soon discover, it’s simply not the case. If you recall a previous article about Liquid Calories, you know why it’s so important to leave out calories consumed from liquids. If you’re following my “Four Big Nutrition Rules” then you’ve already cut dairy and milk from your diet. However, if you’re still not convinced, this article will shine some light. Did you know that humans are the only animals that consume milk after infancy and are the only animals that drink the milk of other animals? Not only does the pasteurization of milk kill all of its nutrients, but consuming milk contributes to many negative health effects such as; weight gain, decreased energy levels, poor digestion, allergies and even acidosis (the movement of the body into an acidic state).
Today, the industrial system that’s behind our agriculture is scary. We feed cows soy, corn, bakery waste, and/or food waste from ethanol production. All of these foods are indigestible to cows which cause major health issues. Eventually, the cows become sick, requiring the need for antibiotics and other drugs. Some of the puss and bacteria, as a result of the cows illnesses then make their way to the milk that we consume - mmmmm, yummy… Another issue with milk cows is that they are continually kept pregnant and injected with hormones for reasons of calf and milk production. Because of their diets, inability to process food and constant state of pregnancy, these cows can’t get the proper nutrition they need to produce healthy milk- what they produce is something more watery, which somewhat resembles milk. At the factory, the milk is separated into proteins, sugars, and fats. From this, they reassemble it to fit the three main types of milk that we consume- whole, low-fat, and non-fat. Like a drug dealer who chops up his product to an uncleaner state so he can sell more of it, factories do the same with their milk; turning the left over fat and milk into butter, cheese, and other dairy products. Since the dairy industry can make a fortune on the sale of ice-cream, butter and cheese (dairy which requires fat), they market low-fat milk for consumption. That’s where the scare of whole milk came from- to make us believe that whole milk wasn’t as good for us because of the fats. In reality, the fatter the milk, the better (fat doesn’t make you fat, it’s actually good for you. Refer to Nutrition: Big Fat Lies for more information regarding this). Let’s now take a look at three reasons why you should stay away from dairy to improve your health.