Dairy, in its many forms, is consumed in most parts of the world today. The strange thing is, however, the ability to consume milk is the result of a
"During the most recent ice age, milk was essentially a toxin to adults because — unlike children — they could not produce the lactase enzyme
required to break down lactose, the main sugar in milk... Several thousand years later, a genetic mutation spread through Europe that gave people the
ability to produce lactase — and drink milk — throughout their lives."
Most human beings lose the ability to digest dairy (or lactose) at the age of 7. They say about 65% of the population is lactose intolerant. Also,
humans are the only animals in the animal kingdom to drink milk from another animal, and also the only ones to drink milk into adulthood.
So what gives? Why do we drink milk if naturally we weren't meant to consume it, and most of us can't even digest it?
Well, here's my theory. In the ancient days, most people got their vitamin D from the sun. In Europe, however, for 6 months of the year (longer for
northern most Europe) the sun isn't strong enough to produce vitamin D. The man that lived in this region had to find a way to supplement this
important vitamin into his diet. He finds out milk contains vitamin D, so he adds it to his diet; despite the digestion issues he most likely faced,
the benefits of the vitamin D most likely outweighed the drawbacks.
The white man than conquers the world, bringing with him his culture, religion, and... diet! As a result, people overtime start to accept the white
mans way of life and start consuming dairy as well.
This is problematic for darker skinned people because 1. They produce vitamin D from the sun and don't need to supplement with milk and 2. Diary
actually destroys/ reduces melanin content! "Milk has a natural whitening effect which can make dark skin lighter and reduce melanin formation. This
is because it contains lactic acid, which is a natural tyrosinase inhibitor that prevents the synthesis of melanin. Tyrosinase is the enzyme used to
synthesize melanin and without it, melanin cannot be formed." skinsmart.net...
Melanin, a very misunderstood chemical that all of us have in varying degrees, has several benefits including skin protection from the sun so that we
rarely burn. Some say melanin also gives one advanced physical and mental benefits as well, and "Melanin protects against a parasite of the central
nervous system, optic neuritis, parkinsons, PKU, spinal bifida, etc. all found in higher frequencies in people of euro descent."
So that's why we drink milk, because we continue to live by the European way of life, even though milk has absolutely no reason to enter our bodies
as we get our vitamin D from the sun, and it actually destroys our melanin. "Most Africans, Asians, indigenous Australian and S. American do not and
cannot drink milk without distress." www.quora.com...
Me myself, I'm a vegan and if eat a piece of cheese, I'd be hurting for hours! I'm not accustom to that European man diet. Share your opinions,
thoughts, comments, etc.