Originally posted by Hunting Veritas
Did you actually read the whole article???? It does state that almost half of the world's population is lactose-intolerant and that the mechanism in
the human body for lactose-tollerance is shut down by the age of 5 so why does this happen????
Maybe because we are not supposed to digest non-human milk just as no other animal should digest another animals milk. Why can people not see this???
Humans are omnivorous. We can eat what we like. Carnivores eat cows, why would they skip the utters and mammary glands? All manners of bodily fluid
are nutritious and beneficial to carnivores. Ground bone in small amounts can help with ligament growth and healing. Marrow, blood, spinal fluid...
all of these things can be eaten. In the wild, other carnivores don't eat the whole animal except for the mammary, why should we?
We eat eggs. Egg whites and yolks are the avions' counterpart to milk, though to be fair, no one can decide whether or not eggs are healthy... every
other year "a new study comes out" saying something different.
"Maybe because we are not supposed to digest non-human milk just as no other animal should digest another animals milk"
Here is another list of things that "we are not supposed to digest".
Distilled drinks (including all kinds of alcohols), extracted substances (such as white sugar- molasses is much healthier, lecithin, etc.),
hydrogenated (partially or not) oils, leavening (sodium bicarbonate, baking soda, or calcium phosphate), anything "high fructose", anything cooked,
anything preserved, anything malted, PESTICIDES... just look at the ingredients for just about any non-organic food and you'll get the idea. Why, of
all things, would people freak out about milk? It's one of the most natural and unadulterated food products that we eat. What do you suggest as an
Again, those who are lactose intolerant shouldn't drink milk. Just like some one who is alergic to peanuts should not eat peanuts... this isn't
science, this is common sense.
There is a reason that milk and milk products are a part of our diet. Milk is cheap, easy to produce, we'll almost never have a shortage, and it's
nutritious. When taking anti-biotics (another life saving thing that "we are not supposed to digest"), milk and yogurt are two of the very few foods
that we can eat to promote the repopulation of healthy bacteria in our digestive tracts. Without milk, those on anti-biotics may not be able to digest
their food as easily (and in some cases at all).
I'm sure that many of you have heard of some tribes in Africa whose diets are 80% a mixture of blood and milk. They don't even pasteurize the milk,
they simply raise healthy cows.
What would you take to an alternate calcium source, Tums? Sure, but you don't take in as much calcium from Tums and they sure as heck don't taste as
Cheese, yogurt, milk, and other milk products have been used by countless cultures over countless millenia. If there was anything wrong with milk I
can all but garuntee that it would have been isolated and eliminated from the human diet long before some silly doctor writes a bad "report" and
posts it on his web site.
To those who will believe anything a doctor says just because he/she is a doctor, I say refine your method