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Several recent studies reveal drinking milk is more likely to cause osteoporosis. Far more concern is the fact that "liquid meat" contains hormones and carries diseases. The worst thing about mass produced dairy products is not the disease, but the torture for the cows involved.
Research reveals that dairy products are a major cause of our population being overweight.
Of course, with all food consumption moderation is necessary.
One 12oz glass of milk contains as much fat as 8 strips of bacon, "liquid meat"
Research for yourself....there is much more to this than I will write.
It is universally accepted, except for those financial groups that have a vested interest in meats, that the consumption of meat over a period of time triggers osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular problems, and even some cancers.
The reason is because of the meat's acidifying effects on the human body, which the body must neutralize by borrowing calcium from the bones, as well as trying to eliminate it through the tissues that surround our articulation, thereby causing undue stress to our cardiovascular functions.
Hence, milk aggravates osteoporosis because the calcium it contains does not benefit your bones. In fact, calcium supplementation is dependent on the relation of phosphorus/calcium in your diet. Many studies have shown that to maintain healthy bones, one must reduce the daily intake of proteins rather than simply increasing your calcium intake. Both actually is better.
In addition, the fat contained in homogenized milk passes through the small intestine villosity and lymphatic passage, without being digested, encouraging the accumulation of fat along the internal walls of our arteries and heart. This in fact, is the beginning of calcification or hardening of the arteries, angina, and eventual heart attacks.
Not only do we artificially boost milk production through hormones in our milk cows, but also feed them antibiotics which in turn is absorbed by consumers or the public at large. In addition, the pasteurization process, which consists of heating the milk to kill bacteria, massively destroys any vitamins and causes the de-naturalization of the amino acids which are indispensable in the construction of our cells.
We can consume milk; but on the condition that it is fresh and raw (non pasteurized), not homogenized, and obtained through biological agricultural means. The milk must be consumed in a reasonable time frame to retain the enzymes, and must never be taken with meat (including fish).
The Human Body has no more need for cow's milk than it does for dog's milk, horse's milk, or giraffe's milk."
-Michael Klaper, MD
Think about this for one second. Why do we drink milk at all? It is intended for a baby calf. Do we drink milk because there is real scientific proof that it is good for us, or is it merely the National Dairy Council, a propaganda machine dedicated to selling its product? Let's take a look. Human milk has 5% calories as protein, and human babies double their birth weight in 180 days. The percentage of protein in cow's milk is three times as high, 15%. Calves double their birth weight in only 47 days. Cow's milk has enough fat to turn a 45 pound calf into a 400 pound cow. Milk, or as John McDougall, MD, calls it, "liquid meat," is very high in protein, fat, and cholesterol, yet contains no fiber and is low in carbohydrates. Here is a brief list of the disorders caused by the consumption of cow's milk and dairy by human beings:
Crohn's disease, canker sores, vomiting, colic, stomach cramps, abdominal distention, intestinal obstruction, bloody stools, colitis, mal-absorption, loss of appetite, growth retardation, diarrhea, constipation, painful defecation, irritation of tongue, lips, and mouth. -Respiratory- nasal stuffiness, runny nose, otidis media (inner ear trouble), sinusitis, asthma, pulmonary infiltrates. "Skin- rashes, atopic dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea, hives. Irritability, restlessness, hyperactivity, headache, lethargy, fatigue, allergic-tension fatigue syndrome, muscle pain, mental depression, enuresis (bed wetting) Heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, abnormal blood clotting, IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA, anaphylatic shock and death, sudden infant death syndrome (crib or cot death).
What About Calcium? This will be shocking to you, because it goes against years of conditioning by advertising and Doctors who knew nothing about nutrition. Due to the high protein content of milk, there is a net loss of calcium in the body when consumed. Even studies paid for by the National Dairy Council have shown that the excessive protein in milk lowers blood calcium levels, causing the body to draw on calcium from the bones. All of the propaganda about drinking milk to prevent osteoporosis is completely inaccurate. Milk actually helps cause the condition.
What about Vitamin D? The Dairy Industry has added supplemental Vitamin D to milk, supposedly to protect people from developing rickets. Rickets is a disorder characterized by painful and deformed bones. This disease is common in places where there is limited exposure to sunlight. To begin with, vitamin D is actually NOT a Vitamin because the body can and does synthesize all that it needs. Vitamin D is really a hormone synthesized by the action of SUNLIGHT on plant sterols found in our skin. Our body levels of Vitamin D are only slightly affected by dietary sources such as milk fortified with Vitamin D and Vitamin pills. Because Vitamin D is fat-soluble, this hormone can be stored in our body fat for long periods of time. Therefore, INTERMITTENT EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT IS ADEQUATE...our minimum requirement for sunlight is small and easily met by most people in their daily activities.
Bovine Growth Hormone has caused an international uproar from the United Nations, to physicians and even the justice system. Currently the FDA does not allow any company in America to label this hormone or if the milks is free of it. The FDA is in bed with a huge multi-national corporation called Monsanto, who is leading the charge in genetically modified foods while hiding it from the public. Corporate-owned factories where cows are warehoused in huge sheds and treated like milk machines have replaced most small family farms. With genetic manipulation and intensive production technologies, it is common for modern dairy cows to produce 100 pounds of milk a day? 10 times more than they would produce in nature. To keep milk production as high as possible, farmers artificially inseminate cows every year. Growth hormones and unnatural milking schedules cause dairy cows' udders to become painful and so heavy that they sometimes drag on the ground, resulting in frequent infections and overuse of antibiotics. Cows -- like all mammals -- make milk to feed their own babies -- not humans.
Originally posted by CavemanDD
I just try not to eat something that I think has incurred some sort of suffering (and remember guys.. for you meditators.. your mind-set affects your chakras affects your body)..