Time for my milk speech:
Milk is created by modified sweat glands. They filter fat, protein, and blood sugar out of the circulating blood and provide it to the infant mammal.
Cow's milk is designed to feed calves and put weight on them in short order. It's substantially different in composition from human milk, which I
presume most of you would be grossed out to drink after a certain age...
Your commercial milk supply is sourced from hundreds of different cows and even numerous farms, put together in a tanker truck, 'pasteurized' which
means sorta, kinda, heated up enough to kill some amount of the germs in it but not all, and then put onto the shelves. If even one of those cows in
one of those farms was sick, those germs plus a load of pus cells are going to be in your milk. There's a reason there's such a thing as
'ultra-pasteurized' milk; that's the stuff that's truly sterile but it tastes boiled and people don't like it much.
There's also another issue: there's a disease in dairy cattle that causes ulcerations in the intestines; there's a disease, now endemic but we
don't know how badly because it's not one of the 'reportable' diseases, in people called Crohn's disease. Turns out Crohn's and Johannes'
disease, the one in dairy cattle, could possibly be caused by the same factors (here's a link to more info, there's a lot more out there)
Crohn's is a devastating illness striking mostly young adults and was almost unheard of 30 years ago. Now, it's common. It's considered incurable
although there are a lot of ways to try to treat it or subdue the symptoms.
The dairy industry has tried mightily to keep this information quiet; along with mad cow possibly being in global beef supplies and 'possibly' being
one of the forms of dementia/Alzheimer's we're seeing now, if the truth, or even the possibility really got out, the dairy and beef industries would
I have Crohn's, I've had surgery numerous times for it and it's turned my lower abdomen into a mess of scar tissue (and missing parts) and I don't
drink milk anymore (the very idea is disgusting, at this point) and I find I simply don't need or miss it. On the rare occasion I feel like cereal,
rice or almond milk works wonders.
So, enjoy your modified cow sweat gland excretions, or not...