Organic Milk only in very small amounts and only if its because you like the taste or need it for baking but not for nutritional purposes - - (cows milk is filled with puss, mucus and blood and is not fit or needed for human consumption nutritionally - after breast milk as a baby it's all you need of it)
The problem with milk is that we seem to think milk is good for us?
Milk is a great starter food for infants for many reasons not least that its easy for the parent to produce,thats where the benefits end im afraid.
We are taught that milk is good for us as it contains calcium and makes bones strong,problem is milk is also loaded with protein which blocks absorbsion of calcium,milk is useles as a source of calcium and the predominant protein that exists in milk is commonly called casein,casein is a binding agent and it's the casein in milk which causes the mucus build ups that om was talking about in his earlier post, these mucus build ups occur all around the body from your saliva and other liquids to forming between tissue membranes and in joints and more potentially damaging within your liver and so on.
we have no more right to drink cows milk than we do to drink dogs milk,same thing?
I think oms got it about right and i'd gladly let him do my food shopping anytime,any of the foods listed by om are perfect but i would add a note of caution with the flax seed as it's been shown high consumption of flax seed could be responsible for prostate cancer in men ,saying that though it is a great source of omega 3.
Milk in general are quite nutritious, of course others species milk is not optimized for human consumption, but we share many biological traits.
Cow milk do have some drawbacks, but the beneficial side is larger than the drawback. Drinking 1 or 2 glasses have a net plus for the body.
I don't know why you think cow milk is filled with puss and blood, that would seem strange, and even if they were the milk is cleaned through several processes.
Milk have been vital for many societies in thousands of year, the milk could have been from an ox, yak, buffalo, sheep, cow, camels or goat. It has provided much needed nutrition in harsh living conditions. It is a symbiotic bond, the animal is cared for and the humans drink the milk.
The biggest problem may be ethical concerns regarding milk from cows in industrialized countries, the living conditions of the dairy cows may be bad, or that the bulls are killed as they are of little use. Other problems is the use of hormones, and possibly pesticides. But there is always organic or raw milk, but there is still some potential problems with that.
There is also lactose intolerance, but that is a problem of the individual.
I think it's situational, there are many factors regarding milk in the diet, I think the most important is if one lives in a rich country with plenty of food or a society where it has a special use.
Tom mentions unsweetened soymilk, that could be a great alternative.
"[...] For dinner I will eat perhaps 2 or 3 Wasa (oats) crackers and drink some more soymilk and maybe a few more grapes."
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Specialis Sapienta, et al
I am compelled to offer this information to you and anyone else who feels that Milk is a viable and nutritious food to be consumed on a regular interval.
Numerous research studies have documented the bad effects already. Be that as it may, Dairy farming is a Multi-Billion dollar Government Subsidized industry that launches advertising with celebrities proclaiming, Got Milk! etc trying to convince people that we can't live without Milk. Hmmmm. Dieticians, Doctors ect claim you need milk, "it is the best source of calcium, where else will you get it?" I actually had a doctor say this to me not to long ago to my absolute astonishment of his ignorance regarding nutrition. Schools and Hospitals include them with every meal subsidized by the government.
Do I hear registers ringing $$$$....
Whites are the largest race of people who drink milk, yet the majority of the human population on earth does not drink milk because it is not tolerable in the digestion system. Once we leave the toddler stage we no longer have the ability to digest or use human milk in the body at a profitable level let alone other species milk.
Our ancestors were hunter gatherers and their diet was milk free, they had bigger and stronger bones and no evidence of osteoporosis, ever. This is going back say 100,000 years so our genes are the same. Yet we are told to drink milk for healthy bones? They didn't?
Studies have showed that people who drank Milk for their calcium compared to those who drank little to no milk had more broken bones and twice the hip fracture rate and milk has been linked to asthma, allergies among many other things.
Cows are forced to produce 20x more milk now than they did 50 years ago with the introduction of growth hormones
Lactating mammals release toxins through their milk including pesticides, antibiotics, chemicals and hormones and Cows milk does have blood in it. Health Inspectors check that is stays below certain levels. The USDA allows milk to contain about 1 million white blood cells per milliliter (white blood cells are pus when not in your body) on top of that Inspectors only test for a small fraction of the approx 50-100 possible drugs found in dairy cows.
Milk is loaded with less than needed items, it is highly processed and this ruins the calcium content and the casein (as wayno mentioned
) prevents proper absorption.
Fruit, Green leafy veggies, raw nuts and seeds and a balanced diet will give you all the calcium the body requires.
As far as cheese, yogurt etc these are processed differently and are easier to digest. Just buy a very good quality product when doing so free of chemicals, hormones, etc
Nothing wrong with Organic eggs either. Organic soy or rice Milk, I guess they are ok.
My kids use organic milk for their buckwheat pancake mix.
Personal note, I used to drink a lot of milk as a kid. I would come home from playing sports and guzzle down tons of it, tasted great. In my opinion there is an addictive quality to it, eat some cake, have a cookie and your body wants/needs that milk!
I would not drink milk, but if you are going to drink and/or use it only buy organic
milk and consume it as a very very small portion of your overall diet.
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