I’m risking angry bloganista milk-believers comments, and adding my voice to the “Milk is bad” chorus. I’ve been vegan for six months—no dairy products (no chocolate or creamy frothy lattes, etc.).
Since eliminating milk:
- My asthma has disappeared
- I’ve not had a single pimple poking from my chin
- And there’s string of other health complaints that I won’t bore you with that are now gone
So … for a while I’ve said to people, I think milk is bad for you.They always respond, “What?! You need milk for calcium. If you don’t drink milk, your bones will crumble, you’ll be a pile of ash before you hit fifty!”I usually, responded, “A cabbage has more calcium and iron than a glass of milk.” But now, I have found some good sources to back me up.
So, my fellow blogging females, here are some good reasons to find alternatives to milk:
1. It gives you a snotty nose. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, cow’s milk is the number one cause of food allergies in children.
2. You’re drinking pus. Dairy cows are milked so often their poor udders develop open wounds. That blood and pus is part of the milk you drink. The dairy industry term for measuring the pus content in milk is “somatic cell count.”
3. It gives you pimples. The fat, animal protein, sugar, and hormones in milk can irritate the skin. My eczema and acne have disappeared since crossing milk off my shopping list.
4. It contains rat poison, or Vitamin D-3. This vitamin is advertised helping your to absorb calcium. In fact it does the opposite.
5. It makes you fart. Dairy cows are bred nowadays with hormones pumped into them for abnormally large udders. The milk is also pasteurized removing natural enzymes that would help with digesting the substance. The result? It’s awfully hard for our little tummies to process this milk, and the result is a flatulency.
6. It may even cause osteoporosis, thanks to the high-protein content, which leaches calcium from your bones! (Exactly the opposite of what dairy industries advertise!)
(Most of these links come from PETA. They have alternative motives for us not drinking milk, but their argument is very compelling …)
There’s the other side of the coin. For instance, here’s a Web site called WhyMilk. I find their argument very superficial and skin-deep …
So I put it to you, my well-read and research-savvy sisters. Yay or nay for milk?