Dangers of Cow’s Milk and Mylk Alternative

When it comes to consuming cow’s milk, holistic nutritionists have proven that it’s unnatural to “breastfeed” from a cow, which is essentially what we’re doing when we add milk to our diets but yet sadly the stigma… “Being against cow milk is equated with being un-American,

” Truth is “Dairy is a tremendous mucus producer and a burden on the respiratory, digestive and immune systems.”

Danger of cow’s milk in the spiritual realm of self- illnesses lowers your vibrations, when you operate on low vibrations you are venerable to negative effects in the natural not only because of the slaughterhouse treatment of the animals but also of its truth nature xo~

Cow’s Milk Is Hard to Digest

Dairy is hard for humans to digest because many people stop producing the dairy-digesting enzyme, lactase, once they get past the breast-feeding stage.

Without the proper enzyme to digest a food, your body has a hard time processing it, which can weaken your digestive system over time. You may also experience painful digestive symptoms such as bloating, cramping, diarrhea, and persistent stomachaches.

Also, cow’s milk is pasteurized to remove potentially harmful bacteria so it is safe for human consumption. But along the way, pasteurization also destroys important digestive enzymes that help you digest dairy. 

This is why dairy has become such a prevalent food sensitivity, even if it does not elicit a true allergic response.

Hormones and Antibiotics

Another downside of consuming cow’s milk is the risk of ingesting growth hormones and antibiotics that are injected into cows on dairy farms. 

Growth hormones such as rBGH (the bovine growth hormone) are injected into cows to help them produce large quantities of milk rapidly, while antibiotics are used to help treat various infections cows encounter on farms.

Aside from this process being unnatural (and harmful to the well-being of the cow, but that’s another topic altogether), the hormones and antibiotics that are injected into the cow end up in the milk they produce. 

When we drink cow’s milk, we also ingest these growth hormones and antibiotics. The hormones and antibiotics then create toxicity in the body and increase the risk of endocrine disorders in humans.

In Canada, growth hormones aren’t allowed to be used in the production of cow’s milk. 

But at the time of writing this, the use of the bovine growth hormone (rBGH) is approved for use in milk production in the United States.

Cow’s Milk transferred to human is an Acidifying Food 

Cow’s milk falls under the umbrella of acidifying food – it has an acidic effect on the body because it leaches alkalizing minerals from your bones to be metabolized.

Our body strives to keep our blood at a pH balance of approximately 7.4 for optimal health. We don’t want our blood to become too acidic, otherwise we’re creating the perfect environment for illness and disease to flourish. 

So when we consume acidic foods, our body naturally buffers their acidifying effects with alkaline minerals that are stored in our body, such as our bones. This way, the food has less of a negative impact on our blood pH.

One of the alkalizing minerals our body uses to buffer acidic foods is calcium. 

Yes, that’s right: Cow’s milk, once thought to be the “holy grail” of dietary calcium, actually requires calcium to be leached from your bones to be metabolized. (We’ll go into more detail with cow’s milk and calcium in just a moment.)

Milk is Calorie Dense

Another downside to cow’s milk is that it’s high in calories. 

Now, a food isn’t necessarily bad if it contains a high number of calories. It’s the quality of the calories that counts. 

In the case of cow’s milk, the quality of nutrition isn’t quite up to par when it comes to caloric value, based on how it’s digested and absorbed in the body.

Cow’s milk contains approximately four times the amount of protein than human breast milk. Why? Because that’s how much protein calves require to grow into cows. 

Since calves grow into cows much quicker than infants grow into adults, their protein demand to build muscle and overall caloric requirements are much higher than that of humans.

Milk is Pro-Inflammatory

All animal fats, including the fats found in milk, contain a fatty acid called arachidonic acid. 

Arachidonic acid is a pro-inflammatory food, which means it promotes inflammation in the body by eliciting an immune response when ingested.

For optimal health, it’s best to avoid eating foods that cause inflammation. 

Why? Because inflammation is only intended to serve as a temporary defense mechanism towards healing an acute illness or infection by releasing immune cells. 

But since certain foods can create inflammation, they can also cause the immune system to be in a constant state of defense, which can lead to permanent organ damage.

This is yet another explanation why dairy does a body bad, and is best replaced with anti-inflammatory milk alternatives.

  • Hemp Mylk
  • Almond Mylk
  • NO! to Soy Milk
  • Cashew Mylk
  • Flax Mylk
  • Coconut Mylk
  • Brown or Black Rice Mylk
  • Pea Mylk

What to Avoid in Dairy Alternatives

I personally recommend making your own nut milk at home whenever possible to avoid the added sugar and preservatives that find their way into store bought milk alternatives. (It’s often much cheaper to make your own nut milk at home, too!)

But, if you do decide to purchase nut milk from the store, ideally avoid labels that contain:

  • Artificial flavors 
  • Artificial sweeteners 
  • Carrageenan (a polysaccharide that can cause inflammation in the digestive tract) 
  • Added sugar (such as cane sugar
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Now that you understand why one of my top nutrition tips is to replace cow’s milk with milk alternatives, you may want to try give plant-based milk alternatives a go in a plant-base dish

 I’m willing to bet that you will grow to love it xo~

by Seven Johnson

7LoveJohnson; Executive Creative Director / Organic & Natural Living, Balance Is True Beauty. Sharing Wealth Through Health and Wellness~ xo seven