Dairy food is one of the most common and popular foods inmodern diet, from milk, to cream, ice cream, cheese, butter, and yogurt.
And a lot of people are eating these foods believing that it's good for their “health”.
But in fact, overconsumption of dairy food is one of the maincauses of various health problems.
Allergies and auto-immune disorder
Human body recognizes protein in dairy as foreign substance,since they do not belong to our body (obviously)
Then the body's immune system starts to attack them, causing various allergic symptoms, and eventually autoimmune disorder.
Also, dairy food clogs lymph channel, especially around lungs and colon, since the proteins in dairy product are too big to be
absorbed completely into our body system, which also causesallergic reaction.
Some protein in dairy foods are proven to stimulate excess mucous production, and they accumulate inand around organs (as well as other parts of our body).
Also note that more than 80% of non-white are said to be lactose-intolerance.
Even among white, about 20% cannot digest dairy.
So called "unknown allergic symptoms" or "auto-immune disorder" could be caused by this lacto-intolerence which you may not know that you have.
All these result in various allergic symptoms from sneezing,running nose, sinus congestion, coughing, hay fever, to skin
problems, asthma, arthritis, celiac disease, and even hearing difficulty and more!
* Ear infections
Some statistics have shown that just by discontinueing dairy foods alone can significantly relieve ear infections.
Cholesterol and saturated fat
This is a well known fact that dairy foods are high in cholesteroland saturated fat, which can increase the risk of heart/coronary diseases suchas heart attack, arterial sclerosis or atherosclerosis, stroke, cardiac infarct.
Yes, yogurt included.
Dairy foods affects all organs and systems
One of the most affected organs by over-/regular consumption of dairyproduct, especially cheese and ice cream, is lungs.
Dairy is high in fat, and mucus-producing, and overtime those fatand mucus accumulate in and around lungs.
This could cause difficulty of breathing, and eventually coulddevelop to tumor, and even cancer.
People who developped lung cancers even though they are non smoker are very likely to have eaten lots of dairy foods in their lives.
Dairy foods are all inflamation causing, and one of the main causes for Asthma, which is an inflammatory condition of airways in the respiratory system.
* Swedish study shows that higher consumption of milk increasesthe risk of lung cancer, both smokers and nonsmokers.
* recent study suggests that a type of protein in milk stimulatesmucus gland to produce mucus deposit in lungs and intestines.
2 Hormone imbalance and reproductive organs
Milk contains lots of growth hormone--- to grow baby cows, ofcourse--, and overconsumption of dairy causes hormone-
Also, because it’s a product of the mammary gland, it primarilyaffects human glands, especially reproductive organs.
The most commonly affected are ;
Breast, uterus, ovaries, prostate, thyroid, nasal cavities, pituitarygland, the cochlea in the ear, and the cerebral area surrounding
the mid brain.
Excess estrogen in the system is considered to be one of the main causes for hormone imbalance, from early menstruation in girls
to breast cancer.
Average Americans take about 60 to 80% of estorgen from dairy foods. (not tofu!)
*Growth hormone and cancer
A type of protein growth hormone rich in dairy called IGF-1, sends a signal to the brain, "grow".
It basically stimulates the growth of skin, hair, nails and all the cells. (sounds great!)
but the problem is, it also promotes the growth of cancer cells.
Another organ that dairy foods can weaken is kidneys.
Study shows that children who were bottle-fed are more likely todevelop kidney failure in later life than breast-fed children.
Other study also suggests that protein in milk increase the risk ofvarious kidney diseases.
A certain protein in dairy is similar, almost identical to cells found in pancreas.
Since the body recognizes dairy protein as foreign substances and attack them as a defence mchanism, the body eventually starts to attack the cells of pancreas , and overtime, damages the ability of pancreas to release insulin.
Studies have shown that 3 glasses of milk increase the risk of diabetes by 5 times.
5 Other common problems :
vaginal discharge, ovarian cysts, fibrosis, uterine cancer, ovariancancer, and prostate cancers.
Calcium? ---- "great in the lab, not so much inside the body"
Mineral, calicium deficiency
True milk itself contains lots of calcium.
But also very high in protein and fat.
Once inside the body, these excess protein and fat produces lotsof acids.
In order to maintain the healthy alkaline state (pH 7.4), our body needs to use minerals stored in our body,
such as calcium in bones and teeth, to neutralize the acidic condition caused by excess dairy consumption.
So the end result of over-/regular consumption, in fact, causes mineral-calcium deficiency!
In Norway and USA, for example, one of the biggest dairyconsuming countries, have the highest rate of osteoporosis.
Asian and other non-dairy consuming societies have had fewcases of the disease or almost non-existent, UNTIL.....they started
to drink milk!
* Some vegetables, especially dark leafy greens and seavegetables, have more calcium than milk and easier to digest in
our body.(without depleting minerals!)
Then how to get enough calcium?
Kale, for example, sontains more calcium than milk, and does not deplete it in metabolism.
below is some other example of plant based calcium sources.
Mustard greens 150mg
Daikon top 260mg
Sesame seeds 630mg
Kombu seaweed 600mg
Wakame seaweed 700mg
Reconsidering "Dairy is healthy" myth
When you stop and think, isn't it a bit strange that human-beings isthe only animal that continues to consume milk even after we
Also it's only us that drink (and eat) other animal's milk!
Is this really natural???
Is it necessary to "steal" other animals' baby food?
* by the way, it's a common practice to take baby cows away from their mothers so the mother cows can produce milk just for human being!
As you see, dairy foods are not "healthy" food despite the common belief. (Kudo to dairy industry!)
One more time, let me say this loud and clear.
"Dairy is not good for your health!"
If I'm asked what is the one single food to give up to improve your health, I'd say, without hesitation, dairy. (followed by sugar)
Eating dairy food in moderation and infrequently may not be a big problem for some people.
But it’s better to avoid regular, overconsumption for your health.
Save them for special occasion. Think it as having a little share of cow's babies.
Yes, yogurt included.
And if you ever consume dairy foods, choose high quality ones.
Organic or grass-fed, from small local farms, instead of hormone-antibiotics- pesticide laden, mass produced, inhumanely grown ones.
And again, in moderation and infrequently.
But if you are experiencing any of these health issues mentioned in this article, or so called "unknown diseases", I would strongly recommend that you stop eating them right now, at least for a while, and see how it feels.
Still skeptical? Not convinced?
Well, seeing is believing, experiment yourself.
Try "No dairy diet" for 3 weeks, and see how it feels : )
Almost all the people who tried this reported some positive experiences!