As a child, we are taught and brainwashed to think (Mother’s especially, who are only being influenced by the media) that we need milk because it is healthy; it promotes strong, healthy bones and prevents osteoporosis. We hear it almost everywhere: the media, magazines, books, movies, commercials, doctors, parents, teachers, nurses, family members, and friends. They’re all trapped into the Dairy Industry Lie: milk is great for bone strength and to prevent osteoporosis. Actually, milk weakens your bones. Not surprising to me, though.
an animal. “Okay, so what am I trying to say”, you may ask? Cows are being mistreated in a very bad way. The conditions in the factory farms are disgusting and very disturbing. Unfortunately, cows don’t live a happy life. The poor cows are being pumped with antibiotics, hormones, dirty bacteria and other toxic chemicals to help keep them alive in their disgusting factory farms. Otherwise, if they didn’t have all these drugs in them, sadly they’d die immediately because the conditions are so poor, dirty and gross. Cows aren’t even treated in a humane way. They are being treated like dirt. They don’t even feed them the right food. So technically, the milk you’re drinking isn’t from a happy, healthy animal. This is a very serious post, people.
While the animals are alive, they experience stress, fear and pain that cause diseases in their bodies. Yes, just like humans. Stress is the number one cause of disease. So, all that goes into your milk, AND your body! Animals have feelings too, you know. In order to be a being, you must have a heart, a digestive system, eyes, mouth, taste, senses, feelings – and animals have just that. Plants, however, do not have a digestive system, a heart, feelings – so it’s okay to eat plants. You see what I’m trying to say.
Now on the other hand, animals aren’t “just animals”. No. They are more then that. Animals have their own personality, and they’re just like one of us… in a furry form, though. Just give them their respect, and they’ll respect you back. Talk about their own personality. Anyway, hopefully you get what I’m trying to say here. The hormones in the milk can lead to early puberty in kids. Ever wonder why kids are growing up and developing so fast? Maybe it’s the hormones presented not just in dairy, but in meat, too (it’s the foods that they eat, of course! it’s NO good on the body! and it shows from the inside and out!). I definitely do not want the sadness, pain, drugs and all the agony that animals went threw in my food and in my milk. Would you like that in your milk? All that affects with your mood, the way you think AND act. Eating and using animals as a resource to live life is not meant for human survival at all!
the pus presented in cow milk is the reason why most people get cysts, swollen and enlarged lymph glands. have you ever noticed a bump on someone’s body? unfortunately, my mother has one on her wrist, and has pus in her lymph glands (in her throat). that’s called a cysts. the cysts is usually filled with a white coloured cream (eww… all the diary milk that you consumed in your life. it’s catching up to you now by popping out of nowhere!), and is very painful to remove. Thank goodness I don’t have one.
You’re probably a witness of hearing, or being told that milk is great for building strong bones. Maybe because of the protein and calcium it contains. Okay, but maybe you didn’t know that it’s a myth that milk will give you strong bones. Like I said above, milk actually weakens your bones
rather then strengthening them. If you drank dairy milk from the day you were born up until your an adult, then over time, your bones will slowly weaken, leading up to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition in which your bones become weak and break easily. No, osteoporosis isn’t caused by the lack of milk you drink. It’s caused by the EXCESSIVE AMOUNT of milk and dairy you eat and drink. Your bones will only get thinner and thinner. By the time you know it, sadly you’ve got osteoporosis that could’ve been easily avoided.
It’s no surprise that milk causes all sorts of serious health problems. From cancer, to diabetes, to kidney stones, to osteoporosis (which we already established), to enlarged lymph glands and pus, to weight gain – oh boy. The list goes on and on. Extra protein is no good; as it can cause kidney problems in adults, as well! I’m not joking, people. This is serious stuff. It’s funny because there’s NUMEROUS of studies that show and prove that milk IS the cause to osteoporosis, many serious health problems, and it does not protect against bone strength. You can’t beat the facts. If you were to do a Google search on the dangers of drinking cow milk, you’ll discover the TRUE FACTS, and its ugly, dark secret about dairy milk.
Okay, so even if you don’t care that the cows were treated like dirt, I would at least hope that you care about your own body (and your health). If your attitude is not for the cows – then at least do it for the sake of YOUR HEALTH and your FAMILY’S HEALTH! If you want to learn more about the TRUE FACTS about milk and what it does to your body, I highly suggest reading The China Study. Its a great book.
So, the question is: why do we (humans) drink milk anyways? Mainly for vitamin D, calcium and protein, right?
Vitamin D: We should really only get this from the sun. And no, the sun does not cause cancer! That’s another myth right there. Expose your skin to the beautiful sun! Don’t be afraid. The sun wasn’t put here on earth to give people cancer.
Calcium: Milk is very acidic (disease can only live in a body that is at an acidic state), and our bodies require an alkaline environment (disease cannot live in a alkalized body). We actually stop the acidity with calcium. Our bodies can’t absorb calcium from milk anyways, so our bodies have to LEECH CALCIUM FROM OUR BONES! Which means, over time, milk will thin your bones. It doesn’t strengthen them! It will only get thinner and thinner and thinner! I’m not trying to scare you (If I am, oh well) but these are true, real facts that I believe everyone should know about.
So, now you’re probably wondering, “where do you get your calcium from, since you don’t get it from animal products”? Well, calcium is naturally found in broccoli, kale, other greens and plant foods. The calcium found in those foods are very-absorbable, and will strengthen your bones.
Proteins: This is the famous one. It seems as if this is carnivore’s favorite question to ask vegans, “where do you get your proteins”. This question actually makes me laugh every time. I find this question very hilarious because there are numerous of resources where us vegans get our proteins from. We get them from kale, spinach, other greens, brown rice, beans, hemp seeds (they are a complete protein, by the way!), peanut butter, bananas, other fruits – the list goes on and on.
Have you ever heard of protein deficiency? Maybe not because it rarely develops as a severe condition. It’s not as serious as vitamin deficiencies, though. It’s known as the “Protein Myth”. The truth is, we don’t need protein to survive. If you don’t exercise, then you don’t really need to worry about eating proteins. We especially don’t need ANY source of protein that comes from animals. We do, however, need good protein. And by good protein, I mean protein that comes naturally from fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. We need those good proteins, just like we need those good fats. It’s a comparison that makes perfect sense. Can you dig it?
But you don’t have to worry about this whole protein stuff unless of course, you’re a bodybuilder and exercise and want muscles, which in that case, I recommend getting your proteins naturally from tofu, hemp seeds, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Plants are the number one source for protein. You bet you heard me right. There are so many natural foods from Mother Nature that are great in calcium. Take a look at the picture below.
Milk was never intended for human consumption, in the first place. Any milk that comes from an animal is simply not healthy! Okay, just think about it: WHY ARE WE (HUMANS) DRINKING THE MILK OF ANOTHER SPECIES? Do you see dogs suckling milk from a pig or a horse’s tit? No, because that would be wrong for one, and that wouldn’t make any sense now would it? See my point? Allow yourself to be open-minded to the truth, and nothing but the truth!
5 It’s impossible (nobody was and isn’t able to do it) to chug down aallon of cow milk within an hour. Your body won’t be able to digest it. Instead, you’ll throw it right up. I never tried this stupid idea, but I’ve heard/read/learned/seen that it’s impossible to chug down milk without it coming back up. Talk about barfing. Everyone who tried doing it, they always throw up.
6 Meat and dairy cause cancer! Watch this video if you don’t believe me.
I also suggest watching documentaries such as Food, Inc and Earthlings. Of course, there are so much more great documentaries that you can watch, but I suggest watching those two documentaires (as linked above).
Stay tuned for a Banana Coconut Poppy Seed Ice Cream Pie Recipe!