Milk, it does the body good – or does it? Read below to find out.
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I’ve grown up always having a battle with milk. When all my friends at sleepovers would wake up and drown their cereals in milk, they would then look over at me in straight confusion as I choked back my bone dry cereal. Or when my grandmother would make homemade ice cream and my family would all just be drooling with anticipation, I would be in the corner silently gagging and praying she had cookies hidden somewhere for me. My favorite milk experience though, is when I got older and thought I could eat milk products like anyone else. So my other grandmother got me some of those little bite size, popable ice-cream’s called DIBS ( I think I am remembering that right) and I was eating them in the back seat of her brand new car. My sister was in the front and she turned around to say something to me and immediately turned back around because she saw the look on my face. I threw up all of those milky, partially digested ice cream bites all over the back of my grandmother’s car.
Needless to say, milk and I are not friends.
Many people like to mock those who claim to be lactose intolerant. Hey, that’s fine – mock away. Truth be told, we actually are ALL lactose intolerant. I bet you didn’t see that coming. As far back as you can go in history, it’s been proven that human beings actually weren’t meant to consume the milk of any animal. The milk animals provide is meant for their offspring and their offspring only. The same goes for breastfeeding women. That milk is meant for their offspring; not for animals. In some way or another, we all have some sort of intolerance when it comes to milk. It just so happens to have become more prevalent in the past 60 years. I have a few ideas that may explain why:
Ever heard of Utter Pumps?
That’s uncomfortable to type, let alone read or say out loud. Anyway… have you ever been to a dairy farm? No? Well, let me give you just a little insight into life on a dairy farm. You may be like the majority of the world and have been blinded by dairy farm marketing imagery. You know what I am talking about. That milk bottle that has lush green, grassy fields and a momma cow with her baby in the background, just roaming along and living life. That my friends is a JOKE. What is the REAL image that should be on that milk bottle? Just one word: DISGUSTING.
Dairy farmers aren’t like they were in the good ol’ days. The farmer pulling up his tiny wooden stool and patting ol’ Bessy on her side and saying, “Got anything good for me today, girl?”, before he begins milking. No. There are no straw hats, wooden stools and lovable pats in today’s dairy farms. It’s actually nothing short of sad and repulsive. A large machine with utter pump tubes are suctioned onto the cows utters and they forcefully pull and yank and pump for hours upon hours. The majority of these cows have bleeding utters that are not only bloody, but leaking infection and puss. Gross, right? This is occurring because the utters are being handled so poorly and so often, that they never get a chance to heal. And just where do you think that infection and puss goes?
I’ll give you a hint: there hasn’t been a puss and infection filtration system built yet. I’ll let you ponder on that one. Antibiotics and hormones have been added into cow and other animal milk overtime. For more unnecessary reasons than I have time to really explain. But those hormones and antibiotics are flooding the cows system and then in turn, flood your system. It comes full circle.
The next time you decide to pour yourself a glass of milk because you have been brain washed to think it’s the only way you can get calcium, I urge you to reconsider. Give almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk or even soy milk a chance. They are all much easier for our bodies to properly digest and taste just as good, if not better!