Did you ever stop to consider why, in a heavy milk consuming western society, why osteoporosis is so incredibly common?
I think the milk myth and the lies we have been sold and told are appalling.
What's in a glass of cow's milk? You may be expecting to hear something to the tune of calcium, vitamins A and D, protein, and some other nutrients that we think are beneficial to the body. Well, a glass of milk also contains acidic animal protein that leeches calcium from the bones, pus cells, bovine growth hormone, faeces, antibiotics, and a whole lot of unnecessary fat, cholesterol and calories — all of which create a terrible imbalance in the body.
We are the only species of mammal that drink milk after infancy, and definitely the only species that drinks another species' milk. Cow's milk is not designed for human consumption, it is to convert 50kg newly born calves to 500kgs by the time they are weaned. Why is it that humans feel the need to continue drinking milk after they are weaned from breast milk?
Milk has been consumed for thousands of years but through hunger and starvation but how did it become promoted for daily consumption? We can trace big dairy’s roots back to World War I, when the US government created a huge demand for powdered and canned milk to send overseas to soldiers. By the time the war inevitably ended, many farmers had abandoned other crop production and invested everything they had into the dairy industry and now they had a huge surplus. Even after pushing it on schools, the military, and other countries (as “aid”), most of the nation’s unwanted milk sat rotting in massive underground storage facilities.
The problem was so big that the U.S. government started buying up America’s unwanted cow’s milk and and this kept the dairy farmers producing it at the same rate as the USDA kept buying it and stockpiling it.
The USDA, the same agency in charge of Americas nutritional guidelines, is also in charge of a multibillion-dollar advertising campaign designed to push cow’s milk, cheese stuffed pizzas, ice cream and other dairy products onto the public.
It became an ingredient in so many things, even some types of potato chips and tomato sauce, contain milk. Because the same legislation that’s responsible for the promotion of dairy “products” is also in charge of creating shady new ways to get the public to consume them. They also formed partnerships with corporations like McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Domino’s to create dairy-heavy menu items.
And still the advertising goes on. In 2015 the UK dairy industry spent 137.1 million pounds on advertising dairy products and the USA spent 7.43 BILLION dollars in 2019. Much of advertising is focused at children and young teens to convert them into dairy consumers for life.
But why is it so bad? Human milk is very different in composition from cow's milk or goat's milk or any other
Cow’s milk contains on average about three times the amount of protein than human milk does, which creates metabolic disturbances in humans that have detrimental bone health consequences. How is this possible when a glass of milk is touted to have 300 mg of calcium? That's supposed to be beneficial for our bones and growth, right? Shockingly, the answer is a resounding no. Over time, a flawed belief that humans are required to consume three glasses of milk daily to sustain bone health and strength created the milk myth. And now, the supposed "truths" about milk we were all taught to believe are being debunked by studies published in reputable scientific journals.
Milk has become a cultural phenomenon and advertising sensationalize it. Many recent scientific studies are now showing a variety of detrimental effects that are directly linked to milk consumption. Undoubtedly, the biggest irony is that milk is thought to increase calcium loss from our bones resulting in osteoporosis. How? When humans consume any type of animal-derived, protein-rich foods, including milk, the pH in our bodies become acidified, and this sets off a biological reaction. Calcium actually neutralizes acid in our body, and most of the calcium is stored in our bones. When acidified animal protein is ingested, the calcium from our bones is drawn out to neutralize the effects of the toxic animal protein. After the calcium does its job cleaning up the mess, it is then excreted through the kidneys via urine, thus leading to a calcium deficit.