Cows Milk… great for a baby cow, does it benefit us?

    Milk was the first food introduced to us, we associate it with nourishment, comfort, love and innocence. Although, a mother’s milk is very different from cow’s milk, here is why:

    -Cow’s milk has roughly 3 times more protein and almost 4 times more calcium than human milk. These protein molecules are very large. Rightfully so, they are meant to support the growth and development of calves. 

    – The ratio of calcium to phosphorous should be 2:1 to provide a good source of calcium. Cow’s milk ratio is 1.27:1. This is not the correct ratio for proper absorption.

    – The concentration of sugars in the milk can affect mineral balance. The enzyme lactase that is needed to absorb the milk sugar is lost in approximately 70% of humans past the age of 5.

    – Over-consumption of dairy has been associated with allergies, asthma, strep throat, tonsillitis, ear infections, acne and obesity to name a few. This would suggest that the organs of elimination are stressed.

    Statistically in our western society, we have the highest rate of cow’s milk drinkers and one of the highest rates of osteoporosis.  Go figure.

     

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    1. One thing in all the statistics gathered on this continent that must be considered is that all of our milk is highly processed so any nutritional or health benefit is taken out of it. The reason milk was starting to be processed is it supposedly ’caused’ all these diseases in the 20s in children who were only.fed.milk. That was it, not just infants, but children up to 5. Completely ignoring that even breast fed children of that age don’t survive solely healthily on human milk alone. Those cows were also only fed the mash from a whiskey mill and other byproducts not fit for consumption but cheap feed for cattle.
      I would love to be able to buy raw milk, but it’s illegal in Canada, and for untrue, stretched out, dairy lobbyist reasons. I don’t believe those statistics quoted would be the same if our milk was raw.

      • Yes, I do agree with the raw milk, (it is said to contain an enzyme that splits the calcium from phosphorus) however, due to the poor living conditions of the animals in some of these high yield producers it is quite possibly necessary. Lack of the enzyme, lactase that is needed to digest the lactose in cow’s milk results in malabsorption of the calcium along with other digestive problems. Interestingly, humans are the only living beings that drink milk in adulthood. Fermented milk on the other hand, can have some good benefits provided it is good quality and sugarless. I really have only briefly just touched on a few of the many problems associated with consuming cow’s milk. I could truly blog for a week or more on this leading allergen. Maybe I should?

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