This isn’t gonna be one of those rants about how bad cow’s milk is supposed to be. It’s just a little info to get you thinking about both sides of the issue. If you choose to eat dairy products regularly then that is your personal choice. The priority should be eating a diet of roughly 70% alkaline foods every day to help feed your body the true nutrition it needs to fight disease.
Antibiotics- Routinely added to the feed of cows. This comes through in the milk and meat that is consumed. This can upset the natural balance of intestinal flora in the body.
Congestion- Dairy products are mucous-producing and commonly involved in many instances of allergies, sinus congestion’s, post-nasal drip, bronchial congestion and lung congestion.
Prostate Cancer- Milk and cheese are specifically identified (along with meat and eggs) as risk factors for prostate cancer. Prostate problems are very widespread in men over 40 years of age, increasing in probability with age.
High Pesticide Residue- Dairy products have high pesticide residues, 6 times higher than the average of non animal food products.
Uterine Fibroids- Consistently eating dairy products has been strongly linked to disorders of the female reproductive system, including ovarian tumors/cysts, vaginal infections and uterine fibroids.
Osteoporosis- High concentration of protein causes urinary excretion of calcium. This calcium loss promotes osteoporosis, a disease of thinning bones very commonly found in older people.
Lactose Intolerance- Condition of not having the digestive enzyme “lactase” which digests milk sugar. It can cause headaches, gas, abdominal pain or cramps. It disrupts the lives of 5% – 10% of Caucasian adults, 70% of black adults, both in America and Africa and many Asian adults.
Fat content of dairy products is saturated fat. Saturated fat MAY contribute to heart disease, which kills 40% of Americans and strokes, which kill 10% of Americans. Saturated animal fat consumption is also possibly linked to many forms of cancer.
Dairy products contain no fiber which can potentially contribute to constipation, hemorrhoids and colon cancer.
Antibodies in cows’ milk causes colic in babies. This can happen even if the baby is breast-fed and the mother consumes dairy products.
Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com