Dairy is dangerous. It is filled with hormones, fat, cholesterol, herbicides, pesticides, dioxins, antibiotics, bacteria, viruses, feces, pus, and blood, to mention a few. Each one of these substances lead to very unattractive side effects like cancer, obesity, bacterial infection, diabetes… the list could go on. The point is, it’s not healthy for humans to consume.
Clearly, I have been off of dairy for many years now, and will continue to stay clear of as many dairy products as I can. I find in myself that consuming an ice cream, cheeses, or a glass of milk lead to acne, upset stomach, and excess body weight, so for me it was an easy choice to try something different.
They may be beautiful animals when kept in range conditions, in large pastures, and fed proper foods, but when they are stuffed into an over-capacity barn and hooked up to milk sucking machines on a rotation schedule while being fed hormones to increase output of abnormal quantities, they are not as cute anymore.
Studies have proven that there are many diseases that come from, or are linked to dairy proteins: “Loss of appetite, growth retardation. Upper Gastrointestinal: Canker sores (aphthous stomatitis), irritation of tongue, lips and mouth, tonsil enlargement, vomiting, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), Sandifer’s syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, colic, stomach cramps, abdominal distention, intestinal obstruction, type-1 diabetes. Lower Gastrointestinal: Bloody stools, colitis, malabsorption, diarrhea, painful defecation, fecal soiling, infantile colic, chronic constipation, infantile food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis. Respiratory: Nasal stuffiness, runny nose, otitis media (inner ear trouble), sinusitis, wheezing, asthma, and pulmonary infiltrates. Bone and joint: Rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Beheta’s disease, (possibly psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis). Skin: Rashes, atopic dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea, hives (urticaria) Nervous System (Behavioral): Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, autism, schizophrenia, irritability, restlessness, hyperactivity, headache, lethargy, fatigue, “allergic-tension fatigue syndrome,” muscle pain, mental depression, enuresis (bed-wetting). Blood: Abnormal blood clotting, iron deficiency anemia, low serum proteins, thrombocytopenia, and eosinophilia. Other: Nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, anaphylactic shock and death, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS or crib or cot death), injury to the arteries causing arteritis, and eventually, atherosclerosis.
I know, that list is meant to be overwhelming.
References are available through the National Library of Medicine, http://www.nlm.nih.gov – Search cow’s milk and any of the diseases listed above.” (The Pus-Bacteria Moustache, John McDougall, MD. 6.11.2003)
Here are some web pages to read some more on dairy, and why you should switch to an alternative today: www.notmilk.com & www.rense.com So I choose to go with almond milk. Thanks.