Spill Out the Milk!

My daughter is vegan. Her motivation for adopting a vegan diet was to eat a healthy diet. She is a firm believer that we should eat healthy foods that our bodies were designed to digest and avoiding those that we weren’t. One case in point…Did you know that humans are the only mammals who drink milk after we are weaned? And not only that, we drink the milk of other mammals.

Today she sent me a very interesting article on dairy consumption from One Green Planet

According to the article, we have been led to believe (by the dairy industry) that dairy products (cow’s milk) is vital for our health, but research has proven that:

The interesting thing is that as people are becoming aware of what they are consuming, they are consuming less dairy in favor of soy, coconut, almond and rice milks.

And, ready for this….the dairy industry, not wanting to lose it’s place in the American diet is responding with a marketing campaign attacking plant based milks.

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14 responses to “Spill Out the Milk!

  1. You can overcome many of these issues by searching for a local raw dairy farm. We buy raw whole milk from a local supplier, which is not only delicious but much more nutritious than pasturized milk. This website highlights some of the little known benefits of raw milk, which has even been used as medicine to treat, and frequently cure some serious chronic diseases! http://www.raw-milk-facts.com/raw_milk_health_benefits.html
    If we all switched to locally farmed products, including dairy, we could stop some of the evils of the mass producing food industry and improve life and health for everyone!

  2. Very interesting…I Googled raw milk in my area and found a local farm that sells raw milk in local stores (it is legal in NH to sell raw milk). They also sell organic vegetables. Thanks for the head’s up!

  3. wow … this is sad for me. My favorite midnight snack is a bowl of cereal!

    I wonder what the cost of faw milk is in comparison …

  4. I was vegan for many years, but have come to realize that while cow’s milk is not particularly good for humans, all those replacement milks — soy, almond, rice, etc. are very highly processed foods. When I was muscle tested (kinesiology) to see which foods were best for me, none of those made the cut. However, I still like the occasional soy latte!

  5. My wife and I have given up on regular milk. We only have it in the house when we have houseguests who prefer it (then, I admit, we sometimes make hot chocolate with the leftovers ’cause, well, it’s hot chocolate!!!) But generally we’re almond milk or soy milk, the latter ALWAYS organic.

    Oh, and by the way, I’m a Republican. Just wanted to throw that in to shake up any stereotypes out there!!!!

  6. That’s VERY fascinating about the cow’s milk. I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant as a kid (though, for some strange reason, I can eat yogurt if its mixed with other food) and am also gluten intolerant. It’s forced me to become very aware of what foods I eat.

    Thanks for sharing this about the milk. What an interesting read!

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