Why I Don’t Eat Dairy

There is a lot of contradictory data in regards to dairy consumption from not only doctors, but also researchers and the scientific community. It’s difficult for anyone to weed through it all and find the truth about whether dairy is helpful or harmful to humans.

To make matters even more confusing, some research is funded by none other than the dairy industry. They push an obvious agenda to feed into more dairy consumption which equates to more revenue for the industry. In addition to this is that the dairy industry uses third party fronts to try and hide the fact that they’re funding the research data. So, how do you find the truth? Well, it takes a lot of time, patience and digging. Here’s what I’ve found and why I stopped consuming dairy immediately.

The first canary in the coal mine was….

…this video. Now, I don’t just take one Doctors research or opinion but this is where I started. After watching this video I checked his sources, read the research he was basing his opinions on, and double checked the funding of his sources. If you have an hour to spare, I recommend starting here too.

Why do most doctors push dairy?

To put it simply, lack of education. Do you want to know how many hours of nutritional training a doctor needs to complete their medical degree, less than 20 hours. That’s it. Now, I’m not here to argue that they need more, but why are we trusting someone to help us decide the foods we should be eating when they have no education in regards to how foods affect our body. How are they coming up with their recommendations? In short it’s coming from the recommendations from the USDA. What’s the USDA’s source for their recommendations? Here’s where it gets sticky, from the dairy industry. What?! Yes, the USDA allows private industry to fund studies that promote their product.

Is there anything good about dairy?

Of course, just like anything there is a time and a place for it. If you’re starving and there is nothing else to nourish your body is it helpful to consume dairy, of course! This doesn’t change the fact that there are substances in it that are harmful to a humans body. That being said, it’s better to consume it rather than dying of starvation. There are nutrients in milk, it’s just not the best nutrition of your body.

The human body isn’t biologically adapted to consume dairy nor is it necessary for the body to function. This is a crude example, but there is actually nutrition in poop; there are also a lot of harmful substances too. Now, I’m not going to recommend consuming feces because it contains a few nutrients that you could easily get from other sources, so why would you consume dairy that contains nutrients that you could easily get from other sources…. I’m just saying.

Dairy has nutrients, but it has more detriments.

To name a very few, dairy promotes diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hormonal issues, autoimmune diseases, prostate cancer and breast cancer. Don’t take my word for it click on any of those diseases and read these studies for yourself. Some of these studies showing the detriments of dairy have even been funded by the dairy industry, surprisingly enough!

Diabetes Studies:

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Cardiovascular Disease Studies:

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Hormonal Issues:

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Auto Immune Diseases:

Informational Video (the research is linked in the video.)

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Breast & Prostate Cancer Studies:

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Does anything in those above conditions look familiar. They are the primary medical conditions in Americans. Do you want to know what else is interesting, Americans are one of the highest consumers of dairy. In cultures that don’t consume dairy the correlation of the prevalence of these issues is astounding. You can do your own research on Google Scholar for this. Be careful to check the funding sources.

Doesn’t my child need milk?

No, and you’re free to watch this short video below to explain why:

So where do I get my calcium?

Believe it our not you get all the vitamins and nutrients you need from plants. Crazy, I know. Not only can you get all the beneficial nutrients that are in milk from plants, but they are bioavailable, meaning that your body recognizes them and can absorb them.

I dare you to do your own research and find this information for yourself. For me, I’m staying away from the pus and feces in dairy and sticking with my good old plant sources of nutrients. I also love the fact that I don’t have to take a baby away from it’s mother just so I can maintain my nutrients. As always, treat others they way you’d like to be treated.

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