1. Bone Health
Believe it or not the promoted “Bone-Building Milk” is actually harmful to your bone structure. The milk actually has a calcium leeching effect. There is a good amount of calcium in milk but because of the pasteurization process only a small percentage of the calcium is actually absorbed. Furthermore, milk acidifies within the body so that calcium in the milk is used to neutralize the acids to digest the milk absorbed! The calcium is neutralized and the bone’s suffer because calcium from the bones is actually used. Believe it or not, statistics show that countries with the lowest consumption of dairy products also have the lowest fracture incidence in their population as well.
2. Gut Health
Milk used to be full of healthy gut bacteria that was helpful. Now it’s pasteurized and this heating process kills all the beneficial bacteria that your gut needs to stay healthy. It’s void of the healthy gut bacteria and it also contains certain proteins that make it difficult to digest. This is why studies show that people who drink milk gain more weight than those who do not.
3. Antibiotics & Hormones
Cow’s are pumped with antibiotics to prevent disease and are also given growth hormones to be bigger and produce more milk. The problem is that these hormones and antibiotics are also found in the milk produced by the cows. These antibiotics disrupt your gut health even further and weaken immunity.
According to USA Today approximately 60% of adults cannot digest milk. About 75% of the population is lactose intolerant. A majority of the population is allergic to milk although the allergic reactions may not be obvious. This harms your digestive system and immune system over time as you continue to consume it.
5. Skin Conditions
In several studies children who drank cow’s milk had more acne than those who didn’t. Because milk is now a toxic by-product of sick, medicated, hormone injected cows the nutritional value is very very low. Then after this horrible treatment of cows and their diminishing health we take that milk and pasteurize the rest of the nutritional value out. Skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, dry flaky skin, or rashes could be caused by milk consumption. I have worked personally with hundreds of people (as a holistic health coach to help them get clear acne free skin) and one of the biggest changes I recommend is to get off dairy milk. A large percentage of people saw a large majority of their acne clear up with just this one change.
Hormones in milk such as IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) may increase the risk of prostate, colon and breast cancer. You also have to keep in mind that milk is acidifying within the body and is difficult to digest. Your body becomes more acidic, the immune system is weakened and the gut is inflamed more often. All of these put your body into a state where it can more easily develop cancer. It suits an environment that cancer can thrive in. Milk also breaks down into sugar. Lactose breaks down into galactose in the body. There are so many cancer forming compounds in typical cow’s dairy milk.