The Simpsons In milk? Campaign, 1996. [Photo: courtesy of America’s Milk Processors]
Remember “got milk?” That ad campaign started in 1993?
Just like in that campaign, we are repeatedly told that dairy is a great source of calcium; That milk builds healthy bones and we should drink it every day. But we’re starting to learn more about the truth about dairy.
As we covered in our blog “Why are we addicted to dairy?” We’ve learned that cheese has addictive properties, but what the heck? Why are cheese and dairy so demonized? What is really so wrong with dairy? It has been eaten for centuries and our ancestors were perfectly fine, if not thriving on it.
Was it on your mind? Whenever I’m faced with a nice plate of cheese, it’s a must-have for me, and here’s the short answer to that question:
(in most cases) We are not eating the same cheese that our grandparents were eating. duration
Just as the dairy industry has become a milk “factory” rather than a family farm, industrial scaling of milk production has made milk an inflammatory commodity, with the amount we can consume these days (because it’s affordable and available!) creating a “dairy overload”. .
4 dairy compounds you’ll want to pay attention to:
When dairy is labeled “bad”, it’s mostly because of these 4 things.
Lactose – The sugar That’s dairy milk. People with lactose intolerance don’t have enough lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose so we can absorb it.
Casein – The protein Found in dairy milk. It also gives white color to milk. It digests very slowly and can be a stressor (inflammatory) to your digestive system. Studies have shown that about 50% of gluten sensitive patients also have a sensitivity to casein. As we’ve already covered, it can also be addictive.
hormones – Some dairy products contain rbGH (sometimes called rbST), a synthetic recombinant bovine growth hormone that helps cows produce more milk. There is concern that it may increase the risk of prostate and breast cancer, premature menarche and breast development in young girls, and rapid weight gain.
antibiotics – As in humans, infections in cows are treated with antibiotics. As herd sizes increase with factory farms, the use of antibiotics to maintain livestock health has become common practice. Residues of antibiotics can cause health problems, for example, allergies in sensitive people. Consumers often develop bone marrow aplasia due to penicillin allergy, chloramphenicol, ototoxicity, and other problems. Some also point out that the actual antibiotics in milk aren’t that dangerous, but the antibiotic resistance they cause is. Either way, it’s better not to have it in our milk.
Why You Should Stop Eating Most Dairy Foods
“Cow’s milk from conventionally raised cattle contains dozens of reproductive hormones, allergenic proteins, antibiotics, chemicals, inflammatory compounds and growth factors, some of which are known to promote cancer. Although humans are the only species that continue to drink milk after weaning, for this food We have no biological need. Besides, our grandparents didn’t drink the milk we drink today.” – from Dr. Mark Hyman “Why You Should Stop Eating Most Dairy Foods”
Watch Mark’s video to learn why we should avoid almost all dairy. He also talks about some popular dairy myths, types of dairy foods that are okay to eat, and more.
If you are already familiar with the side effects of dairy, you may want to Jump to the segment at 30:25 Where Mark talks about whether you have dairy, which dairy would be the best option, and also touches on products.
3 Reasons You Should Avoid Dairy at All Costs! | Mark Hyman
Should I go dairy free?
Unless you’re eating pasture-raised, conventionally produced dairy, why not try cutting out dairy for 14 days and see what happens. You may notice some “discomfort” that you never thought was related to dairy, begin to melt away. Don’t worry, we can definitely survive without dairy for a few days 🙂
In the next blog, we’ll talk about dairy milk alternatives (yes plant milk!).
Addicted to cheese?
It turns out that there is no scientific reason why cheese is addictive. It has a lot to do with it Casein: Protein in milk. When cheese is made, the casein is more concentrated so you can say that cheese usually has more casein than milk.
So, is casein addictive?
It is actually called short compound Casomorphin Which is addictive. Yes, it’s called sisomorphins, just like the drug.
When you digest casein, your body breaks it down into smaller compounds called casomorphins, and these small chemicals can cross the blood-brain barrier and attach to dopamine receptors in your brain. This causes your brain to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of pleasure and reward.
On a side note, wheat has similar addictive effects to gluten, a wheat protein. A compound called gluten is broken down Glutomorphine. No wonder you are addicted to bread and pasta! It’s because of glutomorphine!
What are the factors in modern milk that are causing health problems?
Key words are these 4 items.
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