Go Dairy-Free. “Don’t Got Milk”

January 7, 2013

Happy New New Year!

Cheers to your good health, happiness and wellness.

If there is one resolution to stick to this year, and for the rest of your life, it is reducing and eliminating processed foods, and to say bye-bye to moo cow dairy products? If you are one of my clients, you know all to well that cow milk is one of the first things I eliminate and reduce from the diet.

Why?

For starters, it is difficult to digest, and just completely unnatural to consume.

Other such issues related to milk, you ask?

  • Indigestible milk sugar– lactose 
  • Pasteurization which destroys nutrients and digestive enzymes
  • Hormones given to cows to fool their bodies into believing they are still pregnant
  • Antibiotics given to cows in an effort to prevent them from getting sick in their unnatural and often awful environments
  • The foods these animals are given are not what they were intended consume
  • We are the only mammal that consumes milk past our infancy, and “baby days”
  • We are the only mammal that consumes ANOTHER mammals milk
  • Milk was created to nourish and to support the growth of ITS OWN offspring into a 1,000 lb COW
  • The slow-digesting milk protein– casein
  • The acidity it creates in the human body
  • The mucus and inflammation it creates in the human body
  • Acne and skin disorders
  • A huge cause of allergies
  • I could go on…

Want to learn more about my opinion of cow dairy products? Please check out these articles. With that said, the artist of the following image contacted me about her graphic. I must say it is quite impressive. Although it does not cover all of the bases of milk’s undesirable qualities, it sure makes quite a lasting impression, and I wanted to share it.

Enjoy!

Got-Milk-You-Dont-Need-It

This graphic is brought to you by: learnstuff.com

13 thoughts on “Go Dairy-Free. “Don’t Got Milk”

  1. Hi Lauren, I happen to come across your website today as I was researching milk alternatives for my 3 yr old son. I have been making my own organic almond milk, but was hoping you could suggest options that would provide the additional calcium and fat..as well as vitamin D that toddlers require. My son loves avocado and I have been giving him some almost daily to supplement the missing fat in the almond milk. Your feedback would be gratefully appreciated!
    Thank you!

    • So glad you asked!!
      Check out this article I wrote.

      Also, the amount of calcium in milk that our body’s can actually — USE is minimal so it is a bit difficult to compare. If you supplement his diet with leafy greens (spinach is an easy one), steamed broccoli (kid friendly), and other sources from the plant kingdom, you will be helping him to build strong bones– dairy-free!

      Avocados are wonderful!!! I am eating one right now.

  2. amnery saint-hilaire

    Perhaps you have mentioned this elsewhere in your blog, but I’m curious what you suggest as a replacement to milk for someone that likes eating cereal.

    Do you think soy milk is the better alternative or just replace milk (and for that matter cereal) all together?

    Thank you- I really enjoy your blog.
    Amnery

    • Rice milk or almond milk are great alternatives! You can get them flavoured with vanilla (probably not that healthy but oh well) if you don’t like the plain varieties. It takes a bit of getting used to at first but I’ve been drinking them for about 4 years now and haven’t looked back! 🙂

  3. ck1filmster@gmail.com

    I’ve always disliked milk. I want to share your post with as many people as possible.
    I suppose this applies to most yogurt as well?
    Is it recommended to take a calcium supplement in place of milk?

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