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Is Dairy Milk Bad For Everyone?

I’ve grown up drinking dairy milk my whole life. It was just the norm! But now, I keep hearing dairy milk is bad for you. So I went to investigate the truth, and this is what I found!

“Dairy is nature’s perfect food — but only if you’re a calf.” – Mark Hyman, MD

downloadI mean when you think about it, I don’t really want to drink milk from my cat, so why do I drink it from a cow?

It was only when the agricultural revolution came around that adults started drinking milk, especially from a different species. So when you think about this fact from an evolutionary perspective, consuming dairy is NOT a necessary part of our diet. The USDA food pyramid suggests drinking 3 glasses of milk a day. Hmmm…Let’s look at some of the “experts” that made that pyramid. What do you know, some of them work for the dairy industry. So that’s a little suspicious, don’t you think?

Did you know about 3/4th of the world is lactose intolerant? Didn’t know it was that common did you? Neither did I! Lactose is a “milk sugar” found in dairy that is made of glucose and galactose. When we are babies, we have a digestive enzyme called lactase that helps us break down lactose, but when we become adults, many people don’t have that ability anymore.

It is also proven that dairy is linked to breaking out! The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology did a study in 2010 and found an association between dairy consumption and acne.

So from my research, I have concluded that dairy is not going to kill you, but it’s probably not the best for you. Try drinking almond or soy milk instead to see if you can switch over! They are sweeter, so your kids might actually like them better. For me, I had to start mixing soy milk with dairy milk before I could just drink soy milk. Best of luck!


Love, Melissa


Sources: Authority NutritionDr. HymanHuffington Post