Where do you get your calcium from? Part IIPosted: November 1, 2010
So, a lot can be done to ensure that people do not have demineralised bones.
One important step is to redefine ones nutritional truths. For me one such
“truth” is the misplaced reverence behind cows milk.
The human body is magnificently engineered. Even if we place less then ideal substances such as cows milk, it will attempt to digest it the best it can.
This ability varies from person to person.
The body takes out useful nutrients and stores away the poisons or/and excretes the poisons. For example, a malnourished child needs fat and various other things found in cow’s milk. The body tries to thrive on this less then ideal substance and to an extent it does in that the human does not get symptoms such as allergies etc straight away usually. And even when they do the connection between the milk and the illness is not made. This situation can be likened to putting a mixture of diesel and petrol in a petrol only car. It may manage to go but the engine will get damaged or not perform at its best.
In India where many children were/are malnourished, cow’s milk is highly revered. Thin children grow quickly on a diet of milk and dairy. Many a poor mothers have seen their children outwardly thrive on cow’s milk.
Ok, let us see how cow’s milk works.
The average dairy cow of yesteryears reached sexual maturity at the age of 24 human months. Imagine this tiny little calf turned into a fully grown animal within 2 years. Nature by design made this milk very rich and full of natural growth hormones suitable for an animal that had to grow into an adult within 2 years.
A human child having this on a regular basis would also be affected by these growth hormones, the fat, the proteins etc and grow quickly. Growth in size is the indicator used to measure health by most people, (as that is what they are taught) they will accept milk as having given their child health.
But this milk with the high phosphorous content and low magnesium content is much harder to digest and assimilate. The child may develop asthma, allergies etc. (Most mammals stop producing the enzyme lactase to digest the lactose in milk by the weaning stage. Humans are no different) In the absence of lactase the human body gets poisoned by the presence of cows milk.
The below information is from www.notmilk.com
“Formula-fed babies, at the age of three months, were secreting low levels of serum antibodies to bovine proteins contained in their formula.”
“A Prospective Study of Humoral Immune Response to Cow Milk Antigens in the First Year of Life” Pediatric-Allergy-Immunology, August, 1994, 5(3)
“Most formula fed infants developed symptoms of ALLERGIC rejection to cow milk proteins before one month of age. About 50-70% experienced rashes or other skin symptoms, 50-60 percent gastrointestinal symptoms, and 20-30 percent respiratory symptoms. The recommended therapy is to avoid cow’s milk.”
“Epidemiological and Immunological Aspects of Cow’s Milk Protein ALLERGY and Intolerance in Infancy.” Pediatric-Allergy-Immunology, August, 1994, 5(5 Suppl.)
NEW YORK TIMES - WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1999, Page B-1 "38% ASTHMA RATE FOUND IN HOMELESS CHILDREN" A photo of a small African-American boy wearing an oxygen mask accompanies Three hundred lines of text. One sentence is devoted to the probable cause: "...exposure to factors like cockroach feces, dust mites, mold, dampness, rat and mouse urine and crowded living conditions." Homeless people live in shelters and get free room and board. They get FREE cheese and milk which serves as the foundation of their diet.
My mother lost two brothers both at the age of six months. They went to sleep seemingly healthy and never woke up. Many seemingly healthy babies died in the olden days. I wonder how many died because of their inability to digest cow’s milk?
A worst scenario has existed for the last few decades due to the quality of the milk. And that is the modern factory farmed cows and the pus, antibiotics, GM hormones infested milk they produce.
The modern cow is injected with so much growth hormones (bovine growth hormone) that it is forced to reach sexual maturity in 12 months. You don’t have to imagine what this does to all those who consume its meat and milk.
As the child grows quickly the parents encourage the consumption of dairy, believing it is and it will strengthen their children’s bones. They marvel at their children getting even taller than them. Girls start menstruating from around the age of 10 onwards.
At this point I would like to bring you to the rule mammals generally follow regarding life expectancy.
That rule is: Multiply the years taken to reach sexual maturity by six. This is not something I have made up but an observation made by zoologists.
So, a cow that is allowed to live the course of its life naturally without being injected should have a life expectancy approximately of 12 human years.
Could we not deduce then that humans who reach sexual maturity earlier will die earlier?
Well let us look at what is actually happening to us through the modern diet, medication and lifestyle.
Diseases of old age are hitting people at much earlier years.
Below I will quote from the following website the conclusion to a very interesting article on health and longevity.
In spite of the fact that those who have a vested interest in our current orthodox medicine based health care system have a history of putting a spin on figures related to health trends, there is absolutely no doubt that the practice of orthodox medicine has coincided with a continuing deterioration in major public health indicators. The following health indicators confirm this simple fact.
- Heart disease and cancer death rates have increased by more than 200% – 300% in the past 100 years and the incidence of heart disease is still increasing.
- Health surveys reveal that an increasing number of people are suffering from one or more chronic illnesses.
- The incidence of various disorders, including diabetes and obesity, are increasing throughout the Western world.
- There has been no increase in total life span or longevity over the past century. Although we are managing to prolong the lives of many who are ill we are also becoming sicker earlier in life.
- More people are spending a greater period of their lives suffering from one or more disabilities. This is not related to increased life expectancy.
- There is a continuing increase in the per capita use of medical services – although more people are going to the doctor more often, they are becoming sicker in spite of reductions in smoking and increasing use of diet and exercise programs. (people change diet slightly eg 5 portions of fruit etc a day but the old staples such as dairy and excessive consumption of protein are still there generally..)
- There continues to be an astonishing increase in the use of pharmaceutical products and prescription drugs – a fact which correlates with a deterioration in public health. The more drugs we take, the sicker we are becoming.
- The incidence of iatrogenic diseases is increasing alarmingly and has now become the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.
The direction in which public health is progressing under the influence of scientific medicine is made abundantly clear by the astonishing rapidity with which the three leading causes of death have skyrocketed to their current positions of ascendency. There is no cure in sight for the current epidemics of heart disease, cancer, and iatrogenic disease. If our health care system remains fundamentally reductionist, symptomatic and interventionist, all the available evidence indicates that these, and various other chronic diseases, will be the diseases of the future. Holistic therapies such as nutrition on the other hand, increasingly offer an effective solution.
It is my wish that the independent scientific information offered in this article opens a door of curiosity so you may investigate further e.g see how you feel after a few days/weeks without any dairy… so as to draw your own conclusions. 😉