So I’m going to dig my Nutritional Therapist heels in and stand by the mountain of evidence piling up and toppling over…

Cows milk is not good for you.

The affluent dairy industry have spent millions on advertisements and celebrity endorsements to convince us that dairy is an ideal food for optimal health. Ignoring the fact that 3/4 of the world’s population is unable to digest milk and other dairy products –  and when its pasteurised it is highly toxic to human beings.

You can pour it over your cereal, put it in your tea, squish it into cheese or freeze it to make ice-cream – but it is still BABY COW GROWTH FLUID. All mammalian species has its own ‘designer milk, and cows milk has no exception.

All the hormones, sodium, lipids, protein, IGF was designed by nature to feed a baby calf – not a human – into a full size cow!! Cows milk contains on average three times the amount of protein than human milk which of course leads to metabolic disturbances in humans.

Milk is very mucus forming in the human body – think acne, allergies, hormone issues, cancer, man boobs, ear infections, constipation, anaemia and diabetes !! It is also extremely detrimental to bone health.

The biggest dairy lie is that it gives your bones calcium. Studies are now proving  that because milk is acidic it ends up sapping your bones of this very crucial mineral!

A 12 year long Harvard Nurses’ study found that those who consumed the most calcium from dairy foods broke more bones than those who rarely drank milk. This is a broad study based on 77,761 women aged 34 to 59.

And if your still on the fence….

Nowadays, milking cows are given a crazy load of antibiotics and most are injected with a genetically engineered form of bovine growth hormone (rBGH). This synthetic hormone is used to artificially increase milk production. rBGH also increases blood levels of the insulin growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in those that drink it – and higher levels of IGF-1 are linked to several cancers.

No wonder there’s a new term ‘Scary Dairy’ !!!!!!

I know for some of you this may be hard to digest as we have grown up being told that we must drink milk to grow ‘big and strong’.

But the jury is out!

Fortunately there are soo many delicious dairy alternatives now, in fact, we are spoilt for choice! I urge you to dive into the world of plant milks… Sometimes it’s just a bit of taste bud tuning!

Plant base milks range from coconut, rice, almond, hemp, oat, and cashew. In fact, the plant – based milk industry has surged over the past few years and is predicted to increase even more!

Personally I’m a coconut kinda girl! And Oatly Barista Milk is seriously life changing!!

And finally…

Here are my top 10 recommendations for plant based calcium.

Chia seeds
Leafy greens
Hemp milk
Beans – white beans, navy beans, pinto beans
Broccoli
Fennel
Artichoke
Kale
Almonds
Tofu
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Thanks for being here.

Much love

Alex  x