Is Milk Good For You? (The Good, The Bad & Lactose Intolerance)

Is Milk Good For You? (The Good, The Bad & Lactose Intolerance)

July 22, 2019 59 By William Morgan


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So milk has long been regarded as some
sort of basic food group and we should
all have it and so forth so let’s just
look at some of the arguments for and
against and then I’ll kind of wrap it up
with my opinion and experience milk is
produced by mammals and humans are
mammals so from that point of view it’s
a very very natural very innate food for
us so then again that would make human
milk very innate for us and cow’s milk
and other species milk may or may not be
that suitable just because it’s from
another species doesn’t necessarily make
it bad then we have the issue of weaning
that humans are the only animals who
have attempted to go into adulthood and
still drink milk mammals make milk for
their young so during a growth period
it’s the most convenient food so from
that perspective it’s a little bit
unnatural for us to continue to drink
milk but again it’s not necessarily an
argument for why it should be bad or
good. Calcium has long been the
number-one argument
oh you’re gonna get osteoporosis oh you
can’t get enough calcium if you don’t
drink milk and that argument is actually
completely invalid calcium is it is
present in milk it is very very poorly
absorbable from milk and if you think
about it if milk has all that calcium
and cows don’t drink milk then where do
they get it
exactly so green stuff vegetables leafy
greens have tons and tons of calcium and
that calcium is actually much
more bioavailable than it is in milk
what it really comes down to regarding
milk is how natural is the milk because
if it comes straight from nature than in
my experience it’s a pretty good food
but if we change it then it’s a terrible
it has bacteria in it the lactobacillus
the beneficial bacteria that help
repopulate our gut that help defend
against the pathogenic bacteria it helps
maintain the balance it has enzymes that
help us break down the food the the
proteins in the milk because milk is a
relatively hard food to digest if it
doesn’t have the bacteria and the
enzymes in it if it’s alive and still
has those then it’s reasonably easy to
digest and process but if they’re
missing it makes it very very difficult
to break down in process so pasteurized
milk is sterile they have killed off all
the bacteria so we don’t have any of the
supposedly bad but we also don’t have
any good bacteria to help us process it
it has no enzymes in it to help us break
it down and it’s also homogenized
meaning in normal natural milk the way
nature made it the fat is sort of in
globules it’s like it’s floating around
and it separates if you leave it sitting
for a little bit so that was Nature’s
Way of organizing that particular food
for us and when we homogenized it so the
fat doesn’t separate then we change it
and in my experience with muscle testing
and clinical results that is a problem
that the body does much better with the
fat when it’s floating around the way it
does in raw milk the way that we
normally get it from our mothers and
from other animals there are lots and
lots of
things in the pasteurized milk that can
change when we heat it so proteins for
example are very heat sensitive proteins
get denatured if you think about an egg
white it’s liquid at room temperature
and then when we hit about 70 degrees
Celsius
long before boiling then that protein
turns solid it has denatured and a lot
of the proteins even though milk doesn’t
turn solid the proteins denature they
change so now they’re not the same for
our bodies to process they’re much more
difficult to break down the reason
people have some issues with milk is
lactose intolerant and not all people
lose their ability to break down lactose
a lot of people especially Scandinavians
tend to retain their lactase production
so they can break down lactose whereas
Asians for example pretty much across
the board they lose that ability so
maybe some maybe some cultures are
better at processing the milk than
others so these are factors you have to
weigh in as well the people who really
really need to avoid milk is if they
have an allergy and that is to one of
the two proteins there are two proteins
called whey and casein and casein is the
protein that makes cheese that produces
that texture of cheese so when you make
cheese they remove the way and the
casein remains so some people are
allergic to one some are allergic to the
other and some are allergic to both so
if you’re allergic to weight you may
still tolerate cheese but if you’re
allergic to both then you definitely
need to avoid all dairy definitely and
then there can also be sensitivities
that we find out with clinical findings
and with muscle testing and with trial
and error and that’s in my opinion
because the milk is pasteurized that we
have changed
the availability to the body so it
becomes a burden and the body develops a
sensitivity and the reason I believe
that is that most people the majority of
people do well on draw dairy products
and the majority of people do very
poorly on pasteurized milk products so
what I do is I use raw milk and I use
raw cheese so if that’s legal in the
area you live then you could make those
part of your food consumption then I
would suggest fermented dairy so those
are things like yogurt and kefir and
sour cream etc once you ferment it you
reintroduce a bacterial culture so they
re-establish that normal culture that
liveness of the dairy and you build up
the enzymes and they start helping you
to break down the food again so is milk
good for you I think in my opinion and
experience if you use natural dairy
products the way that nature produced
them without pasteurization then I think
most people can benefit from having some
amount of dairy I don’t think it’s a
superfood I don’t think you should base
your diet on it but I think most people
do well from some amount of natural
dairy
I think pasteurized dairy is one of the
biggest problems that we have because
there’s so many allergies there’s so
many problems
there’s rashes and eczema and headaches
and so forth and not to mention in kids
all of those infections and the runny
nose and their immune system challenges
I think again in my experience are
primarily caused by pasteurized dairy so
use some natural dairy in moderation if
you can find it stay away from
pasteurized dairy as much as you can
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