Milk Allergy - Are Dairy Products Good For Us?

Dairy Products

Do you have or do you know someone who has a milk allergy?

It is becoming more and more common to hear someone say they are allergic to dairy products.

Casein and Dairy Products

Dairy products laden with saturated fats and concentrated protein (casein) contribute to

  • clogged arteries
  • allergic/inflammatory reactions
  • chronic runny noses
  • recurrent ear infections
  • bronchial infections
  • asthmatic bronchitis
  • inflammation of joints, skin (eczema)
  • bowel inflammation (colitis)
  • osteoporosis

No other animal drinks mother’s milk after weaning, certainly not the milk from another species.

Cow’s milk is not a natural food for man, woman or child.

Eliminating it from our diet would limit our intake of

Millions live quite healthy without consuming dairy products. You could too if you are suffering from a lactose intolerance.

Goat's Milk is better for infants than canned milk because it is nearer to human milk in chemical balance.

We are told to eat dairy products because they are good sources of calcium and protein. Actually, they are a wholesome source of neither. The calcium is accompanied by a large load of phosphate and protein that can neutralize the good effects of the calcium and actually contribute to osteoporosis (“thin bones”).

Milk Allergy

Milk protein is very dissimilar from human protein and can cause the milk allergy or any of the allergic inflammatory reactions listed above.

The butterfat in milk is a dangerous artery-clotting contributor to heart disease.

Realize the huge butterfat content of these dairy favorites:

What are good sources of calcium and protein?

If you do have a milk allergy and are on a meatless diet, your body needs only 400-1000 milligrams of calcium daily, easily obtainable in green vegetables, nuts and seeds.

A Candida Diet would help your body stay clear of unusable fats.

A serving of cooked collards or broccoli has as much USABLE calcium as a glass of milk. Almonds and raisins, tofu dishes, tahini (sesame) dressing meet most people’s calcium needs. You can put tahini on your morning toast too.

If there is a need for extra calcium, have extra helpings of calcium-rich foods. Adding a Calcium supplement on a daily basis would be beneficial.

Ample protein is available from grains, legumes, green vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Be Wary of Dairy;

Skim milk offers little advantage over whole milk as it still has 1/3 the butterfat of whole milk (you don’t need any) and a full complement of allergy-inciting milk protein.

If you have a milk allergy you should consider drinking other liquids such as...

  • pure water
  • nut and seed milks
  • fruit and vegetable juices
  • herbal teas
  • caffeine-free coffee substitutes

A friend of mine has her young grandchildren trying 'Nana's Green Tea'. Nana puts Liquid Chlorophyl in hot water instead of drinking coffee or tea. The kids love it!

Milk and dairy products are hidden in many commercial products such as

  • breads
  • baked goods
  • candy

Milk powder is prone to cause allergic reactions. Skim milk powder is a frequent ingredient in products and is often listed as “casein” or “sodium caseinate”, the chemical name for milk protein.

A by-product of the cheese-making process called “whey” is also used frequently.

Without dairy fat in your blood, you can become leaner and healthier, and reduce your chances of heart attack, stroke, and various forms of cancer.

Milk and Allergies

The principal protein in cow's milk is casein and few adults can metabolize this. However, a cow's metabolism does need this protein for proper health.

Infants and some adults have a great deal of difficulty in digesting casein. I hear of more and more cases of young children who cannot tolerate milk.

The partially digested proteins enter the bloodstream and irritate the tissues, creating susceptibility to allergens. Eventually, the liver has to remove all this partially digested cow protein. This is a heavy and unnecessary burden on the liver and the person's entire excretory system.

The calcium in mother's milk is always the best.

Cheese

It takes about five quarts of milk to make a single pound of cheese.

When a food is that concentrated, you don't have to eat much to put on those extra pounds.

Milk and Cheese quite often cause a cattaral condition in the body. You might find yourself clearing your throat after consuming dairy products.

Dairy Products and Arthritis

Certain foods can cause allergic inflammatory symptoms. Some foods have this effect more than others animal products including milk and meat. They directly increases the production of inflammatory products such as prostaglandins.

You could easily test this yourself by removing milk from your diet for a month or two, then introduce it back into your diet. You could experience pain and inflammation in the joints again.

Milk and Digestion

Milk can cause poor absorption.

Milk and milk products have a great ability to neutralize hydrochloric acid forcing your stomach to work harder to produce enough hydrochloric acid to digest your food.

Eventually, the HCl producing glands in your stomach break down and you don't absorb the nutrients that are available in your food.

Do you have trouble digesting dairy products?  If you do, consuming large amounts of dark green, leafy vegetables, such as kale and collard greens can provide another form of calcium.  Spinach and chard also have calcium but they contain oxalic acid, which combines with the calcium to form calcium oxalate.  This makes the calcium less available to the body.

This is not necessarily called a milk allergy. This is what happens when you drink milk as an adult.

Milk and cheese also tend to generate excessive mucous in the intestines, sinus and lungs. I continually 'clear my throat' after I have dairy products.

The extra mucous in the intestines forms a coating on the inner lining that becomes relatively impermeable to nutrients. This means poor absorption, which in turns means chronic fatigue. When you don't absorb the nutrients, you tend to eat more, hence weight gain!

Have you ever noticed that when you have a cold, or your child has a cold and milk is consumed, that there is more chest congestion and a stuffy nose happens.

Next time, remember, to quit milk and cheese, if you have the flu or a cold.

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