It may come as a surprise that drinking milk isn’t necessary when you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or at any other time of your life, apart from when you are a baby. The only requirement for us humans is breast milk, ideally for the first year of life, and certainly the first six months. To be consuming dairy products – milk, cheese, yoghurt and butter – as an adult is a bit like breastfeeding from another animal. It’s certainly not part of our evolutionary design.
Let’s look at a few facts. Half the people of the world don’t drink milk (and still have healthy babies and bones). Seven out of ten people don’t have the enzyme to digest it and get digestive problems when they consume it as a result. It’s Britain’s number-one allergy-provoking food, linked to asthma plus ear, sinus and throat infections. The largest ever UK health and diet survey, the 100% Health Survey (published in 2010, involving over 55,000 people), found that the more milk a person drinks, the worse their overall health, their digestion, immune and hormonal health. That’s the ‘big picture’, which certainly suggests that many of us are not well suited to drinking milk – and perhaps that includes you.
Links with cancer
The problem with milk
What’s in milk?
Studies on high IGF-1 levels
Dairy and ovarian cancer
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