For some I know they just do not want to even think about cutting out their cow’s milk. But let me just give you some information. We can make this doable….If you are used to drinking glasses of milk a day, and making this switch scares you, your first step is to:
- Just start drinking less each day
- Find a dairy that you can buy it raw
Let me explain why you might want to think about that cow’s milk
The milk you buy in the store has been heated and processed (which is necessary) to clean out pus and infection, bacteria and other things. But in the heating process, it kills not only those things but also the good things, which are enzymes that naturally occur in the milk to assist your body in breaking it down.
Enzymes are SO important
This enzyme called Lactase has to then be withdrawn from your pancreas to break that milk down. And when your pancreas runs out of Lactase, you are lactose intolerant. So, if you buy raw milk from a clean farm that takes care of the cows, and does not give them added hormones, then it is totally fine to drink raw milk.
This way you will not contribute in making your body lactose intolerant, and having that problem the rest of your life. This is why they did not have the lactose intolerant issue 50 years ago, because they had fresh raw milk from goats or cows that they owned.
The reason to start cutting out cow’s milk and dairy products altogether, is because it contributes to your body being toxic and then developing cancer and other illnesses you do not want. “Milk is for babies” Asia will tell you. So, as adults we really should not be drinking milk or eating dairy products.
Calcium or Protein?
Research states that milk causes breast and prostate cancer in America. We have been taught to drink milk for calcium (at least those were the advertisements I heard growing up). Now we hear we are to drink milk for protein. Well news for you, you can get both of those in MUCH better ways.
Hormones and Infertility
Milk also contributes to messing up hormones in both men and women because of the added hormones given cows, which then goes into our bodies. In young girls, menstrual cycles are starting earlier in their life and contributing to infertility later in life.
Men: For men, the added estrogen in their bodies causes more flab and less muscle, softer and rounder like a woman, you don’t want that right?
Solution? An easy switch is a non-dairy alternative
Califia brand is the best I have found, and does not add any of the additives like the other brands. I can also taste and see a huge difference. I get the UNSWEETENED variety, and you can choose vanilla or plain. Start switching out any recipes that call for milk, for one of these. This is also creamier milk, unlike rice milk.
TIP: I promise you will get used it and it’s not bad at all! If it’s a recipe that is sweet, I do the coconut vanilla, or if I am making a gravy or sauce I use the plain almond, you can also mix them half and half to neutralize each flavor, if you are concerned with that.
If you are used to a skim milk, the rice milk is thinner for cereal and such. I personally like the creamier milks for cookies and cooking.
It is up to you where you want to start. In my family we have never been used to drinking glasses of milk a day, or eat a lot of cold cereal. This way it was never a big shift for us, so find what is best for you, and just start heading in the right direction. You have the understanding now!
Cutting dairy out? Check out this Sour Cream Alternative Recipe