Seven Reasons To Cut Dairy From Your Diet!
MILK and cheese have been linked to countless diseases including breast and prostate cancer.
Now nutritionist Mel Wells asks, is milk good for you? Or is it time to go dairy-free?
By: Laura Mitchell
Published in THE EXPRESS Sat, October 18, 2014 SEVEN REASONS TO DITCH DAIRY FROM YOUR DIET
For years we’ve been soaking our cereal in cow’s milk and gorging on ice cream, but now some nutritionists are suggesting that we shouldn’t be eating dairy at all.
It has become the latest food group that people are banishing from their diet and it seems they might have good reason.
Dairy has been linked to a myriad of conditions including eczema, asthma and weight gain. And certain scientists have even linked it to breast and prostrate cancer and diabetes.
Celebrities including Megan Fox and Victoria Beckham have also credited their super-slim figures and glowing complexions to going dairy-free.
So is milk good for you? Why should you give up dairy?
Here Mel Wells, Nutritional Health Coach and creator of The Green Goddess Life blog, gives her opinion on why we should ditch dairy for good.
1. MILK CONTAINS HORMONES LINKED TO CANCER
Dairy milk contains cow hormones that have been linked to breast and prostate cancer.
On top of large amounts of oestrogen and progesterone being present in the milk, Bovine Growth Hormone is also injected on a weekly basis into dairy cows in some countries to make them grow bigger faster, and produce more milk to sell.
So when we drink milk – we might be drinking bovine.
According to The China Study, 2005, Bovine causes the chemical IGF-1 to be released, which has been linked to a whole host of diseases, including breast and prostate cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and gynecomastia (growth of breasts in men).
2. MILK PROTEIN (CASEIN) IS LINKED TO CANCER & CHRONIC DISEASE
In the same study, which looked at the impact of animal protein on health, Dr T Colin Campbell explains the link between the occurrence of cancer and consumption of animal products.
He found that casein (milk protein) promoted cancer in all stages of its development. And that the amount of cancer growth could be controlled based on the amount of casein in the diet.
The core problem is that the immune cells of the body mistakenly recognising the body’s own cells as threatening invaders, and consequently the body attacks itself.
When we drink milk, some of these milk proteins are wholly absorbed into the bloodstream, where they eventually come into contact with our body’s own immune cells.
Recognising the cow’s milk protein as a foreign invader, these immune cells go about attacking the protein, as well as forming a ‘memory’ of that protein such that, in the event that is ever enters the bloodstream again, the immune cells will be able to respond faster.
However, the cow’s milk protein is very similar to proteins that already exist in our bodies, and as a result the immune cells become ‘confused’ and start to use their memory to attack the body’s own proteins and cells. Read more →
According to Dr. Peter DÁdamo, author of Eat Right For Your Type, a chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods you eat. This reaction is part of your genetic inheritance. This reaction is caused by a factor called Lectins. Lectins, abundant and diverse proteins found in foods, have agglutinating properties that affect your blood. So when you eat a food containing protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the lectins target an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area. Read more →