7 Reasons To Stop Drinking Milk Today, And 1 Reason Not To

7 Reasons To Stop Drinking Milk Today, And 1 Reason Not To


For years you’ve likely believed milk should be a part of your diet.

Part of that has to do with the fact that so many people have been drinking it for so long.

Since man first domesticated cows we’ve been drinking the milk they make for their calves.

And with new advertising power, the dairy industry has repeatedly reinforced the idea that milk “Does a body good.”

That might not be true. There’s actually a growing body of evidence that indicates it isn’t true.

One of the reasons is milk from cows is not made for the human body. In all reality cows’ milk is for their calves, not people. Humans are the only species that willfully drink the milk from another animal.

Another reason is milk is only meant for the development of infants. Again take a look at the natural world and ask yourself how many full grown animals are at their mother’s teat. The answer of course is zero.

But these reasons aside there are actually a few others.

Dr. Loren Cordain, author of “The Paleo Diet,” has listed the following reasons to avoid milk.

1. Of all foods, cow’s milk consumed by humans is number one when it comes to causing food allergies.

2. Early consumption (less than 1-2 yrs of age) of cow milk by infants increases the risk for type 1 diabetes

3. Cow milk drinking is implicated with a variety of autoimmune diseases including but not limited to multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis

4. In large epidemiological studies published by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, cow milk drinking has been shown to be strongly associated with acne

5. Cow milk drinking by either infants, young children or even their nursing mother’s has been shown to cause colic in babies

6. Cow milk drinking has been shown to promote heart disease from a variety of mechanisms other than the saturated fat content of whole milk

7. Milk contains an astonishing number (more than 75 – see list below) of hormones, and bioactive peptides of which many likely breech the gut barrier and interact with the immune system and normal physiological function. One of the most problematic is cow insulin, which is involved in increasing the risk for type 1 diabetes in young children. Also alarming are the estrogens found in cow milk. One of these estrogens, estrone sulfate, has high bioavailability — meaning that it escapes human digestive enzymes and has been shown to readily enter the human bloodstream following milk ingestion. Lifelong elevation of estrogens in women increase the risk for breast and ovarian cancers and in men prostate and testicular cancers.

The truth is the modern food supply depends on dairt.

Most foods use some kind of dairy in their ingredients. And it’s a billion dollar industry that isn’t going to go down without a fight.

However, organic milk that has not been pasteurized and comes from the milk of grass fed cows is recommended by some.


For one it still contains many of the healthy bacteria and enzymes that aid in digestion.

Secondly is that kind of milk does not have the hormones so much conventional cow milk has.

If it’s had sparingly, it can be incorporated into your diet.

One of the things you can replace milk with is coconut milk and coconut oil.

Look out for an article on coconut oil coming soon.



    • You forgot to say to stop “Homogenizing” the milk to break down the fat particles. This is why the saturated fat is so easily absorbed by the human digestive system! We didn’t have all the disease and health problems before homogenizing milk!

  2. No links to check the credibility of any of these claims? I was raised on a dairy farm and literally lived on milk. All of our neighbors did, too. Nobody was sick, we all survived and our parents lived into their nineties. Any questions? Start writing articles based on fact, not your crappy opinion.

    • Yup, we drank milk from cows that did not receive Growth Hormones which, I believe, is causing cancer and young girls developing at an earlier age… BUT, I have stopped drinking milk as often as I used to, maybe a quart a month, I believe today’s milk is poison. is

  3. Hmmm…I don’t drink milk much at all because I have lactose intolerance.

    But it occurred to me about a month that humans are the only on animal on earth that drinks milk past a certain age.

    How many other Adult animals do you see drinking milk? None. None at all.

    don’t, because it’s not needed, and it’s not natural for us as humans
    to consume our mother’s milk past a certain age, either.

    So just why are we drinking cows milk?

    • Of course other animals “drink” milk. Think for a moment. No, we don’t see any animals milking cows and then pouring a glass. But watch any predator make a kill on female prey with milk. Mammary glands are devoured.

  4. I love this BS. First they say we shouldn’t drink cows milk because we are the only species that drinks another species milk. Then, they say we shouldn’t drink cows milk because we aren’t infants. Then they say it’s ok if it’s organic cows milk. How does it being organic negate the “other species” or “not being infants” reason. Doctors and so called nutritionists have been condemning dairy products for over 50 years for all kinds of reasons. Every one has a different reason. Now we have an epidemic of Osteoporosis. Hmmmm, I wonder why. I’m 68 and have been drinking milk since birth. When I was in school, I was drinking a gallon in three days. Now, drink a gallon in 6 days (we buy milk at Costco by the box, 2 to 3 a month). I recently had a knee replacement as the cartilage was gone (lots of running, basketball and hard work) and my surgeon said my bones were in perfect shape, also large and dense. As far as lactose intolerance, my wife is Asian and I was buying 2%, which she was having a problem with. I switched to whole milk while going on a weight loss plan (The Plan) and suddenly she doesn’t have a problem any more. I’ve found that eliminating all low fat and no fat foods gets rid of almost all allergic reactions with food. Eat natural, eat a varied diet, drink plenty of water and your weight will manage better, you’ll feel better. By the way, we eat 8 dozen jumbo eggs a month (eggs are good for the brain and skin). Nutritionists and doctors told us 50 years ago to stop eating eggs. Now, we have an epidemic of Alzheimer’s. I had an angiogram and I have no plaque in or around my heart, liver and kidney function are fine, colonoscopy passed and blood pressure 127/79. If you want to stop drinking milk or eating dairy, fine, but when your bones start breaking, you can’t go back.

    • I was raised on cows milk and other dairy products, we would make our own butter. Fresh cream on our fruit, yummy…My bones are in great shape no health problems. Because I watch what I eat…NO GMO, no chemicals. milk straight from the cow, real eggs from a range roaming chicken, beef from range cattle…I do not buy at the store, they will sell ya any crap.. buy from a good farmer…My doc says I am healthy no problems other then getting old. 69 is a good age and I am having lots of fun….If people would watch what they eat and what is in there food.. they would not have all these diseases..Years ago all foods were organic…Then scientist came along and wanted to make thinks with no seeds and watermelon the size of cantelopes and corn your body can digest. Leave the food alone.. and you wonder where all the sickness comes from…MAN messing with MOTHER NATURE

  5. The Paleo Diet was just listed as one of the worst diets to follow. Why would I listen to them when they discuss dairy?

      • I doubt any cat is completely domesticated; certainly not to the extent that dogs are. But please do define it for a benighted one such as I, O thou of more enlightened countenance.

        • Oh, I’m not more enlightened, just A French-Fried Canadienne.

          Educated a bit more classically & at a higher level than Americans are is all….Classical teaching encourages a discipline of “Critical thinking”, an educational theme sadly not seen inside America for at least an entire generation.

          A joke to example this:
          What do you call a person who speaks 3 languages?
          A Tri-lingual.
          What do you call a person who speaks 2 languages?
          A Bi-lingual.
          What do you call a person who speaks only 1 language?
          An American.

          I would not consider you to be benighted but the rather?: beggarly, bankrupt, & blighted.

          • I won’t argue our educational system sucks, at least the public schools, anyway. A few private schools still teach the right way. The Progressives in this country want it that way so our populace is fat, dumb and happy so we’re more easily controlled. Thank God for conservative talk radio there’s able to be some push-back.

            As for that silly joke, having two official languages doesn’t exactly enhance national cohesiveness. I’ve noticed each time Quebec votes to secede the percentage gets that much higher. I’m betting even though it hasn’t seceded yet, it probably will in my lifetime. About the only multilingual country that’s succeeded is Switzerland, and that’s only because there are other ties between language groups such as religion. Lots of French Protestants there and their religion ties them to the rest even when their language doesn’t.

            I know Europeans look down on us regarding our monolingualism, but they fail to consider how the whole of western Europe could easily fit into the landmass of just half of the US with plenty of room to spare. With that many countries packed so close together of course you’re going to have more exposure to other languages. Over here there’s been no need, at least until the last few Presidents started allowing droves of illegal aliens. At a minimum we’ll need to learn Spanish now too.

            Of course I’m betting all the languages you know are all based on Latin. Given that common root it’s a bit easier to learn more than one. Consider the opposite extreme, however. We’ve got such a polyglot of linguistic groups here in MN alone. You’re the exception rather than the rule if you’re able to learn Spanish AND Somali, AND Hmong AND Farsi AND Vietnamese, just to name a few. What’s worse is many of them WON’T learn English. If any of them are suffering a heart attack and can’t tell me what’s wrong when I might otherwise be able to help, oh well. The Progressives would tell me what a racist I am for not learning everyone else’s language. Not that any of them would do much better rather it’s all Alinsky tactics to control with shame.

            Getting back to my original challenge I can guarantee you even the most feral cats will drink a saucer of milk if you set one out for them. Domestication hasn’t moved that needle in any direction.

          • Props! Well outlined & well said!!

            Here’s an interesting set of Studies done with Crows that you might find provocative in that it postulates & then proves generational learning being passed onto off-spring….& if it’s done by crows then it certainly is done by supposedly feral felines if not a host of other “Animals” wild or not.

            We ALL have much to learn & consider with regards to Epigenetic expression!! [http://www.bbc.com/news/health-25156510]

            1). [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/science/26crow.html?_r=0]

            2). [http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/06/30/grudge-holding-crows-pass-on-their-anger-to-family-and-friends/#.VTqQUC5RrIo]

            3). [http://news.discovery.com/animals/zoo-animals/angry-crows-memory-life-threatening-behavior-110628.htm]

            There was even a PBS Programme presentation on the Multi-generational experiment where in it proved that the Crow Parents passed on to their Off-spring (Either covertly or inherently) the recognition of faces in human beings which invariably was passed onto the subsequent grand-fathered generation of crows no less!!.

            Wish I could find it for you, I think you would find it interesting.

            Domesticated or Feral…traits are passed down epigenetically.

            These traits also comprise certain penchants for certain foods along with your corporeal-chemical reaction to those foods (Research the epigenetic expression of the Obesity factor that “Skipped” over a generation of Irish emigrants due to their Grand-parents encounter with the Potato Famine in Ireland as an example).

            Feral cats would still share the trait or affinity for “Milk” set out before them as a result.

            These types of studies lend credence to a slew of uncontrollable (Favourable or not) beliefs & behaviours that all of us express on a lifetime basis….much to the chagrin of ourselves as well as those around us.

            Food for thought!

            Cheers for remaining thoughtful & in depth with your follow-ups….such treatises & retorts such as yours are intriguing & invigorating!!

          • So much education and so little common sense. ANY predatory mammal (and perhaps others) will consume milk every chance they get. I don’t suppose they often get the chance to pour a glass though, right? Of course, they get it from making a kill. But don’t think for a moment that it’s simply collateral consumption. They will devour the mammary glands and lick up any drop they can. And yes, dogs and cats are excellent evidence of this. No need to ask the crows.

          • SO, in other words?? I need to go eat proverbial crow??, lolz

            Actually, Carnivores (The only animals with a penchant for such skulduggery inflicted upon other animals) only go for either the Sick, the aged or the unprotected foundlings.

            They neither can nor are inclined to go after perfectly healthy & robust animals.

            They also devour the Intestines and guts almost immediately & allow the muscle-meat to “age” appropriately, or in other words to “Cook” a bit before coming back for revisits.

            So, most often than naught ? such consumption is in fact if not indeed collateral incidental consumption since most lactating mammals are not the dine-upon dujour of carnivores.

            Not so much for me, I’ve been Vegan since attending University…oddly?? Here in the States no less.

            How hard a load was it?? well, I worked full time AND carried a full time semester finishing a year early by also attending Summer sessions.

            My Secondary schooling was more challenging than the University here in the States.

          • And “only go for the sick, aged or unprotected foundlings”?? Your trolling, right? For anyone who might read this, carnivores are opportunistic. Period.

          • Wow, the more of your post I read…. Apparently predators aren’t even able to go after healthy or robust prey, according to Mr or Ms TenThousandWords.

  6. I am 77 years old and have had at least 3 glasses of milk every day of my life. My bones are strong and I am strong and very healthy. I am dumb founded by all the stupidity in the world with so called scientists coming up with these lame ideas – like milk is bad for us. Last winter I slipped on some ice and had a really hard fall onto concrete where I landed on my left elbow. I believe without the life time of milk I would have shattered my arm or elbow. But nothing was damaged. It hurt for a couple of weeks but that was all. My mother hardly ever drank milk and when she was in her mid 70’s she got up out of her chair in her home and fell on her carpet and broke her hip. I don’t need any more proof than that and I will have another glass of milk with dinner tonight.

    • Your response reminds me of the degenerating aspects of the Coal & tar Industry’s, the Sugar Plantation advocates and a host of other brain-washed talking heads advocating for some “Thing” when the insidiousness of the “Thing” is not fully or at best shallowly known.

      Did you know that in Medieval England parents would tie rabbits’ feet
      around their babies’ necks to ward off illness? Doctors would also spit
      on wounds because saliva was believed to have healing properties.

      Indeed, history is replete with unfounded health beliefs, and to
      everyone’s detriment, the milk myth is among the most tenacious.Where, pray-tell, do any of the other mammalian animals “Get” their strong bones from??.

      From drinking Cows milk or that of any other intra-species & hosts??.

      Actually?? From what does the COW make their milk from??.

      Do cows align themselves to secretly drink their own milk or that of their fellow cow-mates when people are not watching in order to strengthen their bones??.

      For 77 Years of age your response shows a total lack of critical & educated thinking and horrifically if I might be so frank-spoken?? of abject imbecility!!

      Are not the same attributes of the foods we eat accountable for the inherent calcium up-take & subsequent assimilation of Calcium that makes for strong bones??

      Here are the Scientific facts though:

      Milk depletes the calcium from your bones

      The milk myth has spread around the world based on the flawed belief
      that this protein and calcium-rich drink is essential to support good
      overall health and bone health in particular at any age. It is easy to
      understand that the confusion about milk’s imaginary benefits stems from
      the fact that it contains calcium – around 300 mg per cup.

      But many scientific studies have shown an assortment of detrimental
      health effects directly linked to milk consumption. And the most
      surprising link is that not only do we barely absorb the calcium in
      cow’s milk (especially if pasteurized), but to make matters worse, it
      actually increases calcium loss from the bones. What an irony this is!

      Here’s how it happens. Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the
      body pH which in turn triggers a biological correction. You see, calcium
      is an excellent acid neutralizer and the biggest storage of calcium in
      the body is – you guessed it… in the bones. So the very same calcium
      that our bones need to stay strong is utilized to neutralize the
      acidifying effect of milk. Once calcium is pulled out of the bones, it
      leaves the body via the urine, so that the surprising net result after
      this is an actual calcium deficit.

      It’s also the reason that Ant-Acids like “TUMS” are also Calcium depleting although hey purport to have a base of calcium.

      Calcium needs stomach acid in order to be absorbed by the human body….if one neutralises it stupidly with an “Anti-Acid”??…then you can have a wheel-barrel full of Calcium & it simply cannot nor will not be catalyzed nor absobed.

      Knowing this, you’ll understand why statistics show that countries
      with the lowest consumption of dairy products also have the lowest
      fracture incidence in their population.

      Scientific studies show that milk increases fracture risk

      Many scientific studies contradict the conventional wisdom that milk
      and dairy consumption help reduce osteoporotic fractures. Surprisingly,
      studies demonstrating that milk and dairy products actually fail to
      protect bones from fractures outnumber studies that prove otherwise.
      Even drinking milk from a young age does not protect against future
      fracture risk but actually increases it. Shattering the “savings
      account” calcium theory, Cumming and Klineberg report their study
      findings as follows: “The countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis are the ones where
      people drink the most milk and have the most calcium in their diets.
      The connection between calcium consumption and bone health is actually
      very weak, and the connection between dairy consumption and bone health
      is almost nonexistent.”

      “Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20 years, was
      associated with an increased risk of hip fracture in old age.
      (“Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Hip Fractures in the Elderly”.
      American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 139, No. 5, 1994).

      But?? Your anecdotal evidence of 77 years coupled with your own self-assumptive hubris will no doubt convince yourself other-wise.

      Oh well….maybe some-one else on-the-fence will read into this the factual versus the ass-umptive ass-ertions and reach their own educated conclusions.

      • Thanks for the very positive response. I felt at the end that you are a member of obama’s global warming terrorist group. Good luck in your life for what ever it will amount to.

        • This Casmige person is either some sort of disinformation agent or malevolent alien from Zeta Reticuli. But most definitely the most delusional narcissist in the interweb.

          • re: “some sort of disinformation agent” really?? Click my icon…you’ll see that I’m a Didactic and a top commentator…..I always supply links to bolster my opinions & portents….. Now an Alien I am…but LEGALLY Emigrated from The GWN. “narcissist in the interweb”…”Interweb”, seriously?? Watch too much Gas-Monkey Garage maybe much??, lolz…”Interweb”…hahahahahaha!!

          • You’re a didactic in the way of Saul Alinsky only with A LOT more empty words. Your links bolster your opinion with other opinion, terribly weak correlational studies, and pretense. But the fact that you’re a top commenter, oh well my mistake. How lofty and prestigious of you. Yup narcissistic. So much you don’t even get the “interweb” bite. Sounds like you might still be under 30 and less than fully engaged in a productive life except in your own head.

          • Sorry,”in the way of Saul Alinsky” Nope, Strike 1…although I did Attend University at Illinois @ Chicago.

            Re: “terribly weak correlational studies” Really?? Well, I guess you could find a study to bolster a women living in a shoe perhaps but my links are usually scientific based studies, well, because of my back-ground actually.

            Strike 2,

            Re: “Sounds like you might still be under 30 and less than fully engaged in a productive life except in your own head.”

            Nope. Graduated University in a span of 3 years & in 1983, Hopefully even you can do the math?.

            Always voted in ALL Elections local & National since I Emigrated & received the Duty/Responsibility to vote.

            Never voted for a Demon-Crap in my tenure as a Citizen….although most repugnican’ts are merely DC’s in Sheep’s clothing & pretense.

            What’s funny?? Is I’d bet a Benjamin that you’ve nary HALF the voting stat’s as I have.

            “Interweb”: Only hillbilly’s & supposed jack-legged monkey-star garage Mechanic’s use that moronic onionesque term…

            Strike 3, you’re OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTT!

          • Yup, too full of yourself to understand common sense. “In the way of Saul Alinsky” didn’t reference any political persuasion but simply your use of word ‘didactic’ to humbly describe yourself. He too was a self described teacher and spewed BS and disinformation. And I’ll stand by my comment about the weak studies. And if you are indeed in your 50’s and still this hung up on yourself while apparently doing a bang up job at making your mark on the world through Internet forums, , um well if only you were indeed under 30. There might have been hope for you.
            You can go back to your baseball game now. I’ll go back to fixing my car. I can actually do that.

          • Bravo!! (On being able to work on your car).

            The Flower Moon Beckons your eager repose!

            Not to brag, but I put myself through University helping others working on cars in an ethical informative basis in lieu of shystering people with voodoo mechanic works.

            Just got through doing an Automatic to 5 Speed Manual Transmission Swap on my 2000 e46 When the automatic Transmission went out (Reverse rear Hub Ring-Land Broke: A Known defect)…including the reprogramming of the DME/ECM from “Automatic over to Manual 5 speed.

            I HATE getting my hands dirty however, to this day?? I still help people out with diagnosis & repair on their vehicles.

            it’s the Saul Alinsky “Community Activists & Socialism” penchant in me perhaps…..(Did you catch that acronym?? I made a tongue-in-cheek Joke that includes my name!!).

            I’m MUCH more a Russell Kirk & William F. Buckley Jr. fond-adherent.

            Oh, while I’m narcissistically being a braggart? I forgot to mention that I do HVAC Work (Cars & Residential) along with Plumbing & Electrical work (Had to relocate & update my own electrical panel in the Condo after several Electricians said it was an impossible job to do, which is funny, because I’m no certified/licensed nor schooled electrician? But I did the job in 6 hours & spent $250.00USD on the Updated Fuse-Box & 2 Junction-Boxes).

            My Neighbors tap me for assistance with things because they KNOW without a doubt that I do a job right the first time without skulduggery nor with any tomfoolery and with a commitment to doing it thusly without cutting corners or trying to maximise my hourly rate at the expense of others or cutting corners because of some sort of inbred penchant towards slothful niggardness.

            “American’s” Used to be constituted that way….about 2 generations back-ward though.

            I LOATHE American Baseball almost as much as I do American Foot-Ball….& Hockey, so leave that jib-jab out.

            Organised Sports & the adherents to them are nothing but fools with their time AND their Money.

            But enough about me….lolz.

            You just know I could go on & on, & On, & On, right??, lolz

            Hope you’re having some nice almost frozen beers while you work on your car.

          • Not to brag? That’s all you do. And you are good at it, along with internet research and regurgitation. You overplay and aren’t even credible. No one with all your knowledge and experience would waste so much time being an internet “didactic”. You’ve so blinded yourself with delusion on grandeur. But if this is your way of self-affirmation then, live and let live right. I call BS to everything you say. It’s not hard really. But it doesn’t matter. This isn’t any kind of real world and I guess everyone needs a way to feel accomplished or connected. Reminds me of video game addicts or People Magazine readers. So, hagd, or lolz or afk or gjyo or whatever the coolest web speak is these days. Your world, not mine thankfully.

          • By the way, did you do that conversion or did DS&M and Spec Motorsports do it? Geeze, apparently even on other forums your a pompous wind bag. But thanks for teaching me the power of cut-and-paste internet research. So quick and easy!

          • This is Fun!!
            I throw something out *there* & you swat at it just like a cat!!
            I like Cats!
            Spec Motorsports did do a Custom True Dual Exhaust Install + Headers on the Sport wagon.

            (You’re not a local are you?? Maybe we could meet at the Flying Saucer Beer Emporium!!???)
            I Did the Transmission conversion myself. Took a Saturday & A Sunday to complete.
            Never heard of DS&M, unless you meant Madam Deidre’s S&M Services, =P~
            (For those days when I can’t get enough abuse in these forums)
            Other Forums?? Pompous Wind-Bag??, Wowza, & for that I’m really hurt!
            Copy & Paste I do …The Links to bolster my stance rather than pulling them out of my arse.

            My apologies for not being able to thoroughly convince you on the electrical fuse box/panel R&R.

            I could come over, bring some Ice Cold Molson’s & help you work on your car tho~?

            I agree with you on this virtual world of arm-chair veritable verbiagable jousting contest.

            But I’m on LInkedin, guess that’s fake also??.

            I have to Brag, My Father Beat me with the strangest of things when I was young, but it was always the Fireplace Wooden Clown sculpture he used often-times that haunts me to this day….& he knew it gathering much transactional glee from the trauma by taking me to the Faire many times every time it came to towne and attending the clown shows…oh wait!! I just had a Break-though!!

            Maybe I’m oddly drawn to these forums as some sort of virtual clown show in an apparent sub-conscious attempt to deal with the boy-hood trauma.

            YES! That’s it.

            THANK YOU Mr. Tilkins……you have helped me gain a foot-hold with your little know method of psychological therapeutic Wisconsionian therapy!

            Thank you!
            (Bows as deeply as possible in respectful homage)

          • Well, there’s a story behind that post, but you wouldn’t believe it if I told you so, I won’t offer it.

            I guess you’re not going to add or follow me now??

            Gosh, these things are such an arduous task to endeavour to accomplish.

            The only type of following I apparently can get is driving the speed-limit on the Highway in the left lane.

            But all those eventually pass me by waving at me with a single finger that I think means I’m “#1”, but I’m not too sure about American Finger Gestures & their meanings.

          • tom, don’t be too hard on him, i stay off post like this most of the time because of this type of idiocy, but if not for the internet his type would be relegated to a circle jerk with his other intelligent “top commenters” in their secret place.

      • thanks for proving the gist of my post, okay we believe you, you smart fellow, why you waste time on us uneducated folks, why you not making millions on your smarts, why you don’t be president, why you not drink mommy milk when you baby. i bet the internet is your best friend

  7. im not sure but looking at the posts on here it sounds like someone actually feeds their cat milk. i didn’t think anyone actually did that anymore, but then it also looks like most of the posts on here don’t really have anything to do with the article, most just trying to convince someone how smart they are.