In the previous article, we were talking about why dairy products are not healthy for us, humans. You can read the article here. If those reasons were not good enough, below you will find some other points that I’ve thought they are important. In other words, if you don’t care what mother nature wants for us, maybe you will care more about what humans did to these products, what the dairy industry did in order to increase their sales.
1. RBGH – Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormones
As the name suggests, RBGH is a synthetic hormone that is injected into cows in order to make them produce more milk.
Of course, there is the natural bovine growth hormone (BGH), also called bovine somatotropin/somatotrophin (abbreviated bST and BST). It is a peptide hormone produced by cows’ pituitary glands and just like other hormones, it is produced in small quantities and it is used in regulating metabolic processes.
In 1970, the biotech company, Genentech discovered and patented the gene for BST. This is how it became possible to synthesize the hormone using recombinant DNA technology to create recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), or artificial growth hormone.
Fortunately, this hormone has been banned from Europe:
At the Council of Ministers meeting held in Finland on December 16 and 17, 1999 a decision was passed down which prohibited the administration and marketing of recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) in the European Union. This decision has not been challenged in court so there is now a definitive ban on the use of rBST in the European Union. The ban came into effect on January 1, 2000.
2. Milk increases mucus production being an acidifying animal protein
The mucus is produced by the body in order to eliminate toxins that we have ingested. As I was saying earlier, in the previous article, when animal hormones come into the human body, our bodies go into a complete inflammation process, because the antibodies don’t recognize the hormones from the dairy products, they reject them, and then mucus is produced to eliminate those toxins.
Milk protein, being acidic in the body, has a potential renal acid load that triggers a biological reaction to protect and neutralize all the damage done by it before it reaches the kidneys. Our body is in survival mode, the only mode that it knows actually, so it will sacrifice bone density to protect the kidneys and the urinary tract because the most readily available source of acid neutralizer is in the bones.
3. The dairy industry wants us to believe that milk keeps our bones healthy – Myth was debunked!
So even though milk contains a big amount of calcium, because of it being acidifying for the body, it ends up sapping your bones of that crucial mineral, calcium.
The funny thing is that every study made on how milk helps our bodies, were paid by the dairy industry, did you know that? Then the industry is manipulating us with those studies and through the media, making all the commercials so believable.
The sad thing is that today you don’t even know what to believe considering that even doctors advise you to consume more dairy for your bones. It makes you wonder when did they break the circle and when did the Healthcare research became industry oriented instead of people help oriented.
However, this is not an excuse for us to stay in ignorance, to not educate ourselves. It is our duty to help our body function better. Dairy products are not healthy. Period.
Good luck with educating yourself!
Next, we will be talking about meat, if it is healthy for us and if vegans get enough proteins in their diet. Stay tuned!