Are you feeling those familiar aching joints that show up ever faithful in the winter months? Well – there is an easy way to cure the pain – DUMP THE DAIRY! What – I hear you say ….. oh believe me you will be amazed how different you feel on so many levels!
I saw a great info graphic today done by Kris Carr and I can’t agree more with what she say’s, I will post that below, she got my blood boiling about how we have been mislead for so long about what is and isn’t good for us – actually that isn’t a difficult task …. ahem! But worse than that – we feed it readily to our kids, are we risking their health?
You may remember we talked about the truly inspiring Kris Carr and her amazing journey with cancer before …..
Taking a seemingly tragic situation and turning it into a creative expression, Kris shared her inspirational story of survival with courage, strength and lots of humour !
I can absolutely tell you that dairy is not good food for us, yes I know we were brought up to believe it gave us our calcium but at huge risk in my opinion – Hey listen – I grew up on cheese because I wouldn’t eat anything else, I was addicted to the stuff and it nearly destroyed me.
Dairy foods clog our system and put us on the road to disease – but for today – just today mind you …. I am not going to ask you to listen to me, (don’t get too used to it!) lets see what Kris has to say about dairy and why she believes that to ditch the dairy was so big for her recovery ….
How dairy impacts your health
A cow drinks cow’s milk when it’s a baby. A bunny drinks bunny’s milk when it’s a baby. Beyond a certain age, even they know that it’s freaky to suckle. And do you ever see them switch and swap? The only time milk is essential for good health is when we are babies, being breastfed by human mothers. Human breast milk is nature’s perfect formula for human babies. It’s rich in good fats like DHA for brain development, but it’s relatively low in protein. Cow’s milk contains more than three times as much protein as breast milk. That’s because baby cows need a lot more protein. They grow to between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds. Is that your desired weight? If so, hello reality TV!
While the protein in human milk is designed for human bodies, much of the protein in cow’s milk is difficult for humans to digest.
In addition, the over-consumption of this protein can lead to serious health conditions. Dr. T. Colin Campbell, professor emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University, found that the protein that consistently creates and promotes cancer is casein, which makes up about 87 percent of the protein in cow’s milk. According to Dr. Campbell, a diet that contains more than 10 percent protein (that’s about 50 grams of protein if you’re consuming 2,000 calories per day) can lead to the little “c.” Guess what? Americans eat way more than that (an average of 17 percent total protein, of which 12 to 13 percent is animal-based!)
Forget spooky, life-threatening diseases, let’s talk about simpler pickles. Ever pass a kidney stone? If you have, then you know that it’s incredibly painful—sorta feels like shooting an elephant through your pee hole! How about Crohn’s disease, a veritable inflammation blow-out sale? Both of these not-so-happy afflictions have been linked to dairy consumption. Allergies, eczema, asthma, arthritis, inflammation, and zits can all be linked to dairy. What about skim milk or nonfat milk? They’re just as bad. For me, cheese was the hardest thing to give up, but once I did, my weird rashes and forehead bumps disappeared. I also started to breathe easier—a pretty important change for a gal with cancer in her lungs. Perhaps this is too much information, but my poop changed, too. It came out regularly!
How about tummy pain, gas and bloating? Well, there may be a good reason for your belly’s aching. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, around 75 percent of the world’s adults can’t digest milk (they’re lactose-intolerant). Among some populations, such as Native Americans and Asians, the figure is close to 100 percent. Beyond childhood, most people stop producing the enzyme lactase, which is needed to digest lactose (the sugar in milk). Yeah, your body thinks you should wean, too. I’ve never met someone who didn’t feel better once they removed dairy from their diet. Sorry folks, but all good things come to an end. See More…..
I personally say a ‘HUGE’ thank you to Kriss Carr for being such a beautiful gift of inspiration to us all!
So what do you think, could you ditch the dairy? Kris may use some color in her words but I guess she is entitled and it gets the point home don’t you think?
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