It is one of the most common questions I’m asked. They are natural foods, aren’t they? Aren’t they supposed to be healthy? Why do you avoid them and why are so many people sick from them nowadays? Take a look at some of my reasons below and then eat and drink away however you so choose!
First, it’s baby calf growing food, and no we don’t need it to survive, and yes the dairy industry has done an incredible job of promoting it.
Second, it’s not our greatest and only source of calcium. Check out all these places you can get your daily calcium needs from: bone broth, sardines (bones included), sesame seeds/tahini/hummus, kale, turnip greens, mustard greens, chinese cabbage, bok choy, tapioca, chia seeds, white beans, black-eyed peas, broccoli, spinach, quinoa, salmon, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, carrots, oranges, figs, blackstrap molasses, dried herbs…
Third, here’s what some of the research is showing:
For interest sake, goat’s milk has been shown to be more digestible, much less allergenic, closer in content to human milk, and higher in nutrients which are also more absorbable than they are in cow’s milk.