Month: November 2009

Diet an Lifestyle, Tip3: Milk and Diary products

Milk is also called “the white lie”. Milk is often full of pesticides, antibiotics and growth hormones (given to the cows).We have been told that we need milk for calcium in our bones. Actually the more milk you drink, the less calcium in your bones and the more calcium in your arteries. In countries where milk is the great part of the diet, osteoporosis is the highest and in countries where there is less milk they have low osteoporosis cases. So the question is why? Milk has calcium, but in order to absorb calcium the body needs magnesium and phosphorus and if the balance between these three minerals is not right it happens that, paradoxically, the bones have to release calcium themselves to keep that balance.Fresh milk is less harmful, but you should drink it directly from the cow’s tits. The pasteurization process make Casein on of the worst digestible protein in the world.The second problem in the milk is Lactose. As we grow up the enzyme called Lactase is less and less present in our body, so we become more Lactose intolerant. Casein produces mucus in the colon and in the sinuses. For the 80% of the children with otitis problems, you stop with milk and it is resolved. Another important thing to know about milk: it neutralizes acids. So when you drink milk, you stop the acids in the stomach, and the body cannot digest the proteins anymore in an efficient way. Undigested proteins  goes in the colon and start putrefying, producing sulfur gas that is very toxic to the body.So there is no reason to drink milk, but if you want to drink it or use it for cooking, you can choose from many alternative such as: soy milk, almonds milk, rice milk or oat milk. For babies that do not get breast milk, it is advisable do not start with soy because soy is an “heavy” protein much better is oat, almonds and rice and when they get 4 years old you can start with soy.Let’s talk about cheese:Cheese is hard to digest and the worst time is after dinner. The second worst thing is eating cheese with something else, for example with bread. The best combination if you can’t stay without is cheese with salad so if you want to eat cheese, eat it alone, as a snack or with salad. The moment you combine it with carbs you are stressing your digestive system. So expecially for people with a weak digestion, eliminate milk and diary products.Yogurt and ice cream:What we call yogurt today is not … yogurt. Often it is refined and with added sugars, colorants etc. If you can “cultivate” you own yogurt with lactic acid bacteria it is ok, and this is another story.A good alternative is try yogurt and ice cream made from tofu (soy cheese), soy milk or rice.I would thank again Dr. Roy Martina for these useful informations.