Ever wonder why people can’t stop at just slice of cheese? That’s because it is actually addictive. Cheese is high in fats, salt and casein. After consumption, the casein begins to break down in the liver. This releases casomorphins, which attach to opiate receptors in the brain. These receptors are known to be among the most addictive in humans.
Ironic isn’t it? Children were told to drink milk for strong bones. Women were cautioned to get enough calcium from natural source like milk and dairy products. But, countries like Asia and Africa that consume the most dairy have the highest osteoporosis rates. Studies have shown that diets rich in milk and other dairy products actually speed up osteoporosis
Eating dairy products has never been shown to reduce the risk of fractures. A Nurses’ Health Study reported that dairy may increase risk of fractures by 50 percent!
Cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream and other dairy products are high in cholesterol and saturated fats. Consuming a plant-based diet low in fat can prevent heart disease. This diet has even been shown to even reverse heart disease. Dairy products are clearly increasing those risks among otherwise healthy adults.
Antibiotics and Hormones
The mass production of milk often results in cows receiving antibiotics. These chemicals are still in the milk we drink and are deposited in the bloodstream. These hormones have been shown to pass from bovine to human mother to unborn child in the womb. Many of the effects of these hormones are unknown and are banned in several countries.
If you care about cows consider these facts: They are bred for producing future cows and huge amounts of milk. They are fed, medicated and housed to be milk machines. It is unprofitable to keep dairy cows alive once their milk production has declined so cows are usually killed after five to eight years. For their entire lifetime, they might spend every day in a single stall, never seeing the outdoors. Even if they do, it might be for only an hour a day and in such large numbers that they cannot move freely.