“Got Milk?” – the Untold Story…

Most people believe they need to consume large, daily quantities of milk to achieve good health. Unfortunately, except in times of famine, we have no need at all for cow’s milk and with today’s milk processing methods; it is actually quite harmful to our health. Anthropologically, we are the only species that continues to drink milk past weaning and the only species to drink the milk of another species. This is just not part of nature’s design. Cow’s milk is perfect for cows. It is a high fat fluid exquisitely designed to turn a 65 lb baby calf into a 400 lb cow in one year. When you look at commercial milk today, compared to 50 years ago it doesn’t even look the same. I remember when the milkman brought the bottles to our doorstep. The thick yellow white cream (which contains the healthy fat soluble vitamins) sat on top and my siblings and I would argue over who got to have the tastier, richer cream. Nowadays commercial milk looks kind of blue and it is much thinner. We children hated the taste of skimmed milk when it first appeared. The longer shelf life and bigger profits meant nothing to our palates. But, the Dairy Council did such a great job of marketing it as a healthier and necessary product that we eventually and reluctantly learned to tolerate the taste. Sometimes children are wiser than adults. Who was to know that losing local dairy sources would have such a drastic effect on our health? The cows in large corporate dairies are overworked and kept to quotas by artificial means....