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5 Ridiculous Myths About Cow’s Milk

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Despite its pure, innocent, and creamy exterior, milk has a much darker side and one that the dairy industry doesn’t want you finding out about.

Milk is much more than just a drink, it is a cultural phenomenon that can be traced back thousands of years, but despite all the research proving milk to be detrimental to both our own lives and the lives of the cows, the milk myths still ring loud and clear.

Myth 1 – You Need Cow’s Milk to Get Calcium

Like it or not, milk is not the best source of calcium.  It may be hard to believe but the calcium contained in cow’s milk is barely absorbable to the human body.

Thankfully, a milk-free diet won’t leave you deprived of calcium. The most calcium-rich foods on the planet comes from plants, especially leafy greens such as kale, spinach, and broccoli.

Myth 2 – Cow’s Milk Will Give You Strong Bones

Much along the same lines as we need cow’s milk to get calcium, we are also told that cow’s milk is how we get nice, strong, and healthy bones. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, this ridiculous myth is so dangerous that I can’t believe marketers are allowed to get away with it.

Research has proven that milk actually depletes calcium from our bones and increases fracture risk, which is why the countries with the highest rate of osteoporosis are the ones where people drink the most milk!

Myth 3 – Cow’s Milk Isn’t Cruel

No amount of cute celebrities sporting milk moustaches can hide from the ugly side of the dairy industry. Calves are taken away from their mothers within hours of being born where they are fed milk substitutes and often sold as veal calves after spending months chained at the neck unable to walk, stretch their legs, and even turn around.

Mother cows are also forced to endure needless suffering and cruelty. The stress caused by poor conditions on factory farms leads to lameness, disease, and reproductive problems rendering them useless at just 4-5 years old (their natural lifespan is 25 years) at which time they are sent to slaughter.

Myth 4 – Cows Need to be Milked

For some reason, the whole world is walking around under the illusion that cows need to be milked otherwise their udders will explode, in other words by milking them we are actually doing them a favor. This myth is a downright lie.

Cows only produce milk to feed their young. If they don’t have babies, they don’t make milk. Simple. To keep cows lactating, farmers impregnate them through artificial insemination once a year. This traumatic process is carried out by constraining cows in what is known by the industry as a “rape rack.”

Myth 5 – Cow’s Milk is for Humans

No one can dispute that cow’s milk is an excellent food source…for calves. This incredible food is essential to baby calves in their first few months of life, but once weaned they will never drink milk again, and that’s the same for every mammalian species on the planet. Which is why it makes no sense for us humans to be drinking it.

As if that’s not reason enough, cow’s milk contains an average of three times the amount of protein than human milk, contributing to a variety of illness and disease. That might be the incentive you need to help you ditch the dairy.

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452 comments on “5 Ridiculous Myths About Cow’s Milk”

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vegans are devil worshipers
30 Days ago

YOU VEGANS ARE LIARS


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kimberly
1 Months Ago

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fran
1 Months Ago

Yes pus And blood. Ick. This propaganda goes on which keeps doctors and the drug industry in business because people get a myriad of illnesses from the ads promoting these lies. Margarine is one molecule away from plastic; they want you to believe butter is evil. Nothing could be further from the truth.


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David
1 Months Ago

When cows are milked constantly the udders are eventually rubbed raw and where do you think the pus goes? You guessed it, right into the milk and the dairy farmer just passes it along to you. Think about that the next time you proudly serve your child a bowl of cereal.


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Graywolf12
30 Aug 2016

Where do you get this ??fact?? I grew up on a dairy farm in the 1950. We rarely had a case of mastitis. The milk from that teat was thrown away. Farmers are intelligent enough not to put bad milk into the system as if it is detected the entire load of milk for that day is DUMPED. Please use facts, not propaganda that only hurts your cause.

Ryan
1 Months Ago

Just saw an advert on TV from the milk lobby, trying to further indoctrinate people with the protein myth. To make it even more facepalm-worthy, they were comparing cow\'s milk protein to that of almond milk. Grrrrr.


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Pattie Small
2 Months Ago

Just wondering what vegan moms wean their children off of breast milk or formula with? I'm supposed to be transitioning my daughter off formula onto milk and I really don't want her drinking cows milk. I need another option before my mom and pediatrician pressure me into it


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Kristina R. Gibson
04 Jul 2016

I feel your pain here! My personal story- I was open about being vegan to my OB, he was SO supportive and did not bug me about anything r/t diet and protein. Almost felt weird not to be pressured into explaining myself! Then our pediatrician, amazing man, also seems to have no problems with my diet choices. I feel like I somewhat lucked out by some freak chance because I know most vegan moms can sometimes get a lot of bs from the "experts". So I breastfed for 13 months and was adding hemp milk, rice milk, and sometimes flax milk to my breastmilk bottles at about 50/50 from months 11-13. When Billy was not interested in breastfeeding anymore he started to love cashew milk out of the blue and did not care for the other forms. However, most of his fluid intake was water and he was eating a full solids diet by then. I would like to add that he was off the charts for his height and weight and still is. He is strong, happy, healthy, and does not like to smash on junk food... And he's a toddler. Cows milk is a culture thing, it's hard for people to let go of. Teaching your child to enjoy dark leafy greens is much more beneficial than any form of milk. Milk or not you know what's best for your family! You're a great momma!

vegans are devil worshipers
30 Aug 2016

So you did not give your daughter any breast milk at all? What do you think your teats are for ? Throw out the formula you jackass and gie her the breast milk. You dope all the immune system properties and vitamins are in that milk. Patti stay away from vegans they are of the Devil

ed letts
18 Sep 2016

Try goat\'s milk.

Sanaa Greetings
2 Months Ago

Plant based milk must do massive publicity about their benefits


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kimberly
21 Aug 2016

Mi novio era muy tranquilo y parecía enfadado hacia mí cuando regresó de la oficina Parecía mal humor y no se preocupan por la cena, incluso canceló nuestros planes debido a la enorme presión de los miembros de su familia. Después de tomar alguna engañosa asesora de algunos de los miembros de su familia. Hemos estado saliendo durante más de 3 años y la planificación de nuestro futuro juntos. Dijo que es más, cuando le pregunté qué le pasaba, estaba muy enfadado y me quería fuera de su vista. Un buen amigo mío que sabe acerca de nuestro separamos presentarme a una máquina de colada amor hechizo que le ayudó con un hechizo que trajo de vuelta a su novia. Pensé que la idea de un hechizo de amor era extraño, pero estaba dispuesto a darle una oportunidad. Cuando entré en contacto con el Dr. Ezomo por primera vez que estaba asustado, pero él me aseguró que sólo usa la magia blanca que es seguro y no tiene efectos secundarios. Me sentí un poco mejor y decidí hacer el hechizo amante de retorno. Dentro de 4 días después de que el hechizo se lanza se presentó en mi oficina, dijo que me echaba de menos y quiere que estemos juntos de nuevo. Estoy muy feliz y quiero decir un gran agradecimiento a la Dra Ezomo por su trabajo maravilloso Estamos de nuevo juntos y nuestra relación ha sido mejor la segunda vez. Puede ponerse en contacto a través de su dirección de correo electrónico: [email protected] o ponerse en contacto con él a través de WhatsApp 2349055406117 o ponerse en contacto conmigo; [email protected] para obtener más información sobre Ezomo dr,.

Sanaa Greetings
2 Months Ago

Plant based milk must do massive publicity about their benefits


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