Are Dairy Products Healthy? Part 1

In the last article on Vegan Lifestyle, I was telling you about Dairy Products and I’ve enumerated some of the key points of it not being healthy for humans. Today I will be talking about a few reasons why dairy products are not healthy and why humans should not consume it.

Excepting the fact that it is not ethical, here are some of the reasons:

1. Cow’s milk is for cows, human’s milk is for humans.

Humans, or any other animal of a mammal species, are nursing their baby with milk, secreted from the mammary glands. Each species has its own milk because it is helping a particular type of baby to grow up. For example, the baby cow needs to grow up in a short amount of time. Normally, the baby cow turns into an adult in two years. A human baby has to grow up into an adult in 16-18 years.

Each species develops in a different way. The humans need to develop their brain more than animals. Which means that we should not feed our children with milk from another animal.

2. Milk contains specific types of hormones

What is the difference between cow’s milk and human’s milk?

The other animal’s milk contains over 80 active hormones that are not supposed to be in a human’s body in the first place. And now I am not referring to the hormones that are injected into the animal, but the hormones that are produced by the animal.

When animal hormones come into the human body, our bodies go into a complete inflammation process, the antibodies don’t recognize those hormones, they don’t understand what these hormones are, and they reject them.

There is this hormone called IGF1 – Insulin-like Growth Factor 1, that when it is taken into the human body it actually makes our pituitary gland secrete more growth hormones. When you have cancer, this thing makes the cancer cells to replicate. So people with cancer should stop eating dairy products.

3. Milk contains pus.

More so, the pasteurized milk contains even a bigger amount of pus. They call the pus cells somatic cells and they are produced by the white blood cells of the animal, in response to an infection of the mammary glands.

The National Milk Producers Federation states that the milk should contain less than 750,000 pus cells per mL. So this means that a glass of milk contains nearly 180,000,000 pus cells.

Efforts have been made to reduce the number of pus cells in milk to 450.000 pus cells per mL. However, in 2011, they were rejected by the industry, and the 750.000/mL are now in the supermarkets.

They say that a high level of somatic cells reflects a poor milk quality.

So in Europe, the case looks better. UE standards for quality A milk say that milk should contain less than 400,001/mL of somatic cells and less than 100,001/mL as a total number of germs.

As it was given from mother nature, mammal species are supposed to nurse their babies with milk only to help them grow up in the first phases of their life. And because the milk is not secreted by the mammary glands after this period, no animal should drink milk in the adult life. This is why some people are lactose intolerant. The rest of the population that it is not, they either do not know that they are intolerant or they have developed a tolerance. It is not the other way around.

If you don’t stop consuming dairy products knowing that it is not an ethical thing to do, at least do it for your body. Educate yourself and get to know your body more. It is your home and the only place to leave in after all, for the rest of your life.

Next, we will be covering some other reasons for which dairy products are not healthy for us. Stay tuned!




  1. The Detox Miracle Sourcebook by Robert Morse
  2. The China Study by  T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell
  3. 80-10-10 Diet by Douglas N Graham
  4. EU standards here
  5. Other info here
  6. Freelee the banana girl youtube video here


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