Article #4: Are We Milk Drinkers?
America’s dairy industry has no intention of letting Americans become weaned. We are to remain sucklings all our life.
One of the most telling arguments against milk drinking is to elucidate the realities of milk-drinking. Consider the following statements. Milk would be much fresher and more wholesome if taken directly from the teat of the cow as it is done in nature by calves. The fact that a person suckles vicariously does not make it suckling any the less. It’s no different than paying someone to kill your animals for you. When you pay the butcher you pay everyone—and you’re a killer by proxy just as much as someone is who buys a contract for someone else’s death.
Should anyone argue seriously that milk is the one perfect food you can agree with them that this is true—for a calf. Then you might inquire if their bodies secrete rennin and lactase. These enzymes respectively break down the casein of milk, the calcium/protein component and lactose, the milk sugar. Humans normally cease to secrete these enzymes at about age three, and thereafter can no longer handle milk. It’s no accident that our number one “allergy” is milk. The body properly objects to substances it cannot use for food.
Yes, milk may be the one most perfect food but that does us no good if we can’t digest and use it. Further, when our bacterial flora decompose it, fermenting part and putrefying part, the by-products of decomposition will cause many problems we didn’t bargain for.
- 1. Prologue
- 2. Necessity Of Different Approaches To Nutritional Science
- 3. Understanding The Role Of Foods In Nutrition
- 4. Edibility Of Foods
- 5. Other Food Qualities
- 6. Summary Of Criteria Relative To Goodness
- 7. Ratings Of Generally Available Foods
- 8. Questions About The Lesson
- Article #1: Are We Vegetarians Or Fruitarians?
- Article #2: Research Yields Bombshell Of A Surprise!
- Article #3: Are We Meat Eaters?
- Article #4: Are We Milk Drinkers?
- Article #5: Are We Grain Eeaters?