The first nutritional advice they gave me at my acupuncture school, was, don’t eat dairy! And the real trick is, the worst part about it is certainly not the fat, nor the sugar, but milk protein.
I know I talk a lot about yogurt and kefir on this blog. And butter too, which has really been exonerated from being a pernicious, dangerous food.
But it’s not the milkfat which is the problem. On the other hand, butter and ghee is healthy for the most part. And it’s not the lactose, or milk sugar, which really hurts people. You should know that lactose is a disaccharide and causes tremendous problems while being in the human body.
It’s the milk protein. It is allergenic, creates problems like inflammation in whatever part of you is vulnerable, and is ultimately the worst. Things like milk and cheese, while being really tasty, are ultimately a cause of great problems. And the countries that consume the most dairy products have the highest rates of osteoperosis.
I feel like much of my problems, being mental or physical, are inflammed by drinking milk and eating other dairy products for pure indulgence. Mistakenly, people in the west think milk, sugar, and bread are staples when the opposite is true. They are the worst foods imaginable.
The best substitutes for cow’s milk is coconut milk, almond milk, and I’m gonna go out on a limb and even say rice milk. Rice milk is one of my favorite foods even though I rarely have it because I drink the whole container on the first day after the grocery haul.
The one thing people who study Chinese Medicine are told is, dairy is bad. That is the message of this post.