MILK DOES A BODY GOOD?
There is no other food that is as difficult to digest as milk. Casein, which accounts for approximately 80% of the protein found in milk, immediately clumps together once it enters the stomach, making digestion very difficult. Furthermore, that component is homogenized in the milk sold in stores. Homogenization means equalizing the fat content in milk by stirring it. The reason homogenization is bad is that when milk is stirred, air gets mixed in, turning the milk's fat component into an oxidized fatty substance - fat in an advanced state of oxidation. In other words, homogenized milk produces free radicals and exerts a very negative influence on the body. Dr. Gabriela Segura, M.D. / heart surgeon
I had a patient ask me the other day why dairy might be off limits as far as a PALEO DIET is concerned (it's definitely off limits when doing an ELIMINATION DIET). The first thing I told this person was that he needed to do an elimination diet and figure which foods (including dairy) he might be sensitive to, as not everyone is sensitive to milk / dairy --- particularly true depending on what dairy we are talking about. Here are just a few reasons that milk or dairy --- particularly the stuff off the grocery store shelf --- might not be in your best interest.
Let me reiterate that I am not an anti-milk person. The thing that you must remember, however, is that if you were able to bring your great great grandfather back and have him sample the product that we today call milk, he would undoubtedly find it all but totally unrecognizable. Furthermore; in similar fashion to MODERN GRAINS, milk continues to be altered to the point that people's immune systems are increasingly viewing it as foreign and attacking it (for instance, virtually 100% of AUTISTIC KIDS will have issues with milk along with their other immune system issues).
What this means is that every bullet point above shows a different pathway that milk / dairy can drive INFLAMMATION in your body. Solve inflammation and you've gone a long way to solving your chronic health issues, including CHRONIC PAIN, CHRONIC DEGENERATIVE ILLNESSES, and AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES. For more useful tidbits on helping you stop inflammation in its tracks, make sure to check out THIS POST.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).