When most Filipino families are eating rice for breakfast, our family is eating cereal with milk. Our kids drink milk during the day and before bedtime as well. That makes us heavy consumers of cow’s milk. For years, two of my kids have been having on and off sinusitis and cough. The doctor said that it was probably just an allergic reaction to something. I’ve always thought that it was probably due to stuff in the air or the weather. I never accepted that it was due to cow’s milk since our kids love cow’s milk so much. Until a few months ago, I decided to remove cow’s milk from our diet. Just a week after that, my kids were not sniffing and coughing anymore. But I had to wait a few months just to make sure. And it’s been a few months now. We haven’t successfully eliminated all dairy from our diet but removing cow’s milk was a big difference already.
Here are some of the stuff I’ve read about cow’s milk:
Fifty years ago an average cow produced 2,000
pounds of milk per year. Today the top producers give 50,000
pounds! How was this accomplished? Drugs, antibiotics,
hormones, forced feeding plans and specialized breeding;
Any lactating mammal excretes toxins through her milk. This
includes antibiotics, pesticides, chemicals and hormones.
Also, all cows’ milk contains blood! The inspectors are
simply asked to keep it under certain limits. You may be
horrified to learn that the USDA allows milk to contain from
one to one and a half million white blood cells per
millilitre. (That’s only 1/30 of an ounce). If you don’t
already know this, I’m sorry to tell you that another way to
describe white cells where they don’t belong would be to
call them pus cells. To get to the point, is milk pure or is
it a chemical, biological, and bacterial cocktail?
If you google “diary” or “cow’s milk”, you can read more articles on this.
Some of you might argue this, but one thing I know for sure: no more allergies for my kids.