Studies have linked dairy to an increased risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. Milk and other dairy products are full of saturated fats and contribute to heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes. Besides humans, no species drinks milk beyond their natural age of weaning or drinks the milk of another species. Cow’s milk is suited to the nutritional needs of calves and not of humans. No wonder consuming it and its derivatives cause us so many health problems.
Reasons why dairy is bad for you
Research shows that dairy products have little or no benefits for bone health. According to the Nurse’s Health Study, dairy may increase risk of fracture by 50 percent. Contrary to what we were made to believe, eating dairy products has never shown to reduce fracture risk. There is no evidence that dairy is good for your bones or prevent osteoporosis – in fact, the animal protein it contains causes bone loss.
A 2017 study funded by the National Cancer Institute that compared the diets of women diagnosed with breast cancer to those without breast cancer, found that those who consumed more cheese had a 53 percent higher risk for breast cancer. Research has linked high-fat content and hormones in milk, cheese, and other dairy products to breast cancer. Research also shows that higher consumptions of dairy products may increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer by 30 to 50 percent.
A Sweden study showed that women who consumed four or more servings of dairy products each day were twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Saturated fat and heart disease
A single serving of milk can contain as much as 24mg of cholesterol, which is bad for your overall health. But no plant good contains any cholesterol. Also, a single serving of whole milk can contain more than 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat. If you consume three servings per day, you are already at 60 for the day, putting you at a higher risk for heart disease.
Milk, cheese, and other dairy products are the top sources of saturated fat in most diets these days. Milk products also contain cholesterol, and diets high in cholesterol and saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease, which remains the world’s silent killer.
About 75 percent of the world’s adult population is unable to break down lactose. Our bodies just weren’t made to digest milk on a regular basis. Since inception, we have all been told that we need milk to be healthy, as this is not true. Instead, most Doctors like Michael Greger and T. Colin Campbell, agrees that it is better for us to get iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, protein, carbohydrates and fat from whole plant-based foods – leafy greens and root vegetables, grains, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes and seaweeds.
Lactose intolerance is common, affecting millions of people worldwide. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, gas and stomach upset.
In multiple studies, the consumption of all types of dairy products increased the severity of acne in both boys and girls.
As vegans, we believe that we should not have cow milk as it belongs to baby cows. We are also against the treatment of farmed cows.