Did you know that about 75% of the world’s population is genetically unable to properly digest milk and other dairy products – also known as lactose intolerance.
Check this out. Countries with the lowest rates of dairy and calcium consumption (like those in Africa and Asia) have the lowest rates of osteoporosis.
Research shows that higher intakes of both calcium and dairy products may increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer by 30 to 50 percent. Dairy consumption increases the body’s level of insulin-like growth factor-1 (or IGF-1) – a known cancer promoter.
Calcium isn’t as bone-protective as we thought. Studies of calcium supplementation have shown no benefit in reducing fracture risk. In fact, vitamin D appears to be much more important than calcium in preventing fractures.
These are just a few of the findings related to the harm that dairy can cause. (Dr. Mark Hyman)
The truth is that dairy is one of the most inflammatory foods in our modern day diets. It is extremely acid forming which disrupts the bodies natural pH.
Foods like broccoli or dark leafy greens are a much better source of calcium and have a higher absorption rate.
Just remember, inflammation is the gateway to all disease. Removing inflammatory foods is the best way to prevent sickness and disease.
I ditched dairy a few years ago and will never go back. And just recently there are some awesome dairy alternatives, which makes the swap much easier.