Let’s stop the cows!

There is a fairly recent tendency to reject cow’s milk and dairy products under the following pretexts:

  • It would be indigestible for lack of lactase (which allows the digestion of lactose).
  • It would be allergenic.
  • It would be pathogenic growth factor (promoting cancer).
  • It would produce diabetes and autoimmune diseases.
  • It would produce many other health problems (Crohn’s disease, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, constipation, chronic fatigue) …
  • Dairy calcium is poorly assimilated.
  • The human species is (or would be) the only species to consume milk of another species.

The following can be answered:

    • Lactose is almost totally absent from dairy products processed by bacterial fermentation (cheeses, yogurts, etc.) and lactase is still present in many humans until old age [Wikipedia : A large part of the global adult population (about 70%) is lactose intolerant because of the deficiency of an enzyme, the lactase. However, many dairy products do not contain lactose, or very little (cheeses). Lactose causes digestive disorders in almost all non-European populations];
    • Is milk itself the problem, especially of allergies, or the fact that only “industrial” milk (from cows packed in real factories – and not outside in nature) -, fed not with grass, but with flour stuffed with pesticides, injected regularly with antibiotics and even hormones, etc.)?
    • Does organic milk produce the same effects?
    • Is not human breast milk, like that of a cow, a growth factor, promoting both healthy cells and cancer ones?
    Average composition of milk in grams per liter
    Water Dry Snippet Matter fatty Nitrogenous substances Lactose Materials
    Totals casein albumin
    Human milk
    905 117 35 12-14 10-12 4-6 65-70 3
    Cow milk
    900 130 35-40 30-35 27-30 3-4 45-50 8-10

    (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lait_de_vache )

    • The human species has been consuming animal milk for thousands of years. If the first men and women to consume had had serious health problems by consuming them, why did they continue to do so? The human species has also been eating cereals for about as long, and nowadays some people are pointing out their intestinal toxicity because of gluten. Is it really the gluten problem or the industrial grade Glyphosate in GM cereals and other non-organic cereals?
    • The milk calcium is 30% absorbed by the human body, which is certainly not negligible, and the calcium of the water is not so much assimilated. Should we stop drinking water and milk on this pretext?
    • The human being is the only species to do a lot of things that others do not do. In particular he is the only one to laugh and cry. He is the only one to cook for his food. He is the only one to make fire, to make clothes, etc. Is it the only way to pretend that it is bad?

The example of milk is representative of many similar situations about human health as well as about other areas. Faced with some excess of industrialization, human groups have taken opposite extreme positions. However, are these positions automatically healthier or wiser? Life has repeatedly shown that excesses can tend to kill. In particular, if a human being drinks more than nine liters of water in a day, he can die, while otherwise water is essential for the survival of the physical body. In all, is it better to go to extremes or to moderation, to the middle path?

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