20 Cows' Milk & European Beef
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Whale Blue Whale - it is the largest animal ever known to have existed on Earth. Age to 80 (estimated) 172 tonnes (172000kg)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant Elephant - the largest land mammal Age 50- 70 Male 3500 - 12000kg (7700-26000lb)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Gorilla Mountain Gorilla - Age to 50 Male 204-227kg (450-500lb) - The Mountain Gorilla is primarily an herbivore; the majority of its diet is composed of the leaves, shoots and stems (85.8%) of 142 plant species. It also feeds on bark (6.9%), roots (3.3%), flowers (2.3%), and fruit (1.7%), as well as small invertebrates. (0.1%). Adult males can eat up to 34 kg (75 lb) of vegetation a day, while a female can eat as much as 18 kg (40 lb).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orangutans Orangutans - "orangutans are the world's most intelligent animal other than humans" Age to 50 Male 118kg (260lb)
A Simple Question. How much milk do the above mammals drink once weaned?
The Answer is . . . NONE.
Now think carefully about that.
Why do we humans need milk as adults?
. . . we do not, but if you must see below.
It was by reading John Lee's book Optimal Health Guidelines I was alerted to the problems of drinking milk.
In Gillian McKeith's “You Are What You Eat" 1st Published 2004
an aside to the milk effects - page 117 - chilli / a blend of pungent spices can literally bore a hole in the stomach lining.
Page 25 - "Whole cow's milk is too high in saturated fat, low in vitamins and the mineral content is out of balance with human bio-chemistry, as a result many of them cannot be absorbed by humans. Also cows are normally subjected to hundreds of different drug injections, hormones, pesticides drug residues which in turn make their way into the milk. If you must drink cow's milk, boil it first to make it easier to digest.
Page 43 - Tender Gassy Stomach That Is Sometimes
... cut out cow's milk products, because the molecules are too large for many people to break down in their stomach.
Page 75 - Cow's milk is high in fat & the protein casein which is hard for
humans to digest properly. This is why cow's milk can trigger allergic
responses such as asthma, earache, runny nose, catarrh, skin rash,
lethargy & irritability. Furthermore some people lack the enzyme
lactase which breaks down lactose in milk ...
Finally if you really must drink cow's milk then please boil it first. The boiling process breaks down the large indigestible molecules.
Page 116 - Cow's milk and diary products These stresss the body because they
contain substances such as the protein casein, that are difficult
and unsuitable for humans to digest and can trigger allergic
Page 123 - If you have a line down the middle of your tongue, this is an indication that you are unable to digest the large molecules of cow's milk
John Lee’s Optimal Health Guidelines .. Sixth Printing April 2003 (First Printing 1993)
Page 137 – … Daily calcium intake should be about 600-800mg, not difficult to reach by diet alone. A cup of milk or of spinach, for example, each contain about 300mg. After age 45 or so we become lactase deficient and do not digest milk well, developing what is called lactose intolerance, a condition that leads to flatulence and indigestion. A better alternative is a diet rich in whole grains like brown rice, millet, buckwheat, whole wheat, triticale, quinoa and rye as well as legumes and leafy vegetables. As noted above a cup of leafy vegetables contains just as much calcium as a cup of milk. Cows after all get the calcium they need for their bones and the calcium in their milk from the pasture grass they eat. We can do the same using other plants.
Also whole grains and legumes are rich in magnesium. Magnesium is essential for the body and especially in regard to its important role in bone building: it helps bone incorporate calcium. Low magnesium contributes not only to osteoporosis but also increases the risk of calcification in and around joints. Magnesium/calcium balance is the key. Milk is relatively deficient in magnesium. If milk products are included in one’s diet, use only small servings of cottage cheese (the calcium rich protein curd with either milk fats or lactose) or the fermented milk products such as yogurt or buttermilk. Calcium absorption requires vitamin D and gastric hydrochloric acid (HCl) which may need to be supplemented in those over 70. …
Page 168 – Milk is not meant for grown-ups. Lactose is the only sugar synthesized by animals (mammals in their breasts). It is a disaccharide that requires a special enzyme (lactase) in our stomach for digestion. At birth we make plenty of the enzyme. If black we lose that enzyme at age 17 or so.; if Asian we lose the enzyme by age 25; if our ancestors are from a Nordic area, we lose it at age 35-45. After we lose the enzyme we cannot digest lactose. It passes through us like so much sawdust, and on entering the colon, is fermented by bacteria there. This leads to gas and indigestion. Yogurt can be substituted since it is made with a culture (more germs) that digest the lactose for us. Cheese, a protein curd without lactose is also OK
British & European Beef
Oestrogen is not allowed to be fed to British Cattle so there is little issue with British Beef.
And this this applies to all European Union beef.
Page 27 Optimal Health Guide Lines
"It is important, however, to know that British and European markets do not buy US beef because because they don't want humans to be exposed to these xenohormones. One of them 17 beta-estradiol, is banned by the European Union Scientific Committee on Veterinary Medicine since it is consider a "complete carcinogen ... [that] exerts both tumor initiating and tumor promoting effects." Even at very low levels of exposure, these xenohormones are especially potent in damaging the embryos of animals including humans, leading abnormalities of the ovaries, testes, and other urogenital organs. One of their potential effect is to increase the risk of cancer of the breast, uterus, or prostate later in life. These hormone disruptors are used as "growth hormones" in pork and poultry, also. Since the toxic effect of these xenohormones is most potent during embryo life, it is especially important for pregnant women to choose organically (hormone-free) grown beef, chicken or poultry in their diet."
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