How to get your fill of cheese, cream and yogurt without all the antibiotics and pus from cow dairy.
Most cow dairy has measurable quantities of herbs, pesticides, dioxins, and over 50 different antibiotics. The national average shows at least 322 million cell-counts of pus per glass!
For many reasons I do not promote store-bought dairy of any kind, except for organic unsalted butter, used in moderation. It’s another story if you can find a farmer who supplies organic raw cow’s milk, but it’s not easy to get consistently. Cows are in such a state of disease these days that antibiotics are used in astonishing amounts. Most cow dairy has measurable quantities of herbs, pesticides, dioxins, and over 50 different antibiotics. The national average shows at least 322 million cell-counts of pus per glass! Many scientists even believe that this is one of the leading contributors to antibiotic resistance in humans.
BGH (bovine growth hormone), a hormone widely used in cows is a genetically engineered hormone directly linked to breast, colon, and prostate cancer. If you choose to drink cow’s milk then be sure that it is BGH FREE. It’s important to know that all cows release toxins from their own milk and humans certainly get their share by drinking it.
If you choose to drink animal milk, then consider goat’s milk. Although not as common in the United States, goat’s milk is commonly used in many other parts of the world. Due to the fact that the size of each protein peptide is smaller than cow’s milk, goat’s milk is much easier for the body to digest, in fact, it’s the closest to human breast milk. Most supermarkets now offer goat and sheep cheese. Some will have a wider selection but even Costco and other larger stores are selling specialty cheeses. Your local health food store will always have a big selection of specialty cheeses. With so many delicious goat cheeses available it just seems a smarter way to go all-around than cow cheese. Chevrie-style goat cheese can replace sour cream in a recipe and plain white soft goat cheese is a great replacement for cream cheese. Crumbled goat cheese is great for salads and homemade pizza. Goat gouda is a delicious hard cheese, but there are many different flavors available, so you never have to go “cheese free”. Goat’s milk is a great source of calcium and protein and is hormone free, unlike cow’s milk. It is also three times higher in MCFA’s (medium chain fatty-acids) than cow’s milk as well so certainly a great addition to any healthy diet.
If you choose to go animal milk-free, then most stores now offer non-dairy milks like almond, oat, hemp, and coconut milk. Almond milk is very popular right now and is a great substitute to cow’s milk due to its smooth texture and ease in cooking. Also high in essential amino acids, nut milks are always a great choice. Coconut milk is a good milk substitute and great to cook with, too. High in MCFA’s, coconut actually revs up your metabolism by supporting your thyroid and kills bad bacteria in your digestion.
If you have to have dairy, try plant-based alternatives or products made with goat’s milk.