Milk Substitutes

But isn’t dairy milk important for our health?

We have all been sold on the calcium myth that “milk does a body a good” yet clinical research shows otherwise. The Harvard Nurses’ Health Study, which followed more than 75,000 women for 12 years, showed no protective effect of increased milk consumption on fracture risk. In fact, increased intake of calcium from dairy products was associated with a higher fracture risk! 

Additionally, since we are not baby cows, humans are usually unable to digest cow’s milk.  Over 80% of the world’s population lack the enzymes needed to breakdown the milk sugars in dairy and suffer from painful bloating, gas, and diarrhea when consuming dairy products.  The fat in dairy products clogs arteries and contributes to heart disease.  Recent research such as The China Study has found a strong connection between dairy consumption and cancer growth.

Another milk substitute is Rice Milk. When making milk rice be sure to use BROWN RICE, so as to gain all the extra nutrients from the husk of the rice. You can spruce this recipe up by adding 3 pitted dates, ½ cup of pre-soaked cashews, the contents of one vanilla pod and a healthy pinch of finely ground Pink Himalayan Salt, if you find this recipe to be too bland.