"There is no reason to drink cow's milk at any time in your life.
It was designed for calves, not humans, and we should all stop drinking it today."
-- Dr. Frank A. Oski, former director of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University.
Dairy products are the leading cause of food allergies. They contain more than 25 different proteins that may induce allergic reactions in humans. Lactose intolerance, the inability to digest the carbohydrate known as lactose found in milk, is common in about 90% of adult blacks and Asians. This condition causes symptoms like diarrhea, gas and stomach cramps.
Breastfed babies can get colic and other milk-related food allergies if the mother consumes dairy products. Colic is the common allergic reaction infants have to proteins found in cow's milk. They give the baby stomach cramps, which cause persistent fussing and crying.
So how do we get enough calcium? Check out my Nutrient Information pages for more information.
Too much protein is unhealthy, because our body does not store protein. The protein that our body does not need is broken down and excreted. However, for every molecule of ammonia or amino acid cleansed from the blood, the kidneys lose an atom of calcium through the urine. This is called "protein-induced hypercalcuria". The calcium that leaves the blood is taken out of the body's vital storehouse of calcium, the bones. This calcium loss over the years can cause osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is usually not caused by calcium deficiency, but by protein excess. Osteoporosis is most severe in people who consume the most protein.
Egg whites contain very concentrated albumin protein. This protein can contribute to calcium leaching out of the bones, leading to osteoporosis.
Besides the fact that eggs are not healthy for our body, they can also carry salmonella bacteria. There is absolutely no reason why we should be eating eggs.
Fish flesh is very concentrated protein. Only 20 to 30 grams of protein are needed by our body each day. A large piece of fish flesh can contain more than 100 grams of protein.
Fish oils are also not good for our body, because they decrease the bloods' ability to coagulate to stop bleeding. Eskimos, who eat large amounts of fish, suffer high rates of hemorrhagic strokes, nose bleeds and epilepsy. This "blood thinning" property can be very dangerous for someone suffering a stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, and the blood fails to clot. Fish oils have also shown to inhibit the action of insulin, which makes them unsuitable for diabetics.