What do you know about MILK? Can we live without it?

What do you know about MILK? Can we live without it? 


Many people are convinced that the milk we drink today  is the number one product to give to ourselves and our children to maintain good health, good bones and good energy. The opposite is true.The consumption of homogenised and pasturised milk in our society puts a huge strain on our digestive systems as the vital lactose enzyme which exists in the raw milk along with many other importatnt digestive elements, is missing due to the process of the  mass production of milk



The advertising campaigns of the milk companies now in the hands of the multi nationals make huge health claims. In particular that dairy consumption is vital to have strong teeth and bones and to stave of osteoporosis in later life.  Vivian Goldschmidt book on debunking the milk myth is an excellent source of information  on how this isn’t true.  Valuable research that shows the complete lack of evidence to support such claims.


Here is a list of non dairy foods compiled by Emma from The baby whisperer forum

Dark green leafy vegetables

Many dark green leafy vegetables have relatively high calcium  concentrations. The calcium in spinach is however, somewhat poorly absorbed, probably  because of the high concentration of oxalate. The study revealed that kale, a low-oxalate vegetable, is a good source of bioavailable calcium. Kale is a member of the same family that includes broccoli, turnip greens, collard greens and mustard greens. These low-oxalate, calcium-rich vegetables are therefore also likely to be better sources of available calcium

cooked turnip greens 450

cooked bok choy 330

cooked collards 300

cooked spinach 250

cooked kale 200

head lettuce 10

Sea vegetables (seaweed)(dried powdered form)

nori 1,200

kombu 2,100

wakame 3,500

agar-agar 1,000, 62.5 per tablespoon

Beans and Peas (cooked, ready to eat)

navy beans 140

soybeans 130

pinto beans 100

garbanzo beans 95


tapioca (dried) 300


raw oysters 240

shrimp 300

salmon with bones 490

mackerel with bones 600

sardines with bones 1,000


almonds 750

hazelnuts (filbert) 450

walnuts 280

sesame seeds (whole, unhulled) 2,100

sunflower seeds 260


Lets be independent thinkers about the food and drink that we consume.  Let me know your thoughts on this.

Which leads on to an even bigger question, Animal Husbandry  in mass production,which maybe for another blog.



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