@Kasper The mucus that they refer is about respiratory mucus, not intestinal and there are studies that will show things both ways, you have to filter through it and come to your own conclusions. I’m not planning on doing everyone’s research, I would rather just raise awareness that perhaps a more critical look at Milk might be helpful in understanding health impacts as it relates to your own bodies. I have done lot’s of reading on the subject for the purpose of understanding my own health and have concluded that cow’s milk is not necessary in the human diet to be healthy, and in a vast majority of cases is actually negatively impacting peoples health to varying degrees. Just take for example that something like over 75% of the worlds population cannot digest the sugars in cows milk because they lack the enzymes to process it and it makes them sick. That’s a pretty good reason in my book to actually take a closer look at whether you really need it, or whether you may be one of the 75%. Everyone tries to suggest that oh that’s a defect in them. But perhaps it’s actually a defect in cows milk as it relates to human consumption.
[quote]It doesn’t make sense to me, I mean, is this only true for cow milk, or also for other milks, also for human milk ?
I can’t believe that nature would let a mother produce a substance that would let the baby intestines get covered with mucus that interferes the absorption of nutrients. [/quote]
Let me address this logic simply by saying cows milk and human mothers milk are completely different substances designed specifically to nourish a completely different type of offspring. So to suggest because mothers milk is good for babies that cows milk must be good for human adults doesn’t pass the logic test. Also I have read that even calves become lactose intolerant after a certain age which makes their own mothers cow milk not an acceptable nutrient to be consumed. I don’t know if mothers milk has this same property for adults, I haven’t researched that because no adults I know consume human mothers milk so it’s not really a thing of concern.
Most people have a hard time discussing milk, because they rely on cultural norms or want to defend their favorite drink/substance. I decided to investigate nutrition about 15 years ago and read as much as I could about it and decided dairy products are not a requirement for me, even though I still consume by choice some dairy products in moderation. I would never go back to drinking cows milk. I have concluded it is not a long term food that I want to consume. Don’t get me wrong, I was a heavy milk drinker up until around age 30 when I started researching heart and human health etc due to my Fathers triple bypass surgery at age 54. That’s when I decided to make a lifestyle change and learn about my own body and nutritional needs. I encourage others to do so, but I don’t plan on doing everyone’s research, just raise awareness that it might be interesting to look into.