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When Did Milk Become Bad for You?

Government subsidies, ill-conceived regulations and bogus “studies” all have a negative impact on our food supply, medicines and government sponsored “recommendations” for our health and well-being, not to mention our very freedom. One important element that is not often acknowledged is: We are all DIFFERENT! In the leftist push towards utopian “equality”, the mindsets of even the scientific and medical communities are often clouded when it comes to this fact. Because living beings vary dramatically in their electro-chemical make up from individual to individual, there is NO one-size-fits-all when it comes to medicine, nutrition or even life-style required for a healthy body. Witness the ever-shifting “food pyramid”, or the...
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 1:25 PM
Of course I inherited this condition from long-ago ancestors whose ability to gain weight on reduced, low-quality food assured their ability to survive a famine time, to carry a pregnancy through a time of hardship, and to nurse a baby even when food was scarce ensured the survival of their genes.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 1:23 PM
As an example of our different biologies, while many people have been helped to loose weight by a low-fat diet I once gained over 40lbs on a nutritionist-prescribed, low-fat diet.

You see, I have PCOS and pre-diabetes, both of which are caused by insulin resistance.

Put me on a simple medication to reduce insulin resistance and I will lose weight eating anything (in moderate quantities, of course), because the cause of my unnatural weight gain was excessive insulin in my system.

Insulin being the fat-storage hormone I ended up gaining weight while feeling constantly hungry because my cells were constantly screaming for the nutrition that was being scoured out of my blood and stored as fat before they could use it.

On the Silent Wings of Freedom Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 11:45 AM
attempt by your physician to find the right medicine, or combination of medicines to treat your particular condition. Just as there is no free lunch, there is no magic bullet.

Having said that, I have some observations about milk. I am not aware of any other animals that consume the milk of another creature. I also note that a large portion of the world’s peoples are lactose-intolerant by ethnic division. I believe tolerance to lactose has evolved through consumption, and is not a trait that humans come by naturally. Calcium and other nutrients found in milk are indeed important. All those nutrients are available elsewhere. I tend not to drink milk myself.
HuffingPaintPost Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 4:38 PM
" I am not aware of any other animals that consume the milk of another creature."

How is this relevant to nutrition? I am not aware of any other animals that have written languages, build skyscrapers, or communicate through radio waves. Should we also stop doing these things, and get back to nature?
BIGSKYER Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 6:19 PM
I do! Barn cats drink it, so do domesticated cats, and my dog likes it too! Then there are the hogs I used to slop, and the skim milk along with a good grain was a delicious feast for them, all milk from a cow, and maybe others, who feed goats milk to others besides human. Growing up on a farm has it's benefits, but since I was one of those who milked the cows, I never really developed a taste for it except maybe some on my cereal!
Last week, as I entered Union Station Metro station in Washington, I saw ads for what appeared to be First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. It was a series of three ads, the first said: “Let’s move hot dogs out of school lunch.” Okay, fine, because, let’s face it, while hot dogs may be scrumptious and all-beef, they look like small batons of questionable meat.

The second ad said: “Let’s move cheese out of school lunch.” I mean, I guess. Cheese, while a good source of calcium (and delicious), is not necessarily the healthiest thing in the world....