Do you know whats in your milk?

“Drink your milk” was a phrase often heard growing up. Milk was touted as the best source for calcium and vitamin D. It was considered a very healthy drink and offered in many households at every meal.

With the commercialization of dairy farming, we have strayed pretty far from wholesome and natural when it comes to how dairy cows are raised and fed. This has a direct impact on the milk they produce and in turn on the humans who drink it.

Dairy cows raised in confinement are fed grains that are treated with chemicals. Those chemicals go through the cows’ system and are still viable in the milk itself. 

Cows are often fed antibiotics as well as growth hormones such as rBGH which is genetically engineered to increase the milk production.

At first, this may sound ok… Antibiotics keep away infections and increased milk production helps keep dairy farmers in business, right?

While the answer is yes to both of those, there are side effects. Hormone treated milk differs from natural milk in that it contains boosted levels of the IGF-1 hormone. This has been linked to cancerous tumors. IGF-1 has been cited as a major cause of colon, prostate, and breast cancer in humans. Additionally, milk produced artificially in the cow’s “negative energy phase” tends to have increased levels of pus, making the milk turn sour far faster for a shorter shelf life.

When it comes to rBGH, it reduces the casein protein in milk due to an increased thyroid hormone enzyme. 

Organic is a better choice but still, has been pasteurized which compromises the nutritional content. The process destroys part of the Vitamin C in milk and encourages the growth of potentially harmful bacteria. Pasteurization also makes the majority of the calcium insoluble and iodine contained reduced. 

The best option if you want to drink milk is grass-fed RAW Milk. It is not easy to find these days. Check with your local health food store for possible local farming sources. Food and Thought here in Naples does occasionally carry it. 

When you get right down to it, humans were not designed to drink cow’s milk at all. That was intended for baby calfs. Better choices are other milks like coconut, almond, and rice. Calcium can be obtained by eating a diet high in leafy green vegetables, beans, fish, nuts, seeds, even oatmeal, and oranges.

To learn more about your health and nutrition peruse our site or come in for a personalized appointment. www.chiropractorbonitasprings.com  (239) 947-1177

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8 Tips To Heal Burns Naturally

Recently a very good friend of mine had a propane tank on his gas grill catch on fire. It shot out a fireball, which engulfed his upper body, arms and face. Though burnt pretty badly, the tank thankfully ran out of gas before it could explode.

Going to the emergency room they gave him pain medication but really did not offer much advice other than the fact that it would take time to heal.

There are a few things that you can do that not only help you heal faster but also feel good and soothing while helping to prevent scars from forming.

 

#1. Soak the burned area in full fat ice-cold milk.

The fat and protein content in milk soothes burns and promotes healing. Soak the burn for 15 minutes at a time. Full fat yogurt can be used as well to help cool and hydrate.

#2. Mist Yourself! – This feels really good.

Get a small misting bottle.

Fill it with 6oz. of good clean water

Add:

30 drops of pure Peppermint Oil

20 drops of pure Lavender Oil

10 drops of Frankincense Oil

*Shake every time you use it because oil floats to the top.
**Mist liberally, you cannot use this too much. This combination of oils is antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial and Frankincense actually contributes to DNA level cellular repair.

 

#3. Aloe Aloe Aloe!

Aloe Vera is a wonder healer for burns.

Keep a bottle of pure aloe liquid in the refrigerator and spray or smooth on carefully as needed. *You can also add 10-20 drops or more of Peppermint Oil and or the other oils to this for cooling relief.

#4. Cool water only if you are bathing or showering. NO soaps on the burn areas, especially those that are perfumed with anything other than essential oils as they can be drying and that is the last thing a burn needs.

#5. Take extra Vitamins C & E

These not only help to boost your immune system back up, they also help with skin healing and repair.

 

#6. Eating Collagen boosting foods will help with repair

Fish, Red Vegetables (tomatoes/peppers), Dark green Vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli), Carrots, Berries, White Tea, Citrus Fruits, Protein (eggs, milks, meats), Bone broth Soups, Garlic, and even Oysters. And though it seems like an odd health suggestion – Gummy Candies.

#7. RAW Honey

Once scabbing starts RAW honey is an amazing healer. Antibiotic in nature it not only helps prevent but can actually reverse scarring. (Just not keloid scars).

Use it like a mask on the burnt area. Leave on for 15-20 minutes daily. You will begin to see results in only a few days.

#8. Rest

This aspect is often over looked.

Your body heals most rapidly when you are asleep. Burns are very taxing to your body and you will require more rest than usual until your skin is healed.

Be easy on yourself and take the time you need.

Is the milk you are drinking damaging your health?

Got Milk?
We are all familiar with the infamous ad campaign featuring adorable kids and celebrities wearing milk mustaches and touting the benefits of milk, but is drinking milk actually healthy for you?

While RAW and Organic milks may offer some benefits, conventional store bought factory farmed leaves a lot to be desired and may actually be damaging your body.

Low fat milk in particular has been promoted as a low calorie drink full of calcium. The USDA actually recommends drinking 3 glasses a day. The problem with that theory is that the calcium in cows milk is barely absorbable by humans and actually depletes calcium supplies in the bones having the opposite of the desired effect and adding to the likelihood of osteoporosis induced fractures in the later years of life.

Amy Lanou Ph.D., nutrition director for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C., states that:
“The countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis are the ones where people drink the most milk and have the most calcium in their diets. The connection between calcium consumption and bone health is actually very weak, and the connection between dairy consumption and bone health is almost nonexistent.”
A far better way to keep your bones strong and build bone health is by consuming foods not only rich in calcium but also rich in collagen.

As far as the low fat part of the equation goes yes it is lower in fat. It is not however lower in sugar (lactose) ringing in at around 14g per glass. At the recommended 3 glasses a day you are consuming 42g of sugar just from the milk you are drinking. Your body needs the fat in order to assimilate the Vitamin D. Without it, you are not processing that properly either.

Today’s milk is pasteurized and homogenized. This removes bacteria and viruses but also removes much of the nutrition. This heat processing of the milk can lead to a long list of digestive issues. Added to this milking cows are now often given antibiotics and may also be injected with rBGH (a growth hormone)to increase production. It has been linked to cancer in milk drinkers as well as accelerated growth in children.

Additional effects drinking conventional cows milk may cause:
Asthma
Allergies
Lactose intolerance
Eczema
Migraines
Anaphylaxis
Elevated risk for cancers
Elevated risk for MS
Increased inflammation
Acne
Possible increased cholesterol levels
*Interestingly – Fermented milk products like cheese, sour cream and yogurt do not have the same dangers.

Milk has become a staple food item for many Americans. It is not easy for many to think of giving it up but there are some wonderful replacements on the market today that are far healthier for you. – Rice Milk, Hemp Milk, and Almond Milk – are all good substitutes. (*Steer clear of Soy. Most of the soy crops are GMO and soy boosts estrogen levels abnormally).

Don’t be fooled my slick ad campaigns. Do your own research and next time someone asks “Got milk?” you can smile and say “No”.


Sources:

http://www.healthyeating.org/Milk-Dairy/Dairy-Facts/Sugar-in-Milk.aspx

Debunking The Milk Myth: Why Milk Is Bad For You And Your Bones

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/296564.php?page=2#the_case_against_milk

12 Frightening Facts About Milk

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