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Are you getting enough milk?

By Lisa Gosselin, July 2, 2010 - 9:04am

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Lisa asks: How much milk do you drink?

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I ALWAYS HATED MILK AS A CHILD, BECAUSE I ALWAYS FELT BLOATED AND EXHAUSTED AFTER DRINKING IT. I TYPICALLY WOULD HAVE TO LIE DOWN AFTER A MEAL TO RECUPERATED FROM THE WAY I FELT.

BEFORE I GAVE UP ALL DAIRY, I WOULD ASK FOR A CHILD'S SIZE ICE CREAM CONE, BECAUSE ANY MORE THAN THAT WOULD MAKE MY STOMACH QUEASY.

I SEEM TO BE ABLE TO EAT SHEEP'S MILK CHEESE AND YOGURT WITHOUT DIFFICULTIES.

I LOVE YOUR MAGAZINE. I HAVE SUBSCRIBED TO IT SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED PUBLISHING IT, THOUGH I STILL HAVE PROBLEMS EATING A DIET THAT MAKES ME FEEL HEALTHY.

Lana Thomas

02/23/2013 - 11:56am

I drink 2 are 3 cups of raw milk a day and 3 are 4 cups of kefir a day.

Anonymous

05/15/2012 - 10:41pm

I try to get 3 glasses of milk a day, or a cup of yogurt or 1 1/2 oz of cheese to equal one of those. Sometimes its hard though, especially when I'm not home.

Anonymous

07/18/2010 - 2:57pm

I like milk and I drink 36 ounces everday.

Anonymous

07/14/2010 - 3:16pm

I would prefer to try drinking all natural organic, unpasturised Milk. As it is I am using aproximately 1 litre of skim milk per week, if I don't drink it and only use it on cereals and other foods. If I drink it I will easily double my consumption. I am Type II Diabetic and don't know what to do for my health. There is a story for using it one day and another not to the next. What is the real truth? Who knows? I certainly don't know what to follow. Is there anything that can be a difinitive answer? I have not read the sub articles within this doccument as of yet, right away though.
Thank you,
Doug Sinclair
Sun_Guy@live.ca

Anonymous

07/09/2010 - 12:40am

I am 70 years old and drink at least 2 glasses of milk and also yogurt.

My husband is 68 years old and drinks at least 3 glasses of milk a day. He is still working and I am retired.

Judy Blish
Springfield, VT

jblish1940@yahoo.com

Anonymous

07/08/2010 - 6:48pm

Not much nor do I recommend it to my grandchildren on a regular basis. There is so much research on the problems associated with the dietary intake of cows milk. I am surprised that a nutritional health professional would recommend milk without adding cautions such as allergies, osteophorosis That;s right we don't absorb most of the calcium, leaky gut symdrome. From what I can tell from recent research "milk does not do the body good".

Anonymous

07/06/2010 - 6:09pm

Are you sure humans really should be drinking milk?

Perhaps we are just brainwashed because it made lots of people money for many years?

Whole continents of people never drink milk their entire life after human mother's milk as an infant and live to a healthy old age.

75% of the world doesn't even drink cow's milk but goat's milk.

Goat are cheaper, have less impact on the environment and their milk doesn't need to be pasteurized.

When McDonalds came in the 1950s, the huge beef processing industry jumped into high gear and we needed a whole system to handle cows, beef, etc. Perhaps we are being skewed by their interests? (and the millions invested into a Got Milk? campaign)

Is it really biologically natural to permanently impregnant a cow, feed them on corn rather than grass and then have a human all their life drinking the milk intended for a baby cow?

The human body has evolved over few million years and our current way of drinking milk is just a blip on this evolutionary wisdom. We don't even know most of how our body works nutritionally and are only now discovering nutrients that we need that we didn't even know existed 10 years ago (and we could be now genetically modifying out of our foods).

The only way we discovered many of the vitamins we know about in the first place was because we messed with foods in how humans naturally ate them, this then killed many people and we discovered that X food had X vitamin which we need to survive.

If it took several million years of evolution to develop our bodies to how they work and this evolution didn't necessitate drinking pasteurized milk (only invented in the 1860s) intended for a newborn calf, are we being presumptuous thinking we know enough to assert that we must drink something that the human body hasn't required for most of our evolution?

It is possible that this is one of those things that people two hundred years from now people will tell stories about when historians tell about how people lived back in the year 2010.

Anonymous

07/06/2010 - 9:54am

i drink organic milk which i like better than the other. i drink about 4 glasses a day

Anonymous

07/05/2010 - 2:22pm

With so much conflicting data on whether milk IS actually good for you or not, it is hard to know what to do. I have read a number of articles (from reputable sources) stating that milk is not healthy for you. That it is the food intended for baby calves, designed to build body mass up to 400 pounds in a year. That a better source of calcium is vegetables (after all, where did all the calcium come from in the milk). ANy suggestions on scientific links to the final answer on milk?

Anonymous

07/05/2010 - 10:50am

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