Milk has been getting beaten up pretty badly over the years. It has been blamed for a myriad of health problems, including sinus issues, asthma, allergies, leaky gut, and even autism. Although there are issues for people with true allergies to milk, and for those who can no longer produce the lactase necessary to break down lactose (making them lactose intolerant), these are issues that are inherent to the individual, and not to the milk itself.
It has been shown that children who grow up on dairy farms, and drink milk from those cows, have less incidence of allergies than children who don’t. I wrote a detailed scientific research paper on this topic about 10 years ago. Unfortunately, I later bought into the idea that milk is bad/evil when deciding to do what has been called an “alkaline diet” (big mistake).
Candida, a fungus that many people have an overgrowth of, plays a role in sinus issues and certain allergies. It also has a strong affinity for various metals that also play a role in allergies. Those who have leaky gut and/or candida are more prone to being sensitized to various things, which leads to allergic response.
Many health gurus will tell clients that abstaining from milk will help reduce allergies, although most aren’t allergic to milk itself. If a person is allergic to things other than milk, then does abstaining really help with the issue? Or does a milk-free diet just mask an underlying problem?
I was allergic to Granny Smith apples since I was a child, and I developed allergies to all melon after the birth of my first child. These allergies lasted for years, and I would periodically give these favorite foods of mine a try, with some sort of allergy medicine nearby in case of an issue… and there was always an issue.
I never really drank much milk until my family moved to Omaha, NE. It was there that I began to learn about the superiority of raw milk over store-bought, and about the health benefits of it. While living there, I spent over 2 years drinking lots of raw milk and eating raw cheese (which is actually available in many stores now). Shortly after leaving Nebraska, what I found is that I no longer had allergies to melon and Granny Smith apples.
Now, I eat these things with zero problems. Was it because of the milk that these 2 allergies resolved? Most likely, yes, partly due to the beneficial effects it has on the bacteria in the digestive system (effects unattainable by mere supplementation with probiotics).
Milk gets the blame for a lot, without much understanding. I was also plagued with sinus headaches, growing up. When I was a young adult, I went on a type of diet that required eliminating milk products. I didn’t get any sinus headaches during those 3 months. So, I assumed that milk causes sinus headaches… because that’s what the book said, and when I had no milk, I had no sinus issues.
However, I now know that sinus headaches that are activated after drinking milk are typically due to an underlying CANDIDA infection, and… guess what… MILK KILLS CANDIDA! Candida is a nightmare, and you can’t kill it without a negative effect. It leaves behind nasty toxins once it’s dead. These toxins put the body on high alert, and they bring about all sorts of unpleasant effects. These effects include sinus inflammation and sinus headaches, as well as arthritis, bloating,
So, with this short, but sweet post, I want to also leave you with 3 lessons, that I hope to help you to fully understand, as you continue to read my writings:
I. Correlation doesn’t equate to causation. Meaning that simply because two things occur at the same time or in close proximity, it doesn’t mean that one caused the other.
2. Things aren’t always as they appear/seem.
3. Writing a book doesn’t make someone knowledgeable about the topic. It only means that they wrote a book, and it might even mean that they’re convincing.
This is just a taste of much more information to come on this subject.
You deserve to be mo better!