Too much milk

too much cow's milk

Milk is a fluid of white color produced by the mammals’ mammary glands. Its purpose is to provide essential nutrition to infant mammals before they are capable of processing other types of food.

An agricultural industry extracts milk from mammals and introduces it to the chain of human food. Dairy farms worldwide produced approximately 750 million tons of milk in 2012.

Although the milk is considered to be a great source of protein, calcium and fat, it can also become toxic to human body if too much milk is ingested regularly over a prolonged period of time.

Health hazards of excessive milk consumption

  • Iron deficiency in young children which may lead to retarded development
  • Excessive dietary calories leading to obesity
  • Elevated serum cholesterol
  • Stomach cramps
  • Intestinal obstruction due to constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Mal-absorption
  • Runny nose
  • Inner ear disorders
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Hives
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Incontinence
  • Abnormal blood clotting
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Contributing factors to milk toxicity

In some parts of the world where the food industry pushes the production of milk beyond natural production limits of the animals. The milk is often tainted with compounds and organic matter that is highly toxic to human body.

  • Antibiotics & resulting resistant killer bacteria
  • Pesticides
  • Hormones – steroid, hypothalamic, thyroid and Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone which is linked to colon, breast and prostate cancers
  • Gastrointestinal peptides
  • Pus from infected udders of malnourished animals
  • Blood cells (USDA limits the number of blood cells to around 1.5 million per milliliter)

Side effects and dangers of goat milk consumption by infants

A common practice in some parts of the world is to feed infants a fresh goat milk as a substitute mostly due to cultural believes and misinformation. This practice bears risks to human infants, such as:

  • Allergic reactions (Hypersensitivity of the immune system)
  • Electrolyte imbalances (Soluble salts, acids and bases)
  • Metabolic acidosis (Low PH)
  • Megaloblastic anaemia (Leads to cell growth without division)

Avoiding  excessive consumption of cow’s milk

  • Substitute daily consumption of cow’s milk with other milk kinds, such as almond, rice or hemp milk, alternating each one periodically
  • Consume less cheese to minimize impact of cow’s dairy products
  • Always consume only organic raw versions of milk from range fed animals
  • Opt-out of daily consumption of dairy products