Is Milk Really That Good For You?

Milk is promoted as a perfect food, a great source of calcium and protein especially for growing bodies. On the other hand dairy is one of the most commonly recognized food allergens. So what's the big deal? Does milk really 'do a body good', or should you be removing it from your diet?

Let's look at the facts.

Milk really is a perfect food, for a baby cow. It is an energy dense, hormone delivery system that helps the calf grow quickly and builds its immune system.

You are not a baby cow.

When you drink milk or consume dairy products, you are receiving these same signals. These messages only confuse our bodies and can cause harm. 

Human breast milk is the best food for human babies, but at some point we all start eating solid food and stop relying on milk as our source of nutrition. 

Once weaned it doesn't make sense to continue sending the growth and hormone signals contained in milk, especially when these signals are intended for a different species.

You can't have a discussion about removing dairy and cow's milk from your diet without the inevitable question arising.

If you are not consuming dairy products, where do you get your calcium from?

Dairy is NOT the only good source of calcium.

A lot of time and money from the dairy association has gone into making you believe that your diet will be lacking in a crucial nutrient for health without milk and dairy products.

This simply is not true.

There are an abundance of other sources of calcium. And most of these sources contain calcium that is more bioavailable, or easier for your body to absorb, than the calcium found in dairy.

Meat and seafood sources include:

  • Bone broth
  • Sardines
  • Shrimp
  • Anchovys
  • Oysters

Nut and seed sources include:

  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Walnuts


  • Kale
  • Turnip Greens
  • Mustard Greens
  • Boiled Spinach
  • Bok Choy
  • Sea vegetables like Nori

You may be thinking: I'm not allergic to milk or dairy products, should I really stop eating them?

The best way to find out how dairy affects you is to eliminate it from your diet for a set amount of time. My favorite elimination diet? The Whole 30.You can learn more about it by clicking here or by visiting their website at:

But I love milk! Now what?

Stay tuned for my absolute favorite dairy free milk recipe!!

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