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Natalia Rose Explains Dairy’s Double Whammy
February 22, 2010

Continuing with the momentum of Fabulous February, Author and Nutritionist Natalia Rose shares her perspective and professional knowledge about the impact of dairy on human health. We hope this is of great value to you as you experiment with eating less or no dairy at all this month! (Hmmm, maybe you’ll even continue right on into March…) We look forward to your feedback. Thank you, Natalia, for your generous contribution and profound insights.

We hope you find this inspiring,

Joyce Rockwood & Cyndie Suarez
Co-Founders

Q: Joyce & Cyndie – What is the impact of dairy on human health?

A: Natalia:

“From my perspective as a health practitioner and active participant in this lifestyle, I believe the human digestive system was not designed to metabolize the milk of another species. We are only equipped to process our own mother’s milk. All other animal milk leaves an acid ash and mucusy bi-products in the body (it also triggers the formation of sticky mucoid matter as a self defense tool to protect the blood from foreign substance contamination). This makes for a mucus double-whammy!

Also there’s the matter of casein, the part of the protein molecule in milk that directs the size of bone growth. In cows, this casein is 300 times larger than human milk casein. The large size of these molecules makes them indigestible. Therefore they get stored in the body, often accumulating in the joints, becoming a harbinger of arthritis. These facts are further indication to me that milk is not designed for our consumption.

With the understandings about the nature of cow’s milk in mind, I believe it is possible to find a happy medium if you want to have dairy in your diet or you are seeking a gradual transition. In my experience and observation with numerous clients, I find raw milk is always far easier to digest than modern pasteurized milk products.  It is less of an affront to the body, and thereby encourages less mucoid matter to form. Raw milk is also far less acidic than pasteurized. Because it has it’s live enzymes in tact, it won’t have such a hard time leaving the body – it comes with it’s own digestive aid.  I do believe that all mainstream dairy should be avoided at all costs due to the hormones and antibiotics they contain.

Raw goat and sheep milk products are even less harmful than their bovine counterpart and, in my experience, can certainly be enjoyed as part of a very high caliber diet.

In short, other animal’s milk is not pure human food, but if the hierarchy of dairy is understood and respected, it can be fun, tasty and harmless to include as part of a highly alkaline, raw vegetable-based diet with lots of juicing and sufficient bowel cleansing.”