Diet

Reasons Why You Should Stop Taking Milk

Thanks to the dairy industry’s massive PR machine, cow’s milk has long been touted as the go-to source for calcium. But look past the spin and it’s easy to see that milk does a body bad. If you’ve “got milk” (and cheese, yogurt, and ice cream), you’ve likely got a host of health problems awaiting you, too. So why is milk bad for you and cows? Here are 12 reasons why.

1. Broken bones

Despite the hype, cow’s milk actually robs our bones of calcium. Animal proteins produce acid when they’re broken down, and calcium is an excellent acid neutralizer, so … you can see where this is going. In order to neutralize and flush out the acids, our bodies have to use the calcium that the milk contains—as well as some from our own stores. So every glass of milk we drink leaches calcium from our bones. That’s why medical study after medical study has found that people who consume the most cow’s milk have significantly higher fracture rates than those who drink little to no milk. And if you’re eating large amounts of cheese? Throw in a heaping helping of saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol on top of that.

2. Prostate cancer

Milk and cheese have been linked to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. But dairy-free diets? They’ve been shown to slow its progress.

3. Lactose intolerance

The lactose in cow’s milk can be difficult for people to digest, resulting in nausea, cramps, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Difficulty with dairy digestion can develop later in life and result in progressively worsening symptoms.

4. Acne

In multiple studies, the consumption of all types of dairy “products” was linked to an increased prevalence and severity of acne in both boys and girls.

5. Cholesterol

A single serving of milk can contain as much as 24 mg of heart-harming cholesterol. A single ounce of queso packs 30 mg. But no plant food contains any cholesterol whatsoever.

6. Ovarian cancer

A Swedish study showed that women who consumed four or more servings of dairy “products” each day were twice as likely to develop serous ovarian cancer.

7. Milk allergies

A different beast than lactose intolerance, milk allergies can cause potentially strong and dangerous reactions (usually in young children), such as vomiting or anaphylaxis.

8. Antibiotics

Cows are often pumped full of antibiotics to keep them alive and producing milk in filthy factory farm conditions. We can thank this rampant overuse of them for the surge in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. When humans are infected by these superbugs, antibiotics at best have decreased effectiveness and at worst are powerless.

9. Saturated fat

A single serving of whole milk can contain more than 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat. If you consume three servings of whole milk, you’re already at 60 percent for the day—even before eating any food. Cheese is even worse: Harvard reports that pizza and cheese are the biggest food sources of saturated fat in the American diet.

10. Weight gain

Despite industry claims, a study of more than 12,000 children showed that the more milk they drank, the more weight they gained—and skim and 1 percent milk actually appeared to lead to more weight gain than drinking 2 percent or whole milk. The study also found that replacing soda with milk did not lead to weight loss.


I’m not completely striking out the intake of milk but it should be consumed at a minimal level.

38 thoughts on “Reasons Why You Should Stop Taking Milk”

  1. I am so happy you have shared this informative information. It’s very true – about 5 years ago I discovered those facts, and as a women, I took immediate action and switch to unsweetened Non- GMO Almond milk with no corn starch/syrup (all natural). Organic is the best and natural way to go, because of the chemicals they’re putting in our foods these days, are getting people more sick.

    There has been an increase in cancer rates, impotency in men, and women having problem getting pregnant at a younger age and major complications during child birth, even in a contemporary world where technology is far more advance and many many more sickness.

    Of course we can not get away from it all – but as anitaannabel rightly said, we can minimize our intake. Great article anitaannabel!

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    1. I really appreciate your comment. Its really about the chemicals on our processed food stuffs. Most of them are not even properly preserved and processed. The world really needs to understand that our lives are in danger if we don’t begin to see things in another way. Really love your contribution. Hope to read more. Thank you❤

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  2. it is a very interesting topic and widely discussed by the scientific community. it’s nice to read this information. great job, my dear.

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      1. I am intolerant eheheh and I found out due to numerous hospitalizations 😦
        I stopped drinking milk and using its derivatives, and now, I’m fine (yuhuu ahahah)

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      2. Guess we both have something in common. I also realized I was intolerant when the allergies wouldn’t stop showing up and my doctor linked them to my consumption of milk. It quite disgusts me when I find people taking milk but I know it shouldn’t.

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  3. Maybe if we take as much as we want it’s fine. Not fine but necessary. And all about the diseases you mentioned they are a 1 in a million chance. Having anything in excess can harm but in a limit I not only fine but important. Thank you 😊

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  4. Well… I love milk I mean look at African countries big women big pardon I meant huge women (beautiful ladies) they not fat hell they are build like that.Milk is almost always on a healthy diet schedule you know but it could be bad like reasonably bad

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    1. Well, milk is really delicious and everyone ought to love it because it is really nutritious but it shouldn’t be taken in excess. For me, I am lactose intolerant so I have no business with milk.

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      1. I have been using plant based milk for several years , usually unsweetened almond milk. I do like cheese, recently I tried dairy free Bio Cheese, quite nice on crackers. I have got a packet of Nutritional Yeast Flakes, haven’t tried it yet, have you ever tried it ?

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