I have read that animal protein intake increases urinary excretion of calcium. So drinking cows milk does not provide your body with the calcium it needs because the protein in cows milk shields your body from absorbing it. However, plant protein does not affect the absorbtion of calcium. Eating to much animal protein can cause your body to loose calcium because it leaches out of your own supply due to the stress the animal protein in causing on the liver. [I think I have it straight]
I have heard this and read this a lot.
There are also studies that show that the dairy is the leading cause of many cancers and diseases. So, in an effort to keep my family healthy and my husband and myself alive and disease free for years to come...I am seeking other alternatives. The way I see it is that there really is nothing in dairy that I can't get somewhere else, it's just finding the right sources.
|If you didn't get to nurse (I'm sorry about that ) didn't you give formula until, like, last month?
Yes I did use formula, but hated it. I was happy when he turned one and I could take him off of it. He had major problems with it and reflux, but I wasn't comfortable putting him on soy.
I can put the mollassas in his oatmeal, but I don't give him oatmeal everyday...that's a good idea though, I forgot about that one. He's not good with juice, even really really watered down. It's hard on his tummy.
The almond milk is a good idea. It's not the sugar grams, but the kind of sugar that's in the rice and soy milk...organic cane juice (how do I know it's a healthy kind and not a refined cane juice?). I don't think the supplimental calcium in almond milk or OJ is hard on the liver...my understanding is that it's the animal protein that's hard on the liver and cause the body to leach calcium.
Why is goat milk better for humans? Wouldn't the protein in the goat milk have the same effects on the liver as the protein in cows milk, causing a calcium problem?
I am concerned with this because I recently went to a Naturopath and she said I needed calcium suppliments because I was lacking it. However, I am a dairy holic. I eat lots of yoghurt, kefir, cheese every day. I gets lots of calcium and it's not making a difference. I am changing my diet to a more green diet and eliminating animal protein. I want to steer my family in the same direction without causing them any health problems.