My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 88 … Avoid Dairy

cowWhen you’re recovering from Parkinson’s or any other chronic illness for that matter, I think it is really important to avoid dairy, including milk and cheese.  It pains me greatly to say this because I love cheese.  It is my favorite food, but in my experience, dairy products cause me constipation and constipation is already an issue for people experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

In addition to causing constipation, according to Dr. Robert Morse, a naturopath from Florida, dairy products are mucus forming and hence they clog up your lymphatic system, create inflammation, destroy gut health and acidify the body. Morse also says the human body stops producing the lactase enzyme around the age of two. This is because children stop nursing at this age and therefore the enzyme is no longer needed.

Lots of good reasons to avoid dairy!

And that’s not the half of it!

When you consider how the majority of milk is produced on this planet, you realize that nobody should be drinking it or consuming dairy products of any kind. In many countries, the majority of milk is produced from cows that are housed on factory farms. They are kept in very tight quarters where they are not able to move around or go outside and eat grass. In other words, they live in very stressful conditions and this toxic energy makes its way into the milk. Rather than being able to eat grass, these cows are typically fed hay, corn and grains that are laced with pesticides. What is more, the cows are fed growth hormones, steroids, antibiotics and other toxic substances all of which make their way into the milk. So the milk itself is very toxic!

And if that’s not bad enough, we then pasteurize and homogenize the milk! During the pasteurization process, milk is heated to an extremely high temperature in order to kill everything in it including anything of nutritional value. In other words, the milk is dead and has no nutritional value. Unnatural substances like vitamin D and calcium are then added back to that milk, but they have little or no nutritional value. Next, the milk is put through a homogenization process. During this process, fat is separated from the milk. This is done for two reasons. First, because we’re under the misguided assumption that fat is not good for us, so we remove it and what we’re left with is a substance that is very high in sugar and likely part of the reason why diabetes is increasing in our society at an alarming rate. The second reason we homogenize milk is because homogenized milk lasts longer on the shelf and therefore people can make more money selling it.

If this hasn’t convinced you to stop drinking milk, go visit a factory farm and see for yourself what is going on.

One last point! Consider this! Human beings are the only species on the planet that continue to drink milk after we’ve been weaned by our mothers. And we don’t even drink milk from our own species. I think this tells us something!

Have an awesomely pure day!

PS … I would also suggest avoiding sugar, wheat, coffee and alcohol!

PPS … If you want to know what I’ve done to begin recovering from Parkinson’s, check out the blogs I’ve posted in the ‘My Recovery from Parkinson’s‘ section.

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