No other mammal on Earth consumes milk past five or six years of life.
The composition of cow’s milk is quite different from human’s:
It has twice the protein – too much protein can cause inflammation.
It is high saturated fat and low unsaturated fat – The omega-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid (AA) and omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are both essential for brain development and function. Both are supplied in human milk but not in cow’s milk.
It contains nearly four times the calcium – Cow’s milk is specifically designed to allow cows, which have a much larger skeletal system than humans, grow very quickly.
It is actually low in iron and vitamins A, C, and D.
It is very high in sodium, potassium, phosphorus and chloride – These, along with the high protein are called a “high renal solute load.” This means that the unabsorbed solutes from the diet must be excreted via the kidneys and can place a strain on immature kidneys forcing them to draw water from the body thus increasing the risk of dehydration.
It has double the casein (milk protein). Cow secretes an enzyme called “rennin,” which breaks down casein. Humans do not secrete rennin after infancy, which accounts for many digestive problems associated with milk consumption. Also note that casein is the bonding agent that makes wood glue so strong that it will hold furniture together.
Most cows are fed “grain.”
Cows are NOT designed to eat grain and can’t digest it very well.
The grain fed to cows is typically made from genetically modified corn that has been sprayed with pesticides and is subsidized with potato chip and candy scraps from processed food companies’ production waste.
What the cow eats gets into the cow’s milk and into the humans who consume it.
Cow’s milk is inflammatory and contributes to many diseases including:
Bowel and digestive disorders
Cancer, among others.
Cow’s milk is pasteurized, destroying many of the natural nutrients.
As such, milk is “fortified”with manufactured vitamins that may not be bioavailable to the body.
Animal protein found in milk actually DEPLETES calcium in humans and INCREASES bone fractures.
In fact, countries with higher milk consumption actually have a HIGHER incidence of osteoporosis.