But hey, it’s better than veal so you don’t have to think about it when reading a menu, and it’s far better than giving up cheese, right?
Way ahead of you green jpg., but thanks for looking out.
Oh look! Another reason why dairy products are not worth a $#!T!!
Today’s lesson is brought to you by the word: casein.
n. A white, tasteless, odorless protein precipitated from milk by rennin. It is the basis of cheese and is used to make plastics, adhesives, paints, and foods.
Plastic, glue, paint and food. Um, Really?
Since casein is a foreign protein, (No, not all forms of protein are “good for you,” so shut your face.) your body freaks out once it’s consumed & creates an antibody (you know, the natural reaction of your immune system to defend viruses & bacteria). This reaction then causes phlegm and mucus to be produced which clog internal body organs like the kidneys, spleen, pancreas, lungs, & bronchial tree. This sucks a bigger udder because the average American lives their life with a gallon of mucus clogging his/her internal organs (notmilk.com). Eeek. To give casein an even poorer reputation, it has been found to encourage cancer or precancerous cells (take a look at The China Study if this fact bothers or interests you.)
Unfortunately, simply cutting out dairy products wont rid your organs of the gooey mucus and phlegm aroused by casein. Companies use casein in food items as binding agents (glue) to help give their products a more “appealing” appearance. Since this protein is naturally-occurring from milk, they can still label their products as “all natural.” Don’t trust the marketing, like always…read the damn labels!
Some foods that frequently contain casein are:
- Processed Foods
- Meats (lunch meats, sausages, hot dogs, canned tuna, broths, etc.)
- Fast Food
- Baked Goods
- “Non-Dairy” Foods (whipped toppings, coffee creamers, etc.)
- Vegetarian Foods (soy cheeses, veggie “meats,” etc.)
- Wines (not all wines are vegan, ask the supplier!)
I’m sorry, I don’t care how much you love cheese or how good ice-cream tastes. As a whole, people eat some F#@KED-UP S#!T and dairy products are just some of them.
There are plenty of substitutes & replacements out there, do it for your health.
**information gathered from notmilk.com - livestrong.com
A typical day on a factory farm for a dairy cow.
For those of you who think that because dairy isn’t flesh so there’s no harm done, think again.
-Dairy cows produce high volumes of milk for human consumption and they have been bred to be high-producing.
- Male calves are sent to be raised as veal.. which only exsist because of the high demand for milk
-Female calves are given a milk replacement diet and kept to replace the older dairy cows who can no longer make milk.
-Cows can live up to 25 years, the pressure on them to produce high volumes of milk can burn them out after as few as three lactations.
So, if you choose to consume dairy please buy it from a family owned farm (and only if you know they’re humane about what they do)
Ever felt like you couldn’t give up cheese? Ever think it might actually be a drug? The surprising news is that as far back as the 1980′s researchers have known that cheese contains trace amounts of morphine. Seriously.
In 1981, Eli Hazum and his colleagues at Wellcome Research Laboratories reported traces of the chemical morphine, a highly addictive opiate. It turns out that morphine is found in cow milk and human, purportedly to ensure offspring will bond very strongly with their mothers and get all the nutrients they need to grow.
Researchers also discovered the protein casein, which breaks into casomorphins when it is digested and also produces opiate effects. In cheese, casein is concentrated, and so is the level of casomorphins, so the pleasurable effect is greater. Neal Barnard, MD said, “Since cheese is processed to express out all the liquid, it’s an incredibly concentrated source of casomorphins—you might call it dairy crack.” (Source: VegetarianTimes.com)
One research paper states, “Casomorphins are peptides produced from the breakdown of CN and possess opioid activity. The term opioid refers to morphine-like effects which include signs of sedation, tolerance, sleep induction, and depression.” (Source: University of Illinois Extension)
To make matters worse, cheese also contains saturated fat and cholesterol, which contribute to heart disease. One ounce of cheese can contain a large amount of saturated fat (check out this Fat Content of Cheese Chart).
A recent New York Times article states Americans now consume about 33 pounds of cheese each year. Reducing cheese and saturated fat consumption is something anyone can do to prevent heart disease, since “Unhealthy diets and lack of exercise may kill about 300,000 to 500,000 Americans each year.” (Source: Cspinet.org)
But as many know, cutting back on cheese can be challenging because of the good feelings – the opiate effects of casomorphins – it produces.
Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz, a former self-described cheese addict said, “You need to give yourself a couple of months without cheese, some time to let your taste buds catch up with your ethics. It might sound like deprivation at first, but your body will adjust.”
“I started loving Brussels sprouts and butternut squash,” Moskowitz said. “I could taste the subtle difference between a raw and a toasted pumpkin seed. Once you figure out that you don’t have to cover everything in cheese, you start to become almost like a supertaster.” (Source: VegetarianTimes)