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Milk is a central to the yogic Indian diet, yet milk has been assailed in modern America due to its association with the unjust treatment of the cow. Its nutritional value is also questioned. You call milk the miracle food, even recommending occasional milk fasts(consuming milk for up to 40 days at a time) for purifying the body and mind. what is your response to those who denounce milk?
I don't want to be disrespectful to someone else’s culture but you can get more calcium in a glass of almond milk and without the artery clogging casein, the hormones, steroids, antibiotics, puss etc... and it tastes better. Milk isn't necessary, it’s habitual. I say a habit worth breaking in light of the ethical treatment of cows and other animals who give it.
I'm happy to to hear there are places that revere cows and other animals as equals. I wish that were the case everywhere. But with the population what it is I don't know how things can ever get better for animals the world over unless the vast majority of people adopt a plant based diet. I hope they do.
Could not have said it better Merryberry! I agree 100%
We're not cows.
With all due respect Ved, I think milk resides more in the cultural realm of the yogic Indian tradition. I'm not an authority by any means, but the Indian diet does incorporate a great deal of milk (ghee, cheese). These are not part of a vegan diet, however there are many vegetarians who consume these products freely. I decline from both a moral, and physiological perspective, many on this site give examples of the negative effects of dairy in our diets, but certainly you have to wrangle with your own set of values. All the best !
This other note; a study I saw recently stated that milk products acidify one's system, and that the acidity causes our body to want to balance it out by leaching calcium from bone causing the exact opposite of the very popular claim that milk does a body good .
I've heard of this also John- so very interesting!