The Dirty Truth Behind Almond, Soy & Rice Milk…
(And Why They’re Worse Than Cow Milk!)
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I never thought I’d drink milk again.
Maybe you’re like me. You stopped drinking milk too.
Perhaps you're lactose intolerant or allergic.
Or you took a good look at what “Big Dairy” was doing… (injecting drugs into sick cows and milking them with machines)… and you said no way.
But then —
While on holidays, I went on a road trip with an old high school buddy… and I discovered...
The only “real milk” left on planet Earth.
Now, I know, that sounds like an exaggeration. But it’s not.
Because what I’m about to share with you is not raw cow milk. It’s not soy, almond nor rice milk either.
In fact, I’m going tell you why those “alternative milks” are actually worse than pasteurized milk you buy at grocery stores.
So if you desperately miss real milk… in your coffee, tea or just a nice tall cool glass of it… Read on…
But first, allow me to introduce myself…
My Name is Walid and I’m addicted to biohacking.
That’s when you look for ways to get fit… super fast and efficient.
No, I’m not talking about drugs. I’m talking about bleeding edge health science, diets and workout routines.
Things like Crossfit, Paleo and Organic GMO-free food.
You may have heard of those things. It's about getting more for less.
Eating only the most nutritious foods. Exercising efficiently. "Hacking" your health.
To me, anything else doesn't make sense.
I mean, think about it...
If we're going to put food into our bodies, and there's only so much room in our stomach...
Enough for just three square meals a day (or six small ones if you’re a grazer)…
Shouldn’t we make sure we put the best, MOST NUTRITIOUS, MOST EFFICIENT, MOST ENERGY-GIVING food possible?
Why would you “fill up” with cheap carbs or processed foods or junk sugars that don’t feed you properly?
And that’s at the core of my biohacking philosophy. Giving my body the best fuel possible.
And to me, what’s more representative of that than milk?
Milk is the first meal practically every single human being on Earth eats when they come into this world.
From the mother’s breast, that colostrum is jam-packed with antibodies to boost the baby’s immune system and protect it against disease.
Think about that. The mother is literally giving her newborn the blueprints to a defense system.
In fact, for the longest time, midwives and physicians believed that babies would die without this first colostrum meal.
And we continue to drink milk throughout our childhood!
But if you’re like me, you might have stopped drinking it sometime after your teenage years. Maybe you grew out of it. Maybe you became lactose-intolerant.
Or maybe… you started digging into this whole Big Dairy business, and you realized how crazy the whole industry is.
You see, when I got serious about looking into it raw milk and its health benefits, I also researched the milk you and I grew up on.
And what I found scared the living daylights out of me… and made me angry.
Milk is Worse For You Than You Thought
You may have already heard how bad cow milk is, but maybe not how bad.
So let me start with this…
Did you know the average dairy cow can produce about 600 gallons of milk a year?
That sounds like a lot. It feeds 25 families.
But guess what? Those were 1950 numbers.
Today, dairy cows produce 3,000 gallons on average… with some going up to 6,000 gallons of milk a year.
In other words, one cow went from feeding 25 families… to 250.
I don’t know about you…
But a cow is a cow is a cow, right? Surely, they haven’t evolved in sixty years to suddenly making five to TEN TIMES more milk than what it normally produces!
What happened, then?
If you said antibiotics, growth hormones, force feeding cows unnatural foods like corn, soy and grains…
And making it so they can barely walk or lie down and being chronically sick…
You’ve just begun to scratch the surface.
You see, with this much milk, a lot of processing goes on.
Mass Produced Cow Milk Is So Processed, It’s Making You Sick
Have you ever sat down and really thought about why we pasteurize milk?
It sounds like good idea on the surface.
You pour gallons and gallons of milk into a vat, “flash-heat” it at 280ºF for two seconds, and finally rapidly chill it down.
When you do “Flash Pasteurization”, you kill all the bad bacteria.
That’s the reason they tell you. But here are two real reasons why they pasteurize milk…
1. First of all, you have to ask yourself: Where’s this bad bacteria coming from?
Did milk always have so much bad bacteria? We drank milk for thousands of years before this.
Or could it be because we’re milking drugged up cows who are constantly ill living in disgusting unliveable conditions?
According to the USDA, 1 in 6 dairy cows suffer from “clinical mastitis”.
That’s when the cow’s udder gets infected. When this happens, the milk from the cow has “neutrophils”, an inflammatory immune cell that form pus.
This, along with bacteria like E. Coli, Salmonella… caused by the unclean industry itself… is why we pasteurize milk.
Put another way, we pasteurize milk because we need to solve the problems Big Dairy created in the first place!
But another reason we pasteurize milk is because…
2. It simply increases shelf-life.
From the moment it’s pasteurized and chilled, milk can survive from 60 to 90 days before it expires.
That’s a long time.
That gives everyone in Big Dairy… from the processing plant, to the distributors, to your grocery store more time to sell you this milk before it spoils.
(By the way, milk in its natural state should only last three weeks at most.)
And let’s not forget…
Because of this “Flash Pasteurization” that Big Dairy does… the milk you buy at groceries have a “slightly-cooked” flavor.
Have you noticed that?
This long shelf-life comes at a heavy price…
Because when you pasteurize milk, you’re not only killing bad bacteria… you’re also killing the enzymes, proteins, probiotics and prebiotics in the original milk.
What’s more, a lot of times, the good fat in milk (essential fatty acids) have been skimmed off to make butter, cheese and ice cream.
And if you take away all the good nutrients, good bacteria and good fat…
What exactly do you have left when you buy a gallon of milk at the grocery store?
I hate to say it…
But you’ve just bought yourself a jug of very expensive “white water.” I like to call it “dead milk”.
Funny thing is — Big Dairy knows this and fortifies their milk with vitamin D and A as a selling point.
It’s like someone offering to give you ten pennies for a dollar and arguing you get “more stuff”.
But this isn’t even the worse of it. You see…
Big Dairy Doesn’t Care If You Get Sick
If you look at the FDA’s very own website, you might see this:
That’s right. Milk is the number one allergen in America.
The same milk doctors encourage kids to drink and grow strong bones and all that… is the #1 allergen according to the FDA.
What’s going on here?
Here’s the deal:
Long story short, it comes down to money.
As you may know, there are many breeds of cows. You may have heard of their names too: Jersey, Holstein and Guernseys.
90% of dairy cows in America are Holsteins.
But the problem is, Holstein cow milk has a protein called A1 beta-casein.
And in a recent study by the Israeli Medical Associations Journal showed that A1 beta-casein…
- May weaken your immune system…
- May cause inflammation in your gut
- Can lead to Type 1 diabetes!
So in short - American milk makes people sick.
So why would they still use Holstein cows instead of Jersey, Guernsey or any others that produce a healthier A2 beta-casein protein?
Because they simply produce more milk. Remember, it’s all about quantity and profits here. Not quality.
In other words, when you buy milk at the grocery store, you’re not only buying “dead milk” that has had most of its nutrients boiled out of it…
It’s likely to make you sick too.
And here’s the kicker…
Even If You Don’t Drink Milk, You’re Buying It On April 15th Every Year…
A gallon of milk in 1950 was 82¢. If you adjust that price for inflation, that same gallon should technically be $9.87 today.
And yet, who here has ever paid that much for milk?
Now you could say this is a good thing. Big Dairy found a way to pass its savings to you, the consumer. Hurray!
After all, their cows are producing more milk than ever!
But did they though?
According to EWG’s Farm Subsidy Database, dairy program subsidies in the U.S. totalled $5.6 billion between 1995-2014.
In other words, you the taxpayer (whether you bought milk at the grocery store or not), paid for milk.
That’s not the worst of it.
Guess what Big Dairy did with that subsidy money? They turned right back to Washington and lobbied for more!
OpenSecrets.org reveals they spend up to $8 million a year doing this.
In fact, just last year, Congress was asking the USDA to bail out Big Dairy!
CNBC got cheeky and called it “quantitative cheesing”. But there was no joke here. Your elected representative gave them $20 million.
Don’t mistake it for anything else: Cow milk is big business.
Wait A Minute Here… Are You Going to Tell Me About “Raw Milk”?
Now, I know I just spent several minutes telling you how “bad” milk is.
But the truth is — as you already know — milk in its original form is really good for you.
After all, babies drink milk. Kids drink milk. Milk is a foundational food and it’s one of the most efficient ways to feed our bodies.
And when milk is in its raw form, it’s jam packed with…
Calcium, protein, vitamin C, B-vitamins… Minerals like magnesium, potassium and zinc… It’s got good fat, the kind that feeds our brain…
Unfortunately of course, the way Big Dairy pasteurizes milk destroys a lot of that good stuff.
But yeah, raw milk in its purest form is extremely nutritious. It’s a hyper-efficient food.
The kind of efficient food a biohacking CrossFit nut like me loves. It’s what cow milk was meant to be.
But the problem is — it’s illegal for most states to sell it retail. It’s legal in California, but there are only two brands I know of in California.
So if you want raw cow milk, you have to buy direct from a farmer. Which means you have to know who the good farmers are. Who to trust and who not to.
Because if you get a bad farmer, you’ll get contaminated milk which can make you really sick.
What’s more, these farmers are not allowed to sell across state lines either. Not for health reasons, but for political reasons which I don’t have time to get into.
In short, raw milk is extremely hard to get your hands on.
It’s so difficult that I’ve heard of underground online secret groups on Facebook and other social media sites selling raw milk.
So no, I don’t recommend you go to an online black market to get your raw milk fix.
So where does that leave you?
Why Alternative Milk Like Soy, Almond and Rice Isn’t The Answer Either
Now, a lot of people turn to “alternative milks” like soy, almond and rice milk.
They’re really trendy these days.
But the scary thing is… a lot of them are actually worse than Big Dairy milk.
I’ll start with the most popular one: soy milk.
Soybeans are the 2nd largest crop in the USA after corn and 90% of it are genetically modified care of Monsanto.
As you can imagine, because it’s such a profitable crop, they use a lot of herbicides to protect it… such as glyphosate or “Roundup” (which is also from Monsanto).
In a 2012 study done at University of Pittsburgh, they found that just 3 parts per million of Roundup in water changed the basic structure of frogs.
In another German study, they found 5PPM of Roundup affected the gut bacteria of poultry.
With that in mind, the EPA has said 20 parts per million (PPM)… that’s TWENTY, not 3 or 5… of Roundup residue on soy is safe for humans.
Add to this, soy has been proven to increase estrogen levels.
In a Scientific American article, they revealed soy can “reduce fertility in women, trigger early puberty and disrupt development of fetuses and children.”
In short, soy milk is the worst alternative milk you can possibly put in your body. I would go so far as to argue it’s worse than pasteurized cow milk!
What about rice milk?
Well, first of all, the rice in rice milks often bleached, which means they’ve vacuumed the nutrients out of it already.
And because of that, as you may know, highly processed white rice causes inflammation.
Although it hasn’t proven to be at dangerous levels, the FDA is monitoring the arsenic levels in rice since 2011.
So while it’s “safe”, it’s not exactly healthy either.
I would not recommend drinking too much rice milk in your diet.
What about almond milk?
Almonds are one of the most healthful foods on planet Earth, filled with vitamins, minerals and protein.
So you would think the milk equivalent would be just as good right?
It sounds good in theory, but when you look at it, how many almonds do you think are in a gallon of almond milk?
A cup? Half-a cup? According to a shocking expose on Business Insider, it was revealed it’s just over a handful.
That sounds like a scam to me.
So what are you really drinking when you have a glass of almond milk?
Well, to answer that question you need to ask…
What Are You Really Drinking When You Drink ANY “Alternative Milk”?
The truth is, when you extract milk from a soybean, almond nut or rice… it’s not really milk!
This sounds obvious, but it needs to be pointed out. Calling it “milk” is a bald-faced lie.
Here’s how you get “milk” out of a nut, bean or rice:
First, you squeeze the heck out of it, crushing it, pressing the oil out. Or in the case of almonds, you soak it in water until the oil is “released”.
With that oil, you then blend it with water. A lot of water.
So in short, you really buying water with a bit of oil in it.
But that’s not the worse of it.
You see, because this oil water looks nothing like milk (because it isn’t milk)…
You then have to also add a bunch of other unnatural ingredients to it like…
Thickeners like carrageenan.
Carrageenan’s known side effects include gas, bloating, diarrhea and fatigue. Scientists have petitioned the FDA to reconsider its safety as a food additive.
And many of these “milks” also add sugar additives like high-fructose corn syrup or substitutes like Sucralose, aspartame or acesulfame.
In other words, most “alternative milks” are no better than pop drinks. It’s sugared water with chemical additives.
And if I haven’t said this enough times yet, let me say it a third time: THEY’RE NOT MILK… in any sense of the word.
There’s no calcium and minimal nutrients or vitamins with alternative milk.
As you can guess…
This got me extremely frustrated.