Vitamin D & Milk

Harm caused by vitamin D and milk 
by Russell Eaton

Recent studies have consistently shown the positive link between Vitamin D and health improvement. Vitamin D has been shown to improve lung health, new asthma treatments, and the prevention of breast and colon cancer. For example, the research is showing that daily intake of 1,000 units of Vitamin D cuts the odds of getting colon cancer by about half, and the chances of breast and ovarian cancer by about one third.

Clearly, regular, sensible exposure to ultraviolet sunlight helps the body produce Vitamin D which is good for health. There is no risk of an "overdose" on Vitamin D from sunlight (although you might get sunburn!). What is less well known is that vitamin D supplements can be very harmful in some circumstances.

One of the many important functions of vitamin D is the absorption of calcium (from the food you eat). Vitamin D greatly increases absorption of calcium into the blood stream, from where it can go to all parts of the body.

The danger here is that if vitamin D supplements are taken on the same day that dairy milk is consumed, the bloodstream becomes overwhelmed with calcium. This can cause harmful calcification in many parts of the body. Harmful calcification is at the root of a whole variety of diseases such as stroke, cancer and heart disease.

When dairy milk is consumed, the casein protein in milk makes the bloodstream go acidic. This happens before all the calcium in milk gets to the bloodstream. The body reacts by pulling calcium from the bones into the bloodstream (calcium is very alkaline and this helps to neutralize the blood).

Following on from the raised acidity, calcium from the milk enters the bloodstream more gradually. As this happens, too much calcium accumulates in the blood. This triggers hormones that get rid of the excess calcium in the bloodstream by dumping it all over the body. This eventually causes harmful calcification and disease.

When vitamin D supplements are taken on days that dairy milk is consumed, the problems are compounded by increasing further the amount of excess calcium in the bloodstream. Doctors have a name for this: hypercalcemia, a condition that can result in serious illness. For this reason it is important to avoid dairy milk on days that vitamin D supplements are taken.

To protect your health you should avoid taking vitamin D supplements on days that dairy milk is consumed (or vice-versa). Better still, switch to non-dairy milk which is far more nutritious and delicious than cow’s milk. If non-dairy milk is difficult to obtain, you can easily make your own milk from ingredients that can be stored at home.

Non-dairy milk made from seeds, nuts and soybeans is absolutely delicious and super nutritious. Find out how to ( Make Your Own Milk. No special milk-making machine needed. Only takes minutes to make from ingredients stored at home.

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