When my mother’s grandfather had a cow at home, he got milk.

The cows would be given good food (left overs would be given to the Ox, not the cows), it used to be at home, it would be worshipped, it would be given basic medicines, and a lot of the milk would go to the calf.

The milk was used for ‘pooja’ and the cow got treated like a family member. Nothing less.

Today what you get is a white liquid in a sachet (the bhaiyya who sold milk in Mumbai is today refusing to sell loose milk!)..

Given this background should one drink poor quality milk?

Is there any advantage in drinking milk? Does it do well to drink an animal product?

Well answer to many of these questions is ‘It is extremely doubtful’. And I really mean it. Here is a link – me thinks it would be nice if you read it, …..


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  1. Very true subra sir.
    Along with Milk & Milk products below products are also considered as white poisons by Naturopathic practitioners.

    Polished Items – White rice, bakery products

  2. Dr Koustubh Chakraborty

    The musings in this article are good for tabletalk, but are not based on scientific facts. Milk, even animal milk consumed by humans, is an excellent source of proteins, fat-soluble vitamins and calcium, and has often been referred to as :the complete food”.

  3. Dr M.Chandrashekhar MD

    Issue is not of qualities of milk bit on availability of pure milk. Vegan books & web sites mention about this in detail.

    Milk was meant for the calf & not for me & you ! There is plenty of animal cruelty out there in the name of Dairy so that we get our milk & milk products ! Cows are kept permanently pregnant by artificial insemination so that she produces milk for us .

    In India, every milk man injects Oxytocin ( a hormone) routinely into cow & she buffalo to extract every ounce of milk. Prolonged Injection of Oxytocin is known to produce Tumors to the animal & the humans who drink the milk.

    Iam yet to read a new book by Dr Sharma titled ” Milk– the White Poison”.

    Soya milk is equally good & gives us adequate proteins , fat & minerals.

  4. I have concluded three things are poison
    Salt. Oil. Sugar
    For all three,the way we consume ,these forms are not found in nature.
    I am looking for receipes which do not contain any of this

    This is just my thought process
    Comments are welcome

  5. There are two separate issues here –

    1. Poor quality of milk presently available.

    2. Whether good quality of milk has any nutritional benefits.

    First one – Yes, the milk is of poor quality. But are there any alternatives of good quality? A restaurant owner told my cardiologist friend – “Doctor, you are telling me to eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. But I KNOW that these are poison! I know first hand how much pesticides are used.”

    So what do we do? Have a kitchen garden? In Mumbai? Do we really know that pesticides are not used on organic products? Is there any authority who regulates it?

    Second one – Milk is one of the foods available. It may be a part of your diet, if you can digest it. Don’t consume it as a complete food. Don’t reject is as poison either (if it is of good quality).

    Pardon me Subra sir. Just as you frequently point out that we should not trust all things told to us about financial matters, same is true of health / medical matters also. Some educated westerners don’t believe in vaccination either.

    To paraphrase your financial advise – Important things are diversification and asset allocation aka balanced diet.

    Moderation is the key. Eating less than moderate is even better.

  6. All this talk about milk!

    Now I am going out and have a vanilla milk shake with ice cream.

    Junk food? Yesss!

    Give it up? Noooo!

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