Menopause women have been brainwashed to believe calcium is only in milk. So in order to keep your bone health, you think you have to get milk every day.
I read an old book recently. The author thinks that the consumption of dairy products, including milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, appears to be strongly linked to various disorders of the female reproductive system, including ovarian tumors, vaginal discharges, menstrual cramps, heavy periods and hot flashes. She found women experiencing those problems got relief as soon as they reducing dairy products.
Milk is a time-tested healthy food in Western culture. How can milk make trouble now? I found three reasons here.
First, the traditional milk is produced by local cows, and people drink milk fresh without being pasteurized and homogenized. The pasteurized process uses a high temperature and a high pressure to kill bacteria; it also damages nutrients. Homogenization process is to change the structure of milk fat: traditional milk has a layer of cream on the top, but not the homogenized milk. The homogenized fat may cause plaque inside blood vessels.
Second, the conventional milk is produced by cows who are stimulated by hormones daily in order to produce milk for a long period. As the result, the life spans of those cows are much shorter than normal cows. How can sick cows produce healthy milk?
Third, we consume much more dairy products than people in traditional society. The availability of dairy products makes us over load our bodies with too much of them.
Try to reduce menopause symptoms by reducing dairy productions. In fact, calcium is found in innumerable foodstuffs. Vegetables, such as beets, broccoli, collards, dandelions, mustards, turnips and watercress, contain the same amount of calcium as milk. And many types of seaweed contain about five time calcium as milk.
Now, you realize how many other foods can supply you with calcium; do the best for your body.