The Connection Between Cow’s Milk, Dairy Products and Yeast Infections

Milk may not be doing your body as good as we thought it was.
To be honest, I stopped drinking cow’s milk years ago when I discovered that I was lactose intolerant. If you know anything about lactose intolerance, its symptoms are very unpleasant, and only worsen with age. The body does not get used to pasteurized milk, but instead it violently reacts with bouts of painful gas and diarrhea. Strangely, as a child, I could drink milk with no problems or side effects, but that quickly changed when I reached my 20s. I’d found several articles that supported the possibility that as our bodies age, our tolerance for the lactose in cow’s milk diminishes. There is also a close connection between women who drink cow’s milk regularly and suffer from chronic yeast infections. The probable reasons for this can be discovered in the following post…

Milk is Mucus-Forming and Disease-Causing

What do we know about mucus, otherwise known as phlegm? If you ask anyone, they’ll probably respond off the top of their head that its that slimy, stringy yellow-tinted discharge that comes out of your nose when you’ve got a cold. Or it gathers in your throat and is very difficult to remove when you’re suffering from a sinus infection. Mucus is indeed known to wreak havoc on the pulmonary system, but its side effects go much deeper than that.

I always noticed an interesting side effect after I drank milk: I would develop mucus in my throat and would find myself coughing to try to get it out of my system. Research has show that indeed milk does cause mucus to form or already-existing mucus to increase. I really don’t need a study to tell me that since I’ve experienced it firsthand. Disease, whichever kind, begins in mucus and inflammation. That means that the regular consumption of cow’s milk is predisposing you to all kinds of diseases and conditions. It may begin as chronic conditions like arthritis or yeast infections, and end up as cancer, heart disease or diabetes. Check out this article on the crusade of Professor Jane Plan and her claim on the very close connection between breast cancer and cow’s milk.

Lactose-Sugar Intolerance

Processed sugars alone can cause a hormonal imbalance and an overgrowth in candida, so in lactose form it is simply no better. If you get yeast infections often, it could very well be because you frequently intake processed sugar through sodas, candies, cookies, cakes, ice cream, custards, or just sweets in general. So what is lactose intolerance? In short, lactose is a sugar that is found in naturally in milk. A digestive system like mine is not able to break down and metabolize lactose, and therefore conditions like leaky gut and yeast infections either develop or at the very least, the body is predisposed to such conditions.

So what can you do to improve your chances of not developing these diseases? You can start by halting all consumption of cow’s milk and dairy products that contain it. Because lactose intolerance is such a common condition, many companies and new companies have developed non-dairy milk products that are much healthier and just as delicious.  The following list of products are a great way to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs and also get that creamy, milky taste so many of us desire:

Almond Milk
Silk Almond Milk, 10 pack, $10.48

Coconut Milk
So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage, 6 pack, $13.08

Non-Dairy Creamer
nutpods Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer

 

Lactose Free Ice Cream
Arctic Zero Fit Frozen Desserts, 6 pack, $46.53

These are just a few examples of the products that are available that are delicious, but dairy or lactose-free.  Even if you are not lactose-intolerant, consider substituting a more healthy choice for cow’s milk.  You may notice a change in your health in other areas, and it just may connected to this.

What about you?

Do you drink cow’s milk and has it had any negative effects on your vaginal health?

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