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Estrogens In Dairy (Cow's Milk)?

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Hey everyone,

My holistic doc informed me this week that I must totally cut cow's milk out of my diet. He says cow's milk is "full of estrogens". This has actually excited me because now I feel like there's finally an explanation to my lack of libido. Has anybody else heard of this?

Please, I would appreciate everyone's take on this!

Thanks!!

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They do give cows a lot of hormones to make them produce more milk, so I wouldn't be surprised if it had estrogens. What did he say about organic hormone free milk? There are diaries that don't use that stuff.

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I found this article that was very interesting......not so much about estrogens, but.....

Before I begin, let me extend my apologies to the dairy farmers. I grew up on a dairy and I understand how milk and dairy products have become a huge part of our culture and how it has become a huge industry in our country. However, from a natural health point of view there are a lot of problems associated with the use of milk and dairy products.

One of my old teachers used to say,

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There is a boatload of estrogen in cow's milk. It's not because the cows are given artificial hormones, but because they are milked while they are pregnant. There is no difference between organic and inorganic milk in this regard, and some cheeses may concentrate the hormone.

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There is a boatload of estrogen in cow's milk. It's not because the cows are given artificial hormones, but because they are milked while they are pregnant. There is no difference between organic and inorganic milk in this regard, and some cheeses may concentrate the hormone.

My doc said that Goats Milk is a safe alternative. But how do I know that Goats aren't milked when they're pregnant? How do I know that Goat's milk has no estrogens?

I am so terrified of these estrogens. I'm hypothyroid, I have no sex drive, I'm overweight, I have TONS of allergies to environmental chemicals.. I have severe mood swings & terrifying panic attacks.

I just really hope that cutting dairy out of my diet will also eliminate estrogen exposure as well.. Is this a safe bet to make?

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There is a good essay on dogtorj.com about this, click on "Estrogens and Food" from the home page. Soy and gluten are also high in estrogens.

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I've heard that argument that humans are the only animals who drink milk after weaning age and drink milk from other animals. I don't really buy that argument. Humans are the only animals who cook their food too but I'm not going to stop cooking. We are not the same as other species of animals. We are set apart and we do millions of things other animals don't do. But I don't buy the paleo caveman diet thing either because the cavemen lived what? Twenty years or so? I think we evolved for a reason. Of course if eating simply makes you feel better then by all means do it, but I don't think that there is much about cavemen that applies to modern life in terms of emulating what they did.

I do worry about what's in milk because of the antibiotics and hormones given to the cows. However, interestingly, I am nursing my youngest child and when I had to take antibiotics, the doctor told me that less than 1% of a medicine I ingest gets into my milk and less than 1% of that 1% gets processed by my child's digestive system. So it's a minute trace trace amount. So that makes me wonder about cow's milk and if we are really getting any of the stuff that is being given to the cows or not.

I wish studies would be done on this, but they would be funded by the dairy farmers and probably would be unreliable.

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