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19. Cut the Cheese

19. Cut the Cheese

Cut The Cheese (From Your Diet)

Hello friends!  Lately, I have been doing a lot of reading and a lot of research.  It seems the main topic that has been coming my way is CHEESE!

I am not coming at you to tell you you “HAVE TO” or “MAKE YOU” eliminate cheese from your diet.  I am just going to share some information that I have found that may make you on your own, cut the cheese.

In a recent article I posted on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theconscienceliving/  it talks all about the negative effects of cheese. It lists 5 reasons cheese is not good for you.  The 2 that stood out to me the most are, “Cheese is Addictive” and “Pus”.  Ok ewe!

CHEESE IS ADDICTIVE!  This makes so much sense.  This is why so many people say, “I can’t go vegan because I love cheese so much.”  Yeah, I’m sure they are, and there is a reason to. It is because cheese contains casomorphine which has an opioid effect.  Here are two quotes straight from the article:

“And casomorphins are opioids, belonging to the same chemical family as morphine and opium, inducing euphoric feelings and lowering pain.

“But just as morphine and opium, casomorphins are addictive and if you suddenly stop eating cheese, you might experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and strong cravings.”

You are putting these drugs into your body!  That is why you can’t give it up!

The next thing that bothered me was the pus! 🤢

Yeah, I’m sorry, that is gross.  We all know that cheese comes from milk, so if there is pus in your milk, there is a chance there is pus in your cheese.  According to this article:

Many people are surprised to learn that cow’s milk contains pus.

The reason? Mastitis – the inflammation of the mammary gland and udder tissue.

The cow’s udders get bacterial infections from all the milking they do all day long.  There is not a lot of pus in a glass of milk, but just the thought of possibly drinking or eating pus grosses me out.

This information is from NutritionFacts.org:

“According to the USDA, 1 in 6 dairy cows in the United States suffers from clinical mastitis, which is responsible for 1 in 6 dairy cow deaths on U.S. dairy farms. This level of disease is reflected in the concentration of somatic cells in the American milk supply. Somatic cell counts greater than a million per teaspoon are abnormal and “almost always” caused by mastitis. When a cow is infected, greater than 90% of the somatic cells in her milk are neutrophils, the inflammatory immune cells that form pus. The average somatic cell count in U.S. milk per spoonful is 1,120,000.

So how much pus is there in a glass of milk? Not much. A million cells per spoonful sounds like a lot, but pus is really concentrated. According to my calculations* based on USDA data released last month, the average cup of milk in the United States would not be expected to contain more than a single drop of pus.

As the dairy industry points out, the accumulation of pus is a natural part of an animal’s defense system. So pus itself isn’t a bad thing, we just may not want to have it in our mouth.”

Cheese is also a high-fat and high-calorie food that is also loaded with sodium.  On healthline.com it states:

One recent study looked at diets high in animal proteins, including cheese.  They found that eating a diet rich in meat and cheese during middle age can double the risk of death, and quadruple the risk of death by cancer.

Hmmmmm, death by cancer…🤔.  NO THANKS!

There is also, of course, the way the mother cow and the baby are treated.  If the cow is born a female, it lives a short life of being artificially inseminated, having her baby taken right from birth so the baby, who the milk is originally made for does not drink it.  This cycle goes on until the mother is about 4-6 years old and does not produce any more milk, then is taken to the slaughterhouse for the ending of her life.  Cows do have and show emotions.  When that baby is taken away, the mother cries and bellows for her baby, as would any loving mother would.

As humans, we do not need milk to survive or thrive.  We are the only species that still drink milk as adults.

Now that I have shared this information, I can sleep a little better at night. There are so many milk and cheese and even yogurt alternatives.  You can drink nut milk, soy milk, and oat milk.

Here are some cheese alternatives.  I have tried vegan cream cheese and I was not disappointed.

You can even make your own vegan cheese with almonds and cashews.  It is super easy and very flavorful.  Check out some recipes I found on Pinterest. Vegan Parmesan Cheese is as easy as 4 ingredients.  Anyone can do that.  I have some great recipes that call for making your own cheese like baked ziti, Fettachini Alfredo sauce, Black Bean Enchiladas, and more.  Check it out.

https://www.pinterest.com/conscienceliving/vegan/

So like I said in the beginning, I am not here to make you switch, I am just sharing information that I have learned to help you live more conscience!

Awaken Your Inner Self!

 



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