Healthy calves grow into healthy cows by drinking milk in its natural state just as nature intended. Calves fed our pasteurized milk fail to thrive and their internal organs are sickly. And dogs drink natural dog milk, natural horse milk is for horses...do humans need pasteurized, homogenized cows milk in order to be healthy humans?
Worldwide it is a minority of humans who consume milk after weaning, quite possibly because of a lack of enzymes to digest it.
Scientific papers do not support the notion of milk as a 'perfect food'. Indeed scientists have linked milk with health problems including intestinal irritation, allergic reactions, heart disease and an increased risk of some cancers.
As someone who carries out food intolerance and sensitivity testing and advice, I know many people have problems digesting milk and feel so much better without it in their regular diet. How about going dairy free for a while and see if any unpleasant symptoms subside? This is especially recommended with a cold and / or congestion. Rice milk, oat milk, almond milk and coconut milk are healthy alternatives which you can try.
Love and energy,
Liz and Jessica x