Not only author N K Sharma believes that you do not need your glass of milk for a wholesome life, but he also stresses that the whole milk affair is a cold-blooded strategy to increase the profits of dairy industries, and the doctors associated with it are conveniently supporting the pseudo assertions of business groups.
Sharma speaks to Millennium Post his latest book, Milk - A Silent Killer.
Tell us about the book.
To shatter age-old traditions and food habits is not an easy job. But in this book I have given scientific reasons that will definitely shatter the myth that milk is not good for human health. This book brings forth the adverse effects of milk consumption.
Unlike years ago, today, all over the world, including India, the doctors and layman alike have started realising the ill-effects of milk consumption. But the majority of doctors are still advising their patients to consume milk on a regular basis to ward off calcium deficiency. It is now a scientifically proven fact that the low content of magnesium in milk does not allow the calcium to be absorbed in the blood, on the contrary, it gets deposited in the body, thereby causing several problems which manifest in the fullness of time.
God’s bounty has enough nutrition to provide us. Fruits and nuts, essentially non-toxic products, have everything that can sustain and maintain the human body, bestowing health and longevity to mankind. Instead of growing and promoting healthy food, we are focussing on damaging, degenerating and nutritionally depleted forms of food like meat, milk, refined products, oils, tea, coffee, canned food.
On the one hand, we ourselves create factors that damage the human body and affect all civilisation, and on the other hand, we spend millions of dollars on research and hospitals to improve the condition that we have created. Instead of solving the root cause, we are simply treating the symptoms. This will continue until you pledge to take matters into your own hands and stop falling prey to the tactics of the government and the businessman. People have to get enlightened and prevent themselves from such damage.
Do you actually believe that the readers would buy ‘milk is a silent killer’?
Under the pressure of circumstances and in the struggle for survival, man has used many unnatural foods like meat, fish, eggs, milk, non-edible leaves, and roots. Our natural instincts never favoured such foods. We could never eat such raw. These were never tasty in the raw state. We modified them by cooking and adding artificial condiments, creating an artificial taste. Of course, milk tastes good in the raw as well as in the cooked or boiled form. Therefore, we continued with its adaptation. Previously it was used for medicinal purposes, and as a substitute for mother’s milk. However, gradually it became a major part of the man’s staple diet. Can a substitute adopted in place of mother’s milk, be continued as a normal staple food? If we agree that mother’s milk is not an adult food, then how can its substitute be one?
We have to think that about the fact that if milk and cereals are healthy then why we are facing health related problem after a certain age? Why there are deformities? There must be some cause behind it. We need to see that what we are eating is healthy or not.