Kezz wrote:I've used soya milk instead of cow milk for about 8 years now and for the last 3 (ish) have had severe eczema working it's way all over both hands. I'd not heard of this before. I've had the full set of allergies, asthma and eczema since I was 4, we quit cow milk mainly because we were avoiding growth hormones. But it's also supposed to be one of the causes of those 3 aliments.
I thought soya was safe I hate black tea :/
Sorry to hear that, Kezz. Personally we have no discernible problems with soya products, though to be honest we use few. The OH likes one particular brand of soya milk (Sunrise, made using organic European beans) for her tea and I'd use a some making soda bread (which is on another thread) but that's all.
Our preference for home-produced and/or simple food (who was it said, don't eat anything with ingredients you wouldn't find on your average kitchen shelf?) would lessen our exposure to soya.
Soya is a cheap filler for the profit-seekers. Also, around 95% of soya is actually fed straight to farmed animals - that might prove to be a problem long term too.
Kezz wrote: Adults don't need milk, it's for infants, and cross species consumption is a little weird if you think about it.... If you wouldn't drink human breastmilk now it's twice as strange to drink cow milk surely?
This is something I've said to people in the past but I stopped when they just end up thinking me odd for even thinking about it! And there is the problem - people don't like to face truths which conflict with and threaten their comfort.
Kezz wrote:I find the smell of cow milk disgusting and can tell instantly if some do gooder has spiked my tea with it. Once you stop drinking it you can understand why other some other cultures think we smell bad, if they consume little to no dairy we must all stink to them lol.
I have eschewed the products of animal lactation for a long, long time but not thought about that, Kezz. Fascinating.
Good luck with your search.