Check your reality

By September 21, 2017Activism

What do you see/believe when you look at this glass of (cow’s) milk?


I can tell you that this is what I saw for most of my life and if anyone told me otherwise I thought they were weird. Now I’m reconsidering who the weird one was!!

“Wherever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect” – Mark Twain


Weird – we are the only species to drink growth fluids of another species

Cruel & inhumane – Repeated artificial impregnation & calves separated from babies at birth who go for the chop (often veal). Some spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors; others are confined to massive, crowded lots, where they are forced to live amid their own faeces.

Cows have a natural lifespan of about 20 years and can produce milk for eight or nine years. However, the stress caused by the conditions on factory farms leads to disease, lameness, and reproductive problems that render cows worthless to the dairy industry by the time that they’re 4 or 5 years old, at which time they are sent to be slaughtered.

(I’ll save us from the images; you get the picture)

Unhealthy – Puss, Anti-biotics, Hormones & Preservatives. (And the calcium claims are even questionable) Yes, puss! Enjoy!

Normally, these animals would produce only enough milk to meet the needs of their calves, but genetic manipulation—and, in some cases, antibiotics and hormones—is used to stimulate maximum milk production for commercial human consumption.

You are choosing to put this into your body! And then wondering why you are sick and looking for someone else to blame?!

Would you like your “teets” pulled continuously after being artificially impregnated over an over again? Your body is going to break down so you are going to need antibiotics to fight the ill effects.

Lactose intolerant – we are not meant to be drinking milk meant for baby cows unless you want to moo and develop udders (jokes aside you may even get some man boobs for your efforts! Don’t seem surprised and as if it’s someone else’s fault!)

Destroying families – Making human families ill, ripping apart cow families and creating a violent karma that we all have to live with.

Pain and hatred – you can really see love in a glass of milk? I see the total opposite. Ain’t no love anywhere to be seen in a glass of milk.

Marketing creation – milks goodness is a total lie and they invest millions to keep the truth away about how badly the cows are treated, artificially impregnated (you could call it rape) and babies killed (murdered if you like)

I’m sure if Superman, David Beckham and Wolverine knew the truth about milk they wouldn’t be endorsing it. It’s one of the greatest lies of our generation!

Kids are indoctrinated into believing cow’s milk is really good for them! I certainly grew up with this belief.

This is my favorite from the American Dairy Association. Did I mention in 2016 the US Dairy industry’s revenue was over $30 BILLION! Me thinks there are a few people vested in keeping this lie going for as long as possible as they lick their milk mustaches’ laughing all the way to the bank.


If this is happening with milk, what other lies are we living and supporting every day? It’s a false perception of reality. Instead of perceiving oneness we see separateness, disconnection and otherness. This is not just about milk.

Check YOUR reality.

Don’t let anyone decide for you. No matter how long something has been done or said to be a good thing. Even if it came from your parents. Or someone you trust. There’s a good chance they just inherited the condition and didn’t really examine it. Remember once upon a time slavery (Apartheid for South Africans) and racism was accepted by a lot of people and for a long time. The list goes on.

Wake up. And don’t drink Milk. F@ck I used to love chocolate Nesquik. Never again. No brainer. I love almond milk now! And you will be blown away by the changes you will witness and feel in your body from cutting out dairy! Almond milk even tastes better once you dehypnotize yourself and your conditions and taste buds from what they have grown accustomed to. And most importantly relatively little harm is done in the making of almond milk. Which makes everything taste sweeter. After all why would I expect another living being to go through all that hardship for my glass of milk? Even if the benefits of cows milk were true I wouldn’t be prepared to ask them to do that.

*Significant harm IS being done to cows in the making of cow’s milk and we are funding it in the name of false health and vitality.*

Ok now you know. You decide. It’s your life after all. No hang on that’s the easy way out, I can hear you saying “it’s my life and I can do what I like, it’s none of your business!” Just realise that your life impacts mine too and all of our lives impact each others and creates the world around us. We are not a victim, we are the cause.

Collective karma is real and we wonder why there is so much bloodshed and violence out there. I’m writing this on board an Emirates flight watching news reports about the terrible Barcelona attack. We are creating it and serving it in our glasses and on our plates in schools, churches, restaurants and in our own homes to our own children all the world over.

ahimsa pratisthayam tat sannidhau vaira tyagah

“If you cease to harm others, others will cease to harm you”

In fact if you feel connected, others will no longer exist, you will see and feel yourself in every living being around you. How radical is this?!

Our own actions bring about the situation we live in.

Much love!


ps. If you want some further reading about this and some facts about milk offering some beautiful solutions this is an awesome article


About Bodhi

In conventional speak, John McInroy is a South-African born social activist, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, ultra endurance athlete, international field hockey player, actor and vegan yogi. In more authentic terms, Bodhi is a human you may see walking the streets barefoot trying to find new ways to tread as lightly as possible.


  • Damian Will says:

    The more I avoid meat and dairy, the more and more I am convinced we don’t need it and should use it (from a previously big meat and dairy eater).

    2 things on calcium..
    I heard (so not my studies) that dairy actually becomes acidic when digested – acidity in the body withdraws calcium from the bones, so it actually has the reverse effect of those who drink it to add calcium
    Also a friend of mine makes his own cheese. Says he needs to add a calcium extract because dairy nowadays does not actually have alot of calcium in it

  • Marsha says:

    Maccers! This is a lovely, healthy discussion. I will not share my views too much but just an honest experience. My LO is lactose intolerant and at first, like many others, I thought it would be quite difficult and would have to adjust her and our diets tremendously. But it has been surprisingly easier than I thought it would be and she has not missed out on discovering the taste of delicious pancakes and and and. The only thing that would be nice is to see more restaurants offering these traditionally dairy-incl dishes with the various substitutes available out there…yet to find almond/ soya pancakes served in a restaurant.
    Hope that you are well!!!

  • Right on brother! It really is such a cruel industry, Im chocked to hear the same lies today as 30 years ago about this.. Milk is good for you. YES, if you a a calf!

  • Boudewijn Lemstra says:

    You are so right my friend. Holland is one of the largest exporters of milk and cheese and here we say: ‘melk is goed voor elk’. Thats means: milk is good for everybody. Well, no, we know better these days. I am glad more and more people understand the problem. Lets stop these lies.

    Love from Holland, drinking water! Keep up the good work.

  • Jim Eshelman says:

    Namaste Mr. Bodhi,

    I put the mjau reference on my FB wall. Still fighting personal balance, and look forward to the vegan cheese story next week.

    Keep up the good work, guy! (Gee, someone already wrote that…I’m not original?)

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