Possible Duplicates:dairy-confusion Are butter and salt ok?
What’s the problem with milk and dairy?
If I am to understand the teachings of Loren Cordain correctly, dairy was not a part of the diet of hunter gatherers. He reasons (jokingly), "Have you ever tried to get close enough to milk a buffalo or a wild elk?" I guess the point is, if you're hunting for animals, you are not raising them in a domesticated setting, therefore hunter gatherers were chasing down wild animals that could not be milked. If hunter gatherers had domesticated wild animals, there would be no need to hunt. Agrarian societies didn't emerge until 10,000 years ago. Our bone structure as Homo Sapiens evolved to its current state without calcium intake from dairy. We derived most of our calcium from plant foods mixed in with small bones from aquatic creatures.
I see many people on this board who advocate butter, milk, yogurt.
I just don't get it.
We are the only mammal that consumes the milk of a different mammalian species other than our own.
That's not Paleo in my book.