Milk, Stupid

Despite the U.S. Government’s love affair with milk. Milk is NOT a health food. In fact, Dr. Fuhrman is more likely to call milk a health hazard than a health helper. Not to mention, milk HAS been linked prostate cancer and Crohn's disease.

Now, Celebrity Diet Doctor has three more reasons to ditch milk. Take a look:

  • Countries with the highest intakes of dairy, Finland, Sweden and the Unite States, also have the highest fracture rates in the world despite having the highest intakes of dietary calcium in the world.
  • The Nurses Health Study showed an increased fracture rate among women who reported the highest dietary intake of calcium primarily from milk and other diary foods.
  • A study funded by the dairy industry also showed that post menopausal women who drank 3 glasses of milk for 2 years (1400 mg Calcium/day) lost bone at twice the rate as those who did not drink milk.

Like Dr. Fuhrman says, milk is not for people—milk is for the rapidly growing COW! I’ve NEVER liked milk. It’s always made me nauseous.

Sadly, some people just CAN’T face the hard truth about milk. It’s yucky!

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Diane - September 12, 2008 2:48 PM

Does switching to light soy milk help?

Sara - September 13, 2008 9:11 PM

Giane- soy milk is not milk., so it is not subject to the problems inherent in milk. What's lite about the soymilk? I don't know if it matters. However soymilk is stil not something to drink in large quantities.

Monty - September 16, 2008 1:03 PM

The calcium in cow's milk is attached to the casein molecule, and humans don't have the enzyme caseinase to separate it, so it can't be utilized, and just adds to calcium deposits and kidney stones. Only young bovines have it.

Marina - November 11, 2008 4:45 PM

I've seen mention of the dairy industry's study that you mention but there are never any references. Do you have the name and/or journal under which it was published? It would be greatly appreciated. I would love to add it to my ever growing list of what's wrong with being the only animal on the planet who drinks milk well into adulthood and from another species, no less. :o)

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