Cow’s Milk is the “Perfect Food” for Baby Calves!!! People who have been taught that cow’s milk is the perfect food are usually shocked to hear that dairy consumption is a major contributor in nearly two dozen diseases of children and adults. Nature created human mother’s milk for baby humans, cow mother’s milk for baby cows, and so on.
Asked what single change in the American diet would produce the greatest health benefit, Washington DC based pediatrician Russell Bunai, says “Eliminating dairy products out of the diet.”
Drinking milk is promoted as essential to good health. Milk is said to be the “perfect food.” Subtle advertising messages like “Milk Does a Body Good” are imprinted in our minds from an early age. There’s a multibillion dollar industry whose very survival depends on their ability to keep promoting and brainwashing people into this idea that milk is essential to build strong bones. Well, one thing’s for sure: Drinking milk builds . Despite what the dairy industry has led us to believe, the wealth of research available on milk and calcium shows a completely different story. Dr William Ellis, who has studied the effects of dairy foods for more than four decades, states: Thousands upon thousands of blood tests I’ve conducted show that people who drink three or four glasses of milk a day invariably had the lowest levels of blood calcium.” Dr Ellis says that these tests showed conclusively THAT ADULTS WHO USE MILK PRODUCTS DO NOT ABSORB NUTRIENTS AS WELL AS ADULTS WHO DON’T. Furthermore, he outlines how milk drinking causes malabsorption. The first reason is that (this acid aids in the digestion of your food). This forces your stomach to work harder to produce enough hydrochloric acid to digest your food.
The second reason and most revealing is that MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS TEND TO GENERATE EXCESSIVE MUCUS IN THE INTESTINES, SINUS AND LUNGS. The extra mucus in the intestines hardens and forms a coating on the inner lining that is relatively impermeable to nutrients. This, of course, means poor absorption, which results in chronic fatigue. In full agreement, Dr. Kurt Esselbacher (Chairman of Medicine of the Harvard Medical School) writes: “Tests on more than 25,000 blood samples show adults using milk do not absorb nutrients as well as those who don’t. inside the intestines, ” They also found that milk is a cause, rather than a prevention, of osteoporosis. America being one of the largest consumers of dairy as a country, has one of the highest rates of osteoporosis. Scientists have found that there is a between dairy intake and osteoporosis. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health looked at all of the studies of dairy consumption in human beings and wrote, in 2005: “The recommendation to drink three glasses of low-fat milk or eat three servings of other dairy products per day to prevent osteoporosis is ” The problem is that cow’s milk is very high in protein.
And the greater your protein intake, the higher your calcium losses will be, and this calcium leaching will continue unless you reduce your protein consumption (in other words drinking more and more milk won’t stop the calcium leaching from your bones but increase it). According to Susan Stockton, Author of ‘The Book of Health’: “A major reason that we become calcium deficient is that we take in too much protein (including diary product) which causes an over-acid condition, necessitating the robbing of body’s storehouse (bones and other tissue) to buffer the acidity with an alkaline mineral, calcium.”
Furthermore the calcium in milk is not absorbed because it does not contain the appropriate ratios of other minerals such as magnesium and manganese as well as vitamin B 12 which our bodies require in order to properly assimilate calcium. These substances are not present in milk in a way that our bodies can absorb; cow milk is for calves, not for human adults. The great Dr Frank Oski, the leading pediatrician in the US and former Chairman of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, says, ‘There’s no reason to drink cow’s milk at any time in your life. It was designed for calves, it was not designed for humans, and we should all stop drinking it today.”
Milk and other dairy products weaken the bones and accelerate osteoporosis. That’s right, consumption of milk causes the very condition it’s advertised to prevent. If you want strong bones, don’t drink milk.
Harvard University’s landmark Nurses Health Study, which followed 78,000 women over a 12-year period, found that the women who consumed the most calcium from dairy foods broke more bones than those who rarely drank milk.
“The association between the intake of animal protein and fracture rates appears to be as strong as the association between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.” —Dr. T. Colin Campbell
Dr. Ellis conclusively states: “Dairy products are “simply no good for humans… There is overwhelming evidence that milk and milk products are harmful to both adults and infants.”
So what can I do to prevent osteoporosis and build strong bones?
Get plenty of exercise. Studies have concluded that physical
exercise is the key to building strong bones (it’s more important
than any other factor).
Eliminate animal protein. Animal protein causes severe bone
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. The healthiest and highly
absorbable sources of calcium are dark green vegetables (such as
broccoli, bok choy, kale and parsley), fruits, legumes, sesame
seeds, almonds, figs, and seaweed.
So how come you didn’t know about the harmful impact of milk and how it can actually give you weak bones rather than strong ones? Remember, the dairy industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year on advertising to convince us that their products are absolutely essential for your health, to push the message of strong bones and osteoporosis prevention inside almost every popular magazine, in as many strategically placed television commercials, into the posters of celebrities with “milk mustaches” hanging inside classrooms or on your own room’s walls. Never mind the truth. Never mind the increased risks in heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and four kinds of cancer (colon, breast, ovarian and prostate). The dairy industry is a very powerful force, controlling the USDA’s nutritional guidelines and influencing people’s thoughts about milk. The advertisers’ power to dictate the content of what we see as news and entertainment keeps growing every year. And we’ve seen that corporations will serve their own interest before they serve the public interest and have historically demonstrated to also serve their own interest at the expense of the public’s welfare.