"Many Americans, including some vegetarians, still consume substantial amounts of dairy products—and government policies still promote them—despite scientific evidence that questions their health benefits and indicates their potential health risks."
"Despite its pure, innocent, and creamy exterior, milk has a much darker side, and one that the dairy industry doesn’t want you finding out about. Milk is much more than just a drink, it is a cultural phenomenon that can be traced back thousands of years, but despite all the research proving milk to be detrimental to both our own lives and the lives of cows, the milk myths still ring loud and clear."
Want Milk? Is Cow’s Milk Meant For Human Consumption?
"After a human mother has finished nursing her baby, something odd happens — a cow takes over! This makes us the only mammal on earth that is never really ever weaned. No species on the planet consumes milk in their adulthood, or as a matter of fact, consumes the milk of another species, except humans!"
Making the decision to avoid dairy is a difficult one in our society – everywhere you go things are made with butter, covered in cheese, or filled with milk. But it can be done, and making the effort to do it brings along with it some substantial health benefits."
Why Parents Should Keep Children Meat and Dairy Free
"Ever since I wrote my first edition of Baby and Child Care in 1946, I have always put the emphasis on the need for eating lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grain cereals. But due to the fact that dairy products and meats have been considered ideal foods for so long, I was hesitant to talk about their hidden disadvantages. What changed my mind was an episode in my own medical history." - Benjamin Spock, MD
New Study Shows Cow’s Milk Does NOT Equal Stronger Bones
"Drinking cow’s milk is not a must, and it does not give you stronger bones. In fact, it depletes calcium from bones, and previous research shows how drinking milk and dairy products is not associated with fewer fractures, but actually increases the risk of arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, and more.
Now, new research published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that drinking milk does not necessarily mean you’ll have stronger bones.
The research involved 96,000 women and men over 22 years."
"Americans consume large amounts of dairy products and also have one of the world’s highest incidence of bone fracture. Conversely, those countries with low-dairy, low-calcium diets do not have a problem with bone fracture, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A Harvard University study involving 78,000 women found that the participants who drank the most milk had the highest risk of bone fracture."
Organic Milk and Prostate Cancer: What You Should Know
"Researchers have expressed concern that since cow’s milk contains estrogens, dairy could stimulate the growth of hormone-sensitive tumors. The thought is that the consumption of dairy products could both “promote the conversion of precancerous lesions or mutated cells to invasive cancer and enhance the progression of hormone-dependent tumors.”
This was initially postulated based on suggestive population-scale data like a 25 fold increase in prostate cancer in Japan since World War II. What was happening to their diets during that period? A five, 10, and 20 fold increase in eggs, meat, and dairy consumption, respectively, whereas the rest of their diet remained pretty stable."
This is How Dairy Affects Your Hormones. Get Ready to #DitchDairy Today!
"The food industry has tried to mislead us into believing that organic cow’s milk (and its products) comes with pure innocence and is made from cows that graze gracefully and happily in fields all day with the cleanest of air, water, fresh grass and more. Regardless that most none of this is true, cow’s milk is still one of the worst health food choices you can make for many reasons, no matter what kind of cows it comes from. The main reason is for how it affects your hormones."
"Arthritis, joint pain, muscle aches. They’ve plagued us all at some point or another. But can joint pain be preventable through a mere change in diet? Possibly. Studies have shown those who eat a higher plant-based (vegan) diet not only experience a greater sense of wellness, but also a dramatic reduction in disease, osteoporosis, joint pain, arthritis, and general muscle aches. The removal of red meat from a person’s diet is a great idea to initiate the reduction of joint pain and other types of pains since red meat is highly acidic, inflammatory, and has been linked to cancer.
Dairy has been shown to be one of the most prominent foods to cause joint pain, arthritis, diabetes, and yes, cancer too. It’s been linked to body pains, headaches, poor exercise recovery, allergies, and digestive issues. It’s acidic, said to promote excess mucus, and is often filled with excess hormones, pesticides, bacteria, and inhumanity."
Intolerance of Cow's Milk and Chronic Constipation in Children
"Chronic diarrhea is the most common gastrointestinal symptom of intolerance of cow's milk among children. On the basis of a prior open study, we hypothesized that intolerance of cow's milk can also cause severe perianal lesions with pain on defecation and consequent constipation in young children."
"Back in the 1950s, it was suggested that some cases of constipation among children might be due to the consumption of cow’s milk. But it wasn’t until 40 years later that it was finally put to the test."
How Bacteria In Cows' Milk May Cause Crohn's Disease
"Scientists have found how a bacterium, known to cause illness in cattle, may cause Crohn's disease in humans. Crohn's is a condition that affects one in 800 people in the UK and causes chronic intestinal inflammation, leading to pain, bleeding and diarrhea."
Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary glands which is becoming increasingly common among farms using automatic milking machines. The body fights the inflammation by producing pus and this ends up in the milk too.
Ditching in Droves: Why Canadians Are Dropping Milk
According to seasoned agriculture journalist Ed White, "It's a good time to be an alternative protein." His comment is in response to the growing popularity and demand for non-animal derived meat and dairy products in Canada.
The growing popularity is, as expected, causing a significant decline in meat and dairy consumption. In fact, consumption of fluid dairy (i.e. milk) has decreased a dramatic 25 per cent in the last 20 years as consumers switch to alternatives such as almond, soy and rice milk.
A Study About Butter, Funded By The Butter Industry, Found That Butter Is Bad For You
The Danish Dairy Research Foundation, likely in hopes of boosting butter's regard, funded a study about the popular lipid. But when the research was delivered, it didn't exactly paint butter in a favorable light. In fact, it did just the opposite.
The study's findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, instead established that even moderate levels of butter consumption could result in higher cholesterol. At the very least, the study showed that butter raises blood cholesterol levels more than alternatives like olive oil.
The Saturated Fat Studies: Buttering Up the Public
Dairy industry campaign to “neutralize the negative image of milkfat among regulators and health professionals as related to heart disease” seeks to undermine latest guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
"How might Big Butter design a study (like the Siri-Tarino and Chowdhury meta-analyses) to undermine global consensus guidelines to reduce saturated fat intake?"
Healthy Sources of Dairy-Free Calcium
"Most Americans believe that the best source of dietary calcium, an esteemed nutrient for its ability to build strong bones, is from dairy. For many, it may seem like a no-brainer to include dairy in a healthy diet, but science now shows that dairy is unnecessary for adequate calcium consumption."