Higher Health: Why milk is a bone breaker

Mr Burgundy immediately regretted his decision to drink milk.

Mr Burgundy immediately regretted his decision to drink milk.

Ron Burgundy was spot on when he used his manly voice to yell out: “Milk was a bad choice!”

Contrary to mainstream belief, milk is one of the worst foods you can put into your body – just ask the world’s leading doctors.

Type 1 diabetes, osteoporosis, iron-deficiency anemia, cancer, heart disease, colic, acne, auto immune diseases and allergies are all linked to milk consumption.

Don't think this looks right? Then it's time to give up the milk!

Don’t think this looks right? Then time to give up the milk!

To put it simply, we’ve been duped for all these years by the dairy industry and their powerful lobby groups.

Yes, it’s true that we need calcium to ensure our bones and teeth stay healthy and strong.

And yes, dairy contains calcium.

But cow’s milk, or the milk from any other mammal for that matter, is not designed for human consumption, and actually ends up leaching calcium from our bones.

That’s why the nations who consume the highest amount of dairy also end up with the highest rates of osteoporosis and hip fractures.Who's drinking my milk?

Now I know what you’re thinking: “But my doctor tells me I need to drink milk as part of a balanced diet.”

Yes, 98 per cent of doctors will probably tell you this. But these same doctors have received little training on nutrition, and will merely blurt out the status quo that has so far resulted in a sick and dying society.

The doctors and medical institutions achieving the best results – those reversing things like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic fatigue and osteoporosis – advocate a whole foods, plant-based diet featuring NO DAIRY.

These are the doctors who go out of their way to receive extensive training on nutrition, and are guided by peer-reviewed medical journals.

The excessive protein in milk encourages abnormal growth that could lead to disease.

The excessive protein in milk encourages abnormal growth that could lead to disease.

Don’t believe it? Just google some of these medical professionals: Dr Michael Greger, Dr John McDougall, Dr Colin Campbell, Dr Joel Fuhrman, Dr Neal Barnard and Dr Michael Klaper.

There are many, many more, but these doctors are the more high profile ones.

So, getting back to milk.

How can something that has been touted as “nature’s perfect food” end up being so bad for us?

There are numerous reasons.

One theory suggests that because milk becomes acid-forming once consumed, the body is forced to release alkaline minerals in order to neutralise it.

Calcium is one of the body’s most effective acid neutralisers. And just where is the body’s biggest store of calcium?

Cows are our friends, not our food.

Cows are our friends, not our food.

You guessed it – the bones. That’s why drinking milk will actually leach calcium from your bones and promote conditions like osteoporosis.

Studies have also shown that the protein in cow’s milk wreaks havoc on the human body.

Cow’s milk is designed for baby cows. It’s that simple.

Baby calves double in size within 45 days. In contrast, human babies take around 180 days to double in size.

Humans are not designed for the rapid growth that calves experience. But when we consume cow’s milk – and the huge amount of protein in the form of casein that comes with it – big problems arise.

If you're not a baby cow, don't drink milk!

If you’re not a baby cow, don’t drink milk!

A growing number of children are starting to hit puberty at alarmingly young ages, and numerous health problems arise from this.

Humans are only designed to drink milk for the first few years of their life. The milk we are biologically designed to consume comes from our mother.

Once we are weaned, there is no more need to consume milk – of any kind.

And if you think vegans will become calcium deficient without milk – think again.

The healthiest sources of calcium actually comes from plant foods. These include leafy greens, nuts and seeds, beans, fruits, and vegetables.

Can’t picture life without milk in your coffee or on your cereal? No problemo.

Give almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk or hemp milk a whirl.

We used to think that milk made us strong.

George Bush drank plenty of milk growing up ... that explains a few things.

George Bush drank plenty of milk growing up … that explains a few things.

Now we know better.

There’s plenty more to say about milk – including the horrific cruelty involved in its production – but I’ll save it for another day.

So to conclude: Why shouldn’t you cry over spilt milk?

Because it means you don’t have to drink it!

Ravo 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Higher Health: Why milk is a bone breaker

  1. As much as I want to believe this is true as a vegan myself, you haven’t provided a single source for any of the wide ranging claims you’ve made, I chose to give up dairy due to the cruelty involved and it’s link to the meat industry. It would be interesting if what you’re saying is true but you provide no evidence at all.

    • Heya Jake, thanks for the comment.
      That’s awesome that you’re vegan! Not only is it good for the animals, but the added bonus is it’s good for you too 🙂 The concise nature of blogs means it’s hard to reference the facts and figures you include. If you did, there’s a danger it would become so cluttered and disjointed that people would be turned off reading it. My aim for the blog is to shed light on health topics in a way that’s fun and enjoyable to read. And hopefully this in turn encourages people to do more research on that particular topic. By doing this research, they will soon stumble across the peer-reviewed medical studies from which my blog was based on.

      If you’re keen to read more about milk, here’s a few easy-to-read links to get you started. Also, youtube Dr Greger, as he has a lot of awesome videos on a range of health topics related to nutrition. And accessing online medical journals is an ideal way to research the topic (although there’s a lot of mumbo jumbo to get through).

      If you want a good book to read, then The China Study is a ripper. It’s based on the results of one of the largest nutritional studies ever conducted. It runs through the effects of animal products on human health, so milk is included in that.

      Here are some links to check out 🙂

      http://thekindlife.com/blog/2013/01/why-milk-is-harmful-by-dr-neal-barnard/

      http://www.nutritionmd.org/nutrition_tips/nutrition_tips_understand_foods/dairy.html

      Here’s some references from some of those articles….

      Warensjo E, Byberg L, Melhus H, et al. Dietary calcium intake and risk of fracture and osteoporosis: prospective longitudinal cohort study. BMJ. 2011;342:d1473.

      Chan JM, Stampfer MJ, Ma J, Gann PH, Gaziano JM, Giovannucci E. Dairy products, calcium, and prostate cancer risk in the Physicians’ Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2001;74:549-554.

      Chan JM, Gann PH, Giovannucci EL. Role of diet inprostate cancer development and progression. J Clin Oncol. 2005;23:8152-8160.

      Cramer DW, Harlow BL, Willet WC. Galactose consumption and metabolism in relation to the risk of ovarian cancer. Lancet. 1989;2:66-71.

      Feskanich D, Willet WC, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA. Milk, dietary calcium, and bone fractures in women: a 12-year prospective study. Am J Public Health 1997;87:992-7.

      Nordin CBE. Calcium and osteoporosis. Nutrition 1997;3(7/8):664-86.

      Reid DM, New SA. Nutritional influences on bone mass. Proceed Nutr Soc 1997;56:977-87.

      Tucker KL, Hannan MR, Chen H, Cupples LA, Wilson PWF, Kiel DP. Potassium, magnesium, and fruit and vegetable intakes are associated with greater bone mineral density in elderly men and women. Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69:727-36.

      Cramer DW, Harlow BL, Willet WC. Galactose consumption and metabolism in relation to the risk of ovarian cancer. Lancet 1989;2:66-71.

      Scott FW. Cow milk and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: is there a relationship? Am J Clin Nutr 1990;51:489-91.

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