For decades, many of us believed we were taking care of our bodies by eating according to the Standard American Diet (SAD). Unfortunately, there are many sad consequences to the Standard American Diet, due to the dependence on animal products.
In Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow’s Milk and Your Health, nutritionist Joseph Keon, Ph.D., details dozens of reputable studies showing the hazards of milk allergies, and lactose intolerance, as well as adverse reactions to humans from the 60 or so different hormones and growth factors found in cow’s milk. Even organic milk naturally contains growth hormones inherent in the milk, and found to be harmful to humans.
In the words of many researchers cited by Keon – and major studies published in the leading medical and nutritional journals – “milk is not only unnecessary in the human diet, it increases risk of an alphabet of diseases including arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, and more.”
Consider this…. 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.
One of the primary conclusions of T. Colin Campbell’s influential book, The China Study, was that long-term consumption of large amounts of animal protein (including milk) lead to numerous health problems, including two conditions called metabolic acidosis and acid-induced bone dissolution. In other words, the excessive protein induces the body into an acidic state and, in its effort to restore balance, leaches alkalinizing calcium and other minerals from the skeletal system. Keon writes, “Numerous studies dating back as far as seventy years document how, as dietary animal protein intake increases, more calcium is excreted in the urine. In other words, rather than building bones, dairy may contribute to gradually pissing them away!”
The China Study’s author, T. Colin Campbell, PhD., grew up on a dairy farm, so he regularly enjoyed a wholesome glass of milk. Campbell writes, “Not anymore. In multiple, peer-reviewed animal studies, researchers discovered that they could actually turn the growth of cancer cells on and off by raising and lowering doses of casein, the main protein found in cow’s milk.”
To learn more about recent research and findings on the health concerns about dairy products, you can visit the following websites: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation.
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- Milk Myth Debunked (asiandaughter.wordpress.com)
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