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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Not Milk!

If cow's milk is natural for humans, why does the dairy industry feel the need to spend hundreds of millions a year to advertise it? If milk provided the calcium and strong bones that Big Dairy advocates, then why then does America — where the industry produces the most milk — have more people with osteoporosis than those in developing nations? A Harvard study was published suggesting a partial notion for the long-standing enigma that hip fracture rates are highest in populations with the greatest milk consumption. The more milk a person drinks, the higher risk a person has on getting hip fractures. Big Dairy has tried to convince the world for several years that milk is good — and sadly they have succeeded. The interest of the dairy industry is to make money off cows, which is why they market milk heavily in the lens of nutrition despite it being based on false claims.

Today, many people believe they should drink two to three glasses of milk a day because of all the erroneous slogans such as "milk does a body good" and "milk will make you grow." Studies have shown no correlation between milk strengthening bones, boosting growth or even being a sufficient supply of calcium. In fact, research has shown adverse effect of milk on individuals. Milk is the main dietary source of D-galactose which most of us cannot even process. To tell the truth, "about 75 percent of the world's populations, including 25 percent of those in the U.S., lose their lactase enzymes after weaning" according to The Physicians Committee. It is not a coincidence that majority of the world is lactose intolerant.


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