Is Dairly Good For You?

15 September 2008

Diary is supported by a multimillion dollar industry, if there was that much money spend on brussel sprouts, maybe everyone would eat them! Just consider the following scientific points, and then make up your own mind!
1. You only absorb 30% of milk’s available calcium.
2. Because of the acidic nature of milk you will urinate out calcium as the body tried to neutralize the acidic effects of milk.
3. Osteoporosis is more common among Milk drinkers than non milk drinkers.
4. Much of the world’s population does not consume cow’s milk, and yet most of the world does not experience the high rates of osteoporosis found in the West. In some Asian countries, for example, where consumption of dairy foods is low, fracture rates are far lower than they are in the United States and in Scandinavian countries, where consumption of dairy products is high.
5. Corporate-owned factories where cows are warehoused in huge sheds and treated like milk machines have replaced most small family farms. With genetic manipulation and intensive production technologies, it is common for modern dairy cows to produce 100 pounds of milk a day— 10 times more than they would produce in nature. To keep milk production as high as possible, farmers artificially inseminate cows every year. Growth hormones and unnatural milking schedules cause dairy cows’ udders to become painful and so heavy that they sometimes drag on the ground, resulting in frequent infections and overuse of antibiotics. Cows— like all mammals— make milk to feed their own babies— not humans.
6.Diary consumption has been linked to many different diseases such as asthma, ear infections, bed wetting, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, allergies, kidney stones, autism, crohn’s disease and Osteoporosis.
7. The countries consuming the greatest amount of calcium through milk products are suffering the most from calcium deficiencies. These countries have the highest incidence of osteoporosis. Why would the countries with an overflowing supply of calcium-laden milk have the highest rate of calcium-deficiency diseases?
8. Major studies suggesting a link between milk and prostate cancer have been appearing since the 1970s, culminating in findings by the Harvard School of Public Health in 2000 that men who consumed two and a half servings of dairy products a day had a third greater risk of getting prostate cancer than those who ate less than half a serving a day.


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