Don’t Get Your Calcium From Milk

Young woman refusing to drink milk

One of the most powerful industries in America is the dairy industry, earning over $50 billion and spending over $200 million annually to spread the lie that dairy products are necessary for human children’s health.

They’re smart enough to target mothers (and they started, very successfully, with our grandmothers), because parents can create habits for life if a child is drinking cow’s milk at an early age.

So, while for many this will be a revelation, it shouldn’t be: our mothers and grandmothers were conned!

The idea that the milk of another species is an appropriate and necessary source of calcium is a serious thinking error that has led to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and autoimmune disease in epic numbers.

Don't get your calcium from milk--picture of a cow milking facilityEspecially when you consider the atrocious diet our dairy cows are fed, the steroids and hormones and antibiotics they’re given, the lack of exercise they get in their pens, and the blood and pus that comes out in the milk that you then serve your child.

Milk is not a solution for getting your calcium.

Myth: “Milk and dairy build strong bones.”

Ask yourself why the U.S. consumes more than double the amount of milk and dairy than the #2 milk-drinking country—and yet has one of the highest rates of osteoporosis in the world. The other highest dairy-consuming countries, in Scandinavia, are also among the highest for osteoporosis!

A recent set of long-term studies by a group of osteoporosis researchers shows that not only does dairy intake correlate with higher fracture rates, it is also associated with higher mortality rates!

The studies, following over 100,000 men and women for up to 20 years, showed that each additional glass of milk correlated with more risk they were for fractures, cancer, heart disease, and early death.

Why would that be?

Milk and Oxidative Stress

The researchers also found that the more glasses of milk people drank, the higher they scored for a biological stress marker called oxidative stress.

A Cell With Oxidative StressOxidative stress is when the number of free radicals overwhelms the number of antioxidants in your body.

Free radicals damage DNA and cell structures, leading to inflammation, rapid aging, and a host of degenerative physical and neurological diseases.

Milk-induced oxidative stress might also explain some of the other studies that associate dairy intake with other conditions, like acne and allergies.

Interestingly, the study found that fermented dairy products, like yogurt, did not correlate with oxidative stress–in fact, fermented dairy products had the opposite effect.

Fermentation consumes milk sugars like galactose and lactose–two of the suspects for oxidative stress–and produces health-protective probiotics, which may be the reason for the difference.

An important conclusion, overall, then, is that cow’s milk and most dairy products are highly inflammatory foods.

Milk, Casein, and Disease

Animal proteins, including casein (the protein in milk), are acid-forming in the body.  One of the body’s coping mechanisms to deal with acidity is to pull minerals (such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium) from resources like bones, to neutralize the acidity. The blood must maintain a precise pH, or you die–so it robs minerals from bones and tissues, and that’s where you pay the price over time.

Drinking milk, then, can result in a net loss of calcium and other minerals!

Colin T. Campbell, PhD, one of the most preeminent nutrition researchers in the world, conducted the most comprehensive, longitudinal research study in history (still ongoing) known as the Oxford-Cornell China Project. Published in 2004, The China Study examined dietary habits and disease rates in 6,500 adults in China over almost 30 years.

Campbell started with animal studies duplicated by other researchers all over the world and progressed to his enormous human population. The researchers documented massive evidence that casein (the protein in milk) is linked to high rates of disease when animal products including dairy are consumed at a rate of 20 percent of the diet, which is the American average.

He documents very low rates of those same diseases in subjects eating only 5% or less animal protein. Eight thousand statistically significant correlations resulted from this study. (“Statistically significant” means the likelihood the finding is due to chance is less than 5 percent.)

These findings definitively decimate American mothers’ nutrition beliefs that feeding their children dairy products will build strong bones and good health.

Modern mothers are wising up and feeding their children nuts, seeds, and greens, for highly bioavailable forms of calcium, and letting their children out in the sun. Because Vitamin D (the best source is the sun) and good sources of calcium make strong bones–not hormone-, antibiotic- and steroid-laced American dairy products.

Milk and Allergies

Cow milk’s large fat molecule is acid- and mucus-forming in humans; thus we are all “lactose intolerant” to one degree or another.

Our grandparents, with their strong genetics, withstood it well. Unfortunately, our own children with three generations of weakened genetics on a processed-food diet, are not faring so well.

Every time I see a child with green snot running from his nose, I wish I could in some socially acceptable way beg his mother to get her child off cow’s milk.

Don’t Get Your Calcium From Milk--a young boy reacting badly to milkI learned this the hard way, having weaned my own first child from breast milk to cow’s milk, at the pediatrician’s recommendation, only to see his excellent health destroyed. We were in and out of doctor’s offices and emergency rooms, on drugs ranging from bronchodilators to steroids to antibiotics, before I decided to try getting my little son off dairy and sugar, the mucous-forming foods. That was the end of a year of terror and drugs and Failure to Thrive. Getting him off those foods changed his life, and led to him regaining his weight and his health.

I never fed any of my next three children any dairy products. I did buy raw goat milk, and made it into kefir. Goat milk has a smaller fat molecule, some compounds similar to human breast milk, and when I fermented it as kefir and made it our daily breakfast, my children never got sick again. (Note: getting raw goat milk requires some “pounding the pavement” in your community, and I believe one reason this food was very nutritious for my small children is that the goats were untreated with steroids and hormones.)

I have counseled willing mothers about this many times, and every time the mothers reported that the mucous problems disappeared or decreased as they eliminated dairy products. Related asthma and allergies dramatically decreased as well.

How Should You Get Enough Calcium?

Logic begs the question: where does the cow get HER calcium? She gets it from green foods (and ALL the plant food groups, actually)—rich in highly bioavailable calcium.

Calcium from plant sources are 50-60% bioavailable to humans, compared to cow milk bioavailability of about 30%.

Whole foods like greens, veggies, fruits, legumes, and nuts and seeds all have calcium, plus the micronutrients like magnesium, zinc, and vitamins A and D to help absorb it.

Keep the Calcium You Have

Don’t lose the calcium you’re eating in plant foods, by doing things that decrease it! Keep your bones strong, with these habits:

  • Get some sun: Vitamin D is a big factor in absorbing calcium.
  • Exercise: Exercises that put weight and stress on your bones make them more dense.  Running, jumping, dancing, climbing stairs, and weightlifting are all good weight-bearing, bone-building exercises.
  • Avoid salt: Salt leaches calcium from your body, and your bones are the biggest calcium stores to draw from.  If you do eat salt, eat it minimally, and make sure it’s only unrefined sea salt, not toxic table salt.
  • Avoid animal proteins: Animal proteins, as we’ve already discussed, leach calcium from bones by creating an acidic environment.
  • Stop Smoking: Several studies have shown smoking to be correlated with rapid bone density loss and osteoporosis.
  • Avoid Alcohol: Alcohol interferes with calcium absorption and bone density on many fronts, including decreasing hormone production, increasing cortisol formation, and blocking Vitamin D.

Cow’s milk is the perfect food for baby cows.  But the evidence is against it being a good source of calcium (or anything else) for humans.

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  1. I so very much wish real food bloggers/authors would always give info on raw, exclusively grass fed dairy. It’s dishonest to not give it a fair chance and say ” we’re the only species who drinks another species milk and it’s so stupid”, especially when they go on to say they use another species milk, goats in this case.
    God told the children of Israel He was taking them to a land flowing with milk and honey. And for all the studies saying dairy causes mucous, there are plenty debunking that as well, google it. We as a family of 8 have always had raw, fresh grass fed cows milk and my kids are very healthy, very few colds/allergies, and honestly raw milk is VERY soothing to their sore throats, upset tummies etc.
    I had estrogen dominance, severe migraines, NO energy, terrible Pam for 5 years before changing all dairy/animal products to grass fed etc and now it is completely reversed! So say what you want, but my experience outweighs everything said.

  2. Our mothers were not conned! They just nursed their babies until ready for the milk, drinking the milk themselves to make the necessary factors found there bioavailable to their own children in turn. Of course, they had real, raw milk with all of its protective enzymes still there, & through which the benefits of grasses & grains they can digest into bioavailable forms for us through such milk. They also cultured milk to make it more easily digestible, with even more beneficial nutrients & enzymes….& were able to store dairy with all of its benefits for longer periods of time. Most people had their own cows, or at least a goat, & controlled its diet, understood its care to maintain health & good milk quality, as well as overseeing the cleanliness of the whole deal. Pasteurization came about because of the factory farms, first of all in NYC where the rum-runners were blockaded in during the War of 1812. They established dairies with terrible conditions to use up, and to get a profit off of (along with getting folks dependent upon their booze), their distillery waste & terribly nutrition depleted & filthy ‘milk’ from cows raised in deplorable conditions.
    Doctors used to culture cows milk & use it on themselves & their patients with great success, and much lower rates of side effects & accidental deaths, before the rise of big profit pharmaceuticals. ………Jerry Brunetti documented in hard copy & online how he successfully avoided chemotherapy and treated his own cancer with that sort of treatment at the turn of the millennium. ……….Historically they couldn’t get rid of the distillery dairies, so they fought to at least have the filthy, germ-ridden milk pasteurized. It wasn’t intended to target folks free access to good milk or to restrict folks free & educated choices in medical care. ………….The filthy conditions continued, and then antibiotic use was added to the mix. So now you have denatured milk without the beneficial enzymes PLUS laden with antibiotics. Folks didn’t like skimming cream, or shaking their milk, so they clamored for the convenience of homogenized milk. Now you had altered fat molecules harder for the body to utilize.
    Then came artificial hormones to raise milk production by 300%. The guys who tried to avoid it couldn’t compete. Now you had hormones in the mix, and cows getting mastitis & more antibiotics, while people began experiencing early menses, obesity, flabby feminizing etc…….and cows coming down with cancer & being sent to the slaughter house early. Still, since the milk production was so high, the shorter lifespan of the animal was accepted by the marketplace.
    Then came GMO’s altering the feed of both animals AND humans. All bets are off on the outcomes of that one. We’re only beginning to see them, and most won’t admit it even when we do.
    Family farmers also farmed differently than modern corporate farms do. Nothing went to waste & everything, & everyone, worked together to common purpose which is impossible with larger, unnatural groups of people ordered only by the drive to profit, detached from the people and the animals and the land involved. Crops and pastures were rotated, land manured rather than chemically fertilized.
    Vaccines cultured on food substances and producing inflammatory responses in peoples’ bodies also share a part in explaining why so many are lactose intolerant & the rise in allergies & food sensitivities. Not to mention the toxic substances like mercury & formaldehyde in vaccine preservatives that cause poisoning & imbalances in the body, as well as creating digestive and nutrient absorption problems.
    It’s never good when elite castes of people begin driving things, when people do not educate themselves, and science falsely so-called creeps in with philosophies of men rather than honest observable & repeatable science, forensic investigation that is blind to special interests & lays it all on the table to be considered etc.
    Though people forget, and are easily swayed in ignorance & by emotion, Jerry Brunetti’s videos on food & his fight against cancer with cultured milk, and the Weston A. Price materials on milk, healthy fats & so forth are still available —much of it freely on the web.

    1. Now that THAT’s off my chest….I realize most can’t keep a cow….sadly. There are more things to be learned & benefited from the experience than just milk, and many deprived & dumbed down folks and children of today could benefit from the non-virtual reality of that. (The old-timers who only had one Holy Bible, and Charlotte Iserbyt told the truth folks!…..but we were just too ‘smart’ for them, God & truth) How sad the fruit of that is. …..The fact that the FDA has come in gangbusters and like the gestapo to raid Amish farmers who were milksharing with neighbors or folks trying to find access to healthy & whole milk…..can be deterring as well….being much more problematic & traumatic than making do with bad milk, or finding alternatives. Sort of like the find-something-on-anybody-and-very-convenient IRS. ….Anyways, you can still culture milk as yogurt and kefir, and recoup some of its enzymatic benefits, make it more digestible etc. There’s nothing like Johanna Budwig’s emulsified cottage cheese (or quark) and flax oil, ground flax seed for nourishing cells, maintaining health & even as an effective component of fighting metastasized cancers. And, there is nothing wrong with supplementing herbal teas & infusions for calcium although you won’t get the essential fatty acids, enzymes and many, many health benefits of real, whole milk. Oatgrass, nettle and horsetail shavegrass are especially high in calcium & cheap. You need to pour boiling water over them in a heat-proof container, cover & let them settle & soak overnight or several hours. The infusion is pleasant tasting of itself, but you could also use it for cooking, a base for making green tea with its cancerfighting nutrients ……or the herbal tea of your choice. Peppermint goes well with it & has a calcium kick of its own. Dandelion provides potassium with your calcium etc. Start a patch of peppermint about anywhere & you’ll have a never ending supply (easily dried for the winter)….spreads like crazy & hard to kill. And we all know about dandelions :-). Good project for the children.

      1. Oh, and for mom’s worried about calcium….here’s another calcium source just learned of. Some soak pastured (free range) eggs in the shell in a jar of apple cider vinegar & take a swig of that through the day for calcium. Never could handle THAT myself…lol….let alone get the children to. And, believe me, I’m cheap, determined, can be very creative when I want to be…..and I tried. A tip from another cancer-fighter was to do the same thing, but using freshly squeezed lemon juice as the acid in making the calcium solution. Easier to palate, and both the lemon-calcium solution AND the softened egg, WITH the biotin -rich membrane still intact (rather than adhered to the typically discarded shell) can be added to your green smoothies. How’s that for a win-win? Helps your hair as well as your bones, and a plus for pregnant mommies is that it helps developing brain tissue. They may especially need that if the shock and potential meningeal inflammation of vaccines is in their future…..and to have the grey matter necessary to find ways around all the unintended consequences of our ‘conscious evolution’ crew, the builders & busy-bodies who like to focus on other peoples’ families & mandate what they do or don’t do.

        1. And, I also live in dairy country. Never knew a farmer….not even a corporate farmer employee…..to allow pus & blood to pass through their milk machines & into the tanks. In most cases the lines are clear & you can see the milk flow through them. Not even those young men & women trained in a ‘vocational school’ to work on the farm his own grandfather used to own, but which was bankrupted and forced into auction to be bought up by corporations at a discount when they were ‘transferring the wealth’ and working their economic ‘transformation’ back in the ’70’s and ’80’s ….as most of them are. They’re still not that ‘virtual’ and detached from reality, too connected to the land, the animals & people——-even without owning or controlling them. They still have choice.

          1. No protein diets lacking in enzymes, b12, complete profile essential fatty acids don’t benefit ‘the people’…..OR make better use of the land & resources: they benefit classes of people wanting to create & control a weakened, more subservient, & easily controlled serf class that is still ‘useful’ as a commodity and as capital. It also helps if they can lower their intellect, their procreative ability & birthrate. Substituting picture & video for literacy, and destroying math & ciphering ability helps, too. …..You can more easily sort out and eliminate the ‘resisters’, while promoting those willing to sell out to the system for advancement.
            Fascist scientists used to discuss & ‘experiment’ with these things, just as the communist elites and managers did & do. Our own dear government imported a few of those folks with Project Paperclip and the Ratlines. Both socialist with managing elite classes building pyramidal societies. Care to guess who gets in on that biggest, bottom level?
            Don’t forget: Slave owners developed diets of breadfruit because they kept slaves alive, but so weak the fears of rebellion were lessened.
            Did I mention that I don’t buy the ‘China Study’? Doesn’t fit reality and real history. Read old books. Whole books. Not just textbook clips. There is a reason third world societies lag behind & its cultural mores & societal structures, supporting tyrants, & corrupt & wicked systems rather than educating people to freedom.

  3. You mention blood and puss in milk. My highschooler recently toured a standard dairy farm here in CA. I told him to ask about the blood in milk, and the response he was given was this.
    Yes, occasionally there is blood or puss in the milk, and when it happens THE MILK IS DUMPED and the cow is put into quarantine until she is healthy.
    I do not like milk, and we dont’ drink it as a family. I’m not trying to argue a point, and maybe there are a few farms out there that don’t do things correctly, but I believe there are more farms out there doing them the correct way, when it comes to this issue.

  4. What about raw milk and raw kefir that’s grass fed? My family is consuming both of those things… is it still leeching calcium from our bones?

    1. Check out Sally Fallon’s work and Johanna Budwig. There is some disinfo and partial information here which those things may balance for you.

  5. My problem is that giving up straight milk isn’t that hard, but I love ice cream, yogurt, and cheese (or stuff with cheese on it). I recently tried going completely dairy free for 3 weeks and didn’t experience and significant improvement (other than a little less acne), but I was constantly craving ice cream and cheese! I work at a frozen custard shop and we serve sorbet, but nothing (even some of the best coconut ice creams) can match the glorious taste of creamy, milky ice cream. Any suggestions? I guess you could say that I’m a dairy-holic that wants to live a healthy lifestyle and do what’s best for my body, but at the same time be able to enjoy things like ice cream and cheese without constantly feeling guilty for indulging.

  6. Ever since I was a kid I disliked milk. I used to have mine on the rocks. It meant less milk and watered it down. I also wondered why we were the only mammal that fed other mammal’s milk to our young, yuck! It always seemed so unnatural to me. And as an adult the both casien and whey, not lactose have given me many problems. Though I don’t drink milk I ate yogurt, cheese and ice cream. Not so much anymore.

  7. Thanks for getting this truth, (sad but so true) out there. We need raw, organic dairy because of the CLA’s in it. But regular dairy is largely sugar and other things that harm us. I have been trying to educate people on this but the brain washing is deep!!

  8. “Toxic table salt?” Table salt is mined from salt deposits from ancient seas! Ancient seas that didn’t have all of the runoff and sewage from major cities in it as well as decades of fertilizers washing down our streams and ending up in the sea. Obviously those things are a drop in the bucket but the sea salt that some people reverence is all obtained from the coasts where the bad stuff is more concentrated. Salt that is mined… free of additives… can actually be tiny bit better than modern-day sea salt.

    1. Table salt is how you refer to refined salt. You seem to be referring to sea salt, with all 84 minerals intact etc. different things

    1. Carla, There is a new non dairy ice cream that is BETTER than any ice cream on the market (dairy or non-dairy). It’s called NadaMoo! – trust me…try it. Everyone’s favorite flavor right now is “Birthday cake”. If you have a Sprouts near you, they tend to carry it, or check NadaMoo!’s website for a store locator. No, I do not work for them, just their biggest fan! I have tried ALL the non-dairy since I am 100% plant based, and it is truly the only one I like!

    2. My favorite brand is SoDelicious. It is dairy free. It was hard for me to find a brand that also did not have soy in it. They do make products using soy but they keep them separate. The other two ingredients they use to make non-dairy products is coconut and almond and YUM! It seems to be expensive for the little amount you get, but you eat less of it because it is rich and did I say YUM???? I use their almond milk for my cereal/oatmeal. Their creamer for my coffee and I hide the ice cream from the rest of my family! They are all on to me now, so it is a regular riot at my home come dessert time! I tried making my own ice cream but it was expensive especially when you have so many people liking different flavors. Now this brand is a staples at my house. No I don’t own stock in their company – wish I did! It was hard to find a store that kept it in stock but if you go to their website you can search where they have merchants. Here is their website: http://sodeliciousdairyfree.com/
      ENJOY!

  9. Thanks for sharing this Robyn. I too learned early that milk is not beneficial for my children. I too fight the urge to tell every mother who has a child with constant runny nose and recurrent ear infections to eliminate dairy.
    I wonder if you think there is truth to what jenniferny says. I’ve seen many nutrition experts make the same claim. Raw milk was not available for us, so I cannot comment on that.
    Do you know if The China Study was conducted with animals raised by US poor standards? Do you think the findings would be different if they ran it to compare with organic- grass fed- pasture raised- animal products?

    I wish doctors would encourage moms to give their kids green smoothies. They’d be so much healthier. Thank you for sharing your research.

  10. I read an article that too much calcium can cause plaque in your arteries if you have too much, which is what is usually prescribed (calcium supplements) to those who are getting older and having bone loss. The article also talks about a mineral called Strontium that can help build strong bones. Could you verify this Dr. Janet Lund recommendation for less calcium and getting calcium from the foods you eat (like you mention) and taking Strontium to build strong bones. She Wrote the Calcium Hoax. Thank you. I trust your judgment and know you do a lot of research for your recommendations. Calcium and strong bones is a big issue and if it affects your heart, that’s a even bigger issue. Thanks for your consideration.
    https://www.womenshealthletter.com/Products.htm

    1. Virtually ALL Organic Milk sold in stores, whether labeled as Ultra-Pasteurized or not, has been ULTRA-PASTEURIZED and has NO nutritional value!!
      Organic Milk sells slower than regular milk.
      Without the Ultra-Pasteurization most Organic Milk sold in stores would go bad before being sold.

  11. Articles such as this one need to specify that they are speaking about the milk sold in stores that is either pasteurized or ultra-pasteurized, and NOT Raw Milk.

    There is a HUGE difference between Pasteurized Milk and Ultra-Pasteurized Milk & Raw Milk!!

    Virtually every article that I see on milk is referring to the white liquid that is sold in stores, which has been either pasteurized or ultra pasteurized. .

    Pasteurizing the milk like this destroys ALL of the enzymes, many if not most of the vitamins and also changes the calcium to a substance NOT usable by the body. .

    Ultra-Pasteurizing the milk destroys EVERYTHING in the milk that is good!!!!! .

    Raw Milk from an organic farm that pastures their cows and practices proper sanitation is a COMPLETELY different thing that the white liquid from commercially raised and fed cows that is sold in stores!!!!!! .

    Raw Milk from these cows retains ALL of the enzymes and vitamins and the calcium is in its natural highly absorbable and bio-available form!!!!!

    1. A really good long term study on Raw, vs Pasteurized, vs Canned Milk study is
      POTTENGERS CATS: A STUDY IN NUTRITION by Francis Marion Pottenger Jr. MD.

      It is an afternoon read, and will truly open your eyes about virtually all of the milk sold in stores today.

      As a side note to milk, virtually ALL juices that are sold in stores have been either Pasteurized or Ultra-Pasteurized and are as nutritionally dead as milk!!!!!

      If you expect nutrition from milk you MUST buy it from an Organic Farm that you trust in it raw form.

      If you expect nutrition from juice you MUST squeeze/press it yourself in your home!!

    2. A fairly easy way to tell if the milk you are buying is Pasteurized or Ultra-Pasteurized is to look at the code dating.
      If it is longer that 7-10 days it HAS BEEN Ultra-Pasteurized!!!

    3. Raw milk from a cow is the best nourishment for newly born calves – everyone agrees on that! However, cow milk is an unbalanced protein source for any human – young or old. Plus cow milk contains FOUR TIMES more Calcium than Human breast milk… this high percentage of Calcium is needed by a calf to build strong bones so that it can stand and walk within a day or so of being born … is that a clue? Human mothers via BIG FOOD advertising and Doctor’s guidance are being encouraged to feed their toddlers with highly processed Formula powder … UUUGGHHH!, then force feed children in their early years with cow milk – totally the wrong stuff to nourish any human with. Concerned about your health? Time to get real! The London Health Centre (London, England).

      1. Dr Mike Grant, do you eat meat??
        Humans WERE NOT designed to eat meat either, but we do.

        Carnivore, Omnivore, Herbivore and Human teeth. http://littleveganbeast.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/human-anatomy-teeth.png

        Looking at this picture, It is very obvious what humans are.

        No, humans were not designed to drink cows milk, but we were not designed to eat meat either, or cook our food. But today most people do.

        To take that one step further, humans WERE NOT designed to eat processed food, but we do even though processed foods are the cause of virtually ALL chronic illness in humans and pets today. YES, commercial dog food.and commercial cat food are processed foods too.
        Processed food is nutrient dead food!!!
        Eating processed food is the basic equivalent to eating McDonalds every day.

        In Genesis 1: 29-30 God told us (humans) what we were to eat:
        Genesis 1:29-30 New International Version (NIV)

        29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
        30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

        Jordan Rubin had severe, debilitating Crohns Disease. He tried everything that conventional medicine had to offer and it was worthless. He switched to The Makers Diet, as outlined in Genesis 1, 29-30 and was completely healed.
        You can read his story in : THE MAKERS DIET, by Jordan Rubin.

        I have been drinking Raw Cows Milk and Raw Cows Milk Kefir for many, many years. Unlike virtually every other person my age ( I am considered a senior citizen) that I know, I take NO prescription medications and I also rarely get sick, in fact I do not even have a doctor because I have not needed one in many, many years!! This tells me that I AM doing something right!!

        With the state of food in this country today, there are FAR FAR worse things in the Standard American Diet than drinking Raw Cows Milk from an Organic Farm that practices proper sanitation.

        I have read several testimonials from people who, when they were young, injured their esophagus and were unable to eat any solid food. At the time of their testimonials that had been living exclusively on Raw Cows milk, one for 40 years and still going, the other 50 years and still going.

        While it is not an ideal food for a human, and as I previously stated, there are FAR FAR worse things in the Standard American Diet than Raw Cows Milk from an Organic Farm that practices proper sanitation.

      2. That’s a powerful philosophical statement & emotional appeal there, doc…..it simply reeks of pompous self-righteousness & ungrounded opinion, but i’s disconnected from reality & historical fact. I’m with you on processed formula, that’s for convenience & philosophy, as well as profit, to keep mothers in the marketplace & too busy to think or realize why they feel so unfulfilled & distant from their husbands & children, so certain classes can ride the socialist gravy train on the additional tax money while looking down their noses at ‘people like that’. Moms who have little choice in the matter….and with choices lessening because of the deceiving and being deceived sellouts to socialism…. can still take the initiative to educate themselves, and go online to find info on using organic dehydrated goats’ milk with the addition of a few easily found mineral & nutrient sources like blackstrap molasses to have a better option for their babies. I’m guessing you’re an urbanite whose contact with ‘nature’ and agriculture is a trip to the park, cracking a textbook or virtual experience, & who would have a heart attack if he ever actually got dirt under his nails or smelled a cow. HORRORS! Cows have an entirely different digestive system than humans that can break down the beneficial nutrients in grasses & grains for us. BIG MED and BIG PHARMA and blindly listen to we EXPERTS and BUILDERS has its problems, too. Especially for the ‘bricks’ they like to manipulate & use in their ‘projects’.

  12. My mother drank a ton of milk & died of pancreatic cancer. I will forever think milk was the reason. My husband has a cousin to Lupus disease & we used to eat a ton of cheese & sour cream etc..they just published a finding cheese is linked to auto immune diseases.

  13. I have never drank milk and do believe that cows milk is meant to bring an 85 pound calf up to 600 pounds in a year and should never be in our food supply. I have no problems with butter, cheese or yogurt.
    We have a cow/calf operation now and had a dairy herd in the past.
    I wish people actually understood what goes on at the farm instead of listening to everyone else.
    Our cows are pasture raised, not penned up. We DO NOT give our animals antibiotics unless they NEED it for medical reasons. The animal or milk is then kept from being used for meat or dairy until the antibiotic is out of their system.
    Blood and pus is only in the milk right after a calf is born and for a short period of time. No farmer puts that into the bulk tank or it would contaminate the rest of the milk in the tank. It will NEVER reach the consumer’s hands because ALL milk is tested before it goes in the tanker truck and is either accepted or rejected.
    I do hate the government mandate that all calves sold must be inoculated, we have no choice.
    We do not inoculate the animal we personally eat.
    I can not say what happens on a factory farm, but please stop painting us all with the same brush. Our cows are well treated, fed well and free to roam.

    1. I stand corrected on the broad brush & apologize….though you & I know that all the factors I mentioned are true & the exception proves the rule. I have friends who still farm, and am descended from farming families on both sides, & I know many are still trying to hold to the old paths. Few of the younger generation have the stamina or dedication to continue the fight and hard work, especially through all the extra hoops & with the burden of knowing what some of the mandates mean in health of animals & people, & I commend you. Bigger, easier profit & apparent ‘security’ for the processors and middlemen, and the related no accountability, protected bureaucratic socialist gov jobs….but so hollow, artificial & dissatisfying to the soul. Farmers are right there with veterans when it comes to no respect, and being caught in a corrupt system they have no power over or ability to correct.

      I also know people, most of them now gone on, who lost their farms during those hard times of restructuring our economy from above & behind the scenes without the peoples’ full knowledge or consent. Internationalism means that we have to compete with the artificial pricing of cultures run by elite & managing classes on the backs of the people who are virtually slaves & ‘resources’, and whose spirituality is relative, meaning deceit & pragmatism & evolutionary survival of the fittest philosophy rule the day. It saddens and angers me to see the dumbing down & robbing of their descendants of the rich heritage that they had & should still have….especially when folks don’t even realize what’s been lost & that what they are ‘gaining’ in this type of ‘progress’ is drudgery & bondage, bread and circuses. Dialectic scare tactics and manipulating of information such as this article is pushing without including the bigger picture do NOT help, but rather hinder people trying to make honest and informed decisions within their means. Adding to the confusion & lack of understanding….while stirring up fear & dependence. It’s sad.

    1. God says to ‘prove all things’ and keep only the good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJB Don’t believe everything you read or see. Test it all. The heart of man is deceitful above all things. Jeremiah 17 and 1 Timothy 4, 1 John 4 KJB.

  14. Eight thousand statistically significant correlations at 5% probability of chance error means that 400 of these are erroneous findings. The number of comparisons chosen makes me skeptical of the quality of research design.

    1. I’m concerned that you may be missing the point that over 7500 of those findings are NOT by chance but because of a long term study originally inspired by the dairy industry who quickly tried to debunk the findings…if people found out the results would be devastating for this 50 billion dollar industry. Do you remember when milk advertisements used to say milk builds strong bones? Well they got in trouble for false advertising and had to take it off the air. Now they make no such claims except to say “got milk?” There is much evidence that supports the findings that cows milk is mucus forming and that many young children are actually allergic to it. Sometimes we as consumers need to look at evidence instead of advertisements to determine whether or not to consume a product. What large scale independent studies have you found that would support the idea that cows milk is good for you?

    2. Johann. Don’t know about your numbers, but I do know the research this information was based upon was ‘cooked’, leaving a WHOLE lot of the complete picture of health & nutrition, potential causes & effects, out. The whole issue is much more complex than what this article implies, people are diverse & so are foods, thankfully, to meet those needs: at least in their natural states & properly, wisely prepared. We have options and are not forced into ‘either’ ‘or’…..but there are interests involving people who find the dialectic useful to their ends, and who look for dupes or opportunist$ to spread their disinfo. Folks are purposely being conditioned to jump blindly without looking these days, and Charlotte Iserbyt well documented why the American education system was restructured so targeted consumers of both tangible goods AND information would not be able to make those necessary logical connections to avoid being manipulated as if mere beasts, and without applying soulish reason. It’s roots go back to Leipzig and the Tavistock Institute. I’m sure there were others. Predator spiders build webs with multiple connections. Her book is available online for free, hard copy recommended since electronic is easily ‘disappeared’: ‘The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America’. The section on math & arithmetic might be especially interesting to you. Dr. Gerardus Bouw also discussed, on the level of physics and astrophysics, the ‘questions we don’t ask’ that suppress knowledge and enquiry. So did Dr. Jay Wiles testify to this before he sold out, or at least his publishing organization….not sure how connected he still is with that. Plenty—most all— of the old resisters’ organizations were infiltrated & compromised, ultimately to be gutted & spun to align with what the builders are building. …. Everybody’s a blind faith-er these days. Pretending and/or parroting a special interest influenced textbook ‘tweet’-byte makes it so…..til inconvenient truth makes its presence known with consequence. …..Then you just blame & scapegoat something else by the propaganda and slander machine. There’s only one way to stop it, but few are willing to go to that much effort & to resort to all truth which evidences God & real accountability & hope beyond human manipulation or control. Everybody’s a ‘god’. Too much truth and light bursts that bubble.

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