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GOOD RIDDANCE

By Dorothy Greet | Feb 28, 2014

Good riddance to the MILK MUSTACHE!  For decades milk has been masquerading as “people friendly” while disguising its true TOXIC nature.  US MILK PROCESSORS have spent millions to keep up milk’s friendly front.  Despite all the lobbying, all the misinformation, and all the deception by big organizations backing dairy, milk consumption is on the decline. Now a new $50 million marketing campaign is launching a new disguise as MILK LIFE.  Give me a break!  Actually, that’s a real possibility for those who obediently drink their 3 glasses prescribed daily by the USDA…breaks, bone breaks, lots of them!  Consumption of milk depletes calcium in the bones rather than contributing to bone strength.  Did you know, countries that consume the most dairy products—those in Northern Europe along with the U.S., New Zealand and Australia—have the highest bone fracture rates and highest rates of Osteoporosis?

Consumers are waking up to the health risks associated with all dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream).  According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine these risks include osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, lactose intolerance, vitamin toxicity, contaminants, and health concerns of infants and children.  T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, refers to the animal protein CASEIN found in all dairy products as the number one chemical carcinogen in the American diet.*

Alternative non-dairy milks are available in all grocery stores.  Rich sources of calcium abound in dark green leafy vegetables as well as in beans.  A whole food plant-based diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, grains and beans provides all the nutrients needed for strong healthy bones and teeth.  You and your family will thrive without the health risks of dairy and you’ll look great without the mustache.

 

*In 2012 Harvard University, in response to the USDA’s new MY PLATE campaign, recommended consumers get their calcium from foods such as dark leafy greens, collards, fortified soy milk, and baked beans rather than from dairy products. They note that “high intake of dairy products can increase the risk of prostate cancer and possibly ovarian cancer.”

To learn more about the health risks of meat and dairy products and the health benefits of a Plant-Based Diet, refer to the following resources:

The China Study and Whole, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., nutritionstudies.org

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D. , heartattackproof.com.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, pcrm.org.

The Starch Solution, John McDougall, M.D. and, drmcdougall.com.

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