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16 Reasons to Stop Ingesting Cow's Milk

by Bernie Thimian and One Step Closer

[Previously posted to SoFlaVegans]

 

16 Reasons Why People Avoid Dairy Products.

 

Most North Americans, including some vegetarians, still consume large

amounts of dairy products. Here are sixteen reasons why it is a good

idea to consider eliminating dairy products.

 

1. Human beings have no nutritional requirements for the processed

milk from the udder of a cow. The nutrients found in milk are readily

available from a wide variety of plant foods, including whole grains,

fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. As a matter of fact,

until refrigeration came along, the vast majority of humans and

animals on the planet consumed little or no milk products. Most

Asians (more then 1 billion), most Africans (almost a billion), and

many other cultures around the world still consume no dairy products.

These people do not suffer from acute cow's milk deficiency disease,

and have much lower rate of osteoporosis then the countries that

consume dairy products.

 

2. Dairy products are high in fat and like all animal fats very high

in saturated fats. Cow's milk straight from the udder is 55% fat.

Unfortunately for consumers processed cow's milk found on the store

shelf is purposely mislabeled to give the impression that it is low

fat.

 

2% milk is actually 35% fat. Cheeses are very high fat. Those labeled

between 7% and 37% fat are actually 35% to 77% fat. Butter is nearly

100% pure fat. For more on dairy fat, see The Great White Lie(s): Why

and how the dairy industry purposely mislabels the fat found in it's

products. Though skim milk products (skim milk, yogurt and cottage

cheese) are considerably lower in fat, they retain the problems noted

below. Also, if they skim the fat off one product it ultimately ends

up in other food products.

 

3. Cow's milk, like all animal products, also contains cholesterol.

This cholesterol, which is designed specifically by a cow for a cow,

(unlike your own cholesterol, which is designed by you for you)

contributes to cardiovascular disease and gallstones (whose principle

component is cholesterol, hence the often used medical term

" cholesterol gallstones " ). Studies comparing the cardiovascular

status of lacto-ovo vegetarians (consume egg and dairy) and vegans

(consume no animal source foods) have proven that while both are

healthier than meat eaters, vegans have better cardiovascular status

than vegetarians who consume dairy products.

 

4. Iron deficiency is more likely on a dairy rich diet. Cow's milk

products are very low in iron, thus, if they become a major part of

one's diet, iron deficiency is more likely. In addition, clinical

studies have shown that infants consuming cow's milk lose small

amounts of blood from their digestive tracts. For this reason, the

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants below one year

of age not be given whole cow's milk. " We now think that iron

deficiency at that age can lead to brain damage " - Dr. Lewis Barnes,

University of Wisconsin Pediatrician. If you consumed only dairy

products, you would have to drink 50 cups of milk to reach your RDA's

for iron. If you have any doubts about this, check the nutrition

label on the side of a cereal box. You will see that the iron status

of the cereal increases by 1% or less, with the addition of 1/2 cup

of cow's milk.

 

5. Insulin dependent diabetes (Type I or childhood onset) is linked

to dairy products. Epidemiological studies of various countries show

a strong correlation between the use of dairy products and the

incidence of insulin dependent diabetes. Researchers in 1992 found

that a specific dairy protein sparks an auto immune reaction which is

believed to be what destroys the insulin producing cells of the

pancreas. Even the dairy industry has acknowledged in their own

literature that this does occur, but only in about 3% of those who

may be susceptible.

 

Every adult who does decide to feed cow's milk to a child must ask

themselves; should I really put my child at risk?

 

6. Ovarian cancer is linked to dairy products. The milk sugar lactose

is broken down in the body into another sugar, galactose. In turn,

galactose is further broken down by enzymes. According to a study by

Daniel Cramer, M.D., and his colleagues at Harvard, when dairy

product consumption exceeds the enzymes' capacity to break down

galactose, there is a build-up of galactose in the blood which may

affect a woman's ovaries. Some women have particularly low levels of

these enzymes, and when they consume dairy products on a regular

basis, their risk can triple that of other women. Please note; the

problem is the milk sugar not the fat, thus nonfat dairy products

cannot solve this problem. In fact, yogurt and cottage cheese seem to

be of most concern because the bacteria used in their manufacture

increases the production of galactose from lactose.

 

7. Cataracts are also linked to dairy products. The galactose that is

a breakdown product of lactose appears to be capable of damaging the

lens of the eye, leading to cataracts. There are other factors which

also contribute to cataracts, such as ultraviolet light and vitamin

deficiencies.

 

8. Many people, particularly Asians and Africans, are unable to

digest the milk sugar lactose. this can result in diarrhea and gas.

On the other hand, they may be the lucky ones. Many Caucasians can

tolerate lactose, only to be unable to rapidly breakdown the

galactose which circulates in their blood, possibly contributing to

cataracts and ovarian cancer, as noted above. Lactose intolerance may

be nature's early warning system. Lactose digesting pills such as

Lactaid, may help breakdown the sugar, however they do not solve the

underlying cause which is a signal by your body that this food

product is not acceptable in your system.

 

9. Milk is one of the most common causes of food allergies. The

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports that cow's

milk is the most common food allergy amongst children. Respiratory

problems, canker sores, skin conditions, post nasal drip, and other

subtle and not so subtle allergies can be caused by dairy products.

The sad thing is that many people never know that their problems are

caused by dairy sensitivity. Taking a break from dairy products can

often lead to surprising improvements. Asthmatics, in particular,

should give themselves a long vacation from dairy products to see

whether their condition improves.

 

10. Like other products from animals, mammary secretions contain

frequent contaminants, from pesticides to drugs. About a third of all

milk products are contaminated with antibiotic traces. The dairy

industry slogan " something for every body " takes on a different

meaning, doesn't it?

 

11. Dairy products, despite common myths, do not stop osteoporosis.

Evidence shows that the rate of bone loss is largely unaffected by

dairy products. Numerous studies have shown that the countries with

the highest intake of dairy products also have the highest incidence

of osteoporosis, and that consuming large amounts of dairy products

simply will not maintain bone density.

 

12. One out of every five babies suffers from colic. Pediatricians

learned long ago that cow's milk was often the reason. We now know

that breast feeding mothers can have colicky babies if the mothers

are consuming cow's milk. The cow's antibodies can pass through the

mother's blood stream into her breast milk and to the baby.

 

13. Cow's milk is not a natural source of Vitamin A and D. These two

are fortified into the milk. In many provinces, states and countries

it must be added by law. Often the amount is not well regulated and

these two fat soluble vitamins are in excess and can contribute to

toxicity, as well as calcium loss and osteoporosis. Your best source

of vitamin A is consuming products high in beta-carotene, which the

body uses to produce vitamin A. Once enough vitamin A is produced ,

your body stops producing it. Vitamin D is actually not even a

vitamin but a hormone. Your body produces vitamin D when the skin is

exposed to sunlight. It is estimated that an average of 15 minutes of

sunlight per day on the hands and face is enough for your body to

produce the necessary amount of vitamin D. Please note; it is the

vitamin A and D that is produced by your own body that is necessary

for your own vital functions, not that of another animal or from a

genetically engineered substitute.

 

14. Dairy products, like all other animal products, do not contain

any fiber. The more dairy products that one consumes, the less fiber

rich foods are eaten. Fiber has been shown to reduce your risk of a

variety of diseases including heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

 

15. Mad cow's disease is still a real possibility in North America,

even for those consuming dairy products. Contrary to popular belief,

the risk of mad cow's disease is alive and well in Canada and the

U.S. We are doing exactly what the British farmers did to spread the

disease into the fidyl food chain. We still take downer cows (beef

and dairy cows that have suddenly died for no apparent cause) grind

them up and add them to cattle feed. This cattle feed is then fed to

food animals including dairy cows. In Great Britain dairy cows were

found to be one of the carriers of the disease.

 

16. Dairy products linked to childhood leukemia. It is estimated that

20 % of the American dairy cattle are infected with the leukemia

virus. The highest rates of leukemia are found in the children who

consume the most dairy products. The leukemia virus is resistant to

pasteurization and has been found in retail dairy products.

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Most North Americans, including some vegetarians, still consume large amounts of

dairy products. Here are sixteen reasons why it is a good idea to consider

eliminating dairy products.

 

 

1. Human beings have no nutritional requirements for the processed milk from the

udder of a cow. The nutrients found in milk are readily available from a wide

variety of plant foods, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes,

nuts and seeds. As a matter of fact, until refrigeration came along, the vast

majority of humans and animals on the planet consumed little or no milk

products.

 

2. Dairy products are high in fat and like all animal fats very high in

saturated fats. Cow's milk straight from the udder is 55% fat. Unfortunately for

consumers processed cow's milk found on the store shelf is purposely mislabeled

to give the impression that it is low fat. 2% milk is actually 35% fat. Cheeses

are very high fat. Those labeled between 7% and 37% fat are actually 35% to 77%

fat. Butter is nearly 100% pure fat.

 

 

 

3. Cow's milk, like all animal products, also contains cholesterol. This

cholesterol, which is designed specifically by a cow for a cow,Studies comparing

the cardiovascular status of lacto-ovo vegetarians (consume egg and dairy) and

vegans (consume no animal source foods) have proven that while both are

healthier than meat eaters, vegans have better cardiovascular status than

vegetarians who consume dairy products.

 

 

 

4. Iron deficiency is more likely on a dairy rich diet. Cow's milk products are

very low in iron, thus, if they become a major part of one's diet, iron

deficiency is more likely. In addition, clinical studies have shown that infants

consuming cow's milk lose small amounts of blood from their digestive tracts.

 

5. Insulin dependent diabetes (Type I or childhood onset) is linked to dairy

products. Epidemiological studies of various countries show a strong correlation

between the use of dairy products and the incidence of insulin dependent

diabetes.

 

6. Ovarian cancer is linked to dairy products.

 

7. Cataracts are also linked to dairy products.

 

8. Many people, particularly Asians and Africans, are unable to digest the milk

sugar lactose. this can result in diarrhea and gas. On the other hand, they may

be the lucky ones. Many Caucasians can tolerate lactose, only to be unable to

rapidly breakdown the galactose which circulates in their blood, possibly

contributing to cataracts and ovarian cancer, as noted above. Lactose

intolerance may be nature's early warning system. Lactose digesting pills such

as Lactaid, may help breakdown the sugar, however they do not solve the

underlying cause which is a signal by your body that this food product is not

acceptable in your system.

9. Milk is one of the most common causes of food allergies. The American Academy

of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports that cow's milk is the most common

food allergy amongst children. Respiratory problems, canker sores, skin

conditions, post nasal drip, and other subtle and not so subtle allergies can be

caused by dairy products. The sad thing is that many people never know that

their problems are caused by dairy sensitivity. Taking a break from dairy

products can often lead to surprising improvements. Asthmatics, in particular,

should give themselves a long vacation from dairy products to see whether their

condition improves.

10. Like other products from animals, mammary secretions contain frequent

contaminants, from pesticides to drugs. About a third of all milk products are

contaminated with antibiotic traces. The dairy industry slogan " something for

every body " takes on a different meaning, doesn't it?

11. Dairy products, despite common myths, do not stop osteoporosis. Evidence

shows that the rate of bone loss is largely unaffected by dairy products.

Numerous studies have shown that the countries with the highest intake of dairy

products also have the highest incidence of osteoporosis, and that consuming

large amounts of dairy products simply will not maintain bone density.

12. One out of every five babies suffers from colic. Pediatricians learned long

ago that cow's milk was often the reason. We now know that breast feeding

mothers can have colicky babies if the mothers are consuming cow's milk. The

cow's antibodies can pass through the mother's blood stream into her breast milk

and to the baby.

13. Cow's milk is not a natural source of Vitamin A and D. These two are

fortified into the milk. In many provinces, states and countries it must be

added by law. Often the amount is not well regulated and these two fat soluble

vitamins are in excess and can contribute to toxicity, as well as calcium loss

and osteoporosis. Your best source of vitamin A is consuming products high in

beta-carotene, which the body uses to produce vitamin A. Once enough vitamin A

is produced , your body stops producing it. Vitamin D is actually not even a

vitamin but a hormone. Your body produces vitamin D when the skin is exposed to

sunlight. It is estimated that an average of 15 minutes of sunlight per day on

the hands and face is enough for your body to produce the necessary amount of

vitamin D. Please note; it is the vitamin A and D that is produced by your own

body that is necessary for your own vital functions, not that of another animal

or from a genetically engineered substitute.

14. Dairy products, like all other animal products, do not contain any fiber.

The more dairy products that one consumes, the less fiber rich foods are eaten.

Fiber has been shown to reduce your risk of a variety of diseases including

heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

15. Mad cow's disease is still a real possibility in North America, even for

those consuming dairy products. Contrary to popular belief, the risk of mad

cow's disease is alive and well in Canada and the U.S. We are doing exactly what

the British farmers did to spread the disease into the food chain. We still take

downer cows (beef and dairy cows that have suddenly died for no apparent cause)

grind them up and add them to cattle feed. This cattle feed is then fed to food

animals including dairy cows. In Great Britain dairy cows were found to be one

of the carriers of the disease. For more information, check out our link Cows

Gone Mad.

16. Dairy products linked to childhood leukemia. It is estimated that 20 % of

the American dairy cattle are infected with the leukemia virus. The highest

rates of leukemia are found in the children who consume the most dairy products.

The leukemia virus is resistant to pasteurization and has been found in retail

dairy products.

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