Dairy Foods Are Commonly Considered a Necessity. Are They Actually Healthy?
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Dairy Disaster

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Dairy is not all it is often (by the advertisers) made out to be. When you think of it, the logic of milk drinking is rather strange. In nature, what animal ever drinks (without human intervention) the milk of another species?

The milk of each type of animal is optimally-suited for the growth and development of its young. Here are a few facts that may surprise you. More will be added soon.

Milk products are heavily promoted, of course, by an industry that has much to gain from their steady consumption. But does that mean milk and milk products are good for human consumption? This page will present evidence from scientific studies.

Got Milk Facts?

"Cultures with the highest milk consumption have the highest osteoporosis rates, a disease rarely found in non-milk-drinking cultures."
- Hans Diehl, Dr. HSC Dynamic Living p108
"Osteoporosis is caused by a number of things, one of the most important things being too much dietary protein."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1974;27(9):916-925
- Journal of Nutrition 1982;111(3):545-552; 553-562
- Science 1986;223(4763):519-520
"Dietary protein increases production of acid (in the blood) which can be neutralized by calcium mobilized from the skeleton."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1995;61(4):909
"Even when eating 1,400 mg of calcium, one can lose up to 4% of his or her bone mass each year while consuming a high-protein diet."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1979;32(4):741-749

Dairy Dangers

"A young age at introduction of dairy products and high milk consumption during childhood may increase the risk of developing juvenile diabetes."
- Diabetologia 1994;37(4):381-387
"Dairy products may play a major role in the development of allergies, asthma, sleep difficulties, and migraine headaches."
- Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 1983;19(9):806-809>br> - Pediatrics 1989;84(4):595-603
"Milk and many components of milk (butterfat, milk protein, calcium from milk, and riboflavin) ... were positively related to coronary heart disease mortality for all 40 countries studied."
- Circulation 1993;88(6):2771-2779

Expert Opinions

"But doctor, what will happen to my teeth and bones if I stop drinking milk?" Nothing - nothing that wouldn't have happened anyway." -
- Frank A. Oski, MD, Former Director, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, author of "Don't Drink Your Milk."

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