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L ike all 4,500 species of mammal, humans produce milk for their
young. Unlike the other 4,449, we continue to drink it after
weaning – but not even our mother’s milk, cow’s milk. So much
for it being natural! Fine for a baby calf, which is what nature intended, Milk good for
“Cow’s milk is a perfect food for a calf but that doesn’t mean it is good for human babies – or
adults! If you want to improve your health by making just one change to your diet, I
recommend you eliminate all dairy”.
Professor Jane Plant CBE (DSc, CEng): leading scientist and author of Your Life in Your
but not so fine for a human baby, whose needs are very different.
Certain ly is, too go
od! The guilt
y party is
Hands – Understanding, Preventing and Overcoming Breast Cancer.
Despite this, milk is presented almost as a wonder food, essential
to health – strange considering that Americans lap it up and have a hormone
grow – fast
!S mall Milk to build bones?
make calves raise the If this were true, three qu
some of the worst health statistics going while Japanese barely
ses of IGF -1 in people arters of the world’s peop
le would be
increa ore dairy very floppy indeed becau
touch it and are some of the healthiest, longest-living people on cers. The m se they don’t drink milk!
risk of several can of IGF-1. intolerant of the sugar it They’re
Earth. So just what can cheese, butter, cream, ice cream, yoghurt your levels contains (lactose) or alle
you ea t, the higher protein (casein). rgic to its
and milk chocolate do for you? Probably more than you reckoned.
Milk is not the key to stro
Milk is pure?
ng bones, as scientists
showed in a study publis recently
hed in the professional
Pediatrics. In fact, peop journal,
le in the US gobble up
almost anyone else in the more dairy than
Dairy cattle are so diseased through world and yet have record
over work that right now, one levels of
in three has mastitis. Painful, swollen osteoporosis. Milk is par
udders issue copious t of the problem, not the
amounts of pus and some of it is allow of the high acid levels it cure because
ed in your milk – up to 400 “Dairy is far from being a wonder food but is, produces, which causes
million pus cells in every litre. calcium loss.
in fact, a contributor to many major diseases
which horrifies me – especially when I see
And if that doesn’t make your stom
ach turn, every sip of milk also
contains a cocktail of 11 different grow
th factors and 35 different
how many unwitting mothers are feeding their
children cow’s milk formula.”
Milk – the demon drink
As if that collection of potential ailm
ents isn’t enough, there’s
hormones. Why so many? Because Heather Mills McCartney, patron of the VVF, ritis, constipation, Crohn’s
from pregnant animals, the rest from
two thirds of all milk comes still more with links to dairy – arth
patron of Adopt-a-Minefield and a United s, kidney stones, migraines,
given birth – times when oestrogen
those who have recently disease, food poisoning, gallstone
and other hormone levels are Nations Goodwill Ambassador. multiple sclerosis and obesity.
“It is well nigh time that the evidence on the adverse health
effects of dairy be honestly presented to the public. One of the Milk – fat of the land?
Sure is and particularly the most dam
biggest myths is that we need dairy for strong bones and teeth.” aging kind – saturated fat.
Professor T. Colin Campbell, lead researcher of the China Study, Breast cancer in the UK is up 80 per
cent since 1971 and hits
Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell Univeristy one in nine women. It’s one in 10,0
00 in rural China, where
dairy is a rarity. The difference is due
to diet, not genes.
Milk magnificent for
Ovarian cancer is also increasing and
iry to one degree women who eat
e all linked to da four or more servings of dairy a day
ma and ear infections ar the intestinal have double the
thma, colic, ecze mia because of risk of those who eat little. Prostate
Allergies, acne, as causes of childhood anae and bowel
one of the main cancers are also major killers and agai
or other. It’s also n milk can
use. play a part.
bleeding it can ca atically on the up
e needed, is dram
ich ins ulin injections ar ers,
es (type 1), for wh be important trigg The biggest killer of all in the UK is
Childhood diabet milk drinking can heart
w’s milk formulae and early disease and most of us are at risk.
in under fives. Co tible children. Fatty animal
particularly in genetically suscep products, cholesterol and animal prot
being found in
adults but is now which are all in dairy – are amongst
ing. It used to affect only the higher their ris
is also skyrocket d meat) kids eat, villains responsible.
Type 2 diabetes ows the more milk (an
in 40 countries sh