Thursday, July 15, 2010
True or False? Drinking lots of milk helps prevent osteoporosis.
FALSE! Studies show that countries who drink lots of milk have more osteoporosis than countries that don't drink milk.
So-- is milk good for you? Not really. The dairy industry introduced milk years ago and since most people like the taste of it, incorporated it into the human diet as a necessary nutrient.
Here is a great article with 11 reasons why you shouldn't drink milk. So, if you and your family consume a lot of dairy products you may want to start reducing your intake on dairy so you can have a healthier future.
The first 3 reasons why Dairy is bad for you are:
1. Cow’s milk is intended for baby cows. We’re the only species (other than those we are domesticating) that drinks milk after infancy. And, we’re definitely the only ones drinking the milk of a different species.
2. Hormones. Not only are the naturally-present hormones in cow’s milk stronger than human hormones, the animals are routinely given steroids and other hormones to plump them up and increase milk production. These hormones can negatively impact humans’ delicate hormonal balance.
3. Most cows are fed inappropriate food. Commercial feed for cows contains all sorts of ingredients that include: genetically-modified (GM) corn, GM soy, animal products, chicken manure, cottonseed, pesticides, and antibiotics.
Read about the other 8 reasons to avoid dairy HERE!
Have a Healthy Day!!!
Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen
Healthy Environments Inc.