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Dairy promotes cancer and diabetes.

The China Study has concluded that casein, the protein found abundantly in cow’s milk, is the most significant carcinogen we are exposed to in our lifetime. The documentary, Forks Over Knives, explores in great detail this subject and other health issues involving animal products.

The dairy lobbyist controls the information flow and advertise that dairy is good. Contrary from evidence, dairy consumption promotes cancer growth, causes heart disease, increase hip fractures, and diabetes.

Monsanto rBGH for high milk production cripples and sickens the cows with mastitis. In the abuse video you can see the crippled and the sick being sent to burger chains. Wonder why hamburgers are so cheap? This information is known outside the United States, thus American dairy importation is banned in Canada, Japan, and Europe.

The protein in cow’s milk is not friendly to the human body. The casein, lactabumin and other proteins in cow’s milk have been associated with many medical conditions from asthma to acne to type-1 diabetes in children. Many patients suffering from asthmatic or allergic conditions often report dramatic relief from their symptoms upon omission of dairy products. This was the experience of Dr. Lindahl who took his asthmatic patients off dairy and noticed dramatic improvement in asthma symptoms and drastic decrease in medications, including steroids.

Studies indicate collation between high cow dairy consumption and prostate cancer. Much research indicates cow dairy consumption is linked to Parkinsons, cataracts, prostate cancer, fractures, juvenile diabetes, low IQ, heart disease, cancers, digestive problems, etc.

In the early 2000s, Davaasambuu began investigating why the rate of prostate cancer in Japan, while much lower than that of the United States, had increased 25-fold over the past 50 years. She and a colleague, the Japanese doctor Akio Sato, examined 36 years of dietary data in Japan and found that the incidence of, and mortality from, prostate cancer correlated most closely with the consumption of milk. Dairy products weren't widely available in Japan until after WWII, when it imported American cows and dairy techniques, and a new law, enacted in 1954, mandated that schoolchildren drink 200 milliliters of milk at every school lunch.

In a follow-up study, Davaasambu found that milk consumption strongly correlated with the rates of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers in 40 countries. Part of the problem, she believed, was that milk contains high levels of sex hormones such as estrogen. It's well known that estrogens can induce prostate cancer in rats, and some epidemiological studies (but not others) have associated higher blood levels of estrogens in humans with prostate cancer risk. Estrogen imbalances have also been linked to breast cancer, and milk may be a delivery vehicle for the hormone. A 2004 study published in the International Journal of Cancer found that rats fed a diet of milk developed more and larger mammary tumors than those fed a diet of non-dairy milk.

If milk does increase our risk of developing certain cancers, Davaasambuu wondered, then why aren't those cancers more common in traditional cow herding societies? Searching for answers, Sato, her Japanese colleague, took his team to Mongolia, where breast and prostate cancer rates are low. They discovered that whole milk from Japanese Holsteins contains far more estrogen and progesterone (67 percent and 650 percent, respectively) than whole milk from Mongolian cows. If Davaasambuu's theory is correct, the difference in hormone levels could help explain the difference in cancer rates between the two populations.

Davasaambuu wanted to further compare the health effects of Mongolian and American milk, but in 2008 the National Institutes of Health denied her Harvard lab's funding application, arguing that the dairy systems and human populations in the two countries were too different to merit comparison. Since then, she has cobbled together private funding for another study of 350 Mongolian schoolchildren, but hasn't yet published the results. Mongolian authorities resisted the study, fearing their kids were being used as guinea pigs.

Mongolian children drink one-third less dairy than their American counterparts and have lower cancer rates. Newer research suggests that other milk components, including calcium in excess and a hormone called insulin-like growth factor can also cause health problems.

Dairy blocks the absorption of phytonutrients. Plants contain more than 100,000 phytonutrients, one of the reasons nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day are recommended. Phytonutrients may in part account for the benefits of whole plant foods in cancer prevention. Dates, berries, strawberries, coffee, earl grey tea, chai tea, and green tea are high in phytonutrients. However after adding milk the absorption of these phytonutrients will be blocked.

Allergy - Subtle symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, lethargy, skin rashes, dark circles under the eyes, and much more may be from cheese. Most people are reacting to dairy products without even knowing it.

Bloating - The mucus caused by the dairy products coats that intestinal tract, making it difficult for nutrients to get through. Lactose causes protein casein to be undigested creating a mess.

Feed pasteurized milk to a newborn calf and it will be dead soon after thirty days. Pasteurization and homogenization makes the calcium non absorbable. It lacks magnesium and fat soluble vitamins. Calcium and magnesium must be in correct ratios to be absorbed into the bones. Better sources of calcium/magnesium include dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, and chickpeas!

Dairy addiction more powerful than heroin. Try taking cheese, yogurt, milk, cream, etc. completely out of the diet for 2 weeks, then note the cravings. An opiate, casein-morphine, is the by-product and cheese is a concentrated source. This opiate easily passes through the brain barrier. It also oxidizes cholesterol onto the arteries.

Calf produces its own vitamin C and this is why their milk has none. Human breast milk does have vitamin C.

Whole milk has the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin D is normally required for our bodies to absorb and utilize calcium. Low fat processed milk lacks the critically essential components needed to utilize the calcium in milk.

The low content of magnesium in milk is a much over-looked fact, which may explain part of the story why heavy milk-drinking populations still have high rates of osteoporosis. The low amounts of magnesium and potassium in milk contribute to milk and milk products to have acid-producing properties. Other minerals supplied in low amounts in milk, compared to our RDA requirements, are copper and selenium. We do know from other sources, however, that cow’s milk contains almost no boron or silicon, two minerals that are also noted to be essential to bone maintenance.

There are many other issues often raised with modern day milk intake. These include a link of milk intake to acne, recurrent ear infections in children, possible relation to low thyroid activity, hormone related cancer, and food allergy and food sensitivity.

Links between Parkinson’s and dairy consumption.
1. Milk lowers uric acid levels. Uric acid is a brain antioxidant and is protective against Huntington's and Parkinson's.
2. Milk sugar, lactose, increases the risk of Parkinson's, earlier onset Huntington's disease, and bone fractures
3. Milk has neurotoxins like dieldren, found in autopsied brains of Parkinson's victims. It is banned but still lingers in the environment.

Parkinson's from dairy

Many studies have illustrated the ability of cow's milk to produce constipation in children, and it is a known allergen. University and Health Department researchers from Australia recently investigated cow's milk and proved once again that feeding children homogenized, pasteurized milk can produce constipation. Meanwhile other studies show that dairy with probiotics can actually relieve constipation.

It is hard to stop drinking milk. Dairy is addictive especially cheese. Casein morphine (casomorphins) in dairy is 1/10th strength of hospital morphine.

Monsanto rBGH for high milk production cripples and sickens the cows with mastitis. In the abuse video you can see the crippled and the sick being sent to burger chains. Wonder why hamburgers are so cheap? Cripples cows abused

The pus and bacteria from the mastitis infection goes into the milk. The FDA allows 750 million pus cells in every liter of milk. That's about 30 million pus cells per mouthful of milk. This pus, similiar to pimple zit, contains paratuberculosis bacteria. Large doses of antibiotics does not help much but they inhibit the development of children's immune system. Who wants to drink milk with zit?

Is Milk Good for Our Bones?

Milk is touted to build strong bones, but a compilation of all the best studies found no association between milk consumption and hip fracture risk, so drinking milk as an adult might not help bones.

Milk consumption during teenage years was not associated with a lower risk of hip fracture, and, if anything, milk consumption was associated with a borderline increase in fracture risk in men.

The long-standing enigma that hip fracture rates are highest in populations with the greatest milk consumption. Maybe an explanation why they’re not lower, but why would they be higher? This enigma irked a Swedish research team, puzzled because studies again and again had shown a tendency of a higher risk of fracture with a higher intake of milk.

Galactosemia is a rare birth defect where babies are born without the enzymes needed to detoxify the galactose found in milk, so they end up with elevated levels of galactose in their blood, which can cause bone loss even as kids. So maybe, the Swedish researchers figured, even in normal people who can detoxify the stuff, it might not be good for the bones to be drinking it every day. And galactose doesn’t just hurt the bones. That’s what scientists use to cause premature aging in lab animals They slip them a little galactose and you can shorten their lifespan, cause oxidative stress, inflammation, brain degeneration, just with the equivalent of one to two glasses of milk's worth of galactose a day. We’re not rats, though—but given the high amount of galactose in milk, recommendations to increase milk intake for prevention of fractures could be a conceivable contradiction.

So they decided to put it to the test, looking at milk intake and mortality, as well as fracture risk, to test their theory.

A hundred thousand men and women were followed for up to 20 years. They found milk-drinking women had higher rates of death, more heart disease, and significantly more cancer for each glass of milk. Three glasses a day was associated with nearly twice the risk of death. And they had significantly more bone and hip fractures too.

Men in a separate study also had a higher rate of death with higher milk consumption. So a dose-dependent higher rate of both mortality and fracture in women, and a higher rate of mortality in men with milk intake, but the opposite for other dairy products like soured milk and yogurt, which would go along with the galactose theory, since bacteria can ferment away some of the lactose.

The galactose in milk may explain why milk consumption is associated with significantly higher risk of hip fractures, cancer, and premature death. Hip Fractures The dairy industry markets its products as a good supply of calcium, required for preventing osteoporosis. The implication is that osteoporosis is a disease of calcium deficiency and if we but consume enough calcium mostly through dairy products our bones will stay strong. While this may be effective marketing, it’s not based on scientific fact. Osteoporosis is not a disease of calcium deficiency.

Countries that consume the most calcium through dairy suffer more osteoporosis than countries that do not. Recent studies have shown that the more dairy a woman consumes the higher her risk of hip fracture.

Osteoporosis is not a calcium deficiency. First year medical student are taught in physiology class about Wolff’s Law of Bones. It states that the more you use a bone and stress it against gravity, the stronger it becomes. Lifting objects, walking up hills with a load on your shoulder, carrying any weights stimulates the osteoblast cells in our bones to lay down new bone structure. Just like muscle, the more you use your bones, the stronger they become.

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