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Indeed, history is replete with unfounded health beliefs, and to everyone’s detriment, the milk myth is among the most tenacious. Milk is much more than just a drink; it’s a cultural phenomenon that can be traced back thousands of years. And still today, the milk myth resonates loud and clear: in 2001, the average American child consumed 104 quarts of cow’s milk. Milk depletes the calcium from your bones The milk myth has spread around the world based on the flawed belief that this protein and calcium-rich drink is essential to support good overall health and bone health in particular at any age. It is easy to understand that the confusion about milk’s imaginary benefits stems from the fact that it contains calcium – around 300 mg per cup. But many scientific studies have shown an assortment of detrimental health effects directly linked to milk consumption.
And the most surprising link is that not only do we barely absorb the calcium in cow’s milk (especially if pasteurized), but to make matters worse, it actually increases calcium loss from the bones. What an irony this is! Here’s how it happens.
Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body pH which in turn triggers a biological correction. You see, calcium is an excellent acid neutralizer and the biggest storage of calcium in the body is – you guessed it… in the bones. So the very same calcium that our bones need to stay strong is utilized to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk. Once calcium is pulled out of the bones, it leaves the body via the urine, so that the surprising net result after this is an actual calcium deficit. Knowing this, you’ll understand why statistics show that countries with the lowest consumption of dairy products also have the lowest fracture incidence in their population (there’s more on this later). But the sad truth is that most mainstream health practitioners ignore these proven facts.
I know it firsthand because when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, my doctor recommended that I drink lots of milk in addition to taking Fosamax. Fortunately, I did neither, because I knew that… Cow’s milk is custom-designed for calves Thanks to our creative ingenuity and perhaps related to our ancient survival needs, we adopted the dubious habit of drinking another species’ milk. Nobody can dispute that cow’s milk is an excellent food source for calves. Weighing around 100 pounds at birth, a calf typically gains approximately eight times its weight by the time it is weaned.
But unlike humans, once calves are weaned, they never drink milk again. And the same applies to every mammalian species on this planet. Also, each mammalian species has its own “designer” milk, and cow’s milk is no exception.
For example, cow’s milk contains on average three times the amount of protein than human milk which creates metabolic disturbances in humans that have detrimental bone health consequences. It’s important to bear in mind that mother’s milk is excellent nourishment for human babies, but its composition is very different from cow’s milk. Scientific studies show that milk increases fracture risk Many scientific studies contradict the conventional wisdom that milk and dairy consumption help reduce osteoporotic fractures.
Surprisingly, studies demonstrating that milk and dairy products actually fail to protect bones from fractures outnumber studies that prove otherwise. Even drinking milk from a young age does not protect against future fracture risk but actually increases it. Shattering the “savings account” calcium theory, Cumming and Klineberg report their study findings as follows: “Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20 years, was associated with an increased risk of hip fracture in old age. (“Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Hip Fractures in the Elderly”.
American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 139, No. 5, 1994). And the 12 year long Harvard Nurses’ Health Study found that those who consumed the most calcium from dairy foods broke more bones than those who rarely drank milk.
This is a broad study based on 77,761 women aged 34 through 59 years of age. In the authors’ own words: “These data do not support the hypothesis that higher consumption of milk or other food sources of calcium by adult women protects against hip or forearm fractures.” (Source: Feskanich D, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA. Milk, dietary calcium, and bone fractures in women: a 12-year prospective study.
American Journal of Public Health. 1997). Shocking statistics ignored by mainstream medicine In the Save Our Bones Program one of the topics I discuss is the complete disregard of scientific evidence that discredits milk and dairy products as the best source of calcium. One exception is Amy Lanou Ph.D., nutrition director for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C., who states that: “The countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis are the ones where people drink the most milk and have the most calcium in their diets. The connection between calcium consumption and bone health is actually very weak, and the connection between dairy consumption and bone health is almost nonexistent.” Surprised? You shouldn’t be, because as I mentioned earlier in this article… Milk is an acidifying animal protein Like any other animal derived protein-rich food, milk has a positive potential renal acid load (PRAL) which triggers a protective biological reaction to neutralize all the damaging acidic protein before it reaches the kidneys.
The body is designed for survival, so it sacrifices bone density to protect the kidneys and urinary tract because the latter are essential to survival. And the most readily available source of acid neutralizer is in the bones. So even though milk contains calcium, it ends up sapping your bones of that crucial mineral. But that’s not all because… Today’s milk is a processed food Until the end of the 19th century in Europe and the beginning of the 20th century in the US, milk was consumed unpasteurized or raw. Later on, homogenization became the industry’s standard. These processes further alter milk’s chemistry and actually increase its detrimental acidifying effects.
Raw milk advocates claim that if cow’s milk is left “as is” it is a healthy and wholesome drink. It is true that raw milk is less acidifying than processed milk and that pasteurization and homogenization may cause a long list of digestive and other health problems, but I still don’t recommend drinking any kind of cow’s milk. Nowadays, milking cows are given antibiotics and most are also injected with a genetically engineered form of bovine growth hormone (rBGH). A man-made or synthetic hormone used to artificially increase milk production, rBGH also increases blood levels of the insulin-growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in those who drink it. And higher levels of IGF-1 are linked to several cancers.
This should not be ignored, especially in view of recent information by Samuel Epstein, MD, Professor of Environmental Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition. In an article titled “Monsanto’s Hormonal Milk Poses Serious Risks of Breast Cancer, Besides Other Cancers” (http://www.preventcancer.com/press/releases/july8_98.htm, June 21, 1998) Dr. Epstein concludes that: “Drinking rBGH milk would thus be expected to significantly increase IGF-1 blood levels and consequently to increase risks of developing breast cancer and promoting its invasiveness.” Even though organic milk is from cows that are not given antibiotics or rBHG, if you truly care about your bone health and your overall health, you should… Avoid drinking cow’s milk As I explain in the Save Our Bones Program and contrary to mainstream recommendations, drinking milk and eating lots of dairy products are not the answer to reversing osteoporosis.
And while in the Save Our Bones Program no food is completely off limits, I strongly recommend that you explore the different milk substitute options that I will list for you here. But first, I’d like to clarify that unsweetened fermented or cultured dairy products such as yogurt, kefir, and sour cream are acid neutral. Yogurt in particular is chock-full of beneficial qualities. As is the case with milk, organic yogurt does not have rBGH, but even several of the most well-known yogurt brands have stopped using the bovine growth hormone (rBGH). You should call your favorite yogurt company to confirm.
One more clarification: when I say unsweetened I mean without sugar or any artificial sweetener. However, you can add honey or stevia, a zero calorie plant-derived sweetener that is delicious and alkalizing as well. I like to carry around stevia packets in my purse so that I’m always able to sweeten food or drinks when I’m on the go. The best milk substitutes My favorite milk substitute is unsweetened almond milk, not only because it is alkalizing (as almonds are), but also because it’s delicious and tastes very similar to milk.
I even cook with it! If almond milk is hard to get, you can also try rice or soy milk. I strongly suggest consuming only organic soy milk to insure it’s not made with genetically modified soy.
There is also some controversy about unfermented soy products, so try to use it in moderation. What Else Haven’t They Told You? What else have you been told about bone health by your doctor or other “experts” that is flat out wrong? What other “facts” (like drinking milk does a body good) are keeping you from optimal health? Myths like these are a big reason I created the Save Our Bones Program. To give you the straight scoop on how to deal with osteoporosis the natural way.
I can help you take control of your future. Learn more about the Save Our Bones Program here → And remember, if you ever hear someone ask “Got milk?” smile and think to yourself “No, because I know better!” And as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Share them with me and the rest of our community by leaving a comment below. You May Also Like These Related Articles: Could The Establishment Be Right? My Take On A Just-Published Controversial Calcium And Dairy Study 6 Foods That Purify Your Arteries And Build Your Bones Can Calcium Cause Brain Lesions, Kidney Stones, And Heart Attacks? Would love to cite this in a meta-analysis I am doing… except for the fact there is no academic research associated with it?
Would you cite your sources please, otherwise you look like another radical vegan on the internet. And that’s coming from a vegan. I’m 6’5 and 200 lbs (19 years), I genuinely drink more milk than I would water in a day (avg. 2 liters). I have been playing rugby a contact sport since my early years and now at a very high level.
I have never broken a bone! I find it quite hard to believe this article to be true, as I like many others, have been led to believe growing up that milk is very beneficial for you. Maybe its because of luck that i have never broken anything? (highly unlikely as i have been injured before many times), or it could possibly be my mind deceiving me into thinking it was the milk that was building up calcium in my bones and protecting me, acting like a placebo? Either way I am just confused.
because I do not see any negative affects either now or long term from drinking the creamy good stuff. Too much of anything can be bad, same goes with milk. But drinking a couple glasses a day won’t do any harm as long as you maintain a balanced diet. I drink up to a litre a day. Milk isn’t even very acidic anyway (6.7 ph??).
The amount of calcium you’re losing is insignificant in comparison to the amount you’re gaining from the milk. Hard to say with milk. Arguments on both sides. I say play it safe, consume only a little bit, and get on with your life. The internet seems to be the ultimate disinformation playground, and the more you get caught up in trying to figure out what is safe vs dangerous, the less time you have to just live your life.
I like how you only used “many scientific studies” for the basis of your argument that milk is actually stealing calcium from your bones. I also like “12 year long Harvard Nurses’ Health Study” first I don’t think there was even such a study and second how can this possibly prove anything. there are a lot of outline possibilities say the milk drinkers have underlying heredity bone issues, or maybe you can say the milk drinkers are more proactive about there health therefore exercise and engage in more physical or risk taking activities.You haven’t cited any of your sources that you claim conducted studies. To me this just makes you sound [email protected] king crazy. Thank you so much for sharing this very vital information online.
I have your book and have benefited greatly from your information. I don’t usually take the time to leave a comment, and certainly don’t give out my email address, etc., but you have earned it. Thanks for all you do and for being there for us. Dont listen to this crap where has this person cited any of there claims. Does god talk to you and are people tapping your phone too cause you have to be [email protected] king nuts to believe this. I mean there could be a smidgen of truth in there but again this guy doesn’t back up any of his claims, which makes me weary of her claims.Also if your going to stop drinking milk read a little more than this site to make that decision.
Maybe from a collection of professional nutritionist,medical institutes, or healthcare professionals. I can’t believe how rude people are to each other online, its really sad. If we were all together in a room discussing this, we wouldn’t (I hope not anyway…!) dream of being so incredibly rude, mean or childish…or insulting each others spelling or grammar…why? I guess it is because we feel safe in our homes, in our armchairs, all anonymous.
Are we really so full of hate and aggression for each other? Anyhow, I think all the mis and dis info out there is incredibly confusing. Its almost impossible to know what to do for good health and the health of our planet. I guess if you feel good and healthy with the way you live your life, then you are doing well.
If not make some changes. It seems to make sense to avoid processed food. Its seems to.