Most people like me grew up thinking dairy was innocent and good for your bones. Oh it must be healthy because every time I turned to television I saw ads that showed phases of a young boy growng up to be a strong man so that he would prove to the older girl standing next to him that he one day would be big and tall and she would like him. Today there are milk mustaches and other like advertising. We look at dairy as the one source of calcium but at what price are we getting this calcium? Are we actually absorbing enough calcium? Is calcium all we need for strong bones? If you do a little research you will find that this is bogus. Cows and other animals like us get the best source of caclium from greens. Calcium is a mineral that comes from the ground. I am not botanist but this is not rocket science. Ground vegetables and fruits are loaded with calcium. So that leaves dairy in a very awkward spot. Why do people drink another animals babies nutrients? What is most natural to humans would be human milk but the site of that grosses people out. Breast milk ice cream anyone?
Cow’s milk is for a cow not humans. Humans are now way the size or weight of a cow and definitely don’t grow at the rate a cow does. It takes cows a couple years to reach full maturity and it takes humans 18 years and once adults humans stop growing.
So what does consuming another animals milk which is designed for growth good for humans? Well if your a bodybuilder it is ideal for growing fast muscle if you push weights hard but at what consequence? Are we taxing our health with the consumption of dairy products? Remember the purpose of milk no matter what the species is to push growth. One thing in the body that loves to grow is are malignant cells. They fight for nutrients and other elements to keep ploriflorating. Yes dairy increase cancer growth. How much we don’t really know but what we do know is that it sure is a risk factor. So for one who does not no what dairy is, dairy includes the following:
But hey what if you don’t drink milk with added hormones? Well again the added hormones found in most dairy sold just increase even more but dairy as is again… designed to create fast growth.
Human milk is for babies; Cows milk is for baby cows.
But I don’t consume that much dairy? Well how do you know how much is a risk factor? We just don’t know. How many cigarettes do you have to smoke to get lung cancer? Smoking one cigarette won’t probably kill you but you just increased your odds. Plus if you live in the U.S. it is pretty much impossible to remove dairy and dairy products alike from your meals. Butter is found at most restaurants and is cooked in almost everything. Cheese is sprinkled or shoved in or on almost all foods. To avoid cheese is almost near impossible?
There is one way. Don’t eat it. Find foods that don’t have dairy added to them. Ask restaurants how they cook their food. Ask to have it left out from the salad or sandwhich. Even there are soy based cheeses which are non dairy and a tapioca non soy or dairy cheese called diaya which can be found at a local food store. I don’t know about you but I think I will leave these growth factors out of my diet. Keep on smoking that cheese and you will not be building strong bones but building strong tumors. Cheese is also the number one way people increase their saturated fat intake and calorie intake which increase your chances of heart disease big time.
Don’t believe me do some research. I provided some basic studies on the subject.
Bovine growth hormone supplementation in addition to regular cow hormone.
Since November 1993, with FDA approval, Monsanto has been selling
recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST), also called rBGH, to dairy
farmers. Cows produce bovine growth hormone naturally, but some
producers administer an additional recombinant version of BGH which is
produced through a genetically engineered E. coli because it increases
milk production. Bovine growth hormone also stimulates liver
production of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1). Monsanto has stated
that both of these compounds are harmless given the levels found in
milk and the effects of pasteurization, however, Monsanto’s own
tests, conducted in 1987, demonstrated that statistically significant
growth stimulating effects were induced in organs of adult rats by
feeding IGF-1 at low dose levels for only two weeks. “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.”
On June 9, 2006, the largest milk processor in the world and the two
largest supermarkets in the United States–Dean Foods, Wal-Mart, and
Kroger–announced that they are “on a nationwide search for rBGH-free
milk.” Milk from cows given rBST may be sold in the United States,
and the FDA stated that no significant difference has been shown
between milk derived from rBST-treated and that from non-rBST-treated
cows. Milk that advertises that it comes from cows not treated
with rBST, is required to state this finding on its label.
Cows receiving rBGH supplements may more frequently contract an udder
infection known as mastitis. Problems with mastitis have led to
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan banning milk from rBST
treated cows. Mastitis, among other diseases, may be responsible for
the fact that levels of white blood cells in milk vary
In the European Union, rBGH is banned.