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Debunking The Milk Myth: Why Milk Is Bad For You And Your Bones


Did you know that in Medieval England parents would tie rabbits’ feet around their babies’ necks to ward off illness? Doctors would also spit on wounds because saliva was believed to have healing properties.

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” (, 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.

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  1. Ash November 23, 2015, 2:02 pm

    I was wondering if this article is really true? There is a lot of controversy in comments from others! i am not sure whether to stop drinking milk or not! Please help!
    It would be great if you gave real scientific proof to back you up.
    I have been told for years that milk is good for me from home to school. How can it be so bad for us? And why wouldn’t higher authorities inform us!!

  2. T November 23, 2015, 8:07 am

    Take your study,


    I can’t believe people believe stuff like this. Wait, yes I can! Vegetarians and vegans LOOOVE this kind of shit because it validates their practices… what is really wrong with people who fall apart emotionally at the thought of killing an animal? They are either VERY frail minded, or they have dirty laundry…

    • mon November 23, 2015, 10:12 am

      I am not vegan nor vegitarian. But i’ll always pass on the titty milk.

  3. Mollie November 21, 2015, 5:01 am

  4. Sarah November 16, 2015, 12:30 pm

    When I learned that cows milk had an allowable amount of pus, blood cells, and that it can deplete your bones of calcium I stopped drinking it. A couple of months later I stopped consuming all dairy and found plant based calcium rich products. I used to have arthritis in my toe and ankle joints from wearing high heels most of my 20’s and had broken both my feet within a few months time and was still having pain from this. Ditching cows milk and dairy, now my arthritis does not bother me at all it so little I no longer need medication, same for my pain from my past broken bones- it’s gone or hardly there. My skin is more clear and my hair is more healthy. I feel so much better.
    It’s crazy how many people still think cows milk is good for you even when faced with medical facts.
    Cows milk is for baby cows. Ditching dairy is not just good for your health but it also helps save baby cows lives who are stolen away from their moms and killed for veal, and fights against dairy farm cruelty period.
    You have nothing to lose by ditching cows milk and dairy altogether.

    • Kyle November 20, 2015, 8:20 pm

      There is no medical fact that says bovine milk is bad for you. I imagine that most likely what has helped you, is that you have stopped drinking commercialized milk. That is not natural milk. If you were drinking skim or lowfat milk, that was even worse. Since arthritis can be made worse from a deficiency in calcium…eliminating the commercialized bovine milk likely allowed many toxins to be removed from your body. I don’t know what plants you switched to, but many plants have magnesium, which is one of the requirements for calcium absorption. Saturated fats are also required for proper calcium absorption and utilization.

      Too much estrogen or not enough can also make arthritis worse, and underactive thyroids can cause a reduction in insulin, and this can make arthritis worse as well. I would not be surprised if eliminating the milk reduced your estrogen down to a more balanced level. Eliminating soy from your diet will have a beneficial effect on you as well, as pretty much all thyroid issues in the U.S. are related to having too much improperly prepared soy in their diet.

      Drinking milk is not necessary, but its not bad if you get the right milk, and like I said, I drink only grass fed and usually raw milk when I can. I hope to switch to goat or sheep milk someday, but bovine works for now as long as its from properly raised cows.

      Congrats on getting rid of your arthritis! Hope you continue to live as naturally pain free as you can:)

    • alex cordova November 19, 2015, 10:19 pm

      true. i am a high school student, and i may not be well informed about this but i do know that cow milk contains extra hormones, causing some skin problems. i had acne, but once i stopped drinking cow milk i slowly got healthier skin. it was slow but it was noticeable. i didnt need any acne medication, all i needed was to stop drinking or eating products that produce acne, like milk. therefore, i agree with your stance because of your knowledge and experience

  5. Judy Ladd November 16, 2015, 10:09 am

    I have never drank cow’s milk…It just does not agree with me…I do like goat milk though..and goat yogurt…What’s your feeling on that?

  6. Tubbish November 13, 2015, 4:00 am

    Milk depletes calsium from your bones because milk acidifies the body pH? Then lemon juice should be bad for our bones as well! Don’t drink lemon juice or eat lemons or eat oranges or eat fruites or just die, what a nonsense.

    • Adam November 15, 2015, 9:45 pm

      Lemons and other citrus fruits leave alkaline residue after digestion. Meaning they do not create acidity in the stomach. Animal protein is different. It causes acidity which triggers calcium to be leeched from the bones.

      • Kyle November 20, 2015, 11:24 pm

        I’m not sure what you mean by ‘create acidity in the stomach’. Hydrochloric Acid is always in our stomach, though the stomach cells can increase acid production when stimulated by Gastrin It has two purposes. One is to provide a medium for the enzyme Pepsin to break down protein into peptides and amino acids for later absorption in the intestines.

        The other is to inactivate any harmful micro-organisms you may have ingested along with your food (food borne pathogens). Other than the acidic E. Coli strain bred inside grain fed cows (vs the neutral or alkaline E. Coli that is bred inside pastured grass raised cows), most food borne pathogens have no chance in the stomachs of healthy individuals.

        The pancreas secretes a bicarbonate buffer into the small intestine to neutralize the acidic food particles coming from the stomach. The neutral environment of this portion of your gut encourages the activity of more protein-digesting enzymes originating from both your pancreas and the cells lining your small intestine. These enzymes work on the food peptides, systematically breaking them down into even smaller peptides and then snipping off the amino acids one by one. At this point, the absorptive cells of your small intestine carry the single amino acids to your bloodstream and then on to the cells throughout your body.

        Carbs and lipids are first broken down in the mouth via saliva, and are then later broken down inside the intestines. Both saliva and the small intestine contain the enzyme Amylase, which breaks down starches. . Similarly, the three major enzymes which break apart sugars — sucrase, maltase and lactase — are also found in the saliva and in the small intestine. The digested starches and sugars move through the small intestine where they are absorbed.

        To be clear, no where in the digestive system is calcium involved. Blood pH is controlled by the lungs and kidneys. The kidneys have two very important roles in maintaining the acid-base balance: to reabsorb bicarbonate from urine, and to excrete hydrogen ions into urine. The kidneys are slower to compensate than the lungs, but renal physiology has several powerful mechanisms to control pH by the excretion of excess acid or base. The major homeostatic control point for maintaining a stable balance is renal excretion.

        Bicarbonate (HCO3-) does not have a transporter, so its reabsorption involves a series of reactions in the tubule lumen and tubular epithelium. In response to acidosis, tubular cells reabsorb more bicarbonate from the tubular fluid, while collecting-duct cells secrete more hydrogen and generate more bicarbonate, and ammoniagenesis leads to increased formation of the NH3 buffer. In response to alkalosis, the kidneys may excrete more bicarbonate by decreasing hydrogen ion secretion from the tubular epithelial cells, and lowering rates of glutamine metabolism and ammonium excretion.

        Source: Boundless. “The Role of the Kidneys in Acid-Base Balance.” Boundless Anatomy and Physiology. Boundless, 21 Jul. 2015. Retrieved 21 Nov. 2015 from

        This is one source, but there are others. Its a scientific fact that food has no affect on the body’s pH, and our bones, along with calcium, are not involved in any way with controlling blood pH.

        If eating meat was bad, homo sapiens would not exist. Herbivores do not digest their food in their stomach, although stomach number 4 in ruminants do perform some digestion. Carnivores, and humans, do not have the ability to digest cellulose. This is why foods surrounded by cellulose, that are not chewed properly to break its coating, are not digested, but instead eliminated as waste, and found in your stool. Humans, unlike carnivores, do have amylase, to assist in breaking down carbs, but its not efficient. Herbivores have extremely large cecums full of bacteria for digestive aids. Carnivores have a very, very small cecum/appendix that has an as yet determined function. Humans have a cecum/appendix, that is slightly larger, proportionally, but also with an as yet determined function. The only reason humans are classified as omnivores, and not carnivores, is because we have the enzyme amylase, which gives us the ability to digest carbs from plants. While inefficient, this is likely an adaptation to allow us to survive in times where meat was scarce, though going too long without meat would severely weaken us, as unlike herbivores who continually digest many pounds of bacteria to obtain animal protein, we can not do the same, though eating insect and insect larvae that resided on any plant material we ingested, would help with this.

      • Heidi November 20, 2015, 1:58 pm

        Lemons and oranges are acidic outside of the body, but once our body digest them, they turn akaline. There are great books and articles on the PH balance.

        • Theodore November 23, 2015, 6:11 am

          Don’t, just don’t.. kyle knows exactly what he talking about…

  7. Kyle November 13, 2015, 3:42 am

    One thing I forgot to mention, is why calcium isn’t the reason we should be drinking milk. I don’t believe that human babies should ever be fed milk from any other mammal. They need human milk only. Because milk is designed for the young if its own species, it will generally not have all the required nutrients that a different species would have. As an adult human, I have no problem drinking raw bovine milk from a naturally raised cow, as I am in it for the protein and probiotics (when I drink the raw milk). I’ve been asked why I don’t just get protein from other foods, and I tell them I do, but milk is a liquid, and while thicker than water, its a thirst quencher, and I enjoy mixing it with my grain free cereal and yogurt just before bed. Even with the additional fat contained in raw milk, I still get additional fat from other foods that I eat prior to my bedtime cereal I generally have 2 cups of herbal tea with a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in it as well each night, and all my cooking is with coconut oil or animal fat.

    I’d also like to mention that raw goat milk is far better than raw cow milk. Though not a perfect substitute, as I think there is one main ingredient its missing or low in, it is probably the closest you can get to human milk without actually being human, chemically speaking. I don’t have affordable access to raw goat milk, though. Its nearly twice as much fatty acids as bovine milk, which is a huge plus. I’ll be switching to raw goat milk if I ever get practical access to it. If I ever get a big enough home and yard, I may see about getting my own goat, but I know nothing about raising or milking a goat, and would have lot of studying to do before I would do something like that.

  8. Kyle November 13, 2015, 2:41 am

    This article is full of misinformation.

    First of all, milk does not turn your body acidic nor alkaline. NO FOOD OR DRINK TURNS YOUR BODY ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. Your blood ph remains a static 7.35 to 7.45 and there is absolutely nothing you can do to change this, except die.

    I don’t know where this faddish idea of acidic and alkaline eating came from, but its total whack. Since it badmouths fats and red meat, its already flawed from the get go. At 40 years old, with nary a broken bone or a sickness to be had, I’m very healthy according to my doctors. I have eaten meat, especially chicken and beef, nearly my whole life. I drink plenty of whole milk, eat plenty of sushi, and shunned veggies, grains, and legumes….not because I thought they were bad, but because I prefer bacon, eggs, and milk for breakfast, any meant for lunch, and lots of meat and fish for dinner. I put garlic and either cayenne, chili, or habanero pepper on nearly everything I eat. (I actually use many different kinds of herbs and spices, but those are my favorite) My bones are strong with no signs of weakening. Now, in the past 2 years, I’ve included steamed or sautéed leafy greens, with mushrooms, and carrots with my meat, used my bones to make bone stock for soups and hot drinks. I’ve switched to grass fed only beef and raw milk, pastured chicken, eggs,, turkey, and pork, with even more bacon than ever. I maintained my summer sun, but now including UVB tanning with VitD supplementation in the winter, along with HighVitK2 grass fed butter and fermented fish oil supplements. I eat more deep sea salmon and skipjack tuna than ever before, mostly on workout days, as eggs and tuna are a great protein meal. I only eat between 4 and midnight, and usually my last meal before bed is a bowl of grain free cereal with raw whole milk and grass fed plain, unsweetened live yogurt. My doc says I’ve gotten even more healthy in the past year and asked what I changed.

    now, 2) Milk does NOT suddenly become bad for you simply because you are weaned and mamma stops producing milk. Raw, natural pastured cow, goat, sheep, and many other mammal milk is great for human consumption at ANY age. Human milk is even better. The reason why mammals generally stop drinking milk after weaning is because mamma stops producing it. Why does she stop producing it? Because the amount of energy required to produce nutrients for herself and her babies is very extensive. Once her children can eat their normal diet, its simply not practical to continue producing nutrients for so many stomachs, especially stomachs that are wanting more and more as they grow. So nature tells momma to stop producing milk, and since the ability to drink milk is no longer necessary, the majority, if not all, nonhuman mammals start reducing the production of lactase. Due to the domestication of some milk producing animals and the subsequent milking of such animals for cheese and yogurt as far back as 11,000 years ago in the middle east, a genetic mutation happened around 5000-7000 years ago, give or take, that spread through Europe like wildfire, allowing lactase to be produced throughout a person’s lifetime, which is why most Europeans and their descendants have no problems drinking milk throughout adulthood. ‘Tis good to be Irish:)

    3) Calcium may be the reason people have been told to drink milk, but that is not the reason to drink milk. We actually don’t need that much calcium, but we do need magnesium, something which many americans do not get enough of. Vitamin A, D, E, K, and Calcium are fat soluble. The body needs saturated fats, and magnesium, to absorb calcium into the bones. The body also needs those fats to convert beta carotene into vitamin A, and to carry fat soluble vitamins and minerals throughout the body. The heart has the most Magnesium in your body. Too much calcium can cause a deficiency in your magnesium, if you don’t have enough Mg to compensate for it, and that could lead to heart attacks. However, that is not enough. K2 keeps calcium where it belongs. Too much calcium and not enough K2 allows calcium to accumulate where it doesn’t belong. Also, while you can’t overdose on vitamin D through the sun and foods, taking too much oral supplementation of vitamin D (its really a hormone, not a vitamin, but old habits die hard), without enough K2 to compensate, can cause Vitamin D toxicity. However, this is rare, and it does take quite a bit of vitamin D to cause this, generally in the tens of thousands of UI per day for several months, based on some studies…however, it is still in the study mode. Basically, you need to maintain a balance of calcium, magnesium, K2 and D in your body. Calcium and magnesium should be about 1:1. Industrial agriculture has greatly reduced the amount of magnesium in the soils, so unless you’re getting local farm grown foods, or your own backyard with good mineral fertilizers, you may need to get look out for signs of magnesium deficiency, sense its difficult to detect in the blood. Numbness, tingling, muscle contractions and cramps, seizures, headaches, nausea, fatique….yeah, the same symptoms for many other issues. Leafy greens like spinach and seaweed, along with some nuts and seeds, and even avocados are good sources. Spinach and sweet potato leaves are great sources of nutrients in general. Eating avocados with spinach together give a nutrient dense result bigger than the sum of their individual parts. For whatever reason, spinach and avocado work great magic together inside your body. K2 can be gotten through animals based foods such as meat, poultry, butter, cheese, and eggs. Most people get enough calcium from their foods, so its only K2, magnesium, and Hormone D you need to worry about, depending on how much meat and greens you eat, and sun you get. Remember, you can’t make Hormone D if you’re using sunscreen, and you need saturated fats to absorb your fat soluble nutrients, including calcium. That is why using vegetable oils to cook in, while drinking lots of lowfat and/or skim milk does nothing good for you, and much bad for you. Too much unused calcium is a bad thing, and your bones get brittle. Its like dying of thirst on an island. You’re surrounded by your need, but unable to partake.

    4) seriously, do I need to say more? Here’s the deal. Is lowfat milk bad for you? yes. its useless at best, and bad at worst. Is skim milk bad for you? yes, same thing. Is whole milk bad for you? That depends. If it came from commercialized feedlots, then yes. If it came from organic farms…then its probably good, but then it depends on the farm. Organic (as related to animal products) is supposed to mean animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones. Now, generally, once a calf is separated from its poor, sad, lonely, and depressed mother, and switched to corn and other grains, the cow must receive antibiotics in order to keep from getting too sick from eating unnatural foods. They generally receive growth hormones as well, to grow them as quickly as possible. Now, this tells me that organic beef must be mostly grass fed, if not fully, with perhaps minor supplementation during certain times of the year with some grains. I try to only look for milk that is labeled grass fed, or organic milk from farms I can visit and see myself. There is a local farm near me, where I can get raw grass fed milk, and I get it whenever I can afford it, and its available. When I can’t, I opt for organic, pasteurized milk. I also look for local grassfed butter (i’ve not found any near me) or kerrygold butter. I look for raw cheeses and naturally raised animal cheeses. I go for the blocks, grate or shred them, and store them in airtight containers. I love using shredded cheese, as they melt so much better.

    6) is almond or coconut milk good for you? if you see it in a carton, then no. If you get it straight from the nut, then maybe. Always soak your nuts overnight with a touch of vinegar. Dry them, and mash the almonds yourself. For coconuts, soaking is not necessary, and you just pop a hole, insert straw and drink up. Later, crack it open and scoop out the meat for eating as it, or save it to use it in a dish. If you look at almond and coconut milk ingredients on the carton, you’ll quickly see why its bad. Most of the time you’ll see Vitamin A Palmitate, which is bad, as are ALL synthetic vitamins. Vitamin D2, which is the toxic form of Hormone D. In cases of Hormone D toxicity, I believe it was D2 that was the problem, and not D3. This could be because D2 is made by irradiating yeast and mushrooms. Many contain carrageenan, which is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of WHO) as a potential carcinogen. For me, with so many alternatives, no way would I drink any of these.

    Lastly:) Soy milk. There is NO SUCH THING AS GOOD SOY. Even year long fermented soy from Asian countries is not good….just not that bad, and is ok in moderation. If you buy anything soy in American, its probably bad, unless its a soy sauce that has been properly fermented for months. I can promise you the fermentation was done in another country, not America. Few companies will take the many months required to properly ferment soy to make it ok for human consumption. Soy is responsible for many of the thyroid and estrogen related cancer problems rampant today. Its full of phytoestrogens that are very bad for the body. Babies fed soy formula were found to be take the hormone equivalent of 4 birth control pills a day. Even if that is a tad bit exaggerated….holy cow! Girls used to hit puberty at 14-15. Now, many are hitting it at 6-7. Even the tiny gymnasts are hitting it at 12-14, instead of the normal 17-18, I say normal, because until the 1900s, that was normal. The grain revolution of the 20th century is destroying our bodies and our babies. Soy is also a big goitrogenic food. This prevents your thyroid from getting enough iodine. Thyroid failure occurs, and then nothing but weight gain complaints every day for the rest of your life. The phytates in soy can not be soaked out. They must be fermented out over months. Phytates inhibit nutrient absorption, and is present in all grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes, but normally in amounts that can be managed through overnight soaking, minor fermentation, and/or sprouting. Soy also contains Trypsin inhibitors, which inhibit the protein digestive enzyme Trypsin. Without enough Trypsin…stomach cramps, diarrhea, bleeding, and future problems with the pancreas can develop. While the Chinese began fermenting the soy bean about 3000 years ago, for use as a condiment, many Asian countries continue the practice today…and partake as much as 2 teaspoons a day of highly fermented soy sauce. That’s right. Asians on average, ONLY EAT about 10grams…or 2 teaspoons of months long fermented soy a day, as a condiment to an otherwise extremely healthy diet. Not like American companies would have you believe, and insist on feeding you up to a 100 grams a day, of soy that is barely fermented, if at all, on top of an already highly processed and unhealthy diet full of grains and legumes. The human body was not designed to consume grains and legumes without days of preparation.

    • Rachel La Fein November 16, 2015, 2:48 pm

      Hi Kyle,
      What is your background? You seem very well informed. Have you watched Cowspiracy? Curious what you would think.

      • Kyle November 19, 2015, 2:12 am

        No, I have not watched Cowspiracy. Never even heard of it. My background is naval nuclear power, electronics, electrical, communication, and some mechanical. I have always been a science and math geek, and I thirst for knowledge. Most of my life, I’ve enjoyed studying biological evolution, chemical analysis, geological history, astrophysics, and more recently, nutritional and strength training.

        I’ve spent the last 2 years researching the ideal total body workout program that would work for me (and I’m still playing with it, though I feel I’m close now, modifying it less frequently), along with how the human body works with different nutrients. I’ve always had a distrust for medicine, with 2 parents that are walking pharmacies, and until I was 31, the only medicine I’d ever taken was Nyquil. At 31, I took my first Tylenol due to an ear infection. First time I had pain I couldn’t deal with. What started my research was 2 things. I finally decided to research why the cooks stored eggs in part of the engine room (I was a submariner) instead of the fridge (that was an eye opener!). The other was I got tired of people slamming the Sun, meat, saturated fats, and egg yolk as bad. It didn’t make any sense. I knew that we all came from the sea, a sea full of protein and saturated fats. I knew that sunlight is the source of all life on Earth, and that we need the Sun to make Vitamin D…which is actually a hormone that affects every single cell in our body. I knew already from researching Harvard controlled studies that eating egg yolks either did nothing to cholesterol levels, or increased the good HDLs, along with providing the omega 3s that we need to actually use the protein. I knew that our stomachs are full of hydrochloric acid specifically designed as a medium for protein digestion, along with being a great defense against food borne pathogens. I knew that there is no way nature would create a life form that needed to be exposed to the sun to live, yet suffer from cancer by doing so. I knew that no life form would evolve utilizing protein, if digestion of such protein would be detrimental to its health. I knew that until the manufacture of supplements, there was no such thing as a human vegetarian…..never mind the completely moronic vegan. If I offend any vegans….good. I meant to. You’re either stupid or ignorant. One can be fixed, but you’re running out of time.

        As a side note, for those who cite Hindus in India…consider that they got their animal nutrients through eating vegetables with insects and insect larvae, likely due to non pesticide use and inefficient cleaning methods. Hell, I find insects on my kale all the time. Takes really good rinsing to get them all out…and I still seem to find one per batch after making kale chips. Still not convinced? Well, it only came to light after studies were conducted to find out why Hindus moving to England started having B12 deficiency related illnesses. England is much more efficient at insect elimination on their produce.

        I’ve learned tons about nutrition in the past 2 years, though it was slow going at first, with so much BS out there to sift through, and science is forever coming out with new discoveries. Unfortunately, big corporations also keep funding correlation studies that have nothing to do with science nor fact. Take the history of sunscreen. It began as tanning lotion, and only advanced to sunscreen with increasing SPF after skin cancer began increasing. Of course, no one thought that the cancer was likely coming from the chemicals in the lotion, combined with an increasingly nutrient deficient American diet. As the SPF increases, so does UVB blockage, which leads to potential skin cancer, as very little of the Vitamin D hormone is produced, all while UVA is still damaging your skin, and aging it. As long as you do not burn, the Sun is safe. When you start to turn pink, cover up. Over time, you’ll be able to stay out longer and longer without burning, and without any danger of skin cancer. I have only used sunscreen for 2 months of my life…about 2 years ago. Never again, though I have started using coconut oil as a moisturizer.

        Grains, legumes, sugar and starches, have replaced nutrient dense foods in our diet. Corn, subsidized by the government, not only destroys our soil and will require years, if not decades, of mixed farming and/or crop rotation to restore, but requires massive amounts (many millions of tons) of nitrogen and phosphorus based fertilizers each year. This drains into the Mississippi River, creating an algae bloom that creates hypoxic water at the mouth of the Mississippi. The Gulf Of Mexico Dead Zone is several thousand square miles, varying in size from year to year, likely due to rainfall variations, though the overall trend seems to be increasing. In 2011, over 12 billion bushels of corn were produced in the U.S., and it takes an average of 4,000 gallons of water per bushel….and yet we have people worried about the amount of water used to grow almonds. I love almonds. Almond butter tastes and smells very much like peanut butter, which is a good thing for me, since I no longer eat peanuts. I’ll take almonds over corn any day of the week and twice on Sunday….though I do love Doritos.

        Anyone know a way to make grain-free spicy nacho Doritos?

  9. Marilyn November 12, 2015, 7:30 pm

    I’m just wondering if cashew milk is as good as almond milk or soy.

  10. IOMDutch November 12, 2015, 11:06 am

    I think that a consideration should be given to our consumption of foods associated with milk, as an animal protein; cereals, grains, potatoes, starchy foods and often phytate heavy.

    This article ticks some boxes and not just at. first glace and is a good subject to read around each time it comes up.

    Xcellnt and informed comments all round helps when digging too 👆👍

  11. Victor ochoa November 3, 2015, 12:22 pm

    Milk doesn’t acidify the body’s pH level!! What kind of phony science is this?? Milk is alkaline. You might be thinking of meat, which isn fact an acidic food source…

    • Austin November 9, 2015, 5:33 pm

      If you are going to make claims, you need to source your comments/findings just as Vivian has. Otherwise, you are challenging a claim that has no justification. It is also important to note that when you do source, make sure you are finding out who funded the research. There are plenty of firms that will be bought out to produce any findings to make the point of view favorable to the funding company.

    • L.S. November 9, 2015, 12:37 am

      Victor, look on any P.H. chart. Milk is an acidic food. And they’re not at all the same as lemons, as mentioned by Karen. But she is correct, lemons are alkaline.

    • Karen November 7, 2015, 7:47 pm

      It’s in the same way as lemon is acidic but has an alkaline effect on the body.

  12. Jose November 2, 2015, 10:42 am

    It seems to me that you guys are vegans instead of bones community. You use the same fear strategies that animal food are always bad for human health. As somebody has already pointed out I would like to see the cientific evidences!

    • Austin November 9, 2015, 5:35 pm

      Did you check out any of the sources that Vivian has produced? She includes several names/links to give you the chance to review them. I think that’s fair.

  13. Chelsey A November 2, 2015, 12:58 am

    This article was great and very informative. Not only are milking cows given antibiotics unnecessarily, this actually increases the chances that superbugs like golden staph will evolve. Dairy is certainly not meant for human consumption. Did you know that 2 days after the calves are born they are taken to be slaughtered as a waste product of the industry. Their mothers can be heard wailing for days afterwards. Not only is milk bad for your health, consuming it means that you are contributing to the exploitation of female reproductive tracts and the enforced separation of them from their babies, as well as contributing significantly to global warming as cows release methane which is 86 times more destructive to the environment than co2. Cow waste is polluting of our oceans, and it takes upwards of 1000 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of milk. All over the world people don’t have enough clean water to drink and we 30% of the worlds fresh water is consumed by raising animals for food. If you are not vegan then you should be, for our health, the environment, the animals wellbeing and our future. As Albert Einstein once said, “Nothing would be more beneficial.”

    • Theodore November 23, 2015, 6:43 am

      Listen, my family is in agriculture & cattle ranching.. never, NEVER BITCH! ARE 2 day old calves taken from their mothers.

      The shit amends the soil and methane gas comes out of your fucking ass too…


      IM FUCKING SICK OF YOU PEOPLE! FUCK OFF BITCH!! hows that for politically correct?

    • Theodore November 23, 2015, 6:35 am

      A bunch of FUCKING LIES!!

    • Chelsea A November 12, 2015, 11:22 pm

      Chelsea A. Your getting carried away. Humans are born meat eaters. Don’t tell people how to live their lives. The world’s already going to sh*t u think just because u don’t drink milk & eat meat ur making the world a better place? Are u kidding me? You might be patting yourself on your back but I’m not impressed. This post was written by someone like you, probably socially awkward, uptight & unpleasant to be around. Now imma go eat steak enjoy your rabbit food u dork

  14. Jeanette henderson November 1, 2015, 5:21 am

    Why are people saying this is not true? cos they want to drink milk and tell themselves it’s fine I suspect. Isn’t it common sense, a cow produces milk while pregnant for its baby. Humans arnt calves. The milk is full of hormones to turn the baby calf into a huge cow. Why would anyone want to be taking in an animals hormones?

    • Tbeodore November 23, 2015, 6:52 am




      FUCK OFF…

  15. Gary October 30, 2015, 6:11 am

    This article is not true. I have heard some say milk is not for humans or adults. I don’t believe it as science and research has proved different. 1. Moderation, 2. I make and love Kefir, 3. In order to process the D and calcium you need the whole spectrum of nutuients, K2, boron, good oils or fats…so milk especially raw or High Temperature, Short Time processed milk, kefir and yogurt is actually, good for you provided moderation and getting all the nutrients needed.

  16. C Rising October 28, 2015, 5:15 pm

    Google “dairy consumption bone fractures” to easily find scientific articles concluding that dairy consumption actually shortens life spans and increases risk of bone fractures. The studies go way back; it’s not new info….

  17. Seth October 27, 2015, 10:19 pm

    This is a sad shame to post ignorance and lies like this…. please people know your sources. You can find any unfounded dietary opinions you want to look for online in this age of misinformation. Get an education and stop trying to lie to people to convince them to follow your health fads. There is no evidence to support any of these lies. Just read this abstract from real scientists… actually educated folks

    • Austin November 9, 2015, 7:12 pm

      Yes, it’s great to see someone source a claim! Thanks Seth. I read the abstract and I am questioning its claim. Based on what I am reading, the author isn’t producing his/her own results and relying on other works to produce his conclusion. It is more accurate to say that thus far, it has not yet proven milk is bad or good for you, just that it is inconclusive based on what is out there so far. There are correlations, but as we all should know that correlations are not necessarily the causation.

    • Victor ochoa November 3, 2015, 12:29 pm

      Thank you for the informative link and for being one of the few sane people in this forum

  18. Astra October 26, 2015, 9:03 am

    The only milk you should consume is breast milk (until you are 2/3 years old).

    Best calcium source is from dark leafy greens. If the milk is not from a human, it is not designed for you!

    • Theodore November 23, 2015, 6:55 am

      Good god if you dont like dont drink it!

  19. laci October 25, 2015, 6:48 pm

    I really wanted to use this for a paper im writing and I was so disappointed to see there is no work cited at all to back up where this information was found.

  20. Yusra October 24, 2015, 9:02 pm

    I am the biggest yogurt and milk consumer !!!
    I cant eat any meal without adding yogurt to it:(
    Makes me feel bad knowing that information after 25 years of a very high consumption of it!

    • Austin November 9, 2015, 7:14 pm

      Hi Yusra,
      You must have missed the part where Vivian said “But first, I’d like to clarify that unsweetened fermented or cultured dairy products such as yogurt, kefir, and sour cream are acid neutral.” So you should be ok!

    • Alice October 24, 2015, 10:57 pm

      How about goats milk?

  21. Marie Lou October 21, 2015, 1:23 pm

    References please?

  22. Bryden October 19, 2015, 11:35 am

    this fuckin sucks!!!!!!

  23. Sandi October 13, 2015, 6:22 pm

    Vivian, thank you for pointing out something I already had learned. I am glad to be following someone whose ideas are in line with my own. Thanks for speaking the truth about dairy.

  24. Dave, Ilfracombe October 12, 2015, 4:59 am

    Everything in moderation. Goats’ milk is probably preferable. I’ve given up cows’ milk because it contains so much fat, and the skimmed variety is so thin it might as well be water. Porridge with water becomes as palatable as it was with milk after a few days.

  25. John Berryhill October 11, 2015, 7:52 pm

    This is totally false. Milk is favorite drink and always has been, and I drink about 3-4 cups of it a day and I’ve never broken a bone in my whole life at age 19, I played football, baseball, and basketball and I mostly played football until my Sophomore year in high school and still never broke a bone. Milk strengthens your bones with it’s great nutrition. Vitamin D helps your skin stay healthy and that’s what is in whole milk, I drink whole milk. All this is bullshit, and this will never take milk away from me.

    • Joe October 21, 2015, 11:34 pm

      True u tell em same here I have never broken any bones been drinking it since birth I’m 45 ,healthy ,never get sick ,milk does a body great

    • Bob October 19, 2015, 10:10 pm

      wait until you turn 50 and you find out you have osteo…… I used to be a big milk drinker in my early years and into my 20s and 30s……. big time osteo later on….

  26. Dennis October 11, 2015, 12:50 pm

    Article has a HUGE flaw!

    It says that once the calcium is pulled out of the bones, it is flushed out through urine

    The truth is that a great deal of the calcium from bones randomly heads for soft tissues and even arteries.

    That is true especially for those people that are NOT consuming the appropriate and specific balance of vitamin K2, magnesium, and D3 need for your particular body.


    Article has more than one huge flaw.

  27. James Loureiro October 8, 2015, 8:57 am

    I guess we should all live in caves and eat roots, nuts and berries so we can live 5 years longer.

  28. Ken Colina October 6, 2015, 5:55 pm

    Ms. Goldschmidt, can you please give some direct references to scientific reports/studies that support your claim. I took a look at some of the things you site in your article, however these are taken out of context and are not about the nutritional value of milk. I have been hearing claims from fitness trainers and others about the myth of milks nutritional values apparently based on your claims. I have been searching through the scientific journals for data on the subject. In support of your claims I have found a grand total of 0 (zero) articles that support your claim. If you know of a scientific study performed by scientific researchers that supports your claim, I would like to read it.

    • Casey Mauro October 10, 2015, 9:47 am

      “Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Hip Fractures in the Elderly”. American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 139, No. 5, 1994 “Monsanto’s Hormonal Milk Poses Serious Risks of Breast Cancer, Besides Other Cancers” (, June 21, 1998 Did you really just so happen to miss these sources?

      • Steve October 15, 2015, 8:20 am

        Study was cited from 1998…….

    • Dan October 8, 2015, 1:12 pm

      ^This, please give some references because right now you “milk myth” looks like a myth.

  29. Neel Akash October 5, 2015, 4:29 am

    This article says, ”Cow’s milk is custom-designed for calves”, so we stop drinking cow’s milk.
    But, I also notice, the mesocarp (the fleshy part of fruits) is designed for the nutrition of seeds. And after the seed grows into a plant, it diverts to other sources of nutrition.
    So, should we consider not eating fruits too?

    • GP October 5, 2015, 10:34 pm

      That is wrong, flesh part is mainly for the distribution of seeds by animals birds etc

      • Neel Akash October 8, 2015, 12:23 pm

        Thank you for the correction. Please allow me to rephrase :

        ”During its early stages of growth, the seedling relies upon the food supplies stored with it in the seed until it is large enough for its own leaves to begin making food through photosynthesis.” (

        So, does it follow that seeds are not custom-made for our consumption/nutrition, that we shouldn’t have them as part of a balanced diet?

        • Sian October 27, 2015, 7:44 pm

          Cows milk is for calves. That’s it really. Common sense.

          • Theodore November 23, 2015, 7:01 am

            What an intelligent thought!

            Do you know there to be ANY nutrition differences between a young boring and a human? Or are you making an assumption based on a bunch of lies?

  30. Marta S. October 2, 2015, 3:36 am

    I always used to read various articles what is good for you and what isn’t. However I already over the phase when I believed in every rubbish what I read. Now I rather believe in my logic and experience. Of course there are people who can’t drink cow milk because of intolerance. But there is a goat milk, what might be much better for these folks. About the osteoporosis : More than decade ago my mum as a 68 y old woman decided to avoid any dairy products. Two years later she developed so severe osteoporosis, she couldn’t stand straight. Three of her vertebraes collapsed. This happened despite her taking calcium tablets. When she broke her femur, three months later we buried her. She never was big milk drinker but the big change to worse came after when she completely eradicated dairy from her diet. So your theory doesn’t fit on her.

  31. erlinda siaton September 28, 2015, 6:47 pm


  32. ed September 28, 2015, 10:47 am

    All you have to do is search for “Natural Ph buffers in humans” to quickly discover that bicarbonate and phosphate are the Ph neutralizing buffers within the human body… NOT calcium.

    Its also important to note that the blood Ph is extremely fragile, and with extremely severe consequence if it is to change (namely death). The human body does not gamble in this way. The bloods Ph is not neutralized once off balance. This inherently implies the blood was allowed to be skewed off balance in the first place. Our body, such as our kidneys neutralize our internal Ph BEFORE it affects our blood PH. This is why urine Ph changes, symbolizing functioning kidneys. The link here


    covers debunking the osteoporosis caused by milk myth with properly substantiated and sourced scientific studies which this article significantly lacks. It has a clever logic stream which why it seems convincing however it simply is not true,

    Milk isn’t massively healthy and is mucus forming etc. However it might not even be acid forming and certainly doesn’t leach calcium from the bones. Even exercise causes the build up of (lactic) acid in our bodies. Do you really think it would be an advantageous evolutionary response to sap our bone strength to combat this?

    I’m glad i researched further before being mislead by this internet propaganda as it is a very convincing argument at first glance. However definitely not true.

  33. Brittany September 23, 2015, 12:11 pm

    I wish there were more ppl educated about the effects of milk. I stopped drinking it around 21 my body no longer accepted it so I listened and now I know why.

  34. Owen Jones September 22, 2015, 7:13 am

    So I know that its not the best drink for you and that it depletes your calcium, increase fracture risk and many other ‘bad things’, but I’m guessing that one of you mentioned the fact that Humans are the only species that mass drinks another animals milk, and its true, But we are also the only species to consume alcohol, drugs, and medicine. All other species on earth can live perfectly fine without the help of another and without machines, so why do we? Why do we find it more important to use the earth’s natural resources and destroy them to make things that we hardly use. We kill millions of animals each day to suit our needs, and how many humans die form animals? So please just go and think, become a vegetarian and just stop hurting animals, please

    • Sian October 27, 2015, 7:48 pm

      Animals consume fermented fruits (alcohol) medicines ( herbs, tree bark etc) and mind altering drugs.

      • Sian October 27, 2015, 7:50 pm

        Mind altering drugs from hallucogenic plants

    • Michael Bren September 22, 2015, 1:24 pm

      You ask why???

      Well, the human analog of most animals’ lives would be, on average, living to be about 27 and being eaten by something or an even earlier death from a horrible accident. Is that the world you want to live in?

      On a side note: I find it ironic that your Luddite tendencies have led you to an Internet forum to express your opinions. Do you see the disconnect there???

    • Jones Jones September 22, 2015, 7:16 am

      Btw feel free to roast me

  35. Derek September 21, 2015, 10:45 pm

    I have been told that magnesium is necessary for the proper absorption of calcium, a diet rich in magnesium, along with drinking milk would be a healthy diet adjustment, would it not ?

    • Janet October 30, 2015, 6:07 pm

      Magnesium is needed for calsium absorption. However, 90% of Americans are magnesium deficient. One of the major warning signs of deficiency is leg cramps and restless leg syndrome. Do the doctors treat these with magnesium? Of course not!! Magnesium is a natural substance and therefore—it cannot be patented. Doctors only treat “dis-ease” with patented synthetic substances (that are owned by Big Pharma) and those modified substances cause other diseases in need of being “treated.” The bottom line is….that natural substances have the potential to heal sickness whereas synthetic substances have the potential to exploit sickness. This is what this article is attempting to have us do!! Skip the natural substances so they can hook you into taking their patented Big Pharma drugs for a life of sicknesses!! No thank you!!

      • Theodore November 23, 2015, 7:05 am


        It’s good to know that some people can still think for themselves! Thank you for sharing!

  36. not_buying_it September 21, 2015, 12:57 pm

    better off to become adept at listening to your body and go with what your body tells you than to listen to any doctor. everyone’s body is different. what works for you may not work for someone else.

    last week they were telling us eggs were bad for you. this week they tell us eggs are good for you. and next week, you guessed it, they will be telling us again how eggs are bad for you.

    I’ve never seen worse flip flopping in my life. It’s like they do it just to stay relevant, but don’t realize that they are throwing their credibility out the window.

    doctor smoctor.

  37. not_buying_it September 21, 2015, 12:53 pm

    what a bunch of non-sense. protein is extremely beneficial. many neurotransmitters are synthesized from amino acids. this “doctor” needs to go back to school.

  38. john doe September 20, 2015, 11:52 am

    Terrific article, but please learn the difference between “insure” and “ensure”. Very common mistake.

  39. A September 19, 2015, 3:28 pm

    All food is bad for you when you think about it. Most foods we eat are acidic and you know what that means? Our teeth aren’t has strong has they once were. Most of the studies show when we drink to much milk it’s bad but milk is not bad in general

  40. A September 19, 2015, 2:38 pm

    Drinking cows milk is nothing new

  41. A September 19, 2015, 2:35 pm

    Here are both sides of the argument for and against milk. Milk is not bad for you. On fact humans been drinking milk for a long time it’s not a recent thing at all

    I mean ancient times people drank milk so why is it bad now? You can’t over do it

    • JON CONSTABLE September 21, 2015, 12:57 pm

      As they said. It is bad now, because of all the changes they do to it over the last 100 years. It doesn’t get bottled straight out the cow anymore.

  42. Jo September 17, 2015, 11:07 am

    This is interesting. Should I give up cheese, yougurt, butter and ice cream too?

  43. zane September 12, 2015, 9:06 pm

    I researched milk for a reason which I can only guess is why the rest of you did.

    I noticed when I drink milk (usually 1 or 2%) I get tired compared to water, gatorade etc.

    Milk does not give you energy, it drains it.

    If milj is so good for you wouldn’t it make more sense to milk women than cows so we get the natural benefits nature provides exclusively for humans or mayby milking monkeys would be closer than cows. Why cows? I don’t eat like a cow, why do I drink from a cow? Simply because I was raised to do so. Man was once raised to believe the world was flat.

  44. Chris September 9, 2015, 6:55 pm

    This is the biggest lie I’ve ever read…I’ve been drinking milk my whole life and not one broken bone….and I live a very adventurous life…

    • george September 13, 2015, 11:18 pm

      Wake up Chris. You aren’t a baby cow- you have no use for cows milk.

      • Theodore November 23, 2015, 7:17 am

        How is it that BILLIONS of people can tolerate something bad for so long?

        Well it’s simply FALSE! I’miss a meat eating, milk drinking timber faller. I’ve almost been killed several times. LISTEN TO ME WHEN I’M TELLING YOU THIS; I’ve broken a toe and a finger, and separated both shoulders. I’ve been battered around enough in 28 years to know that cows milk didn’t hurt me. It helped me. I’ve worked with men who are DEAD now from getting slammed by widowmakers & spring poles. I’ve felt both. I had a sprung tree catch the left side of my head and KNOCKED MY ASS FIFTEEN FEET INTO THE AIR, no injurys… my boss saw it happen and was sure that aims was dead. I’ve had 2 widowmakers torpedo my head with enough force to drive & split aluminium all the way to my skull. My meat eating, milk drinking family elders are all living into their 90s. There IS such a thing as getting tough…

      • Isaac September 14, 2015, 2:32 pm

        Gaining muscle mass is a reason.

  45. trevor Delasalle September 1, 2015, 5:50 pm

    The world needs weening.

  46. Mojeaux23 August 29, 2015, 7:33 pm

    References please

  47. KADER August 26, 2015, 11:18 am

    Milk has some pharmaceutical benefits especially in homeopathic systems. Sugar of milk, the chief vehicle used in homeopathy is extracted from whey. Phosphorus in it is negligible.

  48. mh August 26, 2015, 10:31 am

    The news that dairy is not good for humans is over 100 years old. Cows don’t drink it after their calves are weaned. Add to that that the milk producing cow stays in a state of pregnancy while on hormones and antibiotics makes this article even more relevant to our time. Dairy is a huge industry ( and like tobacco ) has gone to great lengths to deceive the public, My children have asthma and the doctor advised me against milk when they were small. That is 35 years ago! Thank you for spreading the news!

  49. LW August 25, 2015, 7:08 am

    Lets be clear. Human milk is meant for humans. Cows milk is meant for cows. It is literally NOT meant for us to be drinking, its not natural. Thats all there is to say about it.

    • Florida September 4, 2015, 5:38 pm

      All that I can say about that is….. moooooo!

  50. Pg August 24, 2015, 8:13 pm

    Where are the references to these studies which are mentioned, which supposedly support these claims. I would like to verify what this person is saying. Without them this is utter and complete speculation and bro science. EXAMPLE: A study has shown milk will give you super powers and eventually allow you to fly, there I can do that also.

    • Pg August 24, 2015, 8:22 pm

      ADDITION 2002 American Society for Clinical Nutrition (, 2002) States “Children who avoid drinking cow milk have low dietary calcium intakes and poor bone health1,2,3”. Tada for every study there will be a reverse study to say flat out that it milk is debunked is an outrageous statement. Correlation is not causation.

      • cathie September 3, 2015, 11:38 am

        HAHAH I don’t trust the AMA, FDA or big pharma.. Who led these studies? Who funded them- wouldn’t have been milk manufacturers would it? What was the overall health of these children? Poor nutrition leads to poor health.. That study is BS.

        Bottom line, cow milk is for calves.

  51. Hala August 24, 2015, 5:51 pm

    But if I drink two cups of milk ( 400ml) one in the morning and another in the evening! Is it bad for my health or bones? I really want to know

    • Jen C. September 13, 2015, 8:56 pm

      This article makes sense for some but not others, however, I suggest you go with how you feel. If you feel that the evidence being presented, that cows wean and never again drink milk, makes sense, go with it. Also, human babies don’t naturally wean until–get this–an average of about 5 years old around the world, and then they don’t all continue to drink large amounts of cow’s milk. In first world countries, the children are given “artificial baby milk” which is milk from cows mixed with fructose corn syrup and many not so wonderful ingredients. However, most people don’t think that they had this when they were babies either, and then continue their lives eating a lot of dairy. Some will be ok, and some will have some issues. The question is, what do you think? It really doesn’t matter what the masses say, only what you believe is right for you.

    • Alyssa August 27, 2015, 6:02 pm

      It isn’t bad for your bones. She sites no articles, she has no scientific references for this, and she has a masters of art, so no background in science. The sad thing about the internet is anyone can post anything they want, even if they have no credentials to do so. I have a degree in research in nutrition. Milk is not bad for you.

      • Robert Kindelan November 12, 2015, 9:46 pm

        Milk from grain fed cows, given antibiotics, growth hormones and die at age three to four, plus their milk is high in harmful bacteria, is not stuff to drink, but stuff to reject. However, there is something called Ancient milk, A2 from Jersey and Guernsey cows is easy to digest, but most milk is from cows who should be raised for meat rather than a source of milk. Raw milk from cows raised on pasture and milked with care not to introduce bad bacteria is the way to go if milk is drunk, but never too much, maybe a cup, at most, per day, better yet, a cup every three days. Yes milk is somewhat exotic to human digestion compatibility, but it does have an opiate effect, and whether that matters or not, I don’t know. The stuff to never allow in our diet is processed food, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, agave, aspartame, and anything with a list of ingredients with words hard to pronounce let alone expect our gut to welcome and digest, it doesn’t and it can’t. People who don’t show peer review references have an opinion that may last for an hour, a day or longer, but unless they know the science and are willing to share it and submit at least an abbreviated reference, not once, but as in Nora Gedgaudas’s book, Primal Body, Primal Mind, she has 130 references. Still, that’s not enough since the book is over 350 pages long and anything we eat, do, think, lose, gain, hate, love, share, steal, etc., once submitted, will have detractors, supporters, a nit of each or none at all. Find the best and most accurate source, for instance, Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD and neurological surgeon who like several other neurological surgeons, found little satisfaction prescribing drugs that did more harm than good and went alternative as opposed to allopathic, the latter being the lowest form of medicine. We’d be better off, at least 250,000 of those killed at the hands of hospital or medical errors each year, deferring and referring to Gedgaudas or Blaylock’s of the world rather than a doctor with a pencil ready to prescribe or pick up his knife and cut out what shouldn’t be cut out, as doctors once did removing the adrenal glands, whereby the poor creature who just lost his or her adrenal glands promptly died minutes later, or maybe an hour or two. The call that “practicing” medicine, but since we have to sign a waiver in case the doctor screws up or one of the medical staff does, they are held accountable. It’s a case of “Buyer beware,” you might lose your life to one of those overworked maniacs.

      • Zihara September 28, 2015, 4:28 am

        I agree , milk is not bad?? nowadays more n more people specially young children n women r suffering from dental problems, back pain, leg pain n other bone related problems.i just wonder what could b the reason? Doctors keep advising to take more dairy products to get required calcium?

  52. Mayavin August 22, 2015, 6:57 am

    Interesting article, as I read it in bed with my right leg up healing a fractured ankle 😉

    I am no fan of milk, especially the pasteurized, Monsanto-treated one, but I wonder – if the problem you mention with the loss of Calcium is not solved by simple urinotherapy.

    Drinking your own urine, if one observes a diet free of meat, alcohol, tobacco, medication, is a highly beneficial thing – helping to maintain state of health and help curing numerous maladies. In case of milk it seems to me it would prevent the loss of Calcium, because you would simply absorb it again.

    A solution worth considering, since one could instead of rejecting something outright, just solve the problem and keep the good stuff :)

    • John August 29, 2015, 10:19 am

      Yeah! How about eating your own shit? Just get the good stuff out of it! Plus, you will save $$

      • Isaac September 14, 2015, 2:35 pm


  53. 123 August 19, 2015, 1:14 pm

    “once calves are weaned, they never drink milk again. And the same applies to every mammalian species on this planet”
    just gave milk to my 12 yo dog and 7yo cats. they drank it. now i’m questioning if they are normal or not. better grab that shotgun

    • Sian October 27, 2015, 7:55 pm

      But you gave them the milk. They wouldn’t generally go and suckle a cows teat themselves. Nor would humans.

    • Michael September 21, 2015, 5:19 pm

      “just gave milk to my 12 yo dog and 7yo cats. they drank it.” – You really shouldn’t. Giving cats milk in large quantities could actually lead to very serious health issue. Don’t believe the old wives’ tale of a saucer of milk for kitty. Mammals begin to stop producing lactase, which processes the lactose in milk, once they stop ingesting milk. Without lactase lactose cannot be processed – think lactose intolerant.

    • HeyNow August 21, 2015, 6:04 pm

      You totally missed the point. Mammals do not drink from their mother once they are weaned. Of course your pets will drink the cow’s milk from the store, just as humans do, but they, nor we, benefit from it…..

  54. Stephen August 14, 2015, 3:48 pm

    There is so much misinformation in this article, it’s pretty mind boggling. Milk does not cause acidosis, and there have been studies about this topic also. milk pH is 6.3 to 6.8, only slightly acidic. Your body does not need to work too hard to neutralize milk as it does other beverages, all of which are more acidic except for water. This post goes through the information on this post quite well

    • Fred August 18, 2015, 11:35 pm

      Stephen, the science cited in this article is sound. It’s a very good article. The only “misinformation” that I find to be of concern is what you have offered with your “mind boggling” inclusion of a link to the blog of a “3rd generation dairy farmer.” I question your objectivity.

      I honestly feel that you are offering disinformation. I find your post to be dishonest.

      • Cathie September 3, 2015, 11:44 am

        I totally agree. Most proponents of milk have some kind of monetary investment in it. I bet a lot of these studies are funded by large milk suppliers.

        Could you imagine what would happen to the dairy industry if all of the sudden everyone would stop drinking milk? The money lost?

      • Andrea August 23, 2015, 2:26 pm

        The author conveniently only cited the parts that agreed with her opinion and left the rest out.

        • Poc August 24, 2015, 6:46 pm

          I agree, Andrea. Where are the links/references to the “numerous” and “scientific” studies that were conducted to show that the consumption of milk accelerates calcium depletion?

  55. Andi August 14, 2015, 12:48 am

    Everything is bad for us even the fluoride laced water. You will die accept it and live.

  56. Sindy August 13, 2015, 10:35 am

    see the way i see this humans have been drinking milk a long time. and only in the last50 years are we unhealthy as we are. bth my grandparent living into there 90s my gran 92 and my gandfather 96 currently.

    they drink milk in cooking. my gran is itiallion . so yes she has the knolage of the lifestyle from there. she lallways cooked with fresh food and even gutted her own raw fish from supermarkets.

    my gran got breast cancer at 90. but she went on the theropy that shrinks it with pills. the tumour did not grow it sharnk by 2/3rds
    she got osterioperosis when she was 90 and it degraded her fast. but that was her age.

    I am 2 and i hve scoliosis its 45* which is pretty bad. some say its linked with poor calcuim but nowhere does that concept make sence. my spine is not brittle. its growing wrong (and btw the curve is extreamly tight only 3 of my top thoracic) i never new i had it untill 22 when i started getting backache. it was aready suvere. i find whenever i add a little more milk in my diet the pain stops. this is certinly true because i am in practically n pain. i am not recieving psyio or anything for it.

    my friend is a beautitin. and he has beauitful silky skin and soft feet. he tells me. milk is great n your face it will take the oil off it and make it plump. he uses olive oil on his feet (so do the greeks btw)
    Queen cleopatra used to bathe herself in milk, yes it was probabbly goats perhaps i will change over

    but i really dont see any actualy evidence in humans that it is harmful. if you have cancer tho do not drink it. diry interacts with cells when there reforming and can cause them to become cancerous. but this alone will no cause cancer. you will need to do something else to set it off ( such as DNA or lifestyle)

    i eat alot of veg (alot) maybe 9 a day when i feel like it
    not because it is GOOD for me, but because i enjoy it i eat crap too whenever i want but thats rare. i do not eat any chocolate anymore and have dramaticlly cut my refined sugar. instead i eat dark chocolate.

    the lat thing i will say
    if you are unwell because you eat dairy. it is not because dairy is bad. it is because of thhe lactose alergy you have
    your body is sensitive to it. ask you gp about DE SENSIYZATION
    i am intolerant to fish except tuna and bonito. i used to eat fish alot. i am gradully bringing it back into my diet. as i love japanese food. but never will be able to eat crab or dancing squid again… well maybe 1 day

    now somepeople say your animals dont eat processed shit. this isnt true. my cat will eat a micro burger if i give her a bit. i dont do it alot i never give her dairy except maybe eggs. but she doesnt eat the anywy. cats are lactose intolerant. you can give them lactose FREE milk. or buy the wiskas milk at supermarkets.

    stop being paranid if you get cancer its not because of dairy. why dont you all just get that dna test and fin out what ur likley to get
    But certinly reducing your milk itake to only when nesscesery will help

    people say chhese and yoghurt is bad. do you realise how amzingly good for your inside and skin yoghurt is. if people ate more organic yoghurt theyd live a hell of a lot longer. and the french have been eating blue bacteria rich cheese for hundres of years.

    Fuk this study its full 0f illogical flaws

    • Billy Bill August 20, 2015, 1:55 am

      Your exclusion of random letters throughout this comment is clearly con purpose and clearly amazing. You are like the Shakespeare of the those who can’t give a fuk.

  57. Ed August 5, 2015, 2:46 am

    I’m now 50. UK citizen. It’s really funny, but the whole of my life, as far back as I can remember, every time I was given milk to drink or put it in drinks or on cereals etc, I got mucous forming in my mouth – not a little – A LOT. I also noticed that yoghurt didn’t give me so strong reaction, but cheese also gave me that reaction.

    As a result, I naturally started to drink/ use it less and less, but still had it in other things and ate cheese. I just thought I was weird.

    Then when 20, I got seriously ill, with Ulcerative Colitis, and noticed that I couldn’t digest milk and milk products at all anymore, even thought the doctors kept on saying drink milk!

    Finally, I did some ‘alternative medicine’ research that said dairy was not recommended for people with my kind of disease, and I cut it out altogether.

    Since then, I went on a long journey, and today my diet is practically (traditional) Chinese, and vegetarian. I also use energy medicine and despite all the doctors saying I would never recover, and I would get cancer and must have surgery, and my life expectancy would be about 10 years (to age 30), I’m fully recovered. Still, if I try and drink milk etc, I get the same reaction, lots of mucous forming. Also, I have a similar reaction to sugar, which I didn’t notice so much before, but became clearer and clearer.

    Whilst other life style stuff and also controlling my emotions etc is the most important factor for me in health, diet is also very important.

    I know, from my own natural body reaction, milk, sugar, and so on is plain negative. Sheep and goat milk, and kefir, I can handle, but thanks for this great article. I want to keep strong bones and a healthy body, and live to be very old!!!

  58. Kyle August 3, 2015, 2:38 pm

    I am confused by the article, but only from personal experience. My cholesterol was high as well as a few other issues. I went on a high fat and lots of milk diet. My bad cholesterol is lower than it ever has been. I feel “good”. But who knows….I don’t…one article I read something is bad for me, click another link or read another book and they say its the best thing for me…….with everyone being able to put information out there, we end up more confused than when we started. Also, each side points to “studies”. …..I’m just gonna drink my milk and gamble with it. my grandma drank milk everyday and lived to 83. Not sure if that’s great or not but……who knows. Got Milk?

  59. Josh August 2, 2015, 8:51 am

    oh yeah, i drink it a lot. im healthy, no bones broken ever, cholesterol perfect, lipids perfect, hdl (good cholesterol) amazingly high as it should be, and ldl (bad) is exceptionally low. blood pressure perfect, ekg on heart perfect, blood sugar perfect, also, i hate vegetables, i ear fast food A LOT, and fry nearly everything. so yeah, at 36 years old this is how i have eaten. so put that in your agenda and stuff it.

    • Sian October 27, 2015, 8:00 pm

      Your only 36. Very young.

    • Steffani August 9, 2015, 9:59 pm

      You are 36 years young!!!… Keep eating like you are and see what your body is like at 56.

    • Corinne August 2, 2015, 1:38 pm

      Hi Josh, the key words: “at 36” — I would have said the same then. Not that you will necessarily ever have problems: not all heavy smokers get cancer. People end up getting agendas when they develop serious health problems, agendas that can be helpful to others. Not saying that all health advice is right, but why not try compassion and open mindedness?

  60. Bob Burrows August 1, 2015, 2:06 pm

    Just read your article … how do you respond to this info?

    • cathie September 3, 2015, 11:51 am

      what article? Some ramblings by who know what? I don’t trust the AMA or FDA – their agenda is simple- profit at any expense.

      I’d have to do a bit more research to see who funded this study….bet it’s someone tied to the milk industry.

    • MEL August 5, 2015, 5:37 pm

      at the end of the fake story…

      SUPER link! thank you so much.

  61. johannes July 31, 2015, 5:35 am

    Everybody on this planet are in some or other way eating unhealthy food,inhaling bad air,and drinking water with some chemicals in it.I agree that we do not need milk cheese or any dairy whatsoever….there is enough other foods to choose from……its up to the individual to choose. It ultimately boils down to your own constitution .Some folks smoke and get old others die of cancer etc. But I can assure you that anything you buy in a box ,packet ,or container will have some preservatives in it. Look at the ingredients next time you buy soy,almond ,rice or yoghourt or whatever ….it will have some sort of unnatural ingredients.The only way to go is natural and that itself is hardly possible in the world we live in.Humans are different to animals those very eastern nations who dont consume milk eat spiders insects snakes etc and get old. What i am trying to say is just choose a middle path and keep moderation in mind and if you are genetically blessed ….and you constitution is strong ,then you will probably die old despite drinking milk or eating rice or insects every day.Problem today is everybody wants to be right and preach their gospel to the world out there.The food,healthfood,pharmaceutical companies,medical profession etc is a money making racket today Anything touched by human hands and modified is probably bad for you.Try to eat natural if you can …

    • aj August 19, 2015, 11:25 am

      very well said. the world and the things we consume have turned synthetic.

  62. Jeanne July 30, 2015, 12:00 am

    Just food for thought, not sure which side of the fence I’m on but I don’t like the taste of milk so I don’t drink it but I love cheese. The argument that we are the only animal to drink other animal’s milk is not true, there are many times ‘foster’ mothers will suckle abandoned and orphaned animals, granted not for their entire lives. Also, we are the only animals that cook our food, and even though a lot of people that believe in the raw food diet, I’m not eating steak tartar, although I do love sushi.

  63. Joe Antony July 28, 2015, 9:05 am

    I just want to mention one point here. Every other mammal drinks milk only in the initial period of its life, we are the only mammal who drink milk that to another species’ milk throughout the life, doesn’t this sound crazy? Ask these basic questions. How human being is able to digest lactose in infancy and the same ability is gone once grown up? Once we start to eat whole food we should stop drinking milk, that is the design that is common sense. Drinking another species’ milk throughout one’s life is nothing but absurd. Those who are supporting drinking milk should be ready to kneel down and suck the nipples of the cow, eventually that’s what we are doing.

    • Richard August 1, 2015, 8:15 pm

      Yes, we are probably the only mammal to drink milk beyond the initial stages of our lives; but that is because we can do it — other mammals can’t. We are the only mammals to cook our food, too. But, again, that is because we can do it. And let’s remember that in zoos humans feed other mammals milk for all of their lives. It is our technology that allows us to do many things the other mammals can’t. It is our technology that also allows us to determine whether these “unnatural” things we do are healthy. And despite all these supposedly unnatural things we are doing, the average life expectancy of humans in industrialized societies continues to rise.

      • cathie September 3, 2015, 11:53 am

        Yes the life expectancy continues to rise, because we pump the elderly full of pills, organ transplants etc. It’s not natural…take away the pills and we’d start dropping like flies.

      • Haley August 8, 2015, 10:00 am

        milk causes a high risk for cancer. So be cause we CAN drink it, that means we should? So then we should smoke crack and inject heroin too then, right?

        • Billy Bill August 20, 2015, 2:36 am

          Everything in too much consumption can cause cancer – even the sun. Yes. The life-sustaining, indispensable to our existence sun, will kill you if you are exposed to it for too long, and much quicker than milk. Cancer is natures way of keeping life on this planet balanced. There is no cure for cancer as if such thing were discovered we would be defying the laws of nature and trust me, we will become extinct long before that ever happens. Using the “it causes cancer” card to justify the complete 100% abstinence of anything is ill advisable to say the least. As explained, cancer is what keeps balance. If we consume one thing too much we will cause imbalance in our life and risk getting cancer. But, like a seesaw, this also works the other way. By abstaining too much from one thing you will again cause an imbalance in your life, which risks being met with cancer. Life is about balance, balance with everything, good and evil, black and white, up and down, acidic and pH balanced, natural and synthetic, bipedal mammal and quadrupedal mammal, mammal and non-mammal, etc. Oh, can’t forget the balance between information you receive that sounds legit and information you receive that feels legit. How do we know when such a balance is met? I don’t know. Communicating with your body? Consuming things and paying attention to how you feel in a completely objective space or state of mind. Sounds like a whole lifestyle thing. Hmmmmm, I am going to research this more. Sounds interesting. Anyways, cancer is not bad, just nature.

  64. Brad July 26, 2015, 7:43 pm

    I stopped drinking ‘pasteurized’ cow milk about 2 years ago…. and have been drinking raw goat’s milk ever since. I’m very pleased with the switch and would/will no longer ever go back to ‘pasteurized’ milk/dairy, as I believe it applies to what this article is pointing out. But I’m trying to ascertain where ‘raw’ milk fits into all of this. Raw milk is far superior, in my opinion/research, but perhaps even ‘raw’ milk products are unnecessary. ???? Anybody have an opinion on this?

  65. Mummy July 25, 2015, 2:58 pm

    People are looking for references.

    Would be good to be able to delete those extreme comments and try to stick to a sensible debate. No need for dramatics. As with most (but not all!) things in life, a little does no harm and if nothing else, maybe substituting some of our milk consumption with alternatives will improve our nutritional variety and lessen the environmental impact in the process.

  66. Giovanni July 23, 2015, 9:13 pm

    I grew up on a dairy. It always amazed me how many sick cows get milked, knowingly. Cows filter everything out of our polluted environment, including radioactive hot particles. It’s a fact that Amerca consumes more dairy products, than any other country but has the most illnesses.
    I mix, equal parts, coconut, soy and almond milk. I wouldn’t use anything else, on my cereal. I love the flavor and the health benefits. I will never go back to milk. I occasionally eat Greek yogurt, with fresh fruit.
    Watch some of the great food documentaries, such as Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. American food is causing a very sick nation. We are all sheeple and resist change, even for our own survival…..

    • Kalel October 2, 2015, 4:21 am

      America has the most illness because of a combination of factors like consuming too much fast food, not getting sufficient exercise, etc. and not just dairy products. I’m asian and where I live, I don’t know a single person who doesn’t consume dairy but I don’t see fat and sick people all the time, most people are of healthy weights. But yes I agree that American food is causing a very sick nation; honestly I was shocked when I learnt about how many fast food chains there are there.

  67. Bran Jackson July 21, 2015, 12:44 pm

    How is it I have yet to brake a bone and I drink milk? I am highly active in football, baseball, and golf. I have done some stupid crap and I have yet fracture or dislocate a bone. Now how would you bring in a scientific stand point on that.

    • Holly July 29, 2015, 3:02 am

      Well, first of all, judging by your spelling, you sound like you’re still young enough to have plenty of time to *break* or fracture something.
      Secondly, smoking causes cancer. Yet, not every smoker has or will ever have cancer. So, your point is invalid.

    • Anne July 21, 2015, 9:14 pm

      How old are you, if you read the comments in the article, It’ll affect you later on, with “Higher” chances of bone fractures and calcium deficiency. You wouldn’t start noticing until you hit 40 but even then you’re still too young to have these illnesses.

      The underlying point is, if you want to avoid having problems during your later years you “Should”, avoid milk! It’s not even about delaying the onset of osteoporosis, rather eliminating this kind of physical illness.

  68. Steve July 20, 2015, 11:04 pm

    Hahaha if this were true I’d have no bones left! I used to drink a gallon of milk every 2 days. What a bunch of hogwash. Our bodies are amazing things and quite capable of dealing with a little extra protein (all 8g per cup)! I bet you drink Alkaline water and think salt is harmful to a healthy adult with no heart issues.

  69. Sweber661 July 15, 2015, 6:56 am

    The author of this article is NOT a doctor, and is NOT qualified to be offering medical advice. Here is an article debunking every piece of blatant disinformation that this article contains.

    • vredt August 4, 2015, 4:45 pm

      one would have to ignore this study based upon the omission :
      “systemic PH is not influenced by diet”
      not only is everything else in this write-up just a vague disclaimer against the health detriments of milk, it tries to say that “you are in fact NOT what you eat” and that your diet has nothing to do with the ph of your body. udder bulsch.

      the effects of milk are instantly noticeable to those with a high vibrational, clean diet. it slows the metabolics down, takes away and makes numb, the healing property of the plant-based superfoods already working in the body (cause that’s what you are supposed to be eating).

      are you really that fond of your childhood, baby-level preferences?
      wake up, grow up, try some new things, stop your own ritual suicides, inform yourself, look into your own mind and heart, know what is good for you, not just pleasing to the memory/convenience/familiar taste buds you’ve been holding onto for sooooo long.

      obviously these scientists, who do not back up the claims of expecting you to believe and be intimidated by their scientific reasoning/jargon, offering no real information, just negating the probability that “you are in fact exactly what you consume” and most likely an advert of the milk industry ( a corporation that keeps people from developing their taste-buds) are contrary, condescent assholes.

      milk… s’just a low vibrational product and this abstract mentioned nothing of the growth hormones or the verification that insulin which causes the cancer is not correlated.
      it’s bulsch, but if you had a clean diet, you drink milk or any product with milk, usually another cheap, shit-quality product.. you can tell what is happening in your body based on the electricity in your spine!
      it’s blocks the circulation and conductivity of spiritual electricity in the body like liquid lead slowing down the blood coursing thru veins.

      give up those crappy comfort foods, they all contain milk – and they all impair your nervous system, keeping you numb and prone to injury, disease, and infection!

      develop your adult taste-buds already!

      learn to feel the subtle energy in your body, circulating, it’s the only connection to god and the universe you’ll ever have in this lifetime!

      don’t just believe some write-up that says “no” without any quantifying qualitative analysis on product comparison!

      we’re all one, so if your still drinking this swill and eating crappy, you’re fuggin’ it up for the rest of us awaiting the mutual connectivity to the collective consciousness!

    • Rob July 20, 2015, 10:07 am

      How can you be so ignorant as to disregard a study that has vast amounts of evidence that proves milk is bad… You are one of those people who believes whatever the news, facebook and all forms of media propagate. Take personal health into consideration instead of denying a factual study that has been proven countless times.

    • Rob July 20, 2015, 10:07 am

      How can you be so ignorant as to disregard a study that has vast amounts of evidence that proves milk is bad… You are one of those people who believes whatever the news, facebook and all forms of media propagate. Take personal health into consideration instead of denying a factual study that has been proven countless times..

  70. Sweber661 July 15, 2015, 6:50 am

    You both attack cows milk for it’s supposed “proven link” to osteoporosis and bone damage(despite having absolutely zero studies, nor empirical evidence to back up such a blatantly ignorant statement), AND promote the consumption of soy, a “food product” that has been linked to almost EVERY major cancer and thyroid disorder known to man. If you wouldn’t mind explaining: were you dropped on your head, or are you just THAT retarded?

  71. Steve July 13, 2015, 6:35 am

    Milk is amazing.

    • Stephen July 15, 2015, 1:47 am

      why would you say such a thing?

  72. Steve July 13, 2015, 6:34 am

    i smell idiots

  73. Ed Idoks July 10, 2015, 2:23 pm

    I feel all the idiots below who cannot accept the truth that anything which can eye you or call you Daddy or any product from these is bad for a human; should wake up and ask where the animals get the protein and calcium they need to grow strong and survive? Wake up and get a life. Because dairy and animal products are stealing your life from you. Nice truths Vivian..

    • Lorraine July 10, 2015, 2:28 pm

      Ed I quite agree with you. Folk you should Google Prof Walter Veith and read and watch what he has to say on these same subjects of Dairy Animal products and diet. Well said Ed and nice article Vivian…

      • Sarah September 30, 2015, 8:51 am

        thank you smart people for telling the truth. milk is terrible bad for you and tastes discusting.

      • Rishith July 19, 2015, 2:39 am

        These comments need to have a like button.

        • zack August 9, 2015, 12:39 pm

          sorry this prof veith character is a wacko. not sure why anyone would believe someone with such a narrow view of the world (and an anti semite to boot…)

  74. Jonathan July 7, 2015, 3:45 pm

    I agree milk is defiantly bad for you and causes a lot of mucus in the body which then allows for diseases illnesses etc to form within our bodies plus its very acidic. also the reason why the western world has such high cancer rates is the amount of milk ,cheese and meat we consume its never in moderation compared to places like china and Africa.
    BOTTOMLINE the western world is greedy and that’s why god has punished us with so many illnesses.

    • Billy Bill August 20, 2015, 2:39 am

      You just used the word “defiant”, a word that implies intention, to describe milk, something that may not have the mental capabilities to intend. Interesting. You may be onto something here.

    • Andrew July 28, 2015, 1:19 am

      Its funny how smart people think they are because they heard something from someone else.

    • george July 10, 2015, 11:08 pm

      God does Not punish us for drinking milk!That’s a stupid comment!!!

    • Jonathan July 7, 2015, 3:57 pm

      What you must also take into consideration is diets. In these countries where there are lower instance rates of cancer and other dairy related illness they tend to have a more organic diet; ie eating native fruits and vegetables grown locally opposed to lots of protein in more industrialized nations. This also links to cancer incident rates. In America life expectancy rate went DOWN from what it was in the past. This is because of poor eating habits, chemicals, gmo foods milk, etc not diagnosed in elderly but in an alarmingly increasing number of age ranges that should be healthy otherwise. To say poor detection is the reason of disparity among numbers and average life span is to ignore other scientific, quantifiable data that exists to the contrary. It is directly tied in to food systems, agricultural processes, toxins and added dna fragments to plant species in order to yield more desirable results on a profitability landscape. Do not brush these aside while compiling data and adhere biases propagated by the uneducated or poorly educated.

  75. Brenda July 7, 2015, 12:20 pm

    Doesn’t this imply that cheese is unhealthy? If so, what’s a good replacement for cheese?
    Plus, thank you for this article. I plan on resorting to soy and almond milk. I’m definitely sharing this with friends!

    • Zac July 30, 2015, 4:21 am

      I would try vegan cheese! Some people dont like it, but I tend to like it more than real cheese.

    • Stephen July 15, 2015, 1:40 am

      Replacement for cheese? How about just cut it out entirely? I know that it tastes good, but now – considering the validity of this article – we have no excuse to consume dairy for it’s “nourishment”, why would we consume it at all? It isn’t good for you, and there are few replacements that accurately represent cheese. I know that some people have tried brewer’s yeast – I’m not sure if this is a cheese replacement, per say, but I know some people use it to replace cheese. This doesn’t mean it tastes like cheese…I dunno, I encourage you to go try it out! They carry it at Whole Foods Market, I believe

  76. ptfjjj July 3, 2015, 10:12 pm

    I’ve always been suspicious of the government’s claim that bovine dairy is necessary for human health. Those of you that are so convinced that it is so are basically brainwashed by the government and the dairy industry. Just think about it, why would it be natural for us to consume the excretions of a different species? I don’t care which study you quote, you will never convince me that ANY bovine dairy product is necessary for human health. Just step back and look at this like I am a member of an advanced intelligent culture from another planet and convince me that it makes sense for you to, not only consume these products, but that you deem it a basic necessity.

    • Joe July 5, 2015, 11:13 pm

      I am a 23 year old male who drinks a lot of milk and have since childhood. My parents did too and it was just normal. I never thought it was necessary (or even “natural” but look around you, most of what we do today isn’t natural). Milk does contain many of the same basic nutrients every human needs to live, and is great for muscle gain due to its high protien and calorie level. I also genuinely really like the taste of dairy in general (cheese, milkshakes, icecream, etc).

      Before today, I didn’t seriously think milk was detrimental to my health. As a rational human being I am going to revelaute how much milk I drink, but I definitely need to do some more research before I stop drinking it completely because this seems to be a biased source. Certainly there has been scientific research that concluded milk has health benefits before these “recent studies”.

      • Stephen July 15, 2015, 1:46 am

        Hey there! If I could shed some light on the situation: Although he doesn’t have sources stated, everything is true. Milk is incredibly bad for you. Notice your phrasing: “nutrients”. Do humans eat nutrients? Yes, but through the medium of FOOD. Many scientific studies reveal that indeed protein is good for you, as is calcium (two major buzzwords when it comes to milk). Although, we mustn’t view milk as the nutrients that it contains. If we do this, of course we can be convinced of its nourishment capabilities. Although, humans eat food, not nutrients, so we must consider milk AS a food. The harmfulness of milk is a reality.

        I encourage you to check out these sources:
        The China Study (T. Colin Campbell, PhD)
        Eat To Live (Joel Fuhrman, M.D.)

        Those are just two sources, but I’m sure the facts you’ll find in those books will convince you.

        • cza July 30, 2015, 8:38 pm

          the china study has had several key points debunked and has also shown that points not agreeing with supported claims were left out.

          if this is your reasoning to why milk is bad i wold reconsider your disposition on the subject

          • Theodore November 23, 2015, 7:28 am

            People are fucking stupid.

  77. Kensei July 2, 2015, 10:42 am

    Here’s a link to an actually good article about WHY and WHAT milk is bad for you, by an actual doctor… Has no references but it’s short and straight to the point.

    TLDR: Drink raw milk, don’t drink processed.

    • PhD August 5, 2015, 3:45 pm

      The second you reference mercola all credibility is lost.

      • greg August 16, 2015, 3:14 am

        he’s a paleo nut,but he has a lot of interesting research if you are able to sort the good from bad and ignore his marketing spin.

  78. Kensei July 2, 2015, 10:28 am

    Wow…I can’t believe I just read through all of your crap. I don’t even feel the need for a counter-argument. With a wealth of information around the net, it’s clear that you made zero effort to cross-reference research.

  79. Jean Lawson July 1, 2015, 6:54 pm

    Wish I could occasionally see an online conversation that did not include profanity. It doesn’t suggest intelligence or wit. Anyway… If you want studies or evidence, read the China Study by T. Colin Campbell. I was prompted to read it after a possible diagnosis of MS or stroke. It has something like 35 pages of references to medical articles and scientific studies and they weren’t studies paid for by the meat or dairy industry or any pharmaceutical company. It convinced me that meat and dairy have wreaked havoc on the health of affluent societies and it’s only going to get worse. Changing my eating lifestyle was the right choice for me. My cholesterol dropped 45 pts. in only a month (to 154), my blood pressure has dropped to normal, I’m losing weight without trying, and I hope to soon be off all medication. After reading the evidence presented in that book, I personally decided dairy is more dangerous than meat. Excellent article, Vivian.

  80. Carol June 29, 2015, 9:00 am

    I stopped drinking milk several years ago when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. My PA told me to consume lots of dairy which was very poor advice. I also cut back on my cheese consumption significantly, and put Greek yogurt in my smoothies as it is a good probiotic. I have done research on dairy and animal products on bone health, and have come up with the same conclusion you have. Other studies have shown that milk can have negative consequences, other than bone health. The dairy industry needs to promote their product.

  81. jajajajaaj June 26, 2015, 8:27 pm

    milk is one of the oldest beneficiary elements of human well being. fuck this idiot and his laughable ”studies”

    • george July 10, 2015, 11:10 pm

      Yeah!!! Love your comments!!

    • george July 10, 2015, 11:02 pm

      Jonathan, God does not punish us for drinking milk.That is stupid!!

    • LBM June 30, 2015, 11:07 am

      Watch the documentary Forks Over Knives on Netflix.
      Numbers don’t lie. The documentary is slow but has lots of good info. It opened my eyes and I really like almond milk it doesn’t make my stomach hurt or make me feel congested.

  82. MD June 25, 2015, 8:44 pm

    I just love when people write “studies have shown…” but there are no links to said study. Seems legit………

  83. Bob June 21, 2015, 10:07 pm

    Full of shit

  84. Mike June 17, 2015, 1:29 am

    The author seems to think that analogies are applicable between species. What may appear plausible may not in fact be true. Case in point, vaccines seem unnatural, but its hard to argue that they save lives.

    People are making too much out of one thing she said: that people who consume milk are more likely to have fractures. What we should focus on is its negative. Are Asian populations, which are mostly lactose intolerant, suffering from a larger incidence of fracture than the general public? If not, than maybe their vegetable intake is providing them with enough calcium. Then the question would become “is it better to drink a glass of milk or a kale shake if both have the same amount of calcium?” I think it would be hard to argue that milk has as much micronutrients as kale blended with an orange, for example. In other words, what is the difference between a cup of milk and a sip of soda with a calcium pill?

    Please note that I’m not taking sides on this debate. Im just pointing out some flaws on both sides. Nevertheless, feel free to vilify me and call me names.

  85. Sarah June 11, 2015, 7:46 pm

    Here is an article I found while searching for scientific backing to this article. I personally am still going to drink milk as it has no adverse effect on me at present time and I still believe it is a good source of calcium. As I read through the comments many people talked about the cruelty cattle are put through in order for us to get milk, as far I know and see every day the cattle are well looked after, but saying that I live in Ireland where they roam free in the fields, I don’t know what it is like in other countries. I also know that the use of hormones is banned in EU countries so that does not effect us or our cattle. Maybe,and this is my own personal opinion no scientific research to back this up, it would be a good idea for research to be done on the difference between milk from EU countries such as Ireland, and milk from america where as far as I know hormones and large scale cattle breeding is common, and see if the nutritional value and effect on people is different. I still believe that milk and dairy is good for you but if definite proof with large scale scientific backing is presented I won’t disagree. I still think that bottom line the most important thing is that we get the recommend amount of calcium, if some people get it from dairy produce and some don’t it shouldn’t be an issue, it is everyone’s own personal choice what they do with their body and people shouldn’t try to change that. This article I found talks about both sides of the argument as well as calcium and what it does for your body and gives a list of all sources of its information. I think people should give it a read and stop to think is it really any of their business what other people do with there own body whether its eating dairy or not, or eating meat or not. I believe that you should follow your own choices and be happy with them no matter what others are doing. Be a witness not a judge, focus on yourself not others, listen to you heart not the crowd.

  86. Alexandra Barclay June 10, 2015, 6:51 pm

    I agree cows milk is bad for you- the studies over many years have shown that, but I drink raw goats milk, as I think it is just cows milk that is the problem, especially pasteurized. I do not agree soy or almond milk are beneficial because they are highly processed and have additives. Processed food, flour and sugar are to be avoided.
    Let’s face it, food that is natural is the way to go.

    • Shawn August 18, 2015, 2:11 pm

      Quit generalizing. Almond milk is hardly processed and does not always contain extra sugar. In fact, it contains far fewer calories and less sugar than milk. It also contains more calcium than cow or goat milk.

  87. thomas June 10, 2015, 3:17 am

    the amount of calcium lost due to protein consumption is extremely small you sheeple

    • thomas June 10, 2015, 3:18 am

      I meant to add that drinking milk/eating dairy still gives you a large net gain of calcium

  88. Louise Cass June 9, 2015, 1:39 pm

    I tend to be suspicious about drinking cow’s milk – have never really liked it and never consumed much BUT did develop osteoporosis – heredity. small frame, other medications such as cortisone contributed to this it is believed. However NOW doctors are telling us to consume milk and yogurt as calcium supplements are not easily absorbed by the body. I’m happy to use Almond milk BUT I’ve noticed that all brands contain varying amounts of Calcium Carbonate – I wish Ms Goldschmidt would comment on this

  89. Sarah :) June 7, 2015, 1:20 pm

    Hi. I use raw milk anymore.. and i just started making my own kefir out of it. The article said kefir is acid neutral but it is actually very acidic 4.5ph. I love the wonderful benefits of kefir but concerned about the ph. Does anyone know if the acid is neutralized in the body once digested like lemons or why the artical says it is acid neutral? Thank you.

  90. janet June 2, 2015, 9:35 pm

    Sorry, but I totally disagree with this article. For me milk is a good thing. I’ve been drinking milk all my life and feel wonderful. I am 55 , I exercise 4 times a week and eat plenty of vegetables. My nails grow quick due to all the calcium in my body. Not everyone on the earth is the same. For some of us milk might give you an upset stomach or other symptoms, but that isn’t everyone. My mother is 88 and my father is 96 and they still drink milk and never broke a bone. So this whole theory in my opinion is ridiculous.

    • The Truth June 9, 2015, 3:58 am

      Typical american response. You flail at the sound of your solidified beliefs getting challenged.

      I could say: Sorry, but i totally disagree with you. You inhale second smoke and various greenhouse gases. You’ve been breathing these smoked and gases all your life, and you feel great! You’re 55.

      See that fallacy you made there?

      You sound very stupid.

      • Theodore November 23, 2015, 7:41 am

        Change your name to asshat. If you don’t like that, come on over and I’ll help you fit your new asshat!

        You ever stop to think that you just made nothing but generalizations? The greenhouse gasses part blows your cover as another MOTHER FUCKING liberal. FUCK OFF…

      • Ettercap June 25, 2015, 1:42 am

        She said she is 55 her mother is 88 and her father is 96 and all of them have been drinking milk for years and haven’t had any bone fractures or problems. You I’m guessing are a 20 year old and have the tenacity to claim she doesn’t have evidence when she’s twice or triple your age and you claim she lacks your experience?

        You fit the rude inconsiderate disrespectful vegan stereotype just stop it you make us all look bad. She said she thought it was ridiculous but still what you said was a personal attack and was childish.

        Again… She is 55 her mother 88 and father 96 they all drink milk, how is that not scientific evidence? People act like numbers on a sheet of paper are validity over life experience. I tend to be agnostic in most areas, I don’t pretend to know the know all solutions to longevity, anyone who says there is undisputable scientific evidence towards a theory can fool themselves and others. My suggestion to everybody I meet is keep your minds and eyes open or your just as those you oppose.

        • greg August 16, 2015, 3:22 am

          her example about her aged parents is not scientific evidence,it’s anecdotal- nothing scientific to be gained from her story,even assuming it to be true.

          • Billy Bill August 20, 2015, 3:09 am

            How many similar anecdotes would be needed before the sum of all these anecdotes qualify as scientific data? While I have your attention, how would you define scientifically, the difference between a research paper on why milk is good/bad that is full of quantitative data pulled from huge sample pools and a research paper on the same subject full of qualitative data pulled from observations, interviews, and the myriad other quantitative data collection tools? Please help me understand how these two papers differ scientifically.

      • Realist June 9, 2015, 8:34 pm

        Typical delusional vegan zealot response.
        Sorry to burst your bubble loser, the vegan revolution ain’t gonna ever happen 😉

        • X June 24, 2015, 2:28 pm

          I have no problem with people’s opinions when they are ACTUALLY backed up by EMPIRCAL EVIDENCE. Just saying you disagree with something just because or that you “feel” something is better because it has been hammered into you by other ignorant people OR because you want to quote an insufficient amount of examples with multiple variables (i.e. anecdotal) of what agrees with your false belief in the face of ACTUAL scientific evidence DOESN’T add anything to the conversation. I’m one of those people who doesn’t comment on anything on the Internet, but this kind of reasoning (or lack thereof) is dangerous. We seriously need to develop critical thinking and not just here but for every topic any of us encounter. Please. Great article.

  91. Mike May 30, 2015, 11:11 pm

    I’ve been drinking 8L of milk per week since 1994…I’ve been doing extreme mountain biking for many years, had a few falls, do roller skates and never broke a bone and I am rarely sick. I have less physical problem than people 10 years younger than I am and you want me to believe that your lactose intolerance is applicable to everyone on this planet? We always have those so called “scientists” who assume they know what they are talking about because of how they call themselves. If you can’t tolerate milk its your personal problem, don’t make it official that it is bad for all because it isn’t. Some can’t even tolerate nature itself with uncountable amount of allergies they suffer from, why don’t you scientists make an article about how bad nature is for your health and should be incarcerated in a house with filtered air?

    • Morgan June 6, 2015, 10:47 pm

      I see you feel very strongly about this article! I find it odd how our species is the only species that drinks the milk from another animal and drinks it for their entire life… And yes I see how you could link the lactose intolerance to allergies in that not everyone tolerate milk and the pollen, grass etc outside. I could say that smoking is not linked to lung cancer, and that is your own personal business because not everyone who smokes gets cancer. But the fact is cow milk is not meant for human consumption, but rather its own baby cow. If you don’t believe the research that is your choice but we are not cows and there is no reason to continue drinking cows milk.

      • LolWut June 19, 2015, 1:03 am

        Odd that we are the only species that drinks milk from another animal? Is it also odd that we are the only species that drive cars and use computers? I don’t see any other animals that are even capable of raising cows and milking them so that point you made is kind of dumb.

        • Madara Uchiha July 8, 2015, 3:40 am

          LOL exactly, humans are the only species with the intelligence & the ingenuity to be able to go about acquiring another species milk!

        • drpalmer June 24, 2015, 11:38 am

          I have yet to see a cat or other animal turn up their nose when I put out a bowl of milk or cream for them. Other animals do drink cows milk if it is provided for them. I have also seen articles and heard stories of dogs adopted by cats or vice versa where they nurse another animal. How many have used cows milk to help nurse puppies or other animals that have lost their mothers at birth? Everyone in our society is trying to find the ONE magical answer to everything. I heard someone say last night they never gave their children milk and they have always been healthy, so proof drinking milk is bad for you…the one thing they blame for health issues. We need to get beyond finding the one thing and realize if we use things in moderation, we are probably going to be healthy. Stopping all dairy consumption isn’t the answer anymore than stopping to eat all meat protein is the answer. Be moderate and you will be fine.

          • Shawn August 18, 2015, 2:20 pm

            I have a moderate amount of lead that I would like you to consume daily. Oh, you’re already on the lead regimen? Great, I can actually see results!

          • Jamel Uhuru August 17, 2015, 11:58 pm

            drpalmer, thank you so much. I have been on this thread for a few minutes and read some vitriolic statements. And I ask, all to what end? It is when you come online, that you will really discover the insane degree of bitterness in many people. I think the human race should rid itself of internal bitterness before attempting to study anything about the harmful effects of food.

            In all of these things, common sense is the underlying denominator. Just be moderate and you will indeed be fine.

  92. Julio May 15, 2015, 5:10 pm

    Hello. I am trained body-food connection. I am 100% sure that milk is 100% unhealthy. It feeds the unhealthy bacteria such as fungus and other parasites. It weakens bones, I am 100% sure, my body told me. You know very well inside your soul if you ask your body if you can eat or drink that shit, he will tell you NO, IT WILL KILL YOU. You just do not dare to ask. And you believe in nonsense such as science. If the body says is bad for you, there is no such is as science saying is healthy to drink milk. You know very well, if you ask your body, just take a sip of milk or dairy and hold it in your tongue and ask it to your belly or your navel, your gut. Ask it until a secure answer comes out, can I drink this? Can I really eat this? Ask until the answer comes out. Of course you wont answer because you know the answer very well or you just do not want to stop consuming dairy because you have an emotional dependency. I am 100% sure and so you are that the answer is NO. No need of science, just common sense and communication with your very body and guts. DUUHH People are so stupid nowadays, they THINK some foods are good for them but they do not FEEL they are good. Idiots. Also ny body told me we do not eat meat, we are herbivores and we eat mostly green stuff. If you ask you will get the answer, of course you wont because you are s scientific idiot and not a emotional reasonal human being. Emotional and instinctive sense: MILK AND DAIRY WILL KILL YOU AND RUIN YOUR HEALTH. Good luck with your science, in the end your body knows best and you’ll pay the price, nature has its ways of punishment when we do not follow are destiny and instincts. It’s an emotion call hate that’s just above joy. Poor and stupid Americans.

    • Dave June 7, 2015, 9:05 am

      “…..nonsense such as science”…… Hmmm credibility smashed.

    • Jeif May 26, 2015, 11:39 am

      Thank you for backing up your 100% claims with “common sense” and “my body told me.” I drink Milk, my body seems to like it. Haven’t had a broken bone or a fracture yet. Tastes pretty good too. My body told me so.

      • Morgan June 6, 2015, 10:54 pm

        Almond milk tastes really good too and your body will like it too! I stopped consuming dairy for the many reasons listed above, and when I became more conscious about how dairy harms myself, animals and the environment (animal agriculture). However, if one does not want to stop consuming dairy, one will find an excuse to continue consuming it.

        • dcnner July 9, 2015, 12:36 pm

          almond, soy and other milk substitutes are not super great either. you might want to look into it.

    • Chris May 20, 2015, 10:26 am

      Wow thank you, very well written. I too, wonder if you have any material that helps support this “listen to your body” matter, or any material that will show us that science is as you say nonsense.

    • Michael May 19, 2015, 8:21 am

      I’m interested in reading up further on this. Do you have links to case/clinical studies, research papers and the like?

  93. Andrew May 14, 2015, 9:26 am

    I really wanted to read an article that opposes drinking milk but I had to stop right after the first paragraph. Why? Because it is wrong.
    ”Doctors would also spit on wounds because saliva was believed to have healing properties”. You, who wrote the article, are you a biologist/chemist/nutritionist/doctor/researcher? Because if you are not, I don’t trust you. And if you are, shame on you for not learning basic facts.
    The human saliva, contains something called ”lysozyme”. They are enzymes which damage bacterial cells ( do some research if you don’t believe me ). Also, remember that time when you were a kid and you made a small cut on your finger? The first thing you did was put your finger in your mouth. Because the saliva has antibacterial effect.
    Thus, starting from your wrong introduction…I don’t think I am going to trust your article!

    • Jeif May 26, 2015, 11:42 am

      Yeah, I pretty much was thinking the same thing. Kept making claims like, “But many scientific studies have shown an assortment of detrimental health effects directly linked to milk consumption.” Then offers nothing. Just says stuff.

    • albert May 24, 2015, 7:02 pm

      Agree with andrew,this people who talk about how bad is milk ,do not have any serious training ,,medicine ,dietician ctc ,,i do not find any serious study of this issues ,
      to explaing Acido -Bases and physiology is a litle bit more complicated than Calcium and milk….

    • Christian May 17, 2015, 8:33 pm

      You are correct! Saliva contains many lysozyme and even nerve growing factors. However, the amount of bacteria in an individuals mouth is incredible. Our saliva immune protection is barely sufficient to protect our oral cavity from bacterial insults. Thus, spiting in an injury could result in more problems than remedies. If we had a sterile mouth i would say that spitting in an injury would be a great idea, but that is not the actual case.

  94. Anon May 11, 2015, 12:45 pm

    For all the naysayers that this article is nonsense, touting your so called science, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE look into who funded these scientific studies. Dairy cows are BIG (and I do mean BIG) business, and just like any other study, they can be – and are – bought. Many studies are done by universities and guess who funds universities? Big business. Do you think the university is going to get as much money and funding from the business if they find in their study something that harms the business? I love science, but science today is bought and paid for in so many ways.

  95. lakshay May 10, 2015, 5:17 am

    I stop the consumption of milk at the age of 16, now I am 20 and I have no doctor found my bones are healthy and heavy and calcium rich.
    he told me to stop drinking milk. as I have joint pain, and my bones are thin, he even told me to stop consuming any milk products like cheese, butter, ghee, curd, yogurt and ice-cream also. but I can’t quit ice-cream.
    so to meet my calcium needs or protein.
    I daily consumes soybean or coconut or almond wheat or sesame seed, peanuts, muskmelon seeds, sunflower seeds. any one of these,
    in form of milk, or soked in water at
    ate raw, or any way without cooked.

    • Brandon June 6, 2015, 5:53 pm

      Wait, you say your bones are healthy and heavy and calcium rich. Then you go on to say that your bones are thin. Which is it? I think, and I emphasize think, that people should do whatever they want as long as it’s done in moderation. I happen to drink lots of milk right now in effort to help me gain weight. Will I do it forever, no, but currently it’s helping me achieve my goal. I’m an extremely healthy eater and I supplement my diet with milk. I’m very active and healthy. I think eating McDonald’s every day is much worse than a pint or 6 of milk. Remember, drinking too much water can kill you.

      • Girija June 8, 2015, 4:10 pm

        I think everybody is different.
        I am vegrtarian and I love milk.
        I really feel good after drinking milk.
        At my home ppl are 90 plus and drinking milk forever. All are healthy .
        We love organic unpasturised milk.
        We are gluten free and white sugar free.
        I think that is the truth to good health.

    • albert May 24, 2015, 7:08 pm

      I have consume milk all my life and i am still consuming in large amount daily and i am 68 years old and i did not have a Fracture in my life and I am from a ethnic group that lack from an emzyme that break down lactose,,I did no found any serious article bout this informed yourself and then lets talk

    • Katie May 22, 2015, 2:20 pm

      I have largely cut out dairy from my diet as well and am doing fine without it. I have recently had a few different flavors of So Delicious ice cream made from almond milk which all 3 flavors I’ve tried have been, as the brand name states, SO DELICIOUS! :) I have had the praline crunch, mocha almond fudge, and the mint and chip. All three taste just like regular ice cream, but are dairy free! woohoo!

  96. Gergely May 4, 2015, 9:21 pm

    I was so stupid. I started arguing with people about how milk is unhealthy without looking for scientific evidence, and now that I tried to back up my claims, it turns out I was a complete idiot. I haven’t found a single study which proved that milk is unhealthy. My knowledge and logic is far better than the average and I haven’t lost a single argument in like the past 5 years… until now. Seriously, I thought I was a genius because of this. Now I can’t claim anymore that I NEVER lost an argument.
    And I believed milk was so unhealthy because of sites like this.
    Neither of these claims are supported by scientific evidence.

    • albert May 24, 2015, 7:16 pm

      this articules are very poor to explaing why Milk is bad ???

    • Eddie May 14, 2015, 3:23 pm

      it took me like a second to find studies about the negative effects of Milk. See below. Makes no sense why humans consume milk. There are much better and more superior forms of nutrition in the plant world than anything that comes from an animal.

      Michaelsson K, Wolk A, Langenskiold S, et al. Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies. Bmj 2014;349:g6015.
      2. Lanou AJ. Should dairy be recommended as part of a healthy vegetarian diet? Counterpoint. The American journal of clinical nutrition 2009;89:1638S-42S.
      3. Dahl-Jorgensen K, Joner G, Hanssen KF. Relationship between cows’ milk consumption and incidence of IDDM in childhood. Diabetes Care 1991;14:1081-3.
      4. Malosse D, Perron H, Sasco A, Seigneurin JM. Correlation between milk and dairy product consumption and multiple sclerosis prevalence: a worldwide study. Neuroepidemiology 1992;11:304-12.
      5. Key TJ. Diet, insulin-like growth factor-1 and cancer risk. Proc Nutr Soc 2011:1-4.
      6. Kritchevsky D. Dietary protein, cholesterol and atherosclerosis: a review of the early history. The Journal of nutrition 1995;125:589S-93S.
      7. Gardner CD, Messina M, Kiazand A, Morris JL, Franke AA. Effect of two types of soy milk and dairy milk on plasma lipids in hypercholesterolemic adults: a randomized trial. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 2007;26:669-77.
      8. Youngman LD, Campbell TC. Inhibition of aflatoxin B1-induced gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase positive (GGT+) hepatic preneoplastic foci and tumors by low protein diets: evidence that altered GGT+ foci indicate neoplastic potential. Carcinogenesis 1992;13:1607-13.
      9. Spencer EH, Ferdowsian HR, Barnard ND. Diet and acne: a review of the evidence. Int J Dermatol 2009;48:339-47.
      10. Caffarelli C, Baldi F, Bendandi B, Calzone L, Marani M, Pasquinelli P. Cow’s milk protein allergy in children: a practical guide. Italian journal of pediatrics 2010;36:5.
      11. Rona RJ, Keil T, Summers C, et al. The prevalence of food allergy: a meta-analysis. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007;120:638-46.

    • Gergely May 4, 2015, 9:37 pm

      PS.: I’m a bit relieved because I didn’t totally lose the argument. I claimed milk was not healthy, not that it is unhealthy(as I thought I did). “Not healthy” can be still not unhealthy, so somewhat neutral. It’s good proteins and carbs if you can digest it, and bad fats. If it’s from a pregnant cow, then it is uhealthy because of the hormones.

      • Audra May 15, 2015, 6:29 pm

        You don’t make any sense at all.

  97. Philip Tegner May 3, 2015, 10:44 pm

    This article says that populations in countries that drink the most milk (like the US) have the highest fracture rates. Could it be that the US population is also the fattest and carrying around all that excess weight contributes more to higher fracture rates than drinking more milk?

    • Milk Lover June 14, 2015, 6:51 pm

      People who are overweight are also most likely Vitamin D Deficient. Vitamin D is a FAT SOLUBLE vitamin that stores itself in fat stores. The fatter you are the MORE vitamin D you NEED. I think that makes more sense than Milk Causes fractures.

    • Brandon June 6, 2015, 5:57 pm

      @Philip Tegner Sir, I stand and applaud you.

      • Kellijoe1926 June 9, 2015, 3:36 am

        Exactly. Great example of correlation does not equal causation. It’s like saying this country experiencing greater instances of cardiovascular disease also has a higher intake of apples, therefore apples cause cardiovascular disease. It doesn’t work that way. It has to be backed by greater reasoning than “Well they drink a lot of milk, so that must be the cause.” There could easily be many more factors.

        • Tbeodore November 23, 2015, 7:58 am

          Could it be that Americans are just atitle more fearless in their pursuit of adrenaline. Logging is a big industry in the US, it’s also got the highest fatality rates of any job… there are many considerations to take… I’m actually a timber cutter. I’ve been BEAT to SHIT and I haven’t broken anything besides a ring finger, (claw finger) a tow and my nose. I almost lost myour left eye from a car accident, and chipped a little piece off of my orbital socket. I always drank a lot lf milk…

  98. Lachlan May 3, 2015, 4:37 am

    Hi, I just spent half an hour trawling through Google Scholar.

    I can’t find a single scientific paper to support the claims in this article, but found many papers from the last few years directly contradicting it.

    Did I miss something?

    • Haley May 10, 2015, 1:27 am

      No, you are being completely logical and intelligent. Articles like this are smut made for the population that will believe anything they read on the internet. Most people do not understand that a medical or scientific-related article NEEDS evidence-based research to prove that what they are saying is true. Ridiculous.

      • albert May 24, 2015, 7:18 pm

        agree this are not serious …

        • Stephen November 24, 2015, 10:54 pm

          Agree also, this article has no research to back its claims

  99. kristin April 29, 2015, 6:24 pm

    Is anything good for you?????

    • Amanda Johnston May 3, 2015, 8:11 pm

      Yes! There are so many plants in this world that we have access to. Check out the benefits of Whole Food Plant Based Diet in this great video.

    • Anon April 30, 2015, 10:34 am

      Lol yes there are many things that are good for you. A lot of articles will say one thing about something and the next another, but milk has an ongoing fact that will always be true: it is not as good for your bones as they (whoever it may be) say it is. Peace!

  100. Beth Vigliotti April 27, 2015, 5:50 pm

    I totally agree with your article. Milk has other damaging results like skin problems, etc. However I have been trying to give up milk for quite some time and have difficulty with all the milk substitutes. All the almond milks, oat milks, rice milks, cashew milks etc. taste very good but also are processed and have given me severe intestinal pain and gas due to the Carageenan, Guar gum and other fiber substitutes that are used in making milk substitutes. I just don’t know what to do at this point.

    • Neetu April 28, 2015, 7:08 am

      Make your own Milk at home free from any additives. You just need to soak almonds over night and churn in mixer next morning. Add water to your required consistency. There you go your milk is ready to be consumed. Hope it helps.

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