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. Eno October 4, 2016, 11:12 am

    Everything in moderation. Milk is good like any other food as long as you consume it in moderation.
    I come from a country where consumption of milk is high, never hears of bone issues.

    Bones fracture due to lack of vitamin D3.

  2. Elissa Murphy October 3, 2016, 5:53 pm

    Well, I hate to debunk your myth,, but I live off of cows milk…skim to be specific. I too have great bones and am currently on the far side of 60.
    I gave milk up for a period of time.I was drinking whole milk and would gain weight. Reduced milk greatly, still ate all the other good things in life, veggies, grains, fish, protein. and ended up with stress fractures and calcum so low it didn’t register on the doctors chart.
    Switched to skim milk and now have no problems with osteoporosis or any other bone issues. Osteoporosis runs on both sides of my family.
    As for lactose intollerance…drink chocolate milk, it alleviates the problem. Sounds strange, but it works. Don’t forget yogurt and yellow cheeses, most people with lactose intollerance can eat those also with no issues.

    • Sarah October 9, 2016, 9:21 pm

      Some people smoke until they’re 90 and never have any problems, but it is well known that cigarettes are harmful.

      • Lucy Hulley October 25, 2016, 4:10 pm

        What a stupid reply!!! Some people also drink alcohol, or eat too much fatty foods and also live until they are 90, but as a nurse I also know they suffer from many other health related aspects such as COPD …However it doesn’t support the subject in anyway about how drinking milk that was designed for BABY cows is good for you or ethical.

      • Wayne October 20, 2016, 7:07 am

        While that’s true (actor George Burns who lived to 100 despite regularly smoking cigars comes to mind) what about Elissa ending up with stress fractures upon reducing milk consumption?

        Mind you, this article isn’t the first in which I’ve heard about the detrimental effects of cows milk consumption, and most of the points mentioned I’ve seen before. And I have little doubt that the dairy industry has a vested interest in concealing them.

  3. shawnen September 29, 2016, 11:49 pm

    Hi impressive article, mum has osteoperosis and is taking extra dairy, I am trying to find statistics 50 years ago verse show that in fact it has increased in the time of t”drink milk” if you have seen such a comparative subject please forward


  4. Megan September 29, 2016, 6:48 pm

    Some of these comments are extremely stupid! And I can definitely tell which people are educated and which ones clearly are NOT! (?)
    To everyone saying that milk is NOT bad for you: Why dont you actually do some research before assuming that??? Just because its “been around for years” doesnt mean its GOOD!!! Its ALL for marketing!!!!! Humans are the ONLY species that drinks another mammals milk!!!!
    …..Babies drink breastmilk and then after that they switch to COWS milk…?

    • Scott October 21, 2016, 12:36 am

      The logic you are using is flawed: just because humans are the only species that drink milk from another species doesn’t automatically mean it’s bad for us. Humans are also the only species that go jogging, or store food in refrigerators, or play tennis, or fly to the moon or invent computers.
      I’m not saying you are wrong – I’m not weighing in on that one as I’m here doing exactly as you suggest and am ‘actually doing some research’ – I’m just saying your argument is flawed.

    • Anderson October 4, 2016, 5:53 pm

      Megan, you obviously don’t understand what most people are replying. They are not doing research however they are going off of personal experience, and if something is beneficial to them I’m sure they would express what it is. You are the uneducated one for not reading before replying, it’s sad you think you’re so much smarter than everyone.

      • Lucy Hulley October 25, 2016, 4:13 pm

        Anderson and Scott…. Wow!!!! Classic example right there of being SOCIALLY CONDITIONED!!!!!! Wake up people!

    • Jon September 30, 2016, 12:35 am

      Its not a matter of whether milk is bad for you its a matter of whether too much milk is bad for you. Foods high in dairy and fats are not digested well by the body and may simply pass through your body. But like every food your calories need somewhere to go. If you’re a rather sedentary person who can get their required amount of nutrients through simple meals milk is probably of no benefit to your overall health. However for people that go to the gym and workout and whose bodies are breaking down muscles to build them up milk is beneficial to that process. Milk as stated above is good for growth in every species whether its cows or humans that is its purpose. IF your are not trying to grow (muscle growth is growth) then you are drinking milk for the taste and that’s fine but your body wont digest it as well if its not trying to grow. This can be associated with the osteoporosis claims because if your body cant digest it well you are not absorbing it so the amount of calcium you think you are ingesting you may only be getting half if not less. If you look at the Gronkowski brothers, all of them drank a gallon a day and are in the NFL and look at the size of them. Milk is great for growth and is perfectly healthy. I can guarantee the majority of people that claim milk is not good for you are people that don’t exercise rigorously enough and are blaming their unhealthiness on milk rather than their actual lifestyle. A lot of women get osteoporosis and I’m willing to bet the main determinant is not whether one drinks almond milk and one drinks a cows milk. Risk factors causing osteoporosis are lack of calcium which if you’re drinking milk is surely not the reason and oh wait…lack of activity?! Impossible!!! So instead of bashing milk on the internet, go to the gym, workout, and have a glass of milk. Oh almost forgot, closing point, weight training increases bone density which if I’m not mistaken osteoporosis is a condition where bones become less dense…If you are not seeing a correlation you are just too stubborn to argue with. every part of your body if it is not exercised will decay. If you don’t exercise your brain you have a higher chance of dementia or Alzheimer. If you don’t exercise your muscles or body, you will have a higher risk of heart disease, weak muscles, OSTEOPOROSIS and so on. If you think that you can go through life without exercising you body and not reaping negative health consequences you are naive or you simply just have great genetics, but for every other mortal that is not realistic. Just like other foods made into enemies like red meat, milk and red meat are not the main reason for your health problems, it’s your lifestyle. Stop pushing blame and take accountability.

      • Alan October 23, 2016, 6:32 pm

        Well said mate

      • Sam October 13, 2016, 1:16 am

        Great Statement !

      • Anon October 12, 2016, 5:24 pm

        Excellent response. I’m really glad to see a broader, less simplified explanation of what’s going on. As every researcher should understand: correlation does not equal causation!

        • Mac Swanson October 13, 2016, 12:59 pm

          It’s interesting you used the Gronkowski brothers in your statement. While all of the Gronkowski brothers may be massive human beings (contributing to your argument that milk promotes growth) they have also suffered throughout their entire careers with reoccurring injuries. They are what you could call injury prone players. Rob Gronkowski just recovered from a broken arm. So while they may be large, they could also be used to prove the point that milk actually reduces calcium in the bones, as explained in the article. But as always, citing on individual (or brothers) success or failure with drinking milk cannot be used to sum up its overall effect on the human body.

  5. Abby September 28, 2016, 9:37 am

    What about cheese? From cow milk, goat milk, sheep milk?

  6. Ravishankar September 28, 2016, 2:46 am

    Could you clarify if ghee is good for health and can be consumed by all ages (provided they are organic, I understand)

  7. Kyle September 27, 2016, 9:40 pm

    The only reasons there’s arrivals like this is to try to run farms out of business. Milk is not bad for you. It’s been around forever. How about we thank farmers for what they do. Don’t make up crap to try to run us out of buisness!

    • greg October 17, 2016, 2:04 pm

      You are only bias because you happen to make your living selling humans milk that we don’t need. Sorry but you picked the wrong vocation we are smarter then we were 100 years ago we question everything now and we expect rusults from what we research.
      The world was flat for a very long time untill we found it wasent we thought milk was awesome till we found out better.

      • FM October 19, 2016, 5:24 am

        Great answer Greg. People immediately get emotional and rationality goes out the window. Farmers, I understand as dairy is their life, but that does not mean that they have the monopoly on how other people think and act. People of limited intelligence go off like a rocket instead of thinking ok I will research this and come to my own conclusion.

    • Sarah October 9, 2016, 9:24 pm

      Your idea of “farmers” is probably the guy out in the field at 6 am milking the cow by hand. That’s just not the case anymore, everything is mechanic. Yes it’s a hard job, but it’s not nearly as difficult as it used to be. and quite frankly, for the sake of the environment, I would love if factory farming could stop, yes.

      • Anon October 12, 2016, 5:33 pm

        As a person who knows multiple farmers who keep a variety of animals (including dairy cows) I can assure you that milking machines do not mean no early mornings. They don’t magically attach to the cow’s udder having cleaned it thoroughly beforehand. These machines just mean that larger herds can be milked more efficiently instead of having cows waiting to be milked by a few workers (an impatient cow waiting to be milked is not a happy cow!) who have to milk each cow individually, taking up a whole lot more time than a purpose built machine. Leaving a dairy cow for too long between milkings (yes, even in one day, and yes, even when they have a calf suckling) can cause a lot of stress to the cow. Certified organic farming can be done with the help of machines or entirely by hand. What you’re thinking of is fully traditional farming.

  8. Gilbert September 25, 2016, 10:05 am

    I would like to know the scientific source about the studies done that show dairy milk provides no benefit and it’s actually harmful. I have read that almond milk is dangerous so offering as a substitute is not a good idea.

    I grew up drinking whole milk, we only had one type of milk back in the 70’s when I was born. I still drink milk but not as often, mainly with cereal, home baked cookies, cake, etc. I played football and other sports all through high school and continued weight training and fitness up until today. I’ve never broken a bone and I’ve had some hard falls, hits, etc. My son drinks a cup of milk daily as well as a healthy diet, he is a very healthy boy so far. I also eat whole grains despite the gluten free trend that is going on right now, again, I am a healthy man in my early 40’s.

    • Marilyn Sneddon October 20, 2016, 1:33 pm

      Don’t get me going about gluten free being healthy. Gluten free is for people with coeliac disease and proven gluten sensitivity. I drink a bit of milk in coffee eat cheese and yoghurt, exercise by walking lots and suddenly I have compression in my spine. Also take fish oil and Vitamin D. Was perfectly healthy till I had head and neck radiotherapy for benign tumour. Now I have pseudo gout and crush fractures and osteopenia not osteoporosis. Go figure

  9. Laurie Powell September 25, 2016, 5:05 am

    Milk is for babies. It is liquid food for newborns who have no teeth. Your milk should come from your mother or a mother of your own species. If you would not consume human breast milk or products made from it as an adult, then don’t get all crazy and consume a cow’s udder milk and products made from it. If, like a kneading cat, you wish to revisit nursing because it comforts you, please drink a plant-based milk substitute. Forcing innocent animals to partake in your infancy fantasy subjects them to the indignities and cruelties they would suffer in an animal brothel, and worse. Seriously, humans… you need to stop. Thank you.

    • Jeff Changeux October 3, 2016, 3:00 am

      Milk main purpose is not “Babies only.exe” The substance in milk help grow the bones and growth of humans and other species that produces it. The reason why we don’t drink milk from our mothers after we out of the baby phase because breast while similar to cow milk, does not have to necessary content for already grown humans, but you know what does and still good, Cow’s milk. Which still helps, even better for those looking to train their bodies.

      • Christina October 16, 2016, 10:35 am

        Why on earth would the breastmilk of a different species have the necessary content for humans? Human mothers’ breastmilk is made to suit their own baby, based on what diseases they are exposed to, how much fat or water they need, etc.

        Cow milk is breastmilk from a cow. It is meant to feed a calf and grow that calf into a 1000 lb animal. What part of that sounds necessary for a grown adult human?

  10. Debbie Edgerton September 24, 2016, 9:59 pm

    Become vegan 2 years ago and it all started with dairy. After realizing that dairy is actually bad for our health not to mention the suffering it causes to cows I stopped. Boom I was done. 40 pounds lighter. Brighter complexion at 64. Happy and healthy!

  11. SHERRY September 24, 2016, 1:33 pm

    rBGH is prohibited in Canada.

  12. Sloane September 6, 2016, 2:38 pm

    Can you send a list of the scientific articles that you used to support your article. I would like to read further into the specifics of them.

    • Tech September 27, 2016, 5:13 pm

      Hi there,
      You can start with the references that are cited in the article:
      **Cumming and Klineberg (Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Hip Fractures in the Elderly”. American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 139, No. 5, 1994).**

      **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**

      ** Amy Lanou Ph.D., nutrition director for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C.**

      ** 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 **

    • Laise September 22, 2016, 12:05 pm

      Hi! I would like to have this list of articles too if possible!
      Thank you!

    • Johannes September 12, 2016, 9:08 am

      Hi Sloane!

      Did you get an anser to your intriguing question?

  13. Avon September 3, 2016, 8:06 am

    All good for the article… but do some more dogging around before using the advised stevia… just because it’s derived from a natural plant, does not mean it’s end result is net good… it has been linked to being mutagenic in the right quantities. Knowing how much sugar people consume on the regular -a whole other problem- its not too conceivable that this article teaches good but ends up promoting other advise that may cause other problems.

    • Scott October 21, 2016, 12:46 am

      It’s amusing when people claim that something is healthy just because it is ‘natural’. Tobacco and Marijuana are natural plants. As is the castor oil plant and the suicide tree, both of which can and have killed people. But they’re completely natural.

      • Mike October 23, 2016, 5:31 pm

        Scott, when did marijuana consumption kill someone? Documentation?

  14. Brendan August 31, 2016, 5:38 am

    This woman is a dolt. Drinking milk does not cause acidosis, and in fact in large amounts does exactly the reverse (as in the milk-alkali syndrome, caused by ingestion of large amounts of milk as a historical therapy for peptic ulcers).

    • Tami August 31, 2016, 11:26 pm

      You must have fallen off the turnip truck, or maybe it was the milk truck. Lol. You need to do some more research. And make sure the studies you research weren’t paid for by the dairy industry…

      • Marius September 3, 2016, 10:54 pm

        Soy milk industry paid research is much better…

    • Carlos August 31, 2016, 6:33 am


  15. jade August 30, 2016, 12:49 pm

    I have read MANY MANY of articles, books, and documents on effects from eating ALL ANIMAL PRODUCTS including milk, cheese, eggs, meat, poultry and there is proven evidence that is it does increase the acidity in our body which creates a great breeding ground for diseases like CANCER. Now if you eat pretty decent besides the animal products, you may very well be a somewhat normal healthy person because guess what…. there are other foods that increase the alkalinity in your body and reverse those effects. It’s hilarious that everyone is so quick to point out the falsities in this article but no one is willing to read a book and educate themselves on the harmful effects dairy and meat products DO have on the human body. AND if most of you who are against this article knew the processes and chemicals put into producing that MILK THAT IS OH SO GOOD FOR YOU, you probably would never drink it again… that is if you actually give a hoot into what you’re ingesting, which most people don’t. I suggest you go on netflix and check out the documentary COWSPIRACY.

  16. Kip August 27, 2016, 12:33 am

    I think at least part of this is true. If we’re to consume any kind of milk product wouldn’t you think that perhaps it should be human milk then? The proteins and such found in human milk is made for human bodies and easier for it to break down. Such isn’t always the case with cow’s milk which is why some people are lactose intolerant. It’s not made for us. It’s made for cows.

    • Alan September 21, 2016, 4:37 am

      Human breast milk *always* contains lactose. Lactose is *not* a problem for babies. What normally happens is that we lose the ability to produce lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose in to glucose and galactose) as adults. Drinking human milk as an adult would have the same adverse effects on those who are lactose intolerant. It’s not the cow’s milk that’s the problem. It’s completely the reverse: Human evolution in agricultural societies led us Western Europeans to maintain lactase production in adulthood. It should really be called “adult lactose tolerance” (because we are the minority) rather than “lactose intolerance”.
      BTW lactose is a sugar, not a protein; just in case that wasn’t already clear.
      Also: Just because it isn’t “made for us” doesn’t mean it isn’t good for us. Chicken eggs are made to supply chicks with the nutrients they need to hatch. They’re really good for us *because* they’re packed with those nutrients.

    • Peter August 31, 2016, 4:06 pm

      Actually, lactose intolerance has been linked to Cesarean birth….if a new born doesn’t travel through the birth canal, it misses out on the mothers ‘yogurt’…a mouthful of vaginal bacteria that is the newborns first introduction to gut biota…missing out on this crucial bacteria infusion leads to a vast array of future health complications including poor immune system, lactose intolerance, asthma and various food allergies as the infants body hasn’t received its initial gut biota properly. Here’s a link to one of many articles on the subject

      • Poosey lava September 22, 2016, 3:43 pm

        So are you saying that if I eat a lot of pussy I’m going to live forever?

      • james September 17, 2016, 10:24 pm

        Haha actually Peter lactose intolerance has been linked to every human to exist. We all are 😉

        • james September 17, 2016, 10:25 pm


  17. Carmen Smith August 25, 2016, 7:31 am

    Milk is horrible and adults do not need the stuff. I never really liked it and I’m so glad that there are other products out there as alternatives. White people will never give up their milk, unfortunately, Most non-Whites, who tend to be lactose-intolerant, aren’t as fond of baby calves’ food so it doesn’t bother us as much when we stop buying milk. It’s also over-priced, fattening, sugary, and just yucky. Thank the Goddess for soy, hemp, almond, rice, and other ‘milks’!

    • Sarah September 16, 2016, 12:35 pm

      Kind of racist, no? I am white I’ve given up milk long a go. So have many of my other “white” friends. All given up milk.

    • robert September 9, 2016, 2:47 pm

      you decide to use the expense as a reason to not drink milk? how does a gallon of cows milk compare to the price of a gallon of almond milk? They don’t even sell almond milk by the gallon because of the cost!!!!

      There are a ton of things we don’t need. Liquor. do you ever have a drink? it’s bad for you. Fried Chicken. I mean the list goes on and on. Milk is pretty low on the list of bad things for you to consume. Just saying.

    • Carlos August 31, 2016, 6:46 am

      Milk is not overpriced, in fact it is quite cheap. Here in Colombia, it wasn’t uncommon that some extremely poor children grew up almost exclusively on plantain, corn, or rice porridges with no added milk. And you know what? Those children tended to be shorter, suffer from stunt growth and stuff like that. Fortunately, nowadays the great majority of people can afford milk for their children. I don’t mean milk can’t be replaced by any other food, actually I think that eggs, poultry and meat could do that. But think about it: if they couldn’t afford milk, let alone any other animal food. OK, legumes can be an inexpensive choice, but not completely. And by the way, fattening? Really? I’m a regular consumer of dairy products and I’m not fat at all.

    • KR August 29, 2016, 2:23 pm

      so because you don’t like it, it’s bad for us?
      you know what i don’t like? bull – that IS bad for us.

  18. Zane August 20, 2016, 10:14 pm

    Sorry everyone but this absolute horseXXXX. Im happy so many of you are also skeptical of this because you are absolutely correct. To say that milk acidifies the body is EXACTLY the same as saying eating meat acidifies the body. They both are made of amino acids but neither of them acidify the body. That makes no sense. Quick science lesson: your body/blood is what chemists call a buffer. In a buffer you can add quite a good amount of acid while barely affecting the pH. If the pH changed a lot then maybe that would degrade our bones idk but you probably cant ever drink enough milk or eat enough protein in one sitting to actually change the pH of your blood. Also to claim that something special about milk is bad for you compared to other protein sources is complete garbage. Maybe adults just are supposed to grow out of milk but it is not bad for us really at all. Dont go overboard obviously! Thanks hope u learned some real science not this biased garbage.

    • David Bowie August 25, 2016, 5:06 pm

      You’re wrong. The body while it does balance it has to use resources to do that. As this article stated the resource here is bone calcium. For those of us in the fitness field who do nutrition plans for clients we’ve known this for years. This is not new info !!!! There are many studies that back this article especially when you get to the highly processed milk in your stores today ! Yes the body balances to reach homeostasis but again it has to use its own resources to do that !!

      • Alan September 21, 2016, 4:57 am

        Please don’t taint our profession with such rhetoric.

        I’m a fully-qualified personal fitness trainer and nutritionist. Zane is right. Once in the blood, amino acids are amino acids. It doesn’t matter what source they came from.

        Blood is slightly alkaline and if you think that bone calcium is the primary way that this is kept in balance, then please show me a bony stomach. That environment is far more acidic – getting down to ph 1.5 – and we don’t melt ourselves out from the inside.

        This page misrepresents scientific articles and uses them to try to add validity to an idea that is grounded in personal philosophy than any actual evidence. As a side-note: I do think that on average, we consume too much milk and dairy and that the health benefits have been overstated and hyped by the industry. BUT that does not automatically mean that everything is false and wrong. It’s similar to the iron hype for spinach. It still has iron in it. It’s still good for you, but you’re not going to turn in to a Popeye by eating it.

      • Get Bent August 28, 2016, 10:45 pm

        Ahh, another genius personal trainer. Know how the body compensates for acidaemia? By increasing the rate of breathing. Go XXXX yourself, moron.

  19. magy August 19, 2016, 4:00 am

    Milk is mucus forming food

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  21. Angela A Stanton, PhD August 16, 2016, 11:54 am

    Holly Cow my friend. According to your article I should be dead by now since I drink a ton of whole milk (pasteurized organic). I should have osteoporosis and have not a bone without breaking.

    I must say that the myth on milk is what you write–perhaps those rabbits were tied to you as a child. Milk is great and very healthy for you. I am at the age when women show osteoporosis and bone weakness. My X-RAYs show the bone of a 25-year old and let me tell you I am over 60.

    So don’t believe any on this anyone. Not true. Just another myth.

    • EU September 20, 2016, 9:27 pm

      Jesus, i did not know americans could be this stupid…. glad i live in europe!!

    • Sarah September 16, 2016, 12:38 pm

      Countries with the highest dairy intake also have the highest hip fractures. It does not protect you from osteoporosis. Other countries that do not take in cows milk have less fractures and actually need less calcium. Why? Because their diets don’t deplete the calcium which animal protein does.

    • pat p September 14, 2016, 7:22 pm

      1 or 2 case of something happening does not make it fact. There are many people who smoke and live to 90+ but is smoking good for you? Lets be objective here instead of “oh this is my experience so it must be true!”.

    • Reto Marzari August 17, 2016, 6:21 pm

      I agree with Angela and I am 68.
      Another miss-leading article that goes around in the internet.
      The issue is not the milk, which has been a healthy and nourishing food for thousands of years, but what chemicals goes into the milk today and by the way not only in the milk.
      No wonder we have parents today (Vegans) who are ending up in Jail for neglect of their children who are malnourished.
      So lets use some of our own common sense and stop following every hysterical so called “scientific” article.

      • Tarick September 13, 2016, 8:20 pm

        I am glad I mentioned to my mom how much milk I drink a week. 2 gallons at38 years old. Cause I like it more than anything. She said, we don’t need it after a baby. So it spurred me to find out why. Your article was amazing and informative. I’m sad but glad to know the bad effects of drinking it. Can I keep drinking it and take calcium pills or something to off set it?

  22. Barbara & Richard Houck August 14, 2016, 7:25 pm

    What about Goat’s Milk, and Goat’s Milk Yogurt?

    • Paul August 23, 2016, 1:42 pm

      Consuming yogurt from goats is the real and original,gogurt!

    • Sean August 15, 2016, 6:30 pm

      It’s common sense to just not eat stuff that comes from other animals. Raw vegan is the optimal diet but it’s hard if your not in the tropics. Human food comes from plants – fruit and tender vegetables . Check out sweet natural living on YouTube.

      • Zue September 14, 2016, 4:52 pm

        Do you know that 84% of vegetarians and vegans become ex-vegans ? 🙂 Go and do a research as to why they go back to meat diets.

      • joe September 8, 2016, 4:49 pm

        Then how come every animal on earth eats other animals lmao ah yes the lion should search for fruits and vegetables lmao obviously not so why would humans, eating animals is probably the most natural thing a person can do….looking for fruits and vegetables high in x y z in order to replace what you would g et from eating meat lol why not just eat the meat…its all about moderation…you can pretty much do and eat anything in moderation…its the secret to life…

      • KR August 29, 2016, 2:27 pm

        it’s common sense to contract “you are” as “you’re”, also.
        fruit and veges are great for us. but you should try steak. it’s brilliant.

        • Carlos August 31, 2016, 6:51 am

          You’re right. Steaks have higher concentrations of vitamins and mineral than most fruits and vegetables, let’s say apples and onions. Besides they are a complete source of essential aminoacids, contain large amounts of fat, so they provide energy. And last, but not least, they taste absolutely amazing. Long live steaks!

  23. Kuchipatchi August 12, 2016, 10:55 am

    I stopped drinking milk a few months ago and haven’t regretted it. Milk has a lot of sugars in it and I don’t need that. I can get calcium from others foods that are much healthier. Next step is cutting out cheese.

  24. Kaitlyn Lindsay August 6, 2016, 3:25 am

    3 words: Cite. Your. Sources.

    • Belegija August 16, 2016, 6:38 am


      • Angela A Stanton, PhD August 16, 2016, 11:55 am

        Right on.

        • Kevykevykev August 16, 2016, 10:36 pm

          No need to cite sources as you can do the research for your self.

          And thanks for the information Vivian Goldschmidt.

          • robert September 9, 2016, 2:54 pm

            wow did you ever take a writing class? thats 101. cite your sources. then we can believe you without having to do more work. otherwise it’s just drivel.

          • KR August 29, 2016, 2:28 pm

            ha! “research for yourself” is the internet equivalent of “because I say so”.
            if you’ve got a legitimate point, you could back it up.

          • AJ27 August 25, 2016, 12:41 pm

            Research yourself? The only sources you can cite for this tripe is other non-sense. Absolutely shocking that the author can write this, but anyone with any common sense would sense this whole article is BS. The article is largely talking about the whole ‘Alkaline diet’ nonsense – maybe have a google of Robert O Young – a quack that’s been spreading this nonsense for years (he’s now in prison by the way)

  25. Dietologist August 2, 2016, 8:24 pm

    “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!”

    I see that the internet became an El Dorado for various simpletons spreading anti-milk agenda. Just try to count, how much almonds you would have to eat to match the amount of bioavailable calcium from 1 liter of milk!

    • MissC August 6, 2016, 9:54 pm

      In addition, Allmond milk is incredibly easy to make out of almonds and water.

    • Dietologist August 2, 2016, 8:29 pm

      “drinking milk and eating lots of dairy products are not the answer to reversing osteoporosis.”

      Of course. Just like drinking milk is not a recipe how to become a body builder. You will have to pick up a dumbbell from the ground and start training. But some people think that they will lie on the bed and their muscles and bones stop detoriorating only due to some magic pill.

      • Adam August 3, 2016, 9:02 am

        You don’t need a high dietry calcium intake for bone health. I eat very little milk products (maybe a handful of cheese every month). I have eaten this amount of dairy for close to 25 years.

        I have also lifted weights the last 20. Result? I have excellent bone density, have no ailments and almost never get sick.

        The weights probably contribute to the good bone density, but one would expect me to have osteoporosis now. Doctors can’t pinpoint why I have good bone density and most dieticians tell me I am not eating enough calcium.

        I don’t tell people not to drink milk, but I hardly believe it’s a vital human need. Milk is a retail product, just remember that.

  26. Ruth August 2, 2016, 12:52 pm

    Would you give us the names and places where we can access the research about the milk controversy? I know that the dairy association is very strong, but there must be some peer reviewed data to support your conclusion. It also occurs to me that the countries that do not drink milk also enjoy more sunlight than the ones that do so ther could be a correlation with the quantity of vitamin D that they get.

    • abx September 2, 2016, 3:38 pm

    • Sean August 15, 2016, 6:33 pm

      It’s commen sense to not drink milk from another animal

      • bob August 20, 2016, 12:17 am

        You would think it was common sense on how to spell “common”

        • Luana September 30, 2016, 5:30 am

          You would think that someone who knows how to spell “common” would be able to form a structurally correct sentence.

      • Afnan August 19, 2016, 9:49 am

        Hmm is it really? ya gotta ask yourself that. shark babies are eating their siblings and you think drinking another animal’s milk is bad? Millions of people have been drinking milk for years with very little problems. there maybe problems but its well worth the risk

  27. Mindy Rowser July 20, 2016, 3:01 pm

    Could you please site your sources so those of us who are curious can look up your studies. I beg to differ that it is the kidneys, not the bones which play a part in balancing your PH. Very factual article here with sited sources on all of this: “Observational studies have not found a correlation between dietary acid load and bone mineral density (BMD) or fracture risk, nor have they found a correlation between urine pH and BMD or fracture risk. (16, 17, 18) Additionally, higher protein intakes are correlated with better bone health in multiple studies, even though high-protein diets are generally net acid forming. (19) In fact, animal protein in particular (the most acid-forming food of all) has been associated with better bone health. (20, 21) Imagine that! One study included in a recent meta-analysis did find an association between higher protein intake and greater risk for fracture (22), but compared to the numerous more recent studies showing the opposite, this evidence isn’t very strong. Overall, the acid-ash hypothesis of osteoporosis is not supported by physiology, clinical trials, or observational data.”

  28. Sue July 20, 2016, 12:52 pm

    Even if cows milk was a superfood, just the very fact that a calf has to be removed from their mother in order to take their breastmilk should stop any thinking person in their tracks. The dairy industry is one of the most abusive, even a meat animal endures less suffering. Milk is the meat industry, with an extra five years of cruelty thrown in.

    • Kc August 16, 2016, 9:45 pm

      As a dairy farmer it is hard for me to read comments like this. Our cows come first before our own schedules. Our cows get more attention than we get ourselves. Our cows can eat when they want, walk around when they want, and sleep when they want. We ask them to get up twice a day 12 hrs apart to milk and thats it. Cows enjoy getting milked too.. it is not abusive at all. Baby calves are removed from their mother for their own safety. Its not as dramatic as you think. The cows are given time to spend with their calf and then the calf is removed to its pen because it can get trampled on easily and is more suseptable to bacteria with the cows. It is given milk from its mother for the first couple days so it kick starts a healthy immune system for the calf.

      Oh.. also.. the last 4 days have been 90-100 degrees and humid and it was WAY cooler in the barn than my own house. I almost grabbed a chair and sat in the barn after work it was that hot in our house. Our cows have fans running on a sensor and also misting water on them. When i walk through the barn 90+ degree days it is the coolest area on the entire property. So I assure you farmers do not abuse their animals.

      • Nantucket August 27, 2016, 11:40 am

        Seriously… are ONE farmer and one farmer does not the whole system make!!! There are plenty of huge dairy farms where their cows are NOT treated like you treat your cows!!!

      • questions August 25, 2016, 6:44 am

        How old are they when slaughtered? What happens to the boy cows?

        • Carlos August 31, 2016, 9:48 pm

          “Boy cows” Hahahahahahahahaha

  29. UmmAmi July 14, 2016, 6:45 am

    I think it’s hilarious that someone who is touting negativities of milk has a bone disease. Talk of irony, you say….should have took your milk like mum taught you *giggling*

    • Perhaps July 16, 2016, 8:53 pm

      Perhaps she drank milk as a child, lost the calcium, got educated as an adult about the subject and then, got the diagnosis when there was nothing (or very little) she could do about it. As adults we don’t absorb calcium that much regardless of how much you consume. Metabolic acidity is also caused by other acidic foods like cokes, but nobody shows disbelieve about that one. Anyway, I think is just plain weird to drink another’s specie milk. Can’t imagine myself breastfeeding a kitten (weeeeeird!).

      • KR August 29, 2016, 2:34 pm

        so weirdness > science?
        the reason people buy into so much horseXXXX is because they make false associations and construe them as cause and effect. she could have always been on the path to osteoporosis. i think the incident of cancer in the global population is pretty evident that there are many factors that contribute, and following all the dos and don’ts does not guarantee a damn thing.
        simple probability says someone in her position would exist.

  30. John Smith July 14, 2016, 2:18 am

    This illustrates the dangers of believing everything you read on the Internet.

    Here is some actual scientific data from a peer-reviewed source that addresses exactly these worries:

    “Fenton TR, Lyon AW
    Milk and acid-base balance: proposed hypothesis versus scientific evidence.
    The Journal of the American College of Nutrition

    Recently the lay press has claimed a hypothetical association among dairy product consumption, generation of dietary acid, and harm to human health.
    This theoretical association is based on the idea that the protein and phosphate in milk and dairy products make them acid-producing foods, which cause our bodies to become acidified, promoting diseases of modern civilization.
    Some authors have suggested that dairy products are not helpful and perhaps detrimental to bone health because higher osteoporotic fracture incidence is observed in countries with higher dairy product consumption. However, scientific evidence does not support any of these claims.
    Milk and dairy products neither produce acid upon metabolism nor cause metabolic acidosis, and systemic pH is not influenced by diet. Observations of higher dairy product intake in countries with prevalent osteoporosis do not hold when urban environments are compared, likely due to physical labor in rural locations.
    Milk and other dairy products continue to be a good source of dietary protein and other nutrients.
    Key teaching points:
    Measurement of an acidic pH urine does not reflect metabolic acidosis or an adverse health condition.
    The modern diet, and dairy product consumption, does not make the body acidic.
    Alkaline diets alter urine pH but do not change systemic pH.
    Net acid excretion is not an important influence of calcium metabolism.
    Milk is not acid producing.
    Dietary phosphate does not have a negative impact on calcium metabolism, which is contrary to the acid-ash hypothesis.”

    Now that you have all the information, make an informed decision.

    • Dietologist August 2, 2016, 8:33 pm

      “higher osteoporotic fracture incidence is observed in countries with higher dairy product consumption.”

      And this “fact” is actually not true. The highest rates of fractures in Europe are observed both in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean – regions with a very low level of physical activity.

    • bOB July 22, 2016, 7:04 pm

      There are a great many peer reviewed studies that argue both sides of this debate. It is important to remember that there is a large incentive on the side of the Dairy industry to use scientific studies to debunk research that opposes their ability to sell milk. Many scientists get roped into providing dubious studies that serve only to muddy the waters of true scientific discourse in favor of industry. This has been a systemic problem in science for more than a century now, when industry first prominent scientists were used to placate concerns over the use of lead in many household products. A single scientific study, even peer reviewed, is as good as a single anecdote (i.e. totally worthless and proves nothing). If you really want to learn the truth, read ALL of the studies and then make your decision from a place that is truly informed with the best information available. There is a decent chance that “john smith” represents the dairy industry peddling the research they have paid for to support their position and protect their investments, as such practices are common in every form of industry that comes under scientific scrutiny. What makes this comment truly dubious is that it simply lists the conclusions of the study without detailing the methods used to come to this conclusion, who performed the research, and who funded it. All very important questions these days.

      That being said it would be advisable for the author of this article to provide evidence that there are indeed more “studies demonstrating that milk and dairy products actually fail to protect bones from fractures outnumber studies that prove otherwise,” so that we may, as concerned consumers, fact check the claims made in the article, as they may be as dubious as Mr. “Smith’s.”

      • Juan September 5, 2016, 2:33 pm

        After reading plenty of different discourses in this site, this is by far the most on point comment. This argument has not been settled yet and you can quote as many research papers you can find but the honest truth is most of these papers are biased by the ones who fund them. “Scientism” has become a religion of sorts to back up anything you want to believe, when in fact all we need to do first is understand who’s behind it. Read and be objective. And don’t bring you own personal experience into the discussion, that’s irrelevant by all standards.

  31. Anais July 12, 2016, 10:00 pm

    I came here just to know if I was getting TOO much calcium from milk but reading these articles sent me on a journey that led me to this video that you HAVE to watch.
    Chickens are hung upside down ALIVE, with their feet in hooks while they spin around a conveyer where a blade is suppose to cut of their heads but OFTEN FAILS! Jesus god almighty, fix this insanity!

    This came after reading how cows, hogs, pigs, are slaughtered by a bolt being shot into their forehead that renders them stunned but certainly still conscious and definitely still feeling everything before their heads are sliced open and blood drained out. Who knows how long it takes to get from BOLT in head (not in brain – so they are still very much cognizant, albeit dazed) to the time they are hung by their rear legs (in terrible pain from the chains around their feet and the full weight on their bodies pulling on them) before they actually receive that throat slashing that drains their blood for several minutes before they die.
    I can’t be fine eating meat or chickens anymore. Milk or eggs is definitely questionable too.

    • DJIVJMEKSHXN July 18, 2016, 5:42 pm

      More reliable sources of chicken meat and such product hang chickens in a sort of cone like contraption and then sever their major arteries. This is because it’s the fastest and most humane way to kill them, causing the least amount of pain and being more reliable than injection or decapitation.

      • PH August 16, 2016, 9:17 am

        Bowing after slapping your grandmother in the face is the most humane way to slap your grandmother in the face. Just because its more humane doesn’t mean it’s something that should ever be classified as humane.

  32. Dean July 10, 2016, 7:13 am

    Hi I study Health and longevity the Blue Zone by National Geographic which shows the longest and healthiest living people on Earth there are 5 Blue zones in the world and the people that live there don’t drink any dairy products or eat meat. The average lifespan for Americans is 76 in the blue zone most of the people live over 100 and cancers and diseases virtually non existent. LOOK IT UP.
    They get all the protein and calcium they need from a plant based diet.
    Milk and meat is Acidic which causes cancer Dr Otto Warburg Nobel prize winner said No disease, including CANCER can exist in an alkaline environment.
    I wish people with closed minds had closed mouths and listen to common sense instead of talking XXXX but common sense is not so common any.
    There is a lie in believe and people believe in the lies they are told We all walk around with smartphones computers in our pockets but yet no one finds time to do any research and we teach our kids to read but not to question every the they read so they grow up to be stupid like their parents.
    I know all of this and I’m only 19.

    • Paul August 23, 2016, 1:54 pm

      You also have to take a look at it from a historical view of people who drank milk from over 100 years ago in their society. Question if they drank everyday,also what the cows consumed during spring was most likely green grass not grains all year long.A cows tongue actually heals grass consumed by the cow.

    • Sway July 12, 2016, 8:36 pm

      Ha ha! Such attitude from the ‘know it all’ age. (anything under 25)
      There is probably still a net gain of calcium after consuming milk – to assume it depletes 300mg, every cup you drink seems overboard. Like with anything, moderation is key.

      • TheLadyOfPain July 13, 2016, 2:52 pm

        So? Even if it didn’t deplete all of the calcium, that doesn’t prove it’s good for you at all. The majority of people are lactose intolerant (look it up, dumbass). Also, milk is one of the world’s leading allergies. You sound like a moron in denial.

        • Philip W. Starr August 1, 2016, 4:34 pm

          “The majority of people are lactose intolerant (look it up, dumbass).”
          Dumbass, most people who are lactose intolerant are intolerant of factory “milk,” not real milk. Look it up.

        • Lactose intolerance is just that, intolerance July 21, 2016, 6:29 pm

          Lactose intolerance is not an allergy, it is an intolerance. Allergy is an adverse reaction whey and casein, the proteins in milk. Intolerance is an adverse reaction due to lactose, the sugar in milk. Dumbass.

        • Debra July 15, 2016, 9:33 am

          Even cows don’t drink dairy past year 1. Cows are smarter than humans…they MOOve on to water. We humans drink artificially colored, sweetened, chemical-laden drinks including cow’s milk laced with hormones and antibiotics and we scream “WHY Cancer WHY?!?” Oh my god it is infuriating. The simplest answer is right under your nose, in your glass. Is it half empty with soda or half full with water…

          • KR August 29, 2016, 2:40 pm

            our chemically treated water you mean?
            sure, water is great for us, but cows aren’t “smarter” by graduating to water. i’ll agree, anything we’re processing, is a possible carcinogen. but now you can agree, that includes our water supplies, should you not live alongside fresh, naturally refined water supply.

          • Sherry August 1, 2016, 11:02 pm

            You are so funny Debra but that is sooo freaking true. Why are people so clueless when it comes to what they eat, their health and their body. Isn’t it ironic that we don’t even know how our own bodies work?

  33. Bilwill July 9, 2016, 9:01 pm

    My 13 year old boy had horrible acne,took him off dairy and it cleared up in a month but now I’m worried about his calcium intake.

    • Brittany July 12, 2016, 5:09 pm

      Dark leafy greens such as kale and spinach (there are others) are excellent calcium sources.

      • Barbara & Richard Houck August 14, 2016, 7:37 pm

        When my daughter got off the milk because of serious bone loss in her shoulders. She tried the Kale thing…be careful…her blood thickened and she went to the hospital with a blood clot, 3 weeks later, and several procedures later, she’s recovering.

  34. Tyler July 7, 2016, 3:10 am

    There are so many things wrong with this article, but I’ll just name a few…

    “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.”

    Okay, so you’re saying that “acidic” milk, with a pH of 6.7 – and no, not raw milk, actual, processed milk has a pH of 6.7 – causes osmosis? Sure, okay, I guess that before I looked into it a little more, acid seems bad, but then I found a chart of the pH of many food and liquids. Now, there was one particuarly interesting to me. Can you guess what that was? Worry. That’s right, emotions produce actual changes in body pH. Now, for me, your article was much more damaging than my glass of milk per day. My glass of milk per day, with it’s 6.7 pH, is much less harming than me having to worry about your mental wellbeing while reading this article, with it’s pH of 3.

    “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.”

    Now, lady, I kind of got the vibe that you were something like the milk-hating vegan equivelent of a Jehova’s Witness, you know, going around knocking on people’s doors, “Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior Jesus almond-milking Christ?”

    Until I read this:
    “Fortunately, I did neither.”

    It was then that I realized that you truly are a lost cause. However, the show must go on, so I’ll continue.

    Do you really think that just because you read an article online means that you are smarter than a medical doctor with a degree that took a minimum of eight years to earn, as well as five years afterwards as a practicing medical assistant. He or she went through years upon years of their life training to be a respected medical professional, and you spent a day typing an article to make a crowdsourced institute whose main focus is purging the world of the evil plague that is: milk. You could have spent your life working to cure cancer. Working end world hunger. Fighting against child labor. Instead, you chose to be a milk nazi. *Slow applaud*

    • Cindy Cagle July 8, 2016, 11:36 pm

      I am a family dr ! I’v done my research and I do not recommend milk ! We ARE the only species that drink another’s milk ! It’s true about other countries and their intake of milk is far few and between and we here in America consume more milk as well as other diary products yet we have more fracture and osteoporosis. Milk also is a contributor to certain cancers ! As far as a jehovah witness if they preach about milk maybe you should start listening to them before it’s to late ?

      • A White October 5, 2016, 6:42 am

        My cat happily drinks cows milk. There are numerous other animals that have surrogated other species, its really not hard to find.

      • Grammer July 21, 2016, 6:44 pm

        It is hard to believe you are a medical doctor when you use the following grammar and punctuation: “As far as a jehovah witness if they preach about milk maybe you should start listening to them before it’s to late ?” Jehovah’s Witness is capitalized and has an apostrophe. To late? Proper use of the word is “too late.” Also, after a word, there is no space between that word and the exclamation point. Your credibility as a doctor may limit your practice.

        • johnpaul August 19, 2016, 11:09 am

          Medicine is not only studied in English language.

          • KR August 29, 2016, 2:48 pm

            that, and i find it highly unlikely a respectable family doctor has the time or inclination to trawl through blogs like this to comment.

          • KR August 29, 2016, 2:46 pm

            what bob said. and what cindy said. “we here in America”.
            granted, i believe she wants to “make America great again!”

          • bob August 20, 2016, 12:23 am

            I’m pretty sure “Cindy Cagle”‘s primary language is English. Something about that name doesn’t sound to foreign to me

  35. Dr Apoorva Kulkarni July 1, 2016, 4:23 pm

    Great ! Great! Great !
    The article Debunking the Milk Myth is very very good.
    Can some body send me email id of Mr. Vivian Goldschmidt ? I want to ask some questions and also write my own experience.

  36. Sam June 30, 2016, 10:05 pm

    Wow I’m shocked by everyone’s ignorance?!!

    The majority of humans are completely unaware of how milk is produced?!!

    Vivian is merely pointing out the facts as to why it’s bad for you, if you really want to know why you should stop drinking milk do the research and find out how a cow is raped and then forced to have its baby ripped away from it when it’s born so that we can consume it’s milk, it’s plain and simple ANIMAL ABUSE!!!!

    If you’re going to be so opinionated then take the time to research :

    I’ve become vegan after finding out and I will bring my children up differently so that the change can begin in the next generations

    • KR August 29, 2016, 2:51 pm

      wait. a vegan telling us they’ve become vegan? no…
      and no, she isn’t pointing out “facts”.
      and you’re not even keeping on topic. this is about milk consumption, not animal abuse.

  37. June 28, 2016, 5:42 pm

    The quantity of milk produced in any mammal is just enough for its young ones. How is this justified that we ignore this fundamental fact and deprive the natural food of the young ones of some specific mammals and snatch from them for our consumption.
    Its a kind of cruelty.

    • KR August 29, 2016, 2:53 pm

      my mother fed myself and the child of another mother who could not produce breast milk. maybe it is weird nowadays, but nobody batted an eyelid in the early 80’s. and we were both adequately fed.
      i’m going to say you’re wrong.

  38. Billy gaston June 24, 2016, 10:50 am

    I call BS. ive ALWAYS drank ALOT of milk… im 6’7″ tall… ive rode motorcross, saddlebronc and even been a skater, far FAR fewer broken bones than the little guys… ive been in 2 major motorcycke accidents, torn flesh, but only broke my foot because i kicked a car bumper to keep from getting run over…. been in 5 diffrent major car accidents…. one destroyed the car i was in, pushed my knees through the dash, and bent over the steering wheel…. careflighted… had whiplash and a bruised rib… no broken bones… not one. So umm yeah im callin bs… and guessin these “facts” were manufactured by a vegan, who is already degenerated to cow like status they are no longer able to think about anything other than convincing others to become as bovine like as possible.

    • Bilwill July 9, 2016, 9:06 pm

      Sounds like they should make an action movie of your life.

    • J June 29, 2016, 1:35 pm

      Billy, have you ever heard of the word outlier? In addition, Vivian offered evidence from scientific studies whereas you offered anecdotal evidence.

      • KALEB A RYAN July 14, 2016, 2:44 am

        Kinda similar to the lady lighting up a smoke on get 101 birthday. now, I’ve researched quite a few things. I’m not a vegetarian, vegan, or even really cut back on dairy. I also smoke on occasion. But I stated research due to my twin girls really bad skin condition. I learned a few things.. First off, the things these doctors prescribed them were almost as bad as the eczema condition.. Ooozing sores all over the place. Once I left the military, I ended up with a great deal of time on my hands. Started really looking at their conditions. My first similarity that I found was dairy.. Amazingly I discussed it with the doctor and he suggested it want to that point. But he subscribed steroid creams that thin the skin and remove pigment.. My girls looked like burn victims. So eventually I convince my wife. Skin gets remarkably better. Started growing and buying organic… And you see minimal issues a year into it. I even began making my own salve. Granted in a week, if I wanted, I could show you how bad it used to be. Really need to do some research on the fda, sugar industry, dairy, soy, and America’s meat production. It’s remarkable how the country works.. Granted there’s allot of incomes at stake, with farmers.. But then there’s allot of people taking complete advantage of farmers. Subsidizing hits hard in dairy, meat, and especially corn. We feed corn to the animals.. These animals aren’t supposed to eat corn… They eat……….. Grass! Pretty simple stuff. We shove corn down their throats.. It increases e-coli “Grain does not specifically promote the growth of E. coli O157:H7, but it increases the chance that at least some E. coli could pass through the gastric stomach of humans,” Russell says. “The carbohydrates of hay are not so easily fermented, and hay does not promote either the growth or acid resistance of E. coli. When we switched cattle from grain-based diets to hay for only five days, acid-resistant E. coli could no longer be detected.”

        They know this stuff.. They just control the ones regulating our food.

        Like I said, I drink milk.. Probably have cut back quite a bit.. I eat beef and chicken. But recently started buying organic. And honestly you can feel the difference when you handle it, and taste the difference. So to me, it’s a better end product. And I smoke.. Not saying ones better than the other. But the western diet will kill you. And there’s solutions here. Soy products.. Well, honestly the gmo soy products can go XXXX themselves. It’s sad what they do to American farmers.. Stopped buying round up too. Educate yourself. Granted… I see the article you obviously read. So, not just trash talking. And I’m not saying this guy presented a remarkable argument. But this was something I was already aware of. The information is out there. And really gets strange when you start digging. But try that organic stuff. Also helps farmers btw. Thinking you’ll like it way way more.

  39. Linda June 23, 2016, 1:52 am

    I am completely dairy free since January this year , as I had numerous symptoms ie : throat irritation, ear problems and irritation and complete sinus problems and IBS , I saw a private allergenis and was told I was off the scale with dairy. Since I stopped it took a while to see a difference I have gone to Koko milk and soya and feel a different woman .
    One thing is clear that in all of my 63 years I haven’t gone so long without going to the doctors for one thing and another. Interesting you say about soya , I will make research but I find that other milks don’t suit my cup of tea other than a particular brand of soya .

  40. Roo Torres June 22, 2016, 3:19 am

    Okay, I’m sorry but all of your “substitutes” for cow milk are even more harmful for our health. Not to mention, you should be ashamed recommending almond milk as it is potentially destroying the planet!
    Almond milk is the reason for California’s drought condition, and also the death of millions of bees!
    Soy milk is terrible for our hormonal system. You talk about metabolic disturbances caused by cow milk. Have you even looked into the health effects of the alternatives you are suggesting!?

    • research September 3, 2016, 3:38 pm

      Gynecomastia is the abnormally large growth of breast tissue in boys and adult men. Most often gynecomastia is associated with an imbalance between the hormones testosterone and estrogen. Soy contains a variety of chemicals, including phytoestrogens, or “plant estrogens.”Sep 21, 2015

    • Matthew June 22, 2016, 3:58 pm

      If you had any knowledge of agriculture, it takes 2,350 gallons of water per pound of meat and lots of gallons of water per gallon of milk. Stop saying almonds are causing a drought. That’s like leaving a hose on and telling someone they have to fix their dripping faucet. Same thing with eggs. Honey isn’t bad it’s good actually. Although it’s inhumane, I don’t mind it. COWS ARE FED SOY DUMBASS ALL THAT STUFF STAYS IN YOU!!!

      • KR August 29, 2016, 2:58 pm

        you should drink some milk or something, Matthew. I agree that Roo made some thin points, but you seem unnaturally angry. lack of dairy is as much the reason as any cause/effect provided in this blog.

  41. Panait Ciprian June 19, 2016, 5:13 pm

    can you provide any proof for any of your bs claims? Milk consumes milk from bones? Should we compare bone density? Milk have been used by humans from the begining of civilisation: sumerians, egyptians , hebrew and many others drank milk (if they could afford it). Now I know they did know some of the things we know but if it caused so much illness you would think they would have stopped it. Also stop with the whole lie about milk being for calves. milk for calves has colustrum which is not good for us. And a cow produces milk daily if well fed calf or no calf. So eat your almond milk (that tastes like crap) but do stop with all the lies!

    • Matthew June 22, 2016, 3:59 pm

      Osteoporosis is highest in milk-drinking countries. Bam you lost.

      • Tyler July 7, 2016, 2:01 am

        Osteoporosis also tends to occur in older folk. Generally, first world countries are more likely to have many people that can afford milk, as well as longer average life expectancies, hence more elders. Correlation may be present, but that doesn’t mean causation is.
        Also, what the heck is a “milk-drinking country???” You think milk is the only drink people ever have in some countries? Even if the “facts” in the articles are true, which would require credible, solid, backed-up evidence to prove, there are many, MANY things way worse than milk that you can put in your body.
        Take, for example, Mountain Dew. Someone sued the company for damages after finding a dead rat in their drink. Dew’s defense? The rat would have dissolved.

      • Your Daddy June 23, 2016, 1:26 pm

        Once again. Where’s your proof?

  42. Azariah June 11, 2016, 8:45 pm

    Milk and yogurt consumption are strongly protective of hip fracture. (Cheese and butter were not associated.)

    Sorry OP. The data says otherwise.

    J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Aug;29(8):1756-62. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2219.
    Protective association of milk intake on the risk of hip fracture: results from the Framingham Original Cohort.
    Sahni S1, Mangano KM, Tucker KL, Kiel DP, Casey VA, Hannan MT.
    Author information

    Dairy foods are rich in bone-beneficial nutrients, yet the role of dairy foods in hip fracture prevention remains controversial. Our objective was to evaluate the association of milk, yogurt, cheese, cream, and milk + yogurt intakes with incident hip fracture in the Framingham Original Cohort. A total of 830 men and women from the Framingham Original Cohort, a prospective cohort study, completed a food-frequency questionnaire (1988 to 1989) and were followed for hip fracture until 2008. In this population-based study, Cox-proportional hazards regression was used to estimate hazard ratios (HR) by categories of energy-adjusted dairy intake (servings/wk), adjusting for standard confounders and covariates. The exposure was energy-adjusted intakes of milk, yogurt, cheese, cream, and milk + yogurt (servings/wk). Risk of hip fracture over the follow-up was the primary outcome; the hypothesis being tested was formulated after data collection. The mean age at baseline was 77 years (SD 4.9, range 68 to 96). Ninety-seven hip fractures occurred over the mean follow-up time of 11.6 years (range 0.04 to 21.9 years). The mean ± SD (servings/wk) of dairy intakes at baseline were: milk = 6.0 ± 6.4; yogurt = 0.4 ± 1.3; cheese = 2.6 ± 3.1; and cream = 3.4 ± 5.5. Participants with medium (>1 and <7 servings/wk) or higher (≥7 servings/wk) milk intake tended to have lower hip fracture risk than those with low (≤1 serving/wk) intake (high versus low intake HR 0.58, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.31-1.06, p = 0.078; medium versus low intake HR 0.61, 95% CI 0.36-1.08, p = 0.071; p trend = 0.178]. There appeared to be a threshold for milk, with 40% lower risk of hip fracture among those with medium/high milk intake compared with those with low intake (p = 0.061). A similar threshold was observed for milk + yogurt intake (p = 0.104). These associations were further attenuated after adjustment for femoral neck bone mineral density. No significant associations were seen for other dairy foods (p range = 0.117 to 0.746). These results suggest that greater intakes of milk and milk + yogurt may lower risk for hip fracture in older adults through mechanisms that are partially, but not entirely, attributable to effects on bone mineral density.

    © 2014 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

    • carmel maalouf June 22, 2016, 1:14 pm

      people are doing less weight bearing activity lately, they have many more sedentary jobs which put them at risk for bone fracture. They are also living longer and taking other medications like serotonin reuptake inhibitors which decrease hormones in their bodies . Lowered estrogen and testosterone levels also cause the body to lose bone density. There are many confounding factors that are not considered in these studies. If they also controlled for other outlying factors which caused a decrease in bone density over time, the study might have some reliability or actual causal relation.

  43. pam June 9, 2016, 6:15 pm

    I had a car wreck and fractured my kneecap. The specialist x-rayed and ask me how much milk I drank. I told about 1 1/2 gal. a week. He looked at me and said “keep it up.” Within to weeks my knee had healed back together. So don’t tell me cows milk is bad for you. I have health problems but none stemming from milk, its called OVEREATING. I also grew up on raw cows milk and homemade butter, which by the way, is better for you than olio or margarine either one

    • Josh June 10, 2016, 4:27 pm

      And that thing about rGBH. It can only affect humans if the hormone is injected via IV. When the hormone is consumed by injestion, it is simply broken down and passed out of the body via urine. Check your facts OP.

      • Brittany July 12, 2016, 5:14 pm

        Cows milk is for baby cows, not us. Get that into your head.

        • Kim August 6, 2016, 9:11 am

          I agree completely.

          • KR August 29, 2016, 3:00 pm

            there you have it. irrefutable evidence.

          • swag August 21, 2016, 12:18 pm

            me too

            I wish I could still drink my mum’s milk

  44. Wilhelm June 8, 2016, 11:55 am

    Milk is for the White race; we are biologically suited for its consumption – simply look to different rates of lactose intolerance between races, and not that the White man is definitively adapted to dairy consumption.

    Biology aside, you mention that milk-drinking is a “cultural phenomenon” – yes, it is a part of our culture, and culture is important. You, rat of Judah, vile deceiver, can scurry back to Palestine if you do not like the White man’s “cultural phenomena”. We will be very happy with our milk.

    • Bilwill July 9, 2016, 9:11 pm

      I actually believe there is merit to that. Asians hardly consume any dairy and are extremely dairy sensitive.

    • Matthew June 22, 2016, 4:23 pm

      Just shut up. Milk drinking is unnatural. We are known herbivores, yet we still eat meat. Look at the longedt living society on earth. No medicine… Just food. They don’t drink milk. Eat meat and eggs. They average half an egg a days worth of animal products.

      • Geezer June 25, 2016, 5:02 pm

        Please feel free to continue your moral outrage of milk being unnatural as you express your comments on a computer manufactured through the processing of raw materials and refining them, most probably made in China flying halfway across the world whilst to be delivered to you so you may communicate with people in countries all over the world maintained by vast infrastructure and satellites in the sky orbiting our earth. Because that’s natural.

        There a lot of things we do that seem unnatural, I love milk, drink it everyday, anyhow frankly speaking the evidence is inconclusive but I personally don’t believe milk is unhealthy since so many drink it. There are so many other factors involved, and these studies don’t take into account personal diet, personal lifestyles, what is this fracture business? That’s bull, did they measure every fall each person has ever taken and measure the pressure of that fall on their bones compared to others? No. Milk can be unhealthy if it’s not suited for your diet, or if you’re lactose intolerant, however not everyone is the same, so diet’s differ, and telling people otherwise is not natural, well it’s natural of human nature. Nature is different in many ways.

    • RespectNotArrogance June 16, 2016, 11:22 am

      Look up the 25 year study China did and drink a gallon of milk while you’re at it. She is simply trying to help our country by informing them with facts. You can take your racism back to your dairy farm.

      • carmel maalouf June 22, 2016, 12:52 pm

        it is not racism it is a physiological fact that most blacks, arabs and jews cannot digest milk due to lactose intolerance. they simply lack the enzyme to digest milk sugar.

        • Whitey July 7, 2016, 1:58 am

          I’m white, from eastern europe actually, and I do not like the feeling milk gives me, but yet I thrive on red meat and vegetables, also rice and quinoa. So ya, I agree everyone has their own perfect diet. I discovered mine when I tried the blood type diet, it’s been 15 months and you couldn’t get me to stop it. W

        • Geezer June 25, 2016, 5:12 pm

          “it is not racism it is a physiological fact that most blacks, arabs and jews cannot digest milk due to lactose intolerance. they simply lack the enzyme to digest milk sugar.”

          Arabs and Jews drink a lot of milk, they just prefer to drink ‘Leben’ which is not the conventional form of milk you commonly find in the West. What study says that? From my personal experience having lived in the Middle East and the West for a decade, I’ve found more people are lactose intolerant in the West, but that’s only personal experience.

        • Matthew June 22, 2016, 4:24 pm

          *facepalm* if most races can’t digest it, it is 100% unnatural for humans and can’t be good for us.

    • Josh June 10, 2016, 4:31 pm

      Ever heard of goats milk? It is a common drink in the Middle east and Asia as well as other places. So your white man point is invalid you racist XXXX.

      – A white guy

    • Ally June 9, 2016, 8:51 pm

      Good keep drinking the milk white man. Then maybe you’ll die sooner and the world can be a better place. ?

      • john July 4, 2016, 2:44 am

        Ally you really got to stop loathing your black skin and features. Stop being envious that you are not white. That computer you are typing on invented by white men, that car you drive(unless you are in some non white throwback country), flight,white man,polio vaccine, that cell phone, phone and the list goes on and on. If caucasians did disapear the whole world would look like Zimbabwe. You hateful little racist.

        • Bilwill July 9, 2016, 9:18 pm

          I believe ally is white.

      • Matthew June 22, 2016, 4:25 pm

        White people dont make the world worse. Damn Jews cause all the greed. Look at banks. Ever heard of the rothschilds?

        • Lily June 26, 2016, 10:02 am

          All of you are racist XXXXX. Grow up and stop arguing about something almost completely irrelevant to the main topic.

  45. Bo June 8, 2016, 10:11 am

    I am a pescetarian.I eat a alot of soured milk that is only produced in Sweden and Finland and it is great. I also eat cheese. I don´t eat more than 4 eggs a week and off coarse no meat or poultry. Milk is not natural for humans to drink but off coarse butter, fat cheese and fat cream is. I hate all theese meat eater diets and vegan diets the only ones I CAN RESPECT ARE PESCETARIAN AND OVO LACTO VEGETARIAN DIETS. THE REST TAKE PILLS TO GET NOURISHMENT.

    • Matthew June 22, 2016, 4:27 pm

      No. They only thing a vegan can’t get is b12 and this is caused by the fact we wash the bacteria off our food. Veganism is much more sustainable for a body. Vegans live longer too. Tell me what a vegan can’t get from their diet.

      • KR August 29, 2016, 3:08 pm

        boom! toni hit it.
        joy, and a sense of respect for others, i could add. veganism seems to be about as much to do with personal diet, as it is to telling other people that they’re scumbags for eating meat.
        guess what, Matthew? we don’t care. meat is delicious.

      • Toni July 16, 2016, 4:33 pm

        What can’t a vegan get from their diet? Joy, that’s what.

      • Whitey July 7, 2016, 2:04 am

        It’s a known fact that blood type 0 individuals would die years earlier if they did not consume meat, type A thrives on vegetables and dairy.


      • Devin June 29, 2016, 1:14 pm

        Vegans also get b12, from soy based foods….everything we thought we knew about health and food is a lie, we’re herbivores and we’re killings ourselves because the medical industry and meat/dairy industry wants to line their pockets with your money.

  46. Vanessa June 6, 2016, 10:19 pm

    Calcium supplements have now been shown to possibly cause heart attacks and strokes. If milk (as dietary calcium) is not good for our bones, how should we get the amount of calcium and vitamin D that’s recommended? I’ve limited sugar and sodium (losing weight in the process) but my last bone density scan wasn’t good. I walk every day. Now I’m confused. What should I do?

    • Chetara June 17, 2016, 8:47 am

      We get Vitamin D from the sun. God put everything we need to be healthy and to heal in the earth.. Just study Biology

    • Thindi June 8, 2016, 4:52 am

      Green leafy vegetables contain readily bioavailable calcium, for example. And yes, google for more sources. All the best!

    • Ina June 7, 2016, 2:22 am

      Look up vegan calcium sources on google, you’ll find a lot of information! And vitamin D is produced by your body, so go out in the sun, 20 minutes every day and you’ll be fine! It’s really not that hard 🙂

      • KR August 29, 2016, 3:11 pm

        it is if you live in sun-avoiding areas… way to rub it in.

        but on the “god” put everything we need to be healthy on the earth. that includes animals to eat, right? right.

  47. Nicole brown June 5, 2016, 1:44 am

    I completely agree. I needed a good website to show my mom that since I’m vegan. If I don’t drink milk I wont be deprived of certain nutrient. But since me explaining that cows milk is the cows and human is humans. Did not convince her I had to show her real evidence. But I wanted to suggest that you look into a vegan lifestyle. For many reasons like the health benefits, our earth and most importantly what the animals have to go thru. Just like how eggs are not that great for you. After all they are chickens periods. But after you watch what the animals go thru it’s very difficult to look at meat or eggs and be like yummm. I get you might think that I’m just a crazy person who loves animals but I actually don’t even really love animals it just after you look at the facts and everything else you can make a good decision. I’m not trying to convert you to be vegan or anything. But I think it would be nice if everyone gets a fair chance to see what’s really going on so if you have some extra time I would be very pleased if you looking into some facts and stuff and maybe some documentary son Netflix or Earthlings is a good documentary. Thx. For your time But also don’t forget the health benefits. I’ve only been vegan for 4 months but I feel so much better. If you do look into it please contact me and tell me how you feel about it at

    • KR August 29, 2016, 11:12 pm

      you feel so much better. well, if that isn’t conclusive evidence, i don’t know what is!
      you want to be vegan? cool.
      but the preaching is rubbish. it should be tolerated as much as someone telling someone else that their religion is the only correct religion.
      i personally think you’re just a crazy person who doesn’t love animals.

  48. Adam May 31, 2016, 11:16 pm

    I come form a family of doctors and nutritionists. None of us drink milk, but we do occasionally eat cheese and yoghurt.
    None of us have any illnesses and I can’t remember the last time any of us got a flu or cold.

    Milk is simply not required to live a healthy life. Whether you drink it or not is an informed choice. You’re not going necessarily get healthier or sicker either way.
    Remember that nutritionists have got it wrong many times. Remember the margarine revolution? Replace saturated fats with trans fats. By hey, margarine is good for you.

    Here’s my pros and cons. As you can see, I don’t think there is many pros.

    Bovine milk cons:

    – Bovine milk is one of the biggest allergens in the world. Some infants don’t tolerate cow’s milk well.
    Eczema is a very common side effect of milk protein (casein). I myself get fairly bad eczema when I consume dairy.
    – Almost all humans are lactose intolerant, just in varying amounts. As humans mature we produce less lactase when we get older.
    – Bovine milk is mucous forming. This is the body’s way of ridding a foreign substance- by producing mucous. Dairy is one of the first things advised to cut out
    if you suffer sinus infections or other sinus problems.
    – Milk naturally contains a lot of hormones (lactation produces hormones). Teenagers experiencing acne are often advised to stop (or drastically reduce) milk consumption to help normalise hormone levels. Often acne improves when cutting down dairy.
    – Milk is a retail processed product – homogenisation (reducing fat particle size so fat stays suspended) & pasteurisation are both unnatural.
    Pasteurisation also destroys all the beneficial microbes in the milk.
    – Milk doesn’t contain much magnesium, so the calcium absorption isn’t high. Further to this, it’s often fortified with Vitamin D to replace the vitamin D that was
    lost during pasteurisation
    – Animal husbandry is the single biggest contributor to global warming

    Bovine milk pros:
    – Infant formula. For those that can’t breastfeed, infant formula is the most readily available alternative.

    Other arguments:
    – Milk is acid forming. All animal protein is deemed acid forming and the theory is that calcium is leeched to “buffer” (neutralise) acids. This itself has never
    been proven so it shouldn’t be used in any argument for milk. Supposedly plant-based proteins are digested differently and are not acid forming.
    Usually when using the term “acid forming” we refer to the residual contents left over after complete digestion. Take lemons for example, very acidic (due to citric acid), but deemed alkaline due to the very high potassium content.
    – Drinking another mammals milk is unnatural. It’s very unnatural as a bovine calf has very different requirements to a human baby. All animals in the animal kingdom
    ween themselves off milk never to drink it again. Camel milk is a new trend too. I just don’t understand it.
    Would you drink a glass of dog’s milk? What about horse milk? It just doesn’t make sense, and even though humans are adaptable, nature just didn’t intend for it to be that way (drinking another mammals milk).

    • Tyler July 7, 2016, 2:15 am

      Hey, we just learned about what you did in Civics! It’s called stacking the cards. If you want people to take you seriously, at least TRY to seam unbiased. You gave like 15 cons an “other arguments,” which happened to all be bad, and ONE SINGLE PRO…
      Let me show you what I mean if what you did was reversed.

      Milk cons:
      “” says that milk is bad.

      Milk pros:
      RECOMMENDED by most doctors
      If milk was bad for us, our bodies would have adapted through natural selection and given us the instinct NOT to drink milk. However, humans have evolved and developed enzymes which break down milk and use the healthy parts.
      (Insert more good stuff here)

      Other, completely unbiased, facts:
      Milk is good for you.
      Milk is not in any way, shape, or form, bad for you.

      See what I mean? Now, I’m not saying all of those are true, in fact, most were made up on the spot. However, the second to last fact for the good side is true.

      • Adam August 3, 2016, 9:18 am

        Well yes, not deliberately stacking the cards, but there is only one pro in my view.
        Many women can’t (or find it difficult) to breastfeed. Infant formula is a lifesaver. There are other alternatives, but they are expensive.

    • Panait Ciprian June 19, 2016, 5:20 pm

      almost all humans are lactase intolerant? such a big claim! In America where there are the biggest percentage they have just 20% intolerant while in Eurasia is close to 0. Just because you do not understand some basic facts on milk does not make you intolerant:
      1. there are foods like tomatoes and sour things that do not mix well with milk
      2. milk will cause you to vomit toxic stuff you ingest, from too much alcohol to bad food to others. this is not a bad things as those can cause sickness later.
      3. milk is not to be taken with certain medicine as it nullifies some or all of their effect
      and yes goat milk is more tolerable for a number of reasons but it also the lowest in vitamins and fat and proteins.

      • Merne June 21, 2016, 9:50 am

        75% of the world is lactose intolerant. Is Europe and the US all that matters? 3 of 4 is “most,” last I checked.

        • Adam August 3, 2016, 9:12 am

          Exactly. Almost everyone is lactose tolerant. Some just handle a higher load better.
          Don’t believe me? Drink 1L of milk in a sitting. Did you end up a bit gassy and bloated?

  49. Shirley May 30, 2016, 6:31 pm

    I just found you on line, wish I would have know about you before. I have extreme, as stated by medical experts oste. I have been on infusions, pills, watch my diet, have never since adulthood drank glasses of milk, but used it on deserts, in soups. ect. I had a dexa scan in 2015, and am not eligible again until 2017. I have medicare and united health care, I have ordered and take twice daily TrueOster. In 2017 when I can have a scan if I have not improved will your garentee be good?

  50. Debbie May 29, 2016, 6:57 am

    I have just read the article about cows milk which has left me astounded! I am 55 recently diagnosed with ostioporosis and determined not to take the poison doctors prescribe for it. However I have been drinking smoothies with essential,fruits and of course cows milk. I now intend to change to almond milk or soy which I do buy as well. Thank you for this informative article all these tips are so welcome and I hope so many other women and men are helped by your knowledge thank you so much ?

    • carmel maalouf June 22, 2016, 1:01 pm

      do your research regarding the problems with soy milk, it is not a good substitute due to estrogen-like compounds which may increase your chance of breast cancer, then there is the GMO argument among others.

      • Jannie June 25, 2016, 6:14 pm

        Soy causes breast cancer = MYTH. Plant estorgen is not the same as that of a mammal. Google it:)

        • Tyler July 7, 2016, 2:25 am

          Most soy milk has a pH of 6.0 (acidic) Guess what else has that pH…
          You guessed it! The normal ciw’s milk that is like three dollars cheaper and isn’t advertised all that much because, to the article’s autgor’s amazement, no one needs to convince you that it is healthy, unlike…
          You guessed it! Soy milk!

          • Juan September 5, 2016, 2:53 pm

            Remember “Got Milk?”. Right, no advertisement need.

          • KALEB A RYAN July 14, 2016, 2:46 am

            Kinda similar to the lady lighting up a smoke on get 101 birthday. now, I’ve researched quite a few things. I’m not a vegetarian, vegan, or even really cut back on dairy. I also smoke on occasion. But I stated research due to my twin girls really bad skin condition. I learned a few things.. First off, the things these doctors prescribed them were almost as bad as the eczema condition.. Ooozing sores all over the place. Once I left the military, I ended up with a great deal of time on my hands. Started really looking at their conditions. My first similarity that I found was dairy.. Amazingly I discussed it with the doctor and he suggested it want to that point. But he subscribed steroid creams that thin the skin and remove pigment.. My girls looked like burn victims. So eventually I convince my wife. Skin gets remarkably better. Started growing and buying organic… And you see minimal issues a year into it. I even began making my own salve. Granted in a week, if I wanted, I could show you how bad it used to be. Really need to do some research on the fda, sugar industry, dairy, soy, and America’s meat production. It’s remarkable how the country works.. Granted there’s allot of incomes at stake, with farmers.. But then there’s allot of people taking complete advantage of farmers. Subsidizing hits hard in dairy, meat, and especially corn. We feed corn to the animals.. These animals aren’t supposed to eat corn… They eat……….. Grass! Pretty simple stuff. We shove corn down their throats.. It increases e-coli “Grain does not specifically promote the growth of E. coli O157:H7, but it increases the chance that at least some E. coli could pass through the gastric stomach of humans,” Russell says. “The carbohydrates of hay are not so easily fermented, and hay does not promote either the growth or acid resistance of E. coli. When we switched cattle from grain-based diets to hay for only five days, acid-resistant E. coli could no longer be detected.”

            They know this stuff.. They just control the ones regulating our food.

            Like I said, I drink milk.. Probably have cut back quite a bit.. I eat beef and chicken. But recently started buying organic. And honestly you can feel the difference when you handle it, and taste the difference. So to me, it’s a better end product. And I smoke.. Not saying ones better than the other. But the western diet will kill you. And there’s solutions here. Soy products.. Well, honestly the gmo soy products can go **** themselves. It’s sad what they do to American farmers.. Stopped buying round up too. Educate yourself. Granted… I see the article you obviously read. So, not just trash talking. And I’m not saying this guy presented a remarkable argument. But this was something I was already aware of. The information is out there. And really gets strange when you start digging. But try that organic stuff. Also helps farmers btw. Thinking you’ll like it way way more.

  51. dt May 25, 2016, 8:03 pm

    Another hoax?

  52. hiling99 May 25, 2016, 12:17 pm

    “So the very same calcium that our bones need to stay strong is utilized to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk.” This is incorrect, earlier on they stated that milk raises the pH of the body, which is true since milk is alkali but raising the pH means making it less acidic as pH 1 is a strong acid and pH 14 is a strong alkali. This statement makes me doubt the accuracy of the rest of the article.

    • Bibbins June 28, 2016, 1:52 pm

      Milk is actually acidic, look it up.

      • Tyler July 7, 2016, 2:18 am

        Milk is one of the things you are supposed to pour on exploded acidic battery to balance it’s ph.

        • Tyler July 7, 2016, 2:23 am

          oops, sorry, that was alkaline batteries. However, most soy milk has a pH of 6.0 (acidic) Guess what else has the pH…
          You guessed it! The milk that is like three dollars cheaper and isn’t advertised all that much because no one needs to convince you that it is healthy, unlike…
          You guessed it! Soy milk!

    • Jeannem June 16, 2016, 6:40 pm

      I am 68. I have just been diagnosed with barely exceeding the limit for osteoporosis on my current dexascan. I have included milk and milk products in my diet for my entire life. I have a difficult time believing some of the opininons expressed here. I love milk & do not plan to stop drinking it anytime soon or until I personally can see specific evidence it is not good. My GP Dr told me to get more weight bearing excercise, eat more leafy greens and yogurt which I am now doing, along with more exercise. Walking is not enough exercise. My hemitology Dr told me to take Tums, really? A nurse friend of mine younger than I am took Tums for a very long time and got too much calcium, then recently had a triple bypass. The side effects with every one of those bone building prescriptions are just not worth the risk to me. We must remember our bones are made up of numerous other minerals other than calcium and if we dont have the right minerals present with the calcium, we wont absorb it anyway.
      I also have had Pernicious Anemia for over 30 years. I require B12 injections to make red Blood cells as I dont absorb B12, so I know a bit about what we need to utilize the minerals in the food we eat.
      My Dad was an avid milk drinker and lived to 90 with no problems. My Mother was not a milk drinker and lived to 88 with no calcium or bone related problems. They were both very physically active until they passed. If you dont work your bones, they wont work for you whether you drink milk or not and I think thats true for your entire body.
      All I can say now is thank you hiling99 for your comments.
      I would like to add that I am very disappointed to read some of these comments that sound so vicious and angry regarding one anothers personal preferences and freedom to have them. Why do we all have to think alike and all have the same beliefs? Ayeyiyi!

      • Merne June 21, 2016, 9:53 am

        Your parents probably ate leafy greens that are packed with calcium. This is a much better delivery system for calcium than cows milk. If you’ve always had dairy in your diet, why do you have bone problems?

  53. steelneena May 21, 2016, 1:24 am

    You are extremist idiots. The things you’re touting as major concerns are negligible in the reality of statistics. Just because cow’s milk isn’t the best source of calcium doesn’t mean that it’s a. a bad source of calcium, or b. bad for you. It is neither of those things. You have only used the statistics that back up your opinion. The articles I have studied have covered both sides of the issue, even using the same studies, but providing all the information garnered in those reports. you’ve picked your way through them, not even attempting to come up with anything viable to people who do their homework.

    • TokyoGaijin May 24, 2016, 5:11 am

      I actually agree with you, steelneena. The facts here are skewed.

      I love how the obviously know-nothing individual here suddenly knows much better than cardiologists, nutritionists, and other MDs who have gone through 8+ years of medical school, which includes biochemistry, human and animal physiology, and pharmaceutical training, THEN practiced medicine as interns for 5 years, way before they’re even ALLOWED to have their own medical practice…

      And someone with almost no college education (by comparison) writes a feminazi/vegan article attacking dairy?!

      Meanwhile, I wouldn’t put on those shoes (all shoes are made from leather – animal byproducts, including skins and other such that come off of animals, painfully)…

      I wouldn’t put that bra on (polyester which contains sheep products in the mix)

      I would probably even skip those clothes too (which are made from sheep products, cotton – which is also held in place with animal skin, or if you’re really hypocritical – which no doubt you are – silk, which is made from insect byproducts).

      I’d also skip out on chocolate bars, which contain cow’s milk.

      And oh yes… veggies. Which are grown, thanks to (get ready for it…) ANIMAL WASTE after being fed by (here it comes again…) FEED grown and made in fields fertilized by (oh boy, not again…) ANIMAL BYPRODUCTS!!

      Wow! So many things we rely on animals for! The Vegan edict is to live animal free (including byproducts). Looks like you hypocrites need to rethink where you stand on the animal/human relationship…

      • Samantha May 28, 2016, 11:47 am

        There is a fundamental difference between eating plants grown in soil containing of the fossilized remains of dead wild animals and the intentional breeding and slaughter of billions of farm animals. If you had half a brain, you’d realise that veganism isn’t about perfection – it’s about causing the least harm possible and falling 1% short of that standard is far better than someone like you who won’t even try.

        • George June 22, 2016, 1:51 pm

          Excellent approach Samantha, I was told from some people, So you are a vegan? What about all the small creatures that you kill everyday with your car, It’s exactly as you said it, Trying to do the least harm.

          • Jannie June 25, 2016, 6:17 pm

            Completely agree Samantha & George!

    • Veganpride May 23, 2016, 12:15 am

      You clearly haven’t been doing your homework, or are trusting the wrong information. We’re not meant to drink cows milk. Think- does any other animal include a different species’ milk in their diet daily? We’re the only species that enslaves animals, impregnates them, then steals the (raped) animals baby so we can drink its milk. Pretty disturbing

      • Nicole June 5, 2016, 1:57 am

        I completely agree cows don’t come to our door and be like I heard you just had a baby can I have some of that milk. We’re the only ones. I’m vegan Because of all that goes on behind everyone’s back and not many are educated about this. If you watch documentaries like Earthlings it’s so disturbing to watch things with real feelings get killed and raped and tortured for us.

        • john July 4, 2016, 2:54 am

          I’d bet apaycheck you are pro choice.

      • Sharon May 28, 2016, 1:12 pm

        Your logic is flawed. Just because we are the only ones has nothing to do with it being bad… I really don’t see any logic between your first fact making your second fact true.

        We are the only animal who creates pills, multivitamins, do open heart surgery, able to communicate between each other even if we are miles and miles away. I think it makes us stronger than other animals that we are the only ones to do that.

        Of course we have tons of flaws and are causing lots of harm to this planet… But that’s a different story.

      • RTCdeVries May 24, 2016, 1:33 pm

        *Slow clap* Best troll I’ve seen for quite some time.

        Yes, the bio-industry does need some regulation and some options qua drinks are better than others. But this argument is utterly bullsh*t. Calcium ions are necessary in the body (e.g. your heart does beat because of the flow of calcium ions). So to kick all milk products out of your diet is just plain stupid. Furthermore I would love to see some better arguments with sources.

        Kind regards,
        RTCdeVries (proud sipper of milk since 1995)

        • BirdLover June 6, 2016, 7:18 am

          Oh my god people. It’s unnatural (and because of our numbers and overpopulation, cruel) to drink another mammal’s milk and you get all the benefits of milk by eating vegetables. Eat spinach for example, it has all the benefits and more and much less calories. I have a great, delicious recipe if anyone needs it.
          Milk production rose during the 20 century (wars) because the people were starving and needed more food, when people got back on their feet, it was advertised as healthy and necessary (it’s not) to keep consumption up. They were not about to stop this business or cut the production, that would be too big of a loss. Since then it’s deeply rooted into our “normal” diet. The best argument (by that I mean the worst): “my grandma ate porridge made with milk every day, she was fine.” Just because your ancestors did it and saw it as normal, doesn’t mean you have to or need to. Most of you don’t even know, nor do you want to, what that poor animal goes through. If humans want to be big babies (literally), have women go through it, at least that milk is designed for humans or just ask your mom to have another baby so you can nurse again… Gross huh…
          Fun fact: the stereotype about cats drinking milk – they get diahhrea

          • Jannie June 25, 2016, 6:26 pm

            Well said! People fear change but there really isn’t any arguments agains the fact that we are taking something from another mammal that wasn’t meant for us, simply because we can/it taste good/we have “always” done so. If we can do less harm to this planet and all its inhabitants (including humans of course), why don’t we?

        • pascal June 1, 2016, 1:49 am

          You know there are plenty other sources of calcium right? Veganpride wasn’t saying we don’t need calcium, just that it doesn’t need to come from animal milk.

  54. Jasmine crawford May 18, 2016, 9:46 am

    Im glad i stumbled on to this artical about cows milk . me and my husband had a talk about this . our children were drinking cows milk until we decided to change their diet. But now since he talked to his boss who told him that almond, coconut , is worse than cow milk which make no sense to me . i mean cow’s milk is for cows. But long story short now our kids dont drink milk at all untill i proce to him that my way is better than his boss’s way.

  55. Jimmy. May 17, 2016, 5:21 pm

    I have 6brothers and a sister we are all over 50. We have always had cows milk. From your tests we should have all suffered with broken bones can you tell me why we have not? Be nice if you reply. Thanku.

    • BRedd May 18, 2016, 1:15 am

      It’s not just your bones breaking, it may cause other health issues. It’s really obvious, like mammals end up stop drinking milk. We’re basically drinking a whole other species milk, if you think about it, it’s kind of disturbing. It’s basically mucus. It is different in aspects of reactions and allergies to everyone. Whether it’s digestive issues, cancers, illnesses and so on.

      • Panait Ciprian June 19, 2016, 5:28 pm

        for the thousand time animals stop consuming milk after an age because milk is not cost effective. When you struggle to survive producing milk is hard. Milk is fat and various minerals and proteins concentrated. in the wild a female loses a lot of weight while feeding the cubs with milk and they lose a lot of weight by doing so. So unless you are a top predator you cannot afford to feed milk too much time. And if you are , well meat is better. Again you are mistaken correlation for causality.

      • Gaylord May 28, 2016, 12:46 am

        We also eat their bodies. Cocks ‘n balls ‘n all.

  56. Daishi May 15, 2016, 12:58 am

    Soy milk is NOT UNHEALTHY contrary to all the stuff you see online (aka scare tactics from the dairy industry to defend their freefalling profits). SOY MILK IS GOOD! I like to drink both soy and almond milk and ever since I gave up cow’s milk for these alternatives I’ve felt so much better in life! As stated in the article, unsweetened almond milk is the closest in taste, if that’s your concern.

    Stop supporting the cruel dairy industry and start living!

    • Tyler July 7, 2016, 2:32 am

      Most soy milk has a pH of 6.0 (acidic) Guess what else has that pH…
      You guessed it! The normal cow’s milk that is like three dollars cheaper and isn’t advertised all that much because no one needs to convince you that it is healthy, unlike…
      You guessed it! Soy milk!

  57. Charlie May 9, 2016, 1:16 pm

    My parents force feed me milk. 🙁 And like, a lot of it.

    • pascal June 1, 2016, 1:52 am

      Show your parents this study:

      Regardless of whether or not you have an ethical problem with milk, drinking milk in adolescence greatly increases your chance of prostate cancer later on.

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

      My parents did the opposite Charlie as my family had to share one and a half litres of milk per day between the four of us and my dad had the lion’s share. I didn’t like that at the time but I am glad now as my bones are strong and dense.
      How old are you?

  58. Ron Lewis May 5, 2016, 2:40 pm

    True Story
    In 2004, at age 45, I stopped a 30 year long cigarette habit. I am a wheat rancher / graphic designer / web developer.
    I carried a cooler with milk in it, the 2% kind, and every time I got a craving for a cigarette,… I opened the cooler and took a drink…
    Soon,…. my cigarette addiction was gone, but I had a new addiction: 2% milk.
    I started gaining weight like a pig, and soon was over 300 lbs., which isn’t that bad because at the time I “was” 6 feet 4 inches tall.

    Over the course of the next few years, my wife “weaned” me to 0% non-fat milk, which I could guzzle nearly a gallon at one sitting if I wanted too,…!

    In 2009, I noticed something drastic had transpired between the ages of 45 and 51,.. I had grown nearly 3 inches in height,….!!!!

    Making a long story shorter,…. a doctor at the time thought it was the growth hormone in the milk that caused my late life growth,.,… now I am worried as to what else it did,.. well not worried,.. concerned,….!

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 6:36 pm

      I didn’t think you could grow anymore after you became an adult. At least no later than your mid 20s if you are a male because men stop growing later than women do.
      Did you become 6’4″ after you drank lots of milk or 6’7″?
      Drinking less than the RDI of dairy milk is one reason I didn’t grow much, according to your theory.

      • carmel maalouf June 22, 2016, 1:19 pm

        normally the epiphyseal plates in the leg close at the time of adolescence, for girls, it is 2 years after her period starts, this is why one stops growing.

  59. Grace May 3, 2016, 4:58 pm

    If not drinking milk is good for your bones, then why did you get osteoporosis? Didn’t work for you. Also, milk is not highly acidic. It is almost considered a base because it’s ph is about 6.7 and neutral is 7.0. I believe milk got a bad rep because of the artificial hormones added to it which increases risk of hormone related cancers – prostrate, breast, and ovarian. Also the antibiotics given that are passed through the milk and do God only knows what. Then there was the big low fat scare that brainwashed people into decreasing fat and increasing sugar consumption leading to an increase in obesity and diabetes. I believe that as long as you drink organic hormone free, antibiotic free milk in moderation, it can be a healthy addition to your diet.

    • Tyler July 7, 2016, 2:42 am

      Thank god there is someone else in the comments that has heard the word research before…

      Also, not saying this applies to all vegans, but:
      To all of the veganazis out there, here are some facts that can actually be backed up:
      Many things that the average vegan diet consists of, including but not limited to:
      Most nuts, potatos, lentils, all beans, most rice and pasta, oats, and wheat, are actually much, MUCH more acidic than milk.

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 6:39 pm

      Who got osteoporosis Grace?

  60. Anonymus May 3, 2016, 10:25 am

    This article is total BS. If you look at it, for every food item there are BS articles but about milk? Seriously?! And you’re using “evidence” from 30 years ago! We have literally been drinking milk for about 7000 years! Oh and I’m dying to see your PhD in nutrition. Please don’t go around misinforming people!

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 6:44 pm

      Anonymous, many people can’t tolerate dairy milk. More people than you think. And bone loss isn’t the only problem, apart from being lactose intolerant. My 81 year old Aunty recently gave up dairy milk because she had been suffering from sinus problems for years. I had suffered from eczema since I was a child but it has cleared up now after I gave up dairy milk last year. My doctors only gave me prescriptions for harmful and useless steroid creams instead of addressing my diet. That is so wrong!

      • Panait Ciprian June 6, 2016, 9:16 am

        Have they tried natural milk from cows truly raised in farms with grass and no antibiotics? Because that XXXX they sell at the supermarket is anything but milk. Is water that tastes like milk. Also you provide 0 sources for those extraordinary claims.

  61. lewis May 2, 2016, 3:42 pm

    this article is absolute bull ive drank predominantly milk all my life and never broke or fractured a single bone and been in many situations where other people would have broke there bones for instance the time my leg got ran over and its just the same for all my brothers theve drank predominantly milk all there lifes and never broke or fractured a bone

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 6:51 pm

      Lewis I drank well below the RDI for dairy milk and, like you I didn’t break bones when most people would have. In fact my bone density at 37 years old was as good as a 20 year old’s so pushing people to drink dairy milk to get strong bones is a lie in my case.

    • StrongArgument May 7, 2016, 6:23 pm

      I heard Personal Anecdote is the best way to live your life, my uncle smoked for 50 years and died at age 100 cigarettes don’t cause cancer! My friend had sex with over 100 women unprotected and never got an STD, Condoms are bullXXXX! Do i need to go on? Pwnt.

      • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 6:52 pm

        You are idiotic!

    • Jim May 2, 2016, 8:53 pm

      dude, you’re an idiot, just because you haven’t broken any bones doesn’t mean that there isn’t any correlation between drinking milk and weak bones.

      • lewis May 3, 2016, 1:59 pm

        shut up you little bitch just because your probably just scrawny, if you actually understood the human body like i do, you’d know this article is bull

        • Tom May 20, 2016, 11:44 am

          You are a brain dead moron. Go play with the children if you can’t carry on a conversation like an adult.

        • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 6:54 pm

          Lewis you are a disgrace!

        • Captain Big Dong May 5, 2016, 1:25 am

          whoa there bud, why so harsh?

  62. Rob April 28, 2016, 1:29 pm

    Quack! I mean, Moooo!

  63. GMofficial2016 April 27, 2016, 1:35 am

    All Rubbish
    In US they started promoting fat free milk decades ago due to which there was no calcium in their milk, majority of the US crowd consumes 2% fat milk which is too less if you compare to what we have drank over the years.
    Now when you remove the creamy layer of the milk you remove a lot of calcium as well.
    Our ancestors lived for more than 100 years and they all believed in the richness of milk.
    None of them May have ever consumed low fat or fat free milk.
    All these worthless studies that come now a days on milk majority never talks about the milk was full fat or fat free.
    IGF1 is a protein peptide, unless it is injected in the body through injection it has no effect, so if you inject milk in veins then probably you will have issues, but if you are eating it orally it gets digested and metabolizes just like any other protein.

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 6:59 pm

      Obviously you didn’t read this article properly, as it does state the claims are made on pasteurised milk, NOT raw milk!
      By the way, not that many people lived to 100 years ago. In fact, most people died well before then so what YOU are saying is bullXXXX!

      • Panait Ciprian June 19, 2016, 5:31 pm

        can you provide the line where it mentions it talks about pasteurized milk? because I do not see it.

      • Tom May 20, 2016, 11:51 am

        Actually many people lived to be 90 to 100 years old. The “average” age of death was lower primarily due to accidents and public health diseases like malaria and typhus. If you could avoid accidents and drinking water that is contaminated with other peoples feces, you could expect to live pretty long.

    • Daniel May 2, 2016, 11:23 am

      You are completely ignoring the fact that is scientifically PROVEN that milk ingested from cows with bovine growth hormone increases risk of cancer. It’s not just someone’s opinion.
      Additionally, it’s not the issue that calcium is taken out of milk when you reduce the fat, it’s the issue that the human body barely absorbs the calcium that’s in cow milk.
      Also, did you just make up the part about all our ancestors living for more than 100 years based on the richness of milk? Our average lifespans have nothing but increased over the years. Moreover, there is no proven link to milk consumption and longevity

      • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 7:02 pm

        Exactly right Daniel! He obviously didn’t read the article properly and is talking bullXXXX about our ancestors living over 100 years.

        • Panait Ciprian June 6, 2016, 9:20 am

          some ancestors lived 900. Here is the deal: if you managed to survive past your 20’s and there was no war or epidemics you would reach your 90’s at least. About calcium not being absorbed from milk, if you drink natural milk it surely does get absorbed. stop making asumptions based on supermarket “milk”.

        • Anon June 5, 2016, 10:19 pm

          You guys do realize that the author meant both pasteurized AND raw, correct? In the beginning the authog actually said “especially when pasteurized” which means raw also applies.

          Anyways, I always drank a lot of milk when I was a kid. Lots of cow milk. Lots of goat milk. I’m 17 right now (not that old, but bear with me) and am totally okay. I have some sort of skin problem that is the overgrowth of skin cells and it causes lots of redness on my face. However, it isn’t because of milk. In fact, it flares up more when I DON’T drink milk. I have very healthy bones and try to drink milk daily. Nobody in my family at all has ever had issues caused by milk either

  64. Arny Silverman April 24, 2016, 8:29 am

    Hi Vivian in the quote from the comments below
    Dr. Anne McKay DNP, ANP-BC, CCD, NAMS-C April 18, 2016, 4:57 pm

    “In order to accurately assess the true “side effects” of a medication you have to know the FDA rules behind reporting of side effects. If 2% of patients in the premarketing study of a drug report any physical symptom while in the study it must be listed as a side effect. What you need to look at is the comparison between side effects reported in the individuals on the drug and the group on placebo. In the drug trails for Prolia of all the side effects listed the only one that was statistically more significant in patients receiving Prolia vs. placebo was skin infections. The incidence of skin infections in individuals receiving Prolia was 15 in 3800 or less than 1%. I currently have over 500 patients on Prolia and we have given over 4000 injections in the past 5.5 years. I have taken 4 patients off the medication for skin infections during that time and all were diabetic. Otherwise I have found it to be very well tolerated by patients. In addition we have seen a reduction in fractures and measurable improvement in bone mineral density in the vast majority of these patients.”
    Take home message: If you have osteoporosis, statistically your risk of a side effect from Prolia or any other osteoporosis medication, properly prescribed, is far less than your risk of a fracture.

    This Doctor who wrote this seems to refute your oft stated claim that the osteoporosis drugs are bad and counterproductive,Like every other Dr. i’ve encountered. I’m 70 years young, recently diagnosed with Osteo. My Doctor wants to start me on Prolia but I’ve been stalling the decision primarily based on the side effects and an unpleasant experience with Actonel and of course all of what you say. I am following the Save The Bones program. Who or what to believe Vivian is my question? More Counter claims only serve to increase my confusion.
    I have another question also. Being a GERD sufferer pH is important to me. You mention Kefir milk as being acid neutral yet in his book “Killing Me Softly From Inside” Dr. Jonathan Aviv lists Kefir as having a pH of 4.17 which is on the acidic side of the pH scale. This I don’t understand. So again how does acidic neutral and a pH of 4.17 reconcile with each other ?

    • Tom May 20, 2016, 12:00 pm

      A pH of 4.17 is very acidic. Are you sure this number is correct. Liquids with a pH of 4 will be able to dissolve metal, and will burn your skin if you stay in contact with if for very long.

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 7:06 pm

      Good point Arny.

  65. tristian April 23, 2016, 2:22 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this crucial information with us. I already new that when milk is pasteurized it releases minuscule proteins it can cause histamine reactions that can be detrimental.

  66. Catherine April 15, 2016, 9:02 am

    I’m 22 and I was diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis back in October. I have a compression fracture and scoliosis and kyphosis from the fracture. I was lactose intolerant in most my childhood and didn’t drink milk. My osteoporosis is probably from having celiac disease, asthma medication when young, lactose intolerance, and IBS. These are all factors that should be thought about before it’s said milk isn’t needed for bones.

  67. Dora Kolker April 11, 2016, 12:16 pm

    i started drinking unsweetened almond milk because it has much, much less potassium and i wanted to cut down on potassium. i am 88 and potassium is not good for kidneys and too much protein is not good for kidneys.

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 7:09 pm

      Potassium is an important mineral Dora. I hope you don’t have a lot of salt as you need more potassium than sodium to regulate proper blood pressure.

  68. PurrpleICon April 11, 2016, 9:23 am

    Very interesting article. I would like to recommend a video entitled “Udderly Amazing” which I have watched several times and is an amazing expose on the subject of humans drinking milk. The link is

    • Mee Xiong April 15, 2016, 12:00 pm

      that was a very interesting video. thank you for sharing!!!

  69. Nicurru April 6, 2016, 7:21 pm

    Raw milk is actually an alkaline food, and raw organic milk is very healthy! I recommend everyone who can get it to try and see if they get as great benefits from it as I have. I have always had problems with my stomach, and it has gotten 80% better with raw milk. My skin is better, I have more energy and many other things. The studies about milk being bad is actually low fat milk. Whole milk, and especially organic, is a great food that many people have great use of. Its the claim that milk is bad that is the myth, and not the other way around. There is a very big difference between low fat pasteurized milk, and then raw whole milk.

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 7:14 pm

      It’s not a myth that milk is bad as most people do drink low fat pasteurized milk. If you had read the article properly it does state that raw milk has different properties. By the way, selling raw milk is prohibited in most areas.

    • T Pain April 8, 2016, 5:25 pm

      Butterfat content U.S. terminology
      80% Butter
      45% Manufacturer’s cream
      36% Heavy whipping cream
      30% Whipping cream or light whipping cream
      25% Medium cream
      18–30% Light cream, coffee cream, or table cream
      10.5–18% Half and half
      3.25% Whole milk or regular milk[10]
      about 2% 2% milk or reduced fat milk [11]
      about % 1% milk or low fat milk [11]
      0–0.5% Skim milk or nonfat milk

      Your claim is invalid. Milk is acidifying as is all animal protien. Unless you’re an actual Nutritional Analyst then you have no stake in this claim.

      • Johnny April 12, 2016, 1:05 pm

        And unless YOU are an actual nutritional analyst, you have no stake either.

        • Jimmy May 11, 2016, 4:06 am


  70. Kenneth Dunlap April 6, 2016, 8:11 am

    Claims of acidifying the body are nothing more than the blatherings of witch doctors.

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 7:17 pm

      No it’s not Kenneth. There is proof. Do you also say that about meat?

    • Phil May 12, 2016, 1:51 pm

      They’re not saying your body actually gets acidified. Those claims are stupid (like the ones saying drink mineral water to make your body more alkaline). They’re saying that it acidifies the blood which your body then combats by taking out calcium from the bones to maintain homeostasis, and this is true. Your body pH doesn’t change like those witch doctors claim, but it has a negative effect on your bones because your body has to maintain its pH this way.

      • mcvegan June 29, 2016, 7:49 pm

        well put Phil! the commenters on here don’t seem to read the other comments. don’t be so nasty to each other
        EVERYONE READ PHIL’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dr. MARK R April 6, 2016, 8:17 pm

      Sure…and Donald Trump will be a worthy president…Clinton is not a lying crook…and Putin is a great guy.

  71. Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 6:20 pm

    I am so happy I found your sight,Just in time when My “NEW” Doctor has prescribed that I get the every 6 Month shots of “PROLIA”.I looked it up and there are 50.”Yes” 50 Side effects of this drug.Why would any doctor prescribe this.? Anyway I searched and am so glad I found you as all that you say makes so much sense.I hope I am able to get more information about my progressing Osteoporosis…..I am 76 But in no Pain(Still can’t figure out why the doctor would prescribe this .I haven’ even had a Bone Density test since 2012…….Thanks for your Information Articles…..Joyce

    • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 7:20 pm

      It’s irresponsible of your doctor to not order a bone density test done if you have osteoporosis. How do you know you have osteoporosis?

    • Dr. Anne McKay DNP, ANP-BC, CCD, NAMS-C April 18, 2016, 4:59 pm

      PS to Joyce above. Any prescription of medication should be made on an up-to-date DXA ( bone density) scan and accurate FRAX score.

      • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 7:21 pm

        That is what I thought.

    • Dr. Anne McKay DNP, ANP-BC, CCD, NAMS-C April 18, 2016, 4:57 pm

      In order to accurately assess the true “side effects” of a medication you have to know the FDA rules behind reporting of side effects. If 2% of patients in the premarketing study of a drug report any physical symptom while in the study it must be listed as a side effect. What you need to look at is the comparison between side effects reported in the individuals on the drug and the group on placebo. In the drug trails for Prolia of all the side effects listed the only one that was statistically more significant in patients receiving Prolia vs. placebo was skin infections. The incidence of skin infections in individuals receiving Prolia was 15 in 3800 or less than 1%. I currently have over 500 patients on Prolia and we have given over 4000 injections in the past 5.5 years. I have taken 4 patients off the medication for skin infections during that time and all were diabetic. Otherwise I have found it to be very well tolerated by patients. In addition we have seen a reduction in fractures and measurable improvement in bone mineral density in the vast majority of these patients.
      Take home message: If you have osteoporosis, statistically your risk of a side effect from Prolia or any other osteoporosis medication, properly prescribed, is far less than your risk of a fracture.

  72. Nancy Steele April 4, 2016, 10:35 pm

    What about aged, organic cheese? Is that okay for bones, or is it as calcium-leaching as milk?

  73. Brennan April 3, 2016, 3:33 am

    You mention you use soy/almond milk instead, have you ever read up on Carrageenan, the thickening agent in virtually all substitute “milks”, and all the lovley things it does?

    • joe April 4, 2016, 1:38 pm

      Is it safe?

      You may have heard of health concerns surrounding carrageenan. Perhaps you’ve been reading a popular health food website, or maybe you have encountered a research study suggesting it is not safe.

      However, you should know that these sources are not all reliable. There is an abundance of misinformation and misguided science out there, and it can be difficult to know what is true and what is not.

      Food grade carrageenan has never been found to be harmful. It is a perfectly safe ingredient that has a major role to play in the food industry, and the foods you love wouldn’t be the same without it.

  74. Francesca March 30, 2016, 8:58 am

    Hi, I have been making goat’s milk kefir for a few months now to try and introduce natural probiotics into my system and reduce feeling bloated. However i learnt that mammals milk is really bad for you. Is goats milk kefir also bad for you also? Since the fermentation eats away the lactose, will it become acid neutral? Or will the effect be the same as milk which draws calcium out of bones? Please advice as i can’t find much “bad” evidence on milk kefir.
    Thanks, Francesca

    • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 6:58 pm

      May be a Good Idea to just get A Probiotic Capsules from The Drugstore/Be sure to get ACIDOLFuLOUS Pure…./////////////TAke One a Day for Bloating.They worked wonders for me.My niece is a Nurse and I suggested them to her.She’ very happy with them…..No more Bloating…..

  75. Nat March 25, 2016, 9:12 pm

    Can I just say that using a case control study and a prospective study from the 90s do nothing to support your claims. For a start, they’re both 20 years out of date. Secondly, you have not used a single RCT or systematic review. Do you know nothing about the hierarchy of evidence? Regardless of whether this is true, come back when you learn how to research properly so you can present a better argument

    • Dr. Anne McKay DNP, ANP-BC, CCD, NAMS-C April 18, 2016, 5:11 pm

      Totally agree Nat. Dates on the studies are 22 and 19 years ago and they are not random controlled studies. Unfortunately the general public does not understand the scientific research process or hierarchy or evidence; therefore, for the most part,.Ms.Goldschmidt and pick and choose her evidence without challenge from the subscribers of her website. Very unethical in my view.

    • NikkiRose April 7, 2016, 8:41 pm

      Hmmmm.. Nat. You say, “regardless of whether this is true or not…” so, it is true and you just don’t like it so you’re poking holes in her presentation of the information?

      I’d also like to hear what you think you know that could be helpful. Seems to me that drinking another species milk intended for its young is illogical. . Or should I be feeding my breast milk to my pet dog, and maybe some cats or better yet, maybe we’ve got it all wrong and humans should be drinking feline milk!?!!! Ridiculous… after all… evidence of the world being round wasn’t saturating the common man, or widely accepted at once- in fact it was refuted just solely based on prior thinking, despite evidence to the contrary.

      I think I’ll stay away other species body fluids, thank you.

      • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 7:27 pm

        You make sense NikkiRose as there is no need to drink dairy milk at all. It’s purely a marketing gimmick and we have been lied to about needing it.

      • Mal April 17, 2016, 11:55 pm

        All things in moderation I always say. You say you won’t eat another species fluids,what about another species meat.we know too much red meat is not good for you, but a little is beneficial. The same thing for raw whole milk.

        • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 7:29 pm

          Mal it is illegal to sell raw milk where I live.

      • Stefan Dingenouts April 11, 2016, 4:02 am

        NikkiRose, while I agree with you that Nat’s response has little value I have to correct a pet peeve here.

        People have through all recorded history known the earth was a globe. The story that people thought it was flat was made up by a guy who wrote a book about Columbus. The real reason people thought his journey was crazy was because they didn’t know how big the globe was, so there was no way of knowing how long it would take him to sail around the world. The writer thought this wasn’t dramatic enough and made up the story that people thought the world was flat and Columbus would fall of the rim.

        Later on people kept repeating that people thought the world was flat while in fact they didn’t, certainly not sailors who knew you could hide your ship over the horizon because of the curvature of earth.

    • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:00 pm

      Would like to know what your Qualifications are Nat?Do you have information that we need to know???

  76. Caroline M March 25, 2016, 1:55 pm

    Feel blessed to have found your website.
    am 63 years old and was diagnosed with osteoporosis in high school. Was breaking bones every 2 years so they sent my tests to a lab in California. The results were that had bones of an 80 year old lady in my hips and spine and a 70 year old in my legs.
    My uncle who was a heart doctor and my doctor at the time told me to “drink more milk”. That is all that was said. Tried it and intuitively felt something was not right. The feeling I had is that calcium was floating in my bloodstream but was not going into my bones. Tried calcium supplements and had the same feeling. So stopped taking them. The most interesting part of the story is that there was very little information from doctors or endocrinologists about how to improve your bones other than calcium supplements and have more dairy.
    In 1993, had a Dexca (sp) scan and my bones were still osteoporotic.. Since that time, have had other bone scans and have gone from osteoporotic to osteopenia.
    Have changed my diet considerably since then: am now gluten free and beginning to be dairy free, cut out all processed meats and foods, make bone broths, eat only dark chocolate for ‘candy’, drink only green tea, red wine and cut out coffee for the most part. May have an organic cup once every 2 weeks. Do enjoy organic grass fed beef, chicken, turkey, lamb and lamb liver.. Enjoy sardines and salmon. Still test scores are not good. Wondered if they changed the testing criteria. From all the research have now done, would not touch any of the osteoporotic drugs. Will keep on my journey. And thank you for confirming what I already surmised – that milk does not support healthy bones. Am thinking there is a hormonal issue involved in my case as recently diagnosed with Hashimotos. Looking forward to receiving your program. All the best..

    • Ches April 6, 2016, 12:31 pm

      Magnesium (Mg) is the problem. You will be very deficient in Mg and a good quality supplement will definitely help your condition (not Mg oxide). Try either Mg citrate powder (especially if you suffer constipation) or Mg chloride solution. You can also use a topical Mg chloride if you prefer. Calcium (Ca) and Mg are antagonistic partners, one cannot work without the other. Without enough Mg in your body to keep Ca dissolved in the blood, Ca will calcify and cause bone spurs, kidney stones, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation and arrythmias, depression, muscle spasms, headaches… the list is endless. Mg is necessary for every one of your trillions of cells. Mg controls ATP production and keeps Ca outside the cells. It keeps it where it belongs, in the bones and dissolved in the blood. Our modern diet is low in Mg and high in Ca. A 1:1 ratio of Ca:Mg is what to aim for. Do some research on the importance of Mg and its balance with Ca. Ches

      • Cheryl May 14, 2016, 7:34 pm

        Chess thank you for your information. You are right.

  77. Martin Kliff March 24, 2016, 5:58 am

    It is totally wrong..Milk is awesome resource for our bones……..

    • Stefan Dingenouts April 11, 2016, 4:04 am

      Just repeating something you’ve been told doesn’t make it true.
      Actual studies, that are independent, show proof it isn’t.

    • Susan April 8, 2016, 3:45 pm

      Lol. No.

    • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:03 pm

      What Credentials to you have to prove That you are right?

  78. Also... March 21, 2016, 10:45 pm

    Did anyone else find it ironic (albeit a bit sad) that the writer, who refuses to drink dairy, got osteoporosis and somehow thinks it’s evidence to support her claims?

    One last random thought. I hear people say stuff like milk and eggs aren’t “made for people” to eat. Really though what is actually made with the intention of being eaten by a human being?
    Fructose in fruits causes diabetes. Also there’s amygdalin in tons and tons of “edible” plants all over the world, including apple seeds and when that stuff comes into contact with a human digestion enzyme it turns into CYANIDE. No joke look it up. (No it doesn’t kill you so don’t freak out)
    Humans/human ancestors have been eating meat since about 2.5 million years ago so this whole its unnatural thing just needs to go. Meats and other animal products can be crazy good for you when eaten in correct proportions.

    ALSO ALSO if anyone responds with go read “The China Study” or anything said by Dr. Campbell please just stop and do yourself a favor. Go look up one of the many times what he’s said has been refuted. The raw data did not support his claims. Seriously it’s almost like the vaccines cause autism B.S. again…(OK that might’ve been tasteless but there are definitely parallels to be drawn there)

    • mcvegan June 29, 2016, 8:46 pm

      OMG I am 52 & vegan. found out I have osteoporosis and compression fractures in my spine! before you veghaters start hating I have severe seizure disorder and have taken a med for about ten years that causes metabolic acidosis. do you know what else causes metabolic acidosis???

    • Stefan Dingenouts April 11, 2016, 5:09 am

      In response to your thing about the china study: the same goes for the studies that claim milk is healthy. The only 2 or 3 studies that milk-health claims are based on and are repeated by everyone are known to have incomplete data that is manipulated (in a non-scientific way) and even then their positive results weren’t actually significant enough to make any claims either. Their raw data didn’t show any positive results at all. In contrast to the few independent studie that haven’t been manipulated and show health risks.

    • F_Ivanovic March 31, 2016, 9:50 am

      Does anyone think it’s ironic when non-smokers who claim that smoking is bad for you get lung cancer? No? And when the smoker who lives to a ripe old age of 100 with no health problems at all? Drinking milk only increases the risk of osteoporosis. It doesn’t mean if you drink it you will get it or if you don’t drink it you won’t get it. Just like smoking doesn’t mean you will definitely get lung cancer or non-smoking means you won’t get it. Also, the reader may not have always avoided milk – probably grew up drinking it like most of us which could have contributed to their osteoporosis now.

      Right. The key is moderation in any thing we eat or drink. Of course fruit was made for us to eat. So are plants. And so is meat. However, I don’t eat meat because of the way the animals are treated and the fact we don’t need to eat it for a healthy diet. We’re omnivores and have the ability to choose. In caveman times sometimes we wouldn’t see food for days so meat was a good source of energy during that time…. But milk was made for calf’s to drink. If Humans needed milk all their lives for a healthy diet then mum’s would constantly have to breast-feed.

      • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:12 pm

        When My son was 8 Yrs old he was very Thin and I thought something was wrong with him as he had a poor appetite! I took him to childrens hospital and the doctor told me to stop giving him Milk .It wasn’t good for his digestive system.He could not tolerate it///So! I would not let him drink milk .OH! A little on his cereal….. he did. Today he is 51 Yrs old and it hasn’t hurt hm one bit.

  79. Side Note... March 21, 2016, 10:22 pm

    Spit actually does have healing properties… It has trace amounts of growth hormone as well as antibacterial properties. Why do you think the mouth is the second fastest healing thing on the human body?

    For people who don’t like clicking on random links this is a medical website stating that milk is non-acidic and also does not cause a release of acids when metabolized so the whole acidic breakdown thing is totally bogus….

    • Lolz April 8, 2016, 5:33 pm

      This is the same FDA and USDA that tell us that legumes/beans and other plants are “incomplete proteins” and we need to eat animal protein to survive. And yes it acidic. You are not a nutritional analyst so don’t go pulling poor credentials from a government website that is ultimately ran by Monsanto.

      • Mal April 18, 2016, 12:08 am

        Red meat has certain fats that are essential for a healthy diet which you won’t find in plants. Also red meat is the richest source of vitamin b12 which is essential for proper brain function

      • Seriously April 9, 2016, 4:56 pm

        Without iron supplements it actually is pretty difficult to be healthy without eating meat. I also like how this article claims that almost all milk is treated with rBST and rBGH. Now I live in a farming community so maybe I’m spoiled but every milk carton I’ve ever seen has had the words “not treated with rBST or rBGH”. The article also says that all animal proteins are acidic, then why do bodybuilders, most of whom consume 200+ grams of protein EVERY day, have extremely high bone density on average? They aren’t eating 6 pounds of black beans every day i can tell you that. They’re eating chicken, beef, fish, pork, dairy, and maybe 25% of that protein comes from vegetables, grains, and fruits.

        • Stefan Dingenouts April 11, 2016, 4:31 am

          No it is not. 40% of people in India are vegetarian/vegan and have been for countless generations without any problems. Simply put: eat vegetables with dark green leaves and you’ll get enough iron, calcium, et cetera. It’s not difficult at all: “eat food, mostly plants, not too much.”

          You don’t get the absurd amount of protein you need for body building out of your normal meals. They use protein supplements (shakes) for that, and these are nearly always plant based as it’s the most efficient way to create proteins. So I seriously doubt your 25% claim, it’s more likely to be 75%.

          Apart from that, high bone density in athletes in general is an survival/adaptive mechanism as well: you’re constantly putting high strains on your bone structure, so your body compensates for it by increasing bone density. Broken bones are bad for survival in the short term. That doesn’t mean it’s healthy, because that calcium, etc. could be needed elsewhere in your body as well and could have long term effects. What you say shows your body takes care of short term threats first, not that there are no threats. A lot of body builders develop all kinds of health problems later in life.

  80. Logic March 19, 2016, 10:40 am

    It took me a while to decide the legitimacy of this article, but now I know for a fact its BULLXXXX. Because all you have to do is look who this site is sponsored by! Fox News, CNN, and the rest of those corporate LIARS!

  81. Johanita Kruger March 16, 2016, 7:01 am

    I was allergic to milk when I was small, so according to your reasoning and how terrible milk is, it should have gotten worse? But no…drink it now every day.

    • Stefan Dingenouts April 11, 2016, 4:52 am

      This article has nothing to do with allergies. Though, in fact, most of the worlds population can’t even digest diary. It’s only people with genes originating in Europe that have the ability to digest lactose.

      To answer your specific question about allergies: what you are allergic to changes over your life, especially around puberty. Many people who can’t deal with milk when they are young grow over that. But just because you don’t get an allergic reaction to it anymore, doesn’t mean it has suddenly become healthy.

      That’s like claiming you used to cough when you started smoking, but now you smoke every day and you don’t have to cough when you inhale smoke anymore, so it must be healthy after all.

    • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:14 pm

      OK! so you drink it everyday! But how old are you…..??? It may come back to bite you….

      • steelneena May 21, 2016, 1:32 am

        you lady, are a wacko

  82. Tim N March 12, 2016, 6:16 pm

    I have read this article and find it is flawed. It is based on assumptions that have used data that is incomplete or just plain inaccurate. This kind of thinking leads to urban myths and a reduction in public health. here is a link which provides good evidence to the benefits of milk including cows milk.
    I would further like to add that a balanced diet is the one which generally is best for people. One other thing. pasteurised foods tend to be safer.

    • Brock March 16, 2016, 12:09 am

      Just because something is good for us doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t wash it off or clean it. Going off of this same logic one of the last things we should drink is water. Look at the lengths we go through to purify water. We go to greater lengths to purify water than we do to clean our fruits and vegetables. Is that to say that water is bad for us? Absolutely not. Also like Tim N, I’d like to see some of those “credible sources.”

    • Wendy March 13, 2016, 1:53 pm

      I can understand why so many people are resistant to facts, when they’ve been taught that milk is good for you, that the calcium is needed to grow strong bones, that animal proteins are what the body needs, all their lives, and handed down for generations. Superstitions are passed down that way too. It’s hard to change beliefs.
      Look at the scientific facts. Look at the credentials, look at the sponsors of the studies. Cows’ milk is for calves, and there’s no justification for the cruelty the cows endure to support a myth. If you want protein, get it from the earth (that’s where the animals got it in the first place, why not go to the source?) You’ll also get all the calcium you need from that primary source. Why do people eat meat? It’s “tradition,” it’s taste and texture. But it’s also totally unnecessary abuse and cruelty. Dairy farmers do “rape” cows about once/year to produce calves, removed at birth and some calves caged their entire lives to produce veal. The cows suffer from infected, painful and sore udders, and their milk is full of pus, white blood cells and bacteria. Is that what you want to drink? Is that what you want in your butter and yogurt and just about all processed foods? Sure, it’s pasteurized – think why it has to be. Strong bones? No. Needed protein? No. Harmful to humans? Absolutely.
      Do we have to pasteurize fruits, vegetables and nuts? If milk is so good for us, why do we have to make it “safe” to drink?
      Compare the studies but look at the sources of the information. There’s no doubt about the credibility of the large numbers of doctors who debunk the value of milk, and for good reason.

      • Tim N March 14, 2016, 4:19 am

        Well Wendy its nice that you are defending your position, but please some genuine citations from recognised sources if you please! I have shown you 1 highly recognised source which states that milk is good for you and there is no scientific doubt that humans have been harvesting milk for about 8 to ten thousand years. In fact mainstream science says the opposite to everything you claim. Stronger bones – True, Great source of protein – True harmful to humans – The Milk – not at all, Unpasteurised … cows are known to carry TB. Turns out that many vegetables undergo a process similar to pasteurisation due to the soil borne disease they carry, nuts are also treated. Did you know that there is a lobby group who claim that with the correct amplification you can hear carrots screaming as they are being picked? Did you also know that vegetables, especially rice, transmit more arsenic to humans than meat or fish?

        • Stefan Dingenouts April 11, 2016, 5:04 am

          Mainstream science says nothing of the sort, mainstream marketing keeps repeating the same few studies as so called proof. These are 2 or 3 studies that claim health benefits and they were not independent studies, are known to have incomplete and manipulated data (and not in the way you have to do in valid science), and even after manipulation their data didn’t show positives that were significant enough to base any decision on.

          Mainstream independent science says that if we look at the results of those studies, even ignoring that the data is incomplete and manipulated, they are inconclusive. On the other hand, the few independent studies with real science have shown health risks.

          Your claims after the stuff about pasteurisation get so irrelevant and illogical (that something is done mean that is good) that I’m not even going to respond to that.

  83. Tim Mitchell March 9, 2016, 1:54 am

    It is important to note that what is said in this article is for store bought milk only. RAW milk from a responsible farmer who has healthy cows, is one of the most nourishing and building of drinks. RAW milk doesn’t erode and weaken bones, it doesn’t make your body acid and it doesn’t contribute to cancer, it protects from cancer and boosts the immune system. Stop drinking store bought milk, it is trash, drink RAW milk instead, it is what builds healthy calves and babies and will build strong and healthy young children, store bought milk will do the opposite. God gave us RAW milk and it has been building healthy bodies since He created man: don’t throw the baby out with the bath water….

    • questions August 25, 2016, 7:09 am

      God gave us cancer too

    • rob March 10, 2016, 4:00 pm

      No. That’s not true Tim. Nothing you’re saying here is scientifically supported.

      Raw milk, and pasteurized milk do not contain nutritionally significant differences. Raw milk however is full of potential viruses, like bovine tuberculosis.

      Milk, is not good for you. If god had a hand in any of this, it was giving women breasts, and their own milk. Why people like yourself instantly turn to the rational you have here is beyond me. We didn’t start milking cows until a thousand years ago. So how is god involved in that at all?

      • Tim N March 12, 2016, 5:55 pm

        Rob your reply to Tim Mitchell is absurdly wrong. Here is a link and there are lots more.
        In fact milk is a great source of food and to be honest most of this entire site is dedicated to promoting urban myths. In other words Rob you are full of it.

        • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:19 pm

          The article looks good but there are many other factors not mentioned/Like Contaminants and other adiditives to the milk they didn’t have years ago

  84. Sean March 8, 2016, 4:04 pm

    Thank you for this article. I find it quite interesting. I also have a couple questions. You said that contrary to popular belief, milk is actually detrimental to the calcium supply in our bones, because the effect milk has on our metabolism actually works to deplete more calcium than the amount that the body actually absorbs. You said this is because animal based proteins upset the bodies PH level and calcium is then used to neutralize this upset, causing a reduction in calcium (which is primarily stored in our bones). First question: does this mean that every time I am eating an animal based protein (which I do very often), I am depleting the calcium supply in my bones? Second question, if we should not drink milk as a source of calcium, what is a good natural replacement (excluding vitamins because they are unnatural and the body tends to pee out most of the contents in a vitamin supplement anyways).

    • Eunice March 11, 2016, 9:35 pm

      Hi Sean, here are some great non-animal sources of calcium (and yes, animal protein in general has an acidic effect on the body causing calcium to be drawn out of the bones):
      Many kinds of vegetables, particularly dark green ones like broccoli, kale, bok choy, watercress, mustard and turnip greens, collard and dandelion greens, also calcium-set tofu, various beans, almonds, oranges, figs, blackstrap molasses, fortified juices and non-dairy milks, and many others.

  85. Knowledge Seeker March 1, 2016, 11:56 am

    Do your own research before discrediting someone else’s. If you think that dairy cows aren’t used up for every drop of milk, THEN butchered for meat are living in some dreamland. The populations of our country alone demand milk and meat higher than our planet can naturally produce it..which lead to the mistreatment of the animals in order to produce the product. Big food companies don’t care about your health, just their profits. Let me ask you this…in most mammals when is milk produced?? Only when they are how are dairy cows able to produce so much milk?? They are constantly impregnated over and over again until their bodies can’t handle it anymore..then they are turned around and butchered. I used to live in a dream, believing our country treated animals right, because “great cheese comes from happy cows, & happy cows come from California”….right??? SO FAR FROM THE TRUTH. Milk is stolen from pregnant cows instilled with fear. On another note there is literally blood and pus in milk. The USDA ALLOWS 750,000 somatic cells per MILLILITER. (& this is for Grade A classification and after pasteurization) In fact the USDA allows all kinds of things to pass in our processed foods..bug wings in peanut butter, rodent droppings in others..everything is safe as long as it doesn’t hit a certain level they claim. I’d rather do without honestly. I am no vegan or fact I thoroughly enjoy meat and cheese, to clarify. I just happen to be too smart for my own good and I like to know where things come from and why things are the way they are. A true scientist by nature…and let me tell you..the life we share on this planet is all but natural. We are the only species to nurse off another’s milk for “health”..Don’t get me wrong, there has been cases of other animals nursing other species, for example abandoned babies receiving care in the wild from another species, but it doesn’t happen on the regular. Just be open minded and look up things for yourself. Look at both sides of the argument and make your own decision. In 2016 being ignorant is YOUR OWN CHOICE! We live in an Information Age, so everything is at your fingertips. KNOWLEDGE, does a NATION good.

    • steelneena May 21, 2016, 1:36 am

      Happy cows come from Wisconsin.

    • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:26 pm

      How right you are about many things in your article……Do you know that Verments get into the Vats from the vineyards and they make juices and Drinks and jams & Jelly ……Well/Known companies!!!!!! They are suppose to have two guys on the boxes watching and they throw out the rats ,mice and snakes that get into the boxes.Some they miss///They just get ground up when they deliver to the companies that process them. What else are we eating that we don’t know about.? Best to grow your own then you know what’s in your products.

    • vertaler March 5, 2016, 2:18 pm

      This is untrue: milk is not produced by pregnant cows. Milk is produced by cows who, having been pregnant, have recently given birth – milk is food for baby cows, not foetuses. So, milk is not stolen from pregnant cows. It is stolen from calves, who are no longer allowed to drink the food specially formulated for them… Please give people accurate information when you are trying to persuade them to your point of view…

    • Knowledge Seeker March 1, 2016, 12:00 pm

      “…there have** been cases…”..not “has been” hahaha my bad.

      • Tim Mitchell March 9, 2016, 1:44 am

        Milk is not stolen from calves generally speaking, it is fed to the calves until they are of weaning age and then the farmer continues to milk the mothers until they fall pregnant again. A good responsible farmer will increase the nutrients of the feed to the mothers that they are milking to give them all that they need and rotate them around the paddocks to food that will give them what they need. Good healthy RAW milk from responsible dairy farmers is a healthy and building food and has been since the dawn of creation. The only problem is when we started to pasteurize the milk, killing all the enzymes and immune building components which makes milk good. Try raising a baby on almond milk, it will kill them. If it isn’t good as a replacement for a baby then it isn’t a good replacement for growing children. RAW milk is much less acidifying, than the rubbish that we buy in the store today, it does not cause cancer or deplete the calcium from our bones. Store bought milk is all that this article says it is, so don’t stop drinking milk, just find some good raw cows or goats milk….. from a responsible and sustainable farmer.

        • questions August 25, 2016, 7:08 am

          raising babies on almond milk will kill them? so only cows milk is ok for children? what? you cant do that with cows milk either.

        • Eunice March 11, 2016, 9:44 pm

          Tim, in the vast majority of dairy farms, cows do not “fall pregnant again.” Soon after they have given birth and had their calf taken from them, they are placed in a contraption known colloquially in the dairy industry as a “rape rack,” and artificially inseminated with a sperm gun that is shoved elbow-deep into her vagina, in order to keep her milk production high, continuous, and profitable to the farmer. The cow then goes through another pregnancy, another birthing, her calf is taken away again, and her milk is sold to human beings. This cycle continues for 4-6 years, until her milk production slows down so that she is no longer profitable, and then she is taken to the slaughterhouse and turned into hamburger. Cows live a natural lifespan of about 25 years.

          • Nicole April 2, 2016, 9:58 pm

            This is accurate. In addition, when the calves are taken away, a plastic spike ring is fastened to their noses to prevent them from feeding off the lactating mother (it pricks the mother, causing her to pull away).

            Sometimes these are fastened so tight, they pierce the calf’s nose.

            In addition, the lactating cows are are shockingly thin and unhealthy because all of the nutrients that are injested are used in the production of milk.

            I recommend you search images of both of these so you can see a glimpse into this filthy business that is, the milk industry.

        • Eunice March 11, 2016, 9:40 pm

          Tim, in the vast majority of dairy farms, cows do not “fall pregnant again.” Soon after they have given birth and had their calf taken from them, they are placed in a contraption known colloquially in the dairy industry as a “rape rack,” and artificially inseminated with a sperm gun that is shoved elbow-deep into her vagina, in order to keep her milk production high, continuous, and profitable to the farmer.

        • Auzie o March 9, 2016, 8:58 am

          Would you drink “RAW” milk from another human?!?
          Upon giving birth most mammals on the planet naturally have “RAW” milk! Their “raw” milk is specifically formulated and strictly meant for their own offspring and species! PERIOD!
          That’s how nature works on planet earth!
          Humans have NOT been drinking cows milk since the “dawn of creation” !!! Humans have been breastfeeding from cows for about 7500 years (hardly the dawn of creation) and it started in Europe due to famine poverty desperation and stupidity!!! God gave gorillas giraffes dogs cats etc. etc. etc. “RAW” milk upon giving birth, should humans drink from them too?! I’m pretty sure some morons would drink milk from just about any creature but does it mean we all should?! Does it make it right?!?
          The cow is not your mother!!! (unless she is!?) and if you are over the weaning age you’re too old to breastfeed! It’s preverted!!!
          Milk is baby food!!!! And a mothers milk is for her baby only!!! PERIOD!!!! It’s really pretty simple!

        • Auzie o March 9, 2016, 8:49 am

          upon giving birth most mammals on the planet naturally have “RAW” milk! Their “raw” milk is specifically formulated and strictly meant for their own offspring and species! PERIOD!
          That’s how nature works on planet earth!
          Humans have NOT been drinking cows milk since the “dawn of creation” !!! Humans have been breastfeeding from cows for about 7500 years (hardly the dawn of creation) and it started in Europe due to famine poverty desperation and stupidity!!! God gave gorillas giraffes dogs cats etc. etc. etc. “RAW” milk upon giving birth, should humans drink from them too?! I’m pretty sure some morons would drink milk from just about any creature but does it mean we all should?! Does it make it right?!?
          The cow is not your mother!!! (unless she is!?) and if you are over the weaning age you’re too old to breastfeed! It’s preverted!!!
          Milk is baby food!!!! And a mothers milk is for her baby only!!! PERIOD!!!! It’s really pretty simple!

  86. References here February 27, 2016, 11:25 am

    From the quoted sources
    Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Hip Fractures in the Elderly:
    Article above quotes: “Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20 years, was associated with an increased risk of hip fracture in old age.”
    Does not mention that the reference also says:
    “However, the quality of recalled data on dairy products and physical activity is questionable, and so our results for these two exposures should be interpreted with great caution”
    “A recent longitudinal study of women in their 20s found that adjustment for protein intake increased the strength of the association between calcium intake and increased bone density (Recker RR, Davies M, Hinders SM, et al. Bone gain in young adult women. JAMA 1992;268:2403-8). Failure to adjust for the potential confounding effect of protein intake might explain the dairy product-hip fracture results in our study.”
    “Our surprising findings could be due to chance or bias, particularly differential exposure misclassification and confounding. Nevertheless, there are plausible biologic reasons why overweight and dairy product consumption might be associated with an increased risk of hip fracture.”

  87. ANNOYED February 27, 2016, 10:08 am

    Where are the links to these studies? Why are posting things on the Internet with out siting sources and backing up your statements. This is why some want regulation of the Internet and they may get it if people like you post this kind of crap without backing it up. Someone please, take it down.

    • Nat March 26, 2016, 11:07 am

      What happened to freedom of speech????

    • Nat March 26, 2016, 11:06 am

      Yes God gave us natural made milk from cows for calves to drink not humans. Were the only mammals that have sooo many diseases that we cant keep up with them n were also the only mammals that drink otha mammals milk raw or pasturised.
      To me if u think bout it no it dsnt make sense why do we drink cows milk.
      And i raised my 16yr old daughter on Goats milk only wen she was a toddler n so on.
      And wen she was 5yrs old she tripped over on cement n her arm didnt break HER BONE BENT n had to b operated on to straighten it.

  88. Steve February 26, 2016, 1:58 pm

    I was looking something else up about milk and I got a bunch of these Vegan propaganda articles claiming milk is bad for you. At least for those of us who can tolerate lactose, it is good (in moderation, as with all things). I’ve been drinking it for years and my bones are in good shape and I’ve never noticed any negative sides to drinking it.

    • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:29 pm

      For some reason I don’t think men are affected as much as Women with Osteo….I could be wrong but you don;t hear it as much! Why///Wonder if its a Hormonal thing

    • gabriela March 2, 2016, 11:54 pm

      Not your mom, Not your milk. I am not vegan and can tell you that! Also, milk is bad did you not read the article? Geesh

  89. Certified Scientist February 24, 2016, 11:30 am

    What a joke.

    Of course milk is good for you! Calcium, Vitamin D, it has everything you need for strong bones and teeth, and the minerals your body needs! Now, almond milk, soy milk, and all those processed garbage milks are bad for you, but not cow’s milk. Especially if you get home-grown, or local cow’s milk that are grass-fed. Obviously, everything excessive is bad for you. Milk is good to drink in the mornings, or with other foods and liquids, but you should never eat or drink anything TOO much. 8 oz of milk a day is good for you, I’ve heard. Just remember ANYTHING, not just milk, is bad in excessive amounts for your body. You need variety in food, as well. According to studies, you shouldn’t overeat anything, even if it’s healthy, like fruits and vegetables. They are linked to certain diseases, and probably even cancer. Always include several minerals and vitamins in your diet, and try not to buy so much canned and processed food, unless you have to. Do not buy things with hydrogenated oils (such as soybean oil, cottonseed oil, palm oil, etc), as those are linked to diseases, as well. They are vegetable oils, but hydrogenated. Unless it says FERMENTED vegetable oil (such as “fermented sunflower oil”), then that’s fine. Stay healthy everyone, we’re all trying to survive in a disease-increasing and processed environment.

    • Anneli February 24, 2016, 9:16 pm

      Vitamin D is added to milk in the United States. It is not naturally present in milk.

      • David March 2, 2016, 8:50 pm

        I’m glad someone else pointed out that milk contains 0% Vitamin D. It does contain B-12 though. However, I still prefer to avoid milk. I prefer to use whipping cream (35% fat) in coffee, and greek yoghurt (9% fat) on my muesli. I know, dairy is bad, ra ra ra. But fat is good.

        They don’t feed cow’s milk to baby gorillas, or other mammals. So why would we want to drink it?

        • Tim Mitchell March 9, 2016, 1:48 am

          Milk doesn’t contain 0% vitamin D, that is only the filtered and destroyed fat free milk that you get in your local store. Vitamin D is naturally in the fats that are in the RAW milk and is higher when the grass is growing faster in the spring. The store bought milk is trash, if you want vitamin D and A and immune building compounds which build strong bodies…. and bones, get raw milk from a responsible farmer. Raw milk doesn’t make weak bones, it makes strong bones.

  90. Denise Scott February 24, 2016, 9:31 am

    Thanks for the interesting article. I just want to say that correlation is not causation. If it were, I could point to all the people I know who have had plenty of milk in their lives and have strong bones. Like my 95-year old mom, who drank a cup of warm milk (she used powdered) every night for her whole life (on top of milk in cereal and coffee). She died at 95 without ever having broken or fractured anything in her body – and she worked outside until she was in her mid 80s – and actually fell to the ground several times.. (she was always running somewhere…). Not only did she not fracture or break any bones, but she rarely even bruised!! Nevertheless, what you say makes sense. I have osteoporosis. Almost every day I have a shake that consists of kale or collard greens, papaya, blueberries, banana, tumeric, a pinch of red pepper, ginger, and chia seed – and almond milk. I also have naturally sweetened (like Brown Cow) yogurt every day. Soy has been linked to health issues, so I don’t overdo it on that. I could find a more scientific source, but the Pritikin site notes that “many studies on soy-eating populations in Asia have found links between their diets and reduced risk of various diseases, including heart disease and cancers of the breast and prostate.” So, for me, moderation is key. I think exercise is key for bone health.. walking every day, weight-bearing exercise. All the best of all of you!!!

    • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:31 pm

      mmm you drank Almond milk///Your mother drank Powered milk///Theres the answer

  91. mmmm February 20, 2016, 10:15 pm

    Stop spreading your bullXXXX

    • ANNOYED February 27, 2016, 10:10 am

      Right? No sources or links to back up this article. Stupid people shouldn’t be allowed on the Internet.

      • Nat March 26, 2016, 11:16 am

        So freedom of speech is bullXXXX then i take it.
        N to be honest i didnt know stupid people werent allowed on the net thats all i see on there everyday.
        N by the way wats ur IQ????

  92. Drew February 20, 2016, 1:47 am

    Did you cite anything in this entire article?

  93. Daniel February 19, 2016, 11:21 am


    I would like to ask if cottage cheese also affects the bones negatively. I rat this alot when I workout to recover.

    Looking forward to your reply (and sorry if I missed the answer in the text).

    Kind regards,


  94. Margaret February 17, 2016, 11:29 am

    I grew up on a dairy form and there were jokes about how much milk our family drank. My mother has severe osteoporosis and fractured her hip, and my father also had osteoporosis and a hip replacement. I wish I had had this information when I was much younger.

    • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:43 pm

      Debbie needs to read your article again………..By her comment she didn’t understand what you were saying! I liked you r artcle

    • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:32 pm

      Thank you for sharing that////Goes to show!!!!

  95. Debbie Asmar February 15, 2016, 8:14 am

    I think you forgot to mention it also has casein in it. Also pus and blood. Casein causes cancer. Look it up if you don’t believe me. Its clearly written in wiki .

    • Steve February 26, 2016, 3:42 pm

      You mean the part on wiki from “The Chinese Study”? The book is a joke written by a Vegan with an agenda. He believes in a low fat diet. This low fat crap is what has made everything half or no fat, but with four times the sugar. You cannot demonize a single aspect of our diet and reject it like that. The proper diet is to eat a range of everything( all in moderation ). We are omnivores, we have evolved eating whatever is available. The people with diet based health problems are those who haven’t properly diversified their diet or simply have bad genes. To be vegan you must eat many foods with planning else you will end up underweight and malnourished as many vegans do. Add just a little meat and fat to a vegan diet will greatly reduce the need to pay close attention to what you eat. On the flip side, going full carnivore isn’t so easy either. It’s a fine balancing act.

      Why would we care about blood? Milk will pass on whatever might be in the blood anyway and we eat plenty of blood in meat. Pus isn’t much concern either, we discovered a great technique, it’s called pasteurization. If there is enough to make it taste funny, I’ll buy someone else’s milk.

      • annoyed June 5, 2016, 8:49 pm

        So the obvious answer to the Western obesity rates is to consume more animal proteins as we have been doing? How is this going to change anything. Do research and don’t base the healthiest lifestyle in the world out of your own, ignorant opinion.

    • Jack Woodcrest February 21, 2016, 11:25 pm

      Casein on its own doesn’t cause cancer, but in tandem with complex sugars and fats (often also found in milk) it can lead to an increase in IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1, a steroid-type protein with a superficial resemblance to insulin) production. IGF-1 leaves certain types of cells a more fertile environment for independently mutated cancers. Drinking fat-free milk could potentially negate this.

      Also, seriously? Milk contains pus and blood? Are you XXXXting me? That’s like saying “beef contains horse” as a net statement because of that one manufacturing error in England. Pus and blood in your milk would be the result of poorly maintained machinery and/or a neglect of the dairy cows’ welfare.

      • karen February 24, 2016, 10:43 am

        Sorry to tell you but my friend works in a multi award winning butchers. Many cows have cancerous growths cut out and then the rest ends up on your plate.
        The meat/dairy industry hide so much from the customer. It’s in their best interests to do so

        • Jack Woodcrest March 7, 2016, 5:17 pm

          You haven’t addressed either point. Also, what’s your point? Cancerous growths are difficult to process and generally disgusting.

        • Steve February 26, 2016, 3:49 pm

          Last I checked they don’t butcher dairy cows for milk and I don’t see the issue with cutting off cancer, it is not like cancer can be contagious… at least cross species anyway.

          • Tim N March 14, 2016, 4:22 am

            I used to live on a dairy farm. None of our cows ended up as hamburgers or steaks. When they were to old to produce they lived out their lives peacefully and were buried on the farm.

          • ME March 2, 2016, 2:43 pm

            Every single Dairy cow ends up as a burger

  96. Jeremy February 12, 2016, 6:22 pm


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  97. Jeremy February 12, 2016, 6:22 pm

    Unless the government gets to all the turtles in the form of medication

    • Steve February 26, 2016, 3:50 pm


  98. Jeremy February 12, 2016, 6:21 pm

    If your gonna do it just drink some titty milk, I’m sure it’s much needed! supply, demand, Tittie’s! What’s not to love. Jobs for everyone, we can just set up woman boobie factory’s, to make it more private! Oh, and have drive through tittie places, with organic boobie fruit flavored sanitizing lube. Now I understand our fascination with breasts! Thanks guys

    • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:34 pm

      I must say your comment is funny but then you are a Man!

  99. Jeremy February 12, 2016, 6:14 pm

    Facts are facts, ignorance is ignorance, it’s either two jackasses, or people working for the milk company; u can lead a dumbass to beer, but you can’t stop a dumbass from drinking it. Either afraid of the truth or to damn dumb to comprehend!

    • Alan February 19, 2016, 3:54 pm

      You seem to be a loudmouth idiot

      • josh February 22, 2016, 6:04 pm


        • karen February 24, 2016, 10:45 am

          Good to see someone speak sense Jeremy

  100. Happy February 10, 2016, 7:14 am

    Morons to say that. Humans are the only people that drink from other species. This doesnt make sense! Why dont we just drink from rats then!? You say it is because they dont have milk, maybe they do, we don’t know, we only know that we aren’t suppose to drink from them. Same with cows and goats and anything else.
    ANIMAL MILK IS BAD! Scientists have proven.

    • Steve February 26, 2016, 4:09 pm

      Oh and milk is just a mixture of food. The fact it provides everything a young animal needs to live for the first years of its life is plenty to say it is very healthy, but it also says too much will make you grow as fast as that animal and calves grow fast.

    • Steve February 26, 2016, 4:06 pm

      All mammals produce milk, even rats. However rats, unlike cows, wouldn’t produce enough to be worth harvesting. Also, people don’t like rats so it’d be hard to find a market for rat milk. Same issue with dogs and cats, too small. We could milk humans, but morals and health issues prevent that. We do milk sheep, goats, yaks, buffalo, horses, reindeer, llamas and camels. Basically, if it can produce enough milk to be worth it and isn’t a risk to milk (like an Elephant) then we probably milk it. Similarly, if it lays an egg (even snails), someone eats them.

    • Clark February 15, 2016, 9:09 am


      • Joyce I Benedict April 5, 2016, 7:35 pm

        LOL Thats not funny!

    • Blake February 10, 2016, 7:36 am


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