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” (http://www.preventcancer.com/press/releases/july8_98.htm, June 21, 1998) Dr. Epstein concludes that:

“Drinking rBGH milk would thus be expected to significantly increase IGF-1 blood levels and consequently to increase risks of developing breast cancer and promoting its invasiveness.”

Even though organic milk is from cows that are not given antibiotics or rBHG, if you truly care about your bone health and your overall health, you should…

Avoid drinking cow’s milk

As I explain in the Save Our Bones Program and contrary to mainstream recommendations, drinking milk and eating lots of dairy products are not the answer to reversing osteoporosis. And while in the Save Our Bones Program no food is completely off limits, I strongly recommend that you explore the different milk substitute options that I will list for you here.

But first, I’d like to clarify that unsweetened fermented or cultured dairy products such as yogurt, kefir, and sour cream are acid neutral. Yogurt in particular is chock-full of beneficial qualities. As is the case with milk, organic yogurt does not have rBGH, but even several of the most well-known yogurt brands have stopped using the bovine growth hormone (rBGH). You should call your favorite yogurt company to confirm. One more clarification: when I say unsweetened I mean without sugar or any artificial sweetener. However, you can add honey or stevia, a zero calorie plant-derived sweetener that is delicious and alkalizing as well. I like to carry around stevia packets in my purse so that I’m always able to sweeten food or drinks when I’m on the go.

The best milk substitutes

My favorite milk substitute is unsweetened almond milk, not only because it is alkalizing (as almonds are), but also because it’s delicious and tastes very similar to milk. I even cook with it!

If almond milk is hard to get, you can also try rice or soy milk. I strongly suggest consuming only organic soy milk to insure it’s not made with genetically modified soy. There is also some controversy about unfermented soy products, so try to use it in moderation.

What Else Haven’t They Told You?

What else have you been told about bone health by your doctor or other “experts” that is flat out wrong? What other “facts” (like drinking milk does a body good) are keeping you from optimal health?

Myths like these are a big reason I created the Save Our Bones Program. To give you the straight scoop on how to deal with osteoporosis the natural way.

I can help you take control of your future.

Learn more about the Save Our Bones Program here →

And remember, if you ever hear someone ask “Got milk?” smile and think to yourself “No, because I know better!”

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  2. Bec June 23, 2017, 4:51 pm

    I’ve done a bit if research this morning, on the pro cow’s milk argument and the articles I’ve read back up their arguements with research data and references. Any chance of you doing the same to help ys make a more educated and confident decision?
    Thanks.

    • Bec June 23, 2017, 5:06 pm

      I’ve had a closer look and a more thorough read, please forgive my previous impatience. This article is very well supported.
      Thanks

  3. DS June 22, 2017, 9:12 am

    After reading this article, I know why my stomach turns acidic everytime I consume milk, and most of the time, I have to take an anti-acid tablet to counteract the problem. I am 50 years old.

  4. Jay June 19, 2017, 11:06 am

    I have been drinking a liter of milk each day for over 40 years. My bone density is just fine and I am strong and healthy.

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 2:36 pm

      Bullshit, your a soft, fat and pathetic excuse of a man

  5. Eunice Palang June 17, 2017, 8:22 am

    I reached this page because I was basically searching about “are cow’s milk healthy?”. I searched about this topic because I have read an article from PETA about their summer campaign, “Not Your Mom, Not Your Milk” (with hashtag SuckLess) encouraging about avoiding cow’s milk. In the article, cows are dreadfully abused and maltreated just so that they can be “milked”. Reading the article was, indeed, very disturbing. And so I searched for other articles also regarding if consumption of cow’s milk is healthy for humans. PETA’s and your article are on parallel grounds. And I am so glad I came upon this article – full of information and enriching in promulgating good health.

    Now, I know better. 🙂

  6. Susan Baker June 12, 2017, 4:26 pm

    Thank you so much for your information. I knew something was wrong with cow’s milk when it makes me ill to drink it. I’ve been on almond milk for awhile now and love it!

  7. Mujtaba June 11, 2017, 6:43 am

    Gail and Roderick Ewins, thank you for agreeing with me.

    Michelle Dinova:

    None of the “scientific research” I was referring to in my comment is related to the ‘dairy industry’. They are independent studies that have nothing to do with dairy but more with how our bodies work. I did not even mention any study that can be related to the dairy industry. I had major health problems for years and I can say with confidence I have done much more research than the average person. The knowledge I shared in my comment is a culmination of the bigger picture. Notice that I mentioned “raw unpasteurized milk” which the dairy industry is against and does not want to be made legal because they loose profits and small farmers expose their bad practices with regards to the health of animals and quality of milk. I am advocating raw milk in my comment, not the commercial low quality milk from the supermarket.

    Breeze:

    I am the one with the agenda? Please try to be sensible. I am not selling anything nor do I have any explicit benefit from sharing the information that I did. On the contrary, this author Vivian, has a lot of benefits by writing an article like this. This is a big website and it is selling products. I think you should be more concerned with the author and the website having an agenda, than with me.

    Further, yes my claim that milk is legit because it’s still around is NOT flimsy. The fact that milk is still around is a testament to it’s nutritional value in a healthy diet. It seems like people nowadays take our ancestors (even our grandparents) as a joke, as if they weren’t independent thinkers or as if they didn’t have the capability to differentiate between what’s good and bad.
    For example, for Hindus, in ayurvedic teachings, milk is the highest form of food. And Hindus have consumed milk for thousands of years. And even they advocate RAW milk, not the supermarket commercial milk.
    And like Khen said, are you really comparing twinkies to milk?
    The bottom line is: Milk is really good for you (if it’s raw and comes from healthy cows).

    JACK:

    Yes I used “LOL” in my argument because I was laughing out loud while reading this article and as I wrote my comment. It’s laughable because she is twisting up some generic studies on dairy products and making huge conclusions based off them. There are a thousand factors you have to consider to make conclusions like this and it’s clear she didn’t consider them. Like someone else pointed out, those countries with lowest dairy consumption also drink less cola soda and processed sugars. Further, it’s commercial diary, which I am not advocating. My argument is for raw milk from healthy cows.

    KELLY FOSTER:

    You call my comment ignorant but fail to tell me why? You did not even give any counter arguments. Please explain why my comment is ignorant? I presented many different ideas and proofs for milk being good for humans.

    GRANT KENNEDY:

    I don’t think I am full of it. And I mentioned God once (because I believe in God) but it was not part of my argument, I was just hoping that this author gets justice.

    Raw milk contains lactase which is the enzyme needed to process lactose. People wouldn’t be lactose-intolerant if they consumed dairy products the way they were meant to be consumed.

    And most people can tolerate yogurt, because of the probiotics in it that help digest lactose.

    In fact, if you really look into what you eat daily, there is so much food that we ate that contains dairy products or has dairy added into it. You wouldn’t really know unless you were actually allergic to dairy and had to read the label of everything you bought.

    Cows make so much excess milk and it is not too different than human breast milk. And cows are happy to share their milk.

    And if you look at goat milk, it is the closest to human breast milk in composition and structure.

    The argument that ‘cow milk is not for humans’ is repeated so often and is honestly the worst argument.

    Is meat for humans or is it only for predators like lions and hyenas and crocs?
    Are the vegetables for humans?
    Are the fish for humans or is it only for the other predators in the oceans?

    The point i’m trying to make is who decides cow milk is for humans or not? The bottom line is milk is a food. If it is good for us, we should drink it. If it is not good for us, we should avoid it.

    And milk from my knowledge, is one of the best things a human can have, so we should drink it.

    You can drink human breast milk if you want, but it would be extremely expensive because well…humans don’t produce much milk.

    We drink cow milk or goat milk or camel or sheep milk, because they produce milk in abundance and they can share with us.

    Whether it’s human breast milk or other mammal milk, it’s the same. People even drink WHALE milk. Milk is just a food.

    DRINK MILK PEOPLE! DRINK RAW WHOLE MILK. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS. EAT YOGURT AND EAT CHEESE. IF YOU CANNOT TOLERATE MILK, THEN EAT YOGURT. THE CALCIUM WILL KEEP YOU SMILING AND DEPRESSION FREE, AND KEEP YOUR BONES STRONG. (it’s not JUST the calcium, dairy products have the fats and other vitamins and minerals that have great synergy with calcium and aid calcium metabolism in order to keep our bodies full of energy and disease free).

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 2:38 pm

      silly faggot

    • Bob Lake June 15, 2017, 7:31 am

      You know, of all the things that are wrong with this post, what pisses me off the most, is the “milk keeps you depression free”. That’s like saying “orange juice will protect you from schizophrenia”, or “apples will keep you free of paralysis”. Depression is a medical condition. Do you not understand that? What century do you live in that you think you can say ignorant, offensive things like that and still believe yourself righteous?

      “Milk is still around” is the flimsiest argument there is. There are so many things still around that are horrible, but they’re still around because someone gains from their existence. And milk is a huge industry, with a lot of money and power, which allows them to continue brainwashing folks like you into thinking milk is good. You might be propagating raw milk, but like several people have already pointed out to you, you can’t provide raw milk for the world’s population, and you either don’t get that or pretend you don’t get that, I don’t know.

      Your personal experience is not proof. Even if milk really did you well, that doesn’t mean it’s good for humans in general. You know, my ex had issues with appetite, and the absolute only way he could make himself eat was to smoke marijuana. It saved him from having to be force-fed or hooked up to tubes. It maybe even saved his life. That doesn’t mean weed is good for people and should be propagated as a healthy choice for everyone.

      Giving up dairy cleared my acne. I mean, seriously, it literally cleared my skin. Will you take that as proof that milk is bad for people? That’s a sample of one. I’m sorry, but your personal experience is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.

      No, human milk and cow milk isn’t ‘just milk’. It’s not the same. That is so nonsensical I want to throw a textbook at you. Cow milk has a completely different chemical composition. It is designed for a different species, for different purposes. It’s not about ‘deciding’ what’s for us and what isn’t. It’s not an ethical issue, it’s a chemical one. There are things some animals can eat that would kill others, or give them serious health issues. Cow milk is not designed for humans. Just because it’s food doesn’t mean it’s good for everyone who eats. Holly berries are food to, for plenty of birds. Are you going to feed them to your child?

      We’re not taking our ancestors as a joke. We take them as people who lived in a less civilized world, who had less information available. We take them as people who spat on wounds to disinfect them, who treated free will in women with hysterectomies, who used cocaine as an anesthetic. We take them as people who drank milk out of necessity, not because it was good for them. You know our ancestors also ate a lot of plants and mushrooms that can sustain you, but will poison you overtime. They did that because they had to, or because they didn’t know any better.

      Bringing up ancestors as proof of something being good is just illogical. You do realize you’re talking of people who sold their daughters into marriage, owned slaves? Of people who lost their teeth by 20 and died by 30? And are you presuming our ancestors always knew the difference between good and bad?

      No, I don’t think my grandfather was a joke. I think he was a racist, misogynistic alcoholic, and I’m sorry, but I’m not going to take his opinion and present it as proof of something being good.

      The bottom line is not that milk is really good for you. It’s so utterly arrogant to present your opinion as fact like this.
      Yes, you DID use god as part of your argument. Yes, you did present research that could have been tainted by financial gain. You just don’t realize the correlation between presenting an argument about ~how our bodies work~ and the kind of effect it has on the human population and their willingness to purchase a product.
      Or maybe you do. And that’s precisely what you’re after.

      I think you’re also entirely blind to your own privilege. Most people can’t afford raw milk. They buy the mass-produced junk because that’s the only thing they can buy. As long as you keep claiming milk’s good for people, that’s what they’ll buy.
      That’s actually also one of the reasons there are millions of people in the world who went on a plant-based diet, because they can’t afford meat or milk or eggs. People like to believe a plant-based diet is too expensive because that saves them from having to reconsider their lifestyle, but it’s only the sophisticated foods that are expensive. Plants are cheaper than animal products. Even mass-produced animal products. And many people can’t afford animal matter at all. Yet here you are, telling them to go drink raw milk.

      Cows are not happy to share their milk with a farmer who took her child away. And yes, every farmer does that. Because there WOULD’T be enough excess milk to sell otherwise. Cows will succumb to milking because they have to, since their calf is not around to free them of that milk thanks to the farmer. It’s like imprisoning someone, then saying they love you because they take food from you, when in reality they just have to do that to survive a hell you put them in. Again, I don’t know if you don’t realize this or choose to ignore it.

      You’re either just really ignorant or you purposefully ignore information that goes against your views.
      And you’re propagating something that can seriously hurt people, while thinking yourself some sort of health-bringing hero.
      Your arrogance and self-righteousness are disgusting. Yet you wear them like a badge of honor.

    • Jean Baker June 14, 2017, 1:27 pm

      LoL! I dunno if you’re like…really stupid or think everyone you’re talking to’s really stupid. You can’t have raw milk from healthy cows for everyone. Mass production with shit milk full of hormones that has to be pasteurized exists because so many people drink milk. Support your local farmers? Ha. ha. ha. Local farmers produce very little. You can only produce very little if you don’t stuff your cows full of hormones and keep millions of them in shit conditions. Enough raw milk just can’t be made for everyone in the world. It’s also expensive as hell. Mass production of crappy milk isn’t like…a thing corporations can just stop doing and still produce the same amount of milk. You can’t make it afordable and in big quantities without those conditions. It happens because so many people drink milk. It has to be mass produced in those shit conditions. You can’t make enough any other way. You can’t make it cheap any other way. What you’re capslocking over there is like saying everyone should buy natural diamonds, or only eat fruit that fell from a tree on its own in the woods. I dunno if you don’t understand supply and demand or if you aren’t connecting the dots of something. What you’re selling can’t be done.

    • Sara June 14, 2017, 9:45 am

      I think my favourite part about this disaster of a post is that you keep claiming that cows and goats are willing to share their milk with humans.
      Even if we disregard the fact that the vast majority of milk is mass-produced by raping and torturing cows, there’s still the fact that you made that decision for an entire species without asking. It’s not your place to do that, and it sure as hell not your place to say what God intended.
      Saying “the bottom line is” followed by whatever you want people to believe doesn’t make you right.
      Milk does not keep you “depression free”. That is incredibly insulting to people with mental health issues. Good grief, if only depression were cured this easily.
      You know, yelling your bullshit at people in caps lock doesn’t make it true either.
      I’ll fall to your level as an experiment, shall I?
      MILK IS TERRIBLE FOR YOU. DON’T DRINK IT OR EAT CHEESE. YOU CAN’T DIGEST IT PROPERLY BECAUSE IT’S NOT EVEN MEANT FOR HUMANS. IT’S NOT GOOD FOR YOUR BONES OR YOUR SKIN OR YOUR DIGESTION!
      Is this obnoxious enough for you? Am I suddenly right now because I’m yelling like an asshole that wants people to do as told?
      Your self-righteous religious bullshit is sickening. I for one refuse to believe in a God that wants us to exploit other animals for our own pleasure. This is not how nature intended it, not how God intended it. It’s merely how you WANT it. And that’s not an argument. That’s thick-sculled arrogance.

      • Mujtaba June 16, 2017, 9:09 am

        So much to reply to, so I’ll try to comment on the common things you three pointed out.

        Bob Lake:

        There are plenty of studies that prove dairy products reduce depression.
        There are a lot of ‘independent’ studies that show how calcium deficiency is one of the biggest factors in depression.
        Honestly, I can’t explain it all, you should do the research yourself.
        Ayurvedic teachings also support this view (thousands of years of experience and knowledge).

        Do you know what doctors prescribe to cure depression symptoms? 5HTTP, Serotonin and other SSRI’s, that ultimately increase serotonin/dopamine in your brain. This only reduces symptoms but chronic depression is a breakdown of the body that requires a complete healing of the nervous system. Milk as you know is the best food to nourish the nervous system and aids in development of the brain/nervous system in babies.

        If you want to go in detail, you can research the connection between Tryptophan, serotonin, dopamine, calcium and vitamin D, and the connection they have in depression.

        For example, vitamin D deficiency is also actually calcium deficiency. One study shows that without changing any other factors in the body, except increasing calcium intake by 2,000 mg/daily, in just one month, vitamin D serum levels increased 20%.

        Another example of this is why people with extremely deficient vitamin D levels (Less than 29 nmol, and I had severe Vitamin D deficiency as well), don’t get better supplementing Vitamin D or getting sunlight. Go to https://overcomingms.org/ (multiple sclerosis, and go to their Vitamin D forums).

        Why would this happen? Well because when the body is becoming calcium deficient AND there is very little intake of calcium in the diet, the body shuts down Vitamin D synthesis and PTH acts to break down the bone for calcium and other minerals. If you are simply calcium deficient, then PTH acts to break down bone AND increase Vit D synthesis. Vitamin D increases calcium metabolism, but if you are not even eating any calcium, the body has no use for it and it’s a very taxing process to synthesize Vitamin D (because it’s a hormone), so the body slows the synthesis down.

        It can get complicated but no…this all has nothing to do with a hidden agenda. Seriously, i’m just sharing what I know.

        My point is: If you connect all the dots, it becomes increasingly clear how important calcium is for the body (and it’s implications in chronic depression) and unfortunately no matter what you say, science supports the fact that milk and dairy products are by far the best source for calcium, and without them, you will inevitably become calcium -deficient, whether it happens in 3 years, 5 years or 15 or 25 years. It depends on your lifestyle.

        Also, yes the fact that milk is still here after 10,000 years, is a testament to it’s value and nutritional benefits. I honestly don’t get why you don’t understand that. Your argument does not work with FOOD. Milk is still around because it’s good for us and for thousands of years, humans were agreed on this. Otherwise, they would have stopped drinking it. Arguing against this point is foolish. And it’s not one part of the world, milk is drunk all over the world, in all cultures , before globalization or technology was evolved. Cultures and societies separately valued milk.

        And please, raw milk or milk from healthy cows is expensive compared to commercial dairy, but it’s also extremely filling and if you drink it regularly, you will lose your cravings for crappy food and save there. Anyone living in Canada or US has no excuse not to prioritize good high quality food. People waste money on so many random things they don’t need. It’s not about the price of the healthy milk, it’s about what people prioritize in their life and what they care about.

        Jean Baker:

        Why are you assuming things out of nowhere? Did I anywhere in my post advocate mass production of raw milk for everyone in the world? If you want to drink milk from unhealthy cows, be my guest. All I was trying to convey is that milk is good for humans and should be from healthy animals.

        So your whole comment makes no sense in reply to my comment. On it’s own, your comment makes sense but I don’t know why you’re replying to me with that stance.

        Obviously I understand raw milk cannot be provided for everyone, but whoever loves milk like me and wants to drink it, should support local farmers. And if enough people show an interest, more people would return to agriculture and farming.

        In fact, Jim Rogers (legendary investor) thinks our society will shift back to agriculture, farming and mining.

        Another example, where I live, they are working on a 100 acre Co-op farm, where each farmer can own 1 acre for $5000 and grow what they want. The farm is pesticide free for 50 years and has good soil. And thousands of people have shown interest because they will be able to grow organic fruits, vegetables and get healthy dairy products, and sell to local community members who purchase a premium membership for $100/yearly.

        The project is pretty much done.

        The point is: Food is something EVERYONE should be involved in, because we all need to eat to survive and our health depends on the quality of food we ingest. And by everyone, i mean all families or local communities(not literally every single person). Instead of giving everything to the big corporations and letting them dictate the prices/products.

        And believe me, you don’t know how much $$ people waste on random supplements, random food items (junk food & eating out) and on other things for entertainment, when really, good quality food should be one of the biggest priorities. So yeah, many people can afford good food, if they prioritized their health more.

        For example, people nowadays work hard and sit on the computer for hours a day and build a good career and put all their efforts into making money. Then what? When they are past 30 or 40, they spend the same money they earned, on their health.

        No CEO of a big company is going to come to your doorstep and offer you your dream job. You have to work hard and put in hours. But when it comes to health, people think being healthy is the ‘norm’ and whatever they go through in their daily life is ‘natural’. When really, it’s not. And if you want good health, you’ll have to work hard and put effort into attaining it. And so many ‘symptoms’ of health issues people have just become accustomed to, as if it’s normal to catch a ‘viral flu’ or ‘allergies in summer’ or ‘stomach flu’ or ‘sinus’ or ‘headaches n migraines’ . No, these things are your bodies way of telling you that you are doing something wrong. Don’t just pop a tylenol to make the pain go away. Unfortunately, doctors endorse these things now and any symptom is ‘viral’ or ‘seasonal’.

        Sara:

        What really is the point of you comment? Did you actually mean the things you said in capslock or is that just a mockery?

        Also, I don’t know what to say to your other point. I mean, milk is a food and animals produce abundant milk. Just like you can hire a woman to suckle your baby for you. If you are saying milk in ‘inhumane’, that’s another argument altogether. And I agree cows should not be ‘raped’ and tortured or have their kids taken away.

        and if only you took the time to do the research and figure out that chronic depression is actually curable easily. Why would the big pharma companies want to cure it though? Of course not, because they are making BILLIONS of dollars….and why I would advocate an alternative that brings me $0, on the contrary. Think about it.

        Many cultures and societies didn’t have epidemics of depression or heart disease, and some didn’t even hear of something like that.

        These things are only recent, in the last few decades. Acute depression is understandable (loss of loved ones, etc) but chronic depression is an unheard thing according to history (look into it please).

        To Bob Lake and Sara:

        Bob “Cow milk is not designed for humans”

        Sara “. YOU CAN’T DIGEST IT PROPERLY BECAUSE IT’S NOT EVEN MEANT FOR HUMANS”

        Prove this to me. Instead of just saying some bullshit like every single person who is against milk does, please prove that MILK is not for humans.

        Milk is milk. If you say cow milk is not for humans, then is goat milk okay? Considering goat and human milk are extremely similar. And the size of goat babies is similar to human babies.

        I’d love to hear any argument you have to prove that ‘milk’ is not for humans.

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 2:43 pm

          ^
          So gay.

        • NiceJokeMate June 22, 2017, 4:52 pm

          75% of adults are lactose deficient. Instead lactase is added to make us digest the milk.
          That’s unnatural don’t you think?

  8. Sabrina June 11, 2017, 1:50 am

    Just curious, was this article, by any chance, endorsed or written by PETA?

    Just wanted to make sure these claims are based on actual facts and not biased by the opinions of people’s personal beliefs.

    And for the life of me, I can’t understand how milking a cow is considered “cruel.” As any lactating mother knows, it’s actually cruel to NOT drain the milk and let breasts get engorged.

    • Sally June 14, 2017, 1:01 pm

      The bit about cruelty of milking in and of itself is kinda debatable. I actually didn’t have enough milk when I was breastfeeding. My sister had the same thing. A lot of mothers don’t need to pump milk, or don’t need to pump it as often as others. It’s a results may vary kind of situation.
      With cows, without human interference, the calf would drink the milk, and many cows would only produce as much as the calf needs. Some would probably have more, but not all. People think cows need to be milked because we’ve created a world where cows are habitually separated from their calfs, and as a result, their milk needs to be removed. It wouldn’t be the case if humans didn’t decide to make cows into food machines that are run in the way the people want to run them. If you didn’t take the calf away from the mother, she wouldn’t need to be milked. Some might have too much milk, and I’ll agree, that milk’s not cruel to take. But that’s not the milk you’re drinking. That’s not the milk anyone’s drinking, except maybe like a farmer with a family cow and they only take the milk for themselves. There’s no way to make a profit on surplus milk from a cow that got to stay with her calf. There’s just not enough of it.
      Cows have a really strong bond with their calf. If we’re talking about cruelty here, don’t you think removing the calf from the mother so that people can take her milk for their own consumption is cruel? Even if we don’t talk about factory farming and bad conditions and all that, taking the calf away is an inevitability that happens in any dairy production scenario. Organic or not. It has to happen or there won’t be enough milk to sell. That alone is cruel. And then there’s the fact that most people don’t drink organic milk. They drink the stuff from farms where cows are forcibly impregnated several times, pumped with hormones, hooked up to machines, and killed in 4 years because they aren’t producing anymore. And the male calfs are always beef/veal. Even on organic farms.

    • Jack June 14, 2017, 4:07 am

      As any mother knows, you have to be pregnant to give milk. Cows are forcibly impregnated so they can give milk. Then their children are taken away from them to be made into veal, and which point the cows are impregnated again. This goes on until the cow’s body breaks down and can no longer produce milk. Then she’s killed off for low-grade meat.
      No, sure, that’s not cruel at all.

      • Mujtaba June 14, 2017, 4:49 am

        Jack

        Milking a cow is not cruel. Sabrina is 100% right about that.

        What you have mentioned are the wrongful practices of the big dairy corporations. Those practices are cruel. Milking the cow in and of itself, is not cruel, in fact if you talk to farmers, cows are happy to oblige and will go out of their way to not hurt you and be patient with you.

        Instead of attacking ‘milk’ as a food, we all need to be attacking the big dairy corporations and farms, that operate with 1000-5000 or even 10,000 cows and mass-produce unhealthy milk, which has to be ultra pasteurized to insure nobody gets disease from drinking their filthy milk.

        In fact, sometimes that’s not enough, because as you will see frequently, Nestle and other big dairy sellers, often recall MILLIONS of bottles/packs of milk they sold for contamination of Salmonella or listeria. There was just a recent recall for 2 million Nestle chocolate milk because of 1 of the diseases.

        And of course, those big corporations can afford to settle the disputes out of court and pay $500k – $1 million to the families affected. And everyone is quiet again.

        • Robin June 15, 2017, 6:35 am

          Yeah, sorry, but Jack’s right on this one. You can’t provide good, humane milk for everyone.

          Like, if we just set aside ethics for now and only talk about quality – imagine that I was making homemade jewelry, and it was pretty and unique and stuff. But then more and more people started buying it, so I wanted to make more, and I had to hire workers. Then I got machines that started stamping that jewelry, and it became crappy and cheap-looking and repetitive. Then you come in and say, hey, stop making that crappy jewelry, make good, handmade stuff like you used to. And suppose I do, but then I’ll be making far less of it, and it’ll be more expensive, and fewer people will have it. Even if there’s thousands of such jewelers, if everyone wants a new pair of earrings every morning, you can’t handmake them with care and still provide for everyone who wants them.

          On a global skale, where everyone wants milk, everyone is constantly told they need that milk, demand is so high that good milk can’t be made for everyone. Some farmers can make it humanely, but that will be a short supply. It won’t satisfy demand.

          You say mass-production is cruel, but you tell everyone to consume dairy.

          You can either have a lot of bad, unhealthy milk produced by hurting cows, or you can have a little healthy milk from happy cows that’s going to be very expensive. You can’t have both. It just cannot be done.

          Jack makes a good point too, that healthy milk isn’t necessarily humane. A lot of organic farms are not that much different from regular mass-production. They just don’t use hormones and conditions are better so that cows don’t get sick as much and milk’s cleaner, but it’s done for the quality of milk, not for animals. Even in organic farms cows have to be impregnated when the farmer needs them to be pregnant, because they wouldn’t be competitive if they didn’t have enough milk with minimal cows. And the cow’s kids are still taken away from them, they’re still killed when they’re spent. The milk’s good, it’s healthy, because the cows are kept in good conditions. But they’re still exploited, they’re still hurt, they’re still separated from their young, they’re still killed when their production decreases. And the more milk people want, the worse the exploitation gets, even on organic and local farms.

          The only way to make milk without cruelty is on private farms with a few cows, where they are not forcibly bred, and only the surpluss milk is taken. But you can’t do that for the planet’s whole population. What you’re suggesting – everyone consuming dairy, but there not being cruel mass-production is just not doable. I don’t know if you truly don’t understand that or if you don’t want to admit it because that would make your whole argument fall apart. You need to realize that you are either telling everyone to consume dairy, which will create demand, and as a result create cruelty to cows, or you stop telling everyone to drink milk and stop pretending like that can be done without cruelty. There’s either no mass consumption or no cruelty. You really, really can’t have both.

          • Mujtaba June 16, 2017, 9:35 am

            To Jack & Robin:

            I understand your points I read all the posts.
            And you both make good points, sincerely.

            However, think of it in a long-term perspective.

            Did our world population grow to 7 billion in 1 day? No, it took decades.

            Did the milk production grow to current amount in 1 day? No, it took decades.

            Are people going to jump on healthy whole milk in 1 day? No, it will take decades.

            And around here where I live (Toronto, Ontario), the change is happening fast. People are becoming aware of health and food and the organic/raw industry is emerging and booming.

            Does everyone in the world have the knowledge you and I have? No. And they won’t have it tomorrow.

            Change takes time. And adaptation to change will take time as well.

            People are moving to healthier food choices and bigger companies who no choice but to accommodate healthier food choices for consumers. For example, even smirnoff (alcoholic drink) is advertising gluten-free fruit flavoring in their drinks.

            The power is in the people, it always has been. If more and more people demand healthier milk, they will have no choice but to make standards stricter and supply healthier milk.

            The problem isn’t that everyone wants cheap milk. The problem is that people don’t care. I’ve talked to 100’s of people that are scared death of raw milk (even though i suggest to boil it or just buy VAT pasteurized milk from healthy animals).

            People are happy buying the milk from stores, they don’t care. But when more people become aware and start caring, things will change.

            We have to be more positive and optimistic. Change can happen (and with good results). It’s not going to happen in 1 day so don’t think there will be some economic collapse or huge supply/demand issues. It doesn’t work that way.

            If more people wanted healthier milk, more farming jobs would become available and I also (i’m 24) when I grow up, can get a farm of my own and some animals.

            And one more important point, I’ve talked to many farmers and they are bullied by big companies to sell their milk to them. They really have no choice, the government is involved and the banks are involved.

            Yeah some big companies have huge farms with 1000s of cows, but a huge chunk of their milk comes from small local farmers who sell their milk to them dirt cheap (like $0.50/liter or less). And they mix it all up and pasteurize it.

            So don’t think that cruelty can’t be handled. Yeah for the greater good, there might be some, but it can be greatly reduced.

            And nothing will change unless the government, banks, private investors, elites, and big corporations have something to lose.

            And even if by stricter standards, the burden of price shifts to consumers, milk wouldn’t skyrocket, because like I said, more farmers would joii the market and people would seriously start thinking of farming as a career.

            Still, milk is a cheap food if you use dollar to calorie ratio and I don’t think people will be affected too much. On the contrary, the better health benefits and peace of mind will positively affect overall health and can reduce health expenses (supplements, disease, prescriptions, fractures, etc).

            I KNOW I went all over the place but on my screen the comment box is so small, I can only see a few lines of my whole comment and it would take a lot of time to make everything coherent and flow smoothly.

        • Jack June 14, 2017, 10:12 am

          And by the way, I wasn’t attacking ‘milk’ as a food. I was responding to a comment about why people consider milk cruel. Because the vast majority of people who drink milk buy it from corporations that rape, torture, and kill their cows when they are no longer producing.
          You might be able to afford that spiffy raw milk, but most people can’t. Most people want their milk cheap, and in abundance, and that’s how the horrible conditions happen.
          If everyone were to want that raw milk, then there would be no way to make it. And even that raw milk from healthy cows still means cows are separated from their offspring. It still means they’re killed off when they are no longer useful. Because the quality of milk is not affected by the emotional pain cows suffer, or by how quickly they’re killed off.
          You may not care about this. But please, don’t deny that it’s happening. The more you tell people to go buy dairy, the more demand you’re trying to create, the more supply is needed, the more those horrible practices are necessary to meet the demand. You may not care about the cows or have some delusions about how we can live in a happy world were 7 billion people get their daily dose of milk from cows on green pastures that aren’t raped and killed off at the quarter of their lifespan, but claiming that milk is not a source of tremendous cruelty is either very ignorant or intellectually dishonest.

          • Jack June 14, 2017, 11:07 am

            Sorry, I think I should correct myself a little here – you weren’t denying that the cruelty takes place. You did admit that it does. It’s just that you claim that the corporations are the problem rather than the humans who create the demand. I suppose if we do what you say and somehow magically manage to shut down mass-production of milk so the only milk that was produced in the world was produced humanely, then the milk production wouldn’t be AS cruel. Except then billions of people would be forced to quit milk at they could no longer afford it, plus there simply wouldn’t be enough of it. But I doubt that’s what you want, since you’re telling everyone to consume dairy.

        • Jack June 14, 2017, 9:56 am

          There’s one tiny problem here though.
          There is absolutely no WAY to produce healthy milk for people in humane, healthy ways.
          If a cow were to breed only when she wanted to and milked only when there was excess milk, allowed to stay with her calf instead of having it taken away for veal, allowed to live out her natural lifespan even when she can no longer breed or produce milk, can you imagine how much it will cost? Can you imagine now long it would take? Can you imagine how much space would be needed for that?
          Sure, if there were only a few million people in the world, then milk could be produced humanely, but there’s 7 billion and everyone wants their milk. So cows HAVE to be kept in horrible conditions, raped repeatedly, pumped full of hormones, then discarded when they are no longer of use.
          In order to stop that from happening, in order to have happy cows instead of factories with thousands of them in horrible conditions, we would have to significantly decrease the demand for milk. There is simply no way, no time, no space to provide for the current demand without resorting to the cruel practices. It’s not physically possible.
          So sure, you can attack the big companies, the factories, but what’s that gonna do? If people still all want milk, the only way to provide it is with the mass-production. So how do you cut the demand enough that it actually can be met with humane conditions for cows?
          You can’t. Even if everyone were to significantly cut down on their milk consumption, the demand would still be very high. The only way to make milk humanely is to provide for a considerably smaller percentage of humans. And billions would have to give it up completely. So who’s that gonna be? You? I’m guessing not.

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  10. David brenner May 27, 2017, 2:06 pm

    Hi, you know the world sells you so much crap its hard to believe. The milk industry tells you milk is good for you, you tell me milk is bad for me, so many studies,so many opinions. If i stop drinking milk and your wrong i lose, if i stop drinking milk and your right i win, i have two young kids that means the world to me and we give then lots of milk because doctors say to do so, i believe in what you say because cows milk is for cows, but did our lord put cows on earth to inrich us, or is it all bulshit and you are correct, i am so confused, i want to start a dialog with you about this, please i care so much for my family i am ready to give up all dairy products. Please i need to hear more from you because i have herd the same things from many other people. Please you have my e-mail address i have to know more. Thanks.

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 2:51 pm

      Raise your children on red meat and dairy only. Who you gonna believe, people on the net or the government?

    • Mark June 2, 2017, 10:17 am

      Hi there.
      I appreciate that you love your kids. That is exactly why my family went vegan and stays away from sugar-enriched processed foods. I am off all of my medications and my gout and heartburn are gone. I have never been healthier or stronger!
      I am a teacher and I am astounded that we still have a milk program, considering the facts that have been proven about cows milk (and the high sugar content).
      The problem lies within the dairy and meat industries who don’t want anything to change. There are 10 lobbyists for every politician in the white house “convincing” politicians to tell the public that milk is good for you. Probably the same reasons why Trump wants to back out of the Paris agreement…
      In the end, believe the people that have no outside interests and check who is funding studies or who the people are on the publishing councils.
      The more control you take in your food, the better off you will be.
      Check out Forks over Knives on Netflix. They backup the claims in this article.

  11. Breeze May 4, 2017, 7:24 pm

    What is up with some of these ridiculous comments? Calling the author a “dumb slut?” Misspelling “you’re” to boot. LMAO and you call HER dumb?! And the cola bit. Are you honestly using the “cola defense?” Last I checked, cola, while also not healthy for you, as milk isn’t, wasn’t laden with antibiotics and growth hormones like milk is. This is why many girls are reaching puberty at a younger age. Not to mention how gassy many people get drinking milk. Would you drink cat’s milk? How about rat’s milk? No? Why not? Why in the world would anyone in their right mind drink liquid coming out of animals? When you think about it, it’s nasty! We were all brainwashed in grade school learning about the 4 major food groups. Guess who subsidizes those programs? The meat and dairy industry! Not to mention the cruelty on factory “farms.” Do some research on how cow’s are treated in the dairy industry. If a male is born to a cow they are stilen away at birth and placed into dark crates to be slaughtered as veal. Let’s not forget the disastrous environmental effects resulting from factory farmed animals. Air, water and ground pollution. It’s solely about money. They don’t care about your health, the animals or the environment. Wake up people.

    • David brenner May 27, 2017, 2:20 pm

      Hi, i am sorry for all the idiots with rude and unkind remarks, i on the other hand need and want to know more about this, i need proof of this, i need to know for sure that i am not going to hert my kids if i get rid of dairy products, i myself love soy products but i do drink milk, and my kids drink lots of milk, but if its going to hert my kids or me, well i rather never touch it again. You have my e-mail i need to know more lets right to eachother and pass info to one another, i also wrote the auther of this post and asked for help, o yeah and dont bother with rude ignorite people, its more importent to get the message out. Thanks

    • Brin May 7, 2017, 8:24 pm

      hell yes i agree!!!

      • poop May 17, 2017, 12:16 am

        RIP the cows 🙁

  12. Chris May 3, 2017, 6:57 am

    Clean water pH 7… milk pH 6.4 to 6.8 (hardly acidic)… Cola 2.5. No wonder you can clean oil of your drive with it, imagine what it does to your bodies natural balance! Instead of using milk, a drink people have enjoyed for thousands of years, as a means to bring about awareness of animal cruelty think about this…

    The countries (pertaining to this article) that drink the least amount of milk no doubt consume the least cola also (and other sodas), have a better diet rich in vegatables not processed meals, and lead a more active and less sedentary lifestyle. Cola, enjoyed by millions, does far more damage to the body than milk ever could and has none of the health benefits of milk, perceived or otherwise.

  13. Mujtaba April 26, 2017, 11:46 pm

    This woman clearly has an agenda. I hope God exacts justice from her. This is one of the most misleading articles I’ve ever read. Milk is a blessing and a wonderful complete food, in fact, eggs and milk are the ONLY two whole foods that have the full nutritional profile to sustain LIFE. (eggs have everything inside them to facilitate growth of life and similarly, milk facilitates growth in newborns and sustains life).

    Raw milk is THE best food on the planet. This woman needs to examine her head lol but clearly she is just lying for some other agenda she has.

    Anyone who seeks the truth would understand this basic fact: Cows have been domesticated for more than 10,000 years and so, milk has been drunk by humans for similar amount of time (completely raw until the 1800s when pasteurization was introduced DUE to malpractice of farmers).

    Conclusion? If MILK was so BAD for us, it would have been removed from our diets 1000’s of years ago……but it has PERSISTED throughout our diets after 1000’s of years of observations and experiences and people living on milk and milk is still here.

    If milk was giving people weak bones and other problems, just after a few generations of drinking milk, people would have learned and told their children to not drink milk.

    The only reason MILK persisted till now is because it is so good for us.

    And your reasoning is bullshit. LMAO it’s actually laughable. Milk can be slightly acidic BUT all the minerals and vitamins it has in it have the OPPOSITE effect because they are alkaline. You said yourself that calcium is one of the biggest buffers of acid in the body……and Milk has A LOT, and to get it from other sources is REALLY tough.

    And again…LMAO. Milk has so many things in it to facilitate BONE GROWTH. LOL.
    Milk does not help pull calcium from the body, it helps to PUT IT BACK IN.

    The fat in the milk (especially guernsey/jersey cows with 5% fat milk) is a major factor for bone growth (in fact, butterfat/butter increase bone density the most out of any other fat, followed closely by olive oil)….meaning saturated fats in the milk.

    The potassium in the milk helps bone growth and to RETAIN CALCIUM..LOL.
    The vitamin K2 helps to absorb more calcium and to PUT IT IN THE BONES…again LOL.
    The Vitamin D again, helps to absorb more calcium and utilize it.

    oh…and the MAGNESIUM (yes raw milk has a A LOT of magnesium) helps to increase bone density and retain calcium.

    oh…and the B VITAMINS….and etc etc..you GET THE POINT I HOPE LOL.

    One more thing, vitamin D deficiency is actually CALCIUM deficiency…so get the hell outta here with this milk myth…..people are getting so many diseases because they LACK CALCIUM to buffer the acidity in their body (your point!).

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2362.1988.tb01165.x/abstract

    the study above shows that increase in calcium intake, INCREASED serum vitamin D by 20% or more, in just ONE MONTH.

    I had weak bones for years and injuries/fractures in my wrists, my shoulders, my ankles and my 2 fingers. They didn’t heal for 4 years!!! Then when i started drinking raw milk, they fully healed in 7 months!!!!! During those 4 years, i was having an “amazing” diet i thought, full of nuts seeds, vegetables, fruits , some occasional meat.

    My experience with milk has been the complete OPPOSITE of this dumb article. And I can prove it with studies if someone doesn’t believe me.

    Calcium is the MAIN mineral in the body for a reason!!! God created us perfectly, the only reason we can survive so long without food (just water) is because our bones break down to provide calcium !! In comparison, Magnesium (which is so highly regarded these days, only has storage capacity in body of 30g!!!!….whereas calcium is up to 1.2KG or 1200g!!!!) We need Calcium WAY MORE THAN MAGNESIUM and other minerals.

    And I firmly believe all these diseases people are getting is because of lack of CALCIUM.

    Studies even show, that LACK of calcium causes kidney stones, especially with a high vegetable diet (with lots of oxalates and phytates).

    IF ANYONE READ ALL OF THIS, THANK YOU, and YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE I SHARED, IT REALLY IS THE TRUTH, SO FEEL FREE TO BELIEVE IN IT 100% !! (Do your own research too and you will know i have spoken the truth, whereas this woman has lied to thousands or millions of people!)

    🙂

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 2:53 pm

      You mean you hope your radical Islamic god strikes her down?

    • Bala June 14, 2017, 4:21 am

      Lovely high horse you have there. I hope some god or another executes justice on you too. For claiming you know what gods want anyway. That’s ridiculously arrogant.
      Yeah, milk has been around for a long time. So has genocide, rape, slavery, and a myriad of other things that are just to great for people because surely, if they were bad for us, in a couple of generations, we’d stop.
      I love how you think that if just throw whatever you believe in at people and claim it’s “basic fact”, then it makes it true. Surely. Also, insult the writer a few times for good measure.
      LMAO at you as well, love. May god strike you down for your ignorance and your arrogance. Keep telling people to consume things that are destroying their body. I’m sure your deity of choice will just love that.

    • Gail June 9, 2017, 6:34 pm

      Great response, thank you for taking the time to share this information. I tend to agree with you, milk is healthy.

    • Roderick Ewins May 14, 2017, 9:24 pm

      There are so many of these sorts of “scare” posts on the internet, that it pays to check them with REPUTABLE sources. The Mayo Clinic has a number of articles online about calcium intake, and lists milk as one of the appropriate natural sources. One article is http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/calcium-intake-for-adults-over-age-55/ but there are a number — check Mayo Clinic site. I would sooner believe their experts than this person.

      • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 2:54 pm

        Mayo Clinic is s for profit corporation
        Go ahead listen to them, dipshit

    • Michelle Dinova May 6, 2017, 5:24 pm

      So misinformed, you are. The so-called “scientific research” was done by scientists paid for by the dairy industry, whose goal was to produce outcome-based results.
      Dairy is said to be the most successful marketing scam since the tobacco industry’s 1950’s & 1960’s compilation of lies that “scientifically proven”, tobacco is non-addictive and non-harmful and even had doctors promote it in advertising. These scientists were also paid by the tobacco industry, just like the dairy industry. Research and know the truth.

      • Mujtaba June 11, 2017, 6:42 am

        Gail and Roderick Ewins, thank you for agreeing with me.

        Michelle Dinova:

        None of the “scientific research” I was referring to in my comment is related to the ‘dairy industry’. They are independent studies that have nothing to do with dairy but more with how our bodies work. I did not even mention any study that can be related to the dairy industry. I had major health problems for years and I can say with confidence I have done much more research than the average person. The knowledge I shared in my comment is a culmination of the bigger picture. Notice that I mentioned “raw unpasteurized milk” which the dairy industry is against and does not want to be made legal because they loose profits and small farmers expose their bad practices with regards to the health of animals and quality of milk. I am advocating raw milk in my comment, not the commercial low quality milk from the supermarket.

        Breeze:

        I am the one with the agenda? Please try to be sensible. I am not selling anything nor do I have any explicit benefit from sharing the information that I did. On the contrary, this author Vivian, has a lot of benefits by writing an article like this. This is a big website and it is selling products. I think you should be more concerned with the author and the website having an agenda, than with me.

        Further, yes my claim that milk is legit because it’s still around is NOT flimsy. The fact that milk is still around is a testament to it’s nutritional value in a healthy diet. It seems like people nowadays take our ancestors (even our grandparents) as a joke, as if they weren’t independent thinkers or as if they didn’t have the capability to differentiate between what’s good and bad.
        For example, for Hindus, in ayurvedic teachings, milk is the highest form of food. And Hindus have consumed milk for thousands of years. And even they advocate RAW milk, not the supermarket commercial milk.
        And like Khen said, are you really comparing twinkies to milk?
        The bottom line is: Milk is really good for you (if it’s raw and comes from healthy cows).

        JACK:

        Yes I used “LOL” in my argument because I was laughing out loud while reading this article and as I wrote my comment. It’s laughable because she is twisting up some generic studies on dairy products and making huge conclusions based off them. There are a thousand factors you have to consider to make conclusions like this and it’s clear she didn’t consider them. Like someone else pointed out, those countries with lowest dairy consumption also drink less cola soda and processed sugars. Further, it’s commercial diary, which I am not advocating. My argument is for raw milk from healthy cows.

        KELLY FOSTER:

        You call my comment ignorant but fail to tell me why? You did not even give any counter arguments. Please explain why my comment is ignorant? I presented many different ideas and proofs for milk being good for humans.

        GRANT KENNEDY:

        I don’t think I am full of it. And I mentioned God once (because I believe in God) but it was not part of my argument, I was just hoping that this author gets justice.

        Raw milk contains lactase which is the enzyme needed to process lactose. People wouldn’t be lactose-intolerant if they consumed dairy products the way they were meant to be consumed.

        And most people can tolerate yogurt, because of the probiotics in it that help digest lactose.

        In fact, if you really look into what you eat daily, there is so much food that we ate that contains dairy products or has dairy added into it. You wouldn’t really know unless you were actually allergic to dairy and had to read the label of everything you bought.

        Cows make so much excess milk and it is not too different than human breast milk. And cows are happy to share their milk.

        And if you look at goat milk, it is the closest to human breast milk in composition and structure.

        The argument that ‘cow milk is not for humans’ is repeated so often and is honestly the worst argument.

        Is meat for humans or is it only for predators like lions and hyenas and crocs?
        Are the vegetables for humans?
        Are the fish for humans or is it only for the other predators in the oceans?

        The point i’m trying to make is who decides cow milk is for humans or not? The bottom line is milk is a food. If it is good for us, we should drink it. If it is not good for us, we should avoid it.

        And milk from my knowledge, is one of the best things a human can have, so we should drink it.

        You can drink human breast milk if you want, but it would be extremely expensive because well…humans don’t produce much milk.

        We drink cow milk or goat milk or camel or sheep milk, because they produce milk in abundance and they can share with us.

        Whether it’s human breast milk or other mammal milk, it’s the same. People even drink WHALE milk. Milk is just a food.

        DRINK MILK PEOPLE! DRINK RAW WHOLE MILK. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS. EAT YOGURT AND EAT CHEESE. IF YOU CANNOT TOLERATE MILK, THEN EAT YOGURT. THE CALCIUM WILL KEEP YOU SMILING AND DEPRESSION FREE, AND KEEP YOUR BONES STRONG. (it’s not JUST the calcium, dairy products have the fats and other vitamins and minerals that have great synergy with calcium and aid calcium metabolism in order to keep our bodies full of energy and disease free).

    • Breeze May 4, 2017, 7:28 pm

      WRONG. If anyone has an agenda it’s you. Your claim that milk is legit because it’s still around is flimsy. Twinkies and child prostition have been around a long time too. Do some more research.

      • Khen May 29, 2017, 9:58 pm

        Are you honestly comparing milk (a natural product consumed by humans since the dawn of agriculture) to Twinkies (a manufactured good that first appeared in the 30s)?
        Look, when the national health institute, the mayo clinic, and constant doctors insist that we need calcium, I’m not going to be so easily swayed by a single blogger with a clear agenda.

    • Jack April 30, 2017, 7:32 pm

      You argument is for the cows!! You left the F out of LMAO. Drinking all that milk from the utter is causing you to lag. Who uses LOL in a respectable argument. Go take a Valium with your milk.

      • Breeze May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm

        HA! Good one Jack .. agreed. Maybe she needs 2 V’s.

    • Kelly Foster April 30, 2017, 4:35 pm

      wow this is the most ignorant comment I have ever seen. Do some research before you start acting like you know anything.

    • Grant Kennedy April 27, 2017, 9:29 pm

      Mujtaba it seems you are full of it. And you bring god into this?

      Approximately 70% of all people are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk protein. It is a horrible food for humans. Luckily I was told by a doctor 20 years ago that milk is good for baby cows but not people!

      • Breeze May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm

        Exactly. Maybe she works for Oberweis.

  14. Darwin April 26, 2017, 12:01 pm

    I never could drink milk… didn’t have much of a go at mom’s milk cause her teats were too small… and couldn’t drink cow’s milk… it always settled too heavy in my stomach… the only exception is the occasional drink at 0600 of fresh raw chilled milk from Mother Dairy… by 12 years of age, I had already figured out and made clear to my mom, cow’s milk if for calves, not adult humans, period…

  15. Advoc April 23, 2017, 3:13 pm

    Everything is bad for you in some way, and everything has a small benefit is someway or another…
    I’ve drank milk, chocolate milk for 30 years probably more than I should and I’m one of the strongest men at my job site …. has this been proven by scientists experiments having humans drink large amount of milk as their only beverage or is this just another theory made by individuals who hate the taste of milk ? … Europe and America have the largest amounts of osteoporosis because of milk or is it the processed gmo foods injected to grow faster be larger, stay on the shelf longer ?

    If this is true and you drink milk, don’t be lazy… get up and move and make sure your eating and exercising to build bone mass, the older you get the less your bone has to work will when it’s tearing down and rebuilding

  16. A guy who took 7th grade science April 21, 2017, 6:35 pm

    MILK IS NOT ACIDIC!!! ITS A BASE!!! Like wtf, you’d think with all the good reasons to be vegan, you wouldn’t see so many dipshits on the internet.

  17. Casper April 19, 2017, 11:29 am

    Ya know what VEGANS? Why do we insist on trying to convince Animal-eaters to come over to veganism (Or at least plant-based nutrition)? Why? Let them continue to listen to Weston A. Price and William Davis… they’re so brainwashed by the Meat-industry that they refuse to look at science. They can’t even use common sense anymore.

    Even a 7-year old, can look think and draw a logical conclusion without scientific evidence… and ask “Mommy, why do more than 1 million people die in America in diet-related deaths and you are feeding me the same crap that 98% of the people eat? Aren’t I also going to get diseases like these other people?”

    • Johndoe June 8, 2017, 12:53 am

      It’s pretty ignorant to use America’s diet related death count. Or maybe you know that diet related death is only connected to meat by heart disease which is only a threat for sedentary people who eat a lot of red meat.

      You’re right, meat it’s generally bad for the human body, but don’t argue it with vague statistics that actually say more about our unnatural food stuffs and fast food. No other country has diet related deaths like the US, but it’s not because they’re all vegans. Lol.

  18. Pat April 15, 2017, 4:19 pm

    I only use unsweetened almond milk. I was watching TV one day and saw a infommercial for a new type of milk made from peas. It’s not widely available yet. Could this be another form of non-dairy milk to use and would be good for you?

  19. Carlos April 11, 2017, 5:57 pm

    This article has some serious flaws. First off, using calcium to reduce acid is NOT the body’s first line of defense. Bicarbonate is by far the #1 buffer in the human body capable of handling large amounts of both volatile and dietary acids. “New” Bicarbonate is made every day in the kidney, and our serum has approximately 24mmol/L, which can prevent fairly significant pH swings. As an example, our metabolism alone creates enough endogenous acid that if you hold your breath for one minute without a buffer, it would kill you! Lucky for us, we have a great buffering system. That just shows how powerful bicarbonate is, and how much it can handle. Drinking a few glasses of milk WILL NOT make you acidic enough to need calcium to balance the charge. I would like to see more studies published, as I believe that science moves forward based on evidence from research, but until more research is conducted showing a direct link and not just a association, keep drinking milk.

  20. Ben April 8, 2017, 1:06 am

    So if milk is acidic due to the fact that it’s an “animal protein” and ” all animal protiens are acidic” – as you claim – why is yogurt not acidic? Isn’t yogurt an animal protiens? One with an even higher protiens concentration than milk? Also, after slamming milk, you recommend people use honey??? Numerous studies have shown honey to be much more damaging than milk could ever hope to be, not only is it a sugar – which, surprise, is acidic in nature – it’s partially broken Dow making absorption into the blood stream quicker, which causes hard to control and severe blood sugar spikes,and contains digestive enzymes from the bees… like cows milk being made for a calf, honey… is made for bees. Being ” natural” doesn’t always mean it’s good. Finally the typical gallon of almond milk has something like 4-6 whole almonds in it… There are no health benefits associated with almonds, in almond milk. Soy also contains absurdly high levels of estrogen… Not God for anyone. But hey, slam whoever you want! Write articles with no sources listed except two poorly sighted statements.

    • Got Milk June 6, 2017, 5:04 am

      chemistry wont debunk the myth of whether milk is good for you or bad. ask those who been drinking it for years , im sure you will get an answer. I have been drinking milk for 40yrs now and not a broken bone or fracture for that matter and I have been super active from early childhood.

  21. Guest April 8, 2017, 1:05 am

    Take chemistry 101 as you have lots of wrong scientific information. You have no understanding of basic chemistry and you allow yourself to go deep into basic. Iochemistry and you are Wasting readers time and derailing them from what really happens when one drinks milk. Your calcium depletion explanation is wrong and has nothing whatsoever to do with science.

  22. Jessica March 28, 2017, 9:54 pm

    I like how very little sources you provide to back up your argument and the fact that what you do present is from the 90’s. Your information is outdated. Read some current research and then present these so called “facts”.

  23. david west March 26, 2017, 7:45 am

    there’s something here that everyone is missing. Except for the 100% fact that cow’s milk is meant for calves, have any of you ever asked yourselves what happens to the calves that are born from these dairy cow’s? The meat, dairy and fishery industries are an absolute disgrace and it doesn’t matter what excuses you continue to make about the supposed “need” for these “food” items…

    https://www.whitelies.org.uk/animal-welfare/what-happens-calves-when-we-drink-cow%E2%80%99s-milk

    • Breeze May 4, 2017, 7:32 pm

      Amen.

  24. Ross March 21, 2017, 12:04 am

    As a nutrition student I had to write a paper about a food myth, I chose whether or not milk is harmful to consume or not and after reading this article and researching the claims I can tell you this article is very weak in support.

    1. In the article the first claim she makes is that “milk depletes the calcium from your bones” rather than the bones absorbing the calcium. However the only support she provides is “But many scientific studies have shown an assortment of detrimental health effects directly linked to milk consumption.” There are no graphs, data, quotes, or any reliable form of evidence provided in this claim.
    2. Goldschmidt claims that milk is pulling calcium from the bones because milk is causing an acidifying effect in our body. However milk is a base, and the body pulls calcium from the bones when the body is breaking down proteins. The body releases acids into the bloodstream to breakdown proteins and then pulls calcium from the bones to neutralize the pH level. According to Harvard University “Nurses’ Health Study, for example, women who ate more than 95 grams of protein a day were 20 percent more likely to have broken a wrist over a 12-year period when compared to those who ate an average amount of protein (less than 68 grams a day).” Harvard University also points out that this is still a controversial topic because studies show that high protein diets also lead to high bone density.
    3. Goldschmidt also claims that countries with low dairy intake have a lower chance of fractures but still lacks to provide evidence to support her claim. After that she then states that healthcare practitioners ignore these so-called “Facts” (which she still has failed to provide support). She then goes on to point out that cow’s milk is designed specifically for cows. She claims that it will only cause metabolic disturbances. However this is an assertion because she does not address lactose intolerance which not everyone has.
    4. Harvard: “When researchers combined the data from the Harvard studies with other large prospective studies, they still found no association between calcium intake and fracture risk.”

    • Marie petite April 3, 2017, 1:45 pm

      She is selling a product…almond milk.

      • Breeze May 4, 2017, 7:32 pm

        Well she must be selling so and rice milk too cuz she mentioned both of those as well. Idiot.

    • Josh March 25, 2017, 4:51 pm

      Milk is actually slightly acidic.

    • Robyn March 24, 2017, 9:43 am

      Thankyou. I will research current information. If i hadnt read these replys and comments i may have been fooled.

      • Rex March 26, 2017, 7:43 pm

        Okay, so I thought I would read this article to look at the ‘other side’ of the dairy milk discussion.
        I am not a scientist but as a sustainable horticulturist I do understand some basics of chemistry.
        Any credibility in the argument put forward in this article fell apart thanks to this…”milk acidifies the body pH which in turn triggers a biological correction. You see, calcium is an excellent acid neutralizer…”
        Let’s just dissect this shall we?
        – Milk does not acidify anything. It is pretty darn close to pH neutral. That is one of the reasons it is very useful for mild heartburn – it can re-balance stomach acid.
        – Nothing, repeat nothing, ‘acidifies the body’ or the blood on any more than a minor and temporary basis. If your blood or body was ‘acid’ (or alkaline for that matter) you would know about it. Big time. You would be very, very ill with renal failure or very unpleasant severe GI symptoms.
        – Please someone explain to me how milk is apparently acid or has an acidifying effect yet it is pH neutral & is rich in calcium & this sentence then tells us that this same calcium, which in milk is apparently acidifying, is “… an excellent acid neutralizer…”
        Look, sorry, but there are some basic & immutable principles of chemistry that are being disregarded by this milk/calcium/bone theory – the pH scale & acids & bases – these chemical reactions are facts, not theory.
        I won’t even get into the fact that pH regulation in your body is performed mainly by your kidneys, not somehow magically by your bones.
        I have a very open mind but I start from the point of facts. I am yet to see any substantial ones in this argument.

        • Shocked April 20, 2017, 8:19 am

          Shockingly stupid response. Anyone thinking milk is ph neutral needs to try to make cheese. Milk will drop to 4.0 if left too long on the counter. Almost vinegar.

          • chemster June 3, 2017, 1:47 pm

            Milk sitting on the counter drops its ph because there is bacteria in it, and as the bacteria metabolizes the milk (eat the milk for an energy source), its waste product is acidic.

  25. Blaise March 16, 2017, 12:29 pm

    After doing additional research I can only come to the conclusion that the author is either a Peta member or just dumb. It’s unfortunate that people will read this and take it the wrong way.

    • Eric Davidson March 18, 2017, 3:31 pm

      I Drink milk all the time, and it “increases fracture risk” ive fallen 5-12 feet before and landed on hard ground directly on my arm with my hand stretched out and havent broken/fractured any bones. i played hockey for 10+ years being slashed by hockey sticks quite alot and no bone fractures either, do i just have strong bones or is the “increase fracture risk” completely bullshit.

      • Maze April 12, 2017, 1:48 pm

        You are honestly are praising milk because you have not broken bones…
        Read the comment you wrote several times to yourself …………holy cow

        • chemster June 3, 2017, 2:02 pm

          I’m a Christian, and God mentions “a land flowing with milk and honey” many times in the Bible to indicate peace, well being and prosperity. In Isaiah 55:1,2 “Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. . . . Listen to me and eat what is good.” I believe God made milk for us because it is good for us, and I do NOT believe a newly man made substitute is better. I was also a chemistry teacher before my children were born. Milk is considered a near neutral pH. It does contain many vitamins and minerals that the body needs. In ancient days, most people only had a cow or a goat with limited fruits and vegetables. It sustained them and kept them healthy. In America today, we have an obnoxious amount of food and snacks, both healthy and unhealthy. We eat to much in general and do not get enough exercise. The main thing that causes your bones to be strong is weight bearing exercise. That is why the hockey player has strong bones. We need to get off our bottoms, walk, lift, and move things. Eat food for enjoyment and nourishment and GIVE GOD thanks for the beautiful life we enjoy.

          • Shake June 14, 2017, 4:38 am

            You’re citing the bible, really? The bible is basically ancient advertising. They stuck whatever they wanted to sell to people in there so they’d buy it. That’s why it says you’re not supposed to grow different plants in the same garden, or wear mixed cloths. Are we going to stick to that as well?
            Milk did not keep people in ancient times HEALTHY. It sustained them, yes. But they were neither healthy nor did they live long. You’re talking about a time when life expectancy was 25 years.
            Milk can sustain you, sure. So can mashed potatoes. People lived off nothing but turnips in war times. Just because something can sustain you doesn’t actually mean it’s healthy.
            God did not make milk for us. Even if you believe some sort of higher being made everything, then it made milk for cows. To sustain and raise their offspring. We just usurped it from them like we do with everything, because we’re arrogant assholes that think we’re entitled to just about anything so long as we can take it and get away with it. You can justify that with god’s will, but then you’re just making god look like an asshole that put cows on Earth so we’d torture and rape them, then take their milk and kill their children so we can have a tasty milkshake and veal. I don’t think god is that horrible of a being.

  26. James March 16, 2017, 8:24 am

    I consume 18 pints of cows milk a week which only cost me £4.35 if i where to swap to an alternative like almond milk it would cost me £16.20, that’s almost £65 a month just for milk, so unless i become rich i will be sticking to cows milk, milk alternatives are a rip off and the production does not justify the price.

    • Tara Prasad Tripathy March 18, 2017, 7:08 pm

      You don’t need to consume milk substitutes which are either overpriced or too much for your budget. Milk substitutes are only sold for helping people transition from the vegetarian diet since most people are addicted to the taste of milk, cheese and butter. If you just want to keep your bones healthy and need calcium you can consume any green leafy vegetables, carrot, cabbage, etc. To see a detailed list of plants that contain calcium visit this link http://adaptt.org/veganism.html and click the link titled ‘Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Nutrients’. The only reason cows milk has calcium is because cows feed on grass which is rich in calcium. But that calcium from cows milk as explained in this article is not absorbed by our body and the other byproducts in milk actually lead to decrease in bone health. By the way, if you still need a substitute, you can prepare oat milk (which is really healthy), by soaking the oats overnight and mixing them in a food processor. If like me, you are wondering why the hell were we taught that ‘milk is good for bones’ I have no idea, since every evidence proves otherwise. If you have any doubts please reply and ask.

      • Samuel April 4, 2017, 3:23 am

        Ok. Wait. Go it!
        Everyone, nearly in this comment section is saying this article is old, outdated and completely wrong. And I don’t know what to believe anymore. LITERALLY, I’ve been seeing so much evidence that milk is good for you, and I can’t find enough evidence to support that it isn’t good for you. I am REALLY desperate to find enough evidence and information to prove it’s bad for you.

        • Sola June 14, 2017, 4:46 am

          There’s actually plenty of evidence to support the fact that cow’s milk is bad for you. This article is not the greatest, but it’s not the only one. There are plenty of reputable sources that try to nudge people away from milk, because even if it has some health benefits, its hazards far outweigh them.
          I don’t know how you’d be struggle to find information on this, because a lot of health organization these days are being more and more open about the dangers of milk, even as they have to go against the monstertruck that is the dairy industry.
          Of course there are plenty of places that will tell you that milk is good for you, because the dairy industry is massive and they pay people to conduct inherently flawed studies that support a desired result. Independent studies are harder to come by, and when you do, there will always be people that claim that someone’s independence just means they’re vegan or something and they want you to stop torturing cows, so they tell you milk is bad for you.
          There are some health benefits from raw milk, which is ridiculously expensive and difficult to come by. But those health benefits are much better acquired from other foods that don’t have the health hazards that milk does.

        • Michelle Dinova May 6, 2017, 5:44 pm

          Forget whether a female cow’s breast milk is good for you. Go onto Glass Walls fb page for a behind-the-scenes truth about the dairy industry. Repeated rape of each female cow, while in a “rape rack”, the kidnapping of her babies, almost immediately, they both cry for each other until they lose their voices in about 3 days, at which point their tears continue to flow for about 3 weeks. Men kicking, punching, calling them ‘Bitch” and “Cunt”, because their bodies are so spent that they can’t walk or get up, so while being kicked they are yelled at by men abusively yelling, “Get up bitch”, or “Get up you fucking cunt”. Of course they want to get up but can’t, so then are then dragged by a forklift which have them chained to one of their legs, even attached to their broken leg, and dragged as far as needed, along gravel and concrete in excruciating pain and ultimately terrified until their horrific slaughter.

          • chemster June 3, 2017, 2:09 pm

            I live in Florida, and there are cow pastures all over the place. The cows are seen with their young nursing in the fields. It’s cute to see the baby cows every spring. Not all farms rape their cows, and what a horrible thing to have happen to all those cows. To please God, go on a mission to help change legislation for those farms that allow the raping of cows. To please the LORD is to get justice for the oppressed, the homeless and the widow, and that includes animals too!

  27. Janine Goodwin March 14, 2017, 5:27 pm

    I have switched to goat’s milk, as reading up on it, they say the body absorb’s this milk more easily than cow’s milk, I found with drinking almond milk, I wasn’t getting enough calcium. Do you agree?

    Regards Janine

    • Michelle Dinova May 6, 2017, 5:47 pm

      Go onto Glass Walls fb page for a behind-the-scenes truth about the dairy industry. Repeated rape of each female cow/goat, while in a “rape rack”, the kidnapping of her babies, almost immediately, they both cry for each other until they lose their voices in about 3 days, at which point their tears continue to flow for about 3 weeks. Men kicking, punching, calling them ‘Bitch” and “Cunt”, because their bodies are so spent that they can’t walk or get up, so while being kicked they are yelled at by men abusively yelling, “Get up bitch”, or “Get up you fucking cunt”. Of course they want to get up but can’t, so goats are then dragged by a man by their hind leg, cows by a forklift which have them chained to one of their legs, even attached to their broken leg, and dragged as far as needed, along gravel and concrete in excruciating pain and ultimately terrified until their horrific slaughter.

    • Avi March 15, 2017, 2:24 pm

      I don’t believe that the author would agree, especially since she has advocated that all types of animals on this planet once they would have weaned their young off of milk, there was no turning back. Humans are the only ones it seems who seems to want to regress instead of growing and thriving in the way nature intended.
      I also understand that Goats multiply in body weight more quickly than cows, it has more fat in it, its intended for goats and not you, in addition to almond milk and other plant based milk (that’s perfect for human consumption) green leafy vegetables are an excellent source of calcium, you don’t need to resort to the animals to get your calcium, just look at what they eat to get their calcium…and leave the goats alone.

  28. The Milk Man March 7, 2017, 1:57 am

    Please link me to these ‘scientific studies’ you mention in your article. You include no sources where this information is coming from and I cannot find similar research on the Internet.

    • Blart March 21, 2017, 2:30 am

      Are you the same Milk Man from HWNDU? The guy who ate the raw cow brains in front of vegans?

    • Jon March 19, 2017, 2:39 pm

      From the Nutrition article / study mentioned by Eclipse:

      “Numerous studies (see below) have shown the effect of individual nutrients on calcium status and bone mass, but only 2 studies compared the effects of different dairy foods. In both studies, milk had a favorable effect whereas total dairy food and cheese intakes did not have a favorable effect on bone mass (17, 26).”

      • Michelle Dinova May 6, 2017, 5:51 pm

        The bigger problem is not whether or not cow’s secretions are good for humans is the cruelty and torture of the dairy industry. Go onto ‘Glass Walls’ or ‘Mercy for Animals’ fb page for a behind-the-scenes truth about the dairy industry. Repeated rape of each female cow, while in a “rape rack”, the kidnapping of her babies, almost immediately, they both cry for each other until they lose their voices in about 3 days, at which point their tears continue to flow for about 3 weeks. Men kicking, punching, calling them ‘Bitch” and “Cunt”, because their bodies are so spent that they can’t walk or get up, so while being kicked they are yelled at by men abusively yelling, “Get up bitch”, or “Get up you fucking cunt”. Of course they want to get up but can’t, so then are then dragged by a forklift which have them chained to one of their legs, even attached to their broken leg, and dragged as far as needed, along gravel and concrete in excruciating pain and ultimately terrified until their horrific slaughter.

    • Eclipse March 14, 2017, 2:18 pm

      Not the person who wrote it but here is a website with research on it, http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/72/3/681.full

    • I. N. Telligent March 10, 2017, 5:51 am

      How retarded do you have to be to think milk is bad for you? Apparently quite a bit.

      • Tara Prasad Tripathy March 18, 2017, 7:19 pm

        You may find this video by Mark Hyman (MD) helpful to understand why dairy isn’t good for our health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O-ehIkwGME There are other videos on youtube which are also informative. Please search around and educate yourself. It’s on your own and you family’s health. Don’t believe what the society and media tell us.

        • Samuel April 4, 2017, 3:25 am

          The media can never be trusted. Especially when it comes to feminism. Gooodness me! Media promoting feminism is one of the worst things ever. Because it’s a complete lie.

      • John March 11, 2017, 1:13 pm

        Passing judgement on a subject you have obviously not researched really shows your level of ignorance. It’s never to late to try and make some changes.

        Good Luck.

  29. scan dog March 5, 2017, 9:56 pm

    not drinking milk will lessen the effects of flatulence.. So if you want to have good volume in your farts keep drinking milk!

  30. Evan March 5, 2017, 7:15 am

    this is stupid i have drank milk all my life and i have never broke any bones i fell from 15 feet and landed on my wrist while it was bended back and all i got was a sore wrist.

    • DatSampleSize March 13, 2017, 11:14 am

      Nice sample size of 1 man. Very scientific and we’ll thought out.

      • Samuel April 4, 2017, 3:27 am

        Love that comeback, spot on!

  31. bill d casteel March 4, 2017, 4:01 am

    This clip is from “SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN”….Do Dairy Products Cause Osteoporosis?
    People who are suspicious of milk’s role in bone health like to point out that the countries with the highest consumption of dairy products also have the highest incidence of osteoporosis. Is this convincing proof that dairy products cause osteoporosis? Not even remotely.

    There are many things that affect bone health, including genetics, physical activity, body weight, smoking or exposure to second hand smoke, alcohol use, hormone levels, and medications. If any of those risk factors are more common in countries that have higher dairy consumption, then the link between dairy and osteoporosis may be nothing more than a coincidence.

    • Tammy March 26, 2017, 4:41 pm

      Now this comment is a well thought out and practical comment.
      Very logical!
      Thanks for posting!

  32. bill d casteel March 4, 2017, 3:53 am

    My grandparents ran a dairy farm back in the 1920 ‘s- 1968..drank whole milk and homemade cheese n ice cream. Grandma lived to be 82 and grandpa 103 yrs old. Their sibling all lived passed their 80’s. We ( a family of 15 ) are enjoying life well past our 60’s n 70’s. All milk drinkers..so WE are totaly contrary to tyour facts presented. I myself taught gymnastics over 35 yrs and can still do a good share of them even now. My old sis broke a collar bone as a kid falling down the stairs. My heart goes out to these other who have allergies and bone loss…but your facts havent touched over 6 generations of our family of milk drinkers.????

    • Shelly Jebavy March 7, 2017, 5:50 pm

      Is this the same coach that taught in Columbus Ga back in 1980?

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  35. Still hopeful February 25, 2017, 12:14 pm

    Re advice to substitute milk with rice milk, almond milk or soy milk:

    The commercially packaged milks found on grocery shelves have additives/preservatives (includes organic milks) that should be avoided.

    Carrageenan comes to mind. It is allowed in some organic foods. This additive is an inflammatory agent linked to GI problems ranging from IBS to colon cancer.

    You can easily make fresh coconut milk with canned or fresh coconut.

    If you don’t like coconut, homemade almond milk is another option.

    Both recipes are on the internet.

  36. Eric February 11, 2017, 10:16 am

    oh boy, milk is good for you not bad for you…although drinking TO MUCH MILK can is very bad for you as long as you drink a good amount of milk your 100% A.O.K but to much, A.NO.K

  37. coco February 10, 2017, 4:30 pm

    what an idiotic argument, calcium from the bones doesn’t help reduce the body acidity. That’s completely wrong,calcium comes from the cells in the body , not extracted from the bones. This article is BS.

    • dan February 25, 2017, 5:53 am

      The sarcoplasmic reticulum stores calcium which is located in the muscle, calcium aids muscle contraction in the sliding filament theory, to allow the cross bridges to move therefore contract the muscle fibre

  38. elle February 7, 2017, 10:42 am

    I just skimmed through the comments. Yeah, people are not that easily convinced however.

    I’m Asian, I hail from the Philippine Islands and my late aunt died recently. She had arthritis, really bad arthritis, so bad she’d moan and groan for the pain to go away. I even had to apply some sort of liquefied ointment on her skin to make the pain of the bones underneath to go away. Yeah, that’s cause she lived here, in San Francisco, United States. Where we sell tons of dairy.

    My aunt drank coffee with guess what? Milk in it too and she was quite fond of purple yam ice cream. So yeah, did that shit help with her arthritis? Nope.

    I have some relatives in the Philippines. Filipinos don’t drink milk. I would know, I was born in Manila. My aunts and uncles over there? No way to get calcium through dairy products, so not a broken bone. You convinced me, so thank you writer. As for the others, well, whatever. Call me gullible, but I believe in what you have to say.

    I say fuck milk, that’s only for baby cattle you know? If the cows started drinking milk from humans, well, I would feel violated and raped of what I need to feed my babies exclusively.

    The comments section showed so much stubbornness and adamance of others and how they don’t want to listen to somebody who has actually done their research. Sad.

    • Robyn March 24, 2017, 9:51 am

      Lol

    • Casondra February 10, 2017, 10:04 pm

      Likes ^^^

      • K.B. March 15, 2017, 2:24 pm

        You do know that arthritis and bone fractures are completely different problems, right?
        Think, and do some research before fucking something

  39. Poezedoez February 6, 2017, 5:55 pm

    “milk acidifies the body’s pH”
    I have stopped reading after this, because this is completely bullshit

    • Omarv February 9, 2017, 3:05 am

      If youdont believe it put about 20 minutes if extensive research yourself and look it up buddy. It you still dont want get it through your skull. Well whats worse than being ignorant, is being ignorant of your ignorance.

      • shane February 26, 2017, 3:30 am

        I have spent more than 20 minutes reading the ‘extensive’ research. It is all BS. As a matter of fact at least one doctor (Dr. Nick Berg) recommends acidifying for health but that it is difficult due to your bodies ability to control it’s PH. Another (see Quackwatch website) agrees. Chris Kresser calls it BS. There were many others. I actually am having a hard time finding research that ‘proves’ or evening lend a little credence to the alkaline BS.

        Perhaps Google is conspiring to keep that information unavailable?

    • Ryan Welsch February 8, 2017, 11:13 pm

      Have fun living in pain if you live that long. Hope you saved money for medical costs and you are not looking for us to pay the bill.

  40. andrea February 3, 2017, 12:27 pm

    PAM, you are not in touch with what is going on in our food system. Yes, there are Hormones in our animal products. Organic products do not include hormones, or so they say, but the MAJORITY of our Factory Farmed dairy is done cheaply to provide a product as quickly as possible to feed the masses. Read about it, it is EVERYWHERE. That is why many, not all, little girls are menustrating at 7 years old. Yes, that means she is capable of having a baby! Uterine Fibroids, another one brought on by xenohormones. Read, Read Read….The China Study, educate yourself. No not everyone will get cancer, just like all smokers won’t get lung cancer but the statistics are showing we are getting sicker with cancers and cardiovascular disease.

    • Chuck March 3, 2017, 2:41 pm

      Around here milk has recently broken the $1.gallon price–less that $1/gal, not at all stores but several.

      A friend told me that in MI, loads of milk are being dumped on farmland, over production. I dont know that consumption is down. We do kill thousands of babies every year in MI.

      CL

  41. andrea February 3, 2017, 12:11 pm

    Despite what the Bible says, despite what all doctors say, despite all opinions of all people, it is an obvious fact that we were NEVER intended to drink milk from another species, only milk from our own mothers. When that milk naturally “dries up” then we nourish ourselves on other nutritious foods that provide all the calcium needed. That is exactly how that little calf survives and grows to be a LARGE, HEALTHY animal. In addition, it is very unnatural and disgusting the way we treat farm animals, cows included. Watch Mercy For Animals and other videos and see for yourself just exactly what goes into providing a glass of milk or a chunk of cheese, both of which are proven to be cancer causing and detrimental to cardiovascular health. The abhorrent conditions and horrifying abuse for unnecessary products.

    • Roop February 12, 2017, 1:54 pm

      Well, for some who don’t believe this article…get on Netflix, with a free trial or anyhow if you wanna learn, watch Food Choices entirely. It’s a documentary about meat and milk…it will change your mind. Otherwise we can’t convince someone just by one article.

      • Curious questioner March 10, 2017, 4:52 pm

        Who or what is to say that NetFlix is not in cahoots with this art

  42. Max February 2, 2017, 5:35 am

    Im sorry but either this tread is just absolutely BS, or my body has mutated to sustain bone structure or what ever way is explainable. Same goes for my step-father. We both drink outrageous amount of 2% cow milk on a daily basis. I have yet to have had a broken bone and I’ve had my fair share of crashes in cars or crazy stupid flips on my ATV/dirt bike/snowboard/snowmobile. I’m currently 23 my step-father is 46 and we have no issues with our bones. I have sprained my ankles, wrist, fingers even sometimes bruises for weeks but no broken bones. Maybe the milk in Quebec, Canada is just that great!

    • Kristen February 6, 2017, 5:00 pm

      Same I drink so much milk, and haven’t had a single broken bone.

      • Beth April 20, 2017, 6:01 am

        And I’ve never broken a bone either and have been vegan for over 20 years since I was a teenager (i.e. none of this counts as evidence!!).

        What is indisputable however is that milk is definitely not necessary and if we can source our calcium elsewhere, why should we enslave cows to be continually pregnant milk machines? It’s a horror. If we can live without hurting others, shouldn’t we? (that has to be good for our bones too, in some way 🙂

  43. Jordan B.S. January 27, 2017, 6:21 pm

    You say,”Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body pH which in turn triggers a biological correction.”

    Seeing that the pH level is higher in breast milk, wouldn’t that have an increased effect on calcium depletion?

  44. LUCY January 21, 2017, 10:38 am

    Good or bad, fact or fiction. When there are so many other plant based alternatives to get calcium etc. why choose to put an animal through so much suffering?

    • Jordan Smith January 23, 2017, 5:42 pm

      I’ll stop drinking milk when stops tasting so good. The sun gives you cancer and so do cell phones. Are you going to stay indoors and not communicate with the outside world now?

      • Dan March 15, 2017, 6:07 pm

        You don’t actually think cell phones cause cancer do you?

      • Cole January 24, 2017, 3:56 am

        If each time I went outside women were raped, then their male children stolen from them, murdered after a few weeks and then their mother’s were raped again. Yes I wouldn’t go outside. Fortunately if you want this to stop happening in cows you don’t have to stop going outside, you can just drink something else instead of dairy milk.
        Cheers

        • Richard Clarence January 26, 2017, 4:11 pm

          Are you suggesting cows are raped?

          • Casondra February 10, 2017, 10:08 pm

            Why do you think it is called a “Rape rack”?

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN7SGGoCNI

          • Spencer Lee January 29, 2017, 7:55 am

            yes. In order to produce milk, cows are raped.

  45. Rosemarie Markell January 17, 2017, 1:40 am

    Perhaps the reason u have osteoporosis is that u havent had enough dairy? Also in countries with maximum dairy consumption there r highest rates of obesity. That could contribute to osteoporosis. But dairy can also mean cheese and butter (more fatty than lowfat milk) .

  46. Pam January 15, 2017, 12:07 pm

    You say that “most” dairy cows are injected with rBGH. Well, I don’t know of a single milk producer/brand that uses rBGH. From the cheapest brands to the most expensive, conventional to organic, none of them (that I’ve seen) use it. Since you used the word “most”, I’ll assume that you have a list of producers that use it. Could you please supply that list?

    • Jordan Smith January 23, 2017, 5:38 pm

      No hormones in Canada. As for antibiotics are concerned, they’re are guidelines about how long after the cows can milked after injection.

  47. Richard January 14, 2017, 4:11 pm

    Let’s just round up all the cattle world wide and slaughter them all. Then a whole slew of problems are solved in one fell swoop. You will though, have to leave the cows in India alone since they are sacred creatures. But still, think about it? Global warming?…..bye bye. Milk good vs. milk bad?…..bye bye. Inhumanity to cows?…..no longer an issue. Actually now that they are all dead except the ones in India, they truly have become godlike.
    So there you have it dipshits. Problem solved. Now you can either go find something real to discuss or argue over or go crawl to your little snowflake safe places and cry a tear for all the future unborn baby cows.
    Mental midgets!

    • Sola June 14, 2017, 4:58 am

      Dude, totally!
      I say, we also murder all people! Like, literally, nuke everyone. Can you imagine how many problems THAT would solve?
      Racism? No more. Sexism? Bye-bye! Homophobia? Done with!
      Perfect. Let’s kill everyone.
      Your argument is amazing.

    • Jasna January 15, 2017, 8:23 am

      That was quite the chimp out, over people having a discussion about health. One might even say you seem ‘triggered’.

      I’m not sure how you arrived at the conclusion that we would have to slaughter all cows to stop ourselves from ingesting dairy, but it was quite a remarkable display of melodrama.

      Dick, I think you need to take some deep breaths and let’s adults communicate, if you are incapable of having a discussion without becoming emotional.

      • Ryan Welsch February 8, 2017, 11:18 pm

        Well said Jasna.

  48. Sky January 13, 2017, 1:17 am

    Mike,….your kidding me right??? The milk money makers are bigger than any scrubs trying to push -no product imparticular-, just deter people from drinking milk by trying to open so many small brainwashed minds. And what’s all this about “radical vegans” o0o0o0o. Scary!!! It’s as if they are violently trying to,…oh wait???educate people on a very important subject, that no more evidence be needed, than common sense, like a.(um milk’s for the baby’s), it can only be produced by pregnant mothers of any mammal. Creepy how we artificially ensiminate them so they will keep producing milk for us!!!! & for free, the PEOPLE that sell it however are very rich, and therefor powerful & unless your on the payroll, Mike, why are you so radical in your disapproval of people sharing this very sound & rather obvious concern & in my opinion obvious conspiracy??? Are you that hooked on milk that you can’t stand anyone putting it down especially when the evidence neednt be mentioned with the immense amount of agenda driven motivation by: corporations/such as,but not limited to::pharmaceutical, food,dairy who have gotten so good at irradicating basic common sense & comprehensive ability in their consumers that they have them attacking those who are hip to the what’s really going on. So I ask YOU,….who in the hell would be paying these ” radical vegans”..???? which, btw, I am not,.. which I am presently ashamed of since I cannot think of anything that could justify this. However in the meantime I won’t lash out (because im in denial) at those sharing who are not.

  49. Claire January 12, 2017, 10:15 pm

    All I can say is that 15 years ago I had blood work done and it was not good. Everything was all over the place and my bad cholesterol was high! I stopped eating red meat and 99.9% dairy 2 years ago and last year I had my blood work done again (I hate needles so as you can see I don’t have this done very often) and EVERYTHING was in the normal range……everything! All I did was stop digesting everything related to cows. I’m happy and feel just great. You can believe me if you want but I can guarantee you I’m not the only one. I have decreased my chances of hormonal cancers too because of this. We’ve all heard or read “The China Study”….there’s a reason they give this book out to cancer patients! You all do what you want and believe what you want….It wouldn’t do for us all to believe in the same things. It would make for a really boring miserable world.

    • William January 19, 2017, 4:03 pm

      I eat red meat, chicken ,and fish. Drink dairy and eat veggies. I work out daily and never have had bad blood work. I believe a well balanced diet and plenty of excersise is key.

  50. Joseph Arputharaj January 12, 2017, 6:10 am

    May be God didn’t study this write-up when he promised his people a land where milk and honey flows abundantly.

    • Sola June 14, 2017, 5:01 am

      Or maybe people who wrote the bible used people’s need to believe in a higher power to sell a product.

    • Kelsie January 12, 2017, 1:01 pm

      There are also many different kinds of milk. Human milk would make the most sense to me, as it is made just for us. Like how cows milk is only for cows.

  51. Jackie January 10, 2017, 4:04 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to thank you for putting this together. I was really frantic because I want to become vegan but I was worried because my family has a long history of osteoporosis. Thank you so much 🙂

  52. Mike January 5, 2017, 2:09 pm

    This column is slanderous bullshit. How much are you getting paid by Lobbyists to write this complete nonsense in favor of Almond Milk. Your readers should slam you good and proper.

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:17 am

      The Almond milk lobby?
      Take the dicks out of your mouth and wake up, little bitch

    • Rach January 6, 2017, 6:52 pm

      Mike who do you work for the dairy industry? Lol The milk and dairy industry profits are at an all time low and for good reason! A little part of you deep down inside must be asking the question why the hell am I drinking milk from an animal…that is absolutely insane! Lol

  53. Matt December 28, 2016, 6:13 pm

    With respect, acidosis of the blood is tightly regulated, predominantly by the bicarbonate buffering system. That i’m even responding to this is sad but… I believe this article to be a classical case of the “brandolini law” which is “the amount of energy needed to refute b******t is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it”. You see, because in order to refute most what is written in this article requires one to go away and do a lot of reading, which is one of the reasons so many people probably accept what is written as canon.
    From my point of view, this article is flawed and provides no supporting evidence. I see someone has already cited this article which strongly disagrees with this article’s claims, and instead suggests that milk has no effect on systemic pH… https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22081694

    • JC January 4, 2017, 9:16 am

      Couldn’t agree with you more. It’s this pseudo-science BS being spread around (generally by the Vegan community) that actually does more harm than good

      • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:19 am

        In all fairness, gay club boys are far more annoying than vegans

      • Rach January 6, 2017, 7:04 pm

        JC…vegans and long time vegans are all the proof you need that drinking milk is not required to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Vegans are making the world a better place by not contributing to animal suffering and leaving less of a carbon footprint. I’d love to hear what you’re doing to help!

        • booger January 22, 2017, 7:59 am

          “not contributing to animal suffering”
          Plants are living things too! You plant murderer! Just because you don’t hear them squeal doesn’t mean they don’t get hurt.

          • Gasmansew February 2, 2017, 8:04 pm

            Booger – Plants don’t have a nervous system or a brain you idiot so it’s impossible for them to feel anything!! You clearly don’t have much going for you in the intelligence department!!! Hahaha.

        • JC January 7, 2017, 8:45 am

          With regards to Carbon Footprint, I’m sure you’re going to base that on the infamous “Cowspiracy”

          Please take some time to read the following research

          https://www.quora.com/How-accurate-is-the-movie-Cowspiracy

          Now I’m sure you’ll disagree, and say that this is probably a product of the dairy & farming industries.

          Each to their own…but I prefer to follow real-science and facts!

          • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:23 am

            JCs favorite book; “Atlas Shrugged”

            Favorite politicians; Rand Paul, Donald Trump

            Jc’s an “independent thinker”

          • Sola June 14, 2017, 5:03 am

            Let me guess? “Real science” is whatever allows you to never have to change anything about your shitty lifestyle, right?

          • JC January 7, 2017, 8:48 am

            or even better

            http://www.climate-change-guide.com/cowspiracy-debunked.html

  54. Douglas Gray December 27, 2016, 11:09 pm

    The Bible says: “Thou shalt have goat’s milk for thyself and all the members of thy household.”

    Raw goat’s milk is by far the best dairy product, much closer to human Mother’s milk. Just research it online.

    • Nicole J January 5, 2017, 1:56 am

      no other species drinks milk past infancy, and we are the only ones who drink others species milk .. that in itself is weird. might as well start mass producing breast milk and drinking that. gross? yeah well same thing as drinking an animals milk that is intended only for their young. not human consumption.
      and the bible has been proven to be wildly untrue and un-historically correct in most stories.
      and there is some truth to the less milk you drink the better your bones are.
      I NEVER drank milk past 6yrs old. grossed me out. I have never broken or fractured a single bone in my body & my calcium & cholesterol levels have always been perfect. I am now 30 years old. my sister on the other hand drank and drinks milk like its going to disappear tomorrow, she has terrible calcium levels and has a ton of bone related issues – and she’s only 24. I have also had a complete thyroidectomy and still my calcium levels are perfect. there is absolutely truth to the less dairy you intake the healthier you are.

      • Iain March 25, 2017, 11:47 pm

        I am not convinced either way given the huge amount of discussion on both side; however, the argument that no other species drinks milk after infancy is just plain stupid. How would they be able to do so … a lion takes down a wlderbeast and decides to drink the milk rather than eat the meat. Do other animals drink milk – YES. Do they seek milk out as part of their diet – NO. If eating the udder counts as drinking milk, then lions drink milk.

      • Ryan Welsch February 8, 2017, 11:03 pm

        Why would you have a thyroidectomy?

      • Jo bob January 5, 2017, 10:10 pm

        moo

      • Shaun January 5, 2017, 12:55 pm

        Anecdotal evidence has no place in scientific research. Also has any other species conducted scientific research? No they haven’t. Your arguments are stupid and illogical.

        • Rach January 6, 2017, 7:17 pm

          Millions of lifetime vegans living healthy lifestyles without the consumption of milk is all the evidence you need! It’s business Shaun don’t take it too seriously and I’m sure the multi billion dollar dairy industry has your best interest in mind!

  55. Ashley December 27, 2016, 1:52 am

    k but god doesnt exist

    • Bob January 4, 2017, 1:00 pm

      Maybe he doesn’t for you but that’s your opinion. Just like this article. You can find studies that are both for and against milk, just like almost anything. Don’t believe everything that you read on the Internet. Moderation is the best medicine.

  56. the general December 26, 2016, 4:42 am

    Well played sir.

  57. Carol Bledsoe December 23, 2016, 10:53 pm

    Do not like reading books that are downloaded. Is this book available in book stores or in hard/soft cover?

  58. Arggg December 23, 2016, 1:34 pm

    I quit drinking milk about 20 years ago, after fighting incessant ear infections. Several doctors, including an allergist, weren’t able to help me. Antibiotics lasted a few days and then stopped. On a whim I thought I’d give up milk to see what happened. My ear infections and sinus infections disappeared completely. No more dizziness. I was concerned about calcium, so I took a bone test at age 37 – 85% density. I didn’t take any supplements, however, and forgot about it. At age 50, I was worried that I might have osteoporosis, so I took another bone test. 95% density!!! My bones had gotten stronger, apparently by avoiding milk. I still eat too much sugar and don’t exercise enough, but my bones are still strong. People talk about “lactose-intolerance” but I think we’re just meant to eat other things. Green vegetables and raw nuts are great sources of calcium. There are good supplements you can buy. I know this article is absolutely correct, due to 20 years of online research and personal experience, but I agree with the person who asked for sources. I’m still trying to convince other people that I’m right about this.

    • Sunline February 18, 2017, 4:54 pm

      You are a perfect example of the writers debate.
      I have close family members who still criticise my strict vegan diet, which I have maintained for at least ten years.
      Long distance running has become a passion and my legs and stamina have never felt stronger, completing a marathon in the process. I am an example of both sides of the coin because I used to consume dairy in all forms like there was no tomorrow. My digestive system was weak eating dairy and I got shin splints easily.
      Instead of thinking of yourselves and your own needs people, take some time to visualise the suffering that goes on in the dairy industry. Pay a visit to an accredited website (mine would be Animals Australia) and educate yourself on what really goes on behind the scenes. By cutting out dairy, you are actually making it a win/win situation. Isn’t that great?

    • Mike January 5, 2017, 2:12 pm

      How much are they paying you.

      • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:31 am

        Your wife pays me well, mike.
        I ride her hard and put her away wet

      • Jasna January 15, 2017, 8:31 am

        Who is ‘they’ Mike? It’s never even been contested that the majority are lactose intolerant, this is something all the mental gymnastics and conspiracy theories can’t deny.

  59. Kylee December 15, 2016, 8:43 pm

    Would love to cite this in a meta-analysis I am doing… except for the fact there is no academic research associated with it? Would you cite your sources please, otherwise you look like another radical vegan on the internet. And that’s coming from a vegan.

  60. Cormac December 15, 2016, 8:03 am

    I’m 6’5 and 200 lbs (19 years), I genuinely drink more milk than I would water in a day (avg. 2 liters). I have been playing rugby a contact sport since my early years and now at a very high level. I have never broken a bone! I find it quite hard to believe this article to be true, as I like many others, have been led to believe growing up that milk is very beneficial for you. Maybe its because of luck that i have never broken anything? (highly unlikely as i have been injured before many times), or it could possibly be my mind deceiving me into thinking it was the milk that was building up calcium in my bones and protecting me, acting like a placebo? Either way I am just confused.. because I do not see any negative affects either now or long term from drinking the creamy good stuff.

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:35 am

      Maybe it’s all the men you make sec with, and not the milk?

  61. Jdawg December 13, 2016, 6:10 am

    Too much of anything can be bad, same goes with milk. But drinking a couple glasses a day won’t do any harm as long as you maintain a balanced diet. I drink up to a litre a day. Milk isn’t even very acidic anyway (6.7 ph??). The amount of calcium you’re losing is insignificant in comparison to the amount you’re gaining from the milk.

  62. Stella December 10, 2016, 6:37 pm

    So….following the logic that we should consume only what weaned baby animals eat, we should not eat anything cooked or baked. Animals don’t fry, poach, grill, or steam their food.

    • Matt January 12, 2017, 1:19 am

      We aren’t baby animals. Our diets require a larger range of vitamins and minerals than that of an animal that’s going to grow up to be 800 lbs. Their diets need to consist of lots of fat in order to be 800 lbs

  63. Illuminate-deluminate December 7, 2016, 10:38 pm

    Hard to say with milk. Arguments on both sides. I say play it safe, consume only a little bit, and get on with your life. The internet seems to be the ultimate disinformation playground, and the more you get caught up in trying to figure out what is safe vs dangerous, the less time you have to just live your life.

    • Mila December 14, 2016, 4:29 pm

      Here’s a point: ignorance can shorten that life; and “you are what you eat!” …so it’s good to know what you are putting in your body. Is it going to be lot of garbage or quality food, as God intended.

      • Ashley December 27, 2016, 1:54 am

        k but god doesnt exist so

        • Dana January 24, 2017, 4:30 pm

          maybe not your god , but my God does exist……

          • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:38 am

            Your god hates you. He told me

          • Robyn March 24, 2017, 10:07 am

            Oh for gods sake just drink beer.

          • Ripper February 3, 2017, 6:28 pm

            No he doesn’t.

  64. Jeff December 4, 2016, 7:02 pm

    I like how you only used “many scientific studies” for the basis of your argument that milk is actually stealing calcium from your bones. I also like “12 year long Harvard Nurses’ Health Study” first I don’t think there was even such a study and second how can this possibly prove anything. there are a lot of outline possibilities say the milk drinkers have underlying heredity bone issues, or maybe you can say the milk drinkers are more proactive about there health therefore exercise and engage in more physical or risk taking activities.You haven’t cited any of your sources that you claim conducted studies. To me this just makes you sound f@#king crazy.

    • Johan December 14, 2016, 2:17 am

      Lol, classic, people like you love to ignore the facts so they don’t have to change their lifestyles

    • Isla December 12, 2016, 11:40 pm

      Here is the article if you haven’t seen it. Harvard Nurses Study. It actually happened. Imagine that.
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12540414

      • sdf December 17, 2016, 7:38 pm

        After checking the link you provided, the whole article becomes even more pointless

  65. Stephany Spencer December 2, 2016, 11:11 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this very vital information online. I have your book and have benefited greatly from your information. I don’t usually take the time to leave a comment, and certainly don’t give out my email address, etc., but you have earned it. Thanks for all you do and for being there for us.

    • Jeff December 4, 2016, 7:17 pm

      Dont listen to this crap where has this person cited any of there claims. Does god talk to you and are people tapping your phone too cause you have to be f@#king nuts to believe this. I mean there could be a smidgen of truth in there but again this guy doesn’t back up any of his claims, which makes me weary of her claims.Also if your going to stop drinking milk read a little more than this site to make that decision. Maybe from a collection of professional nutritionist,medical institutes, or healthcare professionals.

      • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:40 am

        Or just ask the dairy lobby. I mean, they’d know more than anyone else on the subject.

  66. Laura Harwood November 23, 2016, 4:28 am

    I can’t believe how rude people are to each other online, its really sad. If we were all together in a room discussing this, we wouldn’t (I hope not anyway…!) dream of being so incredibly rude, mean or childish…or insulting each others spelling or grammar…why?

    I guess it is because we feel safe in our homes, in our armchairs, all anonymous. Are we really so full of hate and aggression for each other?

    Anyhow, I think all the mis and dis info out there is incredibly confusing. Its almost impossible to know what to do for good health and the health of our planet. I guess if you feel good and healthy with the way you live your life, then you are doing well. If not make some changes. It seems to make sense to avoid processed food. Its seems to make sense not to cause suffering to other sentient beings as much as one can.

    I tried veganism, like many others it made me feel good at first, then slowly, I became very low energy, even though I was eating whole foods and plenty of them. I added back line caught fish (not farmed) and some eggs from my friends rescued battery hens. She gives them a lovely life. I drink almond milk and don’t take dairy because I don’t feel I need it. I am doing the best I can to strike a balance – but I’ll probably still make mistakes – I’m human.

    Thats all we can do, be thoughtful and try to eat relatively heathily and compassionately – lets treat each other well too, with respect and love. Its a difficult world sometimes.

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:42 am

      Respect and love?
      This is America, love it or leave it and check the pussy crap at the door

    • D January 3, 2017, 4:38 pm

      Well said. Manners goes a long way.

      • D January 3, 2017, 4:39 pm

        Manners GO a long way. So does grammar! It’s been long day. Maybe I’ve had too much milk 😀 I’m keen to try Almond milk.

  67. Al Xhong Rinpoche November 18, 2016, 9:40 am

    This is true in the USA where they inject cows with rBGH and iGF. In the USA milk is pasteurized to 99.9 %. There is no bacteria to digest it. It creates imbalance and depletes the bones of calcium. The milk contains all sorts of enzyme created by sick livers and sick kidneys the cows get from rBGH and iGF. The cows live to be 5 years old and produce milk 24 hours a day with these hormones. In Canada Cows live to be 20 years old but produce milk from 2 to 6 hours a day. They do not contain sick proteins and the pasteurization process is eliminating only 88 % of the bacteria that you actually need to digest the milk and since they grow in your gut the bones are nourished. The USA thanks to Monsanto produces poisonous milk.

    • Robyn March 24, 2017, 10:11 am

      Lucky Australians drink Australian milk. And beer.

    • Stacy November 30, 2016, 8:26 pm

      Do they then sell those 5 year old sick cows to McDonalds and Burger king spraying them with an ammonia based product?

  68. Dominick November 10, 2016, 6:06 pm

    Other animal’s milk was not meant to be consumed by humans. Humans are meant to consume breastmilk from their mothers while they are infants. Just because you drink a large amount of milk and do not have any health problems for your bones, does not mean that it is good for you. You can drink a ton of milk and be healthy and you could drink no milk and have many bone diseases. That fact is, milk increases your chance of bone related diseases

    • Jade November 16, 2016, 1:59 pm

      Yeah, I read the article too.

  69. Kyle November 8, 2016, 9:00 pm

    This whole article is based on a lie that milk turns the bones acidic, most milk nowadays isn’t pure and has lost much of it’s protein also it’s basic not acidic do a pH test if you don’t believe me or if you have heartburn drink cold-milk neutralises the acid.

    • Mila December 14, 2016, 4:59 pm

      Milk creates an acidic environment in the stomach; lemons, on the contrary take acid away. If you suffer from heartburn, milk will temporarily take away the burning, but only for a short period. Milk requires hydrochloric acid (created by your stomach) to get digested, and it is the hydrochloric acid that squirts up into the esophagus, causing heartburn. Lemon would be the firefighter, by creating an alkaline environment in the stomach. Also it alkilizes the blood, if you consume it daily. Cancer and disease live in acidic blood. As a result of having stomach issues in the past, I did my research and experimented with food to come to this conclusion.

  70. John November 6, 2016, 7:39 pm

    How about some references?

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:45 am

      References for your gay conversion therapy? No, sorry. You’re on your own for that one

  71. Lynn DeFilippo October 26, 2016, 9:59 am

    I was hoping to see some of the research cited for this article. I’ve been consuming dairy products my entire life, and at 52 was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I also had extremely achey joints & painful knees. After a Dr. visit to an orthopedic here in Alaska i was put on megadose Vitamin D therapy, which made me feel way better & reduced joint pain to almost nothing. But I figured that with all the dairy I consumed (even made my own yogurt &kefir) to have osteoporosis at 52, I’ve almost completely eliminated it from my diet, except for some aged cheeses. Seems to also help with joint pain. But sure would like to bring back the yogurt. I’m sure that quality of diary product might have something to do with it too. I’m sure Vit D as well as other nutrients play a role, as may genetics. I’ve added lots more vegetables to my diet, espec. greens. I’m sure the truth about milk & calcium absorption is a more complicated issue than a simple causal study. Citing the research would help.

    • Pam January 15, 2017, 11:17 am

      Lynne, your body requires Vitamin D in order to process calcium. That’s why your doctor put you on megadose therapy… it sounds like you were seriously deficient (not uncommon for people who live in Alaska and some of the other northern states in the US). Don’t be afraid to bring yogurt back into your diet. It wasn’t the dairy that caused your osteoporosis, it was the lack of Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays many important roles in the body, so it’s no surprise you were having joint pain and other issues. Now that you’re getting your Vit D levels squared away and feeling much better, bring back some of the foods that you enjoy!
      https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/

      Also, don’t listen to Jeff. Jeebus, 52 isn’t “old”.

    • Jeff December 4, 2016, 7:24 pm

      Holy shit you got osteoporosis when you’re old woah…………………….must be the milk….moron. At 52 you are developing something that happens to your age group regardless of whether you drink milk all day everyday or have never had a drop.

  72. Eno October 4, 2016, 11:12 am

    Bullshit!
    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.
    Bye!

    • Sola June 14, 2017, 5:09 am

      There are no bone issues in your country? Are you…serious right now? XD

    • Zerin Knight November 28, 2016, 1:42 am

      Evidence please. Are you a health professional?

  73. 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.

        • Melanie Jackson January 5, 2017, 10:46 am

          Please do not say any comment is stupid. It is an opinion. How would you like it if someone said your comment is stupid. Please be more respectful to what opinions others have.

          • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:48 am

            ….stupid

      • 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.

  74. 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 today..to show that in fact it has increased in the time of t”drink milk” if you have seen such a comparative subject please forward

    cheers

    • James November 2, 2016, 2:14 pm

      Have you watched the documentary “forks over knives”. Fascinating and backed up by the research of two doctors. We’ve all been hoodwinked.

      • Jeff December 4, 2016, 7:30 pm

        How do you know these are licensed practicing doctors in the video. Cause t a title comes up under their name when they are on screen and they wear a white coat. How do you know, there are also tons of people making videos full of false claims anything by Michael Moore is a testament to that.

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:53 am

          Ah come on Jeff. Moore’s films are still better than all that scat porn you did with your sister

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:51 am

          Jeffs a card carrying whiney little bitch, everyone knows it

      • Zerin Knight November 28, 2016, 1:46 am

        Yes, I’m with you James.

  75. 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…?
    MILK IS FOR BABY COWS. NOT HUMANS. DO SOME FUCKING RESEARCH PEOPLE!!!!

    • jemma wilson November 5, 2016, 9:33 am

      Well said Megan, your reply made my day!

      • Mila December 14, 2016, 5:03 pm

        Except the very last remark. Totally unnecessary!

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:54 am

          Totally fucking nessisary

    • 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.

      • Peter Lawton November 16, 2016, 7:55 am

        That humans go jogging, or keep food in ‘fridges, is maybe not so good. Running hard and purposefully to catch fresh food, and eating fresh food,(not old out of season ‘fridge food) would be far better for body and bones. (Just thinking)

    • 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!

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:56 am

          Alternative facts.
          I love the new America!

    • 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.

      • Damian November 16, 2016, 12:46 am

        So…because the Gronkowski Bros. drink cows milk, they are big and strong? Is that the Popeye theory? It’s definitely an example of a post hoc, ergo propter hoc fallacy. There are vegan bobybuilders who could’ve beaten Sylvester Stallone in arm wrestling at the height of his Over the Top days. That doesn’t mean that either of them are good actors. And just because the national dairy association pays some big dudes to chug milk on t.v. doesn’t mean they can stop going to the gym 8 days a week. Just sayin’.

        • Kassy December 3, 2016, 8:26 am

          Damian…. That’s not what he said. Next time read the whole post before you speak.

      • Hannah October 27, 2016, 8:54 am

        Hei, read the china study, there are plenty of research links in there 🙂 humans lose the enzyme necessary to brake the lactose around 1 year of their life, and yes milk does cause acidity and pulls out the calcium of bones, get to reading people

        • Jeff December 4, 2016, 7:35 pm

          So wheres the link to this study then if it provides cited information?

      • 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!

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 3:59 am

          Like there’s any researchers in this thread, dipshit

        • 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.

          • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:00 am

            Destroy him analy?
            You’re sick, sodemite

          • Jeff December 4, 2016, 7:39 pm

            Now season ending back surgery so what some people just have poor bones maybe the more height the less bone density.He also plays a game where other 300 pound guys try to destroy him every play.

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

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

  77. 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)

  78. 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!

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:02 am

      Farmers are freeloading socialists

    • Sellzy June 14, 2017, 5:15 am

      Yes, let’s thank farmers for raping and torturing cows.
      But you don’t care about that, do you? Because cows are just objects and can be exploited any way humans want. But then again, so are humans so long as they pay you to stay afloat. Even if your product is hurting them. Sure, I totally feel like thanking you for that.

    • Mila December 14, 2016, 5:23 pm

      Farmers, these days, use homoginization. Milk-fat molecules that are homogenized (broken down) scar the arteries, causing cholestorol to stick to the walls of the arteries, and trigger vascular disease, leading to heart attacks.
      All good food in moderation is beneficial, but only 100% natural, as God intended.

    • Jeff December 4, 2016, 7:46 pm

      Arsenic has been around forever too are you going to eat that. I think this article has no basis but you cant just make a stupid claim as your argument.

      • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:03 am

        You should eat some, mike.

    • James Goodchild November 2, 2016, 2:38 pm

      Thanks Farmers for imprisoning,raping and stealing the calves of the sentient beings known as cows so that we can be poisoned by their milk. Thanks Farmers, you’re awesome!!

      Kyle you’re a moron

      • joe February 10, 2017, 9:30 am

        The only thing I’m raping is your mom@James Goodchild

      • Allyson November 2, 2016, 4:07 pm

        YES THANK YOU!!!! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • 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.

      • Jeff December 4, 2016, 8:06 pm

        What research is behind this article. How can you prove your claim that we are smarter than 100 years ago and you’re generalizing of course. I mean certain types of knowledge say computer technology or medical science but the depth and grasp of knowledge I would have to disagree.Also everything is done for us without ever having to calculate or conceptualize.There was also no way to determine if the world was flat or not when it was a theory(which was far beyond 100 years ago) but this was the foundation of exploration and scientific study to prove otherwise.Why are education statistics at an all time low then.I think your world is still flat.

      • 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.

        • Damian November 16, 2016, 1:01 am

          If you dont want unhappy cows, maybe you shouldnt force them to stay pregnant for the rest of their sad lives as soon as theyre old enough. Maybe you shouldnt switch them from grass to grain, or lock them up inside and inject them with rBGH. In fact, if youre really concerned about a cows happiness, then maybe you shouldnt be a dairy farmer.

  79. 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.
    http://www.youthhealthmag.com/articles/2532/20141119/dangers-of-almond-milk-you-need-to-know.htm

    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.

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:05 am

      Cool story, bitch

    • 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

  80. 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?

  81. 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!

    • Matt January 12, 2017, 1:49 am

      That 40 lbs you previously had is probably from your overconsumption of certain fatty dairies. Chugging whole milk or other fatty dairies is not a good thing (obviously). With the removal of that fat from your diet you are going to lose weight, but your weight loss doesn’t necessarily mean you are more healthy. They are many great vitamins and minerals in dairy products. If you don’t want so much fat don’t consume fatty dairies, instead drink products such as fat free milk, which has the same vitamins and minerals as whole milk. Also put down the fork and that’ll give you your “brighter complexion”.

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

    rBGH is prohibited in Canada.

  83. 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” (http://www.preventcancer.com/press/releases/july8_98.htm, 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?

  84. 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.

      • Free the weed December 4, 2016, 9:34 am

        “It’s amusing when people claim that something is healthy just because it is ‘natural’. Tobacco and Marijuana are natural plants.”
        Yes and tobacco readily absorbs different molecules then cannabis (marijuana). Cannabis is the healthiest plant on earth, please show me a study(not paid for by big companies) that show cannabis with adverse effects and adverse health effects. Cannabis if juiced has some of the highest nutritional content. Cannabis until it’s prohibition in 1937, was in the top 3 most used drug by healers. Please do not use reefer madness propaganda. It proves your intelligence levels are subpar. Please legalize the cannabis plant across the globe, that is what is truly needed for a happy healthy planet. Peace and love.

      • Mike October 23, 2016, 5:31 pm

        Scott, when did marijuana consumption kill someone? Documentation?

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:08 am

          According fox new, millions have died from pot

        • Joanne November 17, 2016, 5:39 am

          Mike. He never said Marijuana is a killer, he said it was unhealthy. If you read it properly you’ll realise that it is in the next sentence where he referred to the castor oil plant and the suicide tree as being killers.

  85. 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…

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:10 am

          Ah, you’re so clever. Homos always say the silliest things

    • Carlos August 31, 2016, 6:33 am

      Touché

  86. 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.

  87. 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 http://www.nature.com/news/scientists-swab-c-section-babies-with-mothers-microbes-1.19275

      • 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

          Ever*

  88. 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.

      • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:11 am

        Yeah now that you mention it, you do sound racist, Darah

    • 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.

  89. 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.

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:13 am

      Cry me a river

    • 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.

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:14 am

          Jesus is my personal trainer

        • Joanne November 17, 2016, 5:44 am

          Wow, lovely childish response there, Bent.

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

    Milk is mucus forming food

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    • Zane August 20, 2016, 10:24 pm

      Just trying to save you from this but the last person this woman is, is an expert on the subject. Idk what this womans profession is but if she here writing a bubbly wordart filled article on the internet, she is definitely not an expert. The only true experts on this subject are chemists who know thinggs about acids, buffers,chemicals etc. and quite simply the chemistry just does not point to any of this being true. Also if you cite a study that found a correlation between low dairy consumption and low fracture rate you are not an expert. Your most likely dumb and unable to realize an invalid study when you see one. What do those things have to do with each other. I believe not engaging in risky behavior like mountain biking/rock climbing/football. Those things are correlated to fracture rates, not milk consumption lol.

  92. 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.

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:17 am

      You look like hell to me ya hag.
      If that’s what a life of milk looks like, count me out

    • 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.

      • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:20 am

        No wonder all the evangelicals are in prison for raping their children!

      • Sellzy June 14, 2017, 5:23 am

        Too bad so many parents (carnists) don’t end up in jail for feeding their kids nothing but burgers and then ending up with overweight children that can barely walk. But hey, it’s all good, so long we no one challenges the status quo. That’s what matters!

      • 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?

  93. 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.

        • Sellzy June 14, 2017, 5:25 am

          That’s actually bullshit. That’s a made-up statistic that people like to throw around to discredit veganism. I’m guessing you didn’t think to do your own research, but it’s just convenient for you to believe whatever supports your desire to never have to change what you’re used to.

      • 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…

        • the general December 26, 2016, 5:15 am

          Umm, Joe, aren’t cows, sheep, buffalo, antelope, deer and other such herbivores animals also?

      • 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.

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:23 am

          And you should try sex, eve better than steak

        • 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!

  94. 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.

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

    3 words: Cite. Your. Sources.

    • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:24 am

      Straight from your puss-filled snatch

    • Belegija August 16, 2016, 6:38 am

      exactly

      • 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.

          • kevykevykev November 12, 2016, 1:04 am

            Your drinking milk simply because someone told you it does a body good… so now you need someone to tell you to stop drinking milk. Most people are like sheep!

          • 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)

  96. 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.

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

    Hi,
    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

      http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/is-milk-healthy

    • 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.

          • Sami November 22, 2016, 2:11 pm

            This won the internet.

      • 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

        • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:27 am

          Sorry for you mental condition. That’s rough

  98. 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.” http://chriskresser.com/the-ph-myth-part-1/

  99. 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.

      • Redneck raper June 24, 2017, 4:28 am

        I’m sure your ancestors treated their livestock well too.
        Slaves weren’t cheap!

      • Nantucket August 27, 2016, 11:40 am

        Seriously…..you 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

  100. 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*

    • Sellzy June 14, 2017, 5:29 am

      Did you even read the article? That’s the whole point. This person started researching because she used to drink milk and got a bone disease. Now she knows better.

    • 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.

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