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- Yes... milk is Mother Nature's "perfect food" ...for a calf... until it is weaned.
- Everything you know about cow's milk and dairy is probably part of a Dairy industry MYTH.
milk is an unhealthy fluid from diseased animals that contains a wide
range of dangerous and disease-causing substances that have a cumulative
negative effect on all who consume it.
- MILK'S BASIC CONTENTS
- *ALL* cow's milk (regular and 'organic') has 59 active hormones, scores of allergens, fat and cholesterol.
cow's milk has measurable quantities of herbicides, pesticides, dioxins
(up to 200 times the safe levels), up to 52 powerful antibiotics
(perhaps 53, with LS-50), blood, pus, feces, bacteria and viruses.
(Cow's milk can have traces of anything the cow ate... including such
things as radioactive fallout from nuke testing ... (the 50's
- LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN AMERICA
- http://webapp.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus.html (1998)
- Rank Total Description
- 1 724,859 Heart Disease (think fats/cholesterol: meat/dairy)
- 2 541,532 Malignant Neoplasms (cancer: think toxins/milk/dairy)
- 2a 250,000 Medical system (drugs/etc. think ignorance/incompetence)
- 3 158,448 Cerebro-vascular (think meat milk and dairy)
- 4 112,584 Bronchitis Emphysema Asthma (think toxins/milk/dairy)
- 5 97,835 Unintentional Injuries and Adverse Effects
- 6 91,871 Pneumonia & Influenza (think weak immune systems and
- 7 64,751 Diabetes (think milk/dairy)
- 7a 40,000+ Highway slaughter (men, women and children)
- 8 30,575 Suicide (think behavioral problems)
- 9 26,182 Nephritis (Bright's disease: inflammation of the
- 10 25,192 Liver Disease (think alcohol and other toxins)
- (2a and 7a were added for completeness)
Number 13 on the CDC list is -18,272 Homicide & Legal
Intervention-. It is curious that the CDC would readily list law
enforcement and homicides... and not the 250,000 deaths caused by the
- CANCER FUEL
those 59 hormones one is a powerful GROWTH hormone called Insulin- like
Growth Factor ONE (IGF-1). By a freak of nature it is identical in cows
and humans. Consider this hormone to be a "fuel cell" for any cancer...
(the medical world says IGF-1 is a key factor in the rapid growth and
proliferation of breast, prostate and colon cancers, and we suspect that
most likely it will be found to promote ALL cancers).
is a normal part of ALL milk... the newborn is SUPPOSED to grow
quickly! What makes the 50% of obese American consumers think they need
MORE growth? Consumers don't think anything about it because they do not
have a clue to the problem... nor do most of our doctors.
- (See http://www.notmilk.com/igf1time.txt for a time line)
bite of hard cheese has TEN TIMES whatever was in that sip of milk...
because it takes ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese. Each
bite of ice cream has 12 times ... and every swipe of butter 21 times
whatever is contained in the fat molecules in a sip of milk.
- MONSANTO AND rbGH (Posilac)
Chemical Co., maker of fine poisons such as DDT, agent orange, Roundup
and more... spent around half a billion dollars inventing a shot to
inject into cows... to force a cow to produce MORE milk (for an already
glutted taxpayer subsidized market).
they created *FIVE* errors in their Frankenstein Posilac (rbGH) shot
that direly affected all test animals... but that important report
(Richard, Odaglia & Deslex, 1989) has been hidden from everyone
under Clinton's Trade Secrets act. The Canadians read enough of this
report (before it was stolen) to reject rbGH for their country.
- Monsanto's Posilac creates additional IGF-1 in milk: up to 80% more.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) insists that IGF-1 is destroyed in
the stomach. If that were true, the FDA has proven that breast feeding
cannot work. Common sense says their "finding" is ridiculous because
this growth factor DOES make the baby calf grow (rapidly, as mother
natured intended). Visit the Dairy Education Board at
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/100399.html to review a DAIRY study that
confirms what the FDA has lied about this for years.
- IGF-1 INCREASES
study involved two groups. One group consuming 12 ounces of milk a day
and the other consuming the USDA recommended allowance of 24 ounces
(three cups). This report notes that the participants consuming 12
ounces more milk per day... HAD A 10% RISE IN IGF-1 IN THEIR BLOOD
SERUM! Now, consider that PER DAY, from ALL sources, the typical
milk/dairy consumer ingests approximately 39% of daily diet from
dairy... and that 10% increase becomes the "tip of the iceberg". We have
NO idea of the non-dairy versus full-dairy difference but considering
cancer rates... it has to be significant.
- Whole milk 49% of the calories are from fat.
- "2%" milk 35% of the calories are from fat.
- Cheddar cheese 74% of the calories are from fat.
- Butter 100% of the calories are from fat.
folks suspect that butter is all fat. Most folks have no concept of the
just how much fat is in the rest of milk and dairy. Perhaps the 54% of
Americans who are obese need to comprehend that milk, ice cream,
cheeses, yogurts, and all the OTHER products that use milk derivatives
(casein, whey, lactose, colostrum) are most likely a significant cause
for their weight and health problem.
Where do the COWS get calcium for their big bones? Yes... from plants!
The calcium they consume from plants has a large amount of magnesium...
necessary for the body to absorb and USE the calcium.
calcium in cow's milk is basically useless because it has insufficient
magnesium content (those nations with the highest amount of milk/dairy
consumption also have the highest rates of osteoporosis. Proof? How
about a controlled study of 78,000 nurses over a period of 12 years?
- Read more about it at:
- http://www.notmilk.com/deb/030799.html Article on the 78,000 nurse study
- http://www.notmilk.com/deb/092098.html CALCIUM AND BONE DISEASE
- http://www.notmilk.com/badbones.html WHO GETS BONE DISEASE?
- http://www.notmilk.com/bonehead.txt CRIPPLING BONEHEADS
- http://www.notmilk.com/calcium/index.html Consolidated info
milk has three times the calcium as does human breast milk. No matter,
neither are very usable because in order to be absorbed and used their
MUST be an equal quantity of MAGNESIUM (as exists in the greens that
cows eat to get all the calcium they need for their big bones). Milk has
only enough magnesium to absorb around 11% (33mg per cup) of calcium.
- Per the USDA 8 ounces (one cup) of cows milk contains:
- Calcium, Ca mg 291.336
- Magnesium, Mg mg 32.794
USDA recommends 1200mg of calcium per day. The USDA recommended three
cups of milk a day only have 900mg of calcium. Some argue that only 1/3
of the magnesium is necessary. Mother nature seems to suggest it should
be one to one. If the ratio for proper absorption were 1/3 magnesium to
one calcium then no more than 300mg of that 900mg of calcium is usable.
If, in fact, it is a one to one ratio... only 98.38mg of calcium is
- It is not a matter of how much calcium one ingests... but how much one does not lose.
can be thought of as "liquid meat" because of its high protein content
which, in concert with other proteins, may actually LEACH calcium from
the body. Countries that consume high protein diets (meat, milk and
dairy) have the highest rates of osteoporosis.
- THE 'WHOLESOME' PROTEIN MYTH
- 87% of milk is water. That makes it VERY expensive water.
- Broken down into its basic groups... WHOLE MILK is:
- WATER FAT CASEIN OTHER PROTEIN
- 87% 3.25% 4% 1% 4.75
- (note: that is 3.25% "milkfat" which includes the 87% water.)
- 80% of the protein in milk is casein. Casein is a powerful binder... a
- polymer used to make plastics... and a glue that is better used to make
- sturdy furniture or hold beer bottle labels in place. It is in
- thousands of processed foods as a binder... as "something" caseinate.
- Casein is a powerful allergen... a histamine that creates lots of
- mucus. The only medicine in Olympic athlete Flo-Jo's body was Benedryl,
- a power antihistamine she took to combat her last meal... pizza.
- For the whole Flo-Jo story:
- http://www.notmilk.com/deb/111598.html and
- http://www.notmilk.com/deb/112398.html for the whole story.
milk is allowed to have feces in it. This is a major source for
bacteria. Milk is typically pasteurized more than once before it gets to
your table... each time for only 15 seconds at 162 degrees Fahrenheit.
- To sanitize water one is told to boil it (212 degrees F) for several minutes. That is a tremendous disparity, isn't it!
in mind that at room temperature the number of bacteria in milk DOUBLE
around every 20 minutes. No wonder milk turns rotten very quickly.
cubic centimeter (cc) of commercial cow's milk is allowed to have up to
750,000 somatic cells (common name is "PUS") and 20,000 live
bacteria... before it is kept off the market.
- That amounts to a whopping 20 million live squiggly bacteria and up to 750 MILLION pus cells per liter (bit more than a quart).
- 1 cup = 236.5882cc 177,441,150 pus cells ~ 4,731,600 bacteria
- 24 oz (3 glasses) = 532,323,450 pus cells ~ 14,220,000 bacteria
- (the "recommended" daily intake)
- The EU and the Canadians allow for a less "tasty" 400,000,000 pus cells per liter.
- Typically these levels are lower... but they COULD reach these levels and still get to YOUR table.
cholesterol content of those three glasses of milk is equal to what one
would get from 53 slices of bacon. Do you know of any doctor who
recommends that much bacon per day?
- Is cow's milk and dairy "Kosher"? Consider this:
always is derived from an animal. The sunlight reaction that converts
7-dehydrocholesterol to vitamin D-3 is a 'pure' chemical reaction that
occurs in your skin in certain cells."
provitamin known as 7-dehydrocholesterol is extracted and isolated from
the skins of mammals and purified." (Marian Herbert of the Vitamin D
Workshop U of C)
- Vitamin D-3 can come from four different sources:
skin, sheep skin, raw fish liver, and pig brains. Most of the time,
Vitamin D-3 is extracted from pig skin and sold to dairy processors.
- Short answer to "is milk kosher" - probably not.
- OTHER 'STUFF'
and cholesterol. Lots of it. Per the dairy influenced USDA "food
pyramid" all milk, dairy and meats should represent no more than 8% of
the diet. Statistically, by volume of sales in a nation of 281 million
Americans, it works out to almost 40% of the diet for MILK AND DAIRY..
without the meat.
milk of each of the over 4,700 mammals on earth is formulated
specifically for that species. There are special lactoferrins and
immunoglobulins (cow specific immunizing stuff) that in humans serve as
to Hoards Dairyman (Volume 147, number 4)... 89% of America's dairy
herds have the leukemia virus. (more at
protein lactalbumin, has been identified as a key factor in diabetes
(and a major reason for NOT giving cows milk to infants).
- CROHN'S DISEASE
- Mycobacterium paratuberculosis causes a bovine disease called "Johne's."
diagnosed with Johne's Disease have diarrhea, and heavy fecal shedding
of bacteria. This bacteria becomes cultured in milk, and is not
destroyed by pasteurization. Occasionally, the milk-borne bacteria will
begin to grow in the human host, and the results are irritable bowel
syndrome and Crohn's Disease.
- MAD COW DISEASE
may also be prions (pronounced PREons) in the milk and meat. This is
crystalline substance that acts like a virus... with an "incubation"
period of from 5 to 30 years. The end result is MAD COW DISEASE!
fat molecules cannot get through the intestinal wall into the
bloodstream. The cream no longer rises... because homogenization breaks
up those large molecules into small ones that DO get into the
bloodstream! This becomes an expressway for any fat-borne toxins (lead,
dioxin's, etc.) into your (otherwise) most protected organs.
- CUMULATIVE EFFECTS
does this impact humans who consume cow's milk and dairy? Obesity (over
50% of Americans and rising), heart disease, cancer, allergies,
digestive problems, diabetes, asthma, desensitization to antibiotics,
behavioral problems, and the constant ingestion of dioxin's, herbicides,
pesticides (and anything else the cow eats that is not good for any
critter), that winds up getting stored in HUMAN fat... is not healthy by
who resist believing the truth should understand that MOST of the
world's population CANNOT tolerate the lactose in cow's milk. Up to 95%
of the black population, around 53% of the Hispanics, etc.) So much for
cow's milk being "natures perfect food" for humans! Mother nature knows
sense question: Where was this massive "milk is a must" before
refrigeration, pasteurization and mass transportation? Back when cows
gave only 1-4 pounds a day it was quickly made into BUTTER and cheese!
Now that those same cows have been tweaked and shot-up with Posilac to
produce up to 55 or more pounds of milk per day... almost all year
long... it is suddenly (after many thousands of years) a daily "staple".
are around 9.2 million dairy cows in the United states. Each dairy cow
ingests around 330 pounds of feed (perhaps 50 pounds) and water (around
280 pounds or 33 gallons) per day. Allowing for the best dairy
production of 55 pounds of milk per day (over ten times what mother
nature designed the cow to produce) that means that what remains becomes
means around 275 pound of urine and feces per day... per cow, for a
daily total of 2.53 BILLION pounds of pollution. Per year... that
amounts to around 923 billion pounds of UNTREATED pollution entering our
streams, rivers, lakes... and drinking water systems.
are hot-blooded mammals. Like all other mammals they pass gas. Somewhat
like elephants their compartmented digestive system is rather
inefficient... which leads to the creation of MORE gas. During a
Discovery Channel documentary on elephants a parting quip was that the
average adult elephant passes enough methane gas per day to run a car
about 20 miles.
are not much better. The English New Scientist (page 5 -31.8.96)
mentions that cattle produce around 48 kilograms (105 pounds) of methane
each per year and that more bubbles out of the animals' manure. Dairy
cows eat more because they produce milk. With 9.2 million dairy cows
times a minimum of 100 pounds of methane gas per year... that amounts
almost a billion pounds of methane gas released into the atmosphere each
year. With around 100 million beef cattle... pigs, sheep, and other
"factory farmed" animals it should not be difficult to fathom the extent
of this problem.
means that "Beef is a greenhouse-intensive food" and a major cause of
global warming (with dairy a significant part of the problem).
- Another major point is:
is a very strong pollutant: it is about 400 times more polluting than
untreated sewage. To put it another way, 1,000 gallons of milk has the
same polluting potential as the untreated sewage from a town of 7,000
people." Morlais Owen. Chief Scientist for Welsh Water. North Wales
Weekly News. 24.3.88.
- SOME QUESTIONS ANSWERED
- Q: What is WHEY?
- A: Whey results when the FAT and CASEIN are removed from milk.
- In making cheese, the curds become the cheese.
- Whey's main components are bovine serum albumin and lactalbumin.
- There are other hormones contained in whey.
- Q: What happens to the:
- 59 hormones, scores of allergens herbicides, pesticides, dioxins
- up to 52 antibiotics
- When made into cheese?
- A: Everything gets concentrated.
- When made into butter?
- A: The allergens get lost: but the dioxin's and
- pesticides and antibiotics remain in the fat.
- In the digestive system?
- A: Steroid hormones survive, as do dioxins and antibiotics.
- In homogenized milk, protein hormones survive... depending upon the
- gastric pH, some protein hormones in cheese survive, but not all...
- eleven steroid hormones survive.
- AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
- Eventually, everything is broken down, but not before the chemical messengers (hormones) "deliver their message."
of those hormones and proteins acts differently and has different rates
of degradation. BOTTOM LINE... they all survive to a certain degree...
and the effects are cumulative.
- OTHER HEATH-TRASHING SUBSTANCES IN COW'S MILK
- Whey: Blood proteins. Bovine serum lactalbumin has been identified as a trigger for diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.
Two sugars. Glucose and galactose. Galactose has been indentified as a
trigger for glaucoma. There are several columns that cover lactose
(covering galactose and galactosemia):
- http://www.notmilk.com/deb/090599.txt Dr. Gordon: Heart Disease
- Colostrum (cow's first milk): Loaded with hormones, particularly IGF-I, along with loads of immunizing agents for COW DISEASES.
- Answers courtesy of the NOTMILKMAN. ([email protected])
- MILK...What a surprise!
- By Dave Rietz
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