Join the club. It’s a large one, comprised of mostly women in countries which consume the most amounts of dairy. Does that come as a surprise to you? It should, since we are bombarded incessantly from the time we are youngsters that “Milk does a body good.” Cow’s milk, that is.
Humans are the only species which continues to drink milk past the time we can eat solid food. Further, we are the only species to consume milk of other animals. If you’ve never thought about this before, it may be because we have been conditioned that this is normal. But is that really true? And does milk really do us good? Is consuming dairy products beneficial to us, or is it harmful?
There is a body of evidence which seems to demonstrate that this has all been propaganda and that cow’s milk and other dairy products actually create an acidic environment in our bodies and cause our bodies to draw calcium from our bones in order to neutralize that acidity. Does this seem foreign to you? Do you doubt this?
I don’t blame you. So read for yourself, and then decide:
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD. (“The debate over osteoporosis, or bone disease, is complicated by the influence of the dairy industry. Adding to the confusion, low bone mineral density [BMD] is often used to diagnose osteoporosis, but it is a quesionable biomarker.)
Building Bone Vitality: a Revolutionary Diet Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis–Without Dairy Foods, Calcium, Estrogen, or Drugs by (Professor) Amy J. Lanou and Michael Castleman. (“The authors have tackled an almost intractable myth: that calcium is the one and only key to bone vitality. It isn’t. Everyone who cares about preventing osteoporosis should read this book.”)
The Myth of Osteoporosis by Gill Sanson. (“With her well-researched work, Gill Sanson has done both the physician and the layperson a great service. She has provided clear insight into the myths of osteoporosis. These myths motivate both patient and physician into a life of unnecessary testing and drug therapy–therapy that can in fact be life-threatening.”)
Osteoporosis is positively correlated with cardiovascular disease. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2781192/