Cow Milk – Not Good For Bones

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GUEST COMMENTARY / RETHINKING NUTRITIONAL TRUISM Milk, unfortunately, builds weak bones By Beverly Hoback It’s September, and all across the country children and teachers are filling classrooms, playgrounds, and school cafeterias. Some are in new buildings, some old. Some have new textbooks, some old. Some are studying subjects I never heard of in elementary school, like computers, and some are studying materials pretty much like what I studied back in the ’60s and ’70s. One subject that could be changing, and in my opinion, should be changing, much more rapidly is the subject of nutrition. I say this because of my … Read More

E. Coli from Raw Milk

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E. coli O157:H7 in Raw Milk Sickens 33 in Oregon and Missouri Posted by Bill Marler on May 03, 2012 At least 5 children with HUS – Acute Kidney Failure The Missouri State Department of Health and Senior Services said Wednesday it now has 14 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7. The two new E. coli cases are from Boone and Marion counties. The 14 cases have similar lab results, geographic proximity and/or case history – drank raw milk or are family memembers of those who drank raw milk. A 2-year-old Boone County child sickened with E. coli remained hospitalized … Read More

Why all of the milk industry's health claims have been proven wrong

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AlterNet / By Martha Rosenberg 171 COMMENTS Got Propaganda? Why All of the Milk Industry’s Health Claims Have Been Proven Wrong Marketers have been trying desperately for over a decade to increase the public’s consumption of milk, but they keep failing. Here’s why. March 12, 2012  | Photo Credit: Eskemar via Shutterstock LIKE THIS ARTICLE ? Join our mailing list: Sign up to stay up to date on the latest headlines via email. Selling milk looks easy and even fun when you see the celebrity milk-mustache ads. “Got Milk?” ads may be the most recognizable and spoofed of all ad … Read More

Raw Milk Wars

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New Real Fresh Milk Marketing Venture–On the Front in the Raw Milk Wars 12-17-11 Dear Natural Food and Health, Raw milk is certainly better than commercial processed milk, which is unhealthy for umpteen reasons. I support the right of people to buy, sell, and consume raw milk. In the case of raw milk, if the cows are healthy, maybe the milk is not harmful. On the other hand, can you be confident in our polluted world that any pasture is clean or any cow is free from infection? The people of India drank buffalo milk. However, they boiled it first. … Read More

"rBGH Free" Label Legal in Ohio

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This is Dr. Mercola’s summary. See my comments below: A few years ago, a number of U.S. states tried to ban “rbGH-free” claims on dairy. Monsanto, which owned rbGH at the time, helped found a group called AFACT, which supported the bans. AFACT was unsuccessful in most states, but it looked like they might win in Ohio, where the fight went to the courts. Recently, however, the Ohio court came to its decision. First, they ruled that milk in Ohio can still bear an “rbGH-free” label as long as it also bears the disclaimer stating that, “[t]he FDA has determined … Read More

Milk and Type 1 Diabetes

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Diabetes. 1999 Jul;48(7):1389-94. Cow’s milk formula feeding induces primary immunization to insulin in infants at genetic risk for type 1 diabetes. Vaarala O, Knip M, Paronen J, Hämäläinen AM, Muona P, Väätäinen M, Ilonen J, Simell O, Akerblom HK. Department of Biochemistry, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland. outi.vaarala@ktl.fi Abstract Insulin autoantibodies (IAAs) often appear as the first sign of islet cell autoimmunity in prediabetic children. Because cow’s milk contains bovine insulin, we followed the development of insulin-binding antibodies in children fed with cow’s milk formula. Bovine insulin- and human insulin-binding antibodies by enzyme immunoassay and IAA by radioimmunoassay were … Read More