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Drinking Milk Does Not Build Strong Bones Drinking Milk Does Not Build Strong Bones

For years, the media and health practitioners have told us that milk is the answer to stronger bones, but now we know that idea is false. Milk contains high amounts of calcium. Although calcium is required for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth, drinking milk weakens bones.  Because of the calcium in milk, the National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends that individuals should consume between 1,000 and 1,200 milligrams of calcium daily, but this is terrible advice. The US Department of Agriculture advised persons above the age of 8 to include 3 cups of milk or other dairy products in their diet every day; again showing that the USDA cares more about dairy profits than about your health.

A few years ago, some scientists started questioning the wisdom of dairy consumption, when they observed that countries with greater milk consumption rates still have high incidence of osteoporosis and bone fractures. In fact, statistics show that osteoporosis is most common in regions, such as the United States, and Europe, with the most dairy products consumed.

And now, evidence from scientific studies are beginning to puncture holes in the theory that milk is synonymous with strong bones. A team of Scientists investigating the relationship between milk intake and osteoporotic fracture risk found out that individuals who drank larger amounts of milk had higher incidence of osteoporotic fracture, especially at the hip bone, compared to their counterparts who consumed little or no milk. For this study, the researchers tracked the diets and rate of occurrence of osteoporotic fracture in a study population comprising of more than 100,000 men and women between the ages of 39 – 79 years.

The results of this study contradicted the popular belief that regular drinking of milk is vital for the formation and maintenance of strong bones and prevention of osteoporotic fractures. Another study shows that increased intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with increased bone density and lower osteoporotic fracture risk. Therefore, excluding milk and including plant foods rich in calcium, such as kale, broccoli, collard, and mustard greens can help individuals to build strong bones and keep osteoporosis away.

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i can see where relying solely on milk can cause bone loss, due to the fact that it takes a lot more than calcium to make bones strong (magnesium, vit k, vit d, etc). high calcium intake w/out a balance of the other nutrients can lead to arterial plaque, if i understand correctly. is there any research on a balanced whole foods vegetarian diet that includes raw milk from strictly grass fed organically raised cattle?

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Mike,

Estrogen levels rise whether the milk is organic or not and whether the cow was grass fed or not. I will share with you some other articles about milk and dairy from Dr. Carney's site and hope that they will prove informative to you.

Can Diet Influence the Onset of Early Puberty?

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Milk Makes Estrogen Levels Rise

Dairy Products Promote Prostate Cancer

Site search for the word "Estrogen" on Dr. Carney's web site

I hope these links prove useful to you and anybody else who finds your question.

Sean Carney
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Hi Mike.

If I may add a bit to what Dr. Linda & Sean Carney have said about dairy, there are a number of serious concerns about consuming raw milk. Please read the following two links.

https://nutritionstudies.org/is-raw-milk-better-for-you-what-about-goat-milk/

https://nutritionfacts.org/questions/raw-milk-versus-pasteurized-milk/

Let's face it Mike. Milk is for babies, literally. Milk is the food made in the body of mammalian mothers to feed their infants until the babies are mature enough to eat the diet natural to that specie.

Humans consuming non-human milk is probably the least natural thing possible. The dairy industry tries hard to make us to think otherwise and they spend multiple millions of dollars every year on their advertising campaigns to maintain their image.

Thankfully, we can think for ourselves.

If you have been consuming baby calf growth food regularly, you may go through withdrawal when you stop consuming it due to casomorphin addiction. It will pass though. Using plant-based milk products for awhile may help ease you through that.

The optimal goal is a whole foods PLANT-based diet as part of a health-promoting lifestyle, including...

Hi Mike.

If I may add a bit to what Dr. Linda & Sean Carney have said about dairy, there are a number of serious concerns about consuming raw milk. Please read the following two links.

https://nutritionstudies.org/is-raw-milk-better-for-you-what-about-goat-milk/

https://nutritionfacts.org/questions/raw-milk-versus-pasteurized-milk/

Let's face it Mike. Milk is for babies, literally. Milk is the food made in the body of mammalian mothers to feed their infants until the babies are mature enough to eat the diet natural to that specie.

Humans consuming non-human milk is probably the least natural thing possible. The dairy industry tries hard to make us to think otherwise and they spend multiple millions of dollars every year on their advertising campaigns to maintain their image.

Thankfully, we can think for ourselves.

If you have been consuming baby calf growth food regularly, you may go through withdrawal when you stop consuming it due to casomorphin addiction. It will pass though. Using plant-based milk products for awhile may help ease you through that.

The optimal goal is a whole foods PLANT-based diet as part of a health-promoting lifestyle, including a regular vitamin B12 supplement.

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