By Dave Rietz
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.
Cow's 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.
Most 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
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
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 mucus)
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 kidneys)
10 25,192 Liver Disease (think alcohol and other toxins)
(2a and 7a were added for completeness)
(note: 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
Of 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).
IGF-1 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)
Each 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)
Monsanto 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).
Unfortunately, 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.
The 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
This 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.
Most 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.
Calcium? 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.
The 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
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
Cows 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
Per the USDA 8 ounces (one cup) of cows milk contains:
Calcium, Ca mg 291.336
Magnesium, Mg mg 32.794
The 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 usable.
It is not a matter of how much calcium one ingests... but how much one
does not lose.
Milk 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/112398.html for the whole story.
Cow's 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!
Keep in mind that at room temperature the number of bacteria in milk
DOUBLE around every 20 minutes. No wonder milk turns rotten very
ONE 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
Typically these levels are lower... but they COULD reach these levels
and still get to YOUR table.
The 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:
"D-3 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."
"The 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:
Pig 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.
Fat 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.
The 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
According to Hoards Dairyman (Volume 147, number 4)... 89% of America's
dairy herds have the leukemia virus. (more at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/835)
The protein lactalbumin, has been identified as a key factor in diabetes
(and a major reason for NOT giving cows milk to infants).
Mycobacterium paratuberculosis causes a bovine disease called "Johne's."
Cows 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
There 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!
Large 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.
How 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
Those 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
Common 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".
There 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
That 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.
Cows 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.
Cows 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.
This 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:
"Milk 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."
Each 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.
Lactose: 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
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/629 Lactose is dangerous
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/453 Ben's heart
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/396 Female Cancers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/378 Lactose intolerance
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Perhaps the BEST single reference:
Extensive reasons by ailment/topic
"It's not natural for humans to drink cow's milk. Humans milk is for
humans. Cow's milk is for calves. You have no more need of cow's milk
than you do rats milk, horses milk or elephant's milk. Cow's milk is a
high fat fluid exquisitely designed to turn a 65 lb baby calf into a 400
lb cow. That's what cow's milk is for!" --Dr Michael Klaper MD
"I no longer recommend dairy products after the age of 2 years. Other
calcium sources offer many advantages that dairy products do not have."
--Dr. Benjamin Spock
OTHER BAD NEWS SUBSTANCES
http://www.dorway.com aspartame (Equal/Nutrasweet) This fake sweetener
is not an effective diet aid and it was NEVER proven to be safe. Think
92 FDA complied symptoms (including death see http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html).
http://www.truthinlabeling.org MSG this flavor enhancer kissing-cousin
mind-blower to aspartame has 30 different names. Aspartame was used in
the testing placebos BEFORE it was legal (see http://www.dorway.com/msg.txt).
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