Evidence Shows Dairy is Cause for Many Health Related Problems

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“There is compelling evidence, now published in top scientific journals and some of which is decades old, showing that cows’ milk is associated, possibly even causally, with a wide variety of serious human ailments including various cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and an array of allergy-related diseases. And, this food contains no nutrients that cannot be better obtained from other far more nutritious and tasty foods.”

- Dr. Colin Campbell

“Due to the extreme processes that milk undergoes, as well as the high amounts of antibiotics, hormones, and genetically-modified substances that cows are continually exposed to, I can, with much certainty, say that there are real and eminent dangers associated with drinking milk from cows. All cows release toxins through their milk, as milk is a natural exit-portal for substances that the body cannot use.”

– Global Healing Center


“The countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis are the ones where people drink the most milk and have the most calcium in their diets. The connection between calcium consumption and bone health is actually very weak, and the connection between dairy consumption and bone health is almost nonexistent.”

- Amy Lanou, nutrition director for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C.


Diary consumption and its effects on the human body has been a subject of debate for quite awhile. With this article I would like to address the myth of dairy being good for our health.

Through mass media tools such as the “Got Milk?” campaign, we are led to believe that “milk does a body good” as they so eloquently state. Is this really the truth? Absolutely not!

“Milk is a high quality source of vitamin D and calcium.”: MYTH

This is entirely not true. Because of the fact that milk goes through a pasteurization process, which means it is heated to 71.7 degrees Celsius to ensure sterilization, almost all nutritional value is lost.  We have to understand that all organic matter has what you can call “life force energy”.  When organic liquid is subject to extreme temperatures such as pasteurization, this life force is destroyed as it debilitates the molecular structure of the milk. It actually destroys the calcium and vitamin D within the milk and as a result, it becomes a leaching agent and seeks to restore its original molecular structure. Animal proteins in dairy also have been found to leach calcium from the body. Upon consumption, dairy acidifies within the body and extracts calcium from our bones. The calcium acts as a neutralizer for the acid as the body tries to naturally balance its PH level. This process in turn results in being a major cause for cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis and other diseases.It’s also similar to the process with distilled water, as it is boiled and when consumed, leaches nutrients from the body that the water had contained before the distilling process occurred.

Now some people may say that raw milk is healthier to drink because is does not go through a pasteurization process, but it’s important to understand that at the infant stage, we carry active enzymes which are called “lactase” enzymes. These enzymes are used to break down lactose in milk so that it can be digested and used efficiently for energy. Through research, it has been shown that after the infant stage of approximately 3 years of age, lactase in the body begins to deplete as we are genetically programmed to no longer be dependent on our mother’s milk. Lactose intolerance is a result of lactase deficiency.  With this being said, it doesn’t matter whether we drink pasteurized or non-pasteurized milk, our bodies are not designed to break it down and digest it properly. Without the proper digestion process the body cannot utilize nutrients properly. If we understand that as we grow older, our bodies are designed to not digest milk does it really make sense to consume it? Large amounts of dairy such as milk and cheese can lead to poor health through the debilitation of our bones, teeth and organs and is an associated cause of various human diseases.


- Humans are the only species on the planet that drinks another species milk.

- Lactose intolerance affects more than 7 million Canadians (20% of the nations population). This is likely an underestimate as many individuals do not associate their symptoms with lactose-containing foods or are asymptomatic.

- More than 20 million Canadians suffer from digestive disorders every year.  (57% of the nations population)

- Digestive disorders cost $18 billion (in 2000) annually in health care costs and lost productivity.

- Canada has the highest incidence of gastrointestinal ulcers in the world and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the world.

- Next to lung cancer, digestive cancers kill more Canadians than any other type of cancer. One out of every five new cancer cases in 2009 will involve the digestive tract. Colon cancer has the 2nd highest death rate of all cancers in Canada.

In knowing these facts, it shows us just how much our dietary habits affect our health and how we function on the planet. Even a simple change in our diet, such as stopping the consumption of dairy, could drastically reduce funding costs on national and global healthcare and result in a more vibrant and healthier population. This would allow us to move forward greatly in changing human society. Through feeling healthy and restoring the body to it’s natural balance and energetic flow, we will feel more at peace within ourselves and this will reflect in how we function and create our lives individually and collectively. Imagine a world full of healthy people…The energetic difference would be staggering!

Through the sharing and spreading of this information we hope that it will give people a perspective on dairy and consuming dairy products that they may not have had before. It can lead to major change if enough of us become aware of the effects that consuming dairy has on the body. If you have any concerns regarding calcium intake, you can look into a number of ways to sufficiently supply the body with the amount of calcium that it requires. There are a number of alternative ways to consuming calcium such as plant-based foods and drinking milk products such as almond milk and rice milk. Do yourself the favour and look into how you can change your health and others. It can lead you to a more peaceful and vibrant life!

For More Information Please Research The Following Sources of Information:

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation:


Natural News:


Global Healing Center:


Live Strong:


Not Milk:


Save Our Bones:




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  4. Kathleen

    Pretty scary disinformation in this article. My respect for this site is badly shaken by this article’s ugly disinformation.


    No mention of GRASS-FED dairy?? Really?? If anyone were to investigate the overwhelming scientific evidence on the health benefits of GRASS-FED dairy they would be as upset by this article as me.

    Simply put,
    Factory dairy is extremely harmful to human health and zero health benefits!

    By contrast, dairy from grass-fed naturally farmed cows is extremely beneficial to human health, the legends that milk is good for the body comes from a long history of over 10,000 years. All it takes is a little investigation to find this is true.

    (For further info about grass-fed dairy, look up Sally Fallon or Mary Enig PhD from the Weston A. Price Foundation.)

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  9. Kartissa

    Can you explain exactly how heating it to 71.7 degrees Celsius ‘actually destroys the calcium’, an element with a melting point of 842 degrees, which even at that temperature, is still calcium?

    While I can’t speak for Vitamin D, or state with certainty that milk is the best source for either supplement, the absurdity and plain ‘wrong-ness’ of the aforementioned statement calls into question the validity of the whole article.

  10. Rick

    I know it’s been said in a lot of comments already, but I have to say it again. Firstly, love the site and the whole concept behind it, but there are way too many articles (especially ones with ‘evidence’ and ‘studies’ in the title) that have not a single reference to a scientific journal or any kind of legitimate study. On a site that promotes love and knowledge over fear, is this not another kind of fear spreading? Knowledge is pointless if incorrect.

  11. GS

    This article would be a little more believable if the author used more than one non-.com source. No “facts” used to support this article’s focus came from a governmental or educational source. Of course you’re going to find bad opinions on milk if you’re using sites like notmilk.com to obtain your information.

  12. anne

    Speaking from personal experience, we cut dairy from our diet (about 3 years ago) becuase my husband had constant chronic sinusitis. Just before we cut dairy he was also very bloated. We stopped consuming dairy and he’s issues went away. I still eat cheese and chocolate now and then, and afterwards have some digestive issues. Currently I can eat as much as I like I never pick up weight and hardly get sick (I am very active as well). Used to have to watch my weight very carefully. I am positive diet will be different for every person. I just think so many people are on chronic medication, get cortisone shots for allergies, and yes cutting our dairy will benefit some people’s quality of life and health. There are bad stuff and chemicals in evrything we consume, moderation is the key. We used to eat cheese everyday of our lives, now I can see it was to much. Once or twice a week perhaps more balanced.

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  14. Homogenized is worse than it being pasteurized… The human body really cannot undo the centrifugal force blend of milk/cream.

  15. I thought rice milk had arsenic in it & young children were not supposed to drink it. Why is it being shown as a great alternative to cow’s milk. Maybe we should all just stop eating & drinking…lol

  16. john doe

    Some people are complete idiots. I would drink milk any day over soda, alcohol, Kool-Aid, and most fruit juices. Most milk in groceries stores have labels saying they don’t feed their cows GMO products. Of coarse there are always a few brands out there that do. I’d suggest you buy milk with no GMO or massive hormone usage in it. That’s the problem with milk today. Pasteurization kills bacteria but still keeps most of the calcium. What else would humans drink that is more nutritious? Soda is full of sugar and is a leading cause of cancer and diabetes. Alcohol kills cells in your body and slowly destroys internal organs. There isn’t any nutritious factor from it as the grain used to make most alcohol is consumed by the bacteria and only the bacteria’s waste is left. Kool-Aid is full of sugar and artificial flavors that cause major health issues. Some 100% fruit juices is good for you but it’s like anything else you got to read the labels very carefully. Most brands add sugar or high fructose corn syrup which is the same thing as drinking soda. Most have artificial flavors added or dyes. You have to find the brands that say 100% juice from concentrate with no added ingredients on back. Then the last is water. Bottled water is known to be bad for you for various reasons like the plastic containers they are in and how the water is bottled. Most water brands use regular tap water as the source. Most water has fluoride in it and tons of sulfides.

    • DianeDi

      What’s better you ask? How about your own Mother’s milk. Would you drink pure organic cat, dog, rat, tiger milk? It’s not meant for humans and the high protein content inhibits calcium absorption. The more milk you drink, the more calcium you lose. That is no secret to those who do their research. In addition, even a grass fed, free range cow gets mastitis…. that’s pus in the milk.

      Just how much are you drinking?

    • “Most milk in groceries stores have labels saying they don’t feed their cows GMO products” I don’t know what country you live in, but I don’t believe it’s here in the USA. GMO corn and soy is prevalent here and is used in cow feed in several forms. It is virtually impossible to get GMO free milk here unless you grow your own feed or buy raw milk from a farmer that raises their own feed.

    • I agree you Mr.john

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  19. alexandru sura

    Healthy people drink lot of milk……NATURAL MILK not pasteurized!!!!!!!!
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  20. Mike

    Look, wouldn’t you rather just NOT take the chance? Drink coconut or almond milk instead lol – there’s no debate about their health benefits and unless you’re drinking it by itself you wouldn’t know a difference really. Problem solved.

    • I think people would rather be happy drinking what they want rather than stress about stuff like that.

  21. Stevie

    We are targets
    More unhealthy things that are pushed on us.
    To dumb us down then use us as experimental lab rats so they can have their perfect world they are striving for.
    Yep folks thats our government. I’d say ANYTHING FDA approved is UNHEALTHY.

    • FDA is against raw milk my body says raw milk is great and I’m going to keep drinking it I do agree about the majority of the dairy that’s pasteurized homogenized vitAmin enhanced hormone liquiD they r passing of as milk but the article as a whole reeks of pseudoscience vegan propaganda if it was food 100 years ago it’s still fooD spend your energy on the serious health risks like GMO and the toxic soy. allergies does not come from a food item itself but rather from the myriad of chemicals and an anti bacterial soap people are putting on the skin breathing in and eating
      50 years old healthy as an ox haven’t seen a doctor in 25 years which I can’t really say for many of the sickly vegan younger people I’ve met. eat what you grow and you’ll never go wrong.

  22. Cecily Porter

    I love the argument that “after a mammal is weaned, they never drink their mothers milk again”. This is NOT a logical argument against drinking milk. Humans don’t drink human milk after they’re weaned either. Also, cows don’t eat cows, so is that an argument for humans not to eat them? Remember, there are some human cultures that have existed since time began on milk – do you think they should stop because you believe milk is not a good food for them to consume? :)

  23. Real men and women drink RICE milk, and put ole bossy cow out to pasture!!!!

  24. Lisa

    good one Cindy:)

  25. Lisa

    who wants to continue drinking milk , do so, who wants to stop, stop, whoever reach 100 or more years, come back and chat about it

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