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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  1. pree

    hahaha this is ridiculous. i’d love to see an article such as this one about alcohol – a substance that is actually harmful to the human body, as opposed to milk, which is largely harmless. ps. “All cows release toxins through their milk, as milk is a natural exit-portal for substances that the body cannot use.” –> common sense tells us this makes no sense, as milk is a substance that is primarily meant to feed one’s child – why would the body release toxins, ie. things that the mother doesn’t need, through milk? i’d like links to scientific journal articles. otherwise, this article is merely a collection of people’s opinions.

    • J Martin


      Do you know how the milk keeps coming? Cruelty! The mama cow is constantly impregnated. Her babies are taken away right after birth. The babies and mama’s cry to be together; to nurse and to be nursed. The babies are killed and eaten as veal. or the babies are just thrown away. Why, when humans really do not need milk from cow’s, why oh why do we do this??? It is sickening, it is sad, It will make one sick. Just think of the stress the cow is going through, that stress is transferred to the milk. Can you put yourself in the mama cow’s place? How would you like your baby being taken away and your milk stolen to give to an animal that really does not need it?

    • Mother’s milk is intended to feed your child. Once a child is weaned, the mother’s milk dries up. Same with any mammal. Cows are kept in perpetual milk production by artificial means via milking machine and/or human hands. Slowly stop milking the dairy cows and they will stop producing milk until such time that the cow needs it to feed a calf. If drinking milk is so beneficial to human growth and health? Then why all the stigma about women breast feeding as the child gets older. Why not keep feeding Jr until the day that you die? It is only humans that demand to be fed milk until they die. Seems to me that there are a whole lot of animals out there that were born to drink milk from their mothers that after they are weaned they grow up strong and healthy just fine. Why does that happen??? How can that happen?? That they can improve their lives without the continued drinking of their mother’s milk??? Because they eat healthy. They eat the foods that were intended for them to eat. And they eat them in the way that they were intended to be eaten.. Humans should do the same thing….

      • Happymom

        Sounds like some people live by “ignorance is bliss” and shun making educated decisions. Kind of sad, if you ask me.

    • claire

      A cow would not naturally be pumped full of steroids and antibiotics would it? Do a bit of research before you comment!

    • DD

      To Pree:
      You really need to do a little research regarding bovine secretions. Raw, natural, organic or not, it contains growth hormones, identical to humans (plus other stuff I won’t get into here). Dairy promotes cancer cell growth, particularly breast and prostate – you can Google that and read it on PubMed.

      After a mammal is weaned, they never drink their mothers milk again, YET, for whatever reason (money), corporations have basically found a cash “cow” so to speak, promoting this liquid meat / white body fluid as a healthy product. Do know that all meat and dairy is government subsidized – it’s a huge profit industry.

      You can’t compare this to alcohol! Last time I checked, there was no magazine ads, TV commercials, sports and Olympic endorsements, painted mustaches, or food guides telling me that alcohol was good for me and I should have at least three glasses per day.

      • This doesn’t change the fact that the statement “All cows release toxins through their milk, as milk is a natural exit-portal for substances that the body cannot use.” is a complete lie. The articles just need better editing that’s all..

      • Connie

        You can compare the two, easily. Alcohol dehydrates the body, causes blackouts and other memory loss, and can literally poison your body to the point of death.

        As to the issue of dairy products themselves: if we stopped allowing companies like Monsanto (once responsible for the Agent Orange that killed people in Vietnam) to control all the food and genetically engineer everything, we wouldn’t have to worry about what’s in our milk or other food products!

        BTW, every one of us 3 kids drank milk pretty much straight from the cow, and my mom made butter and peanut butter from the cream. And we had very little health issues as children. So just from my own experience, I can tell you that the dairy itself is NOT the issue. It’s all the CRAP they add to it.

      • DD , the cows body does not know that the cub isn’t drinking any more . Further more , cow don’t milk themself after the cub is weaned. 😉
        So you are wrong .If not , please explain how the cow get rid of the toxines in her body using milk as “transport” . You are ilogical and irational ;).

        • Kelly

          Toxins that build up in the body are released through mammal’s milk (this is a well known fact). Anything in the body’s blood stream can transit through mother’s milk — this is why there is a mother risk hotline, to asses the safety of prescription medications that a mother is taking to see how much the infant will end up with. It is also true that with each birth, due to nursing, the toxin load in a mammal’s body decreases. This has been clearly illustrated in whales and other species. So, WHEN the milk is being removed from the body, whether by humans or the calf, toxins and drugs that enter the cow ARE leaving the animal (just remember, more toxins enter the animal throughout it’s life through it’s feed, the environment and through drugs the farmer/vet administers…

          • “toxins can be found in mammal’s milk.” That is different from “All cows release toxins through their milk, as milk is a natural exit-portal for substances that the body cannot use.” This article is saying that milk and urine or feces are similar. Milk is meant to provide nutrition. Yes it can contain toxins if the mother mammal was toxic, but a healthy mother will provide healthy milk.

          • Great comment Kelly. You are right on point. I think you shut their argument up! :)

        • dan

          AAC, its called a ‘ calf ‘
          So you are not reliable either

          • AAC is not an English speaker, but this doesn’t mean his ideas are not valid! So, as I see it, you are the one who is not reliable this time.

          • Felix

            Hi dan.

      • Brilliant and to the point! Thank you DD

  2. Fail

    I agree with pree, this article fail to reference any scientific journal. You make some really wild claims of the health hazards of drinking milk without any support from the literature. For example, is really milk drinking and osteoporosis cause and effect?
    You also fail to mention the evolution of lactose tolerance in adults that happened >5000 years ago (Albano P.B, et al., 2003). Selection favored those who were able to drink milk, thus milk could not have been disadvantageous.

    • Lee X

      haha i guess we are the chosen mammals of the earth that can do whatever we want. If we can shove it in our faces it must be ok.

  3. pree

    BTW, I’ve done some research of my own. Here is some research on milk (i’ve provided the titles to journal articles, a google scholar search is enough to bring some of these, though I did use my university student account):

    – “Children who avoid drinking cow milk have low dietary calcium intakes and poor bone health (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

    -“Dairy Consumption and Female Height Growth: Prospective Cohort Study” in Cancer Epidemiology
    (the study results: Of the foods/nutrients studied, dairy protein had the strongest association with height growth”)

    – “Milk consumption, calcium intake, and decreased hypertension in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Heart Health Program study” in Hypertension
    –> study results: “a twofold increase in hypertension was found in subgroups who drank no milk compared to those who consumed over 1 quart of milk a day. Similar trends were found when an estimate of total calcium intake from food, principally from milk, was used.”

    – The Survival Advantage of Milk and Dairy Consumption: an Overview of Evidence from Cohort Studies of Vascular Diseases, Diabetes and Cancer in Journal of American College of Nutrition
    –> study results: the results provide evidence of an overall survival advantage from the consumption of milk and dairy foods.

    None of these studies were funded by dairy farmers or large multinational corporations that sell milk … are there any? LOL.

    Anyway, my suggestion to those who love blaming dairy foods for their digestive difficulties, I suggest you start tracking your consumption of alcoholic drinks. Alcohol is harmful to every organ in the body, inhibits calcium absorption, and leads to digestive difficulties.

    • Rocco82nl

      There is no creature on this planet that drinks milk when he grows up. Yes milk is mean to be fed to the baby, and like every other creature on this planet he should start eating healthy when he can. Like every other creature, including cows, milk production will stop when the need for milk stops.

      The American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the largest society for nutrition researchers in the US, openly receives support from pharmaceutical companies like Abbott Nutrition and Martek Biosciences, genetic engineering and pesticide giant Monstanto, food processor ConAgra, and junk food suppliers and producers Coca-Cola, Mars, Kraft, McDonald’s, General Mills, and Kellogg’s, not to mention the Sugar Association, Inc. (among many others). – Nov. 2010- http://www.anh-usa.org/the-war-for-nutrition-science-integrity/ .. found 8 (!) more sites with this information.

      But hey, thats just 3 years ago, and now WIKI tells us they dont accept corporate funding… Dig deeper, UR FOOLING URSELF!!

      This is only one example, and I found several wich debukes your above research.

      Let’s be clear on one thing, USE YOUR BRAINS!!! >>> There is no creature on this planet that drinks milk when he grows up. Yes milk is mean to be fed to the baby, and like every other creature on this planet he should start eating healthy when he can. Like every other creature, including cows, milk production will stop when the need for milk stops. <<<<

      To be honest, 100 researchs, with PHD, can tell me whatever they want.. You can tell me whatever you want me to believe and whatever you believe yourself. I use my own brains to conclude whats good or not. Dont come with half-done research and unverified conclusions about so called research-institutes just because your fist hit on Google tells ya what you want to hear. THATS WHY ITS THE FIRST HIT ON GOOGLE… most people, like you, dont look further. So they can tell all the googlelers whatever bullshit they want, and they do that too.

      Develop your inner-authority, take responsibiity over your consciousness and start THINKING!!

      So… dont care what u believe or say, just hope that you take responibility over the crap you put forth and I hope that you think about the people who arent strong and independent enough take personal responsibility over the things they believe.. some people will believe whatever you say and thereby you carry some responsibility when u put bullshit forth.

      The very best to you Pree.

      • Patrick

        Thank god! Someone totally logical is speaking!


    • LOL You truly cracked me up with your last paragraph!!! I’m sorry but there have been multiple studies by medical experts that say red wine is good for you.

      But? Track my alcohol consumption??? That’s a very easy thing to do. I don’t drink alcohol. I use to…. But then again I use to drink milk. I have never been diagnosed as lactose intolerant but find that milk will upset my stomach and will worsen the phlegm/mucus of a cold. Plus I’ve had doctors tell me not to drink milk during a cold and have had me not give milk to my kids when they have a cold. Needless to say the kids when little didn’t drink alcohol so we know that alcohol as causing any problems.

    • Nice one pree , I read the first reply to , right to the subject and very logical 😉

  4. Antilli
  5. sevenexxes

    Hmm, seems rather suspicious that since 1994 and the United Nations Agenda 21, in which agriculture has been labelled along with private real estate, roads and other infrustructure as non-sustainable, things such as housing has become less affordable, farming has become threatened by gas mining and now this. Also notice that eating meat has become ‘bad’ for us as well?
    So after 5000 years we are now told that cow milk is bad for us? Yeah right. More like this as an excuse to start reducing cattle farming and agriculture and begin herding people in mega cities and feed them on soylent green.

    • dan

      5000 yrs? Do you really believe that the cows TODAY are the same as back then?? All the chemicals and genetic engineering that we do to our cows transfers into us

    • Tom Lazer

      If you lived within 5 miles of a cattle pen on any windy day and smelled the urine shit smell so thick you can’t breathe you would think twice about eating anything that stands in its own waste 24 hours a day.

  6. Engineer

    organic compounds have something like “life force energy” …. ? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. what the FUCK are you talking about.. ? apart from that calcium is a chemical element, you can’t break it down with conventional heating. you are either SUPER-DUMB or….

    • Manderz

      Why is the term “life force energy” so hysterical? We are alive correct? We get energy from food correct? Simpleton..

      • I happen to be a vegan, and I wince when I hear vegans assert arguments about “life force energy.” It simply has no scientific merit and makes us sound wacky and ignorant of simple laws of physics. Likewise I wince when vegans say that eggs are chicken periods. Chickens don’t menstruate! I think most raw vegans have given up talking about “life force energy” and now simply explain that heating food kills beneficial enzymes. Let’s try to give more cogent arguments for being vegan. There are so many good, logicl reasons!

  7. theTruth

    Hey Antilli – From the debunkers. if you search on the http://www.hsph.harvard.edu website – your article doesn’t exit.

  8. gl

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