Over the weekend I listened to a speaker talk about the hazards of dairy products. Yes, I mean milk and its role as a potential cause of and/or role in accelerating the progress of cancer once it has begun in the body.
Typically, the audience was gasping and bewildered to hear the truth. That truth is, dairy does a body bad.
The dairy industry wants us to drink milk and eat cheese because that’s their business. Likewise, fast-food companies want us to eat their processed, unnatural foods, and the tobacco companies would like us to keep smoking—all because they want us to buy their products.
Oddly, if I handed you a glass of human breast milk to drink or to add to your coffee, I’m sure you’d be grossed out. However, to millions of people, drinking the estrogen-laced milk from the udder of a pregnant cow is normal.
The question remains: Is cow’s milk at all healthful for us? I think not; in fact, research is proving that it’s not.
Not only is it an unnatural food source for humans, it is loaded with bioactive substances that research is showing to be hazardous to your health. Synthetic growth hormone, estrogen, and insulin growth factor 1 all have the potential to create health problems for us, especially cancer.
Cancer is a process of uncontrolled growth of cells that have undergone a transformation from normal to mutated and abnormal. These cells continue to divide until they become a tumor. Tumors need a blood supply; they create it their own blood vessels to supply nutrients for survival.
Once the tumor reaches a certain size, rogue cells flake off and get into circulation, often traveling to distant organs. This whole process is driven by hormones and growth factors, the same compounds found in dairy products.
Dairy products are linked to different cancers, including cancer of the breast(1) and colon(2). A study by the American Association for Cancer Research found that dairy consumption was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer (3). More and more research is coming to the same conclusion.
Just as it took time to finally understand that smoking is detrimental to health, we are seeing that the consumption of cow’s milk is also a potential hazard.
Stay tuned for a lot more info on the hazards of dairy.
- J.L. Outwater, A. Nicholson, N. Barnard. Dairy products and breast cancer: the estrogen, and bGH hypothesis. Medical Hypothesis, 1997; 48,453-461
- Jolieke C. van der Pols, Chris Bain, David Gunnell, George Davey Smith, Clare Frobisher, and Richard M. Martin. Childhood dairy intake and adult cancer risk: 65-y follow-up of the Boyd Orr cohort. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007; 86:1722–9
- Norie Kurahashi, Manami Inoue, Motoki Iwasaki, Shizuka Sasazuki, and Shoichiro Tsugane for the Japan Public Health Center–Based Prospective Study Group. Dairy Product, Saturated Fatty Acid, and Calcium Intake and Prostate Cancer in a Prospective Cohort of Japanese Men. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 2008; 17:930-937