The milk industry has launched a full court press to hype the supposed
weight loss benefits of drinking milk. They're running print ads, hiring
celebrities to wear goofy-looking milk moustaches, and paying
nutritionists to give distorted speeches about the benefits of milk. The
problem is, there's absolutely no convincing evidence that milk helps
with weight loss at all. In fact, all the evidence about cow's milk
shows it to be a nutritional disaster for the human body: it's missing
essential oils necessary for brain function, it lacks critical minerals
(like magnesium) needed for the human body, and worst of all,
practically all human beings are allergic to cow's milk, which is why
the substance causes so much asthma, chronic sinus infections, and
But don't let scientific facts stand in the way of a
national marketing campaign. The milk industry is out to sell some
milk, regardless of the facts. That's what I call bad science mixed
with dishonest marketing. Granted, if children switch from drinking soft
drinks to milk, they will very likely lose weight, but "milk" isn't the
reason: it's the fact that they've avoided soft drinks. The same
children would lose even more weight if they drank pure water instead of
milk. Cow's milk isn't a weight loss substance. In fact, thanks to its
homogenized fat content and difficult-to-digest proteins, it's actually
something that tends to pack on the pounds.
Still, the milk
marketing machine will conveniently neglect to mention the facts
surrounding nutritional reality and, instead, focus on a five-second
soundbite that goes something like this, "Kids who drank more milk lost
weight!" And from that, the public will arrive at the erroneous
conclusion that milk is good for them.
The number of cases of
asthma, chronic sinus infections, cardiovascular disease and chronic
constipation caused each year by the consumption of cow's milk must be
staggering. Even beyond that, how many infant deaths are caused by cow's
milk consumption? At the very least, it is well known that cow's milk
causes tens of thousands of ear infections in infants each year, and
many of those lead to further complications that compromise the child's
health down the road.
My advice is that all human beings should
avoid the milk of another species. Anthropologists have found absolutely
no evidence that ancient man sucked on the teats of furry animals. Yuck!
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