My latest release certainly isn't flying off the digital shelves, however I feel that the information within it is extremely useful, and will cause one to rethink some of the things that we take for granted.
Murder, Inc., is free 8/25, so please pick up a copy - along with a few others that are free as well.
Below is a sample, which exposes how the repetition of slogans and subtle programming has tricked the masses into believing that milk is healthy, when in-fact it appears to be the opposite:
The Dairy Deception
“Cows' milk protein may be the single most significant chemical carcinogen to which humans are exposed.” – Dr. Colin Campbell
Dairy is a staple in western diets. The United States Dietary Association (USDA) requires milk be served for school lunches, describing the commonly attributed health ‘benefits’ (as reported on the USDA.gov website):
Fluid whole milk is an important component in an adequate diet, being one of the most important sources of calcium, and contributing substantially to the protein and vitamin A content of a meal.
When we ‘follow-the-money’, we find that milk has been subsidized since 1940, contributing to the growth of the dairy industry (continued from USDA.gov):
Federal assistance in providing milk for school children has been in operation since June 4, 1940, when a federally subsidized program was begun in Chicago.
The report continues:
Non-profit institutions which did not provide milk for children as a separately-priced item were required to show an expansion of milk service over the previous year and rates of reimbursement were established accordingly. 65
With the inauguration of the Child Nutrition Act in 1966, the Special Milk Program was made a part of that Act.
Milk consumption in schools has increased nearly ten-fold over the past 23 years. In 1946-47 there were 228 million half pints of milk served as Type C lunches. In 1969-70 there were 2.7 billion half prints served in schools under the Special Milk Program of the Child Nutrition Act.
While most people assume that milk and dairy products are essential for a healthy lifestyle, not all doctors agree.
Dr. Neal Barnard, founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), explains the fallacy of this approach (as reported by TheKindLife.com):
There is no reason for humans to consume cow’s milk—and there are many reasons to avoid it. Dairy products are packed with fat and cholesterol and may increase the risk of health problems ranging from asthma to some types of cancer. An elevated risk of prostate cancer incidence and mortality has been associated with dairy consumption and the same may be true for ovarian cancer.
Dr. Campbell agrees that milk is not just unnecessary, but that it is deadly (as reported by NutritionStudies.org; Dr. Campbell’s website):
Many people have heard me say, “Casein [the main protein of cow’s milk] is the most relevant chemical carcinogen ever identified.” Guilty, as charged. Many times I’ve said this. For the sake of this discussion, let’s call it an hypothesis, that is, “Casein causes cancer”.
How can the most revered of all nutrients increase the most feared of all diseases? “Heresy”, the mob might shout.
But it’s true. In my laboratory research conducted over a quarter century, funded by taxpayer dollars with findings published in the very best journals, we studied this effect in many ways at a most fundamental, cellular and sub-cellular level as much research as for any other chemical deemed to be a carcinogen. Science when done right means that a hypothesis should be falsifiable, meaning it should be possible to prove it wrong. Otherwise, such views are dreamlike. Personally, I had to have structure to our research both to seek continued funding for our research and to legitimately question assumptions of generations of my family before me. I grew up milking cows for a living and drinking all the milk I could gulp.
If indeed cow’s milk is actually detrimental to our health, maybe we should take a closer look at what is in the ‘wholesome’ white concoction.
With the sole goal of producing as much milk as possible, dairy cows often become infected with mastitis - an inflammation of the mammary gland. To counter the mastitis, cows are given antibiotics, which end up being passed along to the consumer.
Dr. Justine Butler explains the vicious cycle in a paper titled, “White Lies: The health consequences of consuming cow’s milk”:
In the European Union the somatic cell limit is a maximum of 400,000 cells per ml in bulk milk (Dairy Products (Hygiene) Regulations, 1995). This means that milk containing 400 million pus cells per litre can be sold legally for human consumption. So one teaspoonful of milk could contain up to two million pus cells! It could be even worse, as concerns have been raised about the efficiency of cell counting techniques (Berry et al., 2003).
Mastitis effects the quality of milk in many ways; the total protein content is decreased, the amounts of calcium, phosphorus and potassium content are decreased, the taste deteriorates (becomes bitter), and the levels of undesirable components rise. These include enzymes such as plasmin and lipase, immunoglobulins (Blowey and Edmondson, 2000) and microbes. Mastitis is treated with antibiotics delivered directly into the udder. These drugs can also end up in the milk, so milk from treated cows must not be marketed until the recommended withholding period has elapsed (MDC, 2004). Mastitis occurs in around 50 per cent of cows in the UK (Blowey and Edmondson, 2000).
Milk contains many biologically active molecules including enzymes, hormones and growth factors. In 1992, Pennsylvania State University endocrinologist Clark Grosvenor published an extensive review of some of the known bioactive hormones and growth factors found in a typical glass of milk in the US. The list included seven pituitary (an 11 endocrine gland in the brain) hormones, seven steroid hormones, seven hypothalamic (another brain endocrine gland) hormones, eight gastrointestinal peptides (chains of two or more amino acids), six thyroid and parathyroid hormones, 11 growth factors, and nine other biologically active compounds (Grosvenor et al., 1992). Other biologically important proteins and peptides in milk include immunoglobulins, allergens, enzymes, casomorphins (casein peptide fragments) and cyclic nucleotides (signalling molecules). The concern here is that these signalling molecules that have evolved to direct the rapid growth of a calf into a cow may initiate inappropriate signalling pathways in the human body that may lead to illnesses and diseases such as cancer.
But just remember, it does a body good...
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