According to Harvard scientist Ganmaa Davaasambuu, cow’s milk “contains considerable amounts of female sex hormones”—especially milk from factory-farmed cows who are kept almost constantly pregnant. She estimates that dairy products account for 60 to 80 percent of the estrogens consumed by the average person.
But wait—there’s more! Factory-farmed cows are commonly fed bovine growth hormone in order to stimulate their bodies to produce more milk. Hormone-treated cow’s milk contains high levels of Insulin Growth Factor (IGF-1), which studies show can cause the dreaded gynecomastia (moobs). Milk consumption, with all its accompanying hormones, has also been linked to prostate cancer and breast cancer. So, boys, if you’re worried about maintaining your manly physique, pour some soy (or rice or almond) milk on your cereal—and pour the moob juice down the drain.
Also, a recent article in USA Today reveals why so many dairy-lovin’ adults spend too much time in the loo (toilet), cutting the cheese. According to the article, titled “Sixty Percent of Adults Can’t Digest Milk,”People who are lactose intolerant can’t digest the main sugar—lactose—found in milk. In normal humans, the enzyme that does so—lactase—stops being produced when the person is between two and five years old. The undigested sugars end up in the colon, where they begin to ferment, producing gas that can cause cramping, bloating, nausea, flatulence and diarrhea.”
In other words, Gouda is no good for you and Swiss is a digestive miss. The article continues,”Being able to digest milk is so strange that scientists say we shouldn’t really call lactose intolerance a disease, because that presumes it’s abnormal. Instead, they call it lactase persistence, indicating what’s really weird is the ability to continue to drink milk.”
While that pus-filled glass of milk actually depletes your bone mass, a new study shows that beer just might be the key to keeping your bones from going brittle. It is thought that the high level of silicon in beer slows down the thinning that leads to fractures and boosts the formation of new bone.
And on top of the questionable “good for the health” milk, there’s a issue regarding the wellbeing of the cows. Cause cows in the dairy industry do not typically wander along in green pastures like the Happy Cows ads would have consumers believe. The reality for cows who are forced to produce milk for human consumption is that most are crammed into huge sheds, where they wallow in mud and feces. They are forcefully impregnated again and again only to have their babies ripped away from them shortly after birth so that their milk—which is meant for their children—can be sold in supermarkets.
Filed Under: Animal & Plant Life