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What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You About Milk

*Gulp* *Gulp* *Gulp*

That’s the sound of you drinking ‘fresh milk’ in the morning.

You put the empty glass on the table while the milk is still slowly finding its way down into your stomach.

 

You feel like you have just gulped down the healthiest and most nutritous liquid out there.

At least that is what your mom used to say: “That milk will keep your bones and body healthy and strong son”.

You haven’t broken any bones yet.

So your mom must be right.

 

But mom isn’t always right.

You’ve been sold down the river.

You just don’t know it.

Yet.

 

Before you continue:

 

  • Stop reading if you don’t want to stop drinking milk.
  • Stop reading if your mom is a professor who has spent at least 10 years of her life studying milk and it’s effects and still recommends you to drink milk .
  • Stop reading if you are drinking milk right now.
  • And stop reading if you don’t want to know the truth about milk.

 

If you are still reading, it’s time to clean out your milk’s closet.

 

 

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Why You Should Drink Milk

 

You are probably wondering why I am trying to convince you of drinking more milk.

Especially after saying that ‘you’ve been sold down the river’ and that we have to ‘clean your milk’s closet’.

Just to make sure you get both sides of the story.

 

Everyone is telling you that milk is healthy.

You don’t need anyone else to convince you.

They seem convinced by whoever told them.

 

Just in case you aren’t drinking enough milk.

Let’s take a more thorough look at why you really should drink milk:

 

  • According to the Dairy Council it is ‘highly recommendable  to consume milk and dairy foods as part of a healthy balanced diet’ (source).
  • The biggest food concern in this world states that ‘milk is known for its richness in calcium and thus its importance for your bones’ (source).
  • And the USDA asserts in its ‘Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ that 3 daily servings of milk are recommended due to its vitamine richness and overall benefits for bones and health (source).
  • Even professors such as Connie Weaver from Purdue University and Penny Kris-Etherton who are part of the USDA committee from Pennsylvania State University argue for the benefits of milk in terms of bone health and encourage the use of dairy products (source).
  • And let’s not forget your mom, uncle, dad, friends, body builders, fitness gurus, doctors and all the other people who have always been telling you that ‘milk is the healthiest drink’ there is.

 

All those benefits.

Milk clearly is an important part of your diet.

By now you are probably already walking towards your fridge to pour some more milk in that empty cup from which you drank some delicious ‘fresh milk’ this morning.

 

There is no reason why you shouldn’t drink milk.

Not drinking milk is bad for you.

At least that’s what all these organisations and these people say and they surely have your best interest at heart, don’t they?

Well, let’s take a look into ‘who’s interest they actually serve’.

 

 

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What They Forget To Tell You About Milk

 

Despite all of the positive imagery surrounding milk.

Research is showing a different side of the story to say the least.

This is what you probably haven’t heard about milk:

 

  • Women consuming more than 3 glassed of milk a day showed more fractures than women consuming less than 1 glass a day (study).
  • Early exposure to cow’s milk has shown to increase the chances on type 1 diabetes in children significantly. At least +100% (study, study).
  • More, milk has been linked to diseases such as MS, osteoporosis, acne, several forms of cancer (prostate, breast & colon) in addition to being one of the most reported food allergens in the world (study, study, study, study)
  • Furthermore, research shows that you aren’t only drinking milk, but also: growth hormones, pus, antibiotics and blood cells (source, study)
  • Lastly, the milk you are drinking comes from a severely sick and stressed animals. Most cow’s are sick and being over harvested for their milk, that’s why they need to be filled up with antibiotics and hormones to keep milk production going and prevent them from getting too sick (source).

 

You probably want to know this if you have been drinking milk.

The reality however, is that you most likely don’t.

There is more.

 

 

Pasturization Of Milk

 

Worth mentioning is the statement by the USDA that ‘foods such as milk -if not pasteurized- posses a high risk for foodborne illness and should be avoided’ (source).

The result?

Mass pasturization.

 

Probably 100% of the 3 servings of milk which you have been drinking has been pasturized.

But what does this mean?

It basically boils down to something which is referred to as ‘denaturazation of the milk’ and in the process results not only in changing the milk protein into something which your body has problems digesting, but also in destroying the nutrients in the milk you are drinking (study, study, study, study, study).

 

So even if the milk came from a healthy, non-stressed animal which hadn’t been fed with a hormonal cocktail and bad foods, you would still have little benefit from it.

What does this mean for the milk you are drinking?

No nutritional value.

 

It’s basically skimmed down to a white liquid containing hormonal residue.

But don’t stop drinking yet.

By now you have probably noticed that there is a lot of contradicting information surrounding milk.

Someone here is telling a lie, either it’s the researchers or the USDA.

 

 

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The Recommendations Versus The Research

 

Something seems to be wrong here doesn’t it?

Your mom, the USDA, dairy companies and researchers on the USDA committee are recommending you to increase your milk consumption.

But somehow there is an accumulation of research which states that milk is all except good.

Who should you trust?

 

What if I told you that the dairy industry has actually been lobbying and paying the USDA and it’s committee (source).

And as a results has lost a lawsuit in the past due to conflicting interests (source).

You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to connect the dots.

If you take a closer look at the USDA, the board members and the dietary guidelines versus the accumilating research, things should be starting to make sense.

 

Simply put, the independent recommendations of the USDA are as independent as a car salesman who is trying to sell you his car in order to receive a bonus.

And at the same time is telling you that he is holding an objective position and really has your interest at heart.

Well…how likely is that?

Especially if the incentive points him in a different direction.

 

 

What Are The Alternatives?

 

So what kind of milk should you drink?

Definitely not the pasturized milk you see in the supermarket.

So you should drink raw milk?

Well, that’s questionable due to the bacterial content, which caused the USDA to recommend skipping the ‘raw’ part in the first place.

 

If you really want to drink milk however, drink milk from a grass-fed cow.

Preferably from a known farmer.

Or milk alternatives, such as natural coconut milk or almond milk.

Don’t worry about not getting enough calcium, fruits and veggies provide you with more than enough of this bone building block and stick to ‘good old water’ instead.

Or even better, drink a nice and clean smoothie.

 

 

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The Milk-Is-Good-For-You Myth

 

You don’t have to believe me.

You can do whatever you believe to be true.

For every single study I quote there will be someone else telling you that mom or dad is always right.

 

Stand for what you believe in, I just hate to see you believe in a lie.

Are there people who can drink milk and not have any visible or experienced negative side effects? Yes.

Are there people who can smoke and drink every day and not have any visible or experienced side effects? Yes.

 

Does it mean you should smoke or drink milk even though science has clear evidence that it’s harmful?

I’m not sure about that.

It depends on you.

 

*Gulp* *Gulp* *Gulp*

That’s the sound of water in the morning.

By far the healthiest source of liquid out there.

Around 70% of our bodies consist out of water (study), so it must be something good.

 

Right after drinking your glass of water your mom walks up to you with a full glass of milk, saying: “Drink that milk son, it’s good for your bones”.

You take a good look at it, it doesn’t look the same any more.

It’s not the milk you ‘used to know’.

You want to say: “No, thanks. It’s not really as healthy as you think it is.”, but you know she won’t believe you if you told her the truth.

 

Beast mode ON!

 

PS. I really wanted to get this information out there, because I’m still receiving too many questions about diets containing dairy products. I don’t have a single financial or personal gain in getting this information out there. And if it means I have to offend some people, so be it. Don’t take my advice for the truth. Question my advice, ALWAYS. I invite you to do your own research.

 

 

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39 thoughts on “What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You About Milk

  1. im sorry . .I’m conscious that milk is dangerous so i stop it .but im 16 years old and i need calcium. so whith what can i remplace it ? 🙂

    1. Hey Zinou,

      I’d indeed like to say that it’s far from what it’s told to be ;).

      Calicium is readily available in all types of vegetables, fruits and seeds. Think about spinach, broccoli, sesame seeds, almonds and fruits such as oranges and tangerines and tons and tons more…

      Just google it, there are tons of resources on this. Don’t worry about not getting enough calcium, there are tons of ‘healthy’ alternatives ;).

      Beast mode ON!

  2. I agree with what you were saying about milk. Under a web-site called raw milk.org it speaks about milk pasturization and how it is cooked so much it destroys all the good in it. They then and rock calcium to put back the white color. Here in the USA on the contanier it reads vitamin d added. Why? As you stated RAW MILK from a grass fed cow is much much better for you if you drink milk.

  3. I was off milk for more than 2 years. The real thing is, all animals store toxins in fat when we can’t flush it out, so milk may be full of those toxins when you drink it. The other points are pasteurization and homogenization. Pasteurization kills all bacteria that help you digest lactose(most people stop producing lactase at 8 yo), and homogenization completely disnatures the fat in milk, making it a strange body for your system and making it absorbable(yes, most raw milk fat is not absorbed). A1 cows(Holstein, Friesian, Ayrshire and British Shorthorn) have a different beta-casein aminoacid chain, wich is devastiating to us because it forms Beta-casomorphin-7, with is an opiod peptide. Also like humans, cows leave traces of all drugs, foods, and enviroment in milk. All that said, and considering I have A2 good raw milk around, still, I don’t drink raw milk, I ferment it with kefir grains to increase it’s probiotic potential and reduces the sugar content. But anyway, for most people, It might be easier just to skip it, since A2, 100% grass fed, drug and toxin free milk is hella hard to come by.

    1. Hey Bruno,

      Awesome addition :D, very little for me to add to this as you clearly know your stuff. I’ve been reading about the A1, A2 cows as well.

      Haha, definitely, pretty darn impossible ;). Thanks for the great comment and for providing some awesome information for other people coming here.

      Beast mode ON!

  4. Hm. I really can’t believe it. Avoiding all the dairy products is way too much. I’m gonna stick with dairy products no matter what. But will reduce the intake.

    1. Hey Jason,

      Find what works best for you.

      This post was written with 1 goal in mind, to give you a ‘science based’ conclusion.

      Whatever you do with that conclusion is up to you ;).

      Beast mode ON!

  5. hey rich , I was wondering if milk from my country (iceland) would still be bad for me even though milk here is not being multi produced and all milk is got from small farmers around the country?

    1. Hey Steinar,

      Great question.

      As written in the article, the more organic and less processed the better. And with processed it’s not only about the milk, but also about the cows.

      But it’s difficult for me to give an ‘exact conclusion for a specific country’ I would have to read about it. In general, I wouldn’t recommend milk, but if you feel like that rule doesn’t fit you, experiment with reducing it. There are many alternatives, such as almond milk or coconut milk.

      Keep in mind, that the best way of eating/drinking is the one that works for you ;).

      Beast mode ON!

  6. Hey Rich,
    Hope you are doing well. Great post and now M thinking about my milk consumption as I am really fond of it.
    I have started the 6 months training and first month is running. My only is my left wrist which had a ligament injury 6 months ago and still no recovered properly. Though I can do pull ups and chin ups with a wrist support band, still too much pressure leads to pain.
    Could you pls suggest something to fix it up asap ? Would great help buddy.
    Thanks !

    1. Hey bro,

      Great question.

      Let me get this out of the way first…there is no quick fix.

      Lose the wrist bands asap, because you’ll become dependent. Try working on strengthening the wrist by using the ‘dynamic wrist exercises’. You can find a full blog on this and there is a warm up guide which contains some useful stretches/strengthening moves. I broke my wrist, but now it’s stronger than ever. Then again, experiment with the exercises and keep me updated.

      Beast mode ON!

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