There are so many fine sounding arguments and near-truths that are taken for granted by society. "Milk does a body good" is one such aphorism, which when examined closely needs to be jettisoned in the name of life and health.
I have said for years that based on the evidence of color type theory and the anecdotes of hundreds of patients, BLUE people should not drink milk or consume animal-based milk products. This is true even for post-menopausal women. Long-term, large group studies are showing that, even though milk contains all of the required nutrients to make bones grow, those who consumed regular or high amounts of dairy products greatly increased their chances of fracture (double in some cases) compared to those who didn't. Why?
Just because the ingredients needed to make bones are present in milk does not mean ingesting it will make those nutrients utilizable in the human body. There are thousands of other ingredients in milk, which apparently have counteractive properties toward the nutrients desirable for bone growth and strength. Proportionality with supplementation has been my teaching all along and is the reason why most multi-vitamin/mineral complexes only work in selective instances - the different ingredients far too often cancel each other out.
Growing evidence is showing that calcium in milk does not protect against osteoporosis. For example in a 12-year Harvard study of 78,000 women, those who drank milk three times a day actually broke more bones than women who rarely drank milk. Similarly, a 1994 study in Sydney, Australia, showed that higher dairy product consumption was associated with increased fracture risk: those with the highest dairy consumption had double the risk of hip fracture compared to those with the lowest consumption. Milk can make bones stronger in the short term, but in the long term it erodes bone-making cells, called osteoblasts, increasing the risk of osteoporosis.
Author Russell Eaton, in his book The Milk Imperative, says: 'Dairy milk does increase bone density, but this comes at a terrible price. The latest research is showing that far from protecting bones, milk actually increases the risk of osteoporosis by eroding bone-making cells. Also, people with osteoporosis have a much higher incidence of heart disease and cancer, and the evidence is pointing at milk as the common factor. Therefore, dairy milk is singled out as the biggest dietary cause of osteoporosis because more than any other food it depletes the finite reserve of bone-making cells in the body.
Calcium and phosphorus in milk serve to feed nanobacteria, causing calcification and cancer. It seems that harmful calcification, caused by nanobacteria in the body, is a contributor to many diseases such as arthritis, kidney stones, heart disease and stroke. These microscopic organisms get fed calcium and phosphorus from the bloodstream and then secrete calcium phosphate to cause calcification.
Commenting on the book Dr. Amy Lanou (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, USA) said: ‘There is a compelling argument that today’s pasteurized milk, in all its guises, has virtually no redeeming features at all, and serves only to cause disease and poor health. By simply switching from dairy to non-dairy milk we will make a dramatic and long-lasting improvement to our health.’