Milk and dairy are not healthy

Milk and dairy are not healthy

Despite common belief and the misleading propaganda of the dairy industry, milk consumption is detrimental to you and your children’s health.

“Cow’s milk is healthy.”

“Cow’s milk builds strong bones.”

“Babies should be given cow’s milk because breast milk might not be enough.”

 These are only a few of the misleading messages that milk industry and government agencies promote in order to increase sales and monetize their overproduction of milk.

Authors like Maria Rollinger, Naomi Baumslag, Frank A. Oski, Robert Cohen, and Daniel A. Two good already started a crusade against these false claims of the industry. Their books expose shocking facts and come up with research studies and clinical observations about the real impact milk consumption has on human health.

“It is only as a result of the great increase in milyk consumption that illnesses are appearing that we didn’t have or didn’t have to this extent in times without any or with a lower milk consumption”. – Maria Rollinger

Consumption of milk and dairy can lead to acne breakouts:

After milk is fully eliminated from diet, acne disappears after some time.

Milk leads to digestive problems in people with lactose intolerance:

Bloating, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, and gas are the common symptoms of lactose intolerance (the inability of the body to digest lactose, a milk sugar). Estimates have shown that approximately 65% of the world population is lactose intolerant.

“It’s not natural for humans to drink cow’s milk. Human milk is for humans. Cow’s milk is for calves. You have no more need of cow’s milk than you do rat’s milk, horse’s milk or elephant’s milk”. -Dr. Michael Klaper

Milk and dairy trigger eczema:

Atopic dermatitis (a skin inflammation) is usually related to milk and dairy consumption. The long-lasting treatments with cortisone are most of the times unsuccessful.

Consumption of milk and dairy worsens joint and muscle pain:

Dr. Daniel A. Twogood was able to establish a connection between the consumption of milk and dairy products and back pain, neck pain, and headaches. He considers that casein (a protein in milk) is responsible for these symptoms in 95% of the cases.

Milk promotes the growth of cancerous cells:

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), a hormone that occurs naturally in milk is associated with a higher incidence of breast, ovarian and prostate cancers in humans.

Consumption of milk increases the chances of osteoporosis:

The incidence of osteoporosis is much lower in countries with low milk consumption. Despite the high calcium content of milk, this can not be absorbed by the human body. Milk also contains phosphorus which, together with calcium, create an indigestible compound that is excreted through the kidneys.

Consumption of milk in infancy significantly increases the risk of juvenile diabetes (type I diabetes):

If young children consume dairy milk, they can develop antibodies against the foreign proteins. These antibodies, aimed to work against the bovine serum albumin will also attack the child’s pancreatic cells, presumably because the antibodies cannot distinguish the bovine serum albumin from the human protein (M. Rollinger).

The perils of dairy with Robert Cohen:

Robert Cohen, the author of “Milk, the Deadly Poison”, reveals what kind of substances can be found in milk and how these negatively impact human health.

The bottom line…

Milk is not nature’s perfect food.

“People are going through life with an increasing number of disease symptoms and simply aren’t able to identify the cause. Inflammations of the digestive organs, intestinal problems, multiple allergies, and skin diseases are only the most obvious results of the additional lactose and milk protein in our food.” (Maria Rollinger)


Catalina Sparleanu

Catalina works as a Scientific Collaborator within the Swiss Foundation for Diet and Health (, writing about the impact food and lifestyle has on people’s mental and physical health.
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