Friday, September 2, 2011


Dairy Continued

Russian Roulette Using Dairy And Milk As The Gun

Commentary and summary by Billy E


First I want to make our position perfectly clear. We did not need cow’s milk to achieve good health for millions of years before the advent of agriculture. If we did, you would not be here today. Archeology informs us that we did not drink cow’s milk or eat dairy while we evolved in good health over the millions of years of evolution, until the advent of agriculture around 10,000 yag. Thus, the great majority of us did not evolve to eat or drink dairy in the short time of 10, 000 years since animal domestication.

Milk and dairy may cause diseases in some people such as: Lactose intolerance, Osteoporosis, Autoimmune disease, Allergies, Type 1 diabetes mellitus, and Ovarian cancer.

Will every one who eats cheese or drinks milk become ill with these diseases? The answer is a resounding NO! To be sure, some of us can drink milk and eat cheese. But, I know of no test to let us know just who can do this safely. If cow’s milk and cheese was not necessary for human good health and propagation over millions of years of human existence, it certainly is not necessary today. So, why take the chance and play Russian roulette with your health? There is nothing that milk provides that you can’t get from eating meat, fruits and vegetables. But, you can certainly consume dairy if you wish, and if you do, we wish you good luck.

Osteoporosis & the milk connection

North America has one of the highest consumptions of dairy products, and also the highest incidence of osteoporosis.

Source Toronto Vegetarian Association

Will I get osteoporosis if I do not consume dairy products? No you will not. Osteoporosis is a condition in which minerals are lost from the bones which causes them to more easily break. Many people think that consuming dairy is required to prevent osteoporosis. Plant foods such as vegetables and fruits can supply all of the necessary calcium and other nutrients necessary for good bone health. That is what our ancestors ate along with meat while not eating dairy for millions of years in perfect health. So, how can we believe that milk products are suddenly required for good health in the short time of 10,000 years that we are eating it? If it was not necessary before, it is not necessary now. Eat your fruits (fructose in moderation) and vegetables for an adequate calcium intake.

Over consummation of dietary protein is an often neglected cause of osteoporosis. The excess protein causes calcium to be taken from the bones and excreted in the urine. If our ancestors drank milk and ate cheese in addition to the animal protein that they normally consumed they would have given themselves an over load of protein and caused osteoporosis the same way many of us are presently doing. The fact that they did not speaks volumes. The amount of protein you would eat normally without eating any dairy at all would probably not cause a problem with calcium removal in the bones. Adding dairy to the mix could take you over the amount of protein it takes to vastly increase your calcium excretion in the urine and increase the risk of osteoporosis.

The Main factor that determines calcium loss is the acid base balance. If your diet has high levels of acid, you’ll lose more calcium in your urine; if you eat more alkaline foods you’ll retain more calcium. Unless you get enough fruits and vegetables, eating these acid rich foods will actually promote bone loss and osteoporosis. Acid foods are grains, dairy, and animal protein (with the worst offender being hard cheese). Alkaline foods are fruits and vegetables.

The Paleo Diet
Loren Cordain Ph.D

Most people who do not consume dairy do not get osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis can be avoided with lifestyle changes by avoiding dairy and eating plenty of dark green leafy vegetables which contain ample amounts of calcium such as: Dark green leaf lettuces, chards, cabbage, mustard greens, collard greens, and spinach.


Sherman P, Bloon G
Cornell University (2005, June 2). Lactose Intolerance Linked to Ancestral Environment. ScienceDaily.Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Toronto Vegetarian Association


Lactose intolerance

Human beings are the only species (other than house animals) to consume milk past childhood. We are also the only species to consume milk of another species. At about the age of four, most people around the world begin to lose the ability to digest lactose, the carbohydrate found in milk. The result is a condition called lactose intolerance that causes a range of unpleasant abdominal symptoms. Lactose intolerance is a reality for about 75% of the world’s population.

Allergies to dairy products can cause a wide range of symptoms including irritability, restlessness, hyperactivity, depression, abdominal pain, cramps or bloating, gas, diarrhea, bad breath, headaches, lack of energy, constipation, poor appetite, malabsorption of nutrients, nasal stuffiness, runny nose sinusitis, asthma, shortness of breath, rashes and eczema.

Source Toronto Vegetarian Association

Bovine milk allergenicity is due to the great variability and heterogeneity of the human IgE response, no single allergen or particular structure can account for a major part of milk allegenicity. Furthermore the available evidence is not sufficient to establish an intake threshold below which allergic reactions are not triggered or predict reliability the effect of food processing on allergenic potential of milk proteins.

Ann Allergy Asthma immunol 2004 Nov;93(5 Suppl 3):S2-11.
Wal JM
Laboratoire d’immuno-allergie Alimentaire, Service dr Pharmacologie, et d’lmmunologie, Gif sur Yvette, France.
PMID: 15562868 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Ovarian cancer is more common in northern Europe than in Asian populations and the consummation of milk products may be the reason. Studies have found that there is a higher risk of ovarian cancer in women who consume lactose (sugar in milk). This was the conclusion of a study published in 2004 that tracked 80,326 participants in the Nurses’ Health Study. A Swedish study of 61,084 women found that high intakes of lactose and dairy products, particularly milk, are associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

A prospective study of dietary lactose and ovarian cancer
Fairfield KM, Hunter DJ, Colditz GA, Fuchs CS, Cramer DW, Speizer FE, Willett WC, Hankinson SE.
Department of medicine , Brigham and Women’s hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston , MA, USA.
Int J Cancer 2004 Jun 10;110(2):271-7
PMID: 15069693 [PubMed) – indexed for MEDLINE]
Cows milk exposure and type 1 diabetes mellitus. A critical overview of the clinical literature.

Early cow’s milk exposure may be an important determinant of subsequent type 1 diabetes and may increase the risk approximately 1.5 times.

Diabetes Care. 1994 Jan;17(1):13-9
Gerstein HC
Department of medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Comment in:
Diabetes Care. 2001 Jan; 24(1): 180-2
PMID: 8112184 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

The personel health supporting lifesstyle I follow is dairy free low carbohydrate and high saturated fat. I include high dose vitamin D3 and vitamin K2. I also eat ample meat, vegetables, and fruit (1 cup of berries daily to control fructose). Because vitamin D3 is a dangerous hormone like vitamin, I only take it under the supervision of my doctor, as every one should.

Billy E

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