People, we need to educate ourselves and we should not trust too much the dairy industry or the FDA.
The dairy industry offers to chain kids to their chairs, give them computer games, plug kid’s ears with iPod music and feed them skim milk with the artificial sweeteners and coloring. This selfless act of kindness from the dairy industry is heart warming. It makes me feel good inside reading about this example of pure goodness of corporate world.
But this heroic move is not appreciated by some short sighted “experts” like doctors and school administrators. “”Perhaps we should just eliminate flavored milk from schools, as opposed to adding chemicals to it,” said Cooper, director of nutrition services for the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado.” What a fool! Doesn’t he understand that kids love sugared drinks?
Way to go dairy industry! I would propose as next step toward improving health of our precious children to genetically modify cows to give ready to use low fat sweetened pasteurized milk. Even better if the dairy industry would figure the way for cows to produce cash rather than milk.
Now it seems research shows that milk, any milk is not as beneficial as we thought.
WASHINGTON — In a new scientific review scheduled to appear in the March issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Pediatrics, Cornell-trained nutritionist Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., and co-authors show that dairy products do not promote bone health in children and young adults. Physical activity does have a positive impact on bone health, while evidence linking bone health with dairy product consumption is weak, at best. http://rense.com/general63/milkmyth.htm
Lead researcher Professor Karl Michaelsson said: “Our results may question the validity of recommendations to consume high amounts of milk to prevent fragility fractures.
“The results should, however, be interpreted cautiously given the observational design of our study.
“The findings merit independent replication before they can be used for dietary recommendations.”
Evidently, drinking milk in general is not even as good for our bones as we thought. Ludwig points out that bone fracture rates tend to be lower in countries that do not consume milk, compared with those that do — while there are many other sources of calcium. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/07/05/harvard-milk-study_n_3550063.html
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. So although milk makes bones stronger in the short term, in the long term it erodes bone-making cells, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. This explains a paradox: black people are known to be less tolerant to lactose in milk, and consequently they drink less milk, yet they get much less osteoporosis than white people. This new research resolves the paradox because by consuming less milk you are less likely to get osteoporosis.
Cow’s milk: a cocktail of pus, hormones and antibiotics, pesticides, urea!
Various means to increase milk production cause induration and infection of the udder (mastitis) resulting in pus and bacteria in the milk. Paratuberculosis bacteria causes Johne’s disease in cattle and is believed to cause Crohn’s disease, (an illness that causes uncontrollable diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting) in humans. http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2014/02/milk-an-ecological-mismanagement-and-a-major-force-behind-todays-sicknesses-2523760.html
Serve only low-fat (1%) and fat-free (skim) milk –MYTH.
“The USDA suggests that everyone (including children over 2) drinks low-fat or fat-free milk claiming that they “provide calcium and other nutrients without a lot of saturated fat.” The truth is that reduced fat milks are stripped of fats and fat-soluble vitamins that are essential to health, and the milk proteins are denatured and actually is made toxic by the skimming process. http://holisticsquid.com/milk-hero-or-villian/
In my opinion we should limit the consumption of milk. Especially low fat and flavored milk.
We use fermented milk products that contains beneficial bacteria. The “pro-biotic” stuff.
And (in my opinion) children should not drink low fat or skim or whatever else this stuff is called. But whatever it is it is not milk.
We should move, work out, work in the garden, work with weights. Whatever you like. Just move!
And especially it is important for kids.
Milk is good – for babies. Their mother’s milk! Not the cow milk.