After receiving a note from a reader expressing her alarm when she found out that olive oil was not a health food, I decided to write a series of six blogs — with each one devoted to one of the foods covered in Chapter 10 of our book. They were featured near the end of our chapter on “getting started” under the heading of “Not-So-Healthy Foods — A Reminder.”
Even though many celebrities are still sporting those disgusting milk mustaches following some great accomplishment; the dirty little secrets about cow’s milk for humans has been creeping out for some time now. Here’s what we said about milk in Chapter 10:
As Dr. T. Colin Campbell said in the “Forks Over Knives” movie, cow’s milk is nature’s most perfect food—for baby cows, not for humans. Humans are the only species that drinks the milk of another species and the only species that drinks any milk at all after weaning. As you learned in the first three chapters, cow’s milk contains casein, which is associated with cancer, and it has no fiber. It’s also loaded with cholesterol and derives around 35% or more of its calories from fat.
In the new “companion book” following the movie, here’s what they said about dairy products: “Eliminate dairy. Casein, the primary protein in cow’s milk, may very well be one of the most potent chemical carcinogens ever identified. Dairy products increase the risk of chronic diseases, and cow’s milk in particular, has been linked to an increased risk for cancer, juvenile diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and many other conditions.”
Still not convinced? Read on…
Where do you get your calcium? From plants or animals? (Includes a Dr. Greger video)
Now, if you still think you’ll keep putting milk on your cereal and in your coffee, please read just one more blog before you decide to keep feeding this nasty product to your children: Children — NOTHING is more important than what they eat!
Next post in the series: Granola; not a health food…3rd in a series of 6
Handy 5-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
- Dr. Campbell’s new book: WHOLE, Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.
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—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation