Milk mustache, cancer, osteoporosis and beyond…

Here's how they spend part of that $165 million each year -- paying beautiful (but ignorant) people like Christie Brinkley to promote their deadly product.

As a boy growing up in semi-rural Tennessee, I got to experience first-hand the production of milk. In addition to his day job of selling livestock feed for the Quaker Oats Company, my father operated several small, commercial farms near Murfreesboro, TN, where I spent my sophomore and junior years of high school. I speak further about this experience in Chapter 4 of our book.

At the time, back in the early 60’s, I had never heard a single person challenge the fact that milk was perhaps the most perfect food. Dr. T. Colin Campbell, who grew up on a dairy farm in Virginia, had not even discovered the “dirty little secrets” of the dairy industry yet. Later, he would go on to discover that cow’s milk is perhaps the most powerful carcinogen ever discovered. But, back then, it was a given — milk is good for you and you should drink at least several glasses a day. And since we had a dairy farm, we could enjoy our milk as often as we wanted. We even pasteurized that milk in our own kitchen.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell -- author of The China Study, discovered the "dirty little secrets" about cow's milk long ago.

But that was fifty years ago, and although much has been discovered about the extremely harmful qualities of cow’s milk for humans, the mighty dairy industry continues to march on — promoting it’s harmful products to the tune of $165 million per year — just for advertising. While all of the prominent scientists and medical doctors referenced in our book agree that cow’s milk is one of the most damaging products that we can consume, our schools of nutrition and most of our nation’s celebrities seem to be working with the dairy industry to promote the continued use of this deadly product.

Even Dr. Benjamin Spock finally learned the truth about dairy (in conferences with Dr. Campbell) before he died and made that fact public in the final edition of his book. (See my earlier post on that topic below.) And now, we have a new group that is trying to spread the “still well-kept dirty little secrets” about milk. From their website at

Got the facts on Milk? (also known as “The Milk Documentary” is an entertaining, award winning feature documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products. 

Addressing myth, truth and all in-between, the film is a humorous yet shocking exposition that provokes serious thought about this everyday staple.

Take a moment to watch this trailer and help support getting the word out by buying the DVD or watching the movie online at their site. After watching the trailer, you may wish to review a few of my earlier posts on this topic.

For more information on this powerful documentary, visit For my earlier blogs on this topic…

J. Morris Hicks, author and activist. Working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

No cow’s milk for humans at any age…even Dr. Spock agrees

Cancer, cell phones, cow’s milk, and Cornell

Cow’s milk; not a health food…2nd in a series of 6

Where do you get your calcium? From plants or animals? (Includes a Dr. Greger video)

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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2 Responses to Milk mustache, cancer, osteoporosis and beyond…

  1. Mitzi says:

    That’s my part of the country! My family farm was on the Harpeth river in Williamson county. Some of my ancestors are from Culleoka and Ashland City. All the farmland is gone now, in houses or in parks, but my ancestors grew apples, barley, peaches, tomatoes, root vegetables, and greens. They had chickens (delivered eggs to Belle Meade), cows, pigs, and sheep. I learned to like my veggies at my grandparents’ house, where Granny ate onions at the breakfast table and Papa ate the entire apple, including the core (Depression survivor). Good memories.

  2. maule5662h says:

    Jim – I ordered another copy of your book and posted this on (awaiting OK):
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    “Blinding Flash of the Obvious – in ’03”
    September 24, 2011
    By William J. Kleinbauer “Retired. Healthy Lifes… (Santa Maria CA) – See all my reviews
    This review is from:
    Healthy Eating, Healthy World: Unleashing the Power of Plant-Based Nutrition (Paperback)

    I note the author’s “Blinding Flash of the Obvious – in 2003.” The author is a self-proclaimed “Big Picture Guy.” He demonstrates this daily in his brief, focused blogs on healthy eating, healthy world on WordPress ( This just-published book (Sept. ’11) lets us have an excellent way to share his education on the huge benefits to health, health costs, environment, world hunger and animal treatment that result by switching to plant-based, whole-foods nutrition.

    My family of four has been on this optimal nutrition for best human health program since Jan. 2003 (same year as Hick’s “Blinding Flash”), after we all participated in Dr. John McDougall’s 10-day “Total Health Solution” Clinic. I am 75 and have no known chronic diseases and do not take any medicines, not even statins, aspirin, and supplements (except for B12). Making the many changes has been an exciting, fun, rewarding journey.

    To give a great boost to others to get on this worthy journey, gift them with Jim Hick’s powerful educational and motivational book!

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