Where do you get your calcium? From plants or animals?


Got milk? Guess what else you’ve “got with it?” Warning. This post could be harmful to your milk-drinking habits.

Humans are the only species in history that drink the milk of another species and the only species that has ever drunk any milk at all after weaning.

This is the fifth in a series of six posts featuring my colleague, Dr. Michael Greger, who is in the process of following through with his commitment to publish a new video for the first 365 days of his new site. While traveling this week, I pulled together a few of the most provocative videos that he has published so far.

Here is one (about 3 minutes) about where we humans should be getting our calcium; from health promoting plants with fiber, folate, etc — or from animal foods containing cholesterol, pesticides, manure and pus.

From the nutritionfacts.org website: Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

An earlier blog, Vitamins; a review — with new info on B12 from Dr. Greger

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

Still not sure about milk? Read on…

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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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com

Dr. Greger and The Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation | NutritionFacts.org

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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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