Day 135

Nov 2 16:31 2010 Liana Werner-Gray Print This Article

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Thoughts: Milk...is it good or bad for us? What is the truth about this white liquid that comes out of a cow? 
This blog is dedicated to James :)
Yes milk is Mother Nature's "perfect food" ...for a calf... until it is weaned. And yes we have learnt that milk is an essential source of bone - strengthening calcium. HOWEVER the milk we buy today in the supermarket actually does more harm to our bdies then good. 
Many years ago when the Earth occupied less chemicals,Guest Posting pollution and pesticides, milk from cows my have been a healthy consumtpion. Nowadays when you drink the milk that comes from a hormone injected cow and the milk is then processed and heated, you are left with a machine made hormone infested white posion that actually drains calcium from your bones. (That's why women in Western Europe have far more osteporosis than the ones in Asia that eat more vegetarian diet.) 
Yes I know it's opposite to everything you have learnt or been told. Everything you know about cow's milk and dairy is probably part of a Dairy industry MYTH. The manufacturues make sooo much money on milk, BILLIONS in fact yearly, so of course they want to keep porducing the milk by the masses and making the money that comes along with it. The milk industry is losing money in the westernworld due to more and more people becoming aware of the detramental effects on our long term health. The countries that consume the most dairy products have the highest incidences of breast cancer, colon cancer (and other cancers), osteoporosis, diabetes etc etc so now the industry is looking to the East to spread its wares. China who are almost 100% lactose intolerant are being told milk is good for them and are being sold cattle which are not suitable for their climates. It is a dirty, dirty business. Also Japan who have the lowest breast cancer rates in the developed world are now being introduced to the 'wonders' of the white stuff. Their disease rates are rocketing with it.
MILK'S BASIC CONTENTS (http://www.rense.com/general26/truth.htm)*ALL* cow's milk (regular and 'organic') has 59 active hormones, scores of allergens, fat and cholesterol. 
Most cow's milk has measurable quantities of herbicides, pesticides, dioxins (up to 200 times the safe levels), up to 52 powerful antibiotics (perhaps 53, with LS-50), blood, pus, feces, bacteria and viruses. (Cow's milk can have traces of anything the cow ate... including such things as radioactive fallout from nuke testing ... (the 50's strontium-90 problem). I don't know about you but eww eww eww I aint drinkin pesticides and chemicals...there is enough of that in the air today let alone actually going and purchasing it from a carton in a store! 
Someone once pointed out to me that 'back in the day' people would have milk delivered in glass bottles to their door step every couple of days. This was because the milk would go off every few days. Now milk can last a couple of weeks...think about what they are doing to the milk to make it last this long. So unless you actually know of an organic farmer who has cows and you go out and watch it being milked, or you actually milk the cow yourself...it's best to stay away from it. Unless of course you want the following symptoms...
As early as the 1930s, it was realized that cows injected with material drawn from bovine (cow) pituitary glands (hormone secreting organ) produced more milk. Later, the bovine growth hormone (bGH) from the pituitary glands was found to be responsible for this effect. However, at that time, technology did not exist to harvest enough of this material for large-scale use in animals. In the 1980s, it became possible to produce large quantities of pure bGH by using recombinant DNA technology. In 1993, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the recombinant bovine growth hormone (rbGH), also known as bovine somatotropin (rbST) for use in dairy cattle. Recent estimates by the manufacturer of this hormone indicate that 30% of the cows in the United States (US) may be treated with rbGH. 
Beauty Queen and Vegan Earth lover Carolyn Wagner wrote "Dairy is also one of the top ten foods that cause allergic reactions in people. Mother nature didn’t design for adults to be sucking something out of a tit and therefore many people will react to it. As for the health issue “Where will you get your calcium?” Sesame seeds, green leafy veggies, broccoli, nuts, tofu, figs, baked beans are all great sources of calcium. Animal proteins also acidify the body. Calcium then leeches from the bones to try and combat this and then causes bone loss. Also studies have found that countries with the highest intake of dairy have the highest rate of osteoporosis and many other diseases. Also in dairy you might find traces of blood and puss from the teats of the cow that happens when a machine is attached to them for many hours of the day not only sucking out milk but rubbing and causing bleeding and sometime infections. There is also the antibiotics and hormones that the cows are pumped full of and you might even find some pesticides." To read her full blog go to http://theearthdiet.blogspot.com/2010/02/day-92.html
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"Milk allergies are very common in children... They are the leading cause of the chronic ear infections that plague up to 40% of all children under the age of six." Julian Whitaker, M.D., "Health & Healing," October, 1998, Volume 8, No. 10 ___________________________________ 
"Cow’s milk has become a point of controversy among doctors and nutritionists. There was a time when it was considered very desirable, but research has forced us to rethink this recommendation...dairy products contribute to a surprising number of health problems (including) chronic ear problems..." Benjamin Spock, M.D., "Child Care," 7th Edition ___________________________________ 
"Milk fat has been identified as a cholesterol- elevating fat because it contains cholesterol and is primarily saturated." Journal of Dairy Science 1991;74 (11) ___________________________________
"Levels of IGF increase in milk after cows are treated with rbGH." National Institutes of Health Assessment of Bovine Somatotropin, December, 1990 ___________________________________ 
"The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system is widely involved in human carcinogenesis. A significant association between high circulating IGF-I concentrations and an increased risk of lung, colon, prostate and pre-menopausal breast cancer has recently been reported." International J Cancer, 2000 Aug, 87:4 ___________________________________ 
"Cow's milk can cause blood loss from the intestinal tract, which over time, reduces the body's iron stores. Blood loss may be a reaction to cow's milk proteins." Journal of Pediatrics, 1990, 116 ___________________________________ 
"Cow's milk-induced intestinal bleeding is a well-recognized cause of rectal bleeding in infancy. In all cases, bleeding resolved completely after instituting a cow's milk-free diet." J Pediatr Surg, 1999 Oct, 34:10 ___________________________________ 
"Chronic diarrhea is the most common gastrointestinal symptom of intolerance of cow's milk among children... cow's milk can also cause severe perianal lesions with pain on defecation and consequent constipation in young children. In young children, chronic constipation can be a manifestation of intolerance to cow's milk." New England J Med, 1998 Oct, 339:16 ___________________________________ 
"At least 50% of all children in the United States are allergic to milk, many undiagnosed. Dairy products are the leading cause of food allergy, often revealed by constipation, diarrhea, and fatigue. Many cases of asthma and sinus infections are reported to be relieved and even eliminated by cutting out dairy." Natural Health, July, 1994, Frank Oski, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School ___________________________________ 
"Symptoms of milk-protein allergy include cough, choking, gasping, nose colds, asthma, sneezing attacks..." Annals of Allergy, 1951; 9___________________________________ 
"A 1988 FDA survey of milk samples from grocery stores in 10 cities found that 73% of the samples contained pesticide residues." Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 1991; 47
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"Those who consumed cows milk were fourteen times more likely to die from diarrhea-related complications and four times more likely to die of pneumonia than were breast-fed babies. Intolerance and allergy to cow's milk products is a factor in sudden infant death syndrome." The Lancet, vol. 344, November 5, 1994 ___________________________________ 
"Acne is an end-organ hyper-response to androgens...These data show that sebaceous glands are stimulated by androgens to varying degrees and support the theory of an end-organ response in acne." British Journal of Dermatology, 1998 Jul, 139:1 
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN AMERICA http://webapp.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus.html (1998) 
Rank Total Description 
1 724,859 Heart Disease (think fats/cholesterol: meat/dairy) 2 541,532 Malignant Neoplasms (cancer: think toxins/milk/dairy) 2a 250,000 Medical system (drugs/etc. think ignorance/incompetence) 3 158,448 Cerebro-vascular (think meat milk and dairy) 4 112,584 Bronchitis Emphysema Asthma (think toxins/milk/dairy) 5 97,835 Unintentional Injuries and Adverse Effects 6 91,871 Pneumonia & Influenza (think weak immune systems and mucus) 7 64,751 Diabetes (think milk/dairy) 7a 40,000+ Highway slaughter (men, women and children) 8 30,575 Suicide (think behavioral problems) 9 26,182 Nephritis (Bright's disease: inflammation of the kidneys) 10 25,192 Liver Disease (think alcohol and other toxins) 
(2a and 7a were added for completeness) note: Number 13 on the CDC list is -18,272 Homicide & Legal Intervention-. It is curious that the CDC would readily list law enforcement and homicides... and not the 250,000 deaths caused by the medical system. 
And daily consumption from the "milk group" is reccomended by the US and Australian goverment...disgusting. 
What about soy milk? Is that any better? I will write tomorrows blog on Soy Milk. ;) 
"Why is it, that in America it's easier to buy drugs, guns and political favors than it is to buy a gallon of raw milk?" Read http://www.breadandmoney.com/docs/paradox.htmlhttp://www.care2.com/news/member/374874447/499916http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/Factsheet/Diet/fs37.hormones.cfmhttp://www.rense.com/general26/truth.htm
Challenges: I was activated when I saw how many celebrities have posed for a photo with a cup of milk and glue on their faces to show that they drink milk and other people around the world should follow them and do so also. Why did they do this? Do they even know anything about milk? I'm sure with a million dollar cheque they wouldn't even think twice about the machine creating what may be white poison. I can tell you now, no amount of money would convince me to do it. Not even a million dollars. Not when it is killing people. How can it be worth it?
Triumphs: I am grateful that I know this. 
What I Ate Today: 
Breakfast: A green apple. A orange. A nectarine. 
Lunch: Brazil nuts and 5 nectarines. 
Dinner: A avocado with mixed sprouts, chick peas and lentils and beans mmm mmm! 
Dessert: Chocolate balls. 
Snacks: Brazil nuts. 
Exercise: Worked out some weights at Gold's Gym and then relaxed in the steam room mmm mmm mmm!

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Liana Werner-Gray
Liana Werner-Gray

Liana Werner-Gray’s idea of eating only foods naturally provided by the earth began in Australia, following her Miss Earth Australia 2009 People’s Choice win. With the environment in mind and health of the world population, she pursued the idea of eating only foods that nature intended for 365 days. Werner-Gray started a daily online blog to share her journey with the world. She began the diet on Saturday, October 24, 2009.

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