Is Dairy Good for the Body?

What you read below is going to be contrary to what you have been told or believed for much of your life. Many of you will read this and before you finish reading it, you will determine I must be whacked in the head.  Wally has eaten some kind of crazy mushroom and has lost his mind!! I certainly expect to catch some flak from this so don’t think you will offend me by disagreeing. I do want to hear your thoughts about this subject. This is one man’s opinion based on scientific facts.

What if what I am telling you is true? What are you willing to do for your health, your families health. Is it worth making a change. Some of you may believe it but just can’t bring yourself to divorce yourself from something you just love eating.

In my practice, I have people that face this dilemma everyday. Those that accept the challenge and make the change, find positive health gains very rapidly.

If this information is true, why haven’t you been told? That is a question that should be answered by those that have known this information for decades. I encourage you to do your own research as well. Remember this is just my opinion.

Listed below are excerpts from several published studies from respected scientific journals regarding this foods influence on osteoporosis and other health conditions. In addition, you can read a respected medical doctors letter informing his patients about the effects of consuming this food.

What is the mystery food?


I removed dairy from life a few years ago and will never go back. I choose not to suffer from the consequences and I feel better when I do not eat them. I had had terrible allergies for years. They went away after I quit consuming dairy products.

In today’s world it is almost impossible to totally avoid dairy because it is in so many food preparations. If you are lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy you know the challenges faced to avoid dairy. My goal is to severely restrict my intake of any dairy products where possible. If you remove or restrict harmful foods from your diet so that the majority of the time you do not consume them or if you do it is in small amounts; this certainly diminishes the potential for negative health consequences.

Dr. Robert M. Kradjian wrote this incredible letter to his patients. Please read it and learn some amazing facts.

This is only a small sample of quality information available about many other diseases and adverse health conditions such as asthma, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, digestive disorders, lymphoma etc… and dairy consumption.

We have all heard the add “Milk Does a Body Good”

We’ll lets revisit that for a moment. First, we are the only mammals on the planet that drink milk beyond normal weaning years and then we drink it from another species! Mammalian milk is designed to give the infant, colt, suckling, calf etc…. a head start on life. Animals need to build strong skeletons and muscles quickly so they can run and escape danger. Cow, horse, etc… milk is a very high protein lower fat mixture. Human milk is lower in protein and much higher in brain building healthy fats. Human babies need to build healthy brains quickly; not so much a big and muscular skeleton.  Moms of all species except humans wean their babies after about 90 days, the milk has done its job, one of which is to pass along an immune system. Do you want the immune system of a cow?  Guess what, even if that milk is pasteurized it still has live bacterium and puss from the cow. It also has (BGH) bovine growth hormone, antibiotics and maybe pesticides.

Something to think about the next time you drink milk, notice the mucous coating that begins to build in your mouth and throat soon after consuming it. You are not aware of it but it continues to build that coating throughout your digestive system.  This is the first sign that something the body considers a foreign invader has entered the body. The mucous is the body’s way of trapping the invader in the slimy goo of mucous. This release of mucus is an allergic reaction, just like when your nose goes crazy releasing mucous when you have nasal allergies like hay fever and ragweed or a head cold.

Much of the information you are reading in today’s blog has been found through Robert  Cohen’s website,

The information below is courtesy of:

Robert Cohen author of: MILK A-Z
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

Another great read about the impact of dairy on our health is from Author Ron Brown “How Dairy Products cause Osteoporosis”

Remember this; Dietary protein is acidic and causes excessive urinary excretion of calcium. Dairy products are high in protein and considered liquid protein. In addition milk protein causes other health problems. For example, it can be tied to type 1 diabetes in children that may be genetically at risk. The term Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus is abbreviated below as IDDM

  • Early weaning (2-3 months) from breast milk has been shown to increase the risk for IDDM. Maternal milk contains colostrum, a light fluid that contains a variety of protective factors for the infant. Infants have an immature and easily penetrable gut system allowing food, in this case cow’s milk, to easily cross into the bloodstream. The gut system works in one of two ways: it will either accept (build tolerance to) or reject (develop immunity to) food and its dietary components (13). Several cow’s milk proteins have been shown to be related to IDDM such as bovine albumin, beta-lactoglobulin, and beta casein (14,15,16). reference :

If you read no further, please read these two statements.  One from a Harvard Study of 78,000 women and the other from the American Journal of Epidemiology.

“Women consuming greater amounts of calcium from dairy foods had significantly increased risks of hip fractures, while no increase in fracture risk was observed for the same levels of calcium from nondairy sources.”

12-year Harvard study of 78,000 women American Journal of Public Health 1997;87


“Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20 years, were associated with an increased risk of hip fractures…metabolism of dietary protein causes increased urinary excretion of calcium.”

American Journal of Epidemiology 1994;139

I urge you to take our challenge; remove all dairy products from your diet for 7 days. On day 8 drink a glass of milk and see how you feel the rest of the day.

Read on for more proof!

The following references are from various documents from health studies and reports. Just reading a little of this list will start to paint a most compelling picture that animal milk is very harmful to the human body.


American women have been consuming an average of two pounds of milk per day for their entire lives, yet thirty million American women have osteoporosis. Drinking milk does not prevent bone loss. Bone loss is accelerated by ingesting too much protein, and milk has been called “liquid meat.”

In order to absorb calcium, the body needs comparable amounts of another mineral element, magnesium. Milk and dairy products contain only small amounts of magnesium. Magnesium is the center atom of chlorophyll:


“Osteoporosis is caused by a number of things, one of the most important being too much dietary protein.”

Science 1986;233(4763)


“Countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis, such as the United States, England, and Sweden, consume the most milk. China and Japan, where people eat much less protein and dairy food, have low rates of osteoporosis.”

Nutrition Action Healthletter, June, 1993


“What appears to be important in bone metabolism is not calcium intake, but calcium balance. The loss of bone integrity among many post menopausal white women probably results from genetics and from diet and lifestyle factors. Research shows that calcium losses are increased by the use of animal protein, salt, caffeine, and tobacco, and by physical inactivity.”

Neal Barnard, M.D., Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, Understanding Health, December, 1999


“Dietary protein increases production of acid in the blood which can be neutralized by calcium mobilized from the skeleton.”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1995; 61 (4)


“About 50,000 Americans die each year of problems related in some way to osteoporosis.”

Osteoporosis International 1993;3(3)


“Even when eating 1,400 mg of calcium daily, one can lose up to 4% of his or her bone mass each year while consuming a high-protein diet.”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1979;32(4)


“Increasing one’s protein intake by 100% may cause calcium loss to double.”

Journal of Nutrition, 1981; 111 (3)


“The average man in the US eats 175% more protein than the recommended daily allowance and the average woman eats 144% more.”

Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health, 1988


“Calcium intake demonstrated no protective in preventing bone fractures. In fact, those populations with the highest calcium intakes had higher fracture rates than those with more modest calcium intakes.”

Calif Tissue Int 1992;50_161″ value=”” />


“There is no significant association between teenage milk consumption and the risk of adult fractures. Data indicate that frequent milk consumption and higher dietary calcium intakes in middle aged women do not provide protection against hip or forearm fractures… women consuming greater amounts of calcium from dairy foods had significantly increased risks of hip fractures, while no increase in fracture risk was observed for the same levels of calcium from nondairy sources.”

12-year Harvard study of 78,000 women American Journal of Public Health 1997;87


“Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20 years, were associated with an increased risk of hip fractures…metabolism of dietary protein causes increased urinary excretion of calcium.”

American Journal of Epidemiology 1994;139

Healthy Wishes

Wally Bishop C.N.C.


The contents of this blog is not and should not be  considered medical advice. This blog is for informational purposes only. Always consult with your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. Never quit taking prescription medications unless advised to do so by your doctor.

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