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Milk, Calcium and bad bones?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

This article lists dairy as THE best source for calcium. I not only disagree, I have a story to tell you;

My grandmother drank milk every single day of her life. Guess what she had when she died? yep, osteoporosis. Now how can that be?

After doing more research, I've found, dairy isn't our best source of calcium. For that matter, it isn't really good for us at all.

Here's just one with information fighting the myth of
"milk, it does a body good."

This link also has information regarding milk and the link to breast cancer. (I first read about this link in a Dr. Oz book, years ago.)
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    Interesting! I notice I've cut way back on milk this year. Might be worse tho, since I've been doing lots of fast food--which usually means Coke! Cutting way back on that again!
    Thanks for sharing!
    1436 days ago
    I am a take it or leave it milk person. After having a child who suffered from allergy induced reflux from exposure to milk, I was forced to give up what was once a developed love for the product, so that she wouldbe able to keep her feedings down. After she was weaned, I realized when I tried retirning milk to mydiet I had a slight intolerance for it. I admit as a child I hated milk, and that it was the only choice in the school lunchroom (honestly do you remember seeing an option for anything but such a thing?) you will very rarely see me drink a milk based drink, but you will find me eating things where milk is a ingredient, but not the basis of a dish ;-)

    I do, on the other hand, thoroughly enjoy my greens. I was so angry when a neurologist tried telling me that part of my nuerological conditions were caused by eating greens daily. I wanted to have a nutritional debate with her, but felt as tho it was probably a useless argument. Instead i was easier to agree to forego the greens for a while to prove to myself they were not the cause, and they were not :-) Whenthey returned to my diet there was no intolerance, so they can stay ;-)
    1439 days ago
    Don't drink milk much since I was an adult but as a kid I loved drinking warm milk that came straight from the cow. Milk now day don't taste as good. Maybe too much processing of it. I am also on steroids and they are surprised at my dexa readings because I am suppose to be losing bone because of the steroids but I am gaining bone mass and I think because of the vitamins and foods that I am eating. Love green leafy vegetables and cooking them in olive oill which releases the vitamins that needs oil to get into your bones to make them grow and be strong.
    1441 days ago
    emoticon I was a self-proclaimed "milkaholic" until about 5 years ago. It was then I realized that every time I drank milk, I had a nasty side-effect. Evidently I have a milk allergy. It really doesn't make sense for us humans to drink milk, but I still like cheese! lol!
    You're doing a great job of getting info out to others. Education is in your blood!
    ~ t.
    1442 days ago
    Interesting. I don't feel so bad for not liking milk.
    1442 days ago
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