Avoiding Dairy Products – The Why Pesticide Residues Dairy products have high pesticide residues, 6 times higher than the average of non animal food products. (Diet for New America by John Robbins, pg. 327) Antibiotics Routinely added to feed of cows, this comes through in the milk and meat. It can also upset the natural balance of intestinal flora in the body and may be related to candida albicans problems so widespread today. DES and other Female Sex Hormones Routinely administered to cows. Residues are transmitted to people. Possible consequences of this are cancer, earlier sexual maturation of girls and boys, higher estrogen levels, an expanding assortment of sexual aberrations indicating that human hormonal systems are being affected and unbalanced. Congestion Dairy products are mucous-producing and commonly involved in many instances of allergies, sinus congestion’s, post-nasal drip, bronchial congestion and lung congestion. Prostate Cancer Milk and cheese are specifically identified (along with meat and eggs) as risk factors for fatal prostate cancer (America Journal of Epidemiology, 8/94). Prostate problems are very widespread in men over 40 years of age, increasing in probability with age. Uterine Fibroids Consumption of dairy products is strongly linked to various disorders of the female reproductive system, including ovarian tumors/cysts, vaginal infections/discharges, and uterine fibroids. (Food as Healing by Annmarie Colbin). Multiple Sclerosis Dairy products are implicated as a causative factor in multiple sclerosis. (Diet for New America by John Robbins, pgs. 279-282). Osteoporosis The high concentration of protein causes urinary excretion of calcium. This calcium loss actually promotes osteoporosis, a disease of thinning bones very commonly found in older people (McDougall’s Medicine by Dr. John McDougall). Lactose Intolerance Condition of lacking the digestive enzyme “lactase” which digests the carbohydrate portion of dairy products known as lactose of milk sugar. Commonly causes headaches, gas, abdominal pain or cramps. Affects 5% – 10% of Caucasian adults, 70% of black adults, both in America and Africa and many Oriental adults. (“Incidence of Lactase deficiency in Ulcerative Colitis”, Gastroenterology, 53:890, 1967) Saturated Fat Fat content of dairy products is saturated fat. Contributes to heart disease, which kills 40% of Americans and strokes, which kill 10% of Americans. Saturated animal fat consumption is also strongly linked to many forms of cancer. No Fiber Dairy products also contain no fiber, potentially contributing to constipation, hemorrhoids, and colon cancer. Colic Antibodies in cows’ milk causes colic in babies. This can happen even if the baby is breast-fed and the mother consumes dairy products. (Pediatrics, 4/91). Cruelty Purchase of dairy products supports the cruel veal industry. Cows must be regularly artificially inseminated to continue milk production. The female offspring become more milk producers. The male calves will not produce milk, so they are raised in tiny crates to become “tender veal.” Avoiding dairy products is the healthy choice! If you’re ready to give up dairy, give us a call at 770-427-7387 to schedule an appointment for a nutrition consultation with Dr. Joe! f you can send us a message in the live chat.