The Truth About
By Dave Rietz
Yes... milk is Mother Nature's "perfect food" ...for a calf... until it is
Everything you know about cow's milk and dairy is probably part of a Dairy industry
Cow's milk is an unhealthy fluid from diseased animals that contains a wide range of dangerous
and disease-causing substances that have a cumulative negative effect on all who consume
*ALL* cow's milk (regular and 'organic') has 59 active hormones, scores of allergens, fat and
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).
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN
1. 724,859 Heart Disease (think fats/cholesterol:
2. 541,532 Malignant Neoplasms (cancer: think
2a. 250,000 Medical system (drugs/etc. think
3. 158,448 Cerebro-vascular (think meat milk and dairy)
4. 112,584 Bronchitis Emphysema Asthma (think
5. 97,835 Unintentional Injuries and Adverse Effects
6. 91,871 Pneumonia & Influenza (think weak immune systems
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
10. 25,192 Liver Disease (think alcohol and other
(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
Of those 59 hormones one is a powerful GROWTH hormone called Insulin- like Growth Factor ONE
(IGF-1). By a freak of nature it is identical in cows and humans. Consider this hormone to be a "fuel cell" for
any cancer... (the medical world says IGF-1 is a key factor in the rapid growth and proliferation of breast,
prostate and colon cancers, and we suspect that most likely it will be found to promote ALL
IGF-1 is a normal part of ALL milk... the newborn is SUPPOSED to grow quickly! What makes the
50% of obese American consumers think they need MORE growth? Consumers don't think anything about it because
they do not have a clue to the problem... nor do most of our doctors.
(See http://www.notmilk.com/igf1time.txt for a time
Each bite of hard cheese has TEN TIMES whatever was in that sip of milk... because it takes
ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese. Each bite of ice cream has 12 times ... and every swipe of
butter 21 times whatever is contained in the fat molecules in a sip of
MONSANTO AND rbGH
Monsanto Chemical Co., maker of fine poisons such as DDT, agent orange, Roundup and more...
spent around half a billion dollars inventing a shot to inject into cows... to force a cow to produce MORE milk
(for an already glutted taxpayer subsidized market).
Unfortunately, they created *FIVE* errors in their Frankenstein Posilac (rbGH) shot that
direly affected all test animals... but that important report (Richard, Odaglia & Deslex, 1989) has been
hidden from everyone under Clinton's Trade Secrets act. The Canadians read enough of this report (before it was
stolen) to reject rbGH for their country.
Monsanto's Posilac creates additional IGF-1 in milk: up to 80%
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) insists that IGF-1 is destroyed in the stomach. If that
were true, the FDA has proven that breast feeding cannot work. Common sense says their "finding" is ridiculous
because this growth factor DOES make the baby calf grow (rapidly, as mother natured intended). Visit the Dairy
Education Board at http://www.notmilk.com/deb/100399.html to review a DAIRY study that confirms what the FDA has
lied about this for years.
This study involved two groups. One group consuming 12 ounces of milk a day and the other
consuming the USDA recommended allowance of 24 ounces (three cups). This report notes that the participants
consuming 12 ounces more milk per day... HAD A 10% RISE IN IGF-1 IN THEIR BLOOD SERUM! Now, consider that PER
DAY, from ALL sources, the typical milk/dairy consumer ingests approximately 39% of daily diet from dairy... and
that 10% increase becomes the "tip of the iceberg". We have NO idea of the non-dairy versus full-dairy
difference but considering cancer rates... it has to be significant.
Whole milk 49% of the calories are from fat.
"2%" milk 35% of the calories are from fat.
Cheddar cheese 74% of the calories are from fat.
Butter 100% of the calories are from fat.
Most folks suspect that butter is all fat. Most folks have no concept of the just how much fat
is in the rest of milk and dairy. Perhaps the 54% of Americans who are obese need to comprehend that milk, ice
cream, cheeses, yogurts, and all the OTHER products that use milk derivatives (casein, whey, lactose, colostrum)
are most likely a significant cause for their weight and health problem.
Calcium? Where do the COWS get calcium for their big bones? Yes... from plants! The calcium
they consume from plants has a large amount of magnesium... necessary for the body to absorb and USE the
The calcium in cow's milk is basically useless because it has insufficient magnesium content
(those nations with the highest amount of milk/dairy consumption also have the highest rates of osteoporosis.
Proof? How about a controlled study of 78,000 nurses over a period of 12
Read more about it
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/030799.html Article on the 78,000 nurse
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/092098.html CALCIUM AND BONE
http://www.notmilk.com/badbones.html WHO GETS BONE
http://www.notmilk.com/bonehead.txt CRIPPLING BONEHEADS
Cows milk has three times the calcium as does human breast milk. No matter, neither are very
usable because in order to be absorbed and used their MUST be an equal quantity of MAGNESIUM (as exists in the
greens that cows eat to get all the calcium they need for their big bones). Milk has only enough magnesium to
absorb around 11% (33mg per cup) of calcium.
Per the USDA 8 ounces (one cup) of cows milk contains:
Calcium, Ca mg 291.336
Magnesium, Mg mg 32.794
The USDA recommends 1200mg of calcium per day. The USDA recommended three cups of milk a day
only have 900mg of calcium. Some argue that only 1/3 of the magnesium is necessary. Mother nature seems to
suggest it should be one to one. If the ratio for proper absorption were 1/3 magnesium to one calcium then no
more than 300mg of that 900mg of calcium is usable. If, in fact, it is a one to one ratio... only 98.38mg of
calcium is usable.
It is not a matter of how much calcium one ingests... but how much one does not
Milk can be thought of as "liquid meat" because of its high protein content which, in concert
with other proteins, may actually LEACH calcium from the body. Countries that consume high protein diets (meat,
milk and dairy) have the highest rates of osteoporosis.
THE 'WHOLESOME' PROTEIN
87% of milk is water. That makes it VERY expensive
Broken down into its basic groups... WHOLE MILK is:
WATER FAT CASEIN OTHER
87% 3.25% 4% 1% 4.75
(note: that is 3.25% "milkfat" which includes the 87%
80% of the protein in milk is casein. Casein is a powerful binder...
polymer used to make plastics... and a glue that is better used to
sturdy furniture or hold beer bottle labels in place. It is
thousands of processed foods as a binder... as "something"
Casein is a powerful allergen... a histamine that creates lots
mucus. The only medicine in Olympic athlete Flo-Jo's body was
a power antihistamine she took to combat her last meal...
For the whole Flo-Jo story:
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/112398.html for the whole
Cow's milk is allowed to have feces in it. This is a major source for bacteria. Milk is
typically pasteurized more than once before it gets to your table... each time for only 15 seconds at 162
To sanitize water one is told to boil it (212 degrees F) for several minutes. That is a
tremendous disparity, isn't it!
Keep in mind that at room temperature the number of bacteria in milk DOUBLE around every 20
minutes. No wonder milk turns rotten very quickly.
ONE cubic centimeter (cc) of commercial cow's milk is allowed to have up to 750,000 somatic
cells (common name is "PUS") and 20,000 live bacteria... before it is kept off the
That amounts to a whopping 20 million live squiggly bacteria and up to 750 MILLION pus cells
per liter (bit more than a quart).
1 cup = 236.5882cc 177,441,150 pus cells ~ 4,731,600
24 oz (3 glasses) = 532,323,450 pus cells ~ 14,220,000
(the "recommended" daily intake)
The EU and the Canadians allow for a less "tasty" 400,000,000 pus cells per
Typically these levels are lower... but they COULD reach these levels and still get to YOUR
The cholesterol content of those three glasses of milk is equal to what one would get from 53
slices of bacon. Do you know of any doctor who recommends that much bacon per
Is cow's milk and dairy "Kosher"? Consider this:
"D-3 always is derived from an animal. The sunlight reaction that converts
7-dehydrocholesterol to vitamin D-3 is a 'pure' chemical reaction that occurs in your skin in certain
"The provitamin known as 7-dehydrocholesterol is extracted and isolated from the skins of
mammals and purified." (Marian Herbert of the Vitamin D Workshop U of C)
Vitamin D-3 can come from four different sources:
Pig skin, sheep skin, raw fish liver, and pig brains. Most of the time, Vitamin D-3 is
extracted from pig skin and sold to dairy processors.
Short answer to "is milk kosher" - probably not.
Fat and cholesterol. Lots of it. Per the dairy influenced USDA "food pyramid" all milk, dairy
and meats should represent no more than 8% of the diet. Statistically, by volume of sales in a nation of 281
million Americans, it works out to almost 40% of the diet for MILK AND DAIRY.. without the
The milk of each of the over 4,700 mammals on earth is formulated specifically for that
species. There are special lactoferrins and immunoglobulins (cow specific immunizing stuff) that in humans serve
According to Hoards Dairyman (Volume 147, number 4)... 89% of America's dairy herds have the
leukemia virus. (more at
The protein lactalbumin, has been identified as a key factor in diabetes (and a major reason
for NOT giving cows milk to infants).
Mycobacterium paratuberculosis causes a bovine disease called
Cows diagnosed with Johne's Disease have diarrhea, and heavy fecal shedding of bacteria. This
bacteria becomes cultured in milk, and is not destroyed by pasteurization. Occasionally, the milk-borne bacteria
will begin to grow in the human host, and the results are irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's
There may also be prions (pronounced PREons) in the milk and meat. This is crystalline
substance that acts like a virus... with an "incubation" period of from 5 to 30 years. The end result is MAD COW
Large fat molecules cannot get through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream. The cream no
longer rises... because homogenization breaks up those large molecules into small ones that DO get into the
bloodstream! This becomes an expressway for any fat-borne toxins (lead, dioxin's, etc.) into your (otherwise)
most protected organs.
How does this impact humans who consume cow's milk and dairy? Obesity (over 50% of Americans
and rising), heart disease, cancer, allergies, digestive problems, diabetes, asthma, desensitization to
antibiotics, behavioral problems, and the constant ingestion of dioxin's, herbicides, pesticides (and anything
else the cow eats that is not good for any critter), that winds up getting stored in HUMAN fat... is not healthy
by any measure.
Those who resist believing the truth should understand that MOST of the world's population
CANNOT tolerate the lactose in cow's milk. Up to 95% of the black population, around 53% of the Hispanics, etc.)
So much for cow's milk being "natures perfect food" for humans! Mother nature knows
Common sense question: Where was this massive "milk is a must" before refrigeration,
pasteurization and mass transportation? Back when cows gave only 1-4 pounds a day it was quickly made into
BUTTER and cheese! Now that those same cows have been tweaked and shot-up with Posilac to produce up to 55 or
more pounds of milk per day... almost all year long... it is suddenly (after many thousands of years) a daily
There are around 9.2 million dairy cows in the United states. Each dairy cow ingests around
330 pounds of feed (perhaps 50 pounds) and water (around 280 pounds or 33 gallons) per day. Allowing for the
best dairy production of 55 pounds of milk per day (over ten times what mother nature designed the cow to
produce) that means that what remains becomes "slurry".
That means around 275 pound of urine and feces per day... per cow, for a daily total of 2.53
BILLION pounds of pollution. Per year... that amounts to around 923 billion pounds of UNTREATED pollution
entering our streams, rivers, lakes... and drinking water systems.
Cows are hot-blooded mammals. Like all other mammals they pass gas. Somewhat like elephants
their compartmented digestive system is rather inefficient... which leads to the creation of MORE gas. During a
Discovery Channel documentary on elephants a parting quip was that the average adult elephant passes enough
methane gas per day to run a car about 20 miles.
Cows are not much better. The English New Scientist (page 5 -31.8.96) mentions that cattle
produce around 48 kilograms (105 pounds) of methane each per year and that more bubbles out of the animals'
manure. Dairy cows eat more because they produce milk. With 9.2 million dairy cows times a minimum of 100 pounds
of methane gas per year... that amounts almost a billion pounds of methane gas released into the atmosphere each
year. With around 100 million beef cattle... pigs, sheep, and other "factory farmed" animals it should not be
difficult to fathom the extent of this problem.
This means that "Beef is a greenhouse-intensive food" and a major cause of global warming
(with dairy a significant part of the problem).
Another major point
"Milk is a very strong pollutant: it is about 400 times more polluting than untreated sewage.
To put it another way, 1,000 gallons of milk has the same polluting potential as the untreated sewage from a
town of 7,000 people." Morlais Owen. Chief Scientist for Welsh Water. North Wales Weekly News.
Q: What is WHEY?
A: Whey results when the FAT and CASEIN are removed from
In making cheese, the curds become the cheese.
Whey's main components are bovine serum albumin and
There are other hormones contained in whey.
Q: What happens to the:
59 hormones, scores of allergens herbicides, pesticides,
up to 52 antibiotics
When made into cheese?
A: Everything gets concentrated.
When made into butter?
A: The allergens get lost: but the dioxin's and
pesticides and antibiotics remain in the fat.
In the digestive system?
A: Steroid hormones survive, as do dioxins and
In homogenized milk, protein hormones survive... depending upon
gastric pH, some protein hormones in cheese survive, but not
eleven steroid hormones survive.
AND WHAT HAPPENS
Eventually, everything is broken down, but not before the chemical messengers (hormones)
"deliver their message."
Each of those hormones and proteins acts differently and has different rates of degradation.
BOTTOM LINE... they all survive to a certain degree... and the effects are
OTHER HEALTH-TRASHING SUBSTANCES IN COW'S
Whey: Blood proteins. Bovine serum lactalbumin has been identified as a trigger for diabetes
and other autoimmune diseases.
Lactose: Two sugars. Glucose and galactose. Galactose has been indentified as a trigger for
glaucoma. There are several columns that cover lactose (covering galactose and
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/090599.txt Dr. Gordon: Heart
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/629 Lactose is
Colostrum (cow's first milk): Loaded with hormones, particularly IGF-I, along with loads of
immunizing agents for COW DISEASES.
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"It's not natural for humans to drink cow's milk. Humans milk is for humans. Cow's milk is for
calves. You have no more need of cow's milk than you do rats milk, horses milk or elephant's milk. Cow's milk is
a high fat fluid exquisitely designed to turn a 65 lb baby calf into a 400 lb cow. That's what cow's milk is
for!" --Dr Michael Klaper MD
"I no longer recommend dairy products after the age of 2 years. Other calcium sources offer
many advantages that dairy products do not have." --Dr. Benjamin Spock
OTHER BAD NEWS
http://www.dorway.com aspartame (Equal/Nutrasweet) This fake sweetener is not an effective
diet aid and it was NEVER proven to be safe. Think 92 FDA complied symptoms (including death see
http://www.truthinlabeling.org MSG this flavor enhancer kissing-cousin mind-blower to
aspartame has 30 different names. Aspartame was used in the testing placebos BEFORE it was legal (see
Why is American Milk Banned in Europe?
American dairy milk is genetically-modified unless it’s
Genetically-engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in milk increases cancer
American dairy farmers inject rBGH to dairy cows to increase milk
European nations and Canada have banned rBGH to protect citizens
from IGF-1 hazards.