Pesticide Residues Dairy products have six times higher
pesticide residues than the average non-animal food products.
(See graph on page 317 of Diet for New America, by John Robbins)
2) Antibiotics are routinely added to the feed of cows.
This comes through in the milk and meat. This can 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 hormones are routinely administered
to cows. Residues are transmitted to people. Possible consequences
of this are cancer, premature sexual maturation of girls and
boys, behavior disorders connected to uncertain and confused
sexual identities, an expanding assortment of sexual aberrations
indicating that human hormonal systems are being affected
Congestion Dairy products are mucous producing and involved
in many instances of allergies, sinus congestion, postnasal
drip, bronchial and lung congestion.
Prostate Cancer Milk and cheese are specifically identified
(along with eggs) as risk factors for fatal prostate cancer
(American Journal of Epidemiology, August 1984). Prostate
problems are very widespread in men over 40 years of age,
increasing in probability with age.
Uterine Fibroids The 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. (See "Food as Healing", by Annmarie
Multiple Sclerosis Dairy products are implicated as a
causative factor in Multiple Sclerosis. (See pages 279-282
of "Diet for New America", by John Robbins)
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. (See McDougall's Medicine, by John McDougall)
Lactose intolerance is a condition of lacking the digestive
enzyme "lactase" which digests the carbohydrate portion of
dairy products known as lactose or milk sugar. This commonly
causes headaches, gas, abdominal pain and cramps. This affects
5 -10% of Caucasian adults, 70% of Black adults, both in America
and Africa, and many Asian adults. (See "Incidence of Lactase
Deficiency in Ulcerative Colitis", Gastroenterology, 53:890,
Saturated Fat The fat content of dairy products is saturated
fat. This 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
No Fiber Dairy products also contain NO FIBER, potentially
contributing to constipation, hemorrhoids and colon cancer.
Colic in babies can be caused by antibodies in cows milk.
This can happen even if the baby is breast-fed and the mother
consumes dairy products. (Pediatrics. April 1991)
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 anemic "tender veal."
consuming dairy products for two months as a test.
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