What’s In A Glass Of Milk? Learn
About Bovine Growth Hormone (BHT)
For quite a while, many of us have heard it’s best to avoid drinking milk.
Research tells us that milk is not the healthy food that we have been led to believe.
If you think about it, Human Beings are the only creatures on the planet that continues to drink milk after the
weaning process has ended; and it is not even the milk from the same species that we consume.
However, Milk is big business and continues to be a major part of our diets. We have constantly been told if we
want to grow to be healthy and strong, with strong calcium rich bones, then a glass of milk – every day is the answer.
This is a result of advertising and media campaigns that are driven by businesses such as corporate farmers, milk
producers, co-operatives and associations.
The only milk that will actually do this for us is breast milk, not cow’s milk; and we stop drinking breast milk
as infants, and that is the way that it should be. We don’t need milk to continue growing and be healthy. Cows don’t
even continue to drink cow’s milk once they have been weaned, and they appear to grow just fine without it.
The U.S. has one of the highest rates of Osteoporosis in the world, as well as being one of the largest consumers
of dairy products. Is there a connection here? Recent research suggests that there is.
Beyond healthy calcium, do you know what is in a glass of milk and what affects it has on us?
Professor Loren Cordain, a PHD from the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the Colorado State University
says that milk is the cause of spiked insulin levels and increases the risk of prostate cancer. In recent experiments
where Dr. Cordain investigated the effects of a glass of whole or skim milk on the bloodstream of healthy student
volunteers, he was amazed at the resulting increases in the insulin levels.
Insulin levels increased in the same amount as they would after eating a slice of white bread or a bag of M&Ms.
This is alarming news if you overweight or obese, and terrifying if you are diabetic.
Nutritionists consider “White” carbohydrates to be harmful because of their high glycemic index; this
causes the blood sugar or glucose to rise after consuming these products
Foods with a high glycemic index are known to produce an unhealthy high insulin response. Sudden increases of insulin
in the bloodstream cause a sudden drop in glucose levels that results in sudden and often ravenous hunger. The bodies
other reactions to this can be fatigue, increased fat around the midsection and even an increase in the speed and
We are encouraged by nutritionists to avoid foods with a high glycemic index such as white flour, white bread, white
rice and table sugar and are guided towards other foods including seafood, lean meat and fruit and vegetables, which
have a low glycemic index. Cow’s milk is unique in that is does not have a high glycemic index, however it produces
an effect that is keeping with those foods that do.
With the results of this study Dr. Cordain warns the medical profession against recommending milk consumption for
adults at risk of conditions related to insulin resistance such as obesity, coronary artery disease, hypertension
These findings only relate to organic milk or natural milk. There is also another known problem with the link between
cancer and rBGH, a bovine growth hormone that is given to most of the milk cows in the U.S. to raise the levels of
milk output. Research studies throughout the world have linked milk from rBGH cows to prostate cancer and there are
also concerns about a link to breast and ovarian cancer.
New Zealand, Australia and Japan have banned the use of BHT – Bovine Growth Hormone, Canada will not approve it
and the EU has a moratorium against its use and continues to maintain this. The EU also prohibits the sale of any
products from rBGH cows. The farmers in these places get along very well without it, however the big business in
the U.S. keep on using this hormone that is going into the systems of people all over the land.
Milk production in the U.S. has become a cruel and inhumane business with farms becoming milk factories with cows
locked in stall that they never leave. With modern technology and genetic manipulation it is not uncommon for a cow
to produce up to 10 times the natural amount; that is 100 pounds of milk every day.
Dairy farming in the U.S. is not green fields and pastures. It is sheds, stalls and as much milk from a cow as is
possible. The cows are artificially inseminated every year, fed with bovine growth hormone (BHT) and subjected to
unnatural milking schedules. Cow’s udders become so large and heavy that they actually drag on the ground. The damage
this causes results in infections and diseases, which are fixed with, a good dose of antibiotics, which are also
in the milk that is produced. This also causes the milk to contain pus, cow’s blood, pesticides and anything else
that is around on these “farms”.
Got Milk? Then you have a cocktail of chemicals, hormones, medications and all sorts of lovely things that are not
natural to start with, and we don’t even need the natural milk to begin with.
Natural milk and organic milk is not as bad, but it is produced to feed calves, not people. Like all mammals cows
produce their milk to feed their young, and then they are weaned of it, it seems that people never get out of the
weaning process, but at what cost?
Research is continuing into the relationship between cow’s milk and the human body. The evidence is building against
the use of rBGH and hopefully the FDA and USDA will finally do something about it.
Next time you are going to enjoy a nice glass of milk; perhaps you should stop and think about what is actually
in the glass. Just because it is white, it does not mean that it is pure and healthy. It just may be doing more harm
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