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I was browsing a local forum recently and came across a group of young people discussing what brand of fresh milk is the best, and cheapest. I can understand the need to watch one’s budget, especially when one is young and starting out on a career, but I think they missed a very important point – milk may not be necessarily good for them. I couldn’t resist penning a response to the topic, which I reproduce below:

“Medium to long term consumption of dairy (and this includes fresh milk) has now been proven to cause breast cancer in women and prostrate cancer in men.

The notion that we should drink milk for calcium so as to prevent brittle bones has since been debunked by a study undertaken by Harvard University. This is just but one article on it: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0820/is_n243/ai_19986663/

As to the reasons why we have been brainwashed to think that dairy is good for us, now that’s a long story. Do your research. All I will say here is that it involves the big farms, the big companies that produce these dairy products. In short, its about BIG profits.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with milk from cows, or goats, for the matter. Similarly, there is nothing much wrong to consume red meat now and then. It is not the animal’s fault. It is the way we do farming now, especially the way we feed these animals. Long ago, cows and goats ate GRASS. Now they eat a mixture of corn, soy and wheat – basically junk food for animals. What happens when these animals eat this junk food? Their bodies become imbalanced – they now have much, much more omega 6 in their bodies compared to omega 3. If they ate grass, God and nature had intended that there is a perfect balance of omega 3 and omega 6 intake (a balance close to 1/1). If they eat corn and soy, the resulting imbalance in our bodies (yes, after consuming their milk or meat) is as much as 1/15, even 1/40. If you want to know what this does to your body, go research. A clue – cancer.

I have not even mentioned about the pellets they feed to pigs and chicken and cows. Add all this up and you will get my drift.

So here we are, eating all this dairy, supposedly good for us and enjoying our steaks. What we are actually putting into our bodies are zero nutrients, bad omega 6 and best of all – chemicals (that the animals consume).

I do not mean to be a bringer of negative news. After all, its your own body and your health and that shouldn’t be my business. 

Just thought you should be informed. 

P.S. Forget about asking doctors about nutrition. Most of them know next to nothing about it. They DO NOT TEACH nutrition in medical schools, period. Want proof? Ask any relative or friend who has undergone major surgery, especially for cancer. When they ask their doctors what they can eat after the surgery, 99% of doctors will advise “Eat anything you want.” So go ahead and eat your bak kut teh, steaks, satay, char kway teow, barbecued delights, etc…..”

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