In a study that compared 42 countries, milk and cheese consumption was strongly linked to the rate of testicular cancer. They also linked dairy consumption to the increased death rates from prostate cancer (from near zero per 100,000 men to seven per 100,000 men today over the last 5 decades) and mentioned the link between dairy and breast cancer.
While we seems to recognize that breast cancer is linked with high-fat, animal-based diets, are you aware that breast cancer is pretty rare in countries with the lowest dairy consumption? This is because of the extra estrogen in milk. Natural estrogen are 100,000 times more potent than environmental estrogen and today’s cow’s milk is full of in them.
Why do cow’s milk have so much estrogen in it?
Because dairy farmers milk their cows about 300 days per year. For much of that time the cows are pregnant to produce more cows. As pregnancy progresses, the estrogen content of their milk increases. So milk from cows in the late stage of pregnancy can contain up to 33 times as much of the hormone estrogen as milk from non-pregnant cows. This high content of estrogen is also believed to be one of the reasons teenage girls menstruation start age went from 14 to 12.
Milk and Osteoporosis
We have been made to believe that milk makes our bones strong. It is a fact that milk contains calcium, but as I already stated, tofu has double the calcium in a smaller serving. Also, dairy and meat make your body release calcium, so what you put in is wiped out by what your body releases. This is why dairy and meat consumption are the chief causes of osteoporosis. Instead of depleting your bones, eat plenty of vegetables, seeds, greens, and beans, such as:
- Collard greens
- Sesame seeds
- Sea vegtables