NaturalNews.com have just posted a very interesting article by naturalnews Dr. Walter Willett, M.D., Ph.D, a top nutritionist at Harvard University.
According to Dr. Mark Hyman, milk and dairy products in general are something that people should avoid at all costs. Not only is milk a pro-inflammatory food, but it’s also counter-intuitive in terms of strengthening bones and reducing one’s risk of disease, and here are some reasons why:
1) The calcium in milk isn’t as bone-protective as we’ve all been led to believe. Studies show that vitamin D, magnesium and other nutrients are more important for strengthening bones than calcium. And the calcium in milk, when consumed by itself, may actually increase one’s risk of bone problems.
2) Processed dairy lacks the enzymes needed for proper digestion. When milk is pasteurized, the lactase enzyme that digests lactose is destroyed, which is why many people now suffer from lactose intolerance, and can’t stomach dairy products without supplemental support.
3) Drinking processed milk can actually increase your risk of cancer. That’s right, the calcium in milk has been shown to increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer by up to 50 percent. Milk consumption also increases levels of insulin-like growth factor-1, or IGF-1, a hormone that’s known to promote the development of cancer.