Pasteurized milk is the number one allergen and is associated in the medical literature with allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, frequent ear infections and auto-immune disease. A new study finds that milk does little to strengthen bones and can double the risk of early death. Research published in The British Medical Journal tracked over sixty thousand women and forty-five thousand men for twenty years; it found no reduction in broken bones for those who consumed the most milk. Women who drank three glasses or more per day were twice as likely to die early as those who consumed less than one (BMJ. 2014 Oct 28;349). The study was carried out in Sweden, where all the milk is pasteurized. The truth is, industrial processing has ruined Nature’s perfect food, making it toxic, rather than health-promoting. The milk industry, which scratches its head about the relentless decline in milk consumption (down four percent in 2013), need look no further than this.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Winter 2014