It’s crazy that most people believe that consuming cow’s milk is good for their bones when in fact the opposite is true.
“Milk is touted for preventing osteoporosis, yet clinical research shows otherwise. The Harvard Nurses’ Health Study,1 which followed more than 75,000 women for 12 years, showed no protective effect of increased milk consumption on fracture risk. In fact, increased intake of calcium from dairy products was associated with a higher fracture risk. An Australian study2 showed the same results. Additionally, other studies3-4 have also found no protective effect of dairy calcium on bone.”
That quote is from this article entitled “Understanding the problems with dairy products” and also mentions eight great reasons to eliminate dairy products. I encourage everyone to read it.
I also recommend people learn about The China Study.
The findings? “People who ate the most animal-based foods got the most chronic disease … People who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease. These results could not be ignored,” said Dr. Campbell. It’s the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted. The authors conclude that diets high in animal protein (including casein in cow’s milk) are strongly linked to diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes.
So how should you get calcium to build bones? Read “Promoting lifelong bone health: Healthful calcium sources for building bones”.