Studies over the past ten years have led researchers to believe that there is a direct correlation between milk consumption and ailments including breast and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as bowel obstructions and prepubescent growth.
Many argue that man has been consuming milk for thousands of years.
Only for the last fifty years, though, has man begun to add hormones, such as biosynthetic bovine growth hormone (rBGH), to dairy cows’ systems.
Because of such high strains to maximize profits, business and agriculture are looking in many directions to get the most for their money.
Examples of this can be found in foods such as eggs, where hormones are added to make the shell stronger so it will not break in transit, and milk, where cows are treated with antibiotics in order to produce larger quantities of milk.
The rBGH hormones, such as those found in Posilac, are given to cows in order to produce more milk, in some cases doubling milk production. This is the primary cause of contaminants in the milk produced.
Next, since the cow’s bodies are not suited to produce so much milk, they often develop mastitis, an infection of their udders. This requires a hormone cream, which is the second contaminant.
One or both of these additional hormones leads to the mechanistic production of Insulin-Like Growth Factor, the third contaminant in milk.
It is a domino effect that could be prevented simply by not giving the cows rBGH to produce more milk
Studies conducted by Dr. Samuel S. Epstein correlate cow consumption of rBGH to elevated levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor I (IGF-1) in milk.
This disproves one of the industry’s claims that pasteurization removes all toxic residues in milk. This study actually suggests that it enhances the effectiveness of IGF-1.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) argues that milk contains a healthy balance of fat, calories, and protein, as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and calcium. Milk should be consumed as part of a balanced diet everyday.
The USDA even offers the nutritional information right on the container of every gallon of milk produced.
But what about the ingredients that are not listed: conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), estrogen, insulin-like growth factor I, and biosynthetic bovine growth hormone?
These are nowhere to be found on the dietary info chart, nor on the list of ingredients.