Don't Drink Your Milk!
New Frightening Medical Facts about the World's
Most Overrated Nutrient
by Frank Oski, M.D.
Frank A. Oski, MD, is the former physician-in-chief of John Hopkins Children's
Center and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at John
Hopkins University School of Medicine. According to him, you might want
to turn a deaf ear to the "Got Milk?" commercials.
To give you an idea of how important the topic
might be, consider this paragraph from page 3 of Don't Drink Your Milk!
Among physicians, so much concern has
been voiced about the potential hazards of cow milk that the Committee
on Nutrition of the prestigious American Academy of Pediatrics, the institutional
voice of practicing pediatricians, released a report entitled, "Should
Milk Drinking by Children Be Discouraged?" Although the Academy's answer
to this question has (as of this writing) been a qualified "maybe," the
fact that the question was raised at all is testimony to the growing concern
about this product, which for so long was viewed as sacred as the proverbial
goodness of mother and apple pie.
Does drinking milk help prevent osteoporosis because
of the calcium it contains? Chapter 6 deals with that topic. Strange as it may
sound, both Africans and African-Americans consume less calcium and milk,
and yet have greater bone density and less osteoporosis than Caucasians
in America. While Americans get 807 mg. of calcium each day from drinking
milk, the average citizen of Ghana gets but 8 mg. As Dr. Oski points out,
this low amount has made them "neither toothless nor lying about immobilized
because of repeated bone fractures" (p. 50).
And that's just scratching the surface.
Here's a listing of the table of contents:
- Milk Is a Natural
- Fifty Cents for a Quart of Intestinal Gas!
- Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk
- Can Fat Be Fatal?
- The alternatives—Two Sides To The Story
- The Calcium Scare
- Do You Really Want a Resume of the Cow's Lunch?
- Beware of the Cow
- Milk Has Something for Everybody
- Milk and the Tension-Fatigue Syndrome
- What to Do Instead
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