Dairy: Essential Nutrition or Health Saboteur?

A presentation by Joseph Keon, Ph.D. North Americans are some of the least healthy people on Earth today, and much of the problem stems from poor dietary choices inspired by nutritional myths. Perhaps the biggest nutritional myth of all is that which says humans need the milk of a cow to be healthy.

Joseph Keon, author of Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth about Cow’s Milk and Your Health, will show how North Americans unwittingly sabotage their health every day by drinking milk, how our obsession with calcium is unwarranted, and that the inclusion of dairy products in the diet may increase the risk of serious diseases, including prostate, breast, and ovarian cancers, Crohn¹s disease, and osteoporosis.

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6 Responses to Dairy: Essential Nutrition or Health Saboteur?

  1. my p2p February 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

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  3. Carroll March 3, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  4. Rozanne Chavarria April 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Very good post. I am presently handling some of these challenges as well.

  5. dadang May 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Like many others I bhugot this book looking to lose weight and improve my health. I had read reviews and people seemed to really like it. Then I read about half of the book. I started to doubt the author after reading how much he was really against meat, dairy, and seemingly against carbs coming from whole grains. Here’s the issue I have: those things are essential to your diet! Let’s take a look at the meat issue. Building muscle is a key component to losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight, but you can’t do that without protein. Guess what your best source of protein is? Meat! Next we have the dairy issue. Not only is dairy another great source of protein, it also has calcium and bacteria that your body needs. Lastly we have the confusing carb issue. First he goes on saying that whole grains are good for you, but then he discoruages eating whole grains and limits them severely. He goes on touting the wonders of fruits and vegetables, and he is right, they are wonderful and we all need more of them in our diet, but basing your diet off of them solely makes it an incomplete diet. Whole grains are a great source of carbs (which ps your body runs off of primarily) and they are a far superior source of fiber. I think what is ironic is that he’s writing this book tooting his horn about how his diet cures all these diseases, yet the diet he proposes will only seemingly set you up for other health issues. For example, no more than 1200 calories? For most people that is just not healthy. Go look on any nutritional website or through any health book (not diet book) and they’ll say if you’re exercising and you lead a busy lifestyle, most people will need at least 1500. Next we have the metabolism bit. Apparently having a slow metabolism and being prone to putting on weight is going to help you live longer. Sorry, something in that water ain’t clean. Lastly he forbids you from snacking between meals. For some people that’s okay, but nowadays when you look at any diet book they encourage you to eat something small between your meals. It’s not good to let yourself get so hungry you’re ravenous. If you need an apple between lunch and dinner then have a damn apple! Our tummies rumble and tell us we’re hungry for a reason! But according to him we should get so hungry that we feel it in our mouths and throats. Yeah, it’s called I’ve had that happen before and I thought I was going to vomit and pass out. It’s not good to let yourself get hungry. This book just seems like it is going to starve people and set them up with nutritional deficencies. A much better diet type of book that I would recommend would be The Abs Diet or even the book The New Rules for Lifting. Much better and much more sound AND researched information.

  6. Febrie July 22, 2012 at 11:52 am #

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