The dairy industry
would claim that milk is protective against breast cancer, citing
a recent study from Norway. However, there are a number of other
studies implicating IGF (insulin-like growth factor) in milk as
a tumor promoter in humans.
I found dairy
consumption to have a lower correlation with breast cancer than
animal source Calories in general:
Cancer and the
Vegetarian Diet http://www.vegsource.com/harris/cancer_vegdiet.htm
are other negative aspects of cow's milk?
in cow's milk are highly allergenic and have been implicated in
infant colic, eczema, otitis media, and insulin dependent diabetes.
are positive aspects, if any?
Cow's milk has
lots of calcium on a calcium/weight basis. However, if one sorts
the USDA nutrient database by calcium/Calorie, the first dairy product
doesn't appear until ~ 46 after numerous leafy green vegetables.
you recommend drinking cow's milk for any reason?
you have other comments to add?
I didn't find
out how allergic I am to milk until I switched from lacto-vegetarian
to vegan in 1964, at which time my allergies cleared up and I stopped
catching cold six times a year. On several occasions since then
I have accidentally consumed dairy products and the allergies returned
immediately, the colds following within three days.
there anything else I should be asking?
Where do all
the nutrients essential to humans originate? Ans: In the plants
the cow ate. All animal foods are second hand nutrition.
received a degree in physics from the University of California Berkeley,
where he earned Phi Beta Kappa honors. He received his degree in
medicine from the University of California at San Francisco, and
received his postgraduate training at San Diego County Hospital.
He holds a Medical License in the State of Hawaii. He has been an
Emergency Department physican since 1963, and the Director of the
Kaiser Permanente Vegan Lifestyle Clinic on Oahu until his retirement
in 1998. Dr. Harris is the author of The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism.
addition, he was the 1950 Big Ten Trampoline Champion, is an accomplished
hangglider and commercial pilot, and at age 70 became a skydiver
with 108 jumps to date. Dr. Harris has been vegetarian since 1950,
and vegan since 1963.