After reading the sample chapter, I am left hoping that the rest of the book was better "fact checked" by the author/editor -- the very first assertion the author makes, that humans need 180 days to double their birth weight, is incorrect (even if you allow for slight discrepancies between breastfed and bottlefed babies). It only takes about 90 days for a human to double its birthweight. (You can look up the WHO's growth charts online to check). I am in complete agreement that cow's milk is not a human food, but the campaign against dairy isn't helped by wildly inaccurate supporting data!
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Radha: Here's a link to the ScienceDaily.com article I read.
Pretty scary stuff, I'd say. I haven't heard a word from our government on this, and don't expect to, unless someone takes them to court.
Can't wait to read the book! The dairy industry is insidious and one of those topics I find most frustrating to talk about because the myths of dairy as an ideal food (or too delicious to give up) are so prevalent.
It took me years to wean myself off dairy even though I was lactose intolerant. When I told my doctor at the time that I was planning to eliminate dairy from my diet I got a scare-tactic lecture on how I needed to take calcium supplements lest I risk becoming susceptible to osteoporosis and a host of other maladies. Of course, there was no mention of plant-based sources of calcium.
When I see first-hand the rates of lactose intolerance in communities of color, then go inside public school cafeterias where every child is REQUIRED to have a carton of milk on their tray, disgusts me to no end. And when people buy the lies from Weston A. Price advocates of raw milk to the U.S. government-supported National Dairy Council, it makes work like Dr. Keon's that much more timely and important.
/end rant :P
The director of my local library agreed to buy a copy of this book, shortly after I sent her this VegSource article.
Woops. Here's an update. Just the other day, I heard on a morning TV program, that babies fed cow's milk formula gained weight much faster than breast-fed babies. They think feeding cow's milk formula to babies can lead to obesity, later in life. Maybe they also compared cow's milk to soy formula. I'll have to find that study.
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