When the TV tells you ‘Milk has plenty of calcium, you will get strong bones’ or……..‘You will grow tall if you drink milk’, we seem to feel comfortable with the idea of daily milk consumption. Even when we are aware of how unrealistic the marketing campaigns can be we continue to drink cows milk because….. it’s what we do.
This article is going to show the link between milk consumption and osteoporosis. But first, to clear away some ambiguity, let’s look at why marketing campaigns seem so fixated on ‘Calcium’ and the strong bones notion, which is constantly echoed throughout commercials and slapped on dairy labels.
According to Natural News, Governments set up Commodity Promotions Boards that tax specific product purchases. These boards use the revenue from these purchases to promote those same products. The “Got Milk?” campaign is one of those advertisements.
“In essence, the government taxes milk producers to pay for milk advertisements. The milk producers don’t necessarily pay this tax: this tax is passed on to the consumers. A vicious circle of government taxation ensues. Taxes are used to pay for advertisements. Those advertisements are used to coerce the masses to pay for the very products that are taxing them, and destroying their health simultaneously.”
Although this particular taxation may not happen in your country, it is another fine example of the government taking advantage of product purchases to add to their benefit.
Now for the bad bad news……firstly the realization that humans are the only species on the planet who consume another species milk should make one ponder over the health benefits milk offers us in the first place.
According to Vivian Goldschmidt, MA, “Milk is an acidifying animal protein and like other animal proteins, has a positive potential renal acid load, which triggers a protective biological reaction to neutralize all the damaging acidic protein before it reaches the kidneys.
The body is designed for survival, so it sacrifices bone density to protect the kidneys and urinary tract because these parts are essential to survival. The most readily available source of acid neutralizer is in the bones. So even though milk contains calcium, it ends up sapping your bones of that crucial mineral.”
So…drink calcium enriched milk to loose calcium?? How does this work?
Vivian explains that like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body pH, which in turn triggers a biological correction. Calcium in general is an excellent acid neutralizer and the biggest storage of calcium in the body is ‘in the bones’. So the very same calcium that our bones need to stay strong is utilized to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk.
The answer is YES! Drink calcium enriched milk and loose calcium. Your body will fail to absorb the calcium from milk since the body is focused on neutralizing the ‘milk acid’ with our body’s own calcium. Vivian’s ‘save our bones’ article exposes the strong link between milk consumption and osteoporosis when promotions we see show the contrary.
So the big question is, how do we prevent osteoporosis, or in other words, how do we keep our bones from dissolving. Simple, stop the consumption pasteurized milk, or at least stop daily consumption of milk and opt for almond milk or other acid neutralizers and body PH alkalizing foods such as broccoli, spinach and cabbage.
In a nutshell, the higher your acidic food intake is the higher your chances of osteoporosis will be. View this chart on how to balance your PH to heal your body for more information.