Remember how many times Mom told you to finish your milk?
That’s because we thought (and were told) milk was a healthy, all-American beverage—as “wholesome” as apple pie.
And while it’s true that calcium is essential for our bones, dairy milk is not truly the best source… and some wonder if it’s actually a truly “healthy” source.
Scientists from the prestigious Loma Linda University in California studied 53,000 healthy, cancer-free North American women over an eight-year period.
And they just published their astonishing findings: women who drink two or more cups of milk daily increase their risk of breast cancer by up to 80%!
In fact, according to this study, consuming even a small amount of milk significantly spikes your risk of breast cancer!
Their results showed:
One cup of milk = 50% increased risk
1/4 to 1/3 of a cup = 30% increased risk
How can milk be so harmful?
Because of the synthetic hormones that are given to cows to increase milk production—and profits for the multi-billion-dollar dairy industry.
According to the study’s lead author Dr. Gary Fraser, Professor of Cardiology and Nutrition at Loma Linda University:
“The possible reasons for these associations between breast cancer and dairy milk may be the sex hormone content of dairy milk, as the cows are of course lactating, and often about 75% of the dairy herd is pregnant. Breast cancer in women is a hormone-responsive cancer.
“Further, intake of dairy and other animal proteins is also associated with higher blood levels of a hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which is thought to promote certain cancers.”
Even the American Cancer Society cautions:
“Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) is a synthetic hormone that is marketed to dairy farmers to increase milk production in cows. It has been used in the United States since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993, but its use is not permitted in the European Union, Canada, and some other countries.
“The rBGH hormone stimulates a cow's milk production by increasing levels of another hormone known as insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1).
But that’s not all
“Cows treated with rBGH tend to develop more udder infections. These cows are given more antibiotics than cows not given rBGH.”
It’s obvious—By drinking dairy milk you are increasing your exposure to dangerous chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics.
So much for a drink that is supposed to be good for us!
Thankfully, Dr. Fraser’s research team found that non-dairy milk—soy, almond, and oat—are healthy alternatives.
What other health risks does dairy milk pose?
According to the respected non-profit advocacy group, the National Resources Defense Council:
“PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals are used to make a variety of products such as nonstick pans, stain-resistant rugs, water-repellent clothing, and food packaging.
“Exposure has been linked to serious conditions, including cancer, colitis, thyroid disorders, and suppressed immune systems in children.
“Farmers spread sludge (containing PFAS) on their fields, plants take the contaminants up from the soil, and then cows eat the grass in great amounts, concentrating the PFAS, which end up in their milk.
“Milk containing PFAS tends to be particularly potent because the substances bioaccumulate in cows.”
What can you do to rid your body of these dangerous toxins?
Substitute animal-based proteins with healthy, plant-based protein sources.
And give yourself a restorative, deep-cleansing detox that’s formulated to eliminate chemicals and heavy metals, encourage the removal of parasites, increase nutrient absorption, and boost your immune health.