Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Why do some osteoporosis organizations recommend milk?

Have a look at the website of just about any osteoporosis organization and you will see that they recommend dairy milk as a good source of calcium (and by implication a good way of combating osteoporosis).

Here’s an example:  In a press release issued today Professor Dr Chan Siew Pheng, the vice-president of the Malaysian Osteoporosis Society, says:  “High-calcium milk is a good source of calcium and anybody who does not want to have weak bones has to have sufficient calcium in their diet.”

Why do some osteoporosis organizations do this?  Why do they promote dairy milk and calcium by making such announcements?  This question is important because, as explained in The Milk Imperative, all the latest scientific research is saying that dairy milk consumption does not help prevent osteoporosis.  The only research that favours dairy milk is research funded by the pharmaceutical or dairy industries (as this helps them sell more milk and calcium supplements).

And this is a clue!  Check the funding of osteoporosis organizations (or the financial interests of Board members) and you will usually find “links” to pharmaceutical or dairy industries.  The Milk Imperative proves beyond any doubt that consuming more milk and taking calcium supplements has a dramatic effect on the body, greatly increasing the risk of osteoporosis.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Cow's milk intolerance

On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 Reuters issued a press release titled ‘Cow's milk intolerance rare in young adults.’.  Here is a summary:

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young adults with gastrointestinal disturbances may blame cow's milk for their symptoms. While some type of allergic reaction may be involved, Finnish researchers report, intolerance to cow's milk is usually not the cause.

The researchers in Finland surveyed 827 young people and concluded that some type of allergic reaction to food may cause gastrointestinal symptoms, but that cow's milk is rarely the cause.  SOURCE: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, December 2005.

This research fails to indicate whether intestinal discomfort was reported by the milk drinkers.  Only severe gastrointestinal symptoms were tested over a short period.  Furthermore, the research merely involved asking people to fill in a questionnaire.  Any serious study into this subject needs to carry out long-term tests.  Also, the funding for this research is not disclosed, making the validity and objectivity of the research somewhat suspect.  As shown in the book The Milk Imperative, virtually all serious studies into dairy milk allergies clearly show that regular consumption of milk does indeed cause gastrointestinal disturbances.  Free ebook: Osteoporosis Can Be Prevented

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Want To Ward Off Osteoporosis As You Age?

reported on 2 December 05 that “adding a little magnesium to your diet may ward off osteoporosis as you age. A study conducted by the American Geriatrics Society indicates adding a daily dose of 100 milligrams of magnesium could increase bone mineral density by 2 percent per day. Results of were better in white patients. Doctors say a difference in the way the body metabolizes calcium in blacks and whites may account for the discrepancy.”

This is pure baloney:  clearly it is important to get magnesium in your diet and it may well ward off osteoporosis.  But to conclude that blacks and whites ‘metabolize’ calcium differently is complete nonsense.  As proven in The Milk Imperative, blacks living in cold climates get less vitamin D (becasuse of skin pigmentation) and blacks are more lactose intolerant than whites.  These factors affect rates of osteoporosis, not calcium metabolism.  For more information on this subject you can a free ebook: Osteoporosis Can Be Prevented.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Raw milk not good for health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that raw milk is dangerous, possibly carrying deadly pathogens such as campolybacter, salmonella and E. coli.
But supporters of raw milk say "it is the safest milk in the world" (source: Ron Schmid, author of "The Untold Story of Milk").  Selling raw milk for human consumption is legal in 28 US states, according to the Weston A. Price Foundation, a raw milk advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Five states allow raw milk for animal consumption, a loophole that raw milk fans exploit. In some of the remaining states, including Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin, raw milk is available through cow-share programs.
Clearly, if raw milk is free from disease, then yes, it is better than pasteurized milk.  This is so because the pasteurization process makes milk protein indigestible and harmful to health.  Also the homogenization process (all pasteurized milk is homogenized)  is very harmful for reasons explained in The Milk Imperative.
The point though is that raw milk, whether or not disease ridden, is very harmful to consume for many reasons:  just like regular commercial milk, raw milk causes mucus congestion, illness, obesity, osteoporosis, cancer, and many other ailments.  This is supported by all the latest medical research as explained in The Milk Imperative.  For a free synopsis go to Osteoporosis Can Be Prevented.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Estrogen does not increase bone density

Scientists from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland have demonstrated that women in their late teens and early 20’s with higher levels of estrogen have more attractive faces.  The reason is that estrogen inhibits bone growth during puberty. This is further evidence that estrogen acts to slow down bone grown and bone turnover, thus preserving valuable bone-making cells.  (Source: Miriam Law Smith, et al, Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland, News Release 20 Nov. 2005). 

This research shows that bone density is protected when bone turnover is slowed down.  Unfortunately, bone turnover is increase when you consume dairy milk, and this in turn erodes valuable bone-making cells, leading to osteoporosis.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Misleading announcement regarding vitamin D


ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Medical Women Asociation (AMWA) calls for an increase in currently recommended vitamin D intake.  According to research most people are not getting the recommended intake of vitamin D. According to the AMWA Vitamin D deficiency has often been linked to osteoporosis, a condition that affects more than 10 million Americans and threatens 34 million others. A Report of the Surgeon General (2004) listed vitamin D, along with calcium and physical activity, as the three key elements to maintaining optimal bone health. Based on relevant clinical practice experience and involvement in various research that highlights the role of vitamin D in bone health, the panel concluded that it is of paramount importance that vitamin D be considered in patients being treated for osteoporosis and other bone diseases.


Funding for this initiative has been provided by Merck & Co., Inc.


SOURCE The American Medical Women's Association
Web Site: http://www.amwa-doc.org


This is a disgraceful announcement that is not only erroneous but downright harmful to people’s health.  The ‘research’ behind this report was funded by one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies (namely Merk) who have a vested interest in selling vitamin D and calcium supplements.  The truth is that taking vitamin D and calcium supplements does not protect against osteoporosis – on the contrary, such supplements increase the risk of osteoporosis.  Unfortunately the AMWA has been hoodwinked and misled into making an announcement that is harmful to women’s health.  All the latest peer-reviewed research is saying that taking vitamin D and calcium supplements actually increases the risk of osteoporosis.  For proof see the free ebook  Osteoporosis Can Be Prevented.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Exercise can cause osteoporosis

Did you know that 6 million of the 28 million Americans who have osteoporosis are men?  Unlike many other diseases, the incidence of osteoporosis is increasing rather than decreasing.  It is now generally recognized that the biggest cause of osteoporosis is the diet.  Unfortunately many health professionals still think that exercise (or lack of it) is a major cause.  This is not so.  Confusion arises because exercise is seen to increase bone density, but new research shows that by increasing bone density through exercise this actually increases the risk of osteoporosis in the long term.  For the evidence and a full explanation go to www.milkimperative.com or get this free ebook: Osteoporosis Can Be Prevented.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The silent killer

If asked to list some of the deadliest human ailments you might not immediately think of osteoporosis. You might not think of the bone-depleting condition at all. But you might be surprised to find out that deaths due to osteoporosis exceed those from certain cancers. Even more disturbing is that there is a high level of ignorance about the disease among lay people and physicians, an ignorance that is contributing to its death toll.  A free ebook reveals dramatic new research which shows how this silent killer can be avoided.  Get this free ebook NOW: Osteoporosis Can Be Prevented

Monday, October 31, 2005

Government's dairy advice questioned

Here's an extract from a press release issued 30 October 2005:


ATLANTA -- Americans should drink three cups of milk a day, the government says. Kiesha Diggs ignores that advice. Diggs, who is black, is lactose-intolerant, meaning she can't easily digest dairy products. Three cups of milk would wreak havoc on her intestines.

"Bloating, gas, diarrhea. The whole thing," said Diggs, 36, of Atlanta.

Her sons Denzell and Armonni have the same problem. So do as many as 75 percent of African-Americans and 90 percent of Asian-Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Government dietary guidelines include advice for people with lactose intolerance that note other calcium-containing foods like fish, broccoli and fortified orange juice. But critics say information on milk alternatives is sometimes buried.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Reader's osteoporosis defies treatment

On  24 Oct. 2005 Dr. published a letter from one of his patients:

Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 62-year-old Caucasian female who has been diagnosed with osteoporosis of the hips and back on two bone-density tests, along with osteoarthritis. I am both very fair and small-boned -- the poster picture for osteoporosis.Of course, I am greatly concerned. I have been active all of my life, a former jogger and tennis player. Now I try to bike and walk all I can, yet the second density test showed more bone loss. Likewise, my intake of dairy products has always been high…’


Dr. Gott does not have an explanation for this patient's condition and he is therefore right to not offer one.  As I do not know Dr. Gott’s email address I cannot tell him that an explanation for exactly this kind situation can be found in a free ebook which can be downloaded now by going to http://www.osteoporosis-calcium.co.uk/.


Monday, October 24, 2005

Dairy milk and dioxins

Linda Fitzpatrick (Rest Havens, Hilltown, Carrigaline, Co Cork, UK)  writes that 'cows’ milk is ideal for assessing dioxin and dioxin-like pollutant levels because these compounds adhere to fat and, in the case of cows, are transferred to and eliminated in the milk of the lactating animal.'  In my book The Milk Imperative I give evidence showing how dioxins get into the human body when dairy milk is consumed, and how this leads to serious disease.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Men at risk of osteoporosis

Many studies show that on average one in three women and one in twelve men gets osteoporosis at some time in their lives.  The tragedy is that virtually all cases of osteoporosis are preventable.  Another little known fact is that dancers, gymnasts and long-distance runners have all been shown to have higher incidence of osteoporosis than the general population.  Why is this?  The answer to this paradox can be found in a free ebook which can be downloaded now by clicking here: Osteoporosis Can Be Prevented.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Fifty percent of Americans at risk of osteoporosis

According to the US Surgeon General, 'by the year 2020, one in two Americans over the age of 50 will be at risk for fractures from osteoporosis'.  This disease causes bones to become prone to fractures, especially in the hip, spine and wrist.  Contrary to popular belief, osteoporosis is both preventable and treatable.
New research shows how one particular food item from the diet causes more osteoporosis than anything else.  For full details a free ebook has been made available at:

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Osteoporosis will become biggest health probloem

Osteoporosis could become world’s biggest health problem

Here is a synopsis of a press release issued by Inquirer News Service, and published  on page B4 of the October 15, 2005 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer:

Up to 1.6 million hip fractures occur each year, and by 2050 this number could reach 6.3 million. Osteoporosis, the major underlying cause of hip fractures, will soon overtake heart disease as the single biggest global health threat.  Bone experts told a recent press launch of the Anlene Bone Builders that 24 percent of people who suffer hip fractures will die within a year and 50 percent would be permanently disabled.


Prof. Ian Reid, one of the world’s leading bone doctors specializing in osteoporosis, said it was not clear why osteoporosis is more prevalent in Asia. He said that the increase in life expectancies could be the principal driver of this trend.


My Commentary:  One thing is clear, dairy milk consumption is Asia has risen dramatically in recent years.  By 2020, developing countries will consume 107 million metric tons (mmt) more meat and 177 mmt more milk than they did in 1996/1998, dwarfing developed-country increases of 19 mmt for meat and 32 mmt for milk’ (source: The American Society for Nutritional Sciences J. Nutr. 133:3907S-3910S, November 2003).  The strong correlation between higher milk consumption and higher osteoporosis in Asia cannot be ignored.  As explained in The Milk Imperative, it is clear that dairy milk consumption is the biggest dietary cause of osteoporosis.


Russell Eaton

Monday, October 10, 2005


A study measured testosterone levels in 696
Oxford University men. Of the study participants,
233 were vegan (ate no dairy milk) and
237 were vegetarian (ate milk and dairy products).
The remaining 237 subjects were men who ate
meat/dairy most days of the week. Vegans had
higher testosterone levels compared to the vegetarians
and meat-eaters in the study. Source:
British Journal of Cancer, 83(1), July 2000.

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Exercise plus calcium 'keeps bones strong'

A so-called 'new' study suggests that getting regular weight-bearing resistance exercise and taking plenty of calcium can help maintain bone density, at least in the hip, without taking HRT. The research was published in Jan. 2003, but issued as a press release on Sept. 30, 2005.


The study simply concluded that bone mineral density in post menopausal women can be increased by certain kinds of exercise combined with high calcium consumption. It did not conclude that this helps keep osteoporosis at bay.


Doctors have known for a long time that high impact exercise and calcium supplements do indeed increase bone density. This very short-term study (just one year) simply confirms other studies showing that bone mineral density increases with high impact exercise and calcium supplements. But this comes at a terrible price. As explained in The Milk Imperative (www.milkimperative.com), when you increase bone density in this manner, you increase the risk of osteoporosis later in life. This is so, because by increasing bone density you use up bone-making cells and deplete the body’s finite capacity for making new bone, thus speeding up the onset of osteoporosis.


To see the full text of the study go to Weight Lifted in Strength Training Predicts Bone Change in Postmenopausal Women, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 35(1):10-17, January 2003.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Women need more calcium?

I have just seen a press release titled ‘Women Need More Calcium.’  This press release says that women should be taking more calcium, particularly calcium supplements, for good bone health.  The press release refers to a study presented to the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 27th Annual meeting, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 23-27, 2005.  The study provides no peer-reviewed evidence that taking calcium supplements reduces the risk of osteoporosis, and get this:  the study was sponsored by Proctor & Gamble, a large pharmaceutical company that sells calcium supplements!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The low down on milk

Get this: dairy milk actually causes osteoporosis. New discoveries are revealing that dairy milk may be the biggest cause of illness in the world today. In fact all the latest research is saying that milk is the biggest dietary cause of disease. A new book, The Milk Imperative (www.milkimperative.com), explains exactly why milk is so harmful to health and what you can do about.