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


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 (, 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.