It looks like it’s time to lose that milk moustache once and for all.
Researchers in Sweden have discovered startling new information about the people who can’t have milk and dairy… and it looks like the dairy industry is going to wish this study was never conducted.
The milk myth
We’ve been warning our readers about the dangers of milk for many years, especially when it comes to pasteurized milk and low-fat varieties.
Now a new study puts a whole different spin on things… and it’s not good news.
Swedish researchers crunched the data of more than 23,000 people who are lactose intolerant. They found that those who have trouble digesting the sugar (lactose) in dairy food eat much less of it than the rest of us do.
They also have much less of something else.
The researchers discovered that lactose intolerant people have significantly lower rates of lung, breast and ovarian cancers.
But here’s the really interesting part: Their relatives – brothers, sisters and parents who didn’t suffer with lactose intolerance – had the exact same risk for those cancers as the rest of the population.
The researchers also found the cancer risks were lower for both lactose intolerant men and women even if they weren’t born in Sweden. So we know the extra cancer-protection is not down to genetics or the environment.
The researchers didn’t want to upset the dairy industry, so they tried to come up with other ‘explanations’ for their findings.
They hypothesised that perhaps people who don’t drink milk weigh less, since they avoid those extra calories. Or that the plant-based drinks they might use instead, things like soy or almond milk, contain cancer-protective ingredients.
Unfortunately, those explanations aren’t watertight.
This Swedish study isn’t the first one to put milk in the hot seat… and not just for cancer, either, but for bone fractures (you’re reading that right – bone fractures!), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and allergies.
Still, people are encouraged to drink up to 3 glasses of milk a day.
Then there’s that toxic pasteurization process.
We’re being told that without pasteurizing milk we’d all be dropping like flies from deadly bacteria. But all pasteurization really does is to strip away all the valuable nutrients milk had in the first place.
I’m talking about magnesium, CLA (a fatty acid), vitamin C, amino acids, and other key enzymes.
Could it be that pasteurization is making milk so deadly?
World-renowned alternative health specialist Dr. Alan Spreen goes so far as to say that “pasteurized, homogenized milk does not qualify as a food.”
So if you still want to enjoy a glass of milk, it should only be raw milk from pasture-fed cows who weren’t injected with antibiotics or growth hormones.
Otherwise, based on the Swedish research, wiping off that milk moustache could be the single easiest way to avoid cancer.
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