Addressing myth, truth, and all in between, Got the Facts on Milk? is a humorous yet shocking expose that provokes serious thought about this everyday staple.
Got the Facts on Milk? raises questions about common dairy products’ role in cancer, osteoporosis, weight gain, asthma, acne, early menstruation, and more; covers the preponderance of lactose intolerance in communities of color, and explains why the consumption of the dairy industry's products is fraught with high-stakes political, economic, ethical, and environmental considerations.
In Got the Facts on Milk?, many milk myths are debunked – here's one: Why doesn't the dairy industry campaign the strong bones mantra anymore?
|Shira Lane, Director||The truth is the dairy industry never had the science to prove this claim. When research was requested to prove the claim , they quickly discovered that milk consumption actually does the opposite – it depletes the body from calcium. How does milk deplete your body from calcium?|
Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body pH which in turn triggers a biological correction and it turns out that calcium is an excellent acid neutralizer. The biggest storage of calcium in the body is obviously in the bones. So the very same calcium that our bones need to stay strong is utilized to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk. Once calcium is pulled out of the bones, it leaves the body via the urine, so that the surprising net result after this is an actual calcium deficit and possible kidney stones.
Knowing this, you’ll understand why statistics show that countries with the lowest consumption of dairy industry products also have the lowest fracture incidence in their population.
Watch Got the Facts on Milk? for more milk myths debunked.