Author: Joseph Keon Article originally published in Hippocrates Health Institute’s Healing Our World, Volume 34, Issue 2
At least 24 studies have looked at the role of milk in the development of prostate cancer. Twenty of these studies have found a positive association. On average, the studies reveal about a doubling of risk for prostate cancer in general, and up to a 4-fold increased risk for metastatic prostate cancer, the deadly form, in those men who drink the most milk comp
Whitewash has been selected as the 2011 “Book of the Year” by VegNews Magazine in its 10th annual list of “the very best of all things vegan.” VegNews said of Whitewash, “…the thoroughness of research should be irrefutable evidence to anyone not making milk mustache ads or on the payroll… more ›
Using the most sensitive and rapid testing technology, researchers lead by Dr. Evaristo Ballesteros of the University of Jaen in Spain have identified an even broader range of contaminants found in a glass of milk. While most people are shocked to learn that all milk contains a cocktail of up to 59 different hormones and growth factors, and often contains pesticide and antibiotic residues, Dr. Ballesteros’s team found a host of pharmaceutical drugs in the cow’s milk they tested in Spain and M
Whitewash has been proclaimed a Silver Medalist in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards (the IPPY) and will be honored at a gala awards ceremony in New York on May 23rd
Whitewash is also a finalist in ForeWord’s 2010 Book of the Year Awards in the Health category. The finalists were selected from 1400 entries in 56 categories. The winners will be announced at a special program at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans this June.
In the last two weeks, part of the tragic aftermath of Japan’s earthquake reached North America in the form of radioactive fallout. While many Americans are unaware of this fact, officials know this because it ended up in our milk supply. Specifically, radioactive iodine-131, a radionuclide that emits beta particles, showed up in milk samples in both California and Washington State. With a half-life of 8 days, once ingested by humans iodine-131 concentrates in the thyroid gland, where it emit
Each year the FDA detects illegal levels of antibiotics in the carcasses of hundreds of dairy cattle that have been sent to slaughter to produce meat products. Now, according to the New York Times, the FDA wonders if these same drugs might also be getting into the milk produced by these cows. The FDA’s concern over whether or not antibiotics end up in the milk on our supermarket shelves is an important one, but it’s also a question to which we’ve long known the answer as a result of research
On December 15, 2010 Mark Robison posted a link to a Vegsource review of Whitewash in his blog (Mostly Dogs) with the Reno Gazette-Journal. The posting attracted the attention of the Dairy Council of Nevada. A letter, authored by a Dairy Council dietician, was submitted to Mr. Robison and subsequently posted in the same blog. In the letter, the dietician made an unspecified claim that Whitewash contains “misinformation.” What follows is my response, originally posted in the Reno Gazette-
I was conducting an interview with Dr. Amy Lanou and we touched on the challenges she has faced in conveying some of the scientific findings with regard to milk and bone health.
Dr. Lanou is an assistant professor at University of North Carolina Asheville and the author of a wonderful book titled Building Bone Vitality. She told me, “There’s a really strongly held belief — and this is a belief that is across our population — that milk is important to the diet. It feels almost impossib
Today the Associated Press reported that seven additional Minneapolis residents have been sickened by consuming unpasteurized milk. This report brings the total number of residents in the state who have fallen ill from consuming raw milk to 47 since January 2010.
In the latest case it was determined that three of the victims were infected with the bacterium called campylobacter jejuni while the other four were infected with the parasite cryptosporidium parvum. Exposure to either eleme
Knowledge of the role of cow’s milk in causing allergic reactions in humans is not new. Indeed, the Greek physician Hippocrates (460–375 B.C.E.) observed that cow’s milk could cause skin rash and gastric problems.
According to Pediatric Annals, allergy to cow’s milk proteins is the most common food sensitivity issue a pediatrician will face today. Despite that, many pediatricians fail to make the proper diagnosis in cases of cow’s milk allergy. According to a survey reported in the Da