Rudy, Rich, Jenna, Sue – here’s what milk won’t do for you

Dear Editor:

So, the milk industry has chosen the “Survivors” as poster children for their “milk mustache” ads. What these folks need to know is that consumption of milk is not very conductive to long-term survival.

Milk is designed for baby bovines and is definitely “unnatural” for human beings. In fact, 95 percent of Asian-Americans, 70 percent of African-Americans and Native Americans, more than 50 percent of Mexican-Americans and 15 to 20 percent of Caucasian-Americans are unable even to digest milk sugar lactose.

Daily consumption raises the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. In addition to saturated fat and cholesterol common to all animal foods, dairy products contain pesticides, hormones and antibiotics. A 12-year study of 78,000 nurses found that those regularly consuming dairy products suffered more bone fractures than those who rarely or never did.

I plan to promote my and my family’s survival by partaking of the rich variety of soy, nut and rice milk products available.

Hugh Reilly


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