While most of these blog posts have been related to poverty – I thought I would touch on an interesting topic I’ve been learning about recently that has a bit more to do with health issues. After last class I’ve been thinking about businesses that refuse to stop their production due to profit, pride, etc. and just by chance I was recently informed about the dairy industry and all of the health problems that milk can cause both in the short and long term. Of course, I hated to hear all of this because I love anything dairy – cheese, milk, ice cream, you name it. However after talking to some of my friends who are lactose intolerant and reading some of the already existing posts on here about milk, I thought I’d add what I found.
We all know a lot of things can cause cancer. However, milk would’ve been last if you’d ask me to make a list – until I researched a little. Apparently studies seem to indicate that an excess of milk can make someone much more likely to develop cancers that are influenced by the fat soluble hormones in it – cancers such as testicular/prostate for men, and breast/ovarian for women. This was the worst thing I could hear about my favorite beverage. My advice would be to just treat it with moderation like everything else, but if you’re a milk-aholic maybe you should consider trading it for other drinks when you can. More information on this can be found in this article:
What I find equally interesting is how much milk is advertised to be good for you. It’s the poster child for Calcium, but (also, supposedly) it costs your body more calcium just to break it down and digest it…. It might not be so surprising when you consider how lucrative the dairy business is. Of course they want you to think something they’re selling is healthy. Again everything in moderation, but I think now and then I’ll choose soy.