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Kiva Dancer
May 6th, 2005, 01:45 AM
I don't know if it's fact or not, but I do know it seperates into different coloured looking layers in the jug and one layer looks pink and one looks yellow. :eek:

May 6th, 2005, 06:51 AM
I found it.

May 14th, 2005, 06:56 PM
Here is an answer to the pus question...

Yep, that is disgusting!!!!!!!!


May 24th, 2005, 04:12 PM
I don't crave cows milk, but I do wish someone would create some nice vegan toffees!

Peta have some great off shoot websites, like milk sucks!, in support of cows there's also this (http://www.cowsarecool.com/). :)

May 24th, 2005, 07:12 PM
Here's a new interview from NewsTarget (http://www.newstarget.com/002695.html), with Robert Cohen, the man behind notmilk.com. Now, maybe I shouldn't post links to his stuff because he also is the guy who claims that the guy behind veganoutreach.com is an infiltrator in the vegan movement, and I don't want to participate in that discussion, but the interview with the 'notmilk-man' is interesting, so here is the link:


An excerpt:

Mike Adams: What is it that drove you to have this kind of interest and energy to pursue the truth about milk and dairy products?

Robert Cohen: Three little girls named Jennifer, Sarah, and Lizzie -- my daughters. I wanted them to have healthy bodies. I wanted them not to live four years of high school life with zits all over their body like their dad did. And you know something? They've been zit free! No acne, and if you look at my book, Milk A to Z, I take every letter of the alphabet and fill in something about milk. Z is for zits, and we know that these cows are actually being milked before they give birth, and that milk is different milk -- it's milk instructing mammary tissue to grow. Little girls have changed these days, but we find that with the secretion of all of these androgens, the cows are constantly using the androgens to produce other hormones. Teenage acne is improved the second we give up milk. It takes a couple of weeks, and the acne's gone. And these androgens stimulate the sebaceous glands, which are the glands that cause the acne, cause the zits.

So we find a dairy link to a number of human conditions. And I'm not the first to say this -- Dr. Spock said this. Dr. Spock sold 75 million copies of his book on child care. The only book that sold more than Dr. Spock's book in history is the Bible. Dr. Spock said that no human, no child, no adult needs cow's milk -- it's a deception on the government's part to promote. And we're learning, as I've said, more doctors are learning today something they were not taught in medical school. You want to look at the etiology of allergies and diabetes? You look at diabetes, you look at the New England Journal of Medicine, July 31, 1992 -- right there, you can look it up! It said that exposure to these bovine proteins, bovine serum lactobumin is a trigger for insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and a few months later, October of '92, Scientific America talked about the dairy slogan,"Milk, it does a body good." It said, "Milk, it does a body good -- it sounds a little hollow these days."

Mike Adams: Can you give a brief summary of -- you've mentioned a few here, diabetes and acne, heart disease is mentioned in your book quite prominently -- but what other chronic diseases are, say, aggravated or even caused by chronic milk consumption?

Robert Cohen: Well, you know, that's an interesting question. Let's look at the Big Five -- in America, the number one killer is heart disease, and then we've got osteoporosis and cancer, and diabetes and asthma. We look at nations where they drink milk, we find these diseases are common. We look at nations where cheese consumption has tripled in the last 30 years, like England and France and Canada and the United States, we find also a tripling of asthma and breast cancers. Guess what country has the highest rate of breast cancer? Number one in breast cancer rate, Denmark, followed by Norway, followed by Holland, followed by Sweden -- are you detecting a trend?

May 25th, 2005, 07:01 AM
Children with juvenile excema improves when they come off dairy milk and also this cow excretion cause excess mucus.

I am sure I read somewhere that there is a correlation between breast cancer and testicular cancer due to the cows milk growth stimulating hormone adding to the human growth stimulating hormones in the breast and testicles, so all that energy of these hormones create cancer.

Has anyone got this info, to hand as I would like to print it off?.

May 25th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Right! It is amazing -- so often, people go to their doctor and they get drugs, just to mask the symptoms caused by simple dietary choices.

Well, that was very well said :)

And milk, white milk, is actually dead white blood cells, and they're somatic cells, or pus cells.

That's really really really gross :(

May 31st, 2005, 07:56 PM
In my family, most women are suffering from arthritis since their 30's, that was my case. Since i completely stopped dairies 6 months ago (my natural medecine doctor already told me to stop them 2 years ago / but it was an hard habit to quit / because she was sure they were the cause of the disease in my case) , I can tell you I have no more pain in my fingers & hands. :cool:

adam antichrist
Jun 7th, 2005, 09:58 PM
New study shows that not only is milk unnatural, but dangerous for children (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthology/story?id=827118).

The study was designed to examine dairy industry suggestions that drinking milk promotes weight loss, the Boston-based scientists said. Instead, they found that drinking more milk leads to overweight among teens, although those who became overweight drank more than is recommended by the National Dairy Council's dairy promotion campaign.

Of 13000 children examined in an observational study, almost one quarter of boys and 15% of girls drank "more than three serves per day" and on average were prone to weight gain and obesity.

Jun 7th, 2005, 10:49 PM
Hah... my obese brother chugs down about a half gallon a day, bragging about how strong his bones are compared to mine..... it's amazing how complete the brainwashing of the Dairy industry is.

Jun 17th, 2005, 11:50 AM
From http://www.vegansworldnetwork.org/health-news2005-0511c.html

Risk of Prostate Cancer from Dairy Consumption Overshadows Alleged Diabetes Prevention

News Release - Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Doctors Analyze New Study on Dairy and Diabetes

WASHINGTON—The alleged link between dairy consumption and diabetes prevention is tenuous and not worth the risk of prostate cancer and other well-established dairy dangers, say doctors and nutrition scientists at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM is responding to a new study by Choi et al., “Dairy Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Men,” appearing this month in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The increased risk of prostate cancer associated with dairy intake is highlighted in the editorial published alongside the new study.

“Few men will leap at the chance of possibly preventing diabetes if it means taking on the risk of prostate cancer,” says Tim Radak, R.D., Dr.P.H., nutrition director for PCRM. Milk often contains estrogens and it increases levels of a hormone called insulin-like growth factor I, both of which may stimulate cancer cells in the prostate and other areas. High-fiber foods are the true key to preventing diabetes and overweight. The lowest rates of type 2 diabetes occur in Asian countries where traditional diets are rich in high-fiber foods and dairy products are uncommon.

Three of the researchers on the current study previously published an article on the same group of subjects, the Harvard Health Professionals Follow-up Study, and they found there is a 60 percent greater risk of prostate cancer for men who drink more than two glasses of milk per day, compared to none at all. In a related study, the Harvard Physicians’ Health Study, researchers also concluded that dairy products and calcium are associated with a higher risk of prostate cancer.

For an interview with Dr. Radak, please contact Jeanne S. McVey at 202-686-2210, ext. 316 or 415-509-1833.

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine, especially good nutrition. PCRM also conducts clinical research studies, opposes unethical human experimentation, and promotes alternatives to animal research.

For information about nutrition and health, please visit http://www.pcrm.org
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 5100 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016

Jun 18th, 2005, 06:31 AM
This just backs up what I have read before. Growth stimulating hormones in dairy milk is added to human growth stimulating hormones and all that excess energy going on can cause cancer in those areas where that hormone is present.

Jun 19th, 2005, 11:24 AM
An excerpt from http://www.veganviews.org.uk/vv100/vv100veganconcept.html

The Vegan Concept
by Arthur Ling (Plamil Foods), Vegan Views 100 (Spring 2004)
Composition of Milk Differs for Each Species


A vegan is logical in stating that cow's milk was never meant for humans. Milk is a food secreted by female mammals to ensure that their offspring adjust from the womb to the outside world. The milk for each species of mammal is nutritionally tailored to its particular nutritional needs. THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF COWS AND HUMANS IS QUITE DIFFERENT. When a calf is born it must quickly build a strong bone structure in order to stand and move about. Cow's milk, richer in protein, minerals and fats than human milk, is designed to promote this. The greatest early development in humans, however, is not in bone and muscle, but in the nervous system. Human milk is therefore rich in easily digestible fats intended to build up the nervous system. It contains lighter, more digestible protein than cow's milk, and is sweeter and more alkaline.

Time by which weight is doubled / Calcium contained in 100 parts of milk

Human / 180 days / 0.032

Horse / 60 days / 0.124

Ox / 47 days / 0.160

Goat / 19 days / 0.210

Sheep / 10 days / 0.272

Dog / 8 days / 0.453

Rabbit / 7 days / 0.891


The whole system of the dairy industry is unnatural and abhorrent. Dairy milk is based on a principle of cruelty and inhumane practice. Within a few days of birth, the majority of calves are sold through auctions or dealers and a few are slaughtered almost immediately. Some calves go (mostly for export with horrendous journeying) to be reared for veal or baby beef. The rest are reared for a year or longer after marketing as young calves to be killed for beef. Rennet (for cheese making) comes from the stomach of a newly born calf, which is slaughtered. Constant births are brought on by artificial insemination and higher and higher milk yields (for profit) are induced. All are forms of systematic exploitation without regard to the pain, anguish and distrust of the animals. All this in order that so-called civilised man may have ("steal" would be a better word) the milk, which unquestionably was meant for the calf and no other species.

This is explained in more detail. The heifer (female calf) will give birth to her first calf when she is approximately two year of age. Her calf is then taken away from her a day or two after birth. About 10% of calves die before they are six months old. The heifer, developed for high milk yields, is then milked to capacity up to 45/50 litres (10/11 gallons) per day – ten times the amount a calf would drink. The heifer is milked for ten months after her calf's birth. During this time she is already pregnant, having been artificially inseminated, and she is only rested for a scant few weeks before her next calf is born. The heifer is put in calf about 12 weeks after the birth of her calf, so she gives birth to a calf every year. The dual burden of pregnancy and lactation makes the heifer susceptible to disease – mastitis in particular, an infection of the udder, which occurs in one out of every three of our cows. Every year over 17 million shots of antibiotics are administered into the udders of the our cows. Dairy cows are slaughtered at an early age – 25% before they are 3 years old. Only 25% live for more than seven years. A cow's natural life span is 20 years.

Harry Mather adds...

When Vegan Views first appeared calves were still allowed to be kept in boxes in which they were not able to turn round and were given feed devoid of iron so that their flesh would be white in order to satisfy the fancy of the consumer. As a result of strong campaigning, veal crates were made illegal in the U.K. in the 1990s.

Unfortunately veal crates were still being used in other European countries, and veal could still be found in eating places in Britain. The cruel trade of exporting small calves to the continent therefore continued and Compassion in World Farming organised demonstrations in Dover, Shoreham, Plymouth, Brightlingsea ports and at Coventry airport (where tragically Jill Phipps lost her life).

Although media coverage was extensive and strong and wide public sympathy was aroused, exports of live animals continued until the panic over BSE (mad cow disease) resulted in a ban on any cattle being imported into foreign countries and the trade ceased for more than a year until Britain was declared free of BSE.

The European Parliament has voted to ban the use of veal crates and we can hope that this cruel practice will eventually disappear. The surest way to end the cruelty involved would be for people to avoid the use of milk and milk products and to put an end to the false belief that consuming plenty of milk has a health benefit. For instance, the popular belief is that osteoporosis (brittle bone disease) can be avoided by consuming more milk when in fact the consumption of much milk may lead to an overacid diet which will result in the body leaching calcium from the bones and result in the very osteoporosis it is aimed to prevent.

There is also increasing evidence these days that a noticeable proportion of the population is allergic to milk because they have lost the lactase, the enzyme needed break down the lactose in milk This has been found in African populations where they do not normally consume milk after weaning and are unable to digest milk as adults.

Jun 20th, 2005, 05:15 AM
Korn, thanks for the last article, I printed out a few copies for my sister (and family). Just tonight she was making snide comments when my mom was telling us at dinner that I was asking her what ingredients were in the brownies she made (first time ever she made delightful brownies with no eggs or dairy- they were a hit with everyone.) I think she is the most vociferous against veganism, because she loves animals especially birds (she has a parrot and cockatiel) and is struggling, yet can't seem to accept not to eat them and will not yet come to terms with a bird as a "pet" is the same as a wild bird ,is the same as the birds waiting to die in slaughter houses.

Anyways, she is mother to a 13 yr. old girl and 7 yr. old boy, and completely thinks they need milk/animal flesh for proper nutrition.

Jun 30th, 2005, 11:25 AM
Several marketers of dairy products in the US are expected to be served with lawsuits claiming they have engaged in false and misleading weight-loss marketing. The suits are likely to be regarded by food marketers as another skirmish in the long struggle on the obesity issue, in which some plaintiffs' lawyers want to haul Big Food down the same path as Big Tobacco.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will file two suits, a class action on behalf of consumers and an individual action on behalf of a Virginia woman, according to Howard White, a PCRM spokesman. While large marketers routinely receive suits claiming they hurt the health of consumers, the difference here is that the PCRM has a record of inflicting serious pr damage on its targets. It was PCRM, for instance, which obtained a copy of the medical examiner's notes on the death of Dr Robert C Atkins, founder of the Atkins diet regime. The notes showed Atkins had coronary artery disease, PCRM claimed, a condition often brought on by eating too much meat and fat.

Full story:

Aug 27th, 2005, 06:09 PM
The Milkmyths (http://www.milkmyths.org.uk/) website will be launched soon. ;)

Sep 14th, 2005, 11:16 PM
Does anybody subscribe to Nutrition Action Healthletter? (very cheap, I love it) There was an article in it this month about the dairy industries false advertising. Here are some excerpts:

"The University of Tennessee nutrition researcher [Michael Zemel] comes armed with a few small studies in people, a book, plus an idea (plus a patent) for selling dairy foods that even he admits sounds 'pretty outrageous'- eating three servings of [dairy] each day can help dieters lose weight.
Nevermind that the studies are small and that no independent researchers have corrborated their findings. Producers have tons of milk and cheese to move.
Solution? Launch what the industry calls 'a full court press of marketing activities' to capitalize on the weight loss claim before the authorities catch up with you.
Hire the world's largest promotions agency. Pay celebrities like Dr. Phil McGraw to say in milk moustache ads that 'drinking milk can help you lose weight'. Give away 24 convertibles in 24 days to reinforce the idea that 24 ounces (3 cups) of milk every 24 hours melts away fat. Launch 'The Great American Weight Loss Challenge" a 12-week program centered around drinking 24 ounces of milk every day, and give $25,000 to the city that signs up the most dieters and $10,000 to a group that successfully completes the program.
And license Zemel's claim so that companies can use it to promote their dairy products for weight loss.
After two years and millions of dollars worth of advertising and giveaways, nearly half a million women say that they have heard that dairy foods help people lose weight.
If only there were sufficient evidence to back up the claim."

I'm going to paraphrase for a bit as its getting lengthy:

Zemel's studies looked at a total of only 46 people who recieved extra calcium from dairy and lacked a control group altogether. the federal gov't refused the dairy industry's request that the Guidelines recommend that ppl eat more dairy to lose weight. All of their other recommendations were based on multiple randomized controlled trials of hundreds of individuals. Zemel states that people can only lose weight by increasing their level of calcium to normal if they are already below normal, but does not know exactly what normal is. He defers to the official recommendations and claims the participants in his study began significantly below recommended calcium intake before beginning the study, however there is no blood work or other evidence to back up this claim. Nor did he test increasing calcium levels to normal with non-dairy sources. He has never tested the assumption that dairy has no effect if protein intakes are generous. In a Vermont study dieters got no more protien than in Zemel's study, and those who ate dairy lost no more than those who ate a placebo.
The dairy industry ads dont explain that Zemels research was done only on people who were overweight. Milk mustache ads show women who clearly do not need to lose weight.

"The bottom line: the dairy industry's multi-million-dollar ad campaign rests largely on how 46 [overweight] people reacted to eating more dairy foods in three small studies by one researcher with ties to the dairy industry."

"Starting in the 1980's congress set up 35 commodity "checkoff" programs that require food producers and processors to pool their money for advertising and promotion. [Beef. Its Whats For dinner., Pork. The Other White Meat., Got Milk? are examples of the program] The US Department of Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is supposed to oversee the programs and make sure the ads are not false or misleading. However, AMS standards are rather low. For example the AMS says that if the ad makes a claim about health, at least two published studies should support the claim. Yet it approved the dairy industries weight loss ads before the two controlled trials were published. (Three studies conducted by a scientist with ties to the dairy industry have now been published showing greater weight loss in people who eat 3 servings of dairy a day, but their results have been contradicted by independent researchers.)
Essentially, one arm of the USDA is promoting the consumption of dairy foods for weight loss, while a panel of nutrition experts appointed by the USDA and the department of Health and Human Services has concluded that their is too little evedence.... The USDA is speaking out of both sides of its mouth, and the side pushing milk, cheeses and yogurt is a lot louder.
The USDA has failed the public, as has the dairy industry."

"...the federal trade commision is reviewing the dairy ads...The Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine - a group advocating animal rights, vegan diets, and better nutrition- has sued the three main dairy industry trade associations, as well as General Mills (which sells Yoplait), Kraft (which has dropped its ads), and Dannon, for deceptive adsvertising"

I was sooo disappointed yesterday when I saw an ad claiming yogurt will help you lose weight. I hope the court case is still on and we havent lost!!

Sep 15th, 2005, 05:27 AM
Vitamin D is added to most milk. Vitamin D comes from various sources. Two sources I know of are the brain of animals and the skin of animals.

Sep 15th, 2005, 06:29 AM
I like this thread coz sometimes I get this rediculous urge to eat yoghurt- although I never do (I did once and I cried). Every time that happens from now on, I am going to read this thread.

Have you checked out Wildwood's soyogurt??(it's amazing!) or Whole Soy's??
here are some links..


: )

Sep 22nd, 2005, 11:00 AM

Sep 22nd, 2005, 11:32 AM
I thought this article was pretty interesting and contains a lot of documented studies on the damage from milk and other dairy products:


Sep 23rd, 2005, 01:44 AM
I just received an email from Robert Cohen, of NotMilk, of this article he wrote. I found it rather informative, and if any of you know of anyone
who has acid reflux, irritable bowl syndrom(which dairy is usually the culprit of..), or just needs a little wake up call that human beings drinking cows milk is just UNNATURAL. and WEIRD.
please read:

Got Heartburn? Digest This!

The National Heartburn Alliance is funded by companies selling
remedies for acid indigestion caused by hard to digest foods.

Their gut response to heartburn resulted in a recent press release
that linked food consumption with heartburn. The headline:

"25 Million Americans Suffer From Heartburn on a Daily Basis -
and Most Say The Foods They Eat Are to Blame!"

If you have heartburn, it's really no comfort in swallowing each
dose of their marketing with your doses of extra-strength Pepto


My father used to experience heartburn. Gastric reflux. Indigestion.
That is, until he eliminated ice cream, cheesecake, sherbet, and his
traditional glass of milk after every meal.

Doctors convinced dad that there was something pathologically wrong
his stomach. Thousands of dollars of doctor visits and tests, and an
equal investment in medications could not cure his condition. One
week of
Notmilk made all the difference in the world.


Whether you believe that the world was created in just seven days by
an all-knowing God, or that we evolved over the course of the eons,
you must respect the profound brilliance of that mechanism by which
mammals feed their infants. Milk is more than just food. Milk
hormones, lactoferrins, and immunoglobulins which nurture the young
each species for which it was so designed. In order to protect those
substances which are produced specific to the young of each species,
milk must also create an environment in which those critically
substances survive digestive processes.

Nature's perfect plan creates a scenario in which the nursing infant
eats only one food in his or her formative years: milk from mom.
anteaters eat no ants. Infant Grizzlies eat no honey, berries, or
Infant cats eat no mice. Infant dogs eat no Alpo. Infant cows chew no

When milk is the only substance in a stomach, the gastric acid is
neutralized, or buffered. This weakens the potential of acid so that
gentle proteins in milk survive, intact, and deliver those profound
messages for which they were designed.

Here is the key, then, to heartburn. Milk stops digestion long
for the substances that nurture and protect an infant to survive.

Milk should not be combined with grass or dead animal flesh or
or insects. Milk was designed to be in the stomach with absolutely
other substances.

When milk is combined with other foods, milk prevents the stomach
doing the job for which it was designed.

Once an infant begins to eat solid foods, that is the time that the
brilliantly designed hormonal delivery system should end. This basic
advice should be applied to all species of mammal. Most species of
mammal possess the wisdom to grasp this law of nature. One species
does not.

Doctors and scientists lack the vision to recognize this most basic
concept and plan. Such simplicity. Such brilliance of design.

If you continue to drink milk, and experience the pains of improper
digestion, try this simple experiment. It works for all humans.

Enjoy this evening's meal. Eat whatever you would normally eat. Have
seconds. Eat no dairy products.

Tomorrow evening, eat exactly the same meal that you enjoyed this
Have ice cream for dessert. Follow that with a tall glass of milk.

You will have created an environment in which your stomach acid has
neutralized. Your food will sit in the stomach and begin to ferment
putrefy. You will suffer discomfort. You may even suffer heartburn.

Teach yourself something that physicians rarely learn in medical
You are your own best doctor. Listen to your body's clues. Act

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Sep 23rd, 2005, 10:27 AM
A good new Anti-Milk Campaign started by viva
Check it out :)

Nice one VIVA :-)

Has anyone got the billboard poster in their city or town, I guess I may see one in Bristol when I go over next month as it's the HQ city of Viva.

Nov 1st, 2005, 10:47 AM
In my weekly news magazine (a national one called profil which is completely mainstream), there was an interesting article about yet another illness which humans get from animals. Apparently there was an international meeting of veterinarians who specialize in paratuberculosis (http://www.paratuberculosis.org/) and they are seriously concerned that paratubreculosis can reach humans through infected milk. COnsumption of this milk in combination with a genetic predisposition then leads to the outbreak of crohn's disease (http://www.ccfa.org/info/about/crohns) a rather unpleasant disorder which effects the gastrointestinal tract. They seem really worried that 20% of cows here in Austria are already infected, an in general everybody was worried that after BSE and the bird flu now, that this will be the next big health problem coming from farm animals.
The main presenters there, a Dr. Ivo Pavlik, even warned that babies and people with a weakened immune system should refrain from consuming milk for the time being.
I posted this in another forum too, but I'm curious as to your responses. And I think it's important to have this information, especially to combat all that misinformation about milk being good for you. It's also the first time that I can recall a mainstream magazine telling people to lay off the milk or seen milk presented as a threat.

Nov 1st, 2005, 12:26 PM
It's been found that Crohn's sufferers have higher levels of antibodies to various milk proteins than non-sufferers. Let's hope this will be another nail - albeit a small one - in milk's coffin. For Crohn's and other bowel diseases, pre-biotics found in French onion soup and in oats and germinated barley foodstuff, along with glucosamine, are protective and healing.