"Do not consider it truth just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen." - Maimonides Reader's Digest (RD) is the dairy industry's biggest cheerleader, but lately, they have been promoting milk as a way of shedding pounds. RD dairy-cheerleader highlight reel:
"Drink Milk and Lose Weight"
The dairy industry questions why the per capita consumption of milk has been dropping every year for the past 17 years, coincidentally, just as Notmilk began its crusade against dairy consumption. The 2012 dairy strategy is to promote weight loss by drinking milk. Does anybody really believe that lie? People are not losing weight, but the dairy industry's credibility can be compared to a falling space shuttle.
Men's Health Magazine recently promoted the milk-drinking program as an effective weight loss diet. On March 29, 2012, MSNBC reported that the best way to lose weight was to drink milk, and plenty of it!
The Hindu newspaper continuously promotes unreal claims of the dairy industry and they also reported the weight-loss myth in their March 30, 2012 edition:
http://www.thehindu.com/life-andstyle/metroplus/article3258226.ece Was milk designed for infants to lose weight?
You are asked to sacrifice your innate knowledge and blindly accept the dairy industry's latest claim:
"Drink milk and get skinny".
What could be any more absurd than concluding that a substance containing fat, cholesterol, plenty of calories, and powerful growth hormones be considered a miracle weight loss product?
Let's examine a bit of real science: a June, 2005 publication in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (2005;159:511).
The study of 12,829 American children determined that those who consumed more than three servings of milk per day were 35 percent more likely to become overweight than those who drank little or no milk.
How about the additional dairy industry claim that fruit juice is responsible for America's obesity epidemic. All of the above nonsense is brought to you by the National Milk Producers who claim that everything else causes obesity in American children, particularly fresh fruit juice.
The average American receives nearly 12 times the amount of calories from dairy products (547 calories per person) each day as from juice (47 calories per person). Yet, the dairy industry blames America's obesity epidemic on juice consumption. Can they get away with this lie? Of course they can, because television, radio, newspapers, and magazines tell us so. The media grows rich supporting the lie thanks to dairy advertising.
In a press release from those who would have you drink body fluids from diseased animals:
"Increasing Numbers of Children Are Fighting the Battle of the Bulge"
Milk and dairy foods are high calorie foods laden with saturated animal fat and cholesterol. They pack an additional wallop by containing powerful growth hormones.
The dairy industry wrote:
"Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. To help children maintain healthy weight, parents may be keeping sight of what's on their kids' plate, but they often overlook what's filling their glasses."
The milk processors cite Susan Baker, M.D., chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Nutrition.
Dr. Baker's comment:
"Many parents don't realize that many fruit juices contain a lot of sugar and calories with relatively few nutrients in return. As a result, kids who drink juice all day long are depriving themselves of essential nutrients their growing bodies need."
Aside to Dr. Baker:
Kids don't drink juice all day long.
Just for the record:
1 cup of apple juice vs. 1 cup of milk
Apple Juice = 117 calories, 0.27 gms. fat, 0.0 cholesterol, zero growth hormones.
Milk = 150 calories, 8.15 gms. fat, 33.18 mg. cholesterol, the most powerful human growth hormone known to science, insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I).
The most powerful growth hormone in a cow's body is identical in structure (70 amino acids in the same sequence) to the most powerful growth hormone in the human body.
According to USDA food consumption data (edited by Putnam and Allshouse), in 2011, the average American drank just over 1/2 ounce of apple juice each day. (.558 oz)
Last year, the average American drank a total daily juice consumption of 3.23 ounces.
At the same time, the average American consumed the equivalent of 29.2 ounces per day of dairy.
Total calories each day from milk and dairy: 547 Total calories each day from fruit juice: 47 Children eat cheese. Apple juice is not concentrated into cheese or ice cream. Ten pounds of milk are required to make one pound of hard cheese. Twelve pounds of milk are required to make one pound of ice cream.
Where are the calories? Where are the obese kids? Compare 47 juice calories to 547 dairy calories and ask yourself how these lying dairy people get away with it.
Drive by school yards and see the roly-poly children. Where else on this planet can one find obesity so positively correlating with poverty? Malnourished children living in inner American cities receive subsidized dairy products for breakfast, snacks, and lunch. Their little bodies become large bodies after consuming a combination of high caloric, high fat food with growth hormones.
The lies from America's dairy industry marketing people are more than just deceptive. They are criminal and they do harm to our children. The dairy industry is America's biggest liar for their continuous deceit.
Four other famous liars: