The Truth about Milk, Osteoporosis, Fractures and Inflammation
You may remember TV commercials that used to claim “Milk makes strong bones” or “Milk does a body good”. A few years ago a nutritionist challenged these claims before Congress and the strong Dairy Council lobby was forced to modify their claims after they were proven false. Now the Dairy Council just shows a good looking actor, actress or athlete with a milk mustache without making any claims and it sells more milk than any of their previous claims. There is only one problem; milk causes bone fractures, osteoporosis and inflammation. Dr. Fred Schofield, at Atlas Chiropractic in Northwest Phoenix, has promoted a milk free diet for over 30 years. He has said “cow’s milk is for calves, breast milk is for babies, humans are not meant to drink cow’s milk”. Now Swedish research supports what Dr. Fred Schofield has been teaching for years.
Milk increases Risk of Osteoporosis, Fractures and Inflammation
The effect milk has on your acid base balance and protein levels actually pulls calcium out of the bone. This creates a weakened bone density or osteoporosis, which increases your risk of fracture. Cow milk is intended for baby cows. When humans consume milk an allergic reaction is created. This may be a full blown emergency allergic reaction, where the victim needs to be rushed to the hospital, but is more often subtle inflammation that is considered subclinical. Subclinical inflammation means the milk is causing a small amount of inflammation in the body but no immediate signs or symptoms are observed. This chronic low level inflammation may cause heart, kidney, liver, stomach and pancreas problems. It is a common cause of early joint arthritis, and may be a precursor to cancer.
An Alkaline Diet Does a Body Good!
A healthy diet full of fresh organic leafy green vegetables including kale, collards, broccoli, mustard greens, and spinach create an alkaline pH which attracts calcium to the bone. Fresh deep water fish can also add calcium to bone. Daily walking and lifting weights puts stress on the body which makes the bones suck up calcium as well.
Call for an Osteoporosis Prevention Program Today!
Dr. Fred Schofield at Atlas Chiropractic in Northwest Phoenix has been helping phoenix area residents prevent osteoporosis for over 30 years. Call today for an Osteoporosis Prevention Program today by calling 1-=602-938-8868 or log on to www.atlaschiropracticphoenix.com to learn more.