It Does A Body Good…that’s what the ads used to say about my favorite natural drink: Milk.
As you know, I’ve been singing milk’s praises (the raw variety of course) for decades – I’ve even written a book on the subject. It’s a great source of calcium, vitamin D, lactoferrins (natural
antibiotics), and other good stuff.
But as you also may know, the fat-phobic and animal-loving medical mainstream in this country is very anti-milk, for the most part. Now, however, there’s some new evidence of milk’s benefits that might shake some sense into the naysayers when it comes to this natural lifesaver. It’s pretty big news, too…
Apparently, a high calcium intake from milk and other sources can help prevent COLON CANCER.
According to a recent Associated Press story, researchers have
concluded that the calcium your body ingests by drinking at least a
glass of milk a day can cut the risk of developing polyps that typically turn cancerous in both men and women (but slightly more so in women) by as much as 12%. The calcium in two or more glasses a day slashed colon cancer’s incidence in test subjects by 15%.
This was not small-scale research, either – it was actually a sustained analysis of 10 different nutrient studies that encompassed more than half a million people!
Vitamin D, which is often added to milk, was thought by the study’s authors to play a role in this cancer-preventative effect, either by it’s own nutritive action or by its ability to help the body absorb calcium. The research couldn’t pinpoint the exact role of vitamin D or its rate of effectiveness by itself – but it definitely noted the greatest degree of risk reduction among subjects who consumed daily doses of both calcium and vitamin D in abundance.
What’s this finding mean to you? It means you should drink plenty
of full-fat, vitamin D-filled milk every day – and supplement your diet with both calcium and extra vitamin D. But if your milk is raw, it’s not necessary to supplement it. You could practically LIVE on raw milk alone it’s so nutritious. Too bad it’s virtually impossible to find.
Also, you should make sure you get plenty of sunlight, too (even in the wintertime), to make sure your body produces as much vitamin D as it needs.
And don’t buy into the mainstream’s vapid arguments against milk
if yours is the raw variety – they’re based on nothing but junk science and PC feel-goodism.