Dairy contains the hormone IGF-1 (insulin growth factor – 1) which is a cancer causing hormone linked to breast and prostate cancer. Dairy products also contain a protein called casein, which is classed as one of the major cancer promoters.
A new study out of Harvard University shows that pasteurized milk products from factory farms is linked to causing hormone-dependent cancers. It turns out that the concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) model of raising cows on factory farms churns out milk with dangerously high levels of estrone sulfate, an estrogen compound linked to testicular, prostate, and breast cancers.
Dr. Ganmaa Davaasambuu, Ph.D., and her colleagues specifically identified “milk from modern dairy farms” as the culprit, referring to large-scale confinement operations where cows are milked 300 days of the year, including while they are pregnant. Compared to raw milk from her native Mongolia, which is extracted only during the first six months after cows have already given birth, pasteurized factory milk was found to contain up to 33 times more estrone sulfate.
Evaluating data from all over the world, Dr. Davaasambuu and her colleagues identified a clear link between consumption of such high-hormone milk, and high rates of hormone-dependent cancers. In other words, contrary to what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the conventional milk lobby would have you believe, processed milk from factory farms is not a health product and is directly implicated in causing cancer.
Meanwhile, raw, grass-fed, organic milk from cows milked at the proper times is linked to improving digestion, healing auto-immune disorders, and boosting overall immunity, which can help prevent cancer. Though you will never hear any of this from the mainstream media, all milk is not the same — the way a cow is raised, when it is milked, and how its milk is handled and processed makes all the difference in whether or not the end product promotes health or death.
For me personally, being a survivor of ovarian cancer, and knowing my tumor tested positive to estrogen receptors, the choice is easy….. avoid the cow all together.
Disclaimer- This information is not intended to diagnose, trat or prevent disease. Please consult your physician prior to undertaking any changes to your diet.
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