Finally, truth of the low-fat and non-fat dairy con is going mainstream. The skim milk is more associated to weight gain than whole, full-fat milk and this article tells why. Added to some skim milk is powdered milk solids which are high in dangerous oxidized cholesterol and forms arterial plaque.
Other health problems of nearly all milk on the market is caused by the nutrient-depleting pasteurization and the protein-fracturing, fat-micronizing, oxidative homogenization process–not to mention genetically-modified growth hormones and artificial vitamin D. Consumers are being milked and skimmed in more ways than one. The promise of weight loss and healthier hearts by drinking skim/lo-fat products is false and actually seems to cause weight gain and more artery clogging. Then the milk conglomerates, many call them the milk monopoly, take the good fats they took away from you and sell it back to you at higher profit margins in other products.
This article Paul John Scott on CNN today Is Skim Milk Making You Fat? first appeared in Details Magazine last month. (It now appears CNN has removed the story) Here are some extracts that stood out for me:
In 2003, the Cochrane Collaboration, a respected source for unbiased reviews of research, compared low-fat diets with low-calorie diets and found that “fat-restricted diets are no better than calorie-restricted diets in achieving long-term weight loss.” As Walt Willet of the Harvard School of Public Health wrote in the American Journal of Medicine, “Diets high in fat do not appear to be the primary cause of the high prevalence of excess body fat in our society, and reductions in fat will not be a solution.”
Interesting that the Cochrane Collaboration (based in Australia) also holds over 50 studies that all say flu shots do not help prevent flu–any more than placebo (sugar pill). This came out in my 2009 article called the Swindle Flu. Scott continues,
It’s becoming widely accepted that fats actually curb your appetite, by triggering the release of the hormone cholecystokinin, which causes fullness. Fats also slow the release of sugar into your bloodstream, reducing the amount that can be stored as fat. In other words, the more fat in your milk, the less fat around your waist. Not only will low-fat milk fail to trim your gut, it might even make you fatter than if you were to drink whole, according to one large study. In 2005, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and other institutions studied the weight and milk consumption of 12,829 kids ages 9 to 14 from across the country. “Contrary to our hypothesis,” they reported, “skim and 1% milk were associated with weight gain, but dairy fat was not.”
But surely low-fat milk is better for your heart? We are often told to watch our consumption of dairy because it raises our bad cholesterol, the kind known as LDL. But LDL comes in at least four varieties, and only the smallest and densest of them are linked with heart disease. Dairy fat, it turns out, affects only the large, fluffy kind of LDL—the benign kind.
To turn skim milk white, “some companies fortify their product with powdered skim,” says Bob Roberts, a dairy scientist at Penn State. Powdered skim (which is also added to organic low-fat milks) is produced by spraying the liquid under heat and high pressure, a process that oxidizes the cholesterol. In animal studies, oxidized cholesterol triggers a host of biological changes, leading to plaque formation in the arteries and heart disease, Spanish researchers reported in 1996. “OCs are mutagenic and carcinogenic,” they wrote. In 1998, Australian researchers studied rabbits fed OC and found that the animals “had a 64% increase in total aortic cholesterol” despite having less cholesterol in their blood than rabbits fed natural sources of the substance. (Read Is Skim Milk Making You Fat?)
It is permissible to have adulterated and dangerous milk-based products being sold, marketed and subsidized by USDA and their corporate partners in schools, nursing homes, hospitals and jails and everywhere you turn. Twenty percent of Americans get sick soon after drinking a glass of any kind. The real fresh genuine, wholesome, full-fat, unprocessed milk from pastured cows is essentially outlawed in most states and is targeted to be banned everywhere in the US under the federal Healthy People 2020 program. Before the coverage on national Fox News to make the point, a brief commercial:
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