How Safe Are Dairy



     Animal products are accepted as a perfect food by most people in the United States.  They are used by the majority of the population in North America.  Dairy foods are approved, recommended and accepted by all ranks of society, which include educators, nutritionists, dietitians, and the government.


     Most Americans have been taught from early childhood that milk is the perfect food, which everyone should drink everyday—children a quart a day, adults at least a pint.  Health courses at school, diet and health articles in newspapers and magazines, advertisements on radio and television promote the use of animal products.  In fact, we are urged to use large quantities of dairy products for healthy bodies.  We constantly hear “You never outgrow your need for milk.”  These teachings are sponsored or subsidized by the dairy industry and our government.

     So do we really need animal products for optimal health?  The answer is NO!  Animal products are not necessary for anyone’s optimal health.  Not even imitations of animal products are necessary for good health.  In fact, the is a greater danger of deficiencies in a diet predominant in animal foods.

     Animal products are the source of many health problems, both because of their intrinsic nature (the animal kingdom being diseased), and because of the methods used in their production.


     Man has made the cow a modern factory—a perpetual milk machine.  Three thousand years ago a cow gave approximately 200 pounds of milk in a year, today that same cow gives more than 15,000 pounds or 75 times as much milk and this over production is causing more diseases in cows.  In fact the largest percentage of cows has leukemia today, as well as, many other bovine diseases.

     God never intended for a cow to give 75 times the amount of milk that it was originally intended to give.  Milk is a very delicate substance, interrelated to almost every gland and organ of the cow’s body.  It was meant as a normal function of the animal in creating life.  All of the best elements in its body must be assembled to make milk, so that the calf can have a good start.

     Today, we drink milk that is produced from a cow begotten by breeding, cross-breeding, artificial insemination, bloated milk bags, diseased and heavy chemical feeding, which is filled with antibiotics and hormones.


     Normally a cow secretes enough milk to nurse her calf.  Today’s cow is allowed to nurse her calf for only three days, and then is developed into a milk machine, becoming pregnant often enough to continue the secretion of milk, and fed and maintained for maximum milk production. Cows give milk only for about ten months after the birth of a calf, so farmers again breed each cow usually about forty to sixty days after each calf is born to maintain continuous milk production.

     Cows today are very unhealthy and consequently there is the threat of getting unsafe milk when you purchase it at the store.  Besides the animals being diseased there is the threat of poor sanitation, poor methods of pasteurizing and improper handling of bulk supplies, as well as drugs, including hormones and antibiotics, which are in practically all dairy products today.

     The modern dairy cows are now becoming flabby and are prone to heart-disease due to the unnatural living conditions on dairy farms.

     Overfeeding on rich fare to produce unnaturally large quantities of milk, and long periods of forced milking, are a drain on the cows organism.  The cows become weakened and diseased and then are given massive doses of antibiotics, some of which can be found in the milk.

     According to the Livestock Conservation Institute, a group that specializes in losses associated with animal production, It is estimated that in cattle brucellosis costs dairy producers $30 million in lost milk production and dead calves each year.


     If you believe that you are getting antibiotics only when they are prescribed by your doctor, consider this: incredibly, about half of the nation’s entire antibiotics output, or over $70 million worth yearly, goes not directly to humans, but into feed stuff for animals intended for human consumption, to make them to gain weight faster and to keep them disease free.  This, plus many more innovations, have made it possible for the dairy industry to have the NEW COW abundantly increase its milk output.

     Antibiotics, hormones, detergents, toxins, impurities in the containers, pesticides, and radioactive isotopes are some of the extraneous materials that may find their way into the milk you drink, transforming dairy products into a potential health hazard.

     A few years ago the Archives of Dermatology published an article warning of an increase in penicillin sensitivity in Americans.  This very possibly could be due to the large amount of the drug, penicillin, that is found in milk.  Cows get sick(at any given time, over 8 million suffer from mastitis, a disease of the udder), and are treated with penicillin.  Most dairy factories use one of about sixty kinds of chemical teat dips after each milking to reduce the spread of mastitis in their herds.  There is evidence that the residues found in the milk from these dips may be dangerous to humans.       

     Artificial practices in agriculture, the use of antibiotics, hormones, and pesticides, the wide spread of disease among cattle, and pasteurization, have made milk a dangerous food that can no longer be used with any safety.


     Many studies have proven the failure of pasteurization.  Certain types of dangerous streptococci and other groups of bacteria may actually flourish at the temperatures of pasteurization.

     The U.S. Health Service established a standard for milk hoping to prevent sickness caused by drinking contaminated milk.  After pasteurization, milk should contain less than 20,000 bacteria per milliliter.  Since it takes five milliliters to make a teaspoonful, the government allows 100,000 bacteria per teaspoon.

     Diseases which may be born by milk contaminated in the process of handling are numerous.  Such contamination is in some measure un avoidable.  Few persons who could see the amount of filth removed from milk at the point of collections, by a process of centrifuging, would care to drink milk.  Manure, hay, hair, scabs, occasionally even drowned mice, and a large assortment of foreign bodies are thus removed from the milk.


*Contaminated milk--

Even after pasteurization, milk is very high in bacteria count.


Milk is a common source of allergies.  A large number of individuals have an aversion to milk which can cause any number of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, asthma and abdominal pains.


A number of dairies put formaldehyde as a preservative into milk.  As you know formaldehyde is a chemical used to embalm people.

*Milk is high in fat content—

Dairy products—especially whole milk, cream, butter, and cheese are high-fat foods.

Innumerable studies link animal products with the deposition of saturated fats and cholesterol on the artery walls.  Cardiovascular diseases take one out of every two lives in America today.

*Milk is indigestible for most adults—

Immediate distressing effect are often experienced:  Indigestion, gas, cramping, diarrhea.  Over 75% of the world’s population cannot digest milk.  The body does not secret rennin and lactase after about age three.  These enzymes, respectively, break down the casein, a calcium/protein component of milk, and lactose, the milk sugar.


Milk stimulates mucus elimination in the form of the common cold, asthma, sinusitis, and bronchitis.

*Today’s animal creation is diseased—

Over 90 percent of cows are diseased.  A cow may apparently be well in the morning, but die before night fall, and yet the cow’s milk is used.


The modern cow is a far different creature from the cow that went aboard Noah’s Ark.  Noah’s cow did not have heavy milk bags to carry around to plague her.  There was no dairy business then.


Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31

Katy Chamberlin