Why You Should Stop Drinking Milk (Slideshow)

Pasteurization Harms Nutrients

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Pasteurization and homogenization of milk denatures the proteins which makes it harder for our bodies to digest. In addition, the pasteurization process destroys a majority of enzymes and vitamins and minerals. 

Got Osteoporosis?

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Celebrities with the white milk mustache in the Got Milk? ads sensationalize this beverage. Many recent scientific studies are now showing a variety of detrimental effects that are directly linked to milk consumption. Undoubtedly, the biggest irony is that milk is thought to increase calcium loss from our bones.

Allergy Causer

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Milk and dairy products are pro-inflammatory and mucus producing. Milk increases the risks of respiratory conditions and allergies. It has been linked to the development of arthritis due to joints becoming inflamed.

Unexpected Ingredients

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A glass of milk contains pus cells, bovine growth hormone, feces, antibiotics, and a whole lot of unnecessary fat, cholesterol and calories — all of which create a terrible imbalance in the body.

Cancer Links

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Cows are given antibiotics and injected with rBGH, a genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone, which is a synthetic hormone that was created to artificially increase milk production. A frightening side effect of rBGH is an increase in IGF-1 (insulin growth factor), which has been linked to many cancers.