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hellosweetie
02/17/14 11:45 am

Human milk for humans. Once you're weaned then no need, just like all other mammals. Cows don't drink elephant milk..

Obamaican
02/16/14 1:03 pm

I used to work at a creamery and I can tell you that Milk is disgusting! If you knew the smell that I had to work in everyday, if you had to clean the cheese out of the milk drains. Watch spoiled milk get repasturized and added to new milk. youd puke

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frankota Where people come to die
02/16/14 2:54 am

Humans aren't even supposed to drink cows' milk. But cheese is amazing.

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ontargetlisa
02/15/14 9:12 am

If its organic, and from grass fed cows, yes. The cheap milk is not, nor is it humane. Between the growth hormones, antibiotics, bad feed, lack of fresh air/sunlight/exercise of the cows, I wouldn't feed it to a stray cat.

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ontargetlisa
02/15/14 9:19 am

I could never digest cows milk until I spent a summer in Sweden, where milk was not pasteurized or homogenized, and it had to be used within a few days or it would spoil. I had long fingernails for the first time in my life at age 25. They didn't

thatotherguy
02/13/14 7:39 pm

I'm lactose intolerant and I'm guessing puking isn't to good so no

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Ireland Michigan
02/13/14 5:27 pm

Sure milk is high in calcium, but it's high acidity causes calcium to be drawn from your bones as well.

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bubbaman
02/13/14 12:36 pm

It's good for you if you are a baby cow.

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daniswim
02/13/14 8:26 am

Dairy is not supposed to be consumed by humans.

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treegardner San Diego
02/13/14 12:48 am

I don't think it's as necessarily for health (especially for kids) as people think it is, but I don't think it's bad either.

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mac007 Mars
02/13/14 12:04 am

Milk, it does a body good! ;-)

jBradyZ
02/12/14 8:33 pm

I don't like milk

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Nadinochka Narnia
02/12/14 8:20 pm

If you do even the most basic of research, you can easily see that milk is not good for you. There's no fighting it.

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captrob57 long beach
02/12/14 6:00 pm

depends on the milk.

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EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
02/12/14 3:49 pm

www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products

Milk is not a significant source of any nutrient you can not get from more plentiful and nutrient rich vegetables. besides it doesn't taste great and leaves a nasty film.

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singkitty In the cloud
02/13/14 3:02 pm

Taste is very subjective.

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
02/13/14 3:05 pm

Or programmed into someone over years of drinking it.

singkitty In the cloud
02/13/14 3:54 pm

Lots of things are "acquired" tastes.

HannahA Sammamish
02/12/14 2:33 pm

"Good for you" can be very subjective and depends on one's genes and diet. My sister is allergic to casein, so milk is not "good for her". The same goes for those who are lactose intolerant. However, milk is definitely BETTER for us than junk like

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aj1545 Cat Lady
02/12/14 12:23 pm

It can be. Doesn't it have a lot of calcium? Vitamin D if you have whole milk? I prefer half and half for drinks, less lactose too! I drink it when my ibs is calm haha

HannahA Sammamish
02/12/14 2:30 pm

Yes, milk does have plenty of calcium. However, most dark leafy greens have even more. My mom doesn't buy a lot of vegetables, so milk is my only major source of calcium. So for people like me, I think it is preferable to drink milk.

aj1545 Cat Lady
02/12/14 3:38 pm

Good point, you've got to work within your situation and be realistic. I'm in college so eat pretty badly sometimes haha. I really should get some leafy greens!

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
02/12/14 9:06 am

it sounds disgusting that they add all that crap to it. But I used to drink it straight from the farm. but now I get it at the store. Soy milk sounds gross. I think of the stuff they put on Chinese food when I see that stuff. You can't even put that stuff in some recipes because it doesn't r

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
02/12/14 9:09 am

right. I don't drink much because I think it has a lot of calories so I drink skim. and it has calcium. that is supposed to be good for your bones, first they say it is, then it isn't, then it is, then it isn't. MAKE UP YOUR GODAMN MIND. YOU'RE THE GODAMN DOCTORS

singkitty In the cloud
02/12/14 8:52 am

I see a lot of comments arguing that it's bad for you based on the fact that other mammals stop drinking milk after their adolescent stage. From my understanding we are VERY different from other mammals. I don't know of any that cook their food.

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singkitty In the cloud
02/12/14 8:54 am

They also don't add seasoning, drink tea... Are those bad as well since other mammals don't do it? Obviously milk with hormones and antibiotics are harmful, but real milk has some real benefits. IMO.

Mark2
02/13/14 11:18 am

Too rational.

lovescows247 Southwest Michigan
11/19/15 12:36 pm

Just so you know, none of the milk you buy contains antibiotics. It's against the law, and a withdrawl period has to be completed before that cows milk can be sold again.

singkitty In the cloud
11/19/15 4:47 pm

Just because it's illegal doesn't mean all the milk you buy is antibiotic free. time.com/3738069/fda-dairy-farmers-antibiotics-milk/

lovescows247 Southwest Michigan
11/19/15 5:59 pm

Those drugs aren't tested because they aren't supposed to be used on lactating cattle, called off label use. The results show less than 1% of milk would test positive. "The FDA continues to be confident in the safety of the US milk supply ".

lovescows247 Southwest Michigan
11/19/15 6:00 pm

I suppose if you are being realistic you are bound to have an accident or a slip-up with antibiotics, but it's definitely not the norm.

cshuey1 Pennsylvania
02/12/14 8:43 am

only if it is ice cream

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blockfisher Clinton, CT
02/12/14 5:53 am

if you can digest it then good for you. drink up. but I'm lactose intolerant so I'll stick to almond milk.

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GotHeem Indiana
02/12/14 4:50 am

Well I'm 15, growing, and an athlete. Milk with it's fat and protein is good for me in those two ways. I don't know what the bad parts about it are, but it doesn't really matter because I love the taste anyways.

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
02/12/14 12:26 am

Maybe organic or raw milk, but definitely not the stuff loaded with antibiotics and hormones...

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gspresq9791 Connecticut
02/12/14 5:27 am

When my sister gave up dairy, her adult acne cleared up. We think it was the added hormones in the dairy causing this.

catpillow Florida West Coast
02/12/14 12:05 am

It's good for most people, but I don't digest it well. I don't get sick, but I just don't feel good after drinking it. Ice cream is even worse for me.

sutt
02/11/14 11:30 pm

Well the two main things I drink are either milk or water. Milk being the most so I hope it is good. I'm 20 years old and drink about 3 gallons in a week and a half.

debob texas
02/11/14 10:48 pm

When I leave milk alone, dieting is more effective.

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Nagini Las Vegas, NV
02/11/14 10:41 pm

Fun fact: we are the only mammals to regularly drink the milk from an animal of a different species. I wonder if our adaption to cows' milk was a type of mutation? Maybe that explains why I'm lactose-intolerant xD

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peacenskis Alaska
02/12/14 1:37 am

Yes. We are not meant to drink milk after we are breast fed.

Mark2
02/12/14 6:49 am

You have a point, but predator species who kill a young mammal get a good dose of milk/cheese from the digestive tract of their prey.

ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
02/12/14 6:53 am

We are also not meant to only eat vegetables. But, as an evolutionary advantage, some of us drink milk and not have any harmful effects.

Nagini Las Vegas, NV
02/12/14 1:17 pm

Through the digestive tract? Cool! Don't get me wrong, I'm very pro-milk (since I can't drink it, I love it all the more xD), I just heard some facts I thought were interesting ^_^

Mark2
02/12/14 4:23 pm

Depending on how recently the animal drank its mother's milk the stuff is syrupy to a coagulated precursor to cheese--very nutritious if disgusting.

behelit Arizona
02/11/14 10:15 pm

Cambodian breast milk is pretty good.

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Sabaktes
02/11/14 10:06 pm

People think it's all good because it 'makes bones stronger' when in reality, almost all animal products (including milk) act as fuel for cancer growth.

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/12/14 3:49 am

And reduce bone calcium density!!

ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
02/12/14 6:55 am

Proof?

Because I would have major cancer and incredibly brittle bones if true....

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/12/14 7:55 am

High protein diets support the development of cancer. Countries w high dietary dairy have 100x incidence of osteoporotic fractures. Breast CA and prostatic Ca rates are substantially higher as well.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/12/14 1:17 pm

We have lectured together. Amazing man.

rainbowlove St.louis MO
02/11/14 9:56 pm

That's what they want you to think... that it's good for uou.

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MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 9:38 pm

I'm so pissed that I've been trolling in here for an hour, and I still missed 400.

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catherinexx North Carolina
02/11/14 9:37 pm

It's not natural, and it's more healthy overall to eliminate dairy from your diet. I drink soy milk.

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slickspin Heart of Texas
02/12/14 4:22 pm

Neither are glasses, air conditioning, artificial limbs or cars - but people use them all.
"Natural" is a meanings word.

gspresq9791 Connecticut
02/11/14 9:34 pm

Whether or not it is good for humans is beside the point. We are the only species that drinks milk from another species and thus stealing from calves. The male offspring become veal. Horrible, cruel industry.

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ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
02/12/14 6:56 am

You do know that the dairy and veal industries aren't connected yes?

gspresq9791 Connecticut
02/12/14 7:06 am

They are absolutely connected. There would be no veal if the dairy industry kept the boys. But since the boys can't produce milk, they are useless byproducts and sold for veal.

b4mytime Orange County, CA
02/12/14 7:42 am

ThePhlegm, I searched for a link that you wouldn't accuse of being biased. Here's an FAQ from a meat company itself. Read the parts about veal. www.catellibrothers.com/faq.asp

gspresq9791 Connecticut
02/12/14 7:49 am

Those poor veal calves are ripped from their mothers almost at birth and chained to a dark box for 3 months until they are slaughtered. Frightful, lonely and very sad existence.

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/11/14 9:17 pm

Almond Milk > Dairy Milk

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/11/14 9:42 pm

Good point... I can only drink the unsweetened version, which I like a lot. The flavored versions are just gross to me. :)

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/11/14 9:46 pm

I don't think I have seen those in the regular grocer

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/11/14 9:53 pm

Holy crap! That was a long link! :)

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/11/14 9:56 pm

Look at all the space you took up lol

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 8:49 pm

How does a cow get calcium?

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RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 8:58 pm

Eating lots and lots and lots of grass.

oneopinion Idaho
02/11/14 8:58 pm

From the grass they eat. Calcium is in soil that gets absorbed by the grass.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 9:06 pm

How does a cow get protein?

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 9:33 pm

Could I bypass the cow and just eat grass for my calcium and protein?

swiram
02/11/14 9:46 pm

Your digestive system doesn't have the capacity to do that

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/12/14 3:51 am

Dark leafy greens.. Spinach. Kale. Lots of calcium and very digestible.

Mark2
02/12/14 6:56 am

Their protein comes from the fungi and microorganisms in their stomachs that produce it from the sugars and lignin in grass. Plus, milk cows are fed protein rich grain.

Blunderbuss Dont blink.
02/11/14 8:47 pm

Milk is not the devil, but the issue for me how riDICulously successful the milk propaganda has been. Like I said, it's not particularly evil, per se, but it's not great for you, it's not necessary and the misinformation about calcium absorption

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Blunderbuss Dont blink.
02/11/14 8:48 pm

especially vis a vis the vitamin D content needs to be put in check. Imo, but whatevs.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 8:51 pm

Did you know that the vitamin D that they put into the milk comes from lanolin from sheep? They process the lanolin from wool, then inject it into the milk, and now it's "enriched."

RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 8:58 pm

Raw milk has very little vitamin D. It's fortified.

Blunderbuss Dont blink.
02/11/14 8:58 pm

Nope, but not surprised. "Fortified" and "enriched" are labels at which we should always look askance. I know some ppl love milk, and I'll leave them be, but personally it's gross to me. I don't really want any creamy liquid in my mouth

Blunderbuss Dont blink.
02/11/14 9:01 pm

True, RJ, but most milk lovers aren't drinking it raw. So the supposed benefit of the (apparently) sheep vitamin D compromises the already iffy calcium absorption.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 8:46 pm

I guess the thing that bothers me the most is the way we get milk. Every glass of milk has a slice of veal attached to it.

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gspresq9791 Connecticut
02/11/14 9:36 pm

This is true and heartbreaking. I choose veg.

RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 8:26 pm

Ok, for the same, tired reasoning we hear over and over...

Yes, it's from another species. So what? What do you eat that is not from another species? Eating the sex organs of another species is ok, why again? Eating the excrement of other

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RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 8:28 pm

Species is ok too?

We're heterotrophs. We get what we need from consuming things in the environment. We're omnivores. We can consume a lot of different stuff. Populations of humans have been surviving off of dairy for thousands of years

RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 8:30 pm

Longer than many cultures have had access to corn or potatoes or tomatoes or a bunch of other new world foods.

If it's not for you...fine. But the answer is yes, it is nutritious. And perfectly fine for some people.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 8:35 pm

If it's fine for some people, does that mean that it might actually cause harm in other people?

RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 8:38 pm

Yes, it potentially could be.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 8:45 pm

A quick search for "milk cancer" on the nih leads me to believe that there probably are some risks for certain individuals, however, there hasn't been any clear way to identify which individuals are potentially at risk.

RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 8:57 pm

1) great place to look for relevant info!
2) there is some epidemiological evidence, but it is not robust
3) there's still a lot of research going in to it (just as soy isoflavones are studied for cancer and birth defects as well)

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 9:09 pm

Soy upsets my body way more then milk does, if I had to choose one, I would choose cow milk over soy milk. I avoid both, I love coconut milk and almond milk. My daughter prefers goat milk, we use that for cooking.

RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 9:26 pm

Do you recommend to go with the goat?

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 9:37 pm

Everyone is different, but it seems that goat milk is more easily digestible. It's a different taste though, and probably an acquired taste.

Wunsbee ATX
02/11/14 8:24 pm

You can get nutrients from it but cows have milk for the same reason humans do, to nourish their young. The cow's baby is taken away and the milk is given to humans. The cows are also impregnated over and over. We are the only species tha drinks milk

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albyunderwater Yesterday
02/12/14 8:41 am

We are the only species that... Wear mittens... And a plethora of other things. What's your point?

Wunsbee ATX
02/12/14 8:45 am

It's not natural, we don't need it and it's not healthy. Why would we drink the milk of another species? We are the only ones to do this. It's illogical, unnecessary and a horrible industry.

galvduck Galveston Island
02/11/14 8:04 pm

I'm doing research for the dairy guys. Of course I believe that's a yes. ;)

One word -- Leucine.

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MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 8:08 pm

So, they are paying you for favorable results from your "research?" It's nice what you can buy these days.

galvduck Galveston Island
02/11/14 8:16 pm

Nope, I said I *believe* it's a yes. (I've always been a fan of milk. Used to have the "Milk -- it does a body good" ads with celebs hanging on my wall.)

The results aren't based on what I believe, but on what the data shows.

galvduck Galveston Island
02/11/14 8:44 pm

You're assuming favorable results are based on my love of milk? That doesn't make sense.

Be skeptical. You should be. It's why we analyze data and look deeper when studying ways to help us all get healthier, stronger, and live longer.

daricksta georgia
02/11/14 7:50 pm

if you dont think milk is good for you youre a fucking stupid fuckhead idiot

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 7:58 pm

Whoa, now I know that fuckhead isn't censored. I'm adding that to my list of favorites. Thanks, fucktard.

rickvee Living the dream
02/11/14 8:12 pm

Well what the fuckshit...

rickvee Living the dream
02/11/14 8:16 pm

Dickshit? I had to, it was in an awesome movie. Oldboy

rickvee Living the dream
02/11/14 8:21 pm

It wasn't censored in my notification...

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 8:23 pm

Notifications have never been censored for some reason.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 9:23 pm

E j a c u l a t e

I have no idea why, it's a biological term that isn't offensive.

rickvee Living the dream
02/11/14 9:24 pm

But yet penis and vagina are fine.

DamageInc California
02/11/14 10:57 pm

Milk wasn't censored? It's a four-letter word too.

pcox104 Florida
02/11/14 11:01 pm

The web version is uncensored, for your x-rated viewing pleasure.

daricksta georgia
02/23/14 8:58 pm

youre welcome guys ps fuckballshittytitty

RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 7:45 pm

For campylobacter.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 7:18 pm

Human milk is good for baby humans, but once they are no longer babies, then they shouldn't have milk.

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RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 7:48 pm

Actually, there are populations of adults that have gene variants that allow them (like me) to consume dairy throughout their lives. Dairy products were instrumental for survival for Northern Europeans thru the winter months for millennia.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
02/11/14 7:56 pm

Humans have evolved to survive, no doubt about that. Humans are the only animal that consume it past infancy, that is a huge indicator for me to avoid it since I have alternatives. Personally, it does nothing for me, but I love it's cheeses.

s4mm1 MD SLP
02/11/14 7:15 pm

I'm lactose intolerant so no haha

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wiildkat Propertarian
02/11/14 7:05 pm

Who knew people would have such strong opinions about milk!

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Wycliff Huntington Beach, CA
02/11/14 6:48 pm

I bet Spartans drank milk.

SugarShaq
02/11/14 6:39 pm

Not with the added sugar, which makes it high carb.