Pure, organic, WHOLE (raw preferably) milk is superior
to conventional whole OR skim milk.
Here is why:
- Nonfat/Skim milk is overly processed with cancer causing chemicals which lead to an increase rate of prostate cancer. http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/01/02/us-nonfat-cancer-idUSHAR26781420080102
- Conventional milk and added/elevated estrogen hormones have scientists very concerned about hormone dependent cancers, i.e. testes, prostate and breast.http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/12.07/11-dairy.html
Milk in general is NOT the best source of calcium for children. Studies find children that are milk drinkers have an increase risk of advanced prostate cancer.
Better sources of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D can be found in a whole foods diet:
Wild caught cold water fish-cod, halibut, salmon, sardines, anchovies
Legumes- lentils, black beans, green beans, peanuts, aduki beans, black, garbonzo and soy beans. Organic Beans in the can still have all of their minerals!
Nuts/seeds: almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, filberts/hazelnut
Greens: Kale, collards, spinach, salad greens, turnip, dandelion, mustard
Occasional organic, hard cheeses, organic whole yogurts, goat cheese
Organic Black strap molasses, nutritional yeast, nut butters
Calcium supplements can contain high levels of LEAD which is severely damaging to children’s developing neurological system. Please remember Children need more than just calcium for healthy bones. Trace minerals (boron, selenium), silica, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins D, A and K are all important in calcium absorption and building of healthy bones and teeth.