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Different Types of Milk Cow’s Milk. Cow’s milk is the golden standardof milk products. Chances are when you began reading this article, you Soy Milk. Soy milk was the first and continues to be one of the most popular non-dairy milk products to be Almond Milk. Almond milk is my preferred milk.

Vitamin D has many important health benefits, and drinking vitamin D fortified milk is an easy way to help meet your needs. This article reviews why most milk has added vitamin D and why that. Talk with your doctor or a dietitian about changing your diet to manage lactose intolerance symptoms while making sure you get enough nutrients.

If your child has lactose intolerance, help your child follow the dietary plan recommended by a doctor or dietitian. To manage your symptoms, you may need to reduce the amount of lactose you eat or. Dietary Definitions Always ask guests for their dietary restrictions on invitations to any event where food will be served. Someone with dietary restrictions will convey that they are vegetarian or vegan and will expect you to provide a meal that meets his or her dietary needs.

For more information about building a healthy diet, refer to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describes a healthy eating pattern as one that: Includes a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, and oils.

Breast milk or infant formula: Breast milk or infant formula are the only nourishment needed by most healthy babies until they are 4-6 months old. Cow’s milk or other dairy products should not be given until at least one year of age. Your baby’s kidneys cannot handle the high protein and mineral content well until that age. Nursing homes are required to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals and snacks that taste good and meet the specific dietary needs of each resident. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, publishes specific regulatory Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities, which are surveyed by federal or state inspectors every nine to 15.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that 20 to 35 percent of your daily calories come from fat, but the World Health Organization suggests keeping it under 30 percent of your. Focus on making healthy choices to help fuel your milk production. Opt for protein-rich foods, such as lean meat, eggs, dairy, beans, lentils and seafood low in mercury. Choose a variety of whole grains as well as fruits and vegetables. Eating a variety of foods while breast-feeding will change the flavor of your breast milk.

Essential Dietary Nutrients Provided: Carbs, fiber, folate, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C. Serving Sizes. 1/2 cup sliced; 1 medium whole fruit; 1/2 cup juice; Notes Focus on whole fruits (instead of juice) Food Group: Milk & Dairy Substitutes. Serving for 2000 Calories 3 servings.

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Milk may be advertised as a squeaky-clean white liquid, high in vitamin D and calcium, but if the truth be known, it is filtered cow’s blood and as such contains almost all of the hormones and the bioactive peptides (protein building blocks) found in blood itself.

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There are three types of human milk, the first being colostrum, a clear or yellowish fluid, containing more antibodies, serum chloride, potassium, protein, minerals, and fat soluble vitamins than mature milk.

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However, in homes where dairy products are not used or are used infrequently, fortified soymilk is an easy and convenient way to help meet nutrient needs, particularly for calcium and vitamin D. “In contrast to cow’s milk, different brands and types of soymilk vary greatly in nutrient content.

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In most cases, children older than 1 year can safely drink cow’s milk, and it can be recommended as a rich source of protein, calcium, riboflavin, and vitamin D. The calcium and vitamin D are present in highly absorbable forms, and the protein is highly bioavailable.

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The major nutrients provided by foods from this group are protein, fat and calcium; 300–600 mL of milk, or equivalent substitutes such as cheese and yoghurt, should be consumed daily.

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One liter of milk provides 32–35g of protein, mostly casein, but also whey-protein which contains numerous growthpromoting elements in addition to calcium, phosphorus, calories and vitamins [16–18].

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Of the major nutrients, ruminant milk is seriously lacking only in iron and in vitamin C. Thanks to the rumen microbes, which convert the unsaturated fatty acids of grass and grain into saturated fatty acids, the milk fat of ruminant animals is the most highly saturated of our common foods.

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The different chapters cover the increasing healthy properties of milk, from feeding cows, to milkand whey-based healthy drinks and the number of constituents in milk with healthy properties (omega 3 fatty acids, probiotics, bioactive proteins and peptides).

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These milk products do not contain adequate iron; they increase the renal solute load because of the amount of protein, sodium, potassium, and chloride; and may result in deficiencies in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and zinc (AAP Committee on Nutrition, 2009).

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It is concluded that well­tested technologies in the areas of feeding, health, genetics and management are in commercial use and that these, in proper combination, can lead to yields of 2000–2500 kg milk per year, with annual calving rates of at least 70%, using locally available resources.

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Elsevier Science, 2011

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  • Any-Ho,
    I keep on eating my different cheeses, and drinking my kefir and buttermilk.
    Cheese is also good in preventing caries.By the way..
    Food is not all good or all bad.
    Everything has pros and cons.
    The dose makes it a healthy or not so healthy product.
    And to live only on beans(healthy) and rice (too arsenic for my taste)…
    That’s too much asked from the human brain.

  • The problem I have with these studies is that the primary, and oftentimes only negative is an association with prostate cancer, which is shoddy at best since cancer is very poorly understood and anyone who finds a chemical that can not be associated with cancer deserves a Nobel Prize. Given that cancer is essentially what your body kills you with when everything else is used up, I tend to ignore any studies connecting anything to a risk of cancer.

    Another issue is that a good portion of the European population evolved to be able to drink milk after childhood meaning that there was evolutionary pressure to be able to do this and, as such, something that milk consumption did to highly increase survivability in pre-historic Europe.

    Besides, I’m sure you’re aware of the phrase, “Too much of a good thing is a bad thing”. That seems to be the greatest takeaway from all of these studies into milk consumption.

  • What’s your opinion on GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) produced by Monsanto vs Organic (not to be confused with non-GMO or “Natural” labels)?

  • Oh dear, please don’t review studies without touching statistics and methodology. I’m not a physician, but I do deal with statistics a lot. Imo, the questions “is milk good or bad for you?” cannot be clearly answered by design, it’s just not how statistics work. If you test the effect of milk on 1000 diseases, you would by definition find 50 significant results (at standard 5% lvl) if there were none at all! And that’s just one of many huge problems with this question… Science can’t answer anything that easily. I guess that’s why there is such a huge debate about the topic in the first place.

  • Interesting matter. I drink a lot of milk via cofee… my coffee really strong but mixed 50/50 with milk……adds up to about 2 liters in 3 days or so:-/

  • Do you ever make an honest video? Do you know how much kale you have to eat to equal 100 grams and do you know how little amount of milk you have to drink to get 100 grams of milk? It’s clear that you don’t because you are not comparing them accordingly. A serving size of milk has 9-10 grams of protein as opposed to kale that has 1 gram of protein. This also means that all the other nutrients go up since you gave milk such a small serving size. The other thing is that a healthy individual requires 300 mg of cholesterol per day so having milk wouldn’t come close to resining your cholesterol levels since milk only has 12 mg. of cholesterol for each serving (1 cup). The same cup that has 9-10 grams of protein. This guy might sound smart but he has no clue about nutrition so please read up on what your nutritional requirements are and look up the best foods for those nutritional requirements.

  • If one ate meat that they hunted, and put little salt on it, it wouldn’t be that much of a problem. That isn’t the meat we eat in modern society

  • I’ve just watched the Forks over Knives documentary ( ), now available on Netflix. It shows several studies on the impact diet habits can have on preventing a disease from happening, preventing its growth or even reversing it. Among many other things, it’s shown that variation on dairy protein levels, when applied to lab rats diet, acts like a switch on tumor growth rate.

  • I do think this is a bit misleading, since 100 grams of milk is only 1/2 cup. Most people would consume at least 1 cup of milk in a sitting, not 100g or 1/2 cup, so doubling up on the amounts shown for milk would be more realistic. The kale example is more realistic of a serving, though again most people would not consume 1.34 cups of raw kale in a sitting, especially every single day several times per day to be realistic. I definitely believe kale is extremely healthy, no arguments there, but there are too many other factors to consider to simply compare these two foods at face value with the same grams. BTW, I do not drink milk personally (though I do on occasion consume plain Greek yogurt), and I am a heavy consumer of kale, though again not daily. I take no sides, I’m just irritated by distortions I see a lot with food comparisons.

  • I’m so disappointed in you Gil I used to have a lot of respect for your knowledge and honesty but this is flat out misleading. First of all who replaces milk with kale they are each used in totally different ways. A drink compared to a leaf?? Secondly the portion you chose are ridiculous. 100g of kale is too much of kale while 100g of milk is less than half a cup. You’re coming off as the other fanatic vegans who’d use all kinds of fallacy to prove their points, only sticking to your “non vegan diet wont kill you but it’s your choice” line to make yourself seem unbiased. But you so are not!!

  • I love seeing the people whining about something, that in the long run, is trivial. Its an informative video, not one preaching about what you should/should not eat. People these days just want to bitch I suppose

  • Unless you’re going to look at the methodology and source of funding for each trial, looking through articles like this can be really misleading. Studies funded by the agriculture industry will obviously have a certain bias even when the people funding them want to know the truth as the scientists actually doing the study will know who they’re working for and that their continued employment might rest in the results going a certain way.
    Even studies funded by totally unbiased sources can still end up with results that don’t reflect the truth if a particular researcher has a bias or if they think that a certain result is more likely to get published.

    I genuinely don’t know if dairy is good or bad in terms of health but I’m a cheese addict so I sincerely hope it’s not too bad for me.

  • thank you for educating your viewers a bit.

    Very interesting facts, finally someone sharing a different point of view compared to the media and companies.

  • If you just think about it milk is for mammals’ children, not for adult ones. Humans just learned how to use milk another way.
    I think (in simple words) that humans make unhealthy food, because they use stupid ideas to make more of it: cheap (therefore they earn more money from selling it) and low quality. Who cares that ones who buy it and eat it accumulates small and not lethal doses of chemical compounds, it won’t kill them in few days, right?

  • It is important to remember that the dose makes the poison. It’s pretty clear that excessive amounts of dairy products such as milk can have adverse health effects but then you could say that about just about any food!

  • Apparently milk is mostly hormones in water. In some countries around the world, there is no milk but yet their inhabitants grow tall without malformations.

  • Nothing you eat is exclusively healthy. Every substance, more or less, has some kind of detrimental effect on the human body. Sure, some are worse than others, such as sugar. But having a varied diet, with plenty of fruits and vegetables, should be a pretty safe bet for most people. The much larger problem these days, are people sitting on their arses all day, and hardly ever moving other than when they walk to the fridge to get something to eat or drink.

  • the basis of vegan lifestyle is empathy to animals. dot. if people like special sort of food > they continue consuming it even if it’s unhealthy and literally killing them, eventually with the help of genetic modification there is no problem to help nature make best possible combination of cow or other animal (or it’s milk) for human digestive tract in near future (or fix the guts of those bastards who have problems while eat the fu*** food).. BUT.. can it stop vegans to avoid new form of meat or dairy at that moment? don’t think so. any guess why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT HEALTH AT ALL! only pictures of slaughtered animal give the stimulus to eat the same shit over and over again. ye, i am kinda vegan.

  • A lot of people only see propaganda about farms. I completely understand how propaganda sways opinions, but having worked on farms and with cattle, I can at least say that the local farms treat cattle more as family than animals. I think the ingestion of cheese, yogurt, and sour cream is fine, but milk isn’t very good outside of childhood. You can bash me if you want, but I doubt I’ll give up meats, especially since I know where my meats are coming from.

  • Eventually you will find studies that even water causes cancer. My 2 cents say, do not get over complicated. If it’s obviously not healthy ( Junk Food, artificial anything, etc ) then don’t eat it. But then eat anything else.

  • Problem is that, apparently, most of these dossiers just report the results of the studies, without any technical explanation. But if they had technical explanations, most people me included would have trouble understanding them. It’s also really hard when some studies say one thing and other studies say the opposite. For example, some people state milk is good to fight osteoporosis, and other people say it causes it. Frankly, I’m puzzled.

  • Honestly, I never had problems with my weight. I could eat whatever I wanted and still maintain normal weight, but a lot of junk food really affected my health. Diet plan from Next Level Diet contains delicious and nutritionally rich foods your body, brain and heart will love. It’s definitely worth trying.

  • The problem with milk you buy in supermarkets is that it’s homogenized, thus it goes through a different, and faster digestion process than natural milk does, so it obviously has some level of harmful effect on the body, just like every artificial food. Plus the remain of chemicals and other things exudated by the animals as a result of the chemicals that were given in to them.

  • Honestly, I feel like moderation and diversification is the key. There are pros and cons to every food source Some fruit has high levels of sugar, but has lots of nutrients and fibre (which affects the absorption of said sugar, but lets not get too deep into this), but point is too much fruit could lead to higher sugar in the blood (not saying fruit is bad, but large quantities or low quantities of a particular food source can have negative health effects). Different flora in your gut will respond differently to different food sources, I remember one particular study (it’s been too long to source my source, so I do apologise about that) but even a change from participants ‘normal’ diet to a high fat, highly processed foods for a period of 3-4 days showed huge changes in their biomarkers in their colon, leading to early signs that they may be of risk of cancer. Again, this shows how dynamic health is and all the more reason I see to vary your food source. If you say “this food is healthy” and eat it all the time, but it turns out there is one molecule in that that increases your chance at cancer, well guess what, you’ve been exposing yourself more regularly to that. In that sense, if you diversify your diet you’re less likely to expose yourself often to any one potential “unhealthy” thing. Note this is sort of just a ramble / non-expert opinion on diet, I am not qualified anyway to say all of this is factual, but to me it makes some logical sense. I’ll leave one final thing to reinforce my point; we all agree water is essential for our survival, but too much water in one sitting can leader to hyperhydrosis and can cause you to die. Too much of anything is always going to be dangerous. In short, a glass of milk is not going to kill you.:P

  • You can reason with someone who invested too much in their ways. You might just as well talk to scientologists about being reasonable.

  • You mentioned, there is difference between milk and cheese. There is significant one. Some sort of cheese does not contain casein because it was broken down during the cheese production. Casein when digested is turned into casomorphine. Cow milk has 80/20 casein/whey ratio while human milk has 20/80. So when you drink cow milk, you can overdose yourself by the casomorphine (opioid). Especially when you body is small (kids). To avoid such think you can choose albumin milk from mare, sow…)

    BTW this is reason for “milk before bed helps sleep” The casomorphine acts like other morphins.

  • What isn’t a health risk these days? I think the biggest health risk is worrying too much about which foods do or do not constitute health risks.

  • I heard some guy lost 12kg in just one month by following diet plan from NextLevelDiet, so I tried that too. Although I didn’t lose that much, I could say this thing really works and it’s definitely worth trying

  • Thanks for the video! I was wondering though, regardless of comparisons to any other veg, is Milk good for you? ie. it may not be as good as veg, but is it still good in terms of nutrients/does it have negative health effects?

  • I think it really depends what works for your body. It turns out I can’t tolerate cows milk dairy but don’t have a problem with goats milk.

    As regards studies be very careful with apparently scientific sounding journals and papers many of which are Fringe, funded by interest groups, or outright quackery.

  • one thing so many of these studies lack is exploration into what degree these things may affect you. for example that soy and testosterone study you mentioned, how much of a decrease did they see? i would assume not very much considering another study confidently found no relationship.
    my philosophy has always been that there’s a million other ways to improve my health that would have a much more significant effect than refraining from consuming dairy, meat, or other products.

  • I really like how you try to look at things in the most objective way possible. That’s one of the reasons that make me respect you so much (even though I sometimes disagree with you).

    Btw, I haven’t read any studies like these lately, so I can’t really comment on the topic, but I only want to point (just in case) that these studies find a correlation between elements (diseases and foods), but not a direct one. After all, diseases like cancer and diabetes seem to be related to genetic predisposition. Because of this, a daily consumption of milk may be the main cause of cancer for one person, do nothing to another, and protect from cancer to another one. We really can’t know for sure yet.

    That’s why I take a more relaxed approach to this and just eat what seems to be the best and, specially, what I like. I personally don’t see the point of living a longer life if that means missing some really tasty food.

  • I would like to point out that nearly every vegan study takes people who are already in horrible health, like Type 2 diabetics or obese individuals, then puts them on a vegan diet and marvels at their health improvement while completely ignoring that those people ate garbage before said study. When you remove the garbage from unhealthy people’s diets, their health improves! Wow, how crazy! It’s not the magic of a vegan diet. It’s the fact that going vegan forced them to stop eating shit all the time.

    Try finding a study that takes normal, healthy individuals that eat a balanced diet and see if going vegan made any damn difference. Good luck finding any diet study, whether vegan or Atkins, that will EVER take already healthy individuals and compare health indicators after being on said diet. All diet studies pull the same bullshit of taking unhealthy people, putting them on their diet, the. claiming their diet made them healthier. No, it didn’t. What made them healthier is that ALL diets share the common trait of removing junk food.

    And another thing. Before you let the risk of a “THREEFOLD INCREASE OF RISK!!!” shock you, look at the actual initial risk to begin with. Who cares if a risk of something is tripled when the initial risk is 0.03%? So now you’re at a 0.09% risk. It’s statistically insignificant. You’re going to find that most of these risk increases aren’t nearly on the same magnitude as you think compared to how much smoking increases cancer risk. Don’t let big percentages and large sounding numbers scare you. Read the actual data, not just the abstract and conclusion.

  • When I look into the consumption of milk I find it is correlated with health risks such as cancer and there does not appear to be any benefits to drinking it that could not be better achieved from other sources.
    I feel it better to cautiously not drink it than drink it and then find out.
    Like some say flossing is not necessary but i think it would be better to just floss your teeth than to not and then find out you have teeth problems… its better to just not drink the milk rather than wait til its proved to be the new cigarettes or whatever.

  • The short version of all these kinds of studies: whatever you will do to keep yourself alive will get you killed in some other way in the long run? Cheese, veggies and fruits for the win.

  • Hi Skallagrim, when reading food research you should always first look at who financed the study. Many times organizations with vested interest in your consumption of a given product come out with research saying how its healthy for you (or that their competitors are unhealthy).

    Always try to find neutral research (hard to do).

  • 5:40

    So the study says that it leeches calcium from the bones to counter a highly acidic diet? So milk is a weak base, since calcium is in bones and the way you counteract acids is with a weak base, namely calcium in this study.

    So what you drink meats and eat milk. Apparently that neutralizes it. Problem solved for your bone marrow. Don’t see the point of that study.

  • Apparently a 2014 study from Sweden found a link between the consumption of milk and bone fractures and death. In short, drinking more milk was associated with more bone fractures and possibly a higher mortality rate. Interestingly, eating lots of cheese and yoghurt wasn’t associated with these problems. To those who aren’t familiar with scientific lingo, a link (or correlation) doesn’t mean milk is the cause. To know whether it’s the cause, you need to do a really strict experiment to make sure milk is the only factor that’s causing problems.

  • I learned from a consultant that fat binds to calcium (in milk) and its… ahemm… pull out with it, as it were. Instead of staying in the body.

  • i just like milk and meat products i think cows should have good pastures and decent treatment. but i hate when people call people who eat meat and drink dairy products monsters and oppressors.

  • i think you have the best allround package for nutrition advice on youtube. medical doctor, non dogmatic plant based focused on nutrition, non supplement, consultin or swagg selling or patreon ( just hate that). good production value and dynamic delivery. great. better than lets say mic the vegan or happy healthy vegan. one thing tho is too many words per minute, slow down a bit. the musics good. gonna get to half a million suscribers for sure

  • This is just from my own personal experience, but at the beginning of the year I changed to a low-carb/high-fat diet, as part of this I changed from drinking cows milk to Almond Milk (more to avoid sugar, than any other reason). I still eat LOADS of cheese though. I feel there has been a mental improvement as well as physical, but as you can’t take blood tests for brain functions and I neglected to take a barrage of cognitive tests before starting, you’ll just have to take my word for it LOL I did find loads of scientific papers to back this up, but this was nearly a year ago now and I didn’t keep any and remember little of the specifics. Talking of research, if you are ever trying to read a paper stuck behind a pay-wall this site may help: http://scihub22266oqcxt.onion/

  • Welcome to the world of health and nutrition science. Studies seem to go either way, and there’s a 90% chance that one study will be overturned by another one within 10 years. Everything both causes cancer and prevents cancer.

  • All of this makes me think of the Skyrim bias against milk drinkers! >:)

    Bread and cheese were the dietary staples for thousands of years of Europeans, including healthy ones.

    I suspect that a lot of these studies take a sedentary lifestyle as assumed. There are a lot of foods that become a lot healthier, and start to look like really good ideas, if you have to work like a dog for a living. The anti carb fad, for instance, is just a result of people who don’t physically work for a living. If you have to output actual bodily energy for 8 hours a day, carbs are a damned good idea all of a sudden.

    A lot of issues we’re seeing with health are probably more to do with the way the foods are prepared nowadays, as some people are noting.

  • In general eating too much of anything can be bad due to overdoses and a lack of necessary other components.
    Either way, we don’t have fixed results on the matter of milk and dairy food yet.
    Simply keeping some diversity in what you eat over the whole month is usually enough to avoid risks.

  • I still drink (moderately) milk and yogurt, but only skim. I also eat less meat, usually I eat it on saturdays or sundays only. Fruits and vegetables, brown rice and etc are the healthiest food you can eat.

  • Look… even if you drink too much water is detrimental to your health, so all with moderation is good. From my side I have had many long living family members and they never went into any weird diets or anything of the sort, they just ate varied and well, heck one of my aunts is 103 years old!!!! And she eats meats, cheese and dairy,too so….. yeah empiricaly I see no detriment in eating meats and dairies….. all with moderation (but I do drink too much soda -_but I dont claim that to be healthy)

  • there are so many conflicting facts i really dont give a fuck what anyone says anymore.. use common sense people.dont just eat a bunch of cheese, why? because it will stop you up.. ill stick to my chicken breast salad with vinegar based dressing and if someone tries to tell me that its going be the cause of my inevitable death im just going to laugh and fry some tofu, have a banana and some whole grains without worrying about the negatives of those foods.. almost all foods have positives and negatives btw thats why variety is important. but when someone says vary your diet they dont fucking mean wendys tonight and mcdonnalds tomorrow.. or blue cheese tonight and brie tomorrow they just mean vary your diet.. its all up to you anyway so please, please use common sense.. as far as cheese goes stick with soft fresh cheeses like ricotta cream cheese goat cheese cheese curds mottzerella for everyday use and limit aged hard cheeses theyre less digestible.but a thorn of experience is worth a forest of warning. also dont gimme any nerdy guff about sources google is my source you wana know the positives and negatives about cheese google cheese not dairy. no offense intended skall maybe im just a little salty about the whole nutrition controversy thingy..salty get it salty? heh

  • Check out health statistics of pastoral peoples greatly reliant upon dairy (i.e. the Maasai). Also consider that the vast majority of milk is heated to degrees far above what is biologically normal today because of pasteurisation, a relatively very new process.

  • Dearest Skallagrim. That’s a big rabbit hole and from experience can tell you that you will end up mad and prone to analysis paralysis. I only have logic to help you unfortunately and it’s not written in journals for you to read. It’s a simple thought experiment.

    If you were to get life insurance, would they ask you if you ate dairy? You know they will ask your drinking, smoking and exercise habits. They will want to know how many vegetables you eat and they’ll measure your weight and find out your occupation. They’ll write down your driving habits and maybe ask if you’re married or not.

    But I don’t think they will get around to asking about your love of cheese.

  • Research about health-aspects of nutrition is notoriously difficult for a number of reasons. Since you can hardly lock a large number of people in a laboratory so that you can perfectly monitor their eating habits quite a lot of studies are based on a rather small sample size and/or rely on self-reporting which is obviously a huge problem. Finding truly comparable test groups is another one since people who choose to eat vegetarian food for health reasons are very likely to make a couple of other health-based lifestyle decisions that their bacon-feasting compatriots might not consider.
    If I had to hazard a guess I would go with the assumption that milk is neither good nor bad enough to on its own have any significant effect on your health as long as you are not lactose-intolerant.

  • I have read somewhere that milk used to be generally undrinkable for early humans until they started making diary products which made them evolve into being tolerant for lactose. And it’s not just the lactose that was the factor. Fortunately for us, humans they are not that weak organisms. Therefore it’s not worth beating your head over it, I mean it might make you feel better or maybe live couple of years longer but you will still die eventually. I still think these should be researched however..

  • I like milk. I like meat. Not such a cheese fan.
    My grandmother lived to be 113. She had eggs, bacon or sausage, and hashbrowns every morning. She drank milk and coffee.
    I don’t believe it’s about food, per se. I think it is more people are sitting on their ass than is good for them. I only eat until I am not hungry, not until I am full. I never eat more than I put out in energy. I drink milk, I eat yogurt, and I eat meat. I can still fit in the same size jeans as when I graduated high school and I’m 53 now. I still have my hair and I still have my teeth.

  • In my opinion one should always take studies with a grain of salt (Less in most cases). My reasoning? A video that sums it up very nicely is on a channel by the name of Veritasium, the video is titled “Is Most Published Research Wrong?”. That being said I quite like milk personally (and dairy in general). Also I feel I should state there are innumerable causes of cancer and in my opinion we should focus more on being able to cure it instead of trying to cease its existence.

  • From what I gathered it appeared there were a lot of give and take with the pros and cons, and the main issue was imbalancing the diet. What I mean is forgoing one nutrient to eat an excess of another, although I’m not an expert on the subject.

  • Fancy vegan diets are too expensive. Plain chicken is hard to beat. And I need milk for my coffee, I can’t drink it black, but I really need that caffeine.

  • It is all based on where and what you buy, if you go for that standard 2% milk, its likely its utter(like my pun) garbage. Just shop around and research, for instance Goat milk is an option that has less hormones and non-sense in it.
    But cheese is just no, just don’t eat cheese as much as possible, especially if your a guy. 1. most types of cheese have tons of fat. 2.Cheese is a huge player in colon cancer. Just try not to eat it guys.

  • i think all you have to do if you wanna know weather you should eat animal or not is figure out if you are a predator or prey plain and simple our ancestors hunted and ate animals so it is all up to the person

  • Just subscribed. I’m a vegan but I like to watch objective videos about health. Hope you have mor of them. Thank you! I’m an ethical vegan.

  • Plant milk with protein, calcium, and B12? Fortified Soy milk! It can go toe to toe with cow milk. As you said, plant foods have everyting you drink milk for without the drawbacks of cow milk.

  • I don’t have a source for my comment, but that is because the point I want to contribute doesn’t need one, but it is a point that needs to be aired.
    You clearly articulated the basis for the point I want to make but you didn’t quite get to the logical conclusion. The logical conclusion is that you, AND I, are the joe schmoe that you referred to in your YouTube Hero video and the British cop in the Zombie issue there. We come to every issue with a bias and that bias is immensely more powerful than most of us are willing to believe and accept.
    What I am getting at is that there will always be a plethora of studies and scientific evidence that points to every possible perspective and opinion on this and most foods. Some issues, when we are lucky, have a strong single perspective that has a significant preponderance of evidence in it’s favour. The issue we have before us in this video isn’t one of those. In the end, you and I will in actual fact come down with our own gut feeling on what we sense is the best perspective and we will also load the question with our own ethical standards and make the conclusion that our opinion is the correct one. We can do no other. We simply cannot go around thinking that it is likely that our opinion is wrong, that is anti-human, it’s not how the homo sapien exists.
    Our only real choice in the matter is how we view people who disagree with us. We can either view them with contempt or apathy or anything in-between. This is where we demonstrate what type of human we really are, and I like to believe that many of us are mature enough to treat others generously and with respect, sadly there is a disproportionately large proportion of idiots who seem to have the time to reply to most videos. (I am not commenting about those who comment to this particular video because I have not yet read the comments, I wanted to make my case without that particular bias coming into play.
    So, to summarize. We will back the ideas that we already have a strong sense are so and we will reject ideas that we feel do not line up with our pre-conceived ideas. This is normal, it is part of what it means to be human. It is the scientist in us that has to fight boldly against this tendency and even the scientist fails at this more often than we would like to admit.

  • The Mongols, Colonial Argentina, the Inuit are all examples of cultures
    that depended predominantly if not exclusively on animal products for
    their survival. Pretty much everyone else relies on omnivore based
    diets. What cultures exclusively depended on solely  plant based diets
    for hundreds of years? 0.

  • What about people in Mongolia? A lot eat exclusively meat & Dairy and they are as healthy as the horses they ride upon! Vegans think there gonna live forever! Slay and eat Boys!!

  • Pity that so many commenters are acting all butthurt and feeling the imminent need to defend their personal eating habits over what was essentially just Skall listing a number of recent studies on the effects of milk and dairy on human health he even made it very clear in advance that he wasn’t pushing any dietary agendas and just wanted to put some information out for people to draw their own conclusions.

    That said, I believe it very hard to conduct quality research on nutrition for various reasons: One big issue is the limited scope of so many of those food studies often they only use a small amount of test subjects, only gather information over a very short period of time, or use lab animals instead of humans to do the testing on. Then it is also very hard to exclude all kinds of disruptive factors (i.e. how much dairy and what other foods were the test subjects consuming, how much are they exercising, whether there are existing health conditions etc.). Thirdly, nutrition studies, even if conducted by professional institutes, are often commissioned and funded by various branches of the food industry, which may have an impact on the conclusions.

    So the best we can do to avoid all these problems (other than being very explicit about being intellectually lazy) is to read the fine print of those studies and compare the findings of many independent ones, ideally meta-studies (who do just that on a professional level). In other words, exactly what Skall just did.

  • Nice Video. I like your open mind about the Topic! I personally can recommend the book “how not to die” (or for that matter the site or its youtube-channel which contain basically the same Information as the book). I have never seen a book about Nutrition and health that has so many citations in it (over 200 pages at the end just filled with all the sources). It is structured in the way, that it talks about the leading causes of death in the western world one by one and how they are related to food. Very very profound. Feel free to look into the youtube channel first to see if it is interesting for you.

  • As long as you’re not lactose-intolerant, dairy is fine. It doesn’t deserve any special place on the food pyramid, and the dairy industry is too powerful, but dairy is not bad in any way if you’re not allergic.

    Food-healthiness studies are notoriously unreliable. They involve human subjects, who tend to live varying lifestyles and whose food intake is difficult to control like lab rats.

    The “animals take so much land to raise!” position taken by many vegans is misleading, because the entire reason humans started raising grazing animals in the first place was because they could eat grass on non-arable land and then in turn be eaten by humans. Many animals are raised on land that couldn’t be used for crops, anyway.

  • Prostate cancer ain’t no problem. Just follow these 2 easy steps.

    1. Eat a shit ton of spicy food.
    2. Bust a fatty or two every few days.


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  • Hey, Skallagrim!
    Just wanted to say that you are awesome! Approach the topic open-minded like you do and you unavoidably will come to a conclusion that veganism is a way to go for animals, for health. for planet. I am not quoting anything I am 100% sure if you investigate the issue open-minded you will get the right conclusion! So yeah never mind the haters do what you feel is the right thing to do!

  • Have you tasted boiled kale, its almost inedible, but if you can convince yourself by acting in a “comedic” way trying to “explain” the “truth” then go ahead my friend.. You also don’t absorb nutrients from foods you can’t digest.. I can take a fucking rock and sauy wow so much magnesium and zinc and molybdenum in this shit ima eat it man.. You say people drink 40% less milk now, are they healthier in any measurable way?

  • Years ago people ate less meat,dairy,cheese,sugar and eggs,there was very little heart disease and cancer.
    These days people eat lots of meat,dairy,cheese,sugar and eggs,there is lots of heart disease and cancer.
    But people can’t do it,they can’t give up the meat and the sugar and the dairy,they are ADDICTED to the taste,it’s like a DRUG.

  • Milk increases risk of all cause mortality raises markers of inflammation and increases risk of bone fractures.

  • milk has very little iron (bad for babies) so NW euros who needed milk back in the day because crops had lower yields in nw europe selected for a gene forget name which retains iron.

    that gene plus a modern diet with enough iron creates excess iron and causes cardio vascular problems so the average is shifted in areas like cardio for euros

    it’s not milk; it’s a specific gene that correlates with people whose ancestors drank a lot of milk

    most of the inconsistencies in dietary research are because of factors like this

    conclusion: generally speaking eat what your ancestors ate as you’re likely yo be adapted to that

  • I have no Idea how the dairy industry is in north america. But here in the Netherlands are the megafarms for the cows are humane with minimal stress for the animals. This is do too the robots we jus in the farms. The cows have free movement in the farm. The cow can choose when she will be milked by the robot by walking to the robot on her own. The cow choose when she will eat, she simpel walk to the food dispenser robot and get food.

    In the morning all the cows are tricked by the candy robot to move to a different part of the farm so the farmer can clean the stables.
    Most of the time the cows can choose if she will be outside of inside the farm, but this is depending on the land wat is available. A Robot couts the cows wat are outside when the max is reached let’s say 50 it will close the gate and opens the gate when 1 cow from the outside goes back in.

    Really think that cows a better off in a robot controlled mega farm than the old family farm were the animals a box in and forced to stay in 1 place all day.

  • i was going to watch this, then you started pointing at things that suggest milk can help cause cancer, i’m just going to close the page so i can try to forget this and not get paranoid

  • Hi Skall,

    One thing to note (which you did briefly note in your video) is that all of the studies in the “pro” dairy camp you mentioned are meta-analyses, while the “anti” dairy studies were all clinical trials or cohort studies (with the exception of one of the prostate cancer risk studies, which you did mention).

    Meta-analyses are far more useful in coming to useful conclusions, as they analyze multiple studies into the same claim, while discounting those studies which are found to have flawed metrics, executions, or conclusions.

    It’s just too easy to game an experiment to produce the results the designers intend to show, especially when the people designing or paying for the experiment have a vested interest in the outcome poor science in isolated studies is how coal and oil companies are able to manufacture doubt on climate change, how tobacco companies were able to claim nicotine is not addictive (or that the health risks of smoking were inconclusive) and likely how a company like Monsanto (who controls 90% of soybean production in the world) could cast doubt on the health risks of soy, or manufacture a concern over the health risks of dairy, to which soy is an alternative.

    I didn’t look into the studies you posted deep enough to say who was funding them, just offering another lens under which you may critically analyze the information presented to you.


  • giving up any animal protein and increasing the consumption of lots of plants is the only way to life healthy on the long run. b12 is not a vegan problem. animals get their b12 from pills too. we should get it clean and nice directly. omega 3 you can get it from pant foods like flax seeds. Fish is filled with poison.

  • Wtf we are supposed to eat? If i believe everything, everything kilk us… I bet if we all start lettuce and carrots diet they wikl tell us its unhealthy…

  • What are your thoughts on calcium supplements? Many doctors and studies say don’t take because calcium can build up and cause heart disease. PCP says to take supplements because of osteopenia and the benefits out way the risk. I eat a wide variety of veggies, fruits. So confused

  • I think the most important thing to remember is that moderation is the key.
    Personally I think physical exercise and walking outdoors to get all those vitamins from the sun are much more important to preventing illness than diet (thought diet is still important).

    Every year they change what they say, tomatoes cause cancer, tomatoes cure cancer, only some tomatoes are dangerous, only insane amounts of tomatoes are dangerous…. And so on.

    I’ve seen some some pretty negative health issues associated with veganism as well.

    As for animal care I support local farms in my area and I feel like that is the best step one can take.
    I’m not against hunting, I’m not against trapping, I’m not against meat eating.
    I’m against waste and inhumane treatment of animals.

    To each their own.

    Sources (?)
    * (sources in this article are pretty decent).

  • I like the approach that this shows dairy is not needed for health that might help when talking with family and friends. I wonder if the drop in milk has been offset by a rise in cheese? I think I have heard that. While we don’t need dairy you sort of left out (I like the bit about children should not have cow milk) that dairy brings negative consequences along with it is it OK to disregard the causal relationship with inflamation, cancer and heart disease?

  • I noticed that in your whole video, there was never any mention if the milk referred to in these studies are pasteurized and/or homogenized. Numerous studies show that raw milk has huge benefits and negate much of the risks of drinking pasteurized/homogenized milk. Source:

  • I big issue I have with much of the research today in any topic with a lot of money riding on its findings is that the Youtube’s requirements for sponsor disclosure are significantly harsher than other forms of media and science.

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    8.Leafy green veggies
    9.Whole grain cereal
    10.Fluids(Fresh fruit juices)