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  • Dec
  • 17

Milk: It Does a Body … Bad

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You have to hand it to the dairy industry’s marketing geniuses. They’ve paid everyone from Chris Brown to Katie Couric to shill for cow’s milk and persuaded the likes of the National Football League, Quaker, and Taco Bell to jump onboard. But as researchers investigate all the health claims that the milk industry makes, they’re […]

  • Dec
  • 9

Another Reason to Wean Your Grandkids From Milk

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Breaking news: A new study from Harvard Medical School suggests that drinking milk as a teen doesn’t prevent broken bones later in life. OK, OK—I’m sorry for the “breaking news” pun. I couldn’t resist. But when researchers analyzed findings from participants in the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professional Follow-Up Study, they found that […]

  • Aug
  • 5

When ‘Osteoporosis’ Starts With an ‘A’

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Weight loss diets come and go-the baby-food diet, the watermelon diet, hypnosis diets, the South Beach diet, and even the doughnut diet. (OK, we made that last one up.) Some diets do actually help people lose weight, but unfortunately, some of them carry hidden risks. One such diet is the Atkins Diet, a high-protein, low-carbohydrate […]

  • Aug
  • 22

Watermelon: Good to the Bone

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Concerned about osteoporosis? You may want to dump the dairy in favor of watermelons, tomatoes, and red grapefruits. Recent research suggests that lycopene, the bright-red carotenoid that gives those fruits their luscious hue, may prevent bone loss. A study done on 23 healthy postmenopausal women between ages 50 and 60 found that a lycopene-restricted diet […]

  • Apr
  • 12

Build Up Your Vegan Recipe Collection to Build Strong Bones

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Last week, I wrote about five wholesome vegan foods—green vegetables, seeds, nuts, herbs, and soy—that are rich in calcium and other essential nutrients. Unlike cow’s milk, which can contribute to osteoporosis and other health problems, these tasty, cholesterol-free vegan foods can help you build and maintain strong bones. This is especially important considering that osteoporosis-related […]

  • Apr
  • 5

For Good Bone Health, Break Your Dairy Addiction

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Without a doubt, cow’s milk is not healthy for humans. It contains saturated fat and cholesterol, and it can contribute to an array of sometimes deadly health problems, including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, asthma, and even osteoporosis, the very condition that, according to the dairy industry, it’s supposed to prevent. That’s because the excess animal […]

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