I found this on the Supertraining forums written by Mel Siff. I didn’t have time to read it myself, I just figure it’ll add a little fuel to the fire in the milk debate.
Here is another website which discusses the controversy of milk consumption
by human adults:
This is one of its introductory extracts:
<There are students of human nutrition who are not supportive of milk use for
adults. Here is a quotation from the March/April 1991 Utne Reader:
If you really want to play it safe, you may decide to join the growing number
of Americans who are eliminating dairy products from their diets altogether.
Although this sounds radical to those of us weaned on milk and the five basic
food groups, it is eminently viable. Indeed, of all the mammals, only
humans–and then only a minority, principally Caucasians–continue to drink
milk beyond babyhood. ???Indeed, of all the mammals, only humans–and then only
a minority, principally Caucasians–continue to drink milk beyond babyhood.
Who is right? Why the confusion? Where best to get our answers? Can we trust
milk industry spokesmen? Can you trust any industry spokesmen? Are n
utritionists up to date or are they simply repeating what their
professors learned years ago? What about the new voices urging caution?
I believe that there are three reliable sources of information. The first,
and probably the best, is a study of nature. The second is to study the
history of our own species. Finally we need to look at the world’s scientific
literature on the subject of milk.>
Dr Mel C Siff