(article by Natural Mentor)
For a long while, the dairy industry has done a great job convincing us that milk is essential for optimal health. Few people know that our worldwide obsession with calcium started in the 1950s under pressure from the American dairy industry. Before then, historically, people didn’t consume much calcium and had very few problems with osteoporosis.
Their primary claim is that milk makes strong bones (mostly due to its calcium content). This information campaign was initiated with good intentions—namely to decrease the incidence of osteoporosis and other degenerative bone conditions. But we all know the unfortunate truism that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.