Re-opened "Skinny Bitch" by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, my all time favourite book and the one that changed my life. Thought it would be fun to put in some of my favourite anti-dairy quotes:
"Mother Nature is no fool. All species, including ours, have just what we need to get by. She did not intend for grownups to suck their mothers' tits. We don't need our mother's milk as adults, just like grown cows don't need their mothers' milk anymore. We are the only species on the planet that drinks milk as adults. We are also the only species on the planet that drinks the milk of another species."
"We could be putting gorilla milk on our cereal or having zebra milk and cookies. Why cow's milk? Using the animal that produces the largest quantity of milk but is more easily housed than an elephant means more money for farmers. It has nothing to do with health or nurtirion. Again it all comes back to money."
"The dairy industry is a multibillion-dollar industry based on the brilliant marketing and the addictive taste of milk, butter and cheese. It has convinced most doctors, consumers and government agencies that we need cows' milk. We have been told our whole lives, "you need milk to grow. Without milk your bones will break...." Bullshit."
"Dairy products have been linked to a host of other problems, too, including acne, anaemia, anxiety, arthritis, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, fibromyalgia, headaches, heartburn, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, osteoporosis, poor immune fuction, allergies, ear infections, colic, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, autism, Crohn's disease, breast and prostate cancers and ovarian cancer."
(all references are in the book)
"Yes we are saying it is common knowledge in the medical research field that dairy is bad for you. Yes, we are saying that executives in the dairy industry are well aware of this fact but make claims that milk "does a body good." How do they get away with this? Easily. They spend hundreds of millions of dollars ever year to market their prodcuts. And average consumers don't spend their time perusing medical journals but they do read magazines and watch television."
Seriously buy this book! It changed my life. On the outside: these ladies make it look like they are writing just another diet book. But it's actually the only true HEALTH book I've seen in a while. They want real, healthy people. Cutting out the stuff that most diets tell you to keep (meat in particular). The best thing about the book is that everything they say MAKES SENSE. Hopefully you can see that from the quotes above. It all makes complete sense....why? Because it's COMMON SENSE. Dairy = fat. Dairy = unnatural.
And that's not even going into the cruelty....
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