Dr Oz: Is Milk Bad for Your Health?
Have you been told your whole life that milk is healthy for you? Today Dr. Oz talks to a controversial doctor who says it is actually a lie because he argues that milk does not grow strong bones, it increases inflammation, and may even raise your risk for cancer. Could milk really be dangerous to your health? Find out now!
Dr Oz: The Ultrasimple Diet Dr Mark Hyman
Dr. Mark Hyman, author of The Ultrasimple Diet, says we have all seen the health claims about milk, as well as other dairy products, but they simply are not true. He explains that often times people drink low-fat milk thinking it is better for them, but then they end up gaining weight. Dr. Hyman says this is because it is sugar that makes us gain weight, not fat.
Milk does not strengthen bones. Dr. Hyman says the protein in milk overpowers the calcium, which causes your body to get rid of it, leaving you with weakened bones. He adds that it is actually Vitamin D that strengthens bones, not calcium.
Dr Oz: Symptoms of Milk Sensitivity
Dr. Hyman says milk is not good for your gut. He explains that 75% of people in the world (25% in the United States) are lactose intolerant, which prevents your stomach from absorbing the milk sugar and leads to bloating, diarrhea, and other intestinal issues. Dr. Hyman says we also need to be concerned about the milk protein Casein because it can lead to digestion problem and a leaky gut.
Symptoms of Milk Sensitivity:
- Weight Gain
Dr. Oz says he respects Dr. Mark Hyman as a physician, but he is concerned about some of the findings, especially the argument that milk increases a person’s cancer risk. Dr. Hyman explained that milk is designed to grow calfs into cows and naturally contains hormone and growth factors, which makes cancer cells grow, especially those in the ovaries or prostate.
Dr Oz: Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives
Dr. Oz says that while milk might not be the best choice for a beverage, it is still better than most and unless you are experiencing the symptoms listed above Dr. Oz says that milk is still a wholesome choice. He will personally continue to drink 2% milk because he agrees with Dr. Hyman that drinking skim milk does not make sense, but if you are concerned about dairy here are some alternatives to try.
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Milk (Unsweetened)
- Goat Milk