Supposedly hormone-free commercial milk found to be full of ‘girlie hormones’ says Mother Jones

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You’ve probably seen it on milk cartons, yogurt containers and cheese packaging if you live in the U.S. — that little asterisk followed by a claim that the milk used in the product does not contain rBST, rBGH or other artificial growth hormones. But a series of studies conducted by researchers at Harvard University has revealed that, despite this claim, many commercial dairy products still contain high levels of growth hormones, particularly the feminizing hormone estrogen.

While most rBST- and rBGH-free dairy products likely do not contain these added hormones, the fact of the matter is that modern dairy production methods, particularly those now used in the U.S., cause more hormones than normal to be present in milk. The reason for this, according to Ganmaa Davaasambuu, a physician and scientist from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), is that many commercial dairy herds are milked excessively as well as during pregnancy, both of which result in higher-than-normal hormone levels in the finished product.

“Thanks to the way it is produced nowadays, milk from a commercial dairy is likely to contain much higher levels of natural sex hormones than you’d find in milk from a traditional (pre-industrial) dairy herd,” writes Josh Harkinson for Mother Jones, citing Davaasambuu’s extensive research into the subject.

Old-fashioned milk did not cause disease like today’s milk

Back in the early 2000s, Davaasambuu and her colleagues decided to investigate why rates of prostate cancer in Japan had escalated nearly 25-fold over the past half-century. This inquiry led the team to the discovery that cancer rates began to spike right around the time that American dairy techniques were brought over to the country following World War II.

After examining roughly 36 years of dietary data in Japan, Davaasambuu and her team came to the conclusion that the American way of raising dairy cattle in the 21st century — commercial herds in the U.S. are typically milked for 10 months out of the year rather than five or six, and are also routinely milked during pregnancy — is the most likely cause of increased cancer rates in Japan. These modern milking methods are not only taxing on cattle, but also produce milk that is highly estrogenic.

This was made more evident after a followup study in Mongolia, where cancer rates are much lower, found that traditional milking methods did not produce these negative outcomes. By milking their cows less frequently and not during pregnancy, the Mongols studied were observed to be largely free of disease.

“The reason that milk produced in America and Japan has more sex hormones than Mongolian milk is simple,” adds Harkinson. “The free-range cows kept by Mongolian nomads get pregnant naturally and are milked for five or six months after they give birth. In Japan and the United States, the typical dairy cow is milked for 10 months a year, which is only possible because she is impregnated by artificial insemination while still secreting milk from her previous pregnancy.”

“Milk from pregnant cows contains far higher hormone levels than milk from nonpregnant ones–five times the estrogen during the first two months of pregnancy, according to one study, and a whopping 33 times as much estrogen as the cow gets closer to term,” he adds.

Forced dairy consumption at public schools making kids sick

Sadly, commercial milk products remain a staple in many public school cafeterias, both in the U.S. and Japan. Public schoolchildren in Japan, in fact, are still required, thanks to an antiquated 1954 law, to consume 200 milliliters of commercial milk every day during lunch.

Other studies have shown that chronic consumption of commercial milk can lead to allergies, asthma and other serious health problems besides cancer, which begs the question — why is the government still peddling this processed junk food to our children, while the traditional milk of old, in all of its raw and wholesome glory, remains illegal in many states?

Sources for this article include:

http://www.motherjones.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://www.realmilk.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

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Hunger Games no longer fiction: New reality show to strand contestants in wilderness while viewers send aid

WHAT HAVE WE BECOME? This is sick. Is the population creepy enough to make this show a number 1 hit? I wouldn’t be surprised. Sick! (screams – ARGHHHHHH!) Help me my lovely Sophia, Abraxas save us – we’re doomed by the demiurge. Shiva!

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by Mike Adams

The Hunger Games is about to become reality as the Discovery network plans to roll out a show that follows a similar format. In the new reality show called “Survival Live,” contestants will be intentionally stranded in a Pacific Rim jungle without food, adequate clothing or shelter. Their activities will be monitored and recorded via a network of webcams feeding back to TV viewers who can “send aid” in the form of tools, clothing and food.

It’s a format ripped right out of the book (and film) Hunger Games, where an oppressive dictatorial regime forces young adults to fight to the death as a form of entertainment for the masses (and the amusement of the political elite). In the Hunger Games, contestants are dropped into the wilderness with access to deadly weapons they must use to kill each other. As the weakest contestants are killed off, news of their demise is broadcast to enthralled viewers worldwide. Corporations can send aid to contestants in the form of air-dropped supplies, a sort of “paid placement” advertising.

Discovery’s Survival Live follows a similar format, with the weakest contestants being plucked from the show each week (and fortunately not killed outright). Viewers watch the contestants on a network of webcams, and the public can send aid to be delivered to contestants.

In a new twist, “Viewers will be able to track the survivalists’ progress via a 24/7 Web platform that details their biometric data, which will reveal who is physically struggling,” says Hollywood Reporter.(1)

Trending toward survival combat shows

It’s not difficult to see how reality TV is increasingly resembling science fiction. In 1987, a film called The Running Man(2) depicted Arnold Schwarzenegger as a convict placed in a mass-murder game show in which the last man alive wins the show. The show was broadcast for the viewership ratings in a crumbling society where ethics and morals were increasingly abandoned.

Today, as ethics and values are abandoned across American culture, it’s not hard to see reality TV trending toward more “brutal” scenarios where lives are put in extreme danger. Crisis issues threatening the downfall of the nation — such as out-of-control debt spending and the chance of nuclear war with Russia — are increasingly dismissed with distractions involving daytime television and junk celebrity news.

I can certainly see a development where a less conventional broadcast network would work out a deal with private prison corporations to broadcast live “reality prison combat” shows. This could even become a Running Man-style game show where convicts on death row are given the choice to “compete” in a death match and possibly win their freedom.

Many of the fake TV ads depicted in the first Robocop movie (1987) have also come true today. They were considered bizarre at the time, but now ring true in a collapsing culture and society. Even the script choice of Detroit as a crumbling city where cops are overrun with criminals turned out to be prophetic.

Sources for this story include:
(1) http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/s…
(2) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093894/?ref_=nv…
(3) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/?ref_=nv…
About the author:

Mike Adams (the “Health Ranger”) is the founder of NaturalNews.com, an independent news source covering personal and planetary wellness from nutrition to sustainable living. He’s written thousands of articles on nutritional therapies, natural remedies and health care reform, attracting a following of millions of readers around the world.Adams was named the second most influential person in alternative media in 2011 and is a recipient of several awards for investigative journalism.
Adams also serves as the executive director of a non-profit organization, the Consumer Wellness Center and spiritual exploration website DivinityNow.com.
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