I may have just introduced two new vegans into the world… MY PARENTS!!!
My parents who used to hiss at the word veganism, I may have actually changed their minds!
I had a serious talk with them, explaining all of the terrible things animals, the environment, and even people suffer because of the meat/dairy/egg industry, and that I was willing to plan and cook every meal if they were to go vegan, and they seemed to actually be okay with it!
Calcium? Where do the COWS get calcium for their big bones? Yes… from plants! The calcium they consume from plants has a large amount of magnesium… necessary for the body to absorb and USE the calcium.
The calcium in cow’s milk is basically useless because it has insufficient magnesium content (those nations with the highest amount of milk/dairy consumption also have the highest rates of osteoporosis. Proof? How about a controlled study of 78,000 nurses over a period of 12 years?
Read more about it at: http://www.notmilk.com/deb/030799.html
Cows milk has three times the calcium as does human breast milk. No matter, neither are very usable because in order to be absorbed and used their MUST be an equal quantity of MAGNESIUM (as exists in the greens that cows eat to get all the calcium they need for their big bones). Milk has only enough magnesium to absorb around 11% (33mg per cup) of calcium.
Per the USDA 8 ounces (one cup) of cows milk contains:
Calcium, Ca mg 291.336
Magnesium, Mg mg 32.794
The USDA recommends 1200mg of calcium per day. The USDA recommended three cups of milk a day only have 900mg of calcium. Some argue that only 1/3 of the magnesium is necessary. Mother nature seems to suggest it should be one to one. If the ratio for proper absorption were 1/3 magnesium to one calcium then no more than 300mg of that 900mg of calcium is usable. If, in fact, it is a one to one ratio… only 98.38mg of calcium is usable.
It is not a matter of how much calcium one ingests… but how much one does not lose.
I would believe this 100% if they had picked a larger cross-section of the population to deal with other than nurses. Nurses have a distinct schedule and lifestyle that many other people in the population do not share. This is not a wide-enough representation.
“Likewise, the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study failed to find a relationship between calcium intake and bone fractures in more than 43,000 men. And a 2003 Swedish study of more than 60,000 women, which was published in the journal Bone, found no association between dietary calcium intake and fracture risk. (…)
Campbell ’s views come from observations he and his colleagues made during a series of nutritional studies that began in 1983 and are collectively known as the China Study. In these studies, Campbell found that Asians, who consume far less dietary calcium than Americans, have one-fifth the bone fracture rate of Americans.
Those countries that use the most cow’s milk and its products also have the highest fracture rates and the worst bone health,” Campbell says.
Americans have weak bones not because they drink too little milk but because they drink too much, Campbellsays. Animal protein, such as the protein in milk, makes blood and tissues more acidic, and to neutralize this acid, the body pulls calcium, which is a very effective base, from the bones. Because dairy products contain substantial amounts of animal protein, drinking milk actually robs the bones of calcium, he says. The more meat and milk Americans eat, he says, the more calcium they need to consume to process that protein.”
You’re all fucking stupid if you vote for Obama. I promise this 100%. You suck. He’s not progressive. He’s not going to save the world. He’s not a good president. He’s a good family man. He seems like a cool dude. He’s had a serious upbringing. He came from legit…
All of the options absolutely blow! I do believe that Obama is a much better oprtion than any of the others, but that does not mean I support him. Anarchy anyone?