Why Cheese Leads to Calcium Loss and Osteoporosis

In the United States, we have been programmed to believe that in order to build strong healthy bones, and to avoid osteoporosis, that we must consume ample amounts of cow dairy.

Sadly this could not be more of a false statement, but women all over the country flock to cottage cheese and skim milk in order to satisfy their need for calcium. I wish that I could somehow reach all of these women and tell them how wrong they really are.

Eating dairy products, including cheese, will not decrease your risk for calcium deficiency.  In fact, dairy consumption will increase your risk for osteoporosis and other complications due to calcium loss.

This is because cheese is a drug. In 1981, Eli Hazum conducted studies on cheese at the Wellcome Research Laboratory and found morphine in cheese. Cheese also has a high amount of the protein casein.

Why does cheese increase the risk of calcium loss? Salt… the average two ounces of cheese contains 350 milligrams of salt, cottage cheese contains 900 milligrams and Velveeta contains about 800 milligrams.  Now that’s a lot of salt!

Many studies have been done that prove that women who do not eat cheese have stronger bones and a lower risk of osteoporosis.

A Harvard research study that included 78,000 women showed that the women who got the most calcium from dairy sources vs. plant sources had nearly double the rate of fractured hips.

The reason we have been programmed into believing that calcium builds strong bones is simply and cheaply for monetary gain. The sad truth is that the dairy industry is closely knitted with the government.

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