Milk is being vilified for no good reason. I think it started in 1985 when Neal D. Barnard, M.D. founded the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a vocal vegan advocacy group. PCRM does many good things, but I don’t agree with the way they bully milk. Look at their anti-cheese billboards in Albany, New York. Vulgar and silly. People the world over enjoy cheese, a natural fermented food, in moderation.
I can see wanting cows to eat grass instead of corn. And humane treatment of animals goes without saying And I would feed organic milk to toddlers. But Barnard called cheese “dairy crack.” Come on! How could milk be such a problem when it is the mainstay of so many primitive diets? The Maasai tribe in Kenya, the Todas of Southern India, the Kazaks of Central Asia? No milk, they die.
And so, that had been my long-held belief, and then I saw this precious video on the website of dietitian, Katherine Tallmadge. She appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” as a “lactose sympathizer” and I’d say that Jon Stewart is a sympathizer too. Watch “Milk: It Does A Body Bad.” Enjoy!