Monday, December 31, 2012

My 2012 Top Ten

It's officially 2013 in Holland, Michigan! This has been a really wonderful couple of days. Fred and I celebrated our 12 year anniversary on Sunday. We went for a lovely winter run around Holland. New Year's Eve was spent playing UNO with Fred's mom and our six year old daughter. New Year's Day we will be starting the year off right with a run!

2012 was probably the best year of my life. Not kidding. So many wonderful things happened this year. I've decided to narrow it down to a list of the most outstanding events.

This last year, 2012, will always be remembered as the year 
I stopped wishing and started doing.

Top Ten Awesome Events of 2012

10. Danyelle and I started Sexy Mother Runner!
9.  I learned a lot about friendship. How blessed I am to have so many really wonderful people in my     life and also that sometimes, it's okay to let go.
8. Fred and I joined a weight loss challenge and each lost a significant amount of weight thus setting us on our new lifestyle journey.
7. I discovered how much I love trail running.
6. Everyone in my house became vegetarians.
5. I travelled out of the USA, for the first time ever, to the Dominican Republic, with my sisters.
4. I ran from zombies with Fred and some great friends at the Run For Your Lives in Indiana!
3. My best friend gave birth to the most precious baby girl. 
2. I ran my first AND second half marathon!
1. I completed my first Spartan Race, the Midwest Super Spartan, with Fred, Danyelle, and her husband, Kory!!!!! 

I really can't even put into words how excited I am for 2013. Danyelle has labeled it as the year of fun. I will have to second that. 2012 was a very fun year and I can only imagine that 2013 will be even better now that I know more of what I am capable of accomplishing. The sky really is the limit.

I know I already listed 10 events but I really have to add one more. I am so thankful for all of the wonderful people who I have met this year because of running and also training for the Spartan race. Especially all of the fabulous ladies in W.O.W!

Peace, Love, Happiness!

One year from now, how will you look back on 2013? 
Happy New Year! 
May 2013 be a blessed one!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Year, New You, What to do?

As the hub bub of a New Year is buzzing around it brings me to the question of what to do? Everywhere you look the talk of Christmas has subsided and the focus is on the New Year and more specifically, "New Year, New You!" Of course, that brings the question of "What to do?"

Last year I before I had even received my Midnight Kiss (This is a joke, because I can't even remember the last time I actually made it to a CST Midnight New Year!) I knew my 2012 goals. I wanted to complete a triathlon and a marathon, The Chicago Marathon! Although, both were some of the most amazing experiences of my life I can't help but think about less serious races and just dedicate "2013 as the year of FUN!"

So there it is, "2013...The Year of Fun"! Here is my list of what looks fun to me...

Fun List!*

One of the many amazing pics from an Electric Run!
The Electric Run (Top of my list!)

Foam Fest 

The Color Run

Tremont Triathlon 
(Would love to do it again. It was super-fun!)

Warrior Dash

The most important race that I will be a part of is watching my friends complete the River City Marathon on May 19, 2013. For many of them this will be their very first marathon. It is so exciting! The best part is that it is right in our hometown. We are so lucky! I can't wait to train and cheer them on that day!

As I close this post today I ask you "What are your 2013 goals? "What is on your 2013 fun list?"

Until Next Time...Happy Running!


*Click on any race to be directed to it's site.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Challenge

The snow is finally here! There is a blizzard going on outside as I type. I'm really excited about this as I seriously LOVE snow.

I love how the white covers up all the dead brown. I love how it makes everything look beautiful. I love how it crunches under foot. I love the way it looks as it is falling from the sky. I even love playing outside in it. Driving is a different story...

I'm really really hoping that school is not cancelled tomorrow though. It's the last day of school for my two littles before they start Christmas break and it's also their class Christmas parties. Did I mention that I now have 20 some odd reindeer cupcakes in my kitchen which will still be there tomorrow if school gets cancelled?!?!? Yeah, not cool...

I'm already putting together a Plan B in my head. If school is cancelled and I get stuck with all of these cupcakes plus the little treat bags that I made, I will be making a trip to one of the local food shelters. In fact, I'm going to be doing that anyway with some of the excess goodies that always seem to be hanging around my kitchen this time of year. I certainly don't need them but I know there are people who will gladly take them.

This has been weighing heavily on my heart this week. I teach my children why we celebrate Christmas, about Jesus, about showing love and compassion for others. I figure they are at a great age where it's time to also show them what Christmas is all about.

There are some ways that we already have. I explained to them why the Salvation Army bell ringers are outside the grocery store and gave them each money to drop in the bucket. We filled a shoe box with goodies for Project Christmas Child. We donated a new toy to Toys For Tots. This year it just doesn't seem like any of it is enough.

My sweet girl and I at our church Christmas dinner.
The tragic events of last week have broken my heart and brought me to tears several times a day. I don't even watch the news and yet I can't stop thinking about those precious children whose lives were lost. My youngest daughter is six. Like so many parents, I can't help but think what it would be like to go through what the parents of Newtown, CT are going through. I can't help but think about how we can make the world better, safer for our children. I keep coming back to the quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world."

That's what I'm going to aim for. Our world needs more love. More compassion. More kindness. I hope to provide that by setting the example for my children. We will be spreading as much compassion as we can this holiday season. Whether it's smiling at the retail clerk who is dealing with grouchy shoppers all day long, paying for the person in line behind you at Starbuck's, picking up some extra groceries to donate, helping out at a soup kitchen or shelter, cleaning the snow from a neighbor's driveway, whatever way you can show some compassion for others, please do so. This is my challenge to everyone this Christmas season. "Be the change you want to see in the world."

Also, go for a run. :)

Peace, love, happiness!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

To the people of Newtown, Connecticut Tears are crying for you in Illinois

As I just heard the foot steps of my child running across our hardwood floors this morning I can't help but write about something other than running. As my daughter's foot steps became louder, that meant she was getting closer. Closer to me. Tears started to well into my eyes. Moms and Dads in Connecticut this morning aren't hearing that. As she came into my room I hear Saturday morning cartoons in the background and I just can't help but hug her. Hug her tight. She squirms and laughs saying "Mommy, why are you hugging me so hard?! I can't really tell her exactly why, but I say what I always do "I love you so much, do you know that?"

I can't get the pit out of my stomach or thought out of my head that 20 children did not come home to their families yesterday. Twenty Moms and Twenty Dads didn't tuck their kids into bed last night and twenty parents will not give those presents under the tree to their little ones this year. I can't stop thinking about the heroes that sacrificed their lives for others yesterday. Six adults who dedicated their lives to helping children were lost yesterday never to return to their families. My heart aches for the people of Newtown, Connecticut. Their lives will never be the same.

All I wanted to do yesterday was pick both of my children up at their schools early yesterday, hug them, squeeze them and then shelter them from society. I think many Mom's felt that way yesterday. It's our instinct.

Then I started assessing the security measures at both of my children's schools. I started thinking about what they could do differently? How could they be more prepared? That thought quickly changed to gun laws, mental illness, metal detectors and the thoughts reeled on and on. What are we to do?

We will never know exactly why this senseless massacre happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but this morning I pray. I pray for the families of Connecticut. I pray for healing for their town. I pray for strength. I pray that each of us in our own lives do not take anything for granted. Each day is a gift. Each moment a blessing.

As the rain pours down this morning in Peoria, Illinois I think it is tears from heaven mourning for the people of Newtown, Connecticut.


Sunday, December 9, 2012


I've been thinking about running, weight lifting, milk, Christmas, moving, work, unpacking, gift wrapping, and holiday parties, but my thoughts keep returning to the topic of dairy. For quite some time I have had a nagging feeling about dairy consumption. What triggered these thoughts? Many things. I believe the first instance that I started to wonder about dairy was two-three years ago when my mother-in-law was taken "off" dairy. Her Dr. stated she had an allergy to it. I thought this was interesting to be diagnosed with this in your 50's. Then another friend found out they had a dairy allergy and another friend's parents and so on and so forth. As I would follow up with my mother-in-law about her removing most dairy from her diet she would report how "good" she felt. Intriguing... Since that time I have watched a few food documentaries that have opened my eyes to the big business of the Food and Drug Industry. Plus, Bekah, Fred, and I have had fascinating discussions about dairy and meat consumption. Collectively, it has sparked an interest in me to take the time to research dairy consumption more.

Therefore, four weeks ago I decided to cut dairy out of my diet as if I were a lab rat in a test market. I went three weeks completely without dairy. I didn't even have cream in my coffee.  Although I did not feel much different I still felt good. On day 23 without dairy I decided to join in on family pizza night. I had two pieces of cheese pizza that night and what happened to my body was terrible. My stomach went into instant cramping and knots. I actually felt like I might throw up. Coincidence, I think not. I felt horrible.

Ever since then I have felt the urge to research dairy recommendations and alternative calcium sources even further. Last week I 'googled' the topic "Are we really supposed to drink the milk of other animals?" The information I found was astounding, but there was one article that stood out and spoke to me. I have pasted it below.

Will I swear to never have a piece of cheese or bowl of ice cream again in my life? No, and this is simply for the same reason I can't say I will never have a Diet Pepsi again even though I willfully know that aspartame is a silent killer. I just plain enjoy the taste of them. I can't imagine not popping a cheese cube in my mouth at a summer cookout and not chasing it down with a soda. It's American! lol! However, these items will not be on my weekly grocery list for myself and our kids. These items will be the exception instead of the rule. Honestly, because after what I have read I can't feed my children this in good conscious. Have I removed milk out of our household already and replaced it with Almond Milk? Yes. Do my kids like the Almond Milk? Yes, they think it is a special treat which cracks me up. Will my husband be partaking in this journey? I doubt it. My husband has a philosophy in life that quite frankly I can't argue with: "I enjoy these items so much that I would rather die 10 years younger than stop consuming them." After all, it is his life and I am a firm believer in not pushing your view point or judging others. :)

Always learning each day and now learning with less dairy...


"Are we really supposed to drink the milk of other animals?"

Yes... milk is Mother Nature's "perfect food" ...for a calf... until it is weaned. 

Everything you know about cow's milk and dairy is probably part of a Dairy industry MYTH. 

Cow's milk is an unhealthy fluid from diseased animals that contains a wide range of dangerous and disease-causing substances that have a cumulative negative effect on all who consume it. 


*ALL* cow's milk (regular and 'organic') has 59 active hormones, scores of allergens, fat and cholesterol. 

Most cow's milk has measurable quantities of herbicides, pesticides, dioxins (up to 200 times the safe levels), up to 52 powerful antibiotics (perhaps 53, with LS-50), blood, pus, feces, bacteria and viruses. (Cow's milk can have traces of anything the cow ate... including such things as radioactive fallout from nuke testing ... (the 50's strontium-90 problem). 


Rank Total Description 

1 724,859 Heart Disease (think fats/cholesterol: meat/dairy) 
2 541,532 Malignant Neoplasms (cancer: think toxins/milk/dairy) 
2a 250,000 Medical system (drugs/etc. think ignorance/incompetence) 
3 158,448 Cerebro-vascular (think meat milk and dairy) 
4 112,584 Bronchitis Emphysema Asthma (think toxins/milk/dairy) 
5 97,835 Unintentional Injuries and Adverse Effects 
6 91,871 Pneumonia & Influenza (think weak immune systems and 
7 64,751 Diabetes (think milk/dairy) 
7a 40,000+ Highway slaughter (men, women and children) 
8 30,575 Suicide (think behavioral problems) 
9 26,182 Nephritis (Bright's disease: inflammation of the 
10 25,192 Liver Disease (think alcohol and other toxins) 

(2a and 7a were added for completeness) 

(note: Number 13 on the CDC list is -18,272 Homicide & Legal Intervention-. It is curious that the CDC would readily list law enforcement and homicides... and not the 250,000 deaths caused by the medical system!) 


Of those 59 hormones one is a powerful GROWTH hormone called Insulin- like Growth Factor ONE (IGF-1). By a freak of nature it is identical in cows and humans. Consider this hormone to be a "fuel cell" for any cancer... (the medical world says IGF-1 is a key factor in the rapid growth and proliferation of breast, prostate and colon cancers, and we suspect that most likely it will be found to promote ALL cancers). 

IGF-1 is a normal part of ALL milk... the newborn is SUPPOSED to grow quickly! What makes the 50% of obese American consumers think they need MORE growth? Consumers don't think anything about it because they do not have a clue to the problem... nor do most of our doctors. 

(See for a time line) 


Each bite of hard cheese has TEN TIMES whatever was in that sip of milk... because it takes ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese. Each bite of ice cream has 12 times ... and every swipe of butter 21 times whatever is contained in the fat molecules in a sip of milk. 

MONSANTO AND rbGH (Posilac) 

Monsanto Chemical Co., maker of fine poisons such as DDT, agent orange, Roundup and more... spent around half a billion dollars inventing a shot to inject into cows... to force a cow to produce MORE milk (for an already glutted taxpayer subsidized market). 

Unfortunately, they created *FIVE* errors in their Frankenstein Posilac (rbGH) shot that direly affected all test animals... but that important report (Richard, Odaglia & Deslex, 1989) has been hidden from everyone under Clinton's Trade Secrets act. The Canadians read enough of this report (before it was stolen) to reject rbGH for their country. 

Monsanto's Posilac creates additional IGF-1 in milk: up to 80% more. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) insists that IGF-1 is destroyed in the stomach. If that were true, the FDA has proven that breast feeding cannot work. Common sense says their "finding" is ridiculous because this growth factor DOES make the baby calf grow (rapidly, as mother natured intended). Visit the Dairy Education Board at… to review a DAIRY study that confirms what the FDA has lied about this for years. 


This study involved two groups. One group consuming 12 ounces of milk a day and the other consuming the USDA recommended allowance of 24 ounces (three cups). This report notes that the participants consuming 12 ounces more milk per day... HAD A 10% RISE IN IGF-1 IN THEIR BLOOD SERUM! Now, consider that PER DAY, from ALL sources, the typical milk/dairy consumer ingests approximately 39% of daily diet from dairy... and that 10% increase becomes the "tip of the iceberg". We have NO idea of the non-dairy versus full-dairy difference but considering cancer rates... it has to be significant. 


Whole milk 49% of the calories are from fat. 
"2%" milk 35% of the calories are from fat. 
Cheddar cheese 74% of the calories are from fat. 
Butter 100% of the calories are from fat. 

Most folks suspect that butter is all fat. Most folks have no concept of the just how much fat is in the rest of milk and dairy. Perhaps the 54% of Americans who are obese need to comprehend that milk, ice cream, cheeses, yogurts, and all the OTHER products that use milk derivatives (casein, whey, lactose, colostrum) are most likely a significant cause for their weight and health problem. 


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:… Article on the 78,000 nurse study… CALCIUM AND BONE DISEASE WHO GETS BONE DISEASE? CRIPPLING BONEHEADS… Consolidated info 

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. 


Milk can be thought of as "liquid meat" because of its high protein content which, in concert with other proteins, may actually LEACH calcium from the body. Countries that consume high protein diets (meat, milk and dairy) have the highest rates of osteoporosis. 


87% of milk is water. That makes it VERY expensive water. 

Broken down into its basic groups... WHOLE MILK is: 

87% 3.25% 4% 1% 4.75 

(note: that is 3.25% "milkfat" which includes the 87% water.) 

80% of the protein in milk is casein. Casein is a powerful binder... a 
polymer used to make plastics... and a glue that is better used to make 
sturdy furniture or hold beer bottle labels in place. It is in 
thousands of processed foods as a binder... as "something" caseinate. 

Casein is a powerful allergen... a histamine that creates lots of 
mucus. The only medicine in Olympic athlete Flo-Jo's body was Benedryl, 
a power antihistamine she took to combat her last meal... pizza. 
For the whole Flo-Jo story:,.…… and… for the whole story. 


Cow's milk is allowed to have feces in it. This is a major source for bacteria. Milk is typically pasteurized more than once before it gets to your table... each time for only 15 seconds at 162 degrees Fahrenheit. 

To sanitize water one is told to boil it (212 degrees F) for several minutes. That is a tremendous disparity, isn't it! 

Keep in mind that at room temperature the number of bacteria in milk DOUBLE around every 20 minutes. No wonder milk turns rotten very quickly. 


ONE cubic centimeter (cc) of commercial cow's milk is allowed to have up to 750,000 somatic cells (common name is "PUS") and 20,000 live bacteria... before it is kept off the market. 

That amounts to a whopping 20 million live squiggly bacteria and up to 750 MILLION pus cells per liter (bit more than a quart). 

1 cup = 236.5882cc 177,441,150 pus cells ~ 4,731,600 bacteria 
24 oz (3 glasses) = 532,323,450 pus cells ~ 14,220,000 bacteria 
(the "recommended" daily intake) 

The EU and the Canadians allow for a less "tasty" 400,000,000 pus cells per liter. 

Typically these levels are lower... but they COULD reach these levels and still get to YOUR table. 


The cholesterol content of those three glasses of milk is equal to what one would get from 53 slices of bacon. Do you know of any doctor who recommends that much bacon per day? 


Is cow's milk and dairy "Kosher"? Consider this: 

"D-3 always is derived from an animal. The sunlight reaction that converts 7-dehydrocholesterol to vitamin D-3 is a 'pure' chemical reaction that occurs in your skin in certain cells." 

"The provitamin known as 7-dehydrocholesterol is extracted and isolated from the skins of mammals and purified." (Marian Herbert of the Vitamin D Workshop U of C) 

Vitamin D-3 can come from four different sources: 

Pig skin, sheep skin, raw fish liver, and pig brains. Most of the time, Vitamin D-3 is extracted from pig skin and sold to dairy processors. 

Short answer to "is milk kosher" - probably not. 


Fat and cholesterol. Lots of it. Per the dairy influenced USDA "food pyramid" all milk, dairy and meats should represent no more than 8% of the diet. Statistically, by volume of sales in a nation of 281 million Americans, it works out to almost 40% of the diet for MILK AND DAIRY.. without the meat. 

The milk of each of the over 4,700 mammals on earth is formulated specifically for that species. There are special lactoferrins and immunoglobulins (cow specific immunizing stuff) that in humans serve as allergens. 


According to Hoards Dairyman (Volume 147, number 4)... 89% of America's dairy herds have the leukemia virus. (more at… 


The protein lactalbumin, has been identified as a key factor in diabetes (and a major reason for NOT giving cows milk to infants). 


Mycobacterium paratuberculosis causes a bovine disease called "Johne's." 

Cows diagnosed with Johne's Disease have diarrhea, and heavy fecal shedding of bacteria. This bacteria becomes cultured in milk, and is not destroyed by pasteurization. Occasionally, the milk-borne bacteria will begin to grow in the human host, and the results are irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's Disease. 


There may also be prions (pronounced PREons) in the milk and meat. This is crystalline substance that acts like a virus... with an "incubation" period of from 5 to 30 years. The end result is MAD COW DISEASE! 


Large fat molecules cannot get through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream. The cream no longer rises... because homogenization breaks up those large molecules into small ones that DO get into the bloodstream! This becomes an expressway for any fat-borne toxins (lead, dioxin's, etc.) into your (otherwise) most protected organs. 


How does this impact humans who consume cow's milk and dairy? Obesity (over 50% of Americans and rising), heart disease, cancer, allergies, digestive problems, diabetes, asthma, desensitization to antibiotics, behavioral problems, and the constant ingestion of dioxin's, herbicides, pesticides (and anything else the cow eats that is not good for any critter), that winds up getting stored in HUMAN fat... is not healthy by any measure. 

Those who resist believing the truth should understand that MOST of the world's population CANNOT tolerate the lactose in cow's milk. Up to 95% of the black population, around 53% of the Hispanics, etc.) So much for cow's milk being "natures perfect food" for humans! Mother nature knows better. 

Common sense question: Where was this massive "milk is a must" before refrigeration, pasteurization and mass transportation? Back when cows gave only 1-4 pounds a day it was quickly made into BUTTER and cheese! Now that those same cows have been tweaked and shot-up with Posilac to produce up to 55 or more pounds of milk per day... almost all year long... it is suddenly (after many thousands of years) a daily "staple". NOT! 


There are around 9.2 million dairy cows in the United states. Each dairy cow ingests around 330 pounds of feed (perhaps 50 pounds) and water (around 280 pounds or 33 gallons) per day. Allowing for the best dairy production of 55 pounds of milk per day (over ten times what mother nature designed the cow to produce) that means that what remains becomes "slurry". 

That means around 275 pound of urine and feces per day... per cow, for a daily total of 2.53 BILLION pounds of pollution. Per year... that amounts to around 923 billion pounds of UNTREATED pollution entering our streams, rivers, lakes... and drinking water systems. 

Cows are hot-blooded mammals. Like all other mammals they pass gas. Somewhat like elephants their compartmented digestive system is rather inefficient... which leads to the creation of MORE gas. During a Discovery Channel documentary on elephants a parting quip was that the average adult elephant passes enough methane gas per day to run a car about 20 miles. 

Cows are not much better. The English New Scientist (page 5 -31.8.96) mentions that cattle produce around 48 kilograms (105 pounds) of methane each per year and that more bubbles out of the animals' manure. Dairy cows eat more because they produce milk. With 9.2 million dairy cows times a minimum of 100 pounds of methane gas per year... that amounts almost a billion pounds of methane gas released into the atmosphere each year. With around 100 million beef cattle... pigs, sheep, and other "factory farmed" animals it should not be difficult to fathom the extent of this problem. 

This means that "Beef is a greenhouse-intensive food" and a major cause of global warming (with dairy a significant part of the problem). 

Another major point is: 

"Milk is a very strong pollutant: it is about 400 times more polluting than untreated sewage. To put it another way, 1,000 gallons of milk has the same polluting potential as the untreated sewage from a town of 7,000 people." Morlais Owen. Chief Scientist for Welsh Water. North Wales Weekly News. 24.3.88. 


Q: What is WHEY? 

A: Whey results when the FAT and CASEIN are removed from milk. 
In making cheese, the curds become the cheese. 

Whey's main components are bovine serum albumin and lactalbumin. 
There are other hormones contained in whey. 

Q: What happens to the: 

59 hormones, scores of allergens herbicides, pesticides, dioxins 
up to 52 antibiotics 

When made into cheese? 

A: Everything gets concentrated. 

When made into butter? 

A: The allergens get lost: but the dioxin's and 
pesticides and antibiotics remain in the fat. 

In the digestive system? 

A: Steroid hormones survive, as do dioxins and antibiotics. 
In homogenized milk, protein hormones survive... depending upon the 
gastric pH, some protein hormones in cheese survive, but not all... 
eleven steroid hormones survive. 


Eventually, everything is broken down, but not before the chemical messengers (hormones) "deliver their message." 

Each of those hormones and proteins acts differently and has different rates of degradation. BOTTOM LINE... they all survive to a certain degree... and the effects are cumulative. 


Whey: Blood proteins. Bovine serum lactalbumin has been identified as a trigger for diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. 

Lactose: Two sugars. Glucose and galactose. Galactose has been indentified as a trigger for glaucoma. There are several columns that cover lactose (covering galactose and galactosemia): Dr. Gordon: Heart Disease… Lactose is dangerous… Ben's heart… Female Cancers… Lactose intolerance 

Colostrum (cow's first milk): Loaded with hormones, particularly IGF-I, along with loads of immunizing agents for COW DISEASES. 

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"It's not natural for humans to drink cow's milk. Humans milk is for humans. Cow's milk is for calves. You have no more need of cow's milk than you do rats milk, horses milk or elephant's milk. Cow's milk is a high fat fluid exquisitely designed to turn a 65 lb baby calf into a 400 lb cow. That's what cow's milk is for!" --Dr Michael Klaper MD 

"I no longer recommend dairy products after the age of 2 years. Other calcium sources offer many advantages that dairy products do not have." --Dr. Benjamin Spock

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