Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow's Milk and Your Health

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Twenty-four million Americans suffer from diabetes, and one in three children are overweight or obese. Studies show that poor diet and physical inactivity are poised to overtake tobacco as the leading actual cause of death in the US. In Whitewash, nutritionist Dr. Joseph Keon unveils how North Americans unwittingly sabotage their health every day by drinking milk, and shows that our obsession with calcium is unwarranted.

Citing scientific literature, Whitewash builds an ...

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Overview

Twenty-four million Americans suffer from diabetes, and one in three children are overweight or obese. Studies show that poor diet and physical inactivity are poised to overtake tobacco as the leading actual cause of death in the US. In Whitewash, nutritionist Dr. Joseph Keon unveils how North Americans unwittingly sabotage their health every day by drinking milk, and shows that our obsession with calcium is unwarranted.

Citing scientific literature, Whitewash builds an unassailable case that milk is not just unnecessary for human health, but that its inclusion in the diet may actually increase the risk of serious diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and Crohn's disease. In addition, many of America's dairy herds contain sick and immunocompromised animals whose tainted milk may make it to market. Cow's milk is also a sink for environmental contaminants, and has been found to contain traces of pesticides, dioxins, PCBs, rocket fuel and even radioactive isotopes.

Whitewash offers a completely fresh, candid and comprehensively documented look behind the dairy industry's deceptively green pastures, and gives readers a hopeful picture of life after milk.

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I highly recommend this book as it is easy to read yet thought-provoking, controversial but well-researched and literally a life-saver!
-Green Eatz

Human beings need to learn what all other animals instinctively know: milk is for infants. Despite the fact that allergies, disease, and obesity can all be linked to our obsession with cow¹s milk, we have bought the milk lobby¹s fable ¬hook, line and sinker. Dr. Keon¹s scrupulous research and meticulous documentation will wipe those sinister milk mustaches off all the smirking dairy execs. Whitewash is nothing less than a lifesaver.
- Rory Freedman, author, Skinny Bitch

Whitewash is the book vegans have been waiting for, and the one book the dairy industry would most want you not to read. With meticulous references and a passion for his subject, Joseph Keon has written a book packed with vital information and invaluable resources. It is easy to read and backed by science. The author has done a superb job in revealing the most effective – and expensive – propaganda campaign in U.S. history.
— Patti Breitman, co-author of How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty and Director, Marin Vegetarian Education Group.

In my medical practice, I have watched children with eczema, allergies, ear infections and chronic upper respiratory congestion lose most or all of their symptoms when they stopped drinking cow’s milk. And whole cow’s milk is also the food most to blame for the huge increase in obesity in America’s children. Read this excellent, well-researched book and don’t drink your milk!
- Jay N. Gordon, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA Medical School

Joseph Keon's Whitewash is another authoritative and well-referenced nail in the cow milk coffin. Having discovered firsthand the adverse effects of milk in much the same way as the Dr. Keon, I can say that without relentless taxpayer-funded USDA support, shameless advertising (with IRS tax deductions for same), milk products would finally stand exposed only as an expensive way to make yourself sick.
- William Harris, M.D. Author of The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism

There is too much in Whitewash to discuss here in any detail, suffice to say every vegan should read it to reinforce what they already know: cow milk should not play any part in a healthy human diet. Then they need to pass it on to or buy it for all those friends and relations who insist on the goodness and importance of cow milk. I defy anyone to read this book and keep on drinking the stuff.
--Vegan Voice

From the foreword: I might be one of the last people you would expect to find questioning the value of dairy products for human health. Not that this is an easy question for most people. The assumption that dairy products are wonderful foods prevails throughout our culture with amazing tenacity. But in my family of origin, this assumption was held with a steadfastness that was virtually religious.

There was a reason. My father founded, owned and ran what became the world’s largest ice cream company --- Baskin-Robbins. Our house included a commercial-sized freezer with each of the 31 flavors, one for each day of the month. By the time I was 21, my father had manufactured and sold more ice cream than any human being who had ever lived on the planet. And he groomed me, his only son, to succeed him. It was his plan that I would follow in his footsteps.

So what am I doing writing a foreword for a book titled Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow’s Milk And Your Health? It turned out that I didn’t follow my father’s plan, but instead walked away from the company and the money it represented to become an advocate for a healthy and compassionate way of life. And that brings me to this marvelous book by Joseph Keon.

Because if you are looking for the truth about dairy products and your health, if you are wanting to understand what scientific research has actually shown, this book is an immensely helpful resource. I consider it, in fact, the best book yet written on the subject. - John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865716766
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 387,029
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A wellness consultant, nutrition and fitness expert for over twenty-five years, Dr. Joseph Keon is considered a leading authority on public health and is the author of three books, including Whole Health: The Guide to Wellness of Body and Mind and The Truth about Breast Cancer: A Seven-Step Prevention Plan.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword John Robbins xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Our Love of Milk 9

Chapter 2 The Calcium Crisis 17

Chapter 3 Udderly Ridiculous 25

Chapter 4 Cow's Milk and Human Disease 31

Chapter 5 The Contamination of Cow's Milk 77

Chapter 6 Cow's Milk and Children's Health 113

Chapter 7 The Real Causes of Osteoporosis 159

Chapter 8 The Hidden Costs of Dairy Products 191

Chapter 9 Calcium Without Cow's Milk: Making the Transition 209

Conclusion 227

Resources 229

Notes 239

Index 299

About the Author 319

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    This book is very informative. Everyone in the world needs to read this book whether they drink milk or are considering giving up milk. You won't want to put it down.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    Wellness consultant and nutritionist Joseph Keon looks at what h

    Wellness consultant and nutritionist Joseph Keon looks at what he calls "the most destructive nutritional myth" that "humans need the milk of a cow to be healthy. By citing the results of numerous studies, he shows that dairy products may be the most unhealthy foods that we consume. Every parent and pediatrician should read Whitewash. As Keon states "... no human child of any age at any time requires the milk of another species in order to meet nutritional needs." He also debunks the myth that dairy products prevent osteoporosis, explaining that countries with the highest consumption of dairy products also have the highest bone fracture rates. This book has the potential to dramatically improve the health of anyone who reads it and takes Keon's advice to eliminate all dairy products and to get calcium from more bioavailable, non-animal sources.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Right

    Very disturbing


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