Check out this great article from one of our mentors, Dr. Dennis Perman. He says it better than I could!
From the “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not really out to get you” mailbag – I received a youtube video from constant source of information and inspiration Dr. Barry Warren, featuring a terrifying expose´ about the presence of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in our milk and dairy products, from injecting cows with the substance to increase their milk production.
The conspiratorial cover-up ranges from tampering with a Fox News investigative report that was squashed over a decade ago to reports that both Canada and Europe had already moved to ban the use of this dangerous chemical. With a little more homework, I found that the effect of this practice is to increase the concentration of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in our bodies, especially in infants, and excessive IGF-1 is linked to colon, breast and prostate cancer.
In fact, while Monsanto, the producers of rBGH (brand name Posilac, also known as bovine somatotrophin) allegedly threatened Fox and drove them to prevent the piece from airing unless they were allowed to eviscerate it and remove words like “cancer” from it, this video also says that Fox tried to contain the reporters, Steve Wilson and Jane Akre, with bribery, threats of termination and other questionable tactics, apparently due to financial pressure from Monsanto.
The hormone induces mastitis in the cows, which is then treated with antibiotics, and the pus from the cows’ infections appears in the milk along with the rBGH and the drugs, rendering it unsafe and potentially carcinogenic, as nations worldwide have concluded – but somehow, in the US we are still victims of the greed and indifference of a major corporation, even at the cost of life and health.
To say the least, this is infuriating, but it isn’t even the real problem – the underlying issue is that our worldview allows the perversion of nature no matter what the consequences, in health, nutrition, and all related businesses – and the ultimate penalties are paid by you and me, the consumer, who would never know about such criminal behavior if not for a few brave souls who are willing to go public.
To me, this is just a symptom of our departure from ”things natural,” and it is obvious that there is a price to pay – for example, our runaway health care costs are fed by such self-serving decision-making, and until we return to a culture that respects nature, evaluates the impact of our actions and errs on the side of health and wellness instead of avarice, we can expect more of this rampant disregard for our safety.
I am hopeful that reporting like this will eventually wake us up to the toxic beliefs that are destroying our world, but time is short – voice your opinions, not only to direct your patients and sphere of influence to avoid dairy products that don’t say “no rBGH” on them, but also to alert those you know to weigh the balance of their lifestyle choices before carelessly accepting the status quo.
Dennis Perman DC, for The Masters Circle