carborundum. Don't let the bastards grind you down."
The April edition of the Journal of Dairy Science (J Dairy Sci. 2012 Apr;95(4):1699-708) made my day on April 1, 2012. This was no April Fools Day joke.
Dairy scientists measured the levels of steroid estrogens in commercial cow's milk and goat's milk and concluded:
"A lower combined concentration of estrone and estradiol was found in goat milk than in any of the cow milk products tested...Goat milk represents a better dietary choice for individuals concerned with limiting their estrogen intake."
Can you believe they admitted this truth in a pro-dairy journal? Yippee!!! Wait--it gets even better.
In their abstract, the authors (Farlow DW, Xu X, Veenstra, TD) admit:
"Increased levels of estrogen metabolites are believed to be associated with cancers of the reproductive system. One potential dietary source of these metabolites that is commonly consumed worldwide is milk."
Pinch me please. I must be dreaming...
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." - Edgar Allan Poe