If you have been over at my reading list today, you might have come across this post where I link to a study that seems to be saying that milk consumption is related to prostate cancer. This got me musing about how statistics can be – and often are – abused.
It’s that time of the week again. Here my favorite reads of the week. This does not mean of course that they have just come out this week – it might also mean that I have been slow finding them. Enjoy.
- Resources on feeding kids on HBFS
- The dangers of raw vegan food by Julianne
- Vegans killing their kids by FreeTheAnimal
- Train like a man! ht FitAsFuck
- You cant make up for TV (or blogging…) time in the gym by GymMonkey
- How many reps should you do by Lee Hayward
- Rotator cuff exercises by Lee Hayward
- GM cows produce human milk by the HealthyHomeEcononomist
- Dangers of Fructose by Mother Jones (ht DrEades)
- “Convict Conditioning” – book on hardcore bodyweight exercises via grmbl
- Effect of paleo diet on auto-immune diseases via PaleoZoneNutrition
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Man is not the only animal to drink other species’ milk. It is however the only one to discuss whether this is healthy or appropriate.
Before I start – I am not trying to argue in this post whether or not milk is good for you. My personal view is that it is good for you unless you are lactose intolerant, but I respect that other people have other views on this topic, and I am not trying to convince them otherwise.
What I want to achieve in this post though is to address three arguments that are commonly brought forward by the opponents of milk, and that, I will argue here, are – even though (partially) true – not relevant in this context. Those arguments are the following
- Humans have only herded for x-thousands of years which, in evolutionary terms, is not enough time to adapt
- We are the only species that drinks other animals’ milk
- We are the only species that drinks milk after childhood Continue reading