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New Calcium Knowledge for Cheeseheads

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    Real knowledge is to know the extent of one s ignorance. - Confucius On January 29, 2014, Mother Jones magazine shocked the dairy industry and know-nothing
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      "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."
      - Confucius

      On January 29, 2014, Mother Jones magazine shocked the
      dairy industry and know-nothing pediatricians with this

      "Milk Doesn't Do a Body So Good After All"

      Writer Kevin Drum reported a study that had been
      published in the journal Science:

      "Researchers followed people for 22 years to see if
      drinking milk as a teenager affected the rate of hip
      fractures during the study period. What did they find?
      ...it turns out that each additional glass of milk per
      day as teenagers was associated with a 9% HIGHER risk
      of hip fractures in men later in life. Drinking more
      milk had no effect in women."

      In our 21st century world, calcium knowledge is directly
      proportional to the sum of hundreds of millions of
      dairy dollars invested each year on school posters,
      magazine and television advertising, and brochures sent
      to medical doctors by milk marketing geniuses. The true
      face of common dairy knowledge is little more than a lie.

      One of the great mechanisms of mammalian life is the ability
      of the mother to nourish her young with secretions from her
      own mammary glands. In this manner, food, immunological
      protection, and thousands of other benefits and yet-to-be
      discovered blessings are delivered to infants of each species.

      Each formula for every one of the 4,700 (plus or minus) mammals
      is different. Human breast milk contains the perfect amount of
      calcium for the growing baby. Not too much, and not too little.
      Just the right amount.

      A 100-gram portion of human breast milk (3.5 ounces) contains
      33 milligrams of calcium. Human adults need calcium too, but
      human adults should not be drinking human breast milk. Let's
      compare the amounts of calcium contained in adult foods to
      the level of calcium in human breast milk:

      Calcium content of foods (per 100-gram portion)
      (100 grams is equal to about 3.5 ounces)

      01. Human Breast Milk 33 mg

      02. Almonds 234 mg
      03. Amaranth 267 mg
      04. Apricots (dried) 67 mg
      05. Artichokes 51 mg
      06. Beans (can: pinto, black) 135 mg
      07. Beet greens (cooked) 99 mg
      08. Blackeye peas 55 mg
      09. Bran 70 mg
      10. Broccoli (raw) 48 mg
      11. Brussel Sprouts 36 mg
      12. Buckwheat 114 mg
      13. Cabbage (raw) 49 mg
      14. Carrot (raw) 37 mg
      15. Cashew nuts 38 mg
      16. Cauliflower (cooked) 42 mg
      17. Swiss Chard (raw) 88 mg
      18. Chickpeas (garbanzos) 150 mg
      19. Collards (raw leaves) 250 mg
      20. Cress (raw) 81 mg
      21. Dandelion greens 187 mg
      22. Endive 81 mg
      23. Escarole 81 mg
      24. Figs (dried) 126 mg
      25. Filberts (Hazelnuts) 209 mg
      26. Kale (raw leaves) 249 mg
      27. Kale (cooked leaves) 187 mg
      28. Leeks 52 mg
      29. Lettuce (lt. green) 35 mg
      30. Lettuce (dark green) 68 mg
      31. Molasses (dark-213 cal.) 684 mg
      32. Mustard Green (raw) 183 mg
      33. Mustard Green (cooked) 138 mg
      34. Okra (raw or cooked) 92 mg
      35. Olives 61 mg
      36. Orange (Florida) 43 mg
      37. Parsley 203 mg
      38. Peanuts (roasted & salted) 74 mg
      39. Peas (boiled) 56 mg
      40. Pistachio nuts 131 mg
      41. Potato Chips 40 mg
      42. Raisins 62 mg
      43. Rhubarb (cooked) 78 mg
      44. Sauerkraut 36 mg
      45. Sesame Seeds 1160 mg
      46. Squash (Butternut 40 mg
      47. Soybeans 60 mg
      48. Sugar (Brown) 85 mg
      49. Tofu 128 mg
      50. Spinach (raw) 93 mg
      51. Sunflower seeds 120 mg
      52. Sweet Potatoes (baked) 40 mg
      53. Turnips (cooked) 35 mg
      54. Turnip Greens (raw) 246 mg
      55. Turnip Greens (boiled) 184 mg
      56. Water Cress 151 mg

      Now that you have knowledge of calcium facts, can it
      be any clearer to you that there are quite a number
      of non-dairy food options containing calcium?

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      "And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul?
      Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul."
      - Plato

      Robert Cohen

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