January 30, 2004

Health Advice

Advice from a commentor:

"some of the posts here are ignorant. a person won't get osteoporosis or rickets. it's been found that women who drink milk get osteoporosis much more than vegan women. beer is more nutritious than milk, though i won't recommend that for kids.
the milk in the vending machines could be replaced with juices. i think it's best if the soda is also removed.

cows won't explode if not milked. the only reason they're in danger from not being milked is because they're given hormones that make them produce more milk than they naturally would, and because their calves are taken away to be made into veal. stop the hormones and let them have their calves and everything would be OK."

Refers to this old post. Commenter: PETA thanks you.


Posted by hln at January 30, 2004 11:41 AM | Whimsy | TrackBack

Sometimes I think that maybe I'm the one from another planet but then I realize I'm prone to wishful thinking.

Posted by: Trey Givens at January 30, 2004 05:06 PM

cows won't explode if not milked

Darn. Another evil plan foiled.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 30, 2004 10:05 PM

For the record: That wasn't me. Although I agree with the genius behind the comment that beer is more healthy than milk.

Posted by: Blackfive at January 31, 2004 09:38 AM

Beer *is* more nutritious, except for that pesky alcohol content. There appears to be good evidence that cow's milk really isn't very good for humans, but statements like that make it difficult to take anyone seriously.

Most "juices" are pretty damn unhealthy, too. Particularly the kind packaged for vending.

Posted by: hans at January 31, 2004 03:30 PM

I know that real beer - not the lite stuff - has quite an array of B Vitamins in it. I'm not sure how many survive the bottling process, but before there was water purification, drinking beer was healthier than drinking water. Now Matt can claim he's watching his health when drinking beer. *G*

As for the rest of the post - too bad it makes the person appear to be barely literate. I might've been persuaded to look into some of the claims, but I refuse to put myself out for badly written formulaic pap. *sigh*

Posted by: Teresa at January 31, 2004 10:39 PM

The food served in schools is a mess. Why are we quibbling over sugar-milk vs sugar-soda? that's like arguing whether cyanide is better than arsenic. My daughter's peers (6th grade) regularly consume chocolate milk, snapple, dove bars, pizza. What are we thinking? This 'food' is garbage and will have long-term deleterious effects on our children's health and immune system. Cow milk is not as great as the hype indicates, but what's worse is putting sugar in milk and many other foods and drinks and then wondering why we have diabetes and obesity problems.

Posted by: bob w at February 3, 2004 02:48 PM

I agree with the commenter. We should all stop milking the cows and just eat them instead. With a nice cold beer.

I would say that we should eat vegans too, but I haven't seen too many that have enough meat on them to make them worth the processing cost.

Posted by: Phelps at February 3, 2004 04:01 PM

Everything is unhealthy... should we stop breathing because of air pollution?

Posted by: Beer at March 18, 2004 02:29 PM