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Book Review "Milk, better not!" by Maria Rollinger


Best book about milk and dairy products that includes scientific studies and draws convincing conclusions about calcium and allergens.

Book Review "Milk Better Not" by Maria Rollinger, best book about dairy products.© CC-by 2.0, Catalina Sparleanu, PhD, Foundation Diet and Health Switzerland


The information in this book is based on scientific research. It provides readers with an entirely different view of milk (and dairy products). It's true that every food has its advantages and disadvantages, and that the disadvantages become apparent when larger amounts are consumed.

But the disadvantages of milk are so numerous and serious that some scientists refer to it as the most important food that you should avoid. This is why so many books have been written that are critical of milk.

Milch besser nicht! (Milk, better not!) is the best and most comprehensive critical book on milk and dairy products I've ever seen.

We are so heavily influenced by the industry, politics (lobbying), medicine, and the media that I probably shouldn't put the conclusions at the beginning. If you doubt the veracity of the statements below, please read through the collection of about 50 scientific papers provided by Maria Rollinger — the content and links are in English.

I can only recommend that you read this book because—despite my long and detailed book review—there is much evidence and proof that I could not include in my text. The summary here only shows the relationship between consumption and health. This and other topics relevant to milk appear in the discussion after the conclusion and summary.

  1. The high calcium content of milk is not good for us, and when we consume more dairy products, our risk of osteoporosis increases. See also the image and text below.

  2. According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), there is a clear correlation between the consumption of dairy products and the frequency of breast cancer (correlation).

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    A comparison between West Germany and the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) shows the same. According to Harvard Medical School in the United States and other studies, milk (and dairy products) also cause an increase of ovarian cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. This is probably due to the large number of "growthhormones" present in milk and dairy products. Since milk severely neutralizes stomach acids, the gastric mucosal barrier (mucin) does not function or becomes weak. And thus "growthhormones" can enter the bloodstream.

  3. Cardiovascular diseases also occur because of the high cholesterol content of dairy products. The cholesterol levels of milk is sometimes higher than that of meat.

  4. Concerning Parkinson's disease, studies at Harvard University have shown that consuming dairy products several times a day can lead to an increased risk for Parkinson's disease in men, but not in women. The results of this study were confirmed multiple times between 2002 and 2007, primarily by Chen.

  5. In the case of autism, there is usually a functional disorder of the intestine. This leads to the release of larger protein particles (peptides) into the bloodstream before they are fully digested and has adverse effects. A diet free of dairy and gluten (GFDF diet) can bring significant improvement.

  6. The author criticizes the medical system for the fact that patients with acne (acne vulgaris) and eczema (atopic dermatitis) are treated for months or years with cortisone and the like without any great success. It is only when they take the time to research that they learn how they can easily avoid allergens. Then they usually experience long-term success or are even cured. The main allergen is most often milk.

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    But in my opinion, you should also switch to a gluten-free casein-free diet (GFCF diet). If you strictly adhere to this diet, you will see results in just two weeks. Having a medical examination that includes skin and blood tests to identify allergens can bring results if the steps mentioned above do not work.

  7. Even in the case of rheumatoid arthritis, histamines have been found in the inflamed areas of affected joints. People who suffer from this condition develop antibodies against certain foods, often milk proteins.

  8. ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are also linked to diet. The author writes that anyone who has ever watched a child who is playing quietly and then goes berserk half an hour after eating a chocolate bar knows what we are talking about.

    She goes on to say that we shouldn't be surprised that so many children who eat primarily pasta, pizza, bread, hot dogs, chocolate milk, candy bars, pudding, and ice cream, develop these kinds of diseases. After all, all of these foods contain gluten and milk proteins. She then recommends valuable books on the subject.

  9. Exorphins are protein fragments that resemble opiates and have the same effect: they make people happy and addicted, are calming, and reduce pain. These exorphins that can make you happy are found, most notably, in grains (gluten) and in milk. Digestion converts βα1-casein into the strongest-acting opioid β-casomorphin 7. Casomorphins then get into the bloodstream and into the brain.

    Lifestyle diseases such as (ADD) in children, depression in adults (major depressive disorder), autism, schizophrenia, type 1 diabetes mellitus (infants given cow's milk too soon), and heart disease can be caused by milk consumption.

  10. Milk protein is made up of about 80 % casein protein and 20 % whey protein. Apart from protein in eggs (egg allergy), milk proteins are the most frequent cause of true food allergies, particularly in the case of young children.