Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal BMI is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Tall Glass of Hormones
Cows that produce organic milk are fed organic grains and are given access to pasture, but, most important, they can’t be treated with recombinant bovine growth hormone, also known as rBGH or rBST (recombinant bovine somatotropin).
And that God for that!
Traditional dairy farmers feed this horrific synthetic hormone to their cows to boost their milk production, and so far, the USDA still approves this as safe.
(Unlike regulatory agencies in Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and 27 countries of the European Union, where rBGH is banned.)
Studies have shown that rBGH increases the levels of insulin-like growth factor 1, or IGF-1, in the milk of these cows.
Drinking just 1 glass of milk a day for 12 weeks can increase a human’s blood levels of IGF-1 by 10%.
At normal levels, IGF-1 does good things in your body: it’s responsible for cell growth, division, and differentiation.
But IGF-1has been linked in hundreds of studies to increased breast, prostate, uterine, colon, lung, and other cancers in humans.
(Notice how many of those cancers are in sex organs?)
Emerging research even links high levels of IGF-1 to autism.
Rather than destroy IGF-1, pasteurization increases its levels, and because bovine and human IGF-1 are identical, this raging abundance of hormones is eagerly absorbed into your digestive tract and your bloodstream, where it can act on various parts of your body.
Studies have shown that high levels of IGF-1 increases ovulation.
In fact, one study found that mothers who drink milk have an 80% greater chance of having twins.
And although a link has not yet been firmly established, many believe that rBGH is one of the reasons early puberty is on the rise.
The USDA has consistently refused to mandate that milk producers warn consumers that their milk products include rBGH, and many state dairy boards are attempting to ban any mention of rBGH on labels at all.
Still, signs are promising – Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Safeway, Kroger, and many others are starting to use rBGH-free milk.
Kraft is planning a line of rBGH-free cheese.
We may just get this horrific hormone banned.
But in the meantime, play it safe with organic.
Organic farmers are third-party certified, unlike farms that produce nonorganic hormone-free milk.
In the next post, we’ll start talking about how and when to Rebalance your hormones.
The timing, quantity, and combinations of your meals have a great impact on your hormones and metabolism.
Come join me on my weight loss journey! I’d love to have you along!
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