Twenty-four million Americans suffer from diabetes, and one in three children are overweight or obese. Studies show that poor diet and physical inactivity are poised to overtake tobacco as the leading actual cause of death in the US. In Whitewash, Joseph Keon unveils how North Americans unwittingly sabotage their health every day by drinking milk, and shows that our obsession with calcium is unwarranted.
Citing scientific literature, Whitewash builds an unassailable case that milk is not just unnecessary for human health, but that its inclusion in the diet may actually increase the risk of serious diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and Crohn’s disease. In addition, many of America’s dairy herds contain sick and immunocompromised animals whose tainted milk may make it to market. Cow’s milk is also a sink for environmental contaminants, and has been found to contain traces of pesticides, dioxins, PCBs, and rocket fuel. Whitewash offers a completely fresh, candid and comprehensively documented look behind the dairy industry’s deceptively green pastures, and gives readers a hopeful picture of life after milk.
A wellness consultant for more than 25 years, Joseph Keon holds fitness expert certifications by both the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas, and the American Council on Exercise, and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He is past chairman of the board of directors for Dr. Helen Caldicott’s Nuclear Policy Research Institute, and past member of the Marin Health Council, an advisory to the Marin County Board of Supervisors. Joseph has spearheaded important consumer environmental awareness campaigns, including the effort to eliminate the use of the ozone-depleting soil fumigant methyl-bromide in strawberry farming.
He has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers internationally and has also appeared on local and national news broadcast, including CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and ABC News. He works closely with several environmental and public health organizations and is the author of three other books: Whole Health: The Guide to Wellness of Body and Mind; The Truth About Breast Cancer: A Seven-Step Prevention Plan; and the forthcoming Questions That Matter.
Read the Foreword by John Robbins
“If you are looking for the truth about dairy products and your health, if you are wanting to understand what scientific research has actually shown, this book is an immensely helpful resource. I consider it, in fact, the best book yet written on the subject.”
John Robbins is a social activist, humanitarian and author of The New Good Life, Healthy at 100, and The Food Revolution.
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