Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth about Cow’s Milk and Your Health


WhitewashAs many of you know, we do our best at Go Dairy Free to stay out of dairy politics, sticking primarily to the tools for helping people who choose to live dairy-free, vegan, or on a free-from diet. Yet, it would be doing our readers a disservice if we didn't share with you a sure-to-be-controversial new book that was just released today from New Society Publishers, Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow's Milk and Your Health.

This book, written by Dr. Joseph Keon (Foreword by John Robbins), delves deeply into the health impacts of dairy consumption. You can expect to see a full review of Whitewash here on Go Dairy Free in the near future, but for now, A summary of this new title follows  …

North Americans are some of the least healthy people on Earth. One in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and 50% of US children are overweight. This crisis in personal health is largely the result of chronically poor dietary and lifestyle choices …

In Whitewash, nutritionist Dr. 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 not only is milk unnecessary for human health; its inclusion in the diet may increase the risk of serious diseases including:

  • prostate, breast, and ovarian cancers
  • osteoporosis
  • diabetes
  • vascular disease
  • Crohn's disease

Many of America’s dairy herds contain sick and immunocompromised animals whose tainted milk regularly makes it to market. Cow’s milk is also a sink for environmental contaminants, and has been found to contain traces of pesticides, dioxins, PCBs, rocket fuel, and even radioactive isotopes.

Whitewash offers a completely fresh, candid and comprehensively documented look behind dairy’s deceptively green pastures, and gives readers a hopeful picture of life after milk.

Whether you're a novice to strategies to get healthier OR you'd like to stay on top of the latest research, you need this book, not to just read, but to re-read, and keep for the constant references you'll need as you try to educate others as to how they've been "whitewashed"! – Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., Author A Race For Life & Senior Fitness

Human beings need to learn what all other animals instinctively know: milk is for infants. Despite the fact that allergies, disease, and obesity can all be linked to our obsession with cow¹s milk, we have bought the milk lobby’s fablehook, line and sinker. Dr. Keon’s scrupulous research and meticulous documentation will wipe those sinister milk mustaches off all the smirking dairy execs. Whitewash is nothing less than a lifesaver. – Rory Freedman, author, Skinny Bitch

Dr. Joseph Keon has been a wellness consultant, nutrition and fitness expert for over 25 years. He is considered a leading authority on public health, and has written three books, including The Truth about Breast Cancer: A Seven-Step Prevention Plan and Whole Health: The Guide to Wellness of Body and Mind.

Whitewash may still be on pre-order in some places, but it was officially released today. To order:



About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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