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Drinking milk will keep you strong, right? Not so fast. While there is
some debate as to whether dairy is inflammatory in the body, that may
not be the biggest issue. It’s the ingredients that are unlisted that
you may want to worry about.
It turns out that Parkinson’s, a degeneration of motor neurons in the
brain, may be more diet-related than previously thought. In fact, a recent study published in Neurology suggests
a significant correlation between pesticide-contaminated milk
consumption and neurodegeneration. The research has shown that
pesticides in our food supply — milk particularly — may accumulate in
the brain, and over time, lead to Parkinson’s.
By investigating a Hawaiian mishap from the 1980s, these researchers
have come very close to connecting a certain pesticide — in the class of
pesticides known as organochlorines — to the thinning of nerve networks
that signals compromised brain function. The team studied 449 brains of
Japanese-American men who had agreed to participate in a heart disease
study at the time and donated their organs to research once they passed.
They provided detailed dietary information, including how much milk
they consumed, throughout the span of mid-life to death. When
researchers looked over and processed this data, it became clear that
those who drank more than 2 glasses a day (16 ounces) of milk had more
network thinning as well as pesticide accumulation than those who
consumed less milk.
It should be known that, although researchers have no milk samples
from the 80s, there was a widespread incident at that time in which cows
were being fed a meal that contained parts of pineapples high in
pesticides. It was well-documented that the cow’s milk was contaminated
with residue of organochloride pesticides — specifically heptachlor
epoxide, which is highly toxic and no longer used, according to the EPA. However, organochlorine pesticides continue to be found in quantities in human breast milk, as well as fat tissue.
With this new research, no one is saying to ditch dairy completely —
the world practically runs on cheese. However, for those of you who are
able to consume dairy, a quality organic brand is certainly the best
choice. While pesticides persist in the soil decades after they’re
applied and are nearly ubiquitous in our general food supply, limiting
your overall pesticide exposure is a good step to take towards a