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Milk | Fatal Conveniences™

Milk | Fatal Conveniences™

#33 Fatal Conveniences™: Milk: The Billion Dollar Dairy Con A glass of milk a day keeps the doctor away. Well, that’s what we’re made to believe. By consuming dairy products daily, you may feel like you’re ticking off another box on your healthy diet list. But what if you learned that there’s a whole world of corruption, propaganda, health misconceptions, and disease, all linked to the white stuff you’re pouring on your cereal each morning?
Welcome to Fatal Conveniences
This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society’s Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they’re actually good for us. But it’s those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us. I’ve spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these “conveniences.” On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you’re willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you.
The US government spends an estimated 4.5 billion a year to subsidize the dairy industry. 
But, who’s really pulling the political strings? Since, well, forever, we’ve been told how fantastic milk and other dairy products are for our health. Some of you guys may even remember that crazy “Got Milk?” ad campaign, which was the dairy industry’s attempt to make consuming milk cool. Now, as more research comes to light, we’re starting to see how wrong we’ve been. Not only is the information we’ve been fed way off the mark, but the animal welfare side of the industry is pretty hard to stomach too. In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, I’m looking into the shocking realities behind our love for all things dairy. I break down some of the health risks behind too much milk and the things you can do not to feed into the industry. Also, the two big brands that have their dairy-loving hands firmly in the wrong people’s pockets. The dairy industry is a scary business. From the way we extract milk, to the misconceptions we’ve all been fed for decades. But it’s okay, together we can make a change.  
Other great info in this segment:
  • The first dairy animals to be domesticated
  • Why new science behind dairy needs so much attention
  • The health risks of consuming too much dairy
  • Does calcium help prevent broken bones?
  • The potential ways dairy can harm us
  • What we can do to ensure we get calcium in our diet- the right way

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  • Thomas fry
    Posted at 04:18h, 29 October

    I tried to find nor could I find any of the deep dives do these exist?

  • Krista veryzer
    Posted at 15:55h, 30 October

    Thanks Darin
    Your educational podcasts are some of the best minutes of my day. I go for a walk and or a run or do housework and I just feel plain smarter and inspired to make healthier choices for my family

    You are just what the world needs more of and to be honest I think you should be president!
    Lol , I’m from Canada but I think honestly you are brilliant

    Please know you are helping. Xo
    Love to meet you someday or hear you speak.

  • Ashley Reeves
    Posted at 10:14h, 18 December

    I am starting my journey towards veganism and am struggling with the fact that my husband is not joining me on this journey. We have a 3 year old son together and especially after listening to this podcast about dairy, I would like to stop giving our son dairy also. I know my husband will not go for this and I am unsure of what to do. Do you have any advice you could lend me Darin?