Another study shows cardiovascular benefits from milk. The study followed 2,225 people over age 55 for 6 years. By the end, high dairy consumption was associated with a 20% reduction in the risk of hypertension. If you have read my raw milk page, you know that raw milk is full of benefits including cancer prevention, weight loss, improved gut function, improved immune systems, bone building, and cardiovascular benefit.
This new study is the last chink in the armor of the "low fat, less dairy" argument for heart disease prevention. High blood pressure is one of the greatest risk factors for both heart disease and stroke, and for decades it's been preached that a low-fat diet was the answer. Unfortunately, despite the implementation of guidelines for less saturated fat and increased consumption of such dead foods as canola oil and aspartame, hypertension is incredibly prevalent. It is time that we quit following "expert" guidelines and ate a healthy, whole-food, non-processed diet.
Remember too, that chiropractic care has been proven to be more effective than medication--the following is a quote from WebMD:
This procedure (chiropractic adjustment) has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination, study leader George Bakris, MD, tells WebMD. "And it seems to be adverse-event free. We saw no side effects and no problems," adds Bakris, director of the University of Chicago hypertension center. Eight weeks after undergoing the procedure, 25 patients with early-stage high blood pressure had significantly lower blood pressure than 25 similar patients who underwent a sham chiropractic adjustment. Because patients can't feel the technique, they were unable to tell which group they were in.