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Oct 28, 2020

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

Some Great Links and Resources To Guide You:

The Scary New Science That Shows Milk Is Bad For You

Calcium Intake and the Incidence of Forearm and Hip Fractures among Men

Open Secrets.Org: The Dairy Industry

Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention


Article: Dairy is scary. The public are waking up to the darkest part of farming - 12 Frightening Facts About Milk

Netflix’ Down To Earth’ Official Trailer

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