Dairy IS Food Injustice – USDA 2020 Dietary Guidelines

Dairy IS Food Injustice – USDA 2020 Dietary Guidelines

– I actually came here this morning to call out the racism that is inherent in the US Dietary Guidelines. – And it was real heaviness in the room. I think people really took note of that. I think there was some eyes popping, like whoa he’s going there. And it’s like yes, he
absolutely is going there. (logo pops) (logo whooshes) So the USDA, US Department of Agriculture reviews dietary guidelines for
Americans every five years. So this, in 2019 is their review period where they will then listen and assess and create new dietary
guidelines for Americans and release them in 2020. So we were there to
speak to the committee. It was about a 10 member committee. They had an open forum. You had to register to speak. I think hundreds, if not
thousands of people registered to speak and they ended
up selecting 72 speakers. And so we went to speak on behalf of moving over to a plant based diet. I specifically focused on
dairy and removing dairy as a food group for humans from the dietary guidelines for 2020. For athletes and non-athletes alike, the destructiveness of
dairy is multilayered. Well we had incredible
docs and nutritionists on the plant based side
speaking loud and proud. – My patients are confused. They’re confused by the guidelines and they’re confused
by the discussions here and they’re confused by bad science. – We cannot allow the
billion dollar meat industry to continue to subvert the science when so many million lives are at stake. – So I ask you to look at
the science very carefully. – This committee now has control
over our number one killer. – One of the most outdated recommendations by the dietary guidelines is
it’s commercially oriented push for Americans to consume dairy. – What was really incredible
about this opportunity was that it does fall in the
wake of a major breakthrough from Canada, our neighbors of the North in removing dairy as a
food group for humans from their dietary guidelines. – Canada’s decision to remove milk from a prominent position
in the Canadian food guide is a testament to that nation’s ability to support and respect science and it’s multicultural population. America should be no less aware and no less accountable
to all of its people. – Who is highlighted motivated
to speak to the committee on behalf of food and justice. I mean when Susan Levan
and I started discussing what I would talk about
we kind of were going in the direction more of
enhanced performance and health because I’m an athlete so
that would be the obvious. – Cow’s milk proteins, particularly casein which makes up 80% of cow’s milk have been shown to
increase mucus production in the gut and in the respiratory track. Impaired breathing, asthma,
and chronic runny nose can all be exacerbated
by drinking cow’s milk. By regularly consuming dairy products as a means of a recovery fuel, an athlete’s acute inflammation and oxidative stress can become chronic. Leading to prolonged
recovery, muscle fatigue, cell damage, and even elevate one’s risk of chronic diseases. But I absolutely could not go there and just talk about those two subjects. First of all I knew the doctors would have the health aspect covered
quite well as they did and I just felt really
compelled and that it was a duty that I go there and speak
on behalf of food injustice. For the USDA to continue to
put its stamp of approval on a product that I
unnecessary and unhealthy and rooted in a highly oppressive
system is unconscionable. Animal products like
dairy, they’re wrought, completely wrought with grave injustices and the most important to know is that 65% of Americans can’t
tolerate cow’s milk. They’re intolerant and we know
it as lactose intolerance. But truly, the truth is that people that cannot digest cow’s
milk in adulthood are normal and those of us who can are abnormal. So we’re intolerant of something. The white people who
have been milking cows for god knows how long. (laughs) We have an enzyme in
our gut called lactase that digests our mother’s breast milk. And around the age of four as
mother nature would have it that enzyme turns off because
we no longer need breast milk. – There is no scientific
or nutritional reason for people to be consuming dairy products. We have no more reason to
suck on the teets of a cow then we have to suck on the
breast of a post-partum weasel. – So in white people or the people who have been milking
cows which are inherently mostly northern European white people. We actually have the genetic mutation that keeps that lactase enzyme
turned on through adult hood. So we are the abnormal ones and a lot of the America’s population as well as the world’s population who cannot tolerate cow’s milk in a much higher percentage
is 86% of African descent and 95% to 98% of people of Asian heritage can’t tolerate lactose or the
casein in cow’s milk at all. And so we presented this
idea of food injustice to the committee to say, hey listen, a really large majority of
your people can’t tolerate this and it’s actually making them very sick. – The vast majority of people
of color in this country are intolerant of the
lactose that’s in milk. Yet because they think
they have to eat this stuff they go out, eat it, get sick, and think that they have
some sort intestinal problem. – Because the symptoms
of lactose intolerance are anywhere from stuffy
nose in the morning, to asthma, to waking up
with mucus in your lungs, to constipation, diarrhea,
stomach bloating, cramping. I mean they’re really
pretty serious feelings that people have when they
can’t tolerate cow’s milk or any derivative of it, right? So cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, butter, whatever it might be. So I’m hoping that the USDA
will listen to this point and say hey wait a minute, this is something we
should consider taking off because if almost 65% of our
population can’t digest this and it’s not a good food for them because it’s making them sick, why on Earth would it be on their plate? – When I encourage them
to stop eating dairy their problems cleared up. And so it’s really outrageous
to encourage people to eat foods we know will make them sick, particularly when the number one reason advanced for dairy foods
is it’s calcium content but African American women are genetically protected
against getting osteoporosis so we’re making them
sick for no good reason. – So in regards to Dr.
Milton Mills comments and one of the very first things he said when he came up to the
microphone in pointing out that sitting up before us the committee there was no ethnic diversity whatsoever. – I actually came here this
morning to call out the racism that is inherent in the
US Dietary Guidelines but then as I got a
look at this committee, I suddenly understood why it’s
such an intractable problem. This committee bares no relationship to the general makeup
of the American populace and whoever put it together is clearly still practicing
the optics of tokenism. – So it really was a
bunch of white people, a couple women, but mostly white men and so I think he made
a really strong point before he even went into
the injustices about dairy. And there was a real
heaviness in the room. I think people really took note of that, I think there was some eyes popping like whoa he’s going there. And it’s like yes, he
absolutely is going there. – It is outrageous to have a committee that does not reflect
the American population and as non-minority
members of this committee I should think you would be embarrassed looking round this table. – Because it’s a problem, it’s a problem that we have these injustices
in our dietary guidelines and if you look at who’s
creating these guidelines it’s not ethnically diverse whatsoever. – Those who cannot effectively digest the lactose in cow’s milk, they experience really painful symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, gas, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. Why on Earth does the
USDA have a food category on the dietary guidelines for Americans that makes over half of sick, uncomfortable, and unable to breath? For human health, for human performance, for planetary responsibility,
and for food injustice, we cannot push this so called food group on human beings that over
half of us cannot digest. – So I want to encourage
you to get the racism out and get the dairy out, please
do your job, thank you. (logo whooshes)
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100 Replies to “Dairy IS Food Injustice – USDA 2020 Dietary Guidelines

  1. First of all your super gorgeous. Secondly, when I stopped dairy I had headaches, extreme bloating and body aches. But after about 3 weeks I felt better then ever, plus I lost 20lbs.


  3. Milk is for 1 yr olds. Adults eat veggies . white ppl diet is from ancient times when white ppl
    Ate meat dairy heavily why? Guess……….no veggies no fruit.
    Little fish. Why thy steal land now.
    Then terra form the land and animals to be like the cold land of the north. Thy aspire to….. Kill the buffalo get the cow. Push asside turkeys for chickens.use up much of the land to feed the dam cows.
    Never mind that buffalos were here as far as the eye could c. White ppl act like thy know everything more than ppl who actually know stuff behave. Troublesome.only in yime of famineeat dairy and meat to survive. Not get addicted to it.
    Then tell the whole world to b like u say to be.eat 3times a day no i eat one time a day and i fast to rest my body..

  4. Oh ,shut up. Why don't you p.o. me whiners just go the hell away. Your BORING..STUPID..A WASTE…AGGRIVATING…IGNORANT…THE 'Real' racists….FLUSH.

  5. I've been buying almond, soy, and other plant soy milks. Eventually I'll get rid of milk completely.. cow's milk. I'm trying my best, but sometimes I just grab it. Fr I never knew my whole life why I was super bloated & super gassy all the time. Upset stomach. I rarely drink it though. My kids adapted to the other milks pretty well. 😷😠

  6. If you send your child to public schools in America be prepared for the lies and indoctrination that comes with it….the food pyramids one of them

  7. I'm not so sure about the comment about African American women & osteoporosis. I have read that most human beings, we are deficient in vitamin D. The best way is sun exposure not thru dairy…yet persons of color don't absorb the vit-D as readily as the melanin deficient. It was advised for all to take supplements. Maybe I heard him wrong. I thought he said AA women are naturally protected from osteoporosis :(? Idk


  9. Humans are the ONLY animanls on the 🌎 that consume milk as teens or adults. You only need your MOMS milk as a baby. All animals stop feeding from their moms. Only humans drink milk just to drink it. And even human babies dont need milk. Their are safe formulas for babies with moms who can not breast feed.

  10. Never heard of Dr Mills, until this video but go on with that right knowledge, sirπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ’•πŸ˜Š Love his mind πŸ’ž

  11. She kind of overstated the effects of dairy. I'm African American, and I and most AAs I know are not intolerant of it. Maybe 20-30% of AAs I know (obviously this isn't solid epidemiological evidence but anecdotal). But this could be similar to "gluten sensitivity" vs. celiac disease where people do indeed have various symptoms relieved by removing dairy from their diets even if they don't have full-blown lactose intolerance.

  12. WoW! 😳 That was cold as ice cream. Dang it man Dr. Milton Mills went in! As a vegetarian, I still eat dairy and experience all of the above. Eliminated the soft cheeses and milk (except in recipes). Now the hard ones. This education is helping me immensely. Thank U!

  13. 3:28 Is a clear example of deceitful editing. Wrongly states 65% of Americans are lactose intolerant. Actual number is 15%. Shame on you for cropping rows 10-18 corresponding to all the LACTOSE TOLERANT Populations.

  14. Ladies & Gentlemen,
    I'd like to introduce you the
    giant, smelly, and not so quiet, elephant in the room – white privilege.
    Like the fossil fuel industry, and the meat packing industry, white privilege is blatantly UNSUSTAINABLE.

  15. Dairy is cancerous.. Plain an simple.
    Also watch out for packages containing "Eggs, Wheat, Dairy, Soy".. not to mention the many foods containing glyphosate (round-up ready crops) as well as the nastiness they put in meat products.. What goes around comes around from these products, be careful what you wish for.

    ANY dairy products will make me break out with DEEP cystic acne which is too far under the skin to pop like a normal pimple… Back when I was young I had no idea what was causing this.. I continually tried painfully popping them which now has left nasty bumps of scar tissue remaining all over my shoulders.. after many doctor and dermatologist visits I still had no answers other than being fully aware of what I consume. Consider the source!

  16. Old nasty inflammatory milk. Never liked milk since a child and don't drink that crap. As soon as it would hit the tounge, build up of phlegm and mucus would overcome my mouth; Hence, throwing up. I knew something was wrong with that shhh from childhood. Bust out that WHITE committee brother.

  17. Send love to this subject as well as clarity to those hearing this as well as courage, and acceptance! Don't mind me just improving my life day by day!

  18. Funny how milk is cheaper than water!
    However, lm intrigued at how this doctor is still alive & roaming free, when he’s criticising the very core of institutional establishments that thrives off milk & dairy products, or is he part of a PSYOP for social engineering thus programming us into consuming the laboratory & artificial GMO plants & vegetable designed to swiftly kill us off, as opposed to meat consumption that may be slowing down the covert depopulation process UN agenda 21-30??
    Is this doctor simply playing the β€œgood cop, bad cop” reversed psychology tactics we’ve been hoodwinked with all these years into our early graves?!
    They’d promote what they want us to eat in terms of diet, then once hooked, is weaponised!

  19. I won’t be surprised if the same milk & dairy industry & corporations are/will be controlling the plant based diet foods companies – its just a matter of changing labels, corporate names & products folks!

  20. Each animal or species or lifeform produces its own milk that is specifically designed for it. Human women produce breast milk designed for humans only. Milk is a nurturing chemical for babies and not adults. You don’t see a full grown animal drinking it’s mother milk and you will not see it drinking milk from a different species. If the human skin is properly melanin enriched you should get vitamin D from sunlight. A human baby will not grow to be a ton therefore it should not be drinking milk designed for a cow that will grow to become a ton.

  21. I'm glad you mentioned that you all are the abnormal ones this is why I during slavery the black slaves nurse your babies thank you for your truthfulness

  22. I love this video but I’m disliking it because you used a black man as your thumbnail to get viewers to watch your video. Thank you for the content.

  23. I'm abnormal. I'm African American and I drink milk, eat yogurt and cottage cheese every day. I have no adverse issues. I will say that the BMI chart is not intended for black people. I had a white Dr. tell me that I needed to lose 30 lbs. I'm 6'1 200 lbs and thin.
    Later I had a black Dr. Tell me not to go off the BMI Chart. It's made for white people and it doesn't take into account that we have denser bones and muscle tissue.

  24. Y'alls are just stupid man… If you don't want milk just stop. Don't bring us in your stupid lifestyle. You won't hear us trying to convince you.

  25. This made me lose respect for this doctor. White men are the devil. White Devil!!!!! I'm never going to take him seriously. Not everything is a racist thing.

  26. Im no scientist or dietician but as a black male who has been threw threw the mud in life i have learned a great deal of informatio. Not even knowing the proper terms or phrases i sniffed out the black dietary problem and start researching just to confirm my thoughts. Black americans cannot take or need the same levels of any food group as white americans asians or mexicans
    And i see the mixture of mayonaise and beans in the hispanic diets just destroys their bodies after to long. Black americans dont need alot of protein milk or bread to keep our body in proper shape. Dr. Sebi was the way and we killed him.. My name is Milton Harris just wanted to say that

  27. I'm a minority.

    I have no issues / side effects with dairy.

    I drink cow's milk every day.

    Your body can't tolerate it? Don't consume it.

    That's your problem. Not mine.

    Stop putting the race card on everything.

    There's no such thing as "seeing color". Right?

  28. MilkΒ is a good source of calcium, vitamin D, protein, and potassium. These nutrients are crucial for good health (including bone health).

  29. Dr Mills had that panel take notice! -He said β€œwe need cows milk like we need milk from postpartum weasels!” Since it’s a health symposium give it to them straight Dr. Mills, no chaser!

  30. Dairy isn't the problem it's the dairy produced from grain fed cows. Cows are supposed to eat grass not grains. You people need to stfu about milk being racist. Fucking 2019 where everything is racist. Smh.

  31. Dr Sebi said that mucus is the ultimate killer and cause of all diseases…And now he's dead after this conference!πŸ˜”πŸ˜’πŸ˜”

  32. They have had us to feed our babies cow's milk. And they knew this stuff was not meant for human babies to drink. Baby humans are not baby cows. And young adults wondered why their babies were always crying. It was because you the parent was feeding them something that should not have been fed to them. The controller new this many many years ago. What is it going to take for people to come to realization that this corporate government that is suppose to be under We The People are the ones who are killing us everyday.

  33. milk is Money. Make sense once Cow is of age it eats what mother eat same with most Animals. But thier not giving you an alternative to what's the substitutes for milk.

  34. They left out the the real Truth about milk Has more Steroids Antibiotics than 40yrs ago Sounds kids growing to fast it don't take Harvard Degree to see it.

  35. Thank you so much: PLANT BASED NEWS. I'm sure you know that you are saving lives and people are, waking up. Isn't that something, this channel is actually saving lives!

  36. Women need to start using their breasts for what they're supposed to use it for it is not just meant for their husband or boyfriend or showing them off they are there to feed their children and instead of them going and getting Similac and all that stuff they need to use their breast milk if they could.

  37. I'll continue to eat meat, my body doesnt take well to an only plant based diet. If you do good for you. Now the main concern is what the doctor addressed, and it explains alot. I can't do dairy, and always wondered why my youngest always has a runny nose, or mucus build up in his lungs. I also noticed when he was sick or had mucus he would vomit if he had some milk even though we warned him. Is plant based milk any better?

  38. One applaud this woman breaking down fact re abnormal and normal beings.
    Bio-chemical in the food is a weapon used to control/programme society.
    And ones applaud The Doc whom also made a point about the Demonic Psychotic Lunatics Shite institution.

  39. Great message, as a Canadian, I’m proud of my country in deciding to no longer recommend milk, and let us know that water should be our drink of choice!!!

  40. Very good points illustrated in this presentation. I wonder though, how many people actually consult the dietary recommendations outlined by the idiotic bureaucrats in the first place?
    I agree that the misinformation and outright lies perpetuated by them need to stop, but keeping the population sick and weak is great for their profit margins

  41. I really believed veganism was just 1st world shenanigans but it's reality. I eat dairy and eggs and still eat lamb, chicken or fish sometimes. I like the tastes and texture, I don't see the need to be difficult and pretend it's about nutrition.

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