Many people believe milk is a good source of calcium.  Did you know that a handful of spinach has more calcium than a glass of milk, minus all the hormones.  Milk is designed to be the perfect food for calves, just as breast milk is designed to be the perfect food for babies.  Cows milk actually contains a protein which depletes the body of calcium.  In this day and age cows that produce milk are given hormones and antibiotics.  Some studies have shown these hormonal additives cause cancer. (If you would like a more detailed and referenced explanation on  the disadvantages of drinking milk click here http://www.notmilk.com/kradjian.html)

Excellent Sources of Calcium

  • Collard Greens
  • Spinach
  • Turnip Greens
  • Mustard Greens
  • Tofu

Very Good Sources of Calcium

  • Swiss Chard
  • Kale
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Dill Seed
  • Oregano
  • Cinnamon

Good Sources of Calcium

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Fennel
  • Cabbage
  • Summer squash
  • Green Beans
  • Garlic
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Oranges
  • Asparagus
  • Crimini Mushrooms
  • Other good sources: rosemary, cumin seeds, cloves, coriander seeds, sesame seeds and kelp

Milk Alternatives We Recommend

  • Almond Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Rice Milk

Soy Milk has phytoestrogens which bind to estrogen receptors creating serious hormonal imbalances resulting in infertility, miscarriage, lowered libido, early puberty in girls, breasts, and testicular cancer in boys.  Over 80% of all soy grown in the US is genetically engineered — another reason why soy is linked to infertility and miscarriage. Genetically engineered foods also cause infertility in offspring. Soy bio-accumulates aluminum, a toxic heavy metal associated with cognitive decline. Soy contains fluoride, which is associated with, learning disabilities, violence and ADD in children.

References:

1. http://www.whfoods.org
2. http://themilkblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/is-soy-milk-bad-for-you.html