What is Vitamin D3?
1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol – Hormone
What is Vitamin D3 and why do people think it comes from milk or the sun? D3 is a hormone that our bodies make when we absorb UV light. Dairy makers started calling the hormone, Vitamin D in the 1960’s, when they started adding it to milk. This is how they thought they could make milk more marketable to consumers. 1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol, or D3 doesn’t come from milk or the Sun. We soak up Ultra Violet rays to make the D3 hormone in our bodies. Milk does not naturally have a substantial enough amount of D3 to have any impact on our health at all. D3 is added or fortified to milk to make us believe dairy has a purpose in our lives that it does not.
How do we so often get confused?
Vitamin D3 as we have been taught to call it, is a great example of what’s wrong with American’s relationship to food. There actually couldn’t be a better example. What’s wrong with the relationship that Americans have with food is that most of us really just don’t know much about it. What we do know, is usually what the industry responsible for selling it to us, has taught us. Through heavy marketing and lobbying efforts, the dairy industry spends millions to get us to think “milk” is something that belongs in our bodies. I’m sure most americans can recall posters of “happy cows” in their elementary school cafeteria “Got Milk?”. That’s right it starts right there. You may also remember the young jock from commercials telling the bikini model that he’s drinking his milk. He then magically grows big and strong right in front of our eyes. According to today’s doctors, that image of health couldn’t be farther from the truth when it comes to the effect dairy has on the human body.
“Consuming Dairy for nutrient’s is like smoking cigarettes for oxygen.”
– Dr Milton Mills
Dr. Mills explains the health problems that can occure when humans drink the milk of another animal after infancy. This helps us to understand a lot about the state of health of americans today. and why we have such a hard time staying healthy. We were taught about food by, the industry’s selling us the food. The meat and dairy industry have gone out of there way to make you think that you need milk and meat to be healthy. It’s not just there marketing dollars that are at work but they actively lobby the government to make sure you and your kids are taught what they want you to be.