By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only

Crouching Pussy Cat, Hidden Godzilla

Zhang Ziyi is the latest celebrity to pose for a milk
mustache ad.

Zhang Ziyi is the Chinese actress who soared to fame through
her unbelievable martial arts stunts in the movie, Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

She and the dairy industry want you to believe that her
flying kicks can be re-created if you drink body fluids from
diseased animals and wear creamy milk pustaches under your

If you believe that those stunts are real, and that Zhang
can zing through the sky, then you may very well be
susceptible enough to swallow the great dairy industry lie:
milk builds strong bones.

Zhang's movie stunts are all done with mirrors and hidden
wires. It's Hollywood special effects. The dairy industry's
stunts are done with similar mirrors. They pay hundreds of
millions of dollars in set-up fees, then perform their
hocus-pocus by paying co-conspirators (magazines, media
whores) to support their lies with feel-good milk stories.

The true "Hidden Dragon" lurks in hospital corridors. Her
name is dairy, and she awaits your pelvic fractures and
forearm breaks with an insatiable appetite. Her first course
is cheese. She washes down truth with a tall glass of milk.

American women have been consuming an average of two pounds
of milk per day for their entire lives, yet thirty million
American women have osteoporosis.

Drinking milk does not prevent bone loss. Bone loss is
accelerated by ingesting too much protein, and milk has been
called "liquid meat."

In order to absorb calcium, the body needs comparable
amounts of another mineral element, magnesium. Milk and
dairy products contain only small amounts of magnesium.
Magnesium is the center atom of chlorophyll.

Thomas Edison was a "crouching tiger." He rejected phony
science, and attempted to standardize important studies for
the worldwide scientific community to review. Edison founded
a scientific journal called Science That journal now has
500,000 scientists reading its studies every week. In 1986
(volume 233, page 4763), Science reported:

"Osteoporosis is caused by a number of things, one of the
most important being too much dietary protein."

Zhang Ziyi should be made aware that her venerable ancestors
enjoyed little or no incidences of bone disease. There are
no cheese dishes to be found on Chinese menus. One does not
order Moo Shu dragon with mozzarella cheese. If Ziyi
subscribed to the Nutrition Action Newsletter, this is what
she would have read in June of 1993:

"Countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis, such as
the United States, England, and Sweden, consume the most
milk. China and Japan, where people eat much less protein
and dairy food, have low rates of osteoporosis."

The scariest dragon in America is the dairy industry milk
marketing team. In 1993, Osteoporis International (volume 3,
page 3) reported:

"About 50,000 Americans die each year of problems related in
some way to osteoporosis."

The dairy industry ignores truths published by the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In 1979, that journal
reported (volume 32):

"Even when eating 1,400 mg of calcium daily, one can lose up
to 4 percent of his or her bone mass each year while
consuming a high-protein diet."

In 1995, that same journal reported (volume 61):

"Dietary protein increases production of acid in the blood
which can be neutralized by calcium mobilized from the

There is no disguising truth from Harvard University
scientists. They are conducting the largest study in the
history of womankind. Part of that study was published in
volume 87 of the American Journal of Public Health in 1997.
They reported:

"There is no significant association between teenaged milk
consumption and the risk of adult fractures. Data indicate
that frequent milk consumption and higher dietary calcium
intakes in middle aged women do not provide protection
against hip or forearm fractures... women consuming greater
amounts of calcium from dairy foods had significantly
increased risks of hip fractures, while no increase in
fracture risk was observed for the same levels of calcium
from nondairy sources."

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon known as Zhang Ziyi is in
reality a Crouching Pussy Cat, Hidden Godzilla. She betrays
all people by posing for her milkstache. In 1994, the
Journal of Epidemiology (volume 139) identified the key
factor in bone disease:

"Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20
years, were associated with an increased risk of hip
fractures...metabolism of dietary protein causes increased
urinary excretion of calcium."

The next time you see a Hollywood movie depicting Zhang
flying through the sky, don't you believe your eyes. Film
makers produce big-screen movies in order to sell popcorn.
Such films contain stunts that venture beyond reality into a
world of fantasy.

Dairy ads do much the same thing. Do not be fooled. Beware
of the dragon's razor-sharp teeth. She will eat you alive,
much the same way as dairy-financed nutritional advice that
is based not on science, but on a desire to sell you their
unhealthy product.

Robert Cohen author of:   MILK A-Z
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

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