Last updated on: 1/27/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Deepa Verma, MD Biography

Title:
Founder of Synergistiq Integrative Health
Position:
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Cow’s milk is not designed for human consumption… Cow’s milk contains on average about three times the amount of protein than human milk does, which creates metabolic disturbances in humans that have detrimental bone health consequence…

Milk and dairy products are pro-inflammatory and mucus producing. Milk increases the risks of respiratory conditions and allergies. It has been linked to the development of arthritis due to joints becoming inflamed…

America has one of the highest consumption of dairy, yet one of the highest rates of osteoporosis. Excess calcium needs to excreted and the kidneys bear the load, which in turn contributes to the formation of kidney stones, which have a calcium composition…

A glass of milk also contains acidic animal protein that leeches calcium from the bones, pus cells, feces components, bovine growth hormone, antibiotics, and a whole lot of unnecessary fat, cholesterol and calories – all of which create a terrible imbalance in the body.”

“The Fallacy of ‘Milk Does the Body Good’,” www.synergistiqhealth.com, Aug. 22, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder, Synergistiq Integrative Health
  • Staff Writer, TheDailyMeal.com
  • Former Chief Resident, Somerset Medical Center
Education:
  • MD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Graduated magna cum laude, The College of New Jersey
Other:
  • Has made guest appearances on NBC and Bay News 9 (Florida)
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?