In this 1995 interview, Dr. Neal Barnard, founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), talks with Dr. McDougall about the health risks people take by drinking milk. Despite aggressive ad campaigns by the dairy industry that advocate milk as a solution to osteoporosis, Barnard says that drinking milk and taking calcium supplements do not help osteoporosis. “The idea of guzzling milk to keep our bones strong is such a weak strategy compared to not putting calcium-wasting foods and substances into our body in the first place,” he says. Following the interview, listeners call in with questions on various topics, including hypothyroidism and thrombocytopenia.
Note: This taped interview from “Your Good Health” (6/6/95), hosted by Dr. McDougall has been edited. Any contact information provided during the interviews should be confirmed first since it may have changed since the original taping.
Duration: 32:45 — Download Neal Barnard, MD (taped interview)