I’m a little late to the game in reading this New York Bestseller titled “Skinny Bitch”. (It was published a few years ago) Better late than never though. Right now I’m only about half way through the book and it’s already changed the way I look at food. 

I’ve eaten meat and dairy my whole life and never really thought twice about it. This whole time I was aware of the awful way animals are treated on farms. That wasn’t enough to make me stop eating these things even though it should of been. “Skinny Bitch” describes in detail how animals are treated on these farms but it also talks about the nutritional value of the food being produced and the dirty unsanitary conditions.

In 2005 35 million cows were slaughtered in The United States. Only 20,000 of those cows were tested for mad cow disease. This is just one statistic that blew my mind. 

Here is what “Skinny Bitch” says about Dairy:

Got osteoporosis? Researchers at Harvard, Yale, Penn State, and the National Institutes of Health have studied the effects of dairy intake on bones. Not one of these studies found dairy to be a deterrent to osteoporosis. On the contrary, a study funded by the National Dairy Council itself revealed that the high protein content of milk actually leaches calcium from the body. These findings are consistent with many others that blame milk not only for osteoporosis, but also acne, anemia, anxiety, ADD, allergies, asthma, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, autism, and multiple cancers.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone trying to change their diet or lose weight. If you read the book and can still eat meat and dairy products I would be very surprised. The statistics in this book are simply disgusting. We eat garbage.