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Several studies show that milk induces type 1 diabetes in many kids, due to the fact cow milk causes an autoimmune destruction of the beta cells producing insulin. A simple explanation is at The more technical paper is at - Diabet Med. 2013 Feb; 30(2): 161–169. - free full paper.

According Harvard researchers (see the paper at when dairy intake exceeds the enzymes’ capacity to break down galactose, it can build up in the blood and damage the ovaries. Women with low levels of these enzymes have triple the risk of ovarian cancer when they consume dairy.

For 8 reasons why dairy is bad, see

Cheese (sour cream too) has a lot of saturated fat, which is known to contribute to diabetes. Milk also can have saturated fat clogging the arteries and leading to heart disease.

Studies show those eating lots of meat have 73 times the risk of dying from diabetes, while those eating moderate amounts of meat have 23 times the risk of dying from diabetes compared to vegans. -- Cell Metabolism 2014 Mar 4; 19(3): 407–417. The exact quote from this free full paper link is "Among subjects with no diabetes at baseline those in the high protein group had a 73-fold increase in risk (HR: 73.52; 95% CI: 4.47–1209.7), while those in the moderate protein category had an almost 23-fold increase in the risk of diabetes mortality" for those who have a hard time believing this.


The Top 15 Vegan Sources of Absorbable Calcium per 100 grams of liquid or cooked solid food (the first 8 have more absorbable calcium than cow milk) are presented below.

Milligrams of total calcium Recommended Daily Amount is 1000-1200 for adults (kids 0-6 months 200 mg, 7-12 months 260 mg, 1-3 years 700 mg, 4-8 yrs 1000 mg, 9-18 yrs 1300) Milligrams of ABSORBABLE CALCIUM Daily Biological need for adults is 250-300. Absorbed levels are from 3 papers at the end and apply only for cooked drained veggies and greens (not the raw or steamed). Vitamins usually have 200 mg of Calcium, so if the pill is crushed and dissolved before ingesting for maximum absorption, it will help a lot (even kids who don't eat perhaps as many smoothies made from Calcium rich greens)

1. FIRM TOFU (all tofu has Calcium added - one cup OF TOFU gets you MORE THAN ALL CALCIUM YOU NEED IN 1 DAY) ► absorbed calcium 212 (total calcium 683) Soft Tofu has less.

2. Typical Fortified orange juice ► absorbed calcium 72 (total calcium 201)

3. Turnip greens ► absorbed calcium 71 (total calcium 136) (drink the water in which you steam them for 1 minute in a pressure cooker if you want absorbed calcium way higher than 71 per 100 grams - raw turnip total calcium is 190 ►

4. Almonds ► absorbed calcium 56 (total calcium 264)

5. Cooked Collard greens ► absorbed calcium 55 (total calcium 140) (there is no data on collard greens for absorbed calcium) ► (raw collards total calcium is 145)

6. Raw Kale ► absorbed calcium 55 (total calcium 135) As you can see, milk calcium is 32% absorbed, versus 41% for kale, as explained at - Am J Clin Nutr. 1990 Apr;51(4):656-7.

Cooked and Drained Kale ► absorbed calcium 42 (total calcium 72 if water discarded) (steamed absorbed calcium will be higher than raw kale if steaming (pressure cooker) water is also consumed)

7. Cooked and Drained Chinese cabbage ► absorbed calcium 50 (total calcium 93) (total calcium is 105 for raw, if steamed with pressure cooker and steaming water consumed, calcium is higher than 50)

8. Cooked and drained Mustard greens ► absorbed calcium 43 (total calcium 74) (raw mustard greens total calcium is 103, so steamed mustard greens with water consumed will have more than 43 absorbed calcium)

9. Typical fortified Soymilk w/ calcium carbonate ► absorbed calcium 38 (total calcium 123) (plus many other vegan milks with added Calcium) ►

Cow’s milk (human milk may be comparable, but not sure) (non-vegan, for comparison only) ► absorbed calcium 43 (total calcium 120).

10. Typical fortified Soymilk w/ tricalcium phosphate ► absorbed calcium 30 (total calcium 123)

11. Cooked Cabbage ► absorbed calcium 30 (total calcium 48)

12. Cooked and Drained Broccoli ► absorbed calcium 21 (total calcium 40) (raw broccoli total calcium is 47)

13. White beans ► absorbed calcium 15 (total calcium 90)

14. Pinto beans ► absorbed calcium 8 (total calcium 46)

15. Spinach ► absorbed calcium 7 (total calcium 136)

References for the absorbable calcium numbers are:

1. ► Zhao Y, Martin BR, Weaver CM. Calcium bioavailability of calcium carbonate fortified soymilk is equivalent to cow’s milk in young women. J Nutr 2005;135:2379-82.

2. ► Weaver CM, Plawecki KL. Dietary calcium: adequacy of a vegetarian diet. Am J Clin Nutr 1994;59:1238S-1241S.

3. ► Heaney RP, Dowell MS, Rafferty K, Bierman J. Bioavailability of the calcium in fortified soy imitation milk, with some observations on method. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71:1166-9

CALCIUM FOR VEGAN BABIES FROM HUMAN MILK - VERY IMPORTANT ► For babies, breastfeeding for at least 6-12 months (with Mother getting lots of Calcium in her diet from Kale, etc, Kale is very tasty when cooked and mixed with other super-healthy veggies) and vitamins (and DHA) are very helpful for developing the strongest immune system, brain, IQ and growing fastest. There are other non-dietary factors that outweigh the dietary factors (studies showed those who were caressed, stroked, played with, given more stimulation, care, love, attention grew faster, taller, smarter, healthier, compared to kids from a group getting same meals, same calories per meal daily in the same facility). These health determining non-dietary factors are highly related to the Universal Loving Kindness Tender Soft Compassionate vibration that Veganism is bringing in the world. These factors include bonding in the first days of birth and afterwards, breastfeeding, avoiding intensive care nursery by having a simple drug free water birth (in a water birth hospital or birth center backed by hospital to reduce complications), that influence how fast a baby fed a vegan or even non-vegan diet gains weight and height. These things are explained in the 2400+ lines post on telepathy-babies-weight-height-health-immune system-IQ. ► For Veganism to spread, we can take into account that veganism is all about tender soft gentle compassionate living that emphasizes love, which leads to healthy babies - and it's all about kindness for people and animals. Let's recall that and bring a kinder more peaceful world, less macho. Awareness of this is key so that there are fewer cases of people who have severe shortcomings due to the "not so ideal" birth system that de-emphasizes bonding and emphasizes overwhelming force, drugs, intervention, over-medication, over-testing, etc. If mom doesn't bond a lot first 3 days, it's much harder afterwards, she gives up breastfeeding much faster than recommended, and this has real lifelong consequences. Milk composition changes with the baby's growth stage and has antibodies, etc... It's a thing no formula can replicate, since it's custom for that baby. 4 billion years in designing that milk for that one baby. Cannot compare with formula made by people, we are not cows. But it is true, cow milk does make babies more like cows, i.e. lower IQ for cow milk or formula fed babies. :)


Countries with highest milk consumption have highest osteoporosis rate. Women who drink lots of milk have double the hip fracture rate. The Harvard Nurses’ Health Study followed more than 75,000 women for 12 years and showed no protective effect of increased milk consumption on fracture risk. In fact, increased intake of calcium from dairy products was associated with a higher fracture risk. ► Feskanich D, Willet WC, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA. Milk, dietary calcium, and bone fractures in women: a 12-year prospective study. Am J Public Health 1997;87:992-7.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, led by MD Neal Barnard in Washington, explain at ► why dairy is bad. Neal offers more tips for preventing osteoporosis with a vegan diet at ►

8 reasons to go dairy free - with science papers - can be found at ► Kale, greens, oranges, broccoli, spinach are good sources of calcium.


For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years see

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The Spaghetti Nebula - Supernova Remnant Simeis 147

In this image, taken by +Nicolas Kizilian using a William Optics Zenithstar 66 Telescope and a Moravian G2-8300 camera, you can see the Spaghetti Nebula (Simeis 147, Sha 2-240). It is a supernova remnant ( in the constellations of Auriga ( and Taurus (, about 3,000 light-years away from Earth. The remnant has a diameter of roughly 140 light-years.

The supernova remnant has an estimated age of about 40,000 years, scientists believe that the pulsar PSR J0538+2817 ( is the result of the supernova explosion that formed Simeis 147, it is emitting strong radio signals.

In this image you can mostly see the reddish glow of ionized hydrogen, indicating the location of the shock wave produced by the supernova explosion, heating up the gas and ionizing it.

Simeis 147 was discovered in 1952 by the Russian astronomer Grigory Shajn (

More information here:

The image uses a total exposure time of 42 hours (Ha = 43x20m / OIII = 54x20m / SII=42x20m), it was taken using narrowband filters (, focusing on the emissions of hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur (HOS image). It is a 4 panel mosaic shot over 6 nights (28 Nov to 4 Dec 2016).

More on colors in astrophotography:

What is a supernova remnant?

Supernova remnants are the results of supernovae ( explosions. They consist of ejected material from their stellar progenitors and the interstellar material the expanding shock wave is sweeping up. Aside from visible light - they are emission nebulae (, driven by the heat of the shock wave - supernova remnants can be very bright in radio and X-ray emissions. Within the structure of ejected material you can find a neutron star ( or black hole (, if the supernova was a core-collapse supernova ( Read more on it here:

What is a pulsar (pulsating radio star)?

A pulsar is a type of neutron star (, those are extremely dense and massive stars made up almost entirely of neutrons.They are the result of a gravitational collapse of a massive star following a supernova. Pulsars are highly magnetized and have short rotational periods. They are emitting beams of electromagnetic radiation which, when oriented in a way so a beam is facing Earth, can be detected. Because pulsars are rotating this beam rotates in an out of view resulting in a pulsating signal. More information here:

Image credit: Simeis 147 +Nicolas Kizilian Used with permission

If you like this image, you can find Nicolas here on G+ (+Nicolas Kizilian), on Twitter ( and on Facebook ( and see more of his work here on his website:

Thank you for your interest in this Astronomy/Astrophysics collection. Maybe add me on Google+ (+Pierre Markuse) and Twitter ( or have a look at the Space/Space Technology collection here:

#science #astronomy #astrophotograpy #emissionnebula #space #photography #supernovaremnant #snr #simeis147 #supernova #pulsar

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Sunrise | Brandenburg, Germany, 2016

Camera Model: Pentax K1
Lens: Pentax D FA 24-70mm 2.8
Focal Length: 24mm
Exposure: 1/80sec
F-Number: 8
ISO-Speed: 800
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