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The Demise of Raw Milk

Thoughts on the current threat to ban raw milk!

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Why You Don’t Want rBGH (rBST) in Milk – No More Hormones!

Dr. Jenny Pompilio of the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility explains the health risks of rBGH (rBST) on both cows and humans. Here’s the science at a level everyone can understand.

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The Raw Milk King

Here’s some great information regarding raw milk!

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Jamie Oliver – Perfect Steak

Does red meat increases the risk of cancer and heart disease?

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Atkins Diet Misconceptions: High Protein or High Fat Diet?

Check out these thoughts about the Atkins diet, high protein and high fat. Note: Fast forward the first 3 min of the video to get to what I feel is relevant.

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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids with Ray Peat

The truth behind polyunsaturated fats. Listen to Ray Peat talk about the science behind them!

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Why Low-Fat, Low Calorie Diets are Stupid!

Stop the madness. A brief synopsis of Ancel Keys’ Starvation Study and the effects of low-calorie/fat dieting.

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Eat Saturated Fat?

WHAT? What is deal with saturated fat? Are we suppose to eat it? Will it give us heart disease?

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Nutrition Myth #9: Raw milk is not safe.

raw milkNutrition Myth: #9: Raw milk is not safe and should be banned in all states.

TRUTH: People have been SAFELY drinking milk directly from pastured cows and goats for centuries.  It wasn’t until the filthy FACTORY FARM DAIRIES that milk became unsafe and even caused deaths (see myth #7).  Pasteurization of this milk was the only way it could be safely consumed.  But, pasteurization essentially renders the milk DEAD for any health benefits.

However, cows and goats FREELY grazing in green pastures, as God intended, produce healthy milk.  This milk is safe to drink without pasteurization (raw milk). Furthermore, raw milk dairies are REQUIRED to follow STRICT SAFETY STANDARDS and are carefully monitored by the government.  But, now you may ask, “Why then is raw milk banned from being shipped across state lines and forbidden to be sold in some states?” This question begs an honest answer! It’s all about BIG MONEY not our health. The factory farms are a HUGELY PROFITABLE business making billions of dollars for the food industry. The small farmer producing healthy raw milk began to cut into these profits and something had to be done. Pressure and possibly even money, from the PROFITABLE FILTHY FACTORY FARMS, produced legislation banning interstate shipment and sale of raw milk in many states.

So, what makes RAW MILK so healthy? Like other raw foods, there are many healthy enzymes and bacteria (beneficial intestinal flora) that help repopulate the intestinal tract and aid in digestion. When a raw food is heated the enzymes and bacteria are DESTROYED. This is very sad in the case of raw milk since some of the enzymes help digest the milk while others protect the raw milk from harmful bacteria. Many people who cannot tolerate pasteurized milk have no problems when consuming raw milk.

Milk fat, along with coconut oil, is highly saturated and comprised mainly of short and medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids have antimicrobial properties which protect the gut from viruses, yeasts and disease producing bacteria. They also contribute to the health of the immune system and are directly absorbed into the mitochondria for quick energy. Milk from pastured cows contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which has strong anticancer properties.

Don’t fear the saturated fats in pastured raw milk. They are EXTREMELY HEALTHY and benefit the heart, brain, bones, liver, lungs and kidneys, while adding necessary stiffness to cell membranes. These fats also aid in the absorption and assimilation of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.

Another feature of raw milk is that IT IS A COMPLETE FOOD. It has all the necessary fat and water soluble vitamins and minerals, while the milk protein contains all 8 essential amino acids. Pasteurization alters the proteins tertiary structure rendering them difficult to digest and somewhat toxic; it also destroys some of the very important delicate vitamins. In its natural whole raw state, nature created milk to be a complete food for raising healthy calves. When fed pasteurized milk the calves become malnourished and often die.

No one would consider using pasteurized milk as a medicine. In fact, milk is considered mucous producing and is often avoided when sick. Yet, RAW MILK has been used to treat serious chronic diseases. Years ago, it was used to heal the sick and nourish millions of people.

These facts should make it obvious that raw milk is SAFE and NUTRITIOUS. Along with many people worldwide, I was raised on raw milk that was poured directly from the farmer’s pail into our gallon jug. It was rich with cream and very delicious. Raw milk has a natural creamy sweet taste. It was common for my mom to feed me warm raw milk when I was sick. This healthy food is now demonized by the government and its supply SEVERELY CURTAILED in the United States. HOW SAD!

It’s time our legislators rallied around the peoples’ health and not the profits of big business. Bring back the small farmer and begin distributing the HEALTHY RAW DAIRY PRODUCTS nationwide. At the same time, let’s stop the use of NPK fertilizers that strip the soil of its minerals and bring back the natural fertilizers that produce healthy vitamin and mineral rich foods. Use governmental farm subsides for these purposes. Such practices can restore the health of our nation and the modern world.

Want more support information regarding Nutrition Myth #9, check out this video: The Demise of Raw Milk and visit RawMilk.org.

Nutritional Myth #8: Growth hormone (rBGH) is of no conern in milk.

cows on rbghNutrition Myth #8: Growth hormone (rBGH) is of no concern in milk.  It is injected into cows to increase milk production and does not enter the milk.  TRUTH: Consider this: back in 1930, the average dairy cow produced 12 lbs. (1 ½ gal) of milk per day.  By 1988, the average was 39 lbs. per day.  This was done by selective breeding to obtain dairy cows that produced a lot of pituitary hormones, thus producing large amounts of milk.  Today, a synthetic growth hormone (rBGH) is injected into these dairy cows bringing the average up to 50 lbs. of milk/day.

This sounds great for the dairy farmers, right?  However, messing with Mother Nature comes with consequences.  It has been shown that cows injected with rBGH are 79% more likely to contract mastitis.  This, along with other problems, required an increased need for antibiotics.  Consumers’ Union reports that because of increased udder infections, it is more likely that milk from rBGH treated cows will be of lower quality – containing more pus and bacteria – than from untreated cows.

Bovine growth hormones are not natural and can cause many problems in humans as they have in cows.  The rBGH hormone has been found in the milk from the Bovine injected cows.  rBGH can be absorbed from the milk into the blood producing hormonal and allergic effects – particularly in infants and children.  Increased levels of cell stimulating growth factors have been found in rBGH milk.  These could induce premature growth and breast stimulation in infants and possibly promote breast cancer in adults.

Increased bacterial infections in rBGH cows require treatment with antibiotics that will pass into the milk.  This is likely to result in antibiotic – resistant infections in the general population.  Also, steroids and adrenaline-type stressor chemicals induced in cows by these hormones are likely to contaminate the milk and may be harmful, particularly to infants and young children.

The FDA has ignored the large amount of evidence that associates increased consumption of insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which increases in milk from rBGH treated cows, with a potential risk of breast cancer and other types of cancer.

Published research shows that rBGH use on dairy cows induces a marked and sustained increase in the levels of IFG-1 in cows’ milk.  One report found a tenfold increase of IGF-1 in the milk of rBGH treated cows.  They also found the IGF-1 in rBGH milk is more bioactive than in non-hormonal milk.

IGF-1 is NOT destroyed by pasteurization.  In fact this process increases the IGF-1 levels in milk.  The FDA admits that IGF-1 is readily absorbed across the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream.  It can then affect other hormones.

Researchers have found IGF-1 induces rapid division and multiplication of normal human breast epithelial in tissue cultures.  It is highly likely that IGF-1 promotes transformation of normal breast epithelium to breast cancers.  Moreover, IGF-1 maintains the malignancy of human breast cells, including their invasiveness and ability to spread to distant organs.  IGF-1 has also been similarly associated with colon cancer.

After careful examination of the potential negative effects of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) milk on human health, it has been banned in Canada, Australia, Japan and the European Union.  Yet, it is used EXTENSIVELY by the dairy industry in the United States.  You may ask why?  I say it’s the big dollars of the Monsanto’s and other involved companies that dictates the FDA rulings – NOT OUR HEALTH!

Want more support information regarding Nutrition Myth #8, check out this video: Why You Don’t Want rBGH (rBST) in Milk – No More Hormones!