As children we were often told, “Drink your milk.” Parents, teachers and advertisements told us that milk was good for us and that it will build strong bones. But today’s milk is not without controversy. For example, according to information from Dr. Mercola’s web site , new reports suggest that “not all milk is the same.” He shares that:
• Certain breeds of cows produce milk containing a protein called beta-CM-7. This protein can stimulate mucus glands in both your digestive and respiratory tracts.
• Milk containing the beta-CM-7 protein could therefore very well stimulate phlegm, particularly in people who suffer from chronic lung conditions.
• Mercola also recommends that we never drink pasteurized milk of any kind. Once milk has been pasteurized it’s more or less “dead,” and offers little in terms of real nutritional value to anyone.
The process by which milk is pasteurized kills many of the vitamins natural to milk. Also, since the milk proteins are “radically transformed,” unnatural amino acid configurations result, which can be damaging to your health. As well, the beneficial bacteria is removed in the process, which not only promotes pathogens, but takes away a most beneficial part of drinking milk in the first place.
The best alternative is to drink “raw milk;” it is natural, it is not subjected to heat, and it’s bacteria remains intact. The only thing compromised is its shelf life, raw milk is not something you can purchase weeks before use, you drink it fresh! And lest you be leery of bacteria, take note. Many forms of bacteria are extremely beneficial and are quite literally essential for human survival; as they comprise more than 90% of our cells.
Raw milk is also chock full of probiotics which help promote healthy digestion. And since probiotics actually help us to digest milk products, removal of this most beneficial flora does not really make any sense, does it? People who are allergic to milk and milk products can usually switch to raw milk and experience no allergic reaction at all.
Raw milk is not as easy to come by as the jugs available at your local grocery store or gas station. But barring your buying a cow, it is possible to find sources for raw milk in your area. Check out the RealMilk web site to find out where raw milk is available. Also, you can get those healthy probiotics back into the mild and experience the health benefits; use your purchased milk to make your own yogurt.
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