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"Now we come to one of the most controversial
and misunderstood items in the Western diet.
Orientals and Africans have traditionally
avoided milk- except as a purgative. But in the Western world, people are told to drink
milk everyday throughout their lives.
If we look at nature, we see that the young
feed exclusively on milk until weaned away from it with other foods. The natural
disappearance of the milk-digesting enzyme lactase from the human system upon reaching
maturity proves that adult humans have no more nutritional need for milk than adult tigers
Though milk is a complete protein food when
consumed raw, it also contains fat, which means that it combines poorly with any other
food except itself. Yet adults today routinely 'wash down' other foods with cold milk.
Milk curdles immediately upon entering the stomach, so if there is other food present the
curds coagulate around other food particles and insulate them from exposure to gastric
juices, delaying digestion long enough to permit
the onset of putrefaction. Therefore, the
first and foremost rule of milk consumption is, 'Drink it alone, or leave it alone.'
Today, milk is made even more indigestible by
the universal practice of pasteurization, which destroys its natural enzymes and alters
its delicate proteins.
Raw milk contains the active enzymes lactase
and lipase, which permit raw milk to digest itself. Pasteurized milk, which is devitalized
of lactase and other active enzymes, simply can not be properly digested by adult
stomachs, and even infants have trouble with it, as evidenced by colic, rashes,
respiratory ailments, gas and other common ailments of bottle-fed babies. The lack of
enzymes and alteration of vital proteins also renders the calcium and other mineral
elements in milk largely unassailable.
During the 1930's, Dr. Francis M. Pottenger
conducted a 10-year study on the relative effects of pasteurized and raw milk diets on 900
cats. One group received nothing but raw whole milk, while the other was fed nothing but
pasteurized whole milk from the same source.
The raw milk group thrived, remaining healthy,
active and alert throughout their lives, but the group fed on pasteurized milk soon became
listless, confused and highly vulnerable to a host of chronic degenerative ailments
normally associated with humans, including heart disease, kidney failure, thyroid
dysfunction, respiratory ailments, loss of teeth, brittle bones, liver inflammation, etc.
But what caught Dr. Pottenger's attention most was what happened to the second and third
The first offspring of the pasteurized milk group were all born with poor
teeth and small, weak bones- a clear cut sign of calcium deficiency, which indicated lack
of calcium absorption from pasteurized milk.
The offspring of the raw milk group remained
as healthy as their parents.
Many of the kittens in third generation of the pasteurized
group were stillborn, while those that survived were all sterile and unable to reproduce.
The experiment had to end there because there
was no fourth generation of cats fed on pasteurized milk, although the raw milk group
continued to breed and thrive indefinitely.
If that is insufficient proof of the ill
effects of pasteurized milk, take note of the fact even that newborn calves fed on
pasteurized milk taken from their own mother cows usually die within six months, a fact
which the commercial dairy industry is loathe to admit.
Despite such scientific evidence in favor of
raw milk and against pasteurized milk, and despite the fact that until the early twentieth
century the human species thrived on raw milk, it is actually illegal to sell raw milk to
consumers in all but a few states in America today.
It is far more profitable to the dairy
industry to pasteurize milk to extend its shelf-life, though such denatured milk does
nothing whatsoever to extend human life.
Furthermore, pasteurization renders milk from
sick cows in unsanitary dairies relatively 'harmless' by killing some, but not all,
dangerous germs, and this too cuts costs for the dairy industry.
It required only three generations for Dr.
Pottenger's pasteurized milk fed cats to become sterile and enfeebled. That's about how
many generations of Americans and Europeans have fed on pasteurized milk. Today,
infertility has become a major problem for your American couples, while calcium deficiency
has become so rampant that over 90 percent of all American children suffer chronic tooth
To make things worse, milk is now routinely
'homogenized' to prevent the cream from separating from the milk. This involves the
fragmentation and pulverization of the fat molecules to the point that they will not
separate from the rest of the milk. But it also permits there tiny fragments of milk fat
to easily pass through the villa of the small intestine, greatly increasing the amount of
denatured fat and cholesterol absorbed by the body. In fact, you absorb more milk-fat from
homogenized milk than you do from pure cream!
Women worried about osteoporosis
should take note of these facts about pasteurized milk products. That such denatured milk
does not deliver sufficient calcium to prevent this condition is abundantly evident from
the fact that American women, who consume great quantities of pasteurized milk products,
suffer the world's highest incidence of osteoporosis.
Raw cabbage, for example, supplies
far more available calcium than any quantity of pasteurized milk, yogurt, cottage
cheese, or any other denatured dairy product.
Recent studies at the Human Research Centre in
Grand Folks, North Dakota, indicates that the element boron is also an essential factor in
absorbing calcium from food and utilizing it to build bones.
Even more noteworthy, the level of estrogen in
the blood of women given sufficient quantities of boron more than doubled, eliminating the
need for estrogen replacement therapy, which is a common stopgap measure against
osteoporosis in the West. And where do we find boron? In fresh fruits and vegetables,
especially apples, pears, grapes, nuts, cabbage, and other leafy vegetables, where we also
find calcium. Nature has already provided abundant sources of all the vital nutrients we
need in synergetic form, but man insists on cooking and processing them to death, and then
wonders why his diet doesn't 'work'.
Adults should seriously reconsider milk as a
constitute of their daily diets, unless they are able to obtain raw certified milk, which
is an excellent food.
To stuff children with pasteurized milk in
order to make them grow 'strong and healthy' is sheer folly, because they simply cannot
assimilate the nutrients.
Indeed men, women, and children alike should
eliminate all pasteurized dairy products from their diets, for these denatured dairy
products only gum up the intestines with layer upon layer of slimy sludge that interferes
with the absorption of organic nutrients."
Learn more about milk and dairy at
the food profiles section.
Source: Daniel Reid.
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