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    Received this email from my boss today. Very interesting article. No idea who wrote this but will update when I find out more.

    WHY PASTEURIZED MILK IS BAD FOR YOU

    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 every day 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 or chimpanzees. 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 cannot be properly digested adult stomachs, and even infants have trouble with it, as evidenced by cholic, 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 unassimilable.

    During the 1930s, 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 generations. 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 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 that even 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 favour 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 young American couples, while calcium deficiency has become so rampant that over 90 per cent of all American children suffer chronic tooth decay. 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 these tiny fragments of milk fat to easily pass through the villae 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 various pasteurized milk products, suffer the world’s highest incidence of osteoporosis. Raw cabbage, for example, supplies far more assimilable calcium than any quantity of pasteurized milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, or any other denatured dairy product.

    Recent studies in the Human Research Center in Grand Forks, 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 synergistic 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 constituent 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 simple 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.

    Rule: Eliminate pasteurized and homogenized milk entirely from your diet. If raw certified milk is available, consume it as a whole food in itself, not in combination with other foods.

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    Most people in south-east Asia didn't drink milk before the westerners came. Till today much of the population around us is lactose-intolerant. I guess calcium can come from veggies too?

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    drink goat's milk then. its healthier than cow's milk for humans because its closer in make up to our mother's milk and so readily digested by your system...

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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    drink goat's milk then. its healthier than cow's milk for humans because its closer in make up to our mother's milk and so readily digested by your system...
    I think the point was even if we drink exactly the same milk we had as a child we still cant digest it very well because we stop producing the enzymes to digest milk after adolescence. Therefore no type of milk is great, pasteurized being the worst.

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    do any of you really believe in all these internet chain mails?! All these internet info should be taken with a great pinch of salt, especially this one, with no data or anything to back it up.
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    Got Milk? Make Sure It's Pasteurized : U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    "Pasteurization will destroy some enzymes," says Barbara Ingham, Ph.D., associate professor and extension food scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "But the enzymes that are naturally present in milk are bovine enzymes. Our bodies don't use animal enzymes to help metabolize calcium and other nutrients."

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    Don't jump to conclusions. Do a wiki on pasteurization. Without it our milk won't be able to remain fresh for long, and may have a lot more micro-organisms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion View Post
    I think the point was even if we drink exactly the same milk we had as a child we still cant digest it very well because we stop producing the enzymes to digest milk after adolescence. Therefore no type of milk is great, pasteurized being the worst.
    Thats why I still drink my mothers milk.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by allsmilez View Post
    Without it our milk won't be able to remain fresh for long, and may have a lot more micro-organisms.
    That sounds a like a great marketing tool for milk business. Anyway, just for discussion, when was the last time you ate anything that is really raw and fresh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    Thats why I still drink my mothers milk.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    drink goat's milk then. its healthier than cow's milk for humans because its closer in make up to our mother's milk and so readily digested by your system...
    I'm sure our mothers have little to do with goats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    That sounds a like a great marketing tool for milk business. Anyway, just for discussion, when was the last time you ate anything that is really raw and fresh?
    Haha. I'm a sashimi and oyster fan. Someone just treated me to oysters at Jack's place yesterday. Surprisingly fresh, I was expecting not so good stuff at a steak joint. Well my stomach has survived overseas roadside stalls, army rations, un-fresh sashimi, half cooked bbq food etc etc. For myself i'd have no issues with goats/unpasteurized milk. But for my kids? Nah....KS la. Kids are golden cannot risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I'm sure our mothers have little to do with goats.
    wow...you really CANNOT read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion View Post
    I think the point was even if we drink exactly the same milk we had as a child we still cant digest it very well because we stop producing the enzymes to digest milk after adolescence. Therefore no type of milk is great, pasteurized being the worst.
    no the point was that this "article" is trying to say that pasteurization is linked to lactose intolerance. If pasteurization is truly the evil this fellow makes it out to be then people should stop drinking juice, beer, wine eating cheese, nuts etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    no the point was that this "article" is trying to say that pasteurization is linked to lactose intolerance. If pasteurization is truly the evil this fellow makes it out to be then people should stop drinking juice, beer, wine eating cheese, nuts etc.
    Yeap you got that right. Beer, wine, cheese are not even good to begin with but it tastes good. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    Thats why I still drink my mothers milk.....

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    That's got to be embarrassing in a restaurant.

    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    no the point was that this "article" is trying to say that pasteurization is linked to lactose intolerance. If pasteurization is truly the evil this fellow makes it out to be then people should stop drinking juice, beer, wine eating cheese, nuts etc.
    It's certainly possible that there is a link and that the process is not as good as it should be but the problem is that no one has come up with another, better solution.

    They sell pills and specialised milk and ice cream in the U.S.A. for the lactose-intolerant. I suppose they have similar things there. When I was allergic to milk as a child in Japan, my adoptive parents bought soy milk and I just bought some yesterday but it doesn't taste as good as real milk. It tastes better than beer, though.

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    My HDB apartment not big enough to accomodate a cow.
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