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Why Raw Milk Is Better For You

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on Jul 3, 2008 6:00:00 AM


Are you still feeding your family milk on drugs? There is much controversy over the use of hormones and antibiotics in the production of our milk in the United States. The video above details the dangers of drinking milk that has been tainted by recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). It is crucial to the health of your family that you understand the dangers of this synthetic hormone and its prevalence in our dairy products across the country.

However, avoiding rBGH isn't the only concern when consuming milk. Studies show that pasteurized milk can cause a host of health concerns for those consuming it. Pasteurized milk has been linked to allergies, heart disease and even cancer.

A current grassroots movement has sprung up defending the availability of milk as it was meant to be consumed - raw! Raw milk, as opposed to pasteurized milk, is known to have many health benefits. Unfortunately, raw milk is not available in most states. Those in California, New Mexico and Connecticut can purchase it in some stores. But even those states have been threatened to lose this right by the FDA and those supporting that only pasteurized milk be available. This has become a highly debated issue.

Yes to Raw Milk!
There is some good news though! With the support of consumers and producers of raw dairy products, current legislature may end up protecting the availability of one of our healthiest and disease preventing elixirs - raw milk! Senate Bill 201 in the state of California is setting the standard for the production of safe and available raw milk. This debate, though continuing, is finding favor in the proponents of raw milk. Among these proponents are many families and persons that have benefited greatly from its consumption for many years. Please watch the short video below showing the position of those supporting SB 201 and research studies on milk found at the links on this page.


Topics: whole foods

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