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Milk Drinkers... take note.

Posted by Fork in the Road [358.1351] on February 13, 2008 at 07:55:36:

Walt, I hope you don't mind if I drop in valuable information copied from an e-mail alert from another Doc.


Bacteria-contaminated milk kills 3 people

Dear Friend,

I don't like to use a tragedy to make my point, but something awful
happened in New England recently that I have to point out. Apparently,
bacteria-contaminated milk caused one miscarriage and the deaths of
three elderly men. The killer milk came from the widely respected
Whittier Farms Dairy, which has a herd of hormone-free cows, and uses
glass bottles for their milk.

It would fit the FDA's story line perfectly if these awful events were
caused by the consumption of raw milk. But no the
bacteria-contaminated milk had been pasteurized. This means that
pasteurized milk is responsible for more deaths last year than raw
milk, yet it's raw milk that's been widely vilified and is on the
verge of being legislated out of existence.

The bacteria that's to blame for the deaths is listeria. Anti-raw milk
folks are quick to point out that listeria only shows up in
pasteurized milk on incredibly rare occasions. What they won't tell
you is that listeria is just about as rare in raw milk. What's more,
milk isn't the only place you'll find the bacterium this nasty
little bacteria can pop up in almost any uncooked meat or produce. In
fact, it can even be found in cold cuts and some cheeses.

The fact is, this is the THIRD listeria outbreak that's been connected
to pasteurized milk. Pasteurization is supposed to make foods
listeria-free. Obviously, that's not always the case.

How badly do you think Big Dairy would like to sweep this story under
the rug?

It's incredibly ironic that this has happened to a pasteurizing dairy
rather than a raw-milk dairy. This sort of thing is only supposed to
happen with raw milk! I'm not sure who this story upsets more the
FDA, the anti-raw-milk lobbyists of Big Dairy, or the poor, organic
dairies who are prevented from marketing their raw milk products
which have RARELY been found to have potentially deadly pathogens such
as listeria, E. coli, or salmonella.

As you probably already know, I'm a huge raw milk advocate. It's
chock-full of calcium, vitamin D, lactoferrins (natural antibiotics,
and other good stuff). I've written on more than one occasion of the
struggles of both the consumers and producers of raw-milk, and how
overzealous FDA regulation of the product is driving raw-milk fans
underground.

It's my hope that raw-milk dairies and lobbies can use this incident
to point out that their product is just as safe (if not safer) than
pasteurized milk and get the FDA and state regulators to ease up on
the incredibly restrictive raw-milk laws.

I know I won't hold my breath.

Nonfat milk linked to prostate cancer

A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found that
there may be a link between the consumption of non-fat or low-fat milk
and an increased risk of prostate cancer.

This report runs counter to the idea that it was the vitamin D and
calcium in milk that led to an increase in prostate malignancies.
In the study's overall analysis of food groups, the consumption of
dairy products and milk were not associated with prostate cancer risk.

Further analysis, however, suggested that low-fat or nonfat milk
did increase the risk of localized tumors or non-aggressive tumors,
while whole milk decreased this risk. As always, there's an essential
irony here: The study found that whole milk the kind with all the
fat that everyone's always telling you to stay away from? actually
DECREASED the risk of prostate cancer. Like I always say: If you hang
around medicine long enough, nearly every old belief eventually gets
turned on its head.

Giving you the raw facts about milk,

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.




Re: Milk Drinkers... take note.

Posted by Vince F [4572.4381] on February 13, 2008 at 08:41:35:

In Reply to: Milk Drinkers... take note. posted by Fork in the Road [358.1351] on February 13, 2008 at 07:55:36:

3 cheers for Whole Milk Cheese

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Re: Milk Drinkers... take note.

Posted by lmd [11129.1399] on February 13, 2008 at 10:18:17:

In Reply to: Milk Drinkers... take note. posted by Fork in the Road [358.1351] on February 13, 2008 at 07:55:36:

I don`t use milk - prefer 10% or 19% cream. Skim milk is a scam. They remove the needed fatty acids, and use them for other products, then leave the skimmed milk buyer to foot the bill with a weakly nutritive product.

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Re: Milk Drinkers... take note.

Posted by PeterB [3298.1399] on February 13, 2008 at 22:59:49:

In Reply to: Milk Drinkers... take note. posted by Fork in the Road [358.1351] on February 13, 2008 at 07:55:36:

It seems the Dairy Association (like Big Pharma) relies on federal bureacracies to protect their members' interests. Since raw milk dairy doesn't allow for mass production, they found reasons to make it "bad."

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Re: Milk Drinkers... take note. Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1903] on February 14, 2008 at 06:44:23:

In Reply to: Milk Drinkers... take note. posted by Fork in the Road [358.1351] on February 13, 2008 at 07:55:36:

Thanks, Fork!

Walt

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Re: Milk Drinkers... take note.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1903] on February 14, 2008 at 08:00:28:

In Reply to: Milk Drinkers... take note. posted by Fork in the Road [358.1351] on February 13, 2008 at 07:55:36:

Fork,

I thought the definition of "raw milk" was "unpasteurized".

Walt

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Re: Milk Drinkers... take note.

Posted by aMY [3201.2965] on February 14, 2008 at 13:39:22:

In Reply to: Milk Drinkers... take note. posted by Fork in the Road [358.1351] on February 13, 2008 at 07:55:36:

I never drink the stuff, Almond milk for me! Too bad I can't get my kids to switch.



Re: Milk Drinkers... take note.

Posted by PeterB [3298.1399] on February 14, 2008 at 13:57:59:

In Reply to: Re: Milk Drinkers... take note. posted by aMY [3201.2965] on February 14, 2008 at 13:39:22:

I switched to almond milk, as well. Good stuff.



Re: Milk Drinkers... take note.

Posted by ukchris [10820.4458] on February 14, 2008 at 14:11:05:

In Reply to: Re: Milk Drinkers... take note. posted by PeterB [3298.1399] on February 14, 2008 at 13:57:59:

Hi PeterB and Amy, why did you switch to almond instead of soy? Is almond not too sweet? Haven't seen it on sale, must be in some dark and dusty corner of a health food shop! Sell it to me, why do you like it! :-)



Re: Milk Drinkers... take note.

Posted by Amy [3201.2965] on February 15, 2008 at 16:24:00:

In Reply to: Re: Milk Drinkers... take note. posted by ukchris [10820.4458] on February 14, 2008 at 14:11:05:

Hi Chris,
For some reason soy milk makes me feel sick. I can't stand it. I think it may be in my head, but either way, it grosses me out.
Amy

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