(NaturalNews) We have the wrong cows! Black and white milk cows produce milk that contains a portion of protein called beta casein type A1, which behaves like an opiate. Studies implicate this bad-for-human protein in heart disease, cancer, Type I diabetes, autism and schizophrenia. This maverick protein also causes milk addiction. But addicted drinkers are repeat customers that increase profits, making the bad milk the sweetheart that producers prefer to sell.
A few thousand years ago, the majority of milk cows were the wholesome beta-casein A2 type until the genetically mutated beta-casein A1 strain appeared. Today, over 90 percent of US milk cows are the errant A1 type cows.
About your milk
Most people wrongly believe that problems with dairy are due to lactose intolerance. In reality, A1 is the real reason behind inability to digest milk properly. All milk proteins have long chains of amino acids with many branches. In wholesome A2 cows, beta casein is a chain with 229 amino acids and proline at number 67. But in the A1 cow, the side chain is a fragment known as beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM 7) - which is a powerful narcotic and a cell ravaging oxidant.
BCM 7 has been shown to cause neurological impairment in animals and humans and interferes with the immune system. Animals injected with BCM 7 come down with Type 1 diabetes. BCM 7 is pro-inflammatory to blood vessels, and also causes excessive mucus secretion.
Genetically, cows pass down beta-casein A1 or A2 to their offspring like we genetically pass down eye color to our children. Over 70 percent of Guernsey cows produce the good A2 variety of beta casein in their milk as well as a vast majority of Jerseys, Asian and African cows. Some 70 percent of Red Danish Dairy cattle produce the problematic A1 variety along with all Holstein and Friesian breeds. Depending upon the genetic makeup, a milk cow could produce both A1 and A2 because it potentially receives different genes from the mother and father. The most common milk cows are black and white Friesian cows, which have a combination of both genes.
Access to wholesome raw milk is your dietary right
Early life nutrition has an important health impact in childhood and even later on in adulthood. In the western culture, cows' milk is a staple food for most infants and children and a very common food for adults. Clean, raw milk from pastured A2 cows is a complete and properly balanced food. Raw cows' milk has all eight essential amino acids and 60-plus fully intact and functional enzymes. Raw milk is one of the few complete foods that a human could survive exclusively on.
Whether it's from humans, cows, goats, sheep, camels, yak, water buffalo, horses or donkeys, unheated, unprocessed milk has been a safe, reliable food source for thousands of years. Government and medical officials, swayed by Big Agribusiness dollars and lies, have striven to remove this valuable, healthy food from the mouths of people. Now, the consumer backlash against lifeless processed foods is growing to the point where access to raw milk is once again considered a dietary right.
Profit at the expense of public health
If people are addicted to your A1 milk, you sell more! People will buy it by the gallon to satisfy their addictions. But milk producers will not change their ways without the benefit of profit. The more people become educated on what is good for the body and make wiser food choices, the quicker the producers will change their ways. That's just the way it is.
Sources for this article:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12198602 Knivsberg AM, Reichelt KL, Hoien T, Nodland M. A randomised, controlled study of dietary intervention in autistic syndromes. Nutritional Neuroscience 2002;5(4):251-61. Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk by Keith Woodford and Tom Cowan (Mar 9, 2009) http://www.fda.gov
About the author: Craig Stellpflug is a Cancer Nutrition Specialist, Lifestyle Coach and Neuro Development Consultant at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. http://www.healingpathwayscancerclinic.com/ With 17 years of clinical experience working with both brain disorders and cancer, Craig has seen first-hand the devastating effects of vaccines and pharmaceuticals on the human body and has come to the conclusion that a natural lifestyle and natural remedies are the true answers to health and vibrant living. You can find his daily health blog at www.blog.realhealthtalk.com and his articles and radio show archives at www.realhealthtalk.com