Originally published September 26 2011
Raw Milk Symposium Article
by Christina Luisa
(NaturalNews) At least ten million Americans now consume raw milk according to CDC statistics. The explosive increase in demand for raw milk does not please our public health officials. Despite their dire warnings, the quest for a purer, healthier white beverage forges ahead.
Consumers now find it necessary to defend their right to choose against the mounting government actions (including armed raids on raw milk farmers) meant to disrupt the marketplace and shut down the distribution of raw milk.
The International Raw Milk Symposium drew raw milk advocates from 28 states and 5 countries to attend this landmark event. The new program on this Symposium now available through NaturalNews is a must-have if you want to make a strong case for your choice to go RAW!
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In this seven lecture set, the equivalent to seven audio CDs and five PowerPoint presentations, you'll learn about the privileged status of raw milk in Europe, discover powerful science and learn more than ever before about raw milk's nutritional superiority. Most importantly, you will gain confidence in your right to choose.
It's time to get serious about raw milkOur current economic crisis makes it imperative that we take the shackles off America's dairy farmers and allow them to build flourishing enterprises. Raw dairy will nourish and heal us and will help bring lasting strength back to our struggling economy. Arm yourself with these presentations and advance the cause of universal access to the health benefits of unprocessed dairy.
With this program, you can listen to each lecture and study the PowerPoint materials that accompany each audio lecture. It's almost just like being in attendance at the actual Raw Milk Symposium!
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The presentations and panelsThrough this one-of-a-kind program being offered through NaturalNews.TV, you will have access to the following presentations and panels:
Whole, Raw Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows: Nature's Healing Food - by Sally Fallon Morell, M.A.
In this science-based presentation, Sally Fallon Morell details the earliest published research on the multiple health benefits of raw milk and other studies that validate the body-building power of unprocessed dairy foods all the way up to the present day. Morell discusses studies on rats which reveal a dramatic contrast between healthy, happy rats fed with unprocessed (raw) milk and anemic, ill-tempered rats fed pasteurized milk. Rat studies also show a decline in fertility of those fed heat processed milk. Morell also shares the results of human studies done in Boston, Scotland and Great Britain. Both human and animal trials give us convincing proof that science does affirm the immune boosting power of Mother Nature's superfood. Opponents to raw dairy always say, "There is no science to support it." Sally Fallon Morell completely answers that objection in this riveting lecture.
Those Pathogens: What You Should Know - by Ted Beals, M.S., M.D.
This lecture presents the scientific facts and reported risks attributed to the consumption of raw milk. We will look at the four bacteria that are the focus of those who want us to believe that fresh milk is unsafe: Campylobacter jejuni, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. For each we will document: Where do they like to grow? What are the most common sources? What are the most common reservoirs? What are the factors that increase and factors that decrease potential risk to raw milk drinkers? And most importantly, what are the actual overall human public health data and the specific public health impact from each pathogen?
The Shift Is Coming: Back to High Fat - by Alan Watson
Fifty years of ever-increasing obesity and chronic illness cases indicate that a low-fat diet based on processed vegetable oils does not promote good health. The switch from a more traditional diet to the low-fat diet began in 1961 when Ancel Keys, the father of the low-fat diet, convinced the American Heart Association to promote the new diet based on unproven and selective data. This low-fat diet promoted processed foods laden with polyunsaturated oils, white flour and sugar, and it has remained popular for half of a century. However, recent consumer interest in whole raw milk from grass-fed cows -- as opposed to the pasteurized and processed low-fat milk -- demonstrates the coming shift back. In 2015, it's time to return to a more traditional whole food and high-fat diet with new dietary guidelines. This lecture further outlines the history of the rise and fall of the low-fat diet.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad: Defending Your Family's Genetic Wealth - by Catherine Shanahan, M.D.
Your genes are not written in stone. Recent science suggests that we can control the expression of our genes with the foods we eat, thereby taking greater control over our own health. Food is information, and our genes process this given information the best they can. More recently, the disconnect between our food and nature has altered the information stream with which humans have evolved. When necessary information is not available, the human body cannot grow optimally, contributing to the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, autism and asthma. Raw milk is one of the few remaining pure and unadulterated foods available that contains quality information with the potential to rejuvenate the body using our DNA's deeply ingrained intelligence. This lecture further explains our DNA's intelligence and its ability to rehabilitate the body with nutrient-dense foods such as raw milk.
Do the Europeans Do it Better? Dairy Policy and Programs in the EU and Europe: A Way Forward Based on Tradition - by Sylvia P. Onusic, Ph.D.
In one of the most shocking talks at the symposium, Dr. Sylvia Onusic, Ph.D., describes the drastic difference in agricultural policies in the European Union and in the United States. European subsidies are "green," meaning they preserve farmland, protect the environment and encourage heritage foods. In contrast, the U.S. subsidies prop up CAFO farming and monocrops of soy, corn, and wheat. Onusic explains how U.S. subsidies negatively affect the balance of trade; whereas, the EU system is respectful of developing nations. Further, Onusic explores EU dairy policy and Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and the high status of raw milk throughout Europe. Sylvia is a nutritionist who became ill by adhering strictly to the dietary advice she learned in her professional training. Now an advocate of traditional foods, the focus of Sylvia's lecture explores in depth the international status of raw milk. Slovenia, Austria and Italy have thousands of raw milk machines in public places, each independently owned by local farmers.
Panel Discussion: Understanding the Nature of Co-operation - Moderator David E. Gumpert with Panelists Michael Schmidt, Pete Kennedy, Esq., Ted Beals, M.S., M.D., Sylvia Onusic Ph.D., Alan Watson, Catherine Shanahan, M.D., Tim Wightman and Greg Schmidt
At this panel discussion, moderator David Gumpert challenges raw milk producers and consumers to face up to problems associated with food-borne pathogens. He points out that illnesses associated with raw milk get more attention from public health authorities than do illnesses from other kinds of foods. He suggests that the raw milk community get behind efforts to organize producers so as to develop effective safety standards. Panelists take note of the uneven enforcement of food safety regulations as well as the uneven reporting of illnesses, which make it difficult to understand the reality of raw milk problems. Several panelists suggest that more attention be given to educating consumers about how best to evaluate raw milk producers.
From Consumer to Co-Producer: Understanding the Nature of Co-operation in the Battle Over Food Rights - by Michael Schmidt
On oversized farms, the rule is to plant, spray and harvest as the life forces disappear. However, on a living farm the rule is to create complex relationships between the herd, farmer and land. At a time when true stewards of the land are fewer and farther between, children need to experience living farms to plant the seeds as future farmers and supporters. Food is the best medicine, but only when it is in a pure and unadulterated form. This land is our land, and we must grow grassroots support. It will take time to win the battle, but we have a responsibility to the future to recreate the picturesque farm. This keynote speech encourages ongoing support of healthy, educational and aesthetically pleasing farms.
A wealth of informationTap into the mother lode of contemporary science, nutritional wisdom and food politics pertaining to the raw milk issue. Now for the first time, you can dig deep into a gold mine of expert information on this controversial and imperative issue. Take a stronger stand and protect your rights to the healthy food of your choice!
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