The October issue of the Douglass Report gives some interesting facts on the subject of Raw Milk versus Pasteurized Milk.
Dr. W.C. Douglass, II, MD has always been a cheerleader for Raw Milk. His advise is NEVER DRINK PASTEURIZED MILK. PERIOD.
According to his research in this matter, he states pasteurized milk if far more dangerous than raw milk will ever be. The world only had a couple thousand years experience in people drinking raw milk and it did not harm people then and will not now according to Dr. Douglass.
Howver he obtained information fro the Center of Disease Control and it give the following. From 1998 through 2005, raw milk was responsible for 1,007 illnesses and two deaths (although they were unsubstantiated that the milk was the cause. But from pasteurized milk there were over 200,000 cases of food poisoning from pasteurized milk and 600 people died. Raw milk contains the good bacteria probiotics which are able to destroy any harmful pathogens that may be present. When milk is pasteurized, the protective probiotics are destroyed and the milk becomes susceptible to dangerous bacteria.
There are only 9 states now that declares sale of raw milk illegal. You can go to www.realmilk.com
to see if your state allows and under what conditions.
I thought this may be good information for some who may question the value of raw milk. In my family we have been using raw milk and butter for several years and it has reduced the number of illnesses with our children. May not work for everyone but I do agree with Dr. Douglass on the value of raw milk..
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