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Health-Main-600x626Raw milk from healthy animals has many health benefits, as the articles below attest.

See also our Campaign for Real Milk PowerPoint, which covers both health and safety issues.

Our other Key Documents include  testimony to government agencies with citations to research studies and medical journals.

A Tale of Two Calves

By Michael Schmidt In 1940, the West of Scotland Agricultural College at Auchincruive carried out a study comparing the health of calves fed on raw and pasteurized milk. The researchers observed two groups, each of eight calves, for ninety days. One...

Abstracts on the Effect of Pasteurization on the Nutritional Value of Milk

Reprint No. 7, Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research Milwaukee, Wisconsin Publication Date: 11 DEC 1939 Pasteurization was also found to affect the hematogenic and growth-promoting properties of the special milk (raw milk from specially fed cows,...

Asthma or Brucellosis: The Dangers and Benefits of Raw Milk

By Sally Fallon Morell Two articles appearing recently in the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet , illustrate the ongoing debate on the dangers and merits of raw milk. One article describes the case of a woman who contracted brucellosis...

Chronic Disease, Salmonella, Immunosuppressive Drugs, and Raw Milk

By Ron Schmid, ND A particularly virulent form of the bacteria Salmonella is Salmonella dublin (S dublin). As with most Salmonella infections, people with suppressed immune systems are most at risk (for example, AIDS patients or people taking corticosteroids...

Conjugated Linoleic Acid

By Sally Fallon Morell Scientists at the Agriculture Department's US Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison Wisconsin have been studying a substance called CLA that occurs in butterfat. Many studies over the past 12 years have established that at...

Does Milk Cause Cancer? Evaluating the Betacellulin Hypothesis

By Chris Masterjohn Article Summary Loren Cordain, PhD, author of The Paleo Diet, has proposed the theory that a growth factor in milk called betacellulin may contribute to cancer. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) directly cancels out the effect...

Does Stomach Acid Destroy the Beneficial Bacteria and Enzymes in Milk?

By Ted Beals, MS, MD Proponents of pasteurization have stated that it doesn’t matter whether enzymes get destroyed during pasteurization because stomach acids would destroy them anyway. We asked Ted Beals, MD, for his input on this question. According t...

Enzymes

By Sally Fallon Morell with Mary G. Enig, PhD An important branch of twentieth century nutritional research, running parallel to and equal in significance to the discovery of vitamins and minerals, has been the discovery of enzymes and their function....

Experiments in Nutritional Value of Milk from History of Randleigh Farm

Experiments in Nutritional Value of Milk from History of Randleigh Farm , (Third Edition and Supplement to Second Edition, Lockport, New York, June, 1940) Chapter 14, Experiments in Nutritional Value of Milk from History of Randleigh Farm

Francis M. Pottenger, MD and "The Hazards of a Health Fetish"

By Ron Schmid, ND The impact of quoted work is often influenced by the reputation of the person quoted. But what makes a reputation, in particular that of a person who died many years ago? Certainly in part the accuracy and importance of the written...

Lactose Intolerance Survey

Pilot Survey of Cow Share Consumer/Owners Lactose Intolerance Section By Ted Beals, MS, MD Background In the Fall of 2006 Michigan State Police and members of the Michigan Department of Agriculture stopped a truck and confiscated a large amount...

Microphotography of Raw and Processed Milk

By Beverly Rubik, PhD A Pilot Study Raw milk is a colloid, in which fat globules of various sizes are dispersed within a watery phase of dissolved proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, electrolytes and minerals, along with low levels of probiotic bacteria...

Milk Decreases Heart Attacks?

By Dr. David Williams From Alternatives Newsletter,  1991 Read this article in: Ukrainian | Polish England — Some data just released by the Medical Research Council (MRC) should create some interesting controversy among medical circles during th...

Milk Homogenization and Heart Disease

By Mary G. Enig, PhD One widely held popular theory singles out homogenization as a cause of the current epidemic of heart disease. The hypothesis was developed by Kurt A. Oster, MD and studied from the early 1960s until the mid 1980s. In studying...

Milk: It Does a Body Good?

By Lori Lipinski It all depends on where it comes from, doesn't it? The subject of milk sparks just about as much controversy as the subject of fats. Many alternative practitioners feel that it's not necessary for humans to consume cow's milk and...

More About Raw Milk

By Sally Fallon Morell and Mary G. Enig, PhD Excerpt from Nourishing Traditions , 1999 We have been taught that pasteurization is a good thing, a method of protecting ourselves against infectious diseases, but closer examination reveals that its...

NIH Lactose Intolerance Consensus Conference

By Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD and Kimberly Hartke, Weston A. Price Foundation Publicist “Experts” participating at the NIH Consensus Conference on Lactose Intolerance argued for including more pasteurized and homogenized dairy in the American diet, eve...

Pasteurization Does Harm Real Milk

By Robert Irons, PhD Proponents of raw milk know that government websites and reports on raw milk are filled with bias and even outright errors. I recently wrote to the Centers for Disease Control to point out a serious error on their website. My...

Raw Milk

By Thomas Cowan, MD Read this article in French As I'm sure most of you know by now, there are very few subjects as emotionally charged as the choice of one's diet. Sexual relations, marriage and finances come to mind as similarly charged subjects...

Raw Milk Vs. Pasteurized Milk

From Armchair Science , London April 1938 Read this article in Japanese There is no substitute for clean, raw milk as a food, so far as children are concerned. Science has not yet succeeded in providing, in the pasteurized variety, those essential...

Soy Meal for Cows

By Trauger Groh, Biodynamic Farmer, Author and Lecturer I have followed for many years the sickening effect of soy on ruminants. Cows that formerly could easily reach the age of 15 years and have 12 calves have on average now less than three calves...

Studies Showing Raw (Farm) Milk Protective Against Asthma and Allergies

Compiled by the Weston A. Price Foundation Jump to: Exposure to farming in early life and development of asthma and allergy: a cross-sectional survey. Lancet 2001. Which aspects of the farming lifestyle explain the inverse association with...

The Biochemical Magic of Raw Milk and Other Raw Foods: Glutathione

By Chris Masterjohn One of the many benefits of raw milk may be its ability to promote the production of a wonderful little compound called “glutathione” — this tiny compound consists of just three amino acids, but it is the master antioxidant and d...

The Case for Butter

By Trauger Groh Biodynamic Farmer, Author & Lecturer Butter and Honey shall He eat that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good —Isaiah 7:15 The use of butter for human nutrition and the processing of milk into cream and then butter i...

The Health Benefits of Raw Milk from Grass-Fed Animals

By Ron Schmid, ND Read this article in French In 1970, I went to live on the island of Martha's Vineyard. I was quite ill with gastrointestinal problems. I began living mostly on seafood, fresh vegetables and salads, and raw milk and eggs purchased...

The Milk Cure: Real Milk Cures Many Diseases

By J. R. Crewe, MD January 1929 The following is an edited version of an article by Dr. J. R. Crewe, of the Mayo Foundation, forerunner of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, published in Certified Milk Magazine , January 1929. We are grateful to Dr....

The X Factor of Weston A. Price

By Sally Fallon Morell and Mary G. Enig, PhD Excerpt from Nourishing Traditions , 1999 IMPORTANT UPDATE, SPRING 2007: Price's "X Factor" or "Activator X" is now believed to be the fat-soluble vitamin K2 . Please follow the link to read Chris...

Ultrapasteurized Milk

By Linda Joyce Forristal Today, an increasing amount of milk found in conventional grocery stores--including most organic milk--is ultrapasteurized. The official U.S. government definition of an ultrapasteurized dairy product stipulates "such product...

Vitamin A Vagary

By Sally Fallon Morell This article has since been expanded and updated on the Weston A Price Foundation site as Vitamin A Saga "Eat carrots for vitamin A." Such statements, found in many popular diet and nutrition books, create the impression...
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