Monday, 21 March 2016

Raw milk is healthy

Today I read an article on the Real milk website about a new study which shows that raw milk is healthy. It was a good read.

Here is the start of it.


Raw milk opponents and doctors strongly warn against the consumption of unpasteurized milk for infants, children and pregnant women, arguing that these individuals are more susceptible to illnesses that raw milk could cause. However, a new study that took place across Austria, Finland, France, Germany and Switzerland shows a connection between the consumption of raw milk and lowered rates of colds and infections among children. This study clearly relates Raw milk and lower infections in children.
The study, detailed in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, aimed to assess the effects of consumption of raw vs. boiled vs. industrially processed milks on common infections (including coughing, runny nose, fever, ear infection or diarrhea) in babies’ first year of life.
Women from rural areas (about half of the women lived and worked on livestock farms) were recruited during their third trimester of pregnancy and detailed their children’s consumption and lifestyle changes in weekly diaries. A total of 983 children completed the study.

“The main finding of this analysis was an inverse association between consumption of unprocessed cow’s milk and rhinitis [cold or runny nose], RTI [respiratory tract infections], and otitis [ear infection]. The effect was strongest when cow’s milk was consumed raw; boiled farm milk exhibited an attenuated effect.”


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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Undoctored, the movie

Today I received an email about the movie "Undoctored" being available to watch for free until coming Saturday. I decided to watch it as it seemed quite interesting. It is about the history of chiropractic care in the USA and the fights the chiropractors had to fight with the American Medical Association. I have heard many of the same negative statements having been made about chiropractors when I was growing up. So I think this mindset has been exported quite well to other parts of the world, which is quite unfortunate. The movie is nearly 1,5 hours long, but certainly worth watching.

Here is the link: