Hormones in Milk, and Rat’s Milk for People

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Hormones in Milk, and Rat’s Milk for People

Some months ago I received several notifications of doctor’s news release focusing on the rBST (recombinant bovine growth hormone / Recombinant bovine Somatotropin, a synthetic duplicate of BGH) in milk issue.
I was compelled to respond because of the problems inherent in the presentation of false choices and the ways in which well meaning/health minded people could be hurt.

The false choice which begs for exposure in this case goes something like this:
“Some versions of commercial of cow’s milk may be unhealthful, so other versions will be healthful”. That is a dangerous leap-of-assumption, like the thought process which says: “conventional grocery stores sell junk, so I’ll shop at health food stores where everything on the shelves is clean, green and healthful” or “some republican politicians are corrupt so I can trust the democrats”. In just the same way as with these other false choice examples, there is no realistic rationale for the ‘milk leap’. In such cases the rash leap can produce unexpected harmful results.

A recent notice blasted out to the patrons of a local natural foods coop (a fine establishment) about the availability of ‘Real Milk’ caught my attention as did the Dr. E piece months ago, and wouldn’t share this now but for one case that just won’t leave my awareness.

Thanks for listening:

Within days after posting the full version of my response to the Dr. E’s piece on my site I received lots of comments. Among them were some hate-comments from dairy addicts and others who had not looked at the dairy issue in pure light, It was largely well receive though. Anyway, the attention put me in touch with a number of people with room for improvement and a willingness to act. There was nothing unique about that, and I likely would just stay out of it (with you) except for one particular experience born of that situation.

I was contacted by a middle aged woman on the east coast crippled with MS and a list of related health issues, her 20-something son was type-1 diabetic and her adolescent daughter was asthmatic (life threatening).

Mary grew up near a small farm and drank raw, fresh milk daily as a child, she worked as a teacher and modernized her life (drank commercial milk regularly) as a young adult. She became neurologically challenged at some point and became a ‘health nut’. By the time we met (several months ago) she had cleaned up her act significantly already some years back, but remained a true believer in dairy. Because of her beliefs about dairy she served it to her children every day. The kids had been raised on commercial milk primarily. But everyone converted [back] to the small-dairy-raw version years ago.
I had a few phone meetings with her and explained some things she did not know, or did not want to hear about cows’ milk. She was in a very disabled state and willing to consider that which goes against dairy industry marketing. The kids, even the son who is on his own and soon to be a father came along for the ride (Her words, now they refer to the adjustment as ‘The Freedom Ride’). Economics prevented the little family from adding any medicinal / correctional sups or meds. They were eating almost no flesh already and being quite sensible. Mostly all we did together was the dairy thing and evaluate the indoor environment (chemical, biological and electromagnetic), but the environmental stuff was pretty good and what is to be improved with that has not happened as yet.

I am the first to say that one story (or three) does not prove anything, but, to be fair, while Mary’s is one story it parallels countless cases in my experience.

Mary, who spent all her waking hours in a chair for some years, had difficulty speaking, was jittery and rattled with ticks (tics) and always in pain,.. is now walking, talking smoothly and using no pain medication. Mary’s daughter has not used an inhaler or had a hormone shot (since after about 3 weeks of kicking dairy), and she works in a fabric shop (not high quality air). The son who has suffered from T1 Diabetes (likely dairy induced) since two years of age has already (under doctor’s supervision) reduced insulin injections to 1/3rd and all of his most significant diabetes side issues have disappeared or improved dramatically within the past 2-3 months.

Mary assumed that fresh, raw, local milk was good for her family (the thinking behind that says that cross-species milk is necessary and healthful) even if the commercial stuff is not-so-good. She was mistaken and her mistake goes all the way back to industry promoting mental/emotional programming in school which is fortified with advertising all around. Again, only a few months have passed. What can that demonstrate? Well, I’ve been through different version of the same story certainly more than 100 times with people from all corners.
Many come away with the understanding (from personal experience) that even ‘a little’ dairy (no matter the animal source, unless human) does not do a body good.

I may have nothing to offer those who understand that:

~ There is no safe level of ingested ‘casein’ (the bulk of milk’s protein).
~ It’s probably not good take in, or to artificially stimulate the synthesis of extra IGF-1.
~ Every sip of cows’ milk dissolves bone.
~ Every drop interferes with the metabolic chain that converts stored vitamin D into 1,25 D, the D metabolite doing the work we rely on D to do.
~ Cows’ milk (from any source) is the world’s number one food allergen.
Etc. Etc…. and choose to use the stuff anyway, citing that; “there’s a little poison in everything” or “it’s an imperfect world” or whatever. Those are statements with which I can agree.
I like it when I can get through to those thoughtful folks who actually believe a ‘cleaner’ cows’ milk is a safe and healthful food, those folks who are using the product thinking that it is benign and healthful, and those thoughtful people who are providing the substance to children with the best of intentions, but wouldn’t if they only knew.

That one little reply caused quite a few people (that I know of), to live healthier lives or at least make their choices with an understanding which includes the other side of the story.

So I send along an excerpt from the original …

I have read the article with interest and am compelled to comment. I will make my observations/responses in GREEN for easy identification.
Please consider the comments, and pass them along, as they are meant only to be helpful, come from what I know to be so, and come your way with love.

Billy

Dr. Epstein’s comments in BLACK
My response in GREEN

Cancer Expert Counters Reckless Claims That Hormonal Milk Is Safe

` Well thanks ‘cancer expert’, now I will comment on RECKLESS INSINUATIONS!

The Cancer Prevention Coalition is criticizing a widely publicized recent report, “Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin” (rBST) which claims that milk from cows injected with this genetically engineered hormone is safe.

The hormone rBST is injected in about 20% of U.S. dairy cows to increase milk production. While the industry claims that the hormone is safe for cows, and that the milk is safe for consumers, this is “blatantly false,” says Dr Epstein, who authored the 2006 book, “What’s In Your Milk?” (Trafford Publishing).
Dr. Epstein stated:
o rBST makes cows sick. Monsanto has been forced to admit to about 20 toxic effects, including mastitis, on the label of Posilac, the rBST product that when administered to cows makes them produce more milk. Monsanto’s Posilac product was acquired by Eli Lilly in 2008.
o rBST milk is contaminated by pus, due to mastitis, an infection of the udder commonly induced by the hormone, and also by antibiotics used to treat the mastitis.
o rBST milk is chemically and nutritionally different than natural milk.
o Milk from cows injected with rBST is contaminated with the hormone, traces of which are absorbed through the gut into the blood of people who consume this milk or products made from it.
o rBST milk is supercharged with high levels of the natural growth factor (IGF-1), which is readily absorbed through the gut.
o Excess levels of IGF-1 have been incriminated in well-documented scientific publications as causes of breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Additionally, IGF-1 blocks natural defense mechanisms against early submicroscopic cancers.

*** Skip down a page or two if you want to spare yourself my ranting on the GMO thing.

No doubt, the issue of polluting commercial milk with genetic ‘experiments’ is serious, yet it is only a very small example of a huge runaway problem. And how transparent is the backwards rationale of further poisoning a staple, [food] and ultimately the planet as the genetic material is filtered through the consumers and then dispersed throughout the environment in what Monsanto would claim to be a humanitarian effort to raise production of an important commodity. A commodity by the way, which already ‘suffers’ from the glut of dramatic hyper-production and over-supply, such that the imposed price controls have already put most dairy farmers, those who are not actually mega-corporations, out of business, and much of the excess ends up as dried milk powder and nasty cheese, handed out to the underprivileged, most of whom are in the blood-line gene pool which is most negatively affected (Least able to safely digest and process) by the stuff, such as African Americans. And guess who pays for all of that…Yes, more subsidizing of an industry (that provides nothing of benefit) which is already one of the most heavily subsidized industries in the world. (I refer the dairy industry not the GMO scourge).

I share the concerns of many thinking people and probably most of my readers: That the Monsantos will stop at nothing in their effort to control the world’s food supply, even if in the process they virtually wipe out the planet’s ability (and our legal right) to grow the plants of our choice from second generation seeds. The Monsantos want every human to bring money to them for every bight of food and every drop of water, and to then say thank you.

Such nonsense could not go on without the support of Washington, which is heavily infected with the virulent disease of corporate control. There are disappointing indications that the situation is not improving since George moved back to Texas. At the same time that his lovely wife is tilling the organic garden, the new President continues to welcome more and more Monsanto influence into the White House. The hope lies in the power and eventual response to a loud enough voice of the people. I have seen many examples that it actually works, but the likes of Monsanto (devil) may be a new breed of influence, one which is totally devoid of any hint of conscience and pathogenically short sighted, self centered, and drunk with power to the degree that those involved are willing to erase the future even of their own children.

~ In this piece, ‘The Monsantos’ refers to the soul-less company Monsanto and other corporate members of the group sometimes known as ‘The Big Four’ and ‘The Gene Giants’. Included (in addition to Monsanto) are: BASF, Pioneer, (DuPont) Syngenta and Bayer Science Corp. In addition we’ll allow for the assumed inclusion of smaller or less visible dabblers and start-ups which are usually squished or swallowed up by the big guys. According to Michael Olson from Food Chain Radio, Dupont, Monsanto, Syngenta, and Groupe Limagrain control 75 percent of the seed marketplace. ~

As a related example of the hold that the chemical thugs have on our representatives in D.C., we already know that all of the proposed health care (sick care) bills (for both sides) were written by the same lobbyists, and that whatever gets passed will contain guarantees that the new ‘bio-meds’ (some of the latest experiments by the Monsantos) will be exempt from ever being offered in generic forms so that the developers can go on pushing the bio-gen-drugs for tens-of-thousand of dollars per user/per year. What blessed humanitarians!
I hope and pray that somehow we get a handle on it, but I think we won’t as long as we remain in our present sheepish mode.

The situation is so insane that most often, those who might help by broadcasting the truth or offering the other side of a story on a life threatening issue are silenced by whatever means necessary.
Here is an example: Link to the Fox News ‘shameful abandonment of principles and employees fiasco’ in case anyone missed it a few years ago.

Monsanto Forced Fox TV to Censor Coverage of Dangerous Milk Drug

Whoops, slipped into a little anti GMO (pro-save the food) soapbox.
…Back to the ‘Reckless Claims’

Dr. Epstein warns:

* rBST makes cows sick. Monsanto has been forced to admit to about 20 toxic effects, including mastitis, on the label of Posilac, the rBST product that when administered to cows makes them produce more milk. Monsanto’s Posilac product was acquired by Eli Lilly in 2008.
` All commercial cows and virtually all ‘commercial-organic’ cows are sick. You don’t need to inject or implant a dairy cow with extra GM hormones to make her sick. Obviously the ‘lifestyle’ and diet forced upon the cows imprisoned in factory farms (the facilities producing 99% of the cow’s milk that people in the U.S. drink) is literally SICKENING, and the disease producing ‘animal husbandry’ methods used in ‘commercial-organic’ dairy operations (the facilities producing 99% of the declared organic cow’s milk people drink) varies only by degree. Long before Monsanto (Devil) invaded the U.S. dairy industry, all the institutionalized Guernseys and Holsteins suffered from mastitis which adds to the volume of pus present in your milkshakes, ice cream, fresh whole milk Etc. Pus is always in milk, but in higher proportions when mastitis (as well as a host of other ailments common to the girls) is present.

* rBST milk is contaminated by pus, due to mastitis, an infection of the udder commonly induced by the hormone, and also by antibiotics used to treat the mastitis.
` All commercial cows’ milk is contaminated by pus, and by antibiotics. All organic cows’ milk is contaminated with pus.
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Come on, Most cows’ milk is force-produce in highly intensive factory operations, pretty much all the girls suffer with mastitis, and before you dive to deep into organic fantasy land, let’s just admit, what should be well known, it’s the same for most of the organic gals. In some cases to a notably lesser degree, but still prevalent, and in many cases there is really no difference. FACT! (See *1)
Cow-Transferred Antibiotics Contribute to Human Kidney Disease

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that 26 million Americans have chronic kidney damage. That’s a result mostly of excessive intake of animal sourced protein, but as if that’s not enough bodily insult, the overuse of antibiotics in cows can cause kidney damage in dairy consumers.

A recent story from The Associated Press November 22, 2009 read:

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal officials have sent warning letters to two Central Minnesota dairy farms for allegedly using high levels of antibiotics in cows. J&L Dairy in Clarissa sent a [burned out dairy] cow to slaughter in March that was drugged with 129 times the amount of penicillin allowed.

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service had tested a cow he sent to slaughter on Sept. 16,
2008, and found high levels of the antibiotic neomycin.”

Neomycin is an antibiotic which is used as a topical cream to treat mastitis in cows. Neomycin is packaged as Neosporin for human use.

Neomycin is never given to humans intravenously because it is known to cause nephratic damage (kidney disease). Neomycin can be taken orally because in theory, the digestive processes breaks down the antibiotic before it does any kidney damage. See: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/neomycin.html

* rBST milk is chemically and nutritionally different than natural milk.
`A scant few of us alive today have ever tasted ‘natural milk’ since Mom weaned us. Of course the GM milk is different than regular commercial cow’s milk, as commercial milk is different than so-called organic milk, as so-called organic milk is different than true ‘pasture milk’ (which is numerically almost non-existent in the U.S., accounting for far less than 1/1000 of one percent of the market). The important point is of course that: All ‘trans-mammal’ milk is chemically and nutritionally different than natural ‘human’ milk. ‘Natural Milk’ to use your term is the mammalian fluid nourishment which flows from mother to ‘her’ infant. Simple really.
And, most commercial and commercial-organic cows’ milk is Homogenized
Homogenization is a mechanical (sometimes chemical) process through which naturally occurring fat molecules in milk are micronized so that the fat molecules become evenly dispersed throughout the milk.

(One pint of homogenized milk contains more than a trillion tiny fat molecules). The fat vehicles encapsulate and protect neomycin molecules from degradation in much the same way that milk’s naturally occurring protein growth hormones (such as IGF-I) survive digestive processes.

The measures used to operate commercial (and commercial-organic) dairies (and flesh feed lots) have, more than any of the other irresponsible things humans do, resulted in new strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in our food supply and in our bodies.

* Milk from cows injected with rBST is contaminated with the hormone, traces of which are absorbed through the gut into the blood of people who consume this milk or products made from it.

` All milk from cows is contaminated with foreign hormones, traces of which are absorbed through the gut into the blood of people who consume this milk or products made from it. Mammal milk is largely a hormone transport medium. Actually, it is accurate to say that significantly more than just traces of foreign, system deranging, disease producing hormones are absorbed into the bloodstream of humans using the stuff.

* rBST milk is supercharged with high levels of the natural growth factor (IGF-1), which is readily absorbed through the gut.
` All cow’s milk is supercharged with high levels of the natural growth factor (IGF-1), (That’s what is largely responsible for the explosive physical growth of young calves, who’s growth curve is totally different than that of human babies) which is readily absorbed through the gut, especially if the milk in homogenized. This and other growth hormones present even in non-GM, rBST-free cow’s milk is beneficial for young calves, but problematic (at best) for young humans, and all-to-obviously inappropriate for use as food for adult humans.

* Excess levels of IGF-1 have been incriminated in well-documented scientific publications as causes of breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Additionally, IGF-1 blocks natural defense mechanisms against early submicroscopic cancers.
` Couldn’t have said it better myself: “Excess levels of IGF-1 have been incriminated in well-documented scientific publications as causes of breast, colon, and prostate cancers”… The point that the author missed and/or chose not to mention is that excess levels of IGF-1 result from consuming animal sourced protein and animal sourced hormones. As stated, research shows, and simple observation suggests that: Cow’s milk contains certain compounds that stimulate IGF-1 concentrations (Hoppe et al., 2004). Cow’s milk contains many other bioactive compounds (Obviously designed by nature to set young bovine individuals on ‘their’ right track) such as hormones and cytokines, growth factors, and many bioactive peptides (Playford et al, 2000), which also affect IGF-1 levels.
In short the research shows that dietary choice plays an important role in determining serum IGF-1 levels (Yaker et al., 2005). The dangerous increase in IGF-1 is caused both by direct ingestion/transference (by IGF-1 crossing the gut wall), and indirectly (as a result of the action of other factors), the research is clear. The consumption of cow’s milk and milk products is linked to increased levels of IGF-1, which in turn are linked to various cancers and other disease conditions. We are not talking about GM-rBST milk here, just plain old, all American (And European and Australian) cow’s milk and this certainly includes all of the organic varieties.
And to your latter point: It is well known by some, and I think, easy to understand “All ingested animal protein blocks natural defense mechanisms against early submicroscopic cancers”. (See *2)

Cancer Prevention Coalition warnings of these risks in 1990 were endorsed by the National Family Farm Coalition, representing 30 organizations, and also by the Campaign Against rBST, representing 10 organizations.

A 2007 Cancer Prevention Coalition petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “Seeking Withdrawal of the New Animal Drug application for rBST,” was endorsed by the Organic Consumers Association, Farm Defenders, and the Institute for Responsible Technology.

Nevertheless, the FDA has remained indifferent to these risks, in spite of longstanding Congressional concerns.

` Even if the FDA were working on behalf of the people’s welfare and weren’t pawns of corporate mobsters, why would they draw a meaningful distinction between GM-rBST milk and standard cow’s milk on the issue of hormonal system derangement (of the consumer) and the closely linked diseases?
No measurable distinction exists.

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True, GM-rBST cow’s milk and its inclusion in the diet of humans is a modern nightmare, but with regards to most of the problems associated with the consumption of cow’s milk, the difference between Monsanto’s GM-rBST slurry and the standard stuff is analogous to the difference between being run over by a fully loaded semi truck and being run over by a partially loaded semi truck. Much to the dismay of those thinking (Or wanting to believe) they are doing much better because they drink and eat and melt ‘organic’ dairy stuff; the extended analogy demonstrates that the organic varieties are still equivalent to a big heavy truck with failing brakes.

Illustrative is the 1986 Congressional report, “Human Food Safety and Regulation of Animal Drugs,” by the House Committee on Government Operations. This report concluded that the “FDA has consistently disregarded its responsibility… has repeatedly put what it perceives are interests of veterinarians and the livestock industry ahead of its legal obligations to protect consumers – jeopardizing the health and safety of consumers of meat and milk.”

Of particular concern are risks to infants and children in view of their high susceptibility to cancer-causing ingredients in consumer products, warns Dr. Epstein.
`Come on doc, Do you really care about the kids? How could you not know or not be willing to talk about the role that the consumption of cow’s milk (any and all cows’ milk) plays in childhood middle ear infection, the childhood development of T1 diabetes, poly-allergies, G.I. dysfunctions of all kinds, many times leading to profound expressions of ADHD, Etc. Etc. You must know that the list of ills in children (but by no means limited to children) directly linked to the consumption of any milk that is not ‘human’ is shockingly long, and that many ill conditions resulting from children ingesting dairy will be life-long companions. How could you, by stating one (GM-rBST milk) is bad, suggest that the other (regular and regular organic milk) is good, or even OK?
Forcing pus-ridden ‘calf-food’ down the throats of trusting children is surely child abuse! The practice does however insure a continuing booming business for physicians engaged in ‘managing’ disease conditions in life-long clients.
Otitis Media (infection of the middle ear), sends more than ten million children a year (in the United States) to the doctor’s office, it is the most frequent diagnosis recorded for children who visit physicians. Two out of three youngsters (the ratio continues to get worse) suffer from this painful, often damaging (and totally preventable) mucus mess… Inner ear infection is the most common cause of hearing loss in children. As a result, more than a million children each year end up with plastic ear tubes and often permanent hearing loss. Surgically inserting plastic tubes in the ears is among the most commonly performed operation of any kind. With a few possible exceptions, the intake of dairy is mostly responsible for all such cases.
Feeding children dairy is THE genesis of the modern ‘ear infection – antibiotic abuse cycle’, which makes infectious bugs stronger, people weaker, and medicines ineffective, insures that the same condition reoccurs… The cycle goes on and on, lowering the vitality of the kids, setting them up for life-long health issues, which are often not recognized as being rooted in the milk-pushing mistake, draining the parent’s pockets and so on.

Dr. E says these risks are readily avoidable by consuming organic milk. According to The Hartman Group, a prominent Seattle consulting firm, organic milk is now among the first organic product that consumers buy. Organic milk is also becoming increasingly available, with an annual growth rate of about 20%, while overall milk consumption is dropping by 10%.

` Did you say “risks are readily avoidable by consuming organic milk”? Respectfully, that’s cow poop. I know it’s all too obvious, but there seems to be a breakdown, so I will remind you of just a few of the main points that expose the ‘organic milk’ statement as inaccurate, nonsensical and insensitive:
Organic cow’s milk has basically the same fat, cholesterol, casein and other allergenic proteins Etc. as the conventional version.
Organic milk, no matter who (which farm or factory animal) produces it is both age specific and species specific. Organic cow’s milk (Most, almost all of it) is still quite hard on the environment, and could never be sustainably produced in amounts of more than ‘drops per day’ per capita.
Organic cow’s milk is still the product of slavery and forced family brake up.
Organic cow’s milk production still relies on forced overproduction, stealing food from its rightful recipient and inevitably causes grossly premature burnout and death of the producing cows.
Organic cow’s milk production, just as with the regular stuff supports (is the reason for) the veal market (Killing babies).

‘Organic’ on the label of cow’s milk:
Does not mean the cows are fed a diet that is natural, healthful and appropriate to their physiological design, and so, is no guarantee that you have a ‘clean’ fluid from a healthy animal.
Does not insure that the girls spend more than one minute per year out on the grass. In fact the law demands only that the girls have ‘access to pasture’, there doesn’t actually have to be edible grass, and a cow may spend her whole life (Sentence) indoors as many do, because she is an un-natural animal with a broken spirit.
Does not mean that the moms ever get to hang out with their children, or ever see them after the calves’ birth day.
Does not mean that the cows are treated with any respect or dignity, or that any effort is made to keep them comfortable beyond what is necessary for maximum production.
Does not mean the milk is totally free of GM-rBST residue, as some ‘fortification supplements’ (Rendered animal tissue from sick ‘downer’ cows and steers) can be added to the diet of these vegetarians (herbivores), and those supplements are concentrations of the nastiest stuff from commercial feed lots and what covers the floor in slaughter houses.
Does not mean the milk is totally free of antibiotic residue, for the same reason as above, although the pharmaceuticals would have to survive an extra generation of processing, but also the cows in an ‘organic’ herd can legally be flooded with antibiotics just like the regular girls, but must then be separated from the others for twelve months, or maybe just twelve days if no one’s looking. There is plenty of antibiotic use on organic dairy farms because probably 98% of U.S. organic dairy cows live (are imprisoned) on ‘organic’ factory farms, though typically smaller versions of the conventional operations, still the conditions are such that drug abuse is deemed necessary and is very common.
Does not mean that the product cannot carry and transmit Mad Cow Disease, and I don’t think that ‘Organic Mad Cow Disease’ will make correspondingly smaller holes in one’s brain.
Yes, the Mad Cow prion does circulate in commercial-organic herds.
Does not mean that the product will not carry salmonella, staphylococci, listeria, deadly E. coli O1573 and Mycobacterium-paratuberculosis, and other unsavory microbes (that’s a partial list) or bovine immunodeficiency viruses (BIV) and bovine leukemia viruses (BLV), these viruses cross species lines thus infecting other animals.
Does not mean that the stuff you pour from the bottle with the picture of the content looking Guernsey standing in the deep green pasture under the clear blue sky isn’t delivering to the user ‘casein’, a potent carcinogen. (Dr. T. Colin Campbell states: “casein as an animal protein promotes cancer, in spades. [ ] casein is the most relevant chemical carcinogen ever discovered”.) In fact, about 3% of the moo-juice is casein. If you eat your milk as cheese, the percentage that is casein will be 30% or higher. Actually the percent of liquid milk that is casein may be a bit higher in the organic variety and the percentage of casein in organic cheese is much higher than the average for a cross section of the conventional stuff. Can you guess why?
Goats’ milk
Goats’ milk also provides dangerous IGF-1.
Goats’ milk also provides lactose. All humans have some level of lactose intolerance. Foreign lactose is bad for all who partake and extremely problematic for many.
Goats’ milk also provides casein in roughly the same proportion as in ‘the white standard’ (cows’ milk). Casein is something for which there is no safe intake amount.
Goats’ milk also provides foreign cholesterol. Cholesterol is essential when it’s your own, (endogenous) bad when you ingest someone else’s (exogenous).
Goats’ milk also provides dangerous ‘heme’ iron. Actually both cows’ milk and goats’ milk are relatively low in iron, but it’s not the low concentration that is the problem, it’s the form the iron is in (reporting this fact generally stirs an argument… Bring it on). The portion of iron in milk which is the heme variety is quite problematic. And yes, consumption of dairy is often blamed for causing anemia, again that’s not so much because it is low in iron but due to other negative factors. (Another story). (See*3)
Goats’ milk also provides a bone leaching calcium/magnesium ratio, it’s a bit worse even than cows’ milk in this regard.
Goats’ milk also provides no beneficial bugs if it’s pasteurized.
Goats’ milk also provides pathogenic, infectious bugs if it is raw.
Goats’ milk production is also responsible for the brake-up of the family unit, often the ‘kids’ will be sold off or ‘sacrificed’ and any kids that remain on the farm maybe fed supplemental foods when they would naturally be using exclusively mom’s milk, so more of mom’s milk can go to satisfy humans. To produce a marketable product for humans, the bucks are separated from their mates; otherwise the strong smell of the dad will negatively affect the flavor of the milk. Well, as long as the humans are happy.
I have friends who keep goats in the Midwest, southeast and southwest U.S.
While the average glass of goat’s (goats’) milk compared to the average glass of cows’ milk produced in the U.S. undoubtedly represents somewhat less inexcusable pollution, environmental destruction, resource waste, disease proliferation, economic wastefulness, animal abuse and illness generation in the consumer(s), it still cannot qualify as a healthful or sensible food (especially for those humans aged beyond infancy), it does not qualify even as a benign substance to use inside the body, at least not in any significant amount.
At any rate, if you think that you or the children realize any actual benefit from the consumption of the fluid of another species of mammal, you may be interested to know that urine makes a much cleaner and safer beverage than does cow, goat or rat milk. It’s true; it’s quite sterile and has a long and honored history of medicinal and cosmetic use, both internally and topically.
In fact most of us use it (and derivatives of it) on a daily bases as a food additive and in pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics, toiletries, perfumes Etc. The natural unfiltered stuff, as you know looks just like beer, so it mimics what is already a favorite beverage ‘round the world.

The collectively diabolical genius mind (one of the highest paid and longest running advertising campaigns) that does the brainwashing on behalf of the dairy industry, which has been programming our minds about milk (And flesh) for the past fifty years could work wonders with urine. The public sheepishly absorbs whatever Madison Avenue spits out, while tremendous subsidies and support continually flow from the Feds and the valve is stuck in the wide open position.
The idea may sound goofy until you warm up to it, but it is every bit as nutritionally sound as humans drinking cows’ milk.
Look forward to creative product euphemisms for bovine pee, like:

Bully Beer, (Bull pee for the macho men).
InContinentS, (Incontinence) and
UrineNation, (urination) for the blindly patriotic.
Urinell` (Urinal) (a fake French import) the yuppie crowd will love it.
Golden Stream from the mountains (Factory farm feedlots) of Colorado.
TinkleBella, for the kids.

And sensationalized label statements, such as:
Naturally low fat.
Good source of nitrogen.
Fortified with vitamins: A, D and Pee.

…Then there will be traces of Lasix (The phama. Diuretic, Furosemide) in America’s ‘wholesome’ beverage.
Monsanto may already be hard at work on a genetically modified diuretic to push production to the limit.
Organic producers will fortify the animal feed with parsley (Natural diuretic) to more gently squeeze out a little extra.
In copying the dairy model, the “Does a body good” slogan may be recyclable, but I don’t know if they can reuse the white moustache thing.

Knowing what I do about the inner workings of the dairy industry and having worked hard for many years helping people to bounce back from the sometimes devastating ills caused by drinking the white lie, I have to laugh or I’ll cry.
Honesty, I have over the years, seen people’s health absolutely ruined, lives shortened and stacks of money spent trying to recover from problems directly and without a doubt attributable to the use of cows’ milk. (Other animals suffer from this stuff as well. I have seen house cats suffer and die because of regular intake of cows’ milk. People kill their beloved cats with un-natural, disease producing diets high in cooked animal protein and cows’ milk every day). Of course, we could make such a statement, and be referring to any number of abuses, but we are talking about milk. Some people probably stand a better chance of surviving experimentation with injecting heroin than the casual, habitual ingestion of cows’ milk. That’s my observation anyway.
I realize such statements are extreme, and yet much less extreme than the real-life ramifications of ‘the white lie’. Some of the horrors I have whitnessed in severe cases of ‘Milk Overdose’ have been whitenessed also, and verified, by other health care folks. The reference to ‘Milk Overdose’ begs the understanding that there is no safe dose of cows’ milk for humans. Of course the risks are amplified as the intake goes up, either in frequency and/or amount, but the only safe amount of cows’ milk (or its many incarnations) inside a human body of any age is zero.
Zero.
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The reference to rat milk is made because of the work being done in the ‘back laboratories’ of some genetic modification company(ies) on the development of GM dairy rats, that’s right, dairy rats. The idea, as I understand it is to modify combined rat species, which will eventually be clone-able, to produce milk for human consumption. Word is that in the near future the inventive GM guys will have a new species of rat; it will be unique enough that they can give it an official name which is NOT ‘rat’. The new rat (by another name) will produce milk at the rate of up to 25% its body weight per day, and the Not-Rats will be big, possibly nine pounds. They probably will work very hard, yet virtually never move from their immobilizing ‘container’, they will probably have legs, but won’t need them, they will be short lived, but breeder versions and/or clone-masters will ‘keep ‘um coming’. Likewise, pigs are being ‘altered’ in a similar manner for the same reason. Work is well underway on these two species of mammals because of the similarity in milk nutritional profiles to that of human milk.

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no milk, 2

*1. BACTERIA AND PUS
BACTERIA:
Cow’s milk is allowed to have feces in it and always does. This is one of the sources of bacteria that milk drinkers drink. Milk is typically pasteurized for only 15 seconds at 162 degrees Fahrenheit. To sanitize water we are told to boil it (190-212 degrees F) for 20 minutes. Curious.
At room temperature the number of bacteria in milk DOUBLES approximately every 20 minutes, exponentially. As you know, milk turns rotten (more rotten) very quickly. While pasteurization lowers the bacterial count (Good bugs and bad bugs) it totally wipes out all the enzymes which would help to digest the milky mess.

PUS and BACTERIA:
One cubic centimeter (cc) of commercial cow’s milk is allowed to have up to 750,000 somatic cells (“PUS” cells) and 20,000 live bacteria before it is kept off the market.
That amounts to a whopping 20 million live (And rapidly replicating) squiggly bacteria and up to 750 MILLION pus cells per liter / quart.
Or:
1 cup = 236.5882cc, that’s 177,441,150 pus cells and 4,731,600 bacteria.
Or:
24 oz (3 glasses) (the “recommended” daily intake) = 532,323,450 pus cells and 14,220,000 bacteria The EU and the Canadians allow for a ‘tangier’ 400,000,000 pus cells per liter.
Based on allowable (And common) counts of white blood cells and bacteria, that famous movie, recording or sports star in the commercials and magazine adds is wearing a white mustache containing 300,000 white blood cells and 25,000 bacteria.

*2. Problems associated with the abuse of the pancreas by the ingestion of animal protein:
As the digestion of animal protein requires the generation of the pancreatic enzymes and increases activity of the enzymes called ‘mixed function oxidase’ (MFO) in liver, animal protein = tumors.
Consider:
Cancer cells hide inside a protective protein coating making them inaccessible by the immune system. The sheath is broken down by two pancreatic enzymes Trypsin and Chymotripsin, allowing immune factors to get in and address the abnormal cells.
Eating animal protein requires the activity of Trypsin and Chymotripsin. In addition to digesting animal protein, only these enzymes can dissolve the protein coating around cancer cells. Eating animal protein requires a large amount of pancreatic enzymes for its digestion, which in turn creates a shortage that directly affects the capability of the body to fight cancer. Without enough pancreatic enzymes, cancer cells end up keeping their protein coat, remaining ‘hidden’ from immune factors.
In contrast, these pancreatic enzymes are not necessary to digest plant protein, making them available to control cancer growth effectively ……..
So, a big problem with ‘SECOND-HAND PROTEIN’ (Animal Protein) is the destruction of an effective immune response:

*3. With little or no doubt, heme iron is undesirable (dangerous, pathogenic), non-heme is desirable/safe. Heme iron only comes from animal sources. Plants provide only the non-heme form… When the body is low in iron, it can increase absorption of non-heme iron, and it can reduce adsorption when it already has sufficient amounts.
The heme iron in meats and milk tends to pass quickly right through the adsorption mechanism, thus entering the blood stream whether it is needed (healthful) or not.
Get your iron from plants. This is only a brief explanation, the technical stuff is fascinating.

LOVE!

Billy

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