If I drink raw milk from non-sick cows, am I better off than drinking other types of milk? Do you know how milk is transformed from raw and what it gains or loses, assuming it is not contaminated.
I only drink milk maybe once a month, but know others that love the stuff enough to drink it daily.
To reiterate, milk contains formaldehyde,
I DID NOT say ALL milk. I said PASTEURIZED milk contains formaldehyde.
blocks calcium absorption,
Yes, protein is well known for blocking calcium absorption. In milk the protein is casein. Event he dairy industry is well aware of this fact. This is why vitamin D is added to milk to help compensate for protein's calcium blocking effects. Milk is actually a leading cause of osteoporosis, with this being one of the factors. The US and Finland are the largest milk consumers in the world and they have the highest osteoporosis rates in the world.
and contains xanthine oxidase that damages the arterial lining.
We are not rabbits, nor do we have the same chemistry as rabbits. If we want to look at animal studies then let's also look at this study on cats, which does show injury from xanthine oxidase:
Now read the section in this article on xanthine oxidase, and what has been observed in humans:
Here is more:
In rabbits, intravenous injection of xanthine oxidase from bovine milk did not deplete arterial or coronary tissue plasmalogens, and did not induce arterial plaque formation. We, of course, are not rabbits and it's an old study.
Probable role of the enzyme in milk is it’s
antibacterial activity by virtue of it’s ability to produce oxygen derived free radicals. Oxy free radicals produced by the action of xanthine oxidase, in turn, oxidize cellular proteins and membranes resulting in myocardial cellular injury.
It is the free radical production by the xanthine oxidase that leads to the arterial lining damage.
Animal studies where bovine xanthine oxidase was given intravenously in large doses failed to deplete plasmalogen in the arteries or in the coronary tissue.
Hv, can you provide some references to your claims?
Posted some above.
"Either way milk is not good for the body. It may be high in calcium but the protein in milk blocks the absorption of calcium. And milk is one of the biggest causes of heart disease due to the presence of xanthine oxidase in milk, which damages the arterial lining. It does not matter if it is raw or not."
Sorry for butting in. I had no idea that protein in milk blocks absorption of calcium.
So what are the options for my kids? We rarely eat meat. How would they get their protein and other nutrients which are supposed to be coming from Milk?
Soy milk, rice milk, almond milk........
The body actually does not require high protein. The body only utilizes about 90 grams (roughly 3 ounces) of protein daily. Anything beyond that is waste the body must eliminate.
Plants also contain protein, so with three meals a day you should easily meet your families protein needs.