Even though raw milk is stated to be a death sentence for your family according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), newest studies published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, show that it can help you prevent viruses, colds, viruses and respiratory tract infections (RTIs).
On the other hand, the processed milk gives little or no health benefits.
One big investigatory project known as “PASTURE” involved researchers, doctors and other medical professionals from across Europe, who joined to examine the effects of raw milk versus boiled farm-fresh milk and commercially processed milk.
The research involved women, about half of whom lived and worked on livestock farms in rural areas of central Europe.
They were all in their third trimesters of pregnancy, and researchers examined their detailed consumption and lifestyle patterns, including milk-drinking habits. 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.”
This study shows that “…we are now not talking about asthma and allergies, but fever and infections in young children. It means there is additional new evidence that raw milk is a protective agent in infectious diseases in young children,” says Prof. Dr. Ton Baars, a senior scientist for milk quality and animal welfare at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Germany.
According to Moises Velasquez-Manoff, “In Europe, the consumption of unpasteurized milk has repeatedly correlated with protection against allergic disease.”
“In America, 80 percent of the Amish studied by Dr. [Mark] Holbreich consume raw milk. In a study published earlier this year, Dr. [Bianca] Schaub’s group showed that European children who consumed farm milk had more of those regulatory T-cells, irrespective of whether they lived on farms. The higher the quantity of those cells, the less likely these children were to be given diagnoses of asthma.”