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New study on Amish shows how raw milk promotes health in children

From Rady Ananda, on Food Freedom News

“An international team of researchers recently confirmed that children who drink fresh milk – unprocessed and unpasteurized – have a better immune response to allergens and are far less likely to develop asthma.

Researchers from Indiana, Switzerland, and Germany ran surveys and tests on Swiss and US children aged 6-12 years and submitted their results to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunologylast month. [1]

Because the Amish emigrated from Switzerland, and are thus genetically similar, the team compared Northern Indiana Amish farm children with today’s Swiss kids. Though rural kids are known to be healthier than city kids, the team found that the Amish have a superior immune response to allergens and asthma than even Swiss farm kids have. Continue reading


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“Something protective about raw milk”

CBC Radio takes a look at allergies:

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Above is a link to today’s Sunday Edition on the CBC. Michael Enright  is interviewing Gwen Smith, editor of Allergic Living and Dr. Stacey  Jones, Chief of allergies and immunology at the Arkansas Children’s’ Hospital who is leading a research study on food allergies. Continue reading


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Kids who drink raw milk have 40% less asthma and allergies — new large study

Via Wake Up World:

From on Simone Anderson on Facebook

By David Augenstein – http://journal.livingfood.us

Reuters and other media outlets reported September 13about a large European raw milk study published at the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, online August 29, 2011, showing kids who drink raw milk are 41% less likely to suffer from asthma and allergies. The study included 8334 school-aged children, and 7606 of them provided serum samples to assess specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. Over 800 cow’s milk samples were collected at the participants’ homes. Reuter’s article stated: Continue reading

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“Raw milk reduces asthma, allergies” study picked up by Reuters, Fox News

First, from the Reuters story:

Photos via 3 Wheeled Cheese. Click for source post.

(Reuters Health) – Children who drink raw milk are less likely to develop asthma and allergies than those who stick to the safer pasteurized version, according to a large European study.

Although the study isn’t ironclad proof that the effects can be chalked up to raw milk itself, researchers believe certain milk proteins that are destroyed by heat could be helpful to children’s developing immune systems.

They warn, however, that parents shouldn’t start giving their kids raw milk. Continue reading


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Raw milk — its popularity is nationwide

Here’s a story from a state we don’t hear much from in the raw milk news — Colorado. This is excerpted from the Durango Herald:

Raw-milk dairy farmers such as Keith Lafferty collect and bottle milk from the cows on their farms. Consumers purchase shares of the cows, which entitles them to raw milk. This photo is from Jason Blevins of The Denver Post and was found on the Durango Herald website, along with the story below.

“ERIE – When the neighborhood kids visit the Lafferty family’s bustling farmhouse, they’re offered water, juice or milk.

“They always say, ‘Milk, milk, milk,'” says Nickie Lafferty. Continue reading


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Farmer’s daughter and Toronto Sun columnist Connie Woodcock still dissing raw milk

It’s always illuminating to read the opinions of those who are virulently opposed to raw milk for one reason or another. This latest rant from Connie appeared just yesterday in the Kingston Whig-Standard where it’s called “Raw Milk Debate in Ontario Goes On“. Here are some excerpts from that column:

Michael Schmidt shows author David Gumpert his milking parlour on the eve of the court verdict.

“The whole acrimonious debate over raw milk and so-called “food freedom” amazes me.

Ontario dairy farmer Michael Schmidt’s not guilty verdict on 19 charges of selling raw milk is also being called a victory for consumer freedom, but really it’s a defeat for public health. Continue reading


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