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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Benefits of Raw Goats Milk

The Amazing Health Benefits of Raw Goat’s Milk

Hero’s Pets is proud to carry a new line of Raw, Cultured Goat’s Milk by Answers +. Raw Goat’s Milk is the easiest most complete way to deliver raw nutrition. Answers + also makes a full line of raw foods with healing Kombucha Cultures (shown to stimulate the immune system, prevent cancer, and improve digestion and liver function (5)) and added anti-inflammatory Green Tea.

Raw milk tackles chronic ailments including (3):
-Brain and nerve disorders
-Fluid Retention
-Liver Disease
-Heavy Metal Poisoning
-Gastric disturbances
-Poor Digestion
-Heart Disease -Malnutrition
-Kidney Disease
-Kidney Stones
-Irritable Bowel Syndrome
-Diarrhea -Ulcers (more acid-buffering capacity than cow's milk, soy infant formula, and nonprescription antacid drugs)
-Goat milk alkalinizes the digestive system preventing many illnesses
-It contains a group of alkaline minerals, and it does not produce acid in the intestinal system
Goat milk helps to increase the pH of the blood stream because it is the dairy product highest in the amino acid L-glutamine. L-glutamine is an alkalinizing amino acid, often recommended by nutritionists for maintaining intestinal integrity and muscle tissue.

Goat milk compared to Cow’s milk:
-smaller fat molecules -preformed Vitamin A (readily available for use by the body) -higher evolved carotene (pro-Vitamin A with cancer-preventing properties) -more easily and rapidly digestible -13 % more calcium -25 % more vitamin B-6 -47% more vitamin A -134% more potassium -three times more niacin -27 % more of the antioxidant selenium

Is Raw Milk Safe? …. Actually, is pasteurized milk Safe?
“Pasteurized milk from confinement dairies can cause much sickness and many lives.” (2) Pasteurization not only changes milk but it turns it from a healing food to a potentially harmful food. Pasteurization destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures milk proteins, destroys vitamins C, B12, and B6, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens and is associated with allergies, tooth decay, growth problems, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer (4). Today’s certified raw milk has stricter standards then pasteurized milk. The bacteria count for the standard plate count for pasteurized milk is 15,000 per ml after pasteurization and 25,000 per ml after pasteurization for cream. There are fewer bacteria allowed in certified raw milk then pasteurized milk.

What about Lactose Intolerance?
Lactose is a milk sugar that requires the enzyme lactase to split it into simple sugars for easy digestion. Raw milk is rich in lactase enzyme, aiding in the digestion of lactose. During pasteurization, heat destroys the lactase enzyme. Many people and pets not producing the lactase enzyme cannot digest pasteurized milk, but can digest raw milk without problems.

Why Add Cultures?
Below is a complete breakdown of the ingredients of Kombucha tea and a beneficial function of each. Remember, this describes the final product of the tea, fermented with a Kombucha culture.
LACTIC ACID: essential for the digestive system.
ACETIC ACID: inhibits harmful bacteria.
MALIC ACID: used in the body's detoxification process.
OXALIC ACID: encourages the cellular production of energy.
GLUCONIC ACID: Effective against many yeast infections such as Candida and thrush.
BUTYRIC ACID: may help combat yeast infections such as Candida.
NUCLEIC ACID: Works with the body to aid healthy cell regeneration.
AMINO ACID: A group of acids that are the building blocks of protein. ENZYMES: Proteins that act as catalysts, speeding the rate at which biochemical reactions proceed.
Kombucha also contains Vitamin Groups B and C, Beneficial Yeasts and LIVING Bacteria (like the cultures in yogurt… but more potent and widespread).

1) USDA and Prairie View A&M University in Texas 1
2) Dr. Ron Schmid in his book, The Untold Story of Milk, Green Pastures, Contented Cows and Raw Dairy Foods
3) “Raw Milk Cures Many Diseases” was an article written in 1929 by the founder of the Mayo Clinic, John E. Crewe, M.D
(4) Weston A. Price Organization

The Whole Vaccine Story


What are the dangers of vaccinating?
An immune system that is not in ideal condition cannot convert the intended effect of a vaccine into long-term immunity.

When a vaccination is given a variety of toxins are simultaneously injected directly into the blood stream:
-Live viruses –bacteria -toxins created by bacteria’s -phenols (stabilizer) -mercury (preservative) -aluminum salts and gels (to extend the reaction time, meaning your pet is less likely to react in 48 hours, preventing you from correlating future illness with vaccinosis) -dyes (to make it pretty) -formaldehyde (intended to kill live viruses, but spread unevenly can actually CAUSE illness/disease in the pet) –MSG (stabilizer)

There is no incident in nature that this would ever happen to your pets system, especially not several viruses at a time, as in the case of combo- vaccinations. In nature viruses, bacteria, and pathogens would first have to battle their way through the skin, hair, mucous membranes, digestive system, and immune defenses in the blood, giving the body’s immune system the opportunity and time to martial a defense against the invaders before reaching a level where illness or disease would be acute. Vaccinations are a direct assault on the body in the form of diseases AND toxins, often causing a severe overreaction and sickness.
Sadly, these overreactions are not always in the form of an anaphylactic, immediate reaction.

It is actually more common for them to manifest as chronic disease states such as:
-allergies -behavioral changes/aggression -diabetes -seizures -digestive problems -organ failure -arthritis -liver and kidney problems -cancer - tumors -death

Vaccines can often cause the disease/illness they are designed to protect against and in some cases vaccinations can produce an inability to treat the disease in the vaccination in the event they do contract it, as in the case of Lyme. Some vaccinations, such as Bordatella, actually shed the live virus from the vaccinated pets, causing infection in other animals for up to 7 days post vaccination.

Why haven’t I heard about this before?
Though adverse reactions are extremely common in pets, the majority of pet owners do not know that they are able to report reactions so documentation is limited. Also, vaccine manufacturers do not accept reported incidents as being “vaccine related” if the pet has not exhibited symptoms in less than 48 hours, even though vaccines take up to 45 days become effective and can cause problems for even longer than that and certain ingredients in the vaccinations are specifically put in them to postpone to reaction time.
Veterinarians are also not counseled by vaccine companies to hand out informational pamphlets when vaccinations are given regarding what circumstances pets SHOULDN’T be vaccinated, symptoms of adverse reactions, and where to report reactions.

What are the benefits and who should get vaccinated?
In the rare event that your pet is heavily exposed to diseases from wildlife, stray animals, or travel to certain countries they may actually need vaccinations. Puppies and kittens can be given vaccinations to develop immunity but ONLY after eight weeks of age, only if they are healthy, and only if they are not given in combination (one vaccine at a time with at least two weeks between each to ensure safety and decrease the likelihood of adverse reactions). After the first set of shots ALL pets should only be vaccinated again if a titer proves that the pet has not developed immunity.

What are my alternatives to vaccinations?
Most pets don’t need alternatives to general vaccinations because the initial set creates full immunity. You can prove this by having your vet run a titer blood test. In the case of diseases such as heart worm (yearly exposure to mosquitoes over 80 degrees) or bordatella (a pet’s common cold with over 100 strains) or Giardia (a bacteria in water) where there is no ability for the pet to become immune, naturally boosting your pets immunity with a good quality diet and supplements like goldenseal and bee pollen is sufficient.
In the case of more severe diseases that your adult pet is not likely to contract such as distemper, parvo (both “puppy” diseases because adult pets develop immunity) and rabies, prevention is best. Keeping your pet leashed or indoors, away from wildlife, stray dogs, puppies and kittens under 6 months old and other questionable situations would be adequate.

What if my vet pushes vaccinations even if my dog isn’t high risk or is unhealthy?
In the state of Colorado the only vaccination that is mandatory is rabies. Even in the case of rabies if your pet has had an adverse reaction to a vaccination in the past or if they have a chronic disease state of any kind that compromises their immunity you can get a vaccination exemption from your vet. Even slightly ill, senior, or recently vaccinated pets should NOT be vaccinated.

What is required and how often?
Most vaccinations are unnecessary, unless your pets’ specific lifestyle requires. Vaccinations for diseases such as giardia, bordatella, leptospirosis, corona virus, and distemper are unnecessary and often more damaging to the body, short and long term, then the benefits of the vaccination.

Where do I report an adverse reaction?

How do I learn more?
Hero’s Pets carries an excellent book called VACCINE GUIDE FOR DOGS & CATS by CATHERINE J.M. DIODATI, MA for $13.95 lists recalls on vaccinations, foods, and other products (pet & human) is a website dedicated to educating the public about vaccinations and pets.

Written by Chelsea Kent at Hero’s Pets
8086 W. Bowles Ave, Unit N
Littleton, CO 80123