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Raw Milk Disadvantages
Cow: Raw milk is the perfect milk for the kids of the cow. It s traditionally seen as healthier in many cultures (as opposed to commercial varieties); fat content might be too high (and protein, for some). But my main concern would be safety, it should be not contaminated or carrying dangerous pathogens (brucella, etc). Good question. ...Read more
Taste: It tastes better but milk is pasturized to prevent infections like tuberculosis. ...Read more
Not me: Raw mild is a bit of a fad amongst some with pure/organic diet ideas. The risk is that you might infect yourself with some bacteria that pasteurization was designed to get rid of. While general herds are inspected and usually certified as disease free, "organic" farms sometimes have less diligent inspection. So the risk is yours to assume. ...Read more
Whole milk: Raw milk is considered whole milk. Doctors do not recommend drinking raw milk because there is risk of infection if milk is not pasteurized. ...Read more
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Want healthy BB?: Babies can become infected with listeriosis, a germ that causes abortions in cattle and humans or neonatal meningitis. There are a multitude of other germs that can be passed to you ar baby or both. The novelty & supposed benefits of "raw" milk place you in the same era of health as the colonists. They seldom named their babies until a year of age because so many died of these diseases in infancy. ...Read more
No: You get threadworm (pin worms) by ingesting the eggs passed to you on your contaminated fingers. Adults rarely get them unless they care for toddlers that get them often. The eggs are often passed into bedclothes or bed linen & passed to you at random. An itchy rear end may be caused by pin worms but it is also triggered by many unrelated issues. ...Read more
Should a 85 year old woman with several existing medical conditions and medications begin a wellness therapy that includes raw milk and phytoplankton?
Not advised.: Raw milk is unpasteurized, which means it can harbor bacteria that can make people very sick. Those at highest risk are babies and elders over 70 years. Phytoplankton has never been shown to be an effective treatment for any disease in any well done medical studies. Please proceed with extreme caution. ...Read more
This raw, unpasteurized milk can carry dangerous bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, which are responsible for causing numerous foodborne illnesses.
Since you have had a upset stomach for four days- I believe you should see your primary doctor and explain the situation to the doctor ...Read more
Was drinking raw milk and it seems that I can't pass stools as easily feeling of gas that won't come out should I stop drinking it?
Yes: The rule of thumb is whatever bothers you, stop eating or doing it. Most intestinal problem from dairy is from lactose intolerance but then this should occur with pasteurized milk as well. I can only guess that there may be some bacteria present in the raw milk causing your intestinal symptoms. Raw milk has been linked to multiple infections and there is no proven health benefit from it. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink and eat raw milk products like raw yogurt? I hear it is more beneficial to the gut due to getting good probiotics out of it.
Unpasteurized? Why?!: Pasteurization is not a gimmick to be avoided, it is life-saving! If you are going to risk drinking/eating unpasteurized dairy products you best know and trust the supplier well. If you're looking to enhance your intake of probiotics, then take a safe commercial probiotic supplement along with drinking safe milk. ...Read more
Can you tell me this: 1. Is raw milk a carrier for intestinal, lung, or liver flukes that can live in humans?
FDA warning!: Raw milk is milk from cows, sheep, or goats that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria. This raw, unpasteurized milk can carry dangerous bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, which are responsible for causing numerous foodborne illnesses. Ref: https://www.fda.gov/Food/resourcesForYou/consumers/ucm079516.htm ...Read more
I heard somewhere that drinking raw milk helps in getting rid off vaginal odor & it also tightens vagina. Is it true?
No -- not true: Raw milk is known for potentially harmful things like bacterial contamination with listeria, salmonella, and e. Coli. Proponents of raw milk say that pasteurization harms enzymes and nutrients in milk, and encourages pathogens. Studies do not support this. If you're concerned about vaginal odor, you may have an infection and need medical care and a good probiotic -- raw milk will not cure it. ...Read more
Infection: Pasteurization techniques eliminate much of the worry over passing germs from the cow udder to a child or adult. A variety of germs can be present in the initial product, either from the skin or within the udder & not be visible during collection. The germs can feed of the components & reproduce in great numbers. A gastroenteritis caused by such germs is worrisome in infants who dehydrate quickly. ...Read more
Brucellosis: Different strains of the Brucella bacteria cause the illness related to consumption of unpasteurized milk. It has a wide range of illness ranging from asymptomatic to severe/fatal disease that can affect any organ system. In pregnant women, it can lead to miscarriage, preterm birth and even intrauterine infection with fetal death. ...Read more
Can, unpasteurized, fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus? I know unpasteurized milk and cheese should be avoided.
Is a biological product that has a certain bacterial count when it comes from the cow. Over a very short time the number of bacteria would grow to a level that was harmful to the user - often a child.
Pasteurization or heating the milk to a certain temperature for a certain time makes it much safer to drink. Only those on or near the farm can safely use raw milk. BTW all milk is organic. ...Read more
I heard eating raw rice can be potentially harmful. Is it okay to cook the rice, dry it out, then grind it and drink it with milk? Thanks
You're fine: You probably heard about the guy who ate raw rice, drank water, had it swell in his stomach, and he exploded. It's just made up. I'm sorry. It will absorb water and perhaps make you uncomfortable, but you're not in danger. If this practice doesn't give you a stomach ache, enjoy it. ...Read more
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