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Doctor insights on: The Dangers Of Pasteurized Homogenized Milk

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Is organic milk, if uht or "ultra" pasteurized still better than conventional milk?

Is organic milk, if uht or "ultra" pasteurized still better than conventional milk?

Who is drinking it?: Milk organic or regular is a source of protein/calcium. Allergic sensitivity and lactose intolerance is of higher concern for -1/3 of caucasians and 2/3 of other races. Ulta pastuerized is safer from unanticipated bacteria but looses many of its natural cultures. Fresher is better, organic has advantage of being better for the animals producing, who may pass it on as they would to their own calf. ...Read more

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Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Long life milk (UHT) or fresh (pasteurized) milk?

Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Long life milk (UHT) or fresh (pasteurized) milk?

Very similar: UHT milk can be deficient in Vit B12, C, and thiamine, but otherwise has a slightly longer shelf life and is very similar nutritionally to HTST, or conventionally pasteurized milk. So the answer is go with the fresh pasteurized milk if nutrition is the main concern ...Read more

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Does vat/low temp pasteurization denature/inactivate the enzyme phosphatase in milk?

Does vat/low temp pasteurization denature/inactivate the enzyme phosphatase in milk?

Homework?: Is this a homework question? You will find the answer here.
http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/metabolomics/enzyme-explorer/analytical-enzymes/alkaline-phosphatase.html

more info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_phosphatase

http://www.milkfacts.info/Milk%20Composition/Protein.htm ...Read more

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Is it necessary to boil fresh milk even if it's pasteurized and hygienically packed? What's the difference between long life milk and fresh milk?

Is it necessary to boil fresh milk even if it's pasteurized and hygienically packed? What's the difference between long life milk and fresh milk?

Pasteurization: Is flash heat sterilization, so no to first question. Fresh milk is not sterilized, so you have a chance of contracting bacterial infection. Some believe that this process can destroy some nutrients. I think pasteurized milk is safer. ...Read more

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Is Fage greek yogurt safe during pregnancy? It lists pasteurized milk as an ingredient but wanted to make sure as I am currently pregnant.

Is Fage greek yogurt safe during pregnancy?  It lists pasteurized milk as an ingredient but wanted to make sure as I am currently pregnant.

Yes: Yes it is safe. Remember our statement is nothing is truly safe except air and water and we are not really sure about them. To my knowledge there is nothing in the literature that states yogurt is harmful. Congratulations and have a healthy pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink ultra pasteurized milk during pregnancy??

Is it ok to drink ultra pasteurized milk during pregnancy??

Should be fine: Pregnant women who had no problem with drinking milk prior to pregnancy should have no problem drinking pasteurized or ultra-pasteurized milk during or after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Milk: Formula is not appropriate for a 2-year old, and unpasteurized milk increases the risk of Listeria infection. Organic whole milk gets my vote. ...Read more

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Is almond milk pasteurized? Is it safe to drink whilst pregnant as the milk cartons for almond milk do not say that it's pasteurized

Is almond milk pasteurized? Is it safe to drink whilst pregnant as the milk cartons for almond milk do not say that it's pasteurized

Yes, safe: California produced almonds are required to be pasteurized prior to sale by 1 of 3 methods: Roasting or blanching, steam or Polyethylene oxide contact. The almonds are then ground finely and mixed with water in clean vessels to produce the milk. I cannot comment on almond milk produced outside the USA. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I ate out tonight and had a glass of pasteurized skim milk. As soon as I took a sip, I realized it was spoiled. I'm 31 weeks preg. Any damage to baby?

I ate out tonight and had a glass of pasteurized skim milk. As soon as I took a sip, I realized it was spoiled. I'm 31 weeks preg. Any damage to baby?

Spoiled milk: It should not since the milk was pasturized -kills pathologic bacteria. Some bacteria remain,but should not be pathologic. So do not worry, probability is very low.if pregnant avoid deli meats, uncooked fish((lox.sushi), raw eggs, soft unpasturized cheeses, and even ice cream(listeria) F/u with doc http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2012/07/scientists-find-new-culprits-spoil-mi ...Read more

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I'm 13w pregnant. Ingredient label on my cheese says cheese not pasteurized but milk used to make it is. What does that mean? Is it safe?

I'm 13w pregnant. Ingredient label on my cheese says cheese not pasteurized but milk used to make it is. What does that mean? Is it safe?

Uncertain: Most cheese is made with pasteurized milk and is safe. If your cheese is made with a combination of pasteurized and unpasteurized ingredients, I would recommend not eating it. ...Read more

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I read that pasteurized milk, has its protein denatured, in which the structure changes and cant be absorbed in the intestines.is milk protein useless?

I read that pasteurized milk, has its protein denatured, in which the structure changes and cant be absorbed in the intestines.is milk protein useless?

Milk: The caseins (one of the milk proteins) are stable to heat treatment. Typical high temperature short time (HTST) pasteurization conditions will not affect the functional and nutritional properties of the casein proteins. High temperature treatments can cause interactions between casein and whey proteins that affect the functional but not the nutritional properties. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink soy milk and pasteurized goats milk? I am 11 weeks pregnant.

Is it safe to drink soy milk and pasteurized goats milk? I am 11 weeks pregnant.

Only organic soy;but: Goat milk is perfectly safe. There are some concerns about soy because it has isoflavones that act like estrogens, but research suggests its safe during pregnancy. But I advise not drinking much during the first trimester to be extra cautious ; i strongly advise avoiding milk made with gmo soy, which is almost all soy that is not labeled organic. See http://bit. Ly/19xax7e ; http://bit. Ly/18ttuwd. ...Read more

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What is the best milk for a 1-year-old? Have heard bad things about uht organc compared to regular pasturized non organic

What is the best milk for a 1-year-old? Have heard bad things about uht organc compared to regular pasturized non organic

Regular is fine: Sensitive question. Official national dairy council position — uht organic milk just as safe as "regular" milk. Uht (ultra-high temperature pasteurization) allows milk to be stable at room temperature for 6-9 months, but it changes the taste and smell and you can't make yogurt or kefir from it. Even if it's safe, if it won't grow microscopic life, is it really nutritious for kids? Not mine. ...Read more

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Does drinking full fat milk make me gain weight and danger for me or not ?

Does drinking full fat milk make me gain weight and danger for me or not
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Weight increases...: Weight will likely increase due to the high calories in fat, but it is not safe to eat so much animal fat. One can try getting his fats from nuts and olive oil. Fats from plants and nuts have the same number of calories as animal fat. ...Read more

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My nephew is gaining very little weight and does not drink enough milk. He is over 4 months and weighs less than 5kg. What is the danger?

My nephew is gaining very little weight and does not drink enough milk. He is over 4 months and weighs less than 5kg. What is the danger?

Doctor can check: All babies should grow, but they are all different sizes. That is why frequent check-ups during the first year of life are needed to see if any problems exist. The baby can just recheck with his pediatrician. For example, a baby born at 6 pounds normally weighs around 12 pounds at 5 months. However, a baby born at 9 pounds should be much heavier than 12 pounds by 5 months of age. ...Read more

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I just drank milk that expired almost 2 weeks ago without realizing it. It tasted and smelt fairly normal. Is this dangerous? Should I be worried?

I just drank milk that expired almost 2 weeks ago without realizing it. It tasted and smelt fairly normal. Is this dangerous? Should I be worried?

No: The worse thing that may happen, is that you may vomit or have diarrhea. If that occurs replace any fluid loss. You may have no effect at all. All the best and followup as required. ...Read more

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Is it a myth that eating fish with a milk product together is dangerous? Or is it true?

Is it a myth that eating fish with a milk product together is dangerous? Or is it true?

No its not true: Eating milk and fish is not dangerous. But remember as we get older are ability to digest milk goes down. Eating spicy foods with milk would put a strain on your digestive system and might cause some cramping. ...Read more

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There are lots of articles these days about the dangers of consuming cow milk, and since I drink it almost daily I was wondering how healthy it is?

There are lots of articles these days about the dangers of consuming cow milk, and since I drink it almost daily I was wondering how healthy it is?

Healthy milk: I am just answering this by using common sense.
I also have been drinking cow's milk all my life, and never had a problem.
Also in all my years of practice, never had a patient complain or be concerned with safety of cows milk.
The reality is that if there was a significant risk of cows milk, this would be on the national news.
The Dairy industry has too much invested to allow such a problem. ...Read more

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Are hormones in milk dangerous? If so what do they do and why does fda allow it to be sold if it's bad?

Are hormones in milk dangerous? If so what do they do and why does fda allow it to be sold if it's bad?

"generally Safe": That depends on whose opinion you prefer. Many U.S. governmental health organizations, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services, have reviewed the issue and concluded that milk produced this way is safe for humans. Critics, citing the possibility of health risks, say that further testing is needed. Me-Safe. ...Read more

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Any benefits or dangers of breast milk to adult man?

Any benefits or dangers of breast milk to adult man?

Yes: It is a nutritious beverage. However, there is little benefit of it to any adult over other milks. Their alternative intake dilutes any enzyme or health benefits a baby would have from a single source diet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there any dangerous side effects that anyone has experienced with the supplement milk thistle?

Can you tell me, are there any dangerous side effects that anyone has experienced with the supplement milk thistle?

Not sure it helps...: The medical literature is quite mixed as to the potential value of milk thistle in treating the liver. Lots of things of course cause elevated liver enzymes, & milk thistle certainly may be of little use for many liver diseases. Talk to your liver specialist if herbal products may benefit your particular liver issue. No need to question side effects & take something that has no real proven benefit. ...Read more

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I am pregnant in week 22 and seem time I have baby 1yr old, I didn't stop breat feeding her till now eventhough no. Milk coming? Is it dangerous

I am pregnant in week 22 and seem time I have baby 1yr old, I didn't stop breat feeding her till now eventhough no. Milk coming? Is it dangerous

Not necessarily: Think of the process as feeding twins. If the older kid is only there for the comfort & nurturing you may want to try some other nurturing activities to see if the older kid will quit. S/he may reject the breast when baby comes because the new milk flow may startle him.If not breast feed them both. ...Read more

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My baby 21 m/o keeps "breastfeedng" without milk since 9 m/o that my milk dried. She keeps sucking my nipples for confort but is it dangerous for me?

My baby 21 m/o keeps "breastfeedng" without milk since 9 m/o that my milk dried. She keeps sucking my nipples for confort but is it dangerous for me?

Not necessarily: If baby need this for nurturing the only downside I could see for you is the occasional mastitis that could eventually impair breastfeeding for a future pregnancy. Effort to find another acceptable "nurture" activity between the two of you may help baby transition off the breast. ...Read more