pasteurised milk

Francis M Pottenger, Jr. was a physician who successfully applied the
principles of Weston Price in his treatment of respiratory diseases such as
TB, asthma, allergies and emphysema. At his sanitorium in Monrovia,
California he served liberal amounts of liver, butter, cream and eggs to
convalescing patients. He also gave supplements of adrenal cortex to treat

Like Price, Pottenger was also a researcher. He conceived of an experiment
in which one group of cats received only raw milk and raw meat, while other
groups received part of the diet as pasteurized milk or cooked meat,
summarized as follows:

The Meat Study:

ADEQUATE DIET A: 1/3 raw milk, cod liver oil and 2/3 RAW meat
DEFICIENT DIET B: 1/3 raw meat, cod liver oil and 2/3 PASTEURIZED milk
DEFICIENT DIET C: 1/3 raw meat, cod liver oil and 2/3 EVAPORATED milk
DEFICIENT DIET D: 1/3 raw meat, cod liver oil and 2/3 SWEETENED CONDENSED

The enzymes found in fresh raw milk are a catalase, a peroxidase, and a
phosphatase. The phosphatase seems to ensure the utilization of calcium that
apparently helps the formation of rock-hard teeth and bone found in the
strongly built individuals in past generations, and as shown in Pottenger's
experiments.6, 7, 8, 9, 19 Pasteurization destroys these enzymes and their
presence is a determination of the effectiveness of the pasteurization
process. Therefore, a way must be found safely and legally to market fresh
raw milk to the consuming public throughout our country. This would be a big
factor in avoiding the loss of these enzymes, which help build strong bodies
and help to prevent premature aging.

In 1929, Dr. J.E. Crewe with the Mayo Foundation reported "uniformly
excellent" success using raw milk in treatment programs for high blood
pressure, heart failure, diabetes, kidney disease, prostate problems and
tuberculosis. He later stated that the only problem with using raw milk to
treat these ailments was that it was too simple. As such, it didn't appeal
to the medical profession. Only raw milk seemed to be of benefit.
Pasteurized forms seemed to make most conditions worse.

"The myth that osteoporosis is caused by calcium deficiency was created to
sell dairy products and calcium supplements. There's no truth to it.
American women are among the biggest consumers of calcium in the world, and
they still have one of the highest levels of osteoporosis in the world. And
eating even more dairy products and calcium supplements is not going to
change that fact."
-Dr. John McDougall, The McDougall Program for Women (2000)

In fact, in a 12-year Harvard study of 78,000 women, those who drank milk
three times a day actually broke more bones than women who rarely drank
milk.1 Similarly, a 1994 study of elderly men and women in Sydney,
Australia, showed that higher dairy product consumption was associated with
increased fracture risk. Those with the highest dairy product consumption
had approximately double the risk of hip fracture compared to those with the
lowest consumption.2
1. Feskanich D, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA. Milk, dietary calcium,
and bone fractures in women: a 12-year prospective study. Am J Publ Health
2. Cumming RG, Klineberg RJ. Case-control study of risk factors for hip
fractures in the elderly. Am J Epidemiol 1994;139:493-503.

American women have been consuming an average of two pounds of milk per day
for their entire lives, yet thirty million American women have osteoporosis.
Drinking milk does not prevent bone loss. Bone loss is accelerated by
ingesting too much protein, and milk has been called "liquid meat."

In order to absorb calcium, the body needs comparable amounts of another
mineral element, magnesium. Milk and dairy products contain only small
amounts of magnesium. Magnesium is the center atom of chlorophyll:

"Osteoporosis is caused by a number of things, one of the most important
being too much dietary protein." Science 1986;233(4763)

"Countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis, such as the United
States, England, and Sweden, consume the most milk. China and Japan, where
people eat much less protein and dairy food, have low rates of
osteoporosis."  Nutrition Action Healthletter, June, 1993

"What appears to be important in bone metabolism is not calcium intake, but
calcium balance. The loss of bone integrity among many post menopausal white
women probably results from genetics and from diet and lifestyle factors.
Research shows that calcium losses are increased by the use of animal
protein, salt, caffeine, and tobacco, and by physical inactivity."

Neal Barnard, M.D., Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine,
Understanding Health, December, 1999

"Dietary protein increases production of acid in the blood which can be
neutralized by calcium mobilized from the skeleton."  American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition, 1995; 61 (4)

"About 50,000 Americans die each year of problems related in some way to

Osteoporosis International 1993;3(3)

"Even when eating 1,400 mg of calcium daily, one can lose up to 4% of his or
her bone mass each year while consuming a high-protein diet."  American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1979;32(4)

"Increasing one's protein intake by 100% may cause calcium loss to double."
Journal of Nutrition, 1981; 111 (3)

"The average man in the US eats 175% more protein than the recommended daily
allowance and the average woman eats 144% more." Surgeon General's Report on
Nutrition and Health, 1988

"Calcium intake demonstrated no protective in preventing bone fractures. In
fact, those populations with the highest calcium intakes had higher fracture
rates than those with more modest calcium intakes." Calif Tissue Int 1992;50

"There is no significant association between teenaged milk consumption and
the risk of adult fractures. Data indicate that frequent milk consumption
and higher dietary calcium intakes in middle aged women do not provide
protection against hip or forearm fractures... women consuming greater
amounts of calcium from dairy foods had significantly increased risks of hip
fractures, while no increase in fracture risk was observed for the same
levels of calcium from nondairy sources."   12-year Harvard study of 78,000
women American Journal of Public Health 1997;87

"Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20 years, were
associated with an increased risk of hip fractures...metabolism of dietary
protein causes increased urinary excretion of calcium." American Journal of
Epidemiology 1994;139

Milk: No Longer Recommended or Required