Raw milk from healthy, grassfed cows that produce A2 milk is a living healing food. Pasteurized milk, according to Dr. Mercola, is the number one allergic food in the U.S.. It has been linked to many disorders and illnesses including, but not limited to:
- Heart Disease
- Type 1 Diabetes
The healthy alternative, of course, is RAW milk. But not all raw milk is created equal. A1/A2 Milk, what is it? What is the difference? All proteins are long chain amino acids. Beta-casein, the protein found in cow's milk, is a chain of 209 amino acids and comes in two forms, A1 and A2. In A2 milk, the amino acid at position 67 is called proline. Proline has a strong bond to a small protein called beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM7), which keeps it from being released during the digestion process. In A1 milk, position 67 has somehow mutated from proline into a protein called histidine, which has a weak hold on the BCM 7, allowing it to be released into the digestive system. BCM 7 is a powerful opioid (narcotic) and has been linked to all types of neurological problems in animals and people, as well as heart disease, type 1 diabetes and a host of other disorders and illnesses.
The reason to drink this raw, is because it has so many nutrients in it that are cooked out in the pasteurization process. Also, heating milk cooks out enzymes necessary to digest the milk. This is why so many people get upset stomachs when they consume milk or other dairy products.
To find this great, health-packed, delicious, A2 RAW milk, read on.... Most dairy cows today produce A1 milk, however, Jerseys, Guernseys, Brown Swiss, and some of the other heritage type breeds have been shown to produce A2 milk. The best way to get it, is to know your farmer and what type of breeds he uses. A simple test using tail hairs can be performed to find out if the cow has the A2 gene. Another way to get A2 milk is to produce it yourself using proven genetics. A bull that has been tested and shown to be homozygous for A2 will pass this on the his offspring, therefore, when paired with an A2 momma cow, produces A2 offspring.
Raw, A2 milk is a wonderful source of nutrients, beneficial bacteria, vitamins and enzymes. Its the healthy way to drink milk.