You're drinking the wrong milk

You're drinking the wrong milk

Researchers have been making alarming discoveries about dairy products.

When my in-laws moved from India to the United States 35 years ago, they couldnt believe the low cost and abundance of milk until they developed digestive problems. Theyll now tell you the same thing Ive heard a lot of immigrants say: American milk will make you sick.

It turns out that they could have been on to something. An emerging body of research suggests that many of the 1-in-4 Americans who exhibit symptoms of lactose intolerance [as do many South Africans] could instead be unable to digest A1, a protein most often found in milk from the high-producing Holstein cows favoured by American and South African industrial dairies. The A1 protein is much less prevalent in milk from Jersey, Guernsey, and most Asian and African cow breeds, where, instead, the A2 protein predominates.

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Submitted by : Barry Midgley of DURBAN on 2017-05-30 16:22:21
I wrote to a friend of mine who runs a Holstein herd in the UK. She said the article is old news in the UK and the hype has died down. In addition she said most A2 milk is produced by Holstein anyway.
She recommended that I read the article:

Editor's Note
The owner of a Holstein herd would have to hope "the hype dies down". Old news or not (you and I clearly hadn't heard it), the article offers an explanation for some serious health issues and raises important questions that remain to be answered
Submitted by : Eric Mair on 2017-05-27 12:06:11
Either it's the A1 protein that is the problem or they haven't noticed that Friesland is not a cow?

Editor's Note
Neither are Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney cows. Was that a joke? If so, I missed it ...


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