In the mainstream dairy feedlots, illness and infection are very common. Powerful antibiotics are used to keep infectious bacteria down, but these also damage the natural micro flora the animals need to maintain good health. This creates an even lower natural immunity and contaminates the dairy with antibiotic substances and other dangerous chemicals.
The majority of industrial farms utilize Bovine hormone injections to increase size and weight. Increasing hormone levels boosts milk production. This also increases levels of utter infection, pus formation, antibiotic residue and a cancer accelerating hormone called IGF01.
GRAIN FED DAIRY=INFLAMMATION
Grain-fed cows produce dairy and cheese that is very high in omega 6 fatty acids. The average ratio for a cow on a grain-fed diet is roughly 25:1 (omega 6:3). This is genetically incongruent for all mammal species.
Humans should naturally have an omega 6:3 ratio around 4:1 or 2:1. When these ratios become skewed, they trigger cellular inflammation and accelerated cellular degeneration. This environment causes an individual to become highly inflamed and to build degenerative disease.
When the cows have this acidic, inflammatory environment, they become very thirsty. They drink significantly more water than grass-fed cows (as there is natural hydration in the grass). This water helps to increase dairy production, but the milk is thinner and less tasty.
Years ago, a well-treated cow may have lived close to 20 years. Consider that the typical cow begins lactating around age 2; that is 18 years of dairy production. In 1950, typical cows lived around 10-15 years. Today, the average dairy cow in an industrial farm lives 5 years (3 years of lactation). During these 5 years, the cows are massively fed and stressed to produce the absolute maximal amount of dairy.
Natural grass-fed cows produce between 3-5,000 gallons of milk a year while grain-fed, hormone injected cows can easily produce over 20,000 gallons a year. This is a huge advantage for dairy production because they can feed the cows on government subsidized grains while massively producing dairy.
Cheese from 100% grass-fed cows has a perfect omega 6:3 ratio of 2:1. It also contains 5x the amount of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), which is an extraordinarily powerful cancer fighting nutrient. CLA is known to boost metabolism and fat burning while enhancing natural immunity. This form of cheese is also a great source of highly bioavailable calcium & magnesium, amino acids and vitamin A, D3, & K2.
Raw cheese is naturally processed through old world traditions. This means that the cheese process begins minutes after the morning milking. Because the milk is so fresh, it isn't necessary to pasteurize it. The natural heat (around 101.5 degrees F) involved in the cheese-making process preserves the naturally beneficial enzymes in the milk which aid in the digestion of lactose and in the absorption of protein, calcium and other critical nutrients. Raw cheese also has a richer and deeper flavor than pasteurized dairy.
Mendelson A. "The Astonishing Story of Real Milk," Mother Earth News, October/November 2011. Pg 34-39.
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