Taken from Fox news bulletin http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/07/26/is-next-big-superfood 2
No No No!!! There is no super food!
Almost every year someone claims to have found the super food; Texas super food, spinach, seaweed, green tea, acai berry, aloe vera, and now cockroach milk. There is always someone trying to sell us one food that will fix all our problems. Don’t buy it, there is no super pill, magic bullet or super food. Every claim has always been found to be false. Good old cow’s milk or goat’s milk is the closest thing to super food you will ever find.
This is Wellness Gospel 101; our bodies are primarily made up of water, protein and essential minerals. There is no super food that provides all of these things. The most prevalent mineral in our bodies is calcium. Our skeletal bone structure and teeth are almost 100% calcium. Calcium is also found in muscles, nerves, ligaments and blood. Calcium is essential for almost every function of the body. For optimum health we need to eat and drink foods that contain high quality calcium, it is just that simple. If you don’t give your body the raw materials, it can’t build or sustain itself. Milk is one of those foods that contains high quality calcium.
With so many experts telling us what is good food and what isn’t, and with all those experts disagreeing with one another, where can we turn to get the truth? The answer is not found in some super food, it is found in God’s word, the super book. It is not a history book, but it is historically accurate. It is not a geography book, but everything in it is geographically accurate. And it is not a nutrition book, but if you follow its advice you will find that advice to be your most accurate information concerning food; what is good food and what is not. The closer you live your life to God’s word, the healthier you will become. And one of the Bible’s favorite foods is milk. Cow’s milk and goat’s milk are the closest things to super food you will ever find. And they are readily available, unlike cockroach milk. By the way, cockroaches carry disease, so you may not want to drink the milk, just sayin.
According to US National Library of Medicine,1 “Calcium is one of the most important minerals for the human body. It helps form and maintain healthy teeth and bones. A proper level of calcium in the body over a lifetime can help prevent osteoporosis. Calcium helps your body with:
- Building strong bones and teeth
- Clotting blood
- Sending and receiving nerve signals
- Squeezing and relaxing muscles
- Releasing hormones and other chemicals
- Keeping a normal heartbeat”
Milk contains high quality calcium and is almost the perfect food. All mammals survive for a portion of their lives on milk alone. Human babies can live on milk alone for at least 13 months. Dr. Wallach tells of a Middle Eastern man who drank one gallon of goats milk each day and lived to be well over 100. If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only pick one thing to eat or drink, milk would keep you alive the longest. Milk is an excellent source of calcium.
Arthritis and osteoporosis are at epidemic proportions. Both are caused by a lack of calcium. And the epidemic in the USA is getting worse every year.4 Osteoporosis used to be a disease that only old women who had given birth to a lot of children contracted. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones where they become porous or less dense than normal. It causes people to be more susceptible to broken bones and arthritis. As Americans reduced their milk intake, it began to afflict middle-aged women, then teenage girls and now men and boys are getting it. Why? Because we are drinking more and more soda pop and juice and we are drinking less and less milk. This is a double whammy to your health. Not only does soda pop lack calcium, but it also contains an unnaturally high amount of phosphorus. Phosphorus combines with calcium in a natural way in the body but when the natural balance is upset the extra phosphorus in your body will go looking for calcium to bind with, and actually cause the calcium stored in your bones to be leached out. This results in porous and brittle bones, bad teeth, bone spurs, which are calcium bumps (deposits). neck and back problems. Gall stones, kidney stones, hypertension and cramps are also caused by a lack of calcium.
In Genesis 49:12 Jacob prophesied that one of his sons would have teeth white from milk. Milk actually contains a large amount of calcium, which is what teeth and bones are made of. Calcium is the necessary nutrient for healthy white teeth. 4000, years ago, Jacob, inspired by God, said that drinking whole milk would bless his grown children with strong white teeth.
Other symptoms of a calcium deficiency are joint problems, insomnia, poorly functioning immune system and irritability, to name a few. According to Dr. Wallach, 85% of hypertension is due to a calcium deficiency. 5
How did these kids grow up without broken bones?
As I have mentioned before, most of my children never saw a doctor while living at home and eating what we provided. And we provided lots of milk. At one point it did get a little out of hand because the kids loved milk. Shary had to limit the milk consumption because the kids were drinking us out of house and home. Soooo Shary told the kids they could only have two gallons per meal which equaled 6 gallons of milk per day. During that time none of our children had cavities because they had plenty of calcium from milk to strengthen their teeth. They fell out of trees and off of bikes and didn’t break bones because their bones were dense with calcium from the milk they drank. In our two hundred and thirty-two parenting years, we only had two “broken bones” Our daughter Leah fell of a galloping horse and Melody was injured playing soccer. One of the girls had a mild fracture and the other one broke her collar bone. The doctors said they did not need to be set or put them in a cast, both of them simply wore a sling for a while. Just so don’t think the rest my kids were sissies and lived a very safe and protected life. I threw in a couple of pictures of them doing normal, Schauermann kid things. Sorry, I don’t have any pictures of when they were water skiing behind a car in our drainage ditches. That, like most of the things they did was not approved by mom or dad, but it does illustrate that milk will make a body more resilient.
So… what does the word of God say about Milk?
Exodus 3:7-8 says that God was going to bless his people by taking them to a land flowing with milk and honey. That statement is made over and over in the scriptures until it has come to be synonymous with God’s blessing. You would think that would be enough to convince most believers that God’s intention was clear that milk was for them to enjoy, but not so. Here are three of the most common reasons Christians give for not drinking milk.
- A common argument Christians give to discourage the drinking of milk is… “The Bible is only referring to animals drinking their own mother’s milk,” The Apostle Paul, lays that misconception to rest in…
I Corinthians 9:7 “who tends the flock and does not drink of the milk?”
- I’ve also had people tell me that the milk the Bible is talking about was only goat’s milk not cow’s milk. Again, the Bible makes it plain that cow’s milk is also in God’s plan for your diet.
Deuteronomy 32:13-14 says “He (God) nourished him with…curds and milk
from herd and flock.”
- The next objection is, “Milk is only for babies and not for adults.”
Proverbs 27:27 says, “You will have plenty of goat’s milk to feed
you and your family and to nourish your servant girls.”
So according to the Bible, goat’s milk and cow’s milk will nourish you, your family and even your hired help.
One caveat or exception for all of this is if you happen to be lactose intolerant or have some kind of food allergy. Often times if you eliminate foods the Bible says not to eat, eliminate stress, or you put some other essential nutrient back into your diet, the allergy or intolerance will go away. Under normal circumstances, milk is undoubtedly the best drink on the planet.
Our daughter Leah, the one pictured above, developed lactose intolerance while going to college. She had an athletic scholarship at Oregon State University. Her sport was crew, which required many, many hours of practice and many hours away from school to compete. Getting good grades and competing at that level created a lot of stress. As soon as she graduated her lactose intolerance disappeared.
Some have suggested that pasteurized homogenized cow’s milk is bad for you, because it has been altered. If you can get all natural non-pasteurized non-homogenized organic milk, then I would recommend it. But if pasteurized, homogenized cow’s milk is your only economical choice, it is far better than pop, coffee, tea or juices. Compared to anything else you can drink; milk is superior; it’s what your body needs.
Whole milk is better than skim or 2%. The reason whole milk is better for you is because the fat God put in milk helps you absorb the calcium. When we drink skim milk, we are reducing the amount of calcium our bodies can absorb.
Absorption of nutrients is what really matters. There is a major problem in the labeling of our food. Animal husbandry is way ahead of us on this issue. Why do I say this? Because the amount of minerals or vitamins listed on a label for human consumption is very misleading. You may read the “Nutrition Facts” on a cereal box that state a serving of this cereal contains 45% of your daily need for calcium. But what they don’t tell you is that since the calcium is not a natural source, it is not completely digestible. So it doesn’t matter one whit how much is there it only matters how much is digestible, everything else will go out of your body as waste products. In animal nutrition this has been known and published for a long time. A great example of this is that raisins have a very small amount of iron in them. So they are usually ignored as an important source of iron. But, because the iron in raisins is almost 100% digestible, they are an excellent source of iron. Raisins are a far better source of iron than most cereals. Raisins can eliminate anemia in many people. Sometimes the unnatural sources of iron actually make people more anemic because they are almost completely indigestible and cause digestive bleeding. For years’ manufactures kept adding more and more iron to baby formula, but babies got more anemic the more iron they added. God made our food right in the first place, contrary to what many people believe, we have not made improvements on what he created. The same thing is true for calcium and calcium supplements.
Goat’s milk is actually more digestible than cow’s milk, so if you can afford it and it is available in your community, I would recommend goat’s milk. But… what my family drinks is good old homogenized, pasteurized, 4% whole cow’s milk. Why? Because it is readily available and fairly inexpensive, which was important when our family could consume more than two gallons at each meal.
People are often afraid to drink whole milk because they believe that it will make them fat. Study after study has shown that just the opposite is true. A study, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, is a meta-analysis of 16 observational studies. There has been a hypothesis that high-fat dairy foods contribute to obesity and heart disease risk, but the reviewers concluded that the evidence does not support this hypothesis. In fact, the reviewers found that in most of the studies, high-fat dairy was associated with a lower risk of obesity.3 People who drink whole milk do not have as much trouble with their weight as people who drink skim milk or 2%. Our family has always used whole milk and our kids, if anything, have always been a little on the thin side.
There are also people who have been told not to drink milk because it has chemicals and hormones in it. First if you are substituting soda for milk because you believe farmers have put chemicals in your milk, you haven’t solved the chemical problem. Look at the ingredients in soda, it actually says it has chemicals in it. Second, I went to dairy college and worked on dairies and we did not put any chemicals or hormones in the milk or cows. It is illegal to do so and the creameries test for it and will reject all your milk if they find any hormones or drugs in any of your milk samples. Our family has been consuming large quantities of milk for over forty years with no obvious ill effects. There are far more dangerous side effects to your health when substituting other drinks for milk. God made you and he made milk for you.
If you are drinking milk and still experiencing calcium deficiencies symptoms (Arthritis, joint problems, insomnia, poorly functioning immune system and irritability), you might try taking ground up cartilage (Knox gelatin), it helps in the absorption of calcium. Calcium is actually laid down in the bones on a cartilage matrix. In a healthy body, this cartilage matrix, makes up between 25-40% of your bone mass. If you don’t have enough of this matrix, your body will be unable to use the calcium you consume. 5 One small package of Knox gelatin in orange juice each day will help your calcium absorption and as an added benefit, it restores worn joints.
Your bones are the body’s storehouse for calcium. In a healthy body, when you have a high need for calcium, your body will go to the storehouse and get what it needs so you can sleep, eliminate cramps and fight cavities and hypertension. When the storehouse is empty, the only thing left to do is suffer or take drugs. God has a better way! Got milk? Milk does a body good! No, the Dairy Farmers of America did not sponsor this message, but they should!
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If you want to keep improving your health and like this kind of biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books.
- “None of These Diseases” by S. I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M.D.
- “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach
- “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris & Shary Schauermann
You can get all these books at Amazon.com
- https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002412.htm according to us natioal library of medicine
- “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” Lecture by Dr. Joel Wallach