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    THE KILLERS WITHIN The most common pathogenic organism found in raw milk is Staphyloccus aureus. Cows often get ulcers or sores on their udders. That bovine
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      THE KILLERS WITHIN

      The most common pathogenic organism found in raw milk
      is Staphyloccus aureus. Cows often get ulcers or sores
      on their udders. That bovine condition is known as
      mastitis, and the average cow in America requires
      $200 to treat that mastitis condition. Multiply
      that by 9.3 million dairy cows, and America's dairymen
      have a $2 billion yearly problem

      I read a remarkable book on Sunday's flight from
      Detroit to Newark. "Killers Within" is the story
      of the deadly rise of drug-resistant bacteria.
      Written by Michael Schnayerson and Mark Plotkin
      (Little, Brown & Company, 2002), the book
      reads like a detective story.

      I took notes.

      Staphlococcus aureus is the most common infection
      of dairy cows. Bacterial toxins are easily passed
      from cows to humans in milk, and are not destroyed
      by pasteurization. On page 30, the authors write:

      "Staph aureus bacteria are so virulent that
      very few are needed to do the job...it's the most
      successful of all bacterial pathogens and the
      number one cause of hospital infections in the world."

      I was fascinated to learn that many of the so-called
      miracle antibiotic drugs were derived from feces
      taken from sewers (page 35).

      On page 123, the authors explain one reason that
      antibiotic use continues on many farms. Antibiotics
      are growth promoters. That explains why chickens,
      pigs, and cows are so overdosed.

      The authors go into great detail about new strains
      of bacteria that developed immunities to traditional
      antibiotics. Many Americans consume the antibiotic-
      resistant bacteria and become deathly ill. Some of
      these bacterial strains take residence in the human
      heart, and the ensuing disease in painfully expensive,
      painfully painful, and untreatable.

      Cases of diarrhea from E. coli 157 or Guillain-Barre
      Syndrome from campylobacter can be traced to the
      diseased body fluids that we drink and infected
      flesh that we eat. The authors report a CDC study
      revealing that 60% of the 9.5 billions chickens
      sold in America each year are infected with campylobacter.
      Three out of every five chickens. If you eat chicken
      twice each week, thirty of your meals will come from
      highly toxic and infected flesh.

      I was surprised to learn that 1.4 million Americans
      get salmonella each year, and 2-3% of those so infected
      get arthritis. I have not extended those numbers out
      over the course of a lifetime, but this information
      suggests a plague of bad health results from eating
      infected chickens.

      On page 173, the authors report that staph pneumo
      is the leading cause of acute otitis, or earaches
      in children. How many cases per year? About 6 million,
      according to the Centers for Disease Control. Earaches
      are the most common reason that children visit
      pediatricians, according to the authors.

      WHY ARE THERE NEW STRAINS OF BACTERIA?

      The authors if "The Killers Within" do not explore
      the following:

      In 1990, the Food and Drug Administration sent a message
      to dairy farmers: more drugs in milk was permissible.
      FDA arbitrarily increased the allowable level of antibiotics
      in milk by 100 times. The old protocol called for no more
      than one part per hundred million of antibiotic residues
      in milk. The change permitted antibiotic levels to be as
      high as one part per million. Consumers Union tested milk
      samples in the New York metropolitan area in 1992 and
      found the presence of 52 different antibiotics.

      During that two-year period, cows were overdosed with
      antibiotics and new strains of bacteria developed.

      If an imaginary cow had one billion bacteria in her system
      and she was treated with streptomycin and that antibiotic
      killed all but one of those germs, that one survivor would
      be immune to the drug, then reproduce a new population with
      total immunity. Doubling its population every twenty minutes,
      it would take 10 hours for a new strain of bacteria to grow
      to one billion in number. Multiply that by 9 million cows and
      52 different antibiotics, and it becomes clear to see why
      antibiotics no longer seem to work when they are needed.

      GOT MILK? GOT ANTIBIOTICS!

      The average American drinks milk and eats cheese containing
      new strains of bacteria, immune to the 52 different antibiotics
      which are also present in milk.

      Children are dying, and scientists do not have a clue why.

      Milk and dairy products should carry a warning label.
      Forty percent of the average American's diet consists
      of a product that is always infected with bacteria in
      its raw state. Raw milk usually contains blood, feces,
      bacterial and pus cells.

      Pasteurization does not kill all of the bacteria in milk.
      Many cheeses are not pasteurized. Rod-shaped bacteria
      form a spore (spore is the Greek word for seed) at the
      first sign of heat. When the milk cools, the spore "blooms"
      and the bacteria re-emerges into its toxic state.

      Does pasteurization really work? On day ten you might pour
      out the offensive smelling milk in your refrigerator, and
      on day nine, you drink it.

      Got Sick?

      Robert Cohen
      http://www.notmilk.com
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