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Raw Milk s. Pasteurized Milk: Which Would You Prefer?

Raw Milk s. Pasteurized Milk: Which Would You Prefer?

 

Raw Milk

  1. Enzymes, catalase, peroxidase and phosphatase are present.
    1. Phosphates is needed to split and assimilate the mineral salts in foods that are in the form of phytates.
    2. Wulzen Factor (anti-stiffness) available.
    3. X Factor (now believed to be vitamin K2) in tissue repair available.
  2. Protein–100% metabolically available; all 22 amino acids, including the 8 that are essential for the complete metabolism and function of protein.

  3. Vitamins–all 100% available
    1. Vitamin A–fat soluble
    2. Vitamin D–fat soluble
    3. Vitamin E–fat soluble
    4. Vitamin K–fat soluble
    5. Vitamin B–Complex:
      Vitamin Bw–Biotin
      Vitamin B –Choline
      Vitamin Bc –Folic Acid
      Vitamin B1 –Thiamine
      Vitamin B2 –Inositol
      Vitamin B2 –Nicotinic Acid
      Vitamin B2 –Riboflavin
      Vitamin B2 –Pantothenic Acid
      Vitamin B3 –Niacin
      Vitamin B6 –Pyridoxine
      Vitamin B12–Cyanocobalamin
    6. Vitamin C
    7. Antineuritic vitamin

  4. Minerals–all 100% metabolically available.

  5. Carbohydrates–easily utilized in metabolism. Still associated naturally with elements (instable).
  6. Fats–all 18 fatty acids metabolically available, both saturated and unsaturated.

Pasteurized Milk

  1. Pasteurization destroys the enzyme phosphatase.
    1. Absence of phosphatase indicate that milk has been pasteurized.
    2. Wulzen Factor destroyed (anti-stiffness nutrition factor lost).
    3. X Factor–No evidence of alteration by pasteurization.
  2. Protein–Digestibility reduced by 4%, biological value reduced by 17%. From the digestibility and metabolic data it is concluded that the heat damage to lysine and possibly to histidine and perhaps other amino acids destroys the identity of these amino acids and partly decreases the absorbability of their nitrogen.
  3. Vitamins
    1. Vitamin A–destroyed
    2. Vitamin D–Not altered
    3. Vitamin E–Not altered
    4. Vitamin K–Not altered
    5. Vitamin B complex–pasteurization of milk destroys about 38% of the vitamin B complex.
    6. Vitamin C is weakened or destroyed by pasteurization. Infants fed pasteurized milk exclusively will develop scurvy.
    7. Antineuritic vitamin: Testing of pasteurized milk indicates destruction of this vitamin.
  4. Minerals– After pasteurization the total of soluble calcium is very much diminished. The loss of soluble calcium in regards to infants and growing children must be a very important factor in growth and development, not only in the formation of bone and teeth, but also in the calcium content of the blood, the importance of which is now being raised.
  5. Carbohydrates —no evidence of change by pasteurization.
  6. Fats–Pasteurization harms the fat content of milk.

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The Milk You’re Supposed to Drink

There’s Nothing Superior to Mother’s Milk

The World Does NOT Revolve Around Me.‏

The World Does NOT Revolve Around Me.‏

Text Summary:

Today, the culture of “I” is becoming more and more prevalent. Ideas like, “It’s all about me,” “it’s what I want”. “I don’t have to or need to think about anyone else, only about what is in my best interest”. Forget what our friends, family or community members think or how our decisions affect them- we are constantly being told that it is our life and we can just do what we want.

Did you bring yourself into the world by yourself?

Did you grow up by yourself?

Did you get everything you wanted by yourself?

We did NOT bring ourselves into the world, when we were vulnerable someone looked after us. There were many times in our life that we benefitted from the kindness of others. So how can we be so arrogant to simply think that the world revolves around us? Yes, what we want is important- but if I know what I do can affect others, hurt my family or neighbours- I have to consider these things!

The fact that the prophet peace be upon him not only lived among the people, he often denied himself in order to make sure the people around him had should cause us to reflect. But does it mean we have to be poor? Sleep on a dirt floor on date palm leaves in a hut because he (peace be upon him) lived a simple life?

No it does not, in fact, the prophet peace be upon him taught us that we can and should own things; that there is nothing wrong with having wealth. However, he taught us that wealth is a “means to an end” and that end is to do good. It is about realizing what we own is a trust from God to help ourselves, families and community members. We should own the dunya (the things of this world) with our hands and not our hearts. This is because wealth is a tool.

Instead, the way we should conceive of this concept of “I”, is from the words of Abraham mentioned in the Quran, “Verily my prayer, my service, my life and my death is for God, the Lord of the Worlds.”

So yes sometimes we have to make sacrifices and we SHOULD make those sacrifices to help those around us. Yet, we must keep in mind, that there is NO sacrifice that we make that Allah would not bless us for.  When we sacrifice our daily cup of coffee to sponsor an orphan, or instead of buying something for $100 and we get something cheaper and use the rest of that money to help those in need, we will get this back in our relationship with God. It is a blessing that changes lives and in doing so will change your life as well.  Allah also promises that such sacrifices will benefit you and I in this life and the next.

This Ramadhan, let us think about what changes we can begin to make in our lives, what we can sacrifice, to give back to those who are in much worse circumstances than we are. Let us become ambassadors of mercy.


Related Topics:

Stuffing Ourselves and Sleeping All Day…

Ramadhan Reflections: Do My Prayers Benefit Me?

Ramadan Reflections- We begin with Mercy‏

Pre-Ramadhan Reflections

Keep Ramadhan Simple!

Ramadhan 2011

Iftar…

Letter to the Self #30 Remember Me

Letter to the Self #29 Forgiveness

Letter to Self # 28: Those We Ignore
Letter to the Self # 27: Destination or the Journey!
Letter to the Self # 26: Change
Letters to the Self #25: Window of Opportunity
Letters to the Self #24: More Than You Think You Are Able
Letters to the Self #23: Submission
Letter to the Self #22: Do You Have Trust Issues?
Letter to the Self #21: Possessions
Letter to the Self #20: Sacred Spaces
Letter to the Self # 19: The Big “I”
Letter to the Self # 18: Insecurities
Letter to the Self # 17: Backbiting
Letter to the Self # 16: Knowledge or Just Information?
Letter to the Self # 15: Beyond the Limited Self
Letter to the Self # 14: A Better Way
Letter to the Self # 13: The Spoken Word
Letter to the Self # 12: A Blessing or a Curse?
Letter to the Self # 11: Purpose

Letter to the Self #10: Let’s Partey
Letter to the Self #9: Looking Good
Letter to the Self #8: Worship
Letter to the Self #7: Rights of the Body
Letter to the Self#6: Time

Stuffing Ourselves and Sleeping All Day…

Stuffing Ourselves and Sleeping All Day Are Not Acts of Mercy.

 

Text Summary: We know that we can’t expect mercy from Allah, without showing mercy to those around us. When we reflect on the fact that the prophet peace be upon him was a mercy to all of humanity, then we need to ask ourselves, who are the people around us to whom we can show mercy as well? Are they in our homes, communities?

Who are the people who are doing without? At night, who does not have a place to sleep. In my own city, I know that over 60 000 people go to sleep hungry each night. What does that mean to me? We need to be aware of this wherever we live- it is our duty and responsibility to know who the most vulnerable members of society are. Whenever Muslim leaders were just throughout history, they never indulged in extravagance. The prophet peace be upon him never went to sleep if he had even on dirham left until he gave it to those in need.

When we reflect on the fact that the first part of this beautiful month is mercy, we should be thinking of how we show mercy and to whom. Sadly, in many parts of the world, we have belittled this month and made it about eating and drinking. We stuff ourselves at night, we become too tired to pray and then we sleep the day away. We waste our food and we do not spend time thinking about those in need.

We completely lose sight of the fact that we are supposed to be doing more during this month. That this is the month, when we give up the things we often do, the things we are used to, to really understand the nature of our true potential and how this message of Islam is relevant to making our societies better places to be in- because Ramadhan provides a training ground in which we actively work for that.

Keeping in mind that the prophet peace be upon him said that a Muslim is like the date palm, people throw stones at it and it gives them fruit in return… what do you give to those around you? “When people are hard with me for instance when my parents/husband/wife/friends upset me, perhaps instead of reacting, I can forgive, overlook and know that Allah will bless me for being patient.”

This month, what is it that you can do to make a difference in your sphere of influence? Who are the people who need assistance? How can you and I reflect mercy to our families, community and to the world?

Related Topics:

Ramadhan Reflections: Do My Prayers Benefit Me?

Ramadan Reflections- We begin with Mercy‏

Pre-Ramadhan Reflections

Keep Ramadhan Simple!

Ramadhan 2011

Iftar…

Letter to the Self #30 Remember Me

Letter to the Self #29 Forgiveness

Letter to Self # 28: Those We Ignore
Letter to the Self # 27: Destination or the Journey!
Letter to the Self # 26: Change
Letters to the Self #25: Window of Opportunity
Letters to the Self #24: More Than You Think You Are Able
Letters to the Self #23: Submission
Letter to the Self #22: Do You Have Trust Issues?
Letter to the Self #21: Possessions
Letter to the Self #20: Sacred Spaces
Letter to the Self # 19: The Big “I”
Letter to the Self # 18: Insecurities
Letter to the Self # 17: Backbiting
Letter to the Self # 16: Knowledge or Just Information?
Letter to the Self # 15: Beyond the Limited Self
Letter to the Self # 14: A Better Way
Letter to the Self # 13: The Spoken Word
Letter to the Self # 12: A Blessing or a Curse?
Letter to the Self # 11: Purpose

Letter to the Self #10: Let’s Partey
Letter to the Self #9: Looking Good
Letter to the Self #8: Worship
Letter to the Self #7: Rights of the Body
Letter to the Self#6: Time
Letter to the Self #5: Gratitude