Oh, the things we read or hear. In the Quarterly Medical Review, May 17 Outpost, it seems dirt may be good for you. We all know farmers and gardeners love playing in dirt and get some relaxation and health benefits from it.
In the early 1960s, several farmers had dairy cows, sold cream butter and sometimes milk to meet monthly expenses. Those who milked cows were immune to one of the poxes — either chicken or small — cannot remember which. They were exposed to cow pox in the hand milking process, producing an immunity. In the 1970s, “Organic Gardening” had articles against the processing of raw vegetables as they lose nutrients in cooking.
Heard on the radio recently, a study found children in Europe raised on farms had fewer allergies than their town neighbors. Another study found rice RNA in some Asian patients’ livers that attached itself to cancer cells.
Cows lick their noses to get bacteria that help the enzymes digest food in their stomach(s). In our sterile, germ-free environments, are we not creating more problems?
Babies need the bacteria in breast milk. We build up immunity by getting vaccinations or shots of virus, flu and all the childhood bugs. Yet, we can’t be exposed to nature’s enzymes, microbes, bacteria or germs.
I would love to get my hands on raw whole milk, real cream and raw fruits and vegetables.