The Amazing Benefits of Goat Milk | Part 3

QUESTION 1: What are the health benefits of
goat milk over cow milk?
QUESTION 2: Can we use goat milk if we are sensitive to cow milk?
A. One of the more significant differences from cow milk is found in the composition and structure of fat in goat milk. The average size of goat milk fat globules is about 2 micrometers, as compared to 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 micrometers for cow milk fat. These smaller sized fat globules provide a better dispersion, and a more homogeneous mixture of fat in the milk. Research indicates that there is more involved to the creaming ability of milk than merely physical size of the fat globules.

It appears that their clustering is favored by the presence of an agglutinin in milk which is lacking in goat milk, therefore creating a poor creaming ability, especially at lower temperatures. The natural homogenization of goat milk is, from a human health standpoint, much better than the mechanically homogenized cow milk product. It appears that when fat globules are forcibly broken up by mechanical means, it allows an enzyme associated with milk fat, known as xanthine oxidase to become free and penetrate the intestinal wall.

Once xanthine oxidase gets through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream, it is capable of creating scar damage to the heart and arteries, which in turn may stimulate the body to release cholesterol into the blood in an attempt to lay a protective fatty material on the scarred areas. This can lead to arteriosclerosis.

It should be noted that this effect is not a problem with natural (unhomogenized) cow milk. In unhomogenized milk this enzyme is normally excreted from the body without much absorption. (I.E. milk that comes as God naturally made it is best for you and not the man handled and distorted version of milk.. .this is my opinion).

Another significant difference from cow milk is the higher amount of shorter-chain fatty acids in the milk fat of goats. Furthermore, glycerol ethers are much higher in goat then in cow milk which appears to be important for the nutrition of the nursing newborn.

Goat milk also has lower contents of orotic acid which can be significant in the prevention of fatty liver syndrome. However, the membranes around fat globules in goat milk are more fragile which may be related to their greater susceptibility to develop off flavors than cow milk

           goat/      cow/     human
fat %         3.8 /3.6/ 4.0
solids-not-fat % 8.9/ 9.0/  8.9
lactose % 4.1/ 4.7/   6.9
nitrogen x 6.38/ 3.4 3/.2 1.2
protein % 3.0/ 3.0/  1.1
casein % 2.4 /2.6 /0.4
calcium % Ca 0.19 /0.18 /0.04
phosphorus P2O5 % .27 /.23/ .06
chloride % .15 /.10/.06
iron (P/100,000) .07/ .08/ .2
vitamin A (i.u./g fat) 39.0/ 21.0/ 32.0
vitamin B (ug/100 m) 68.0 /45.0/ 17.0
riboflavin (ug/100ml) 210.0/  159.0/ 26.0
vitamin C (mg asc. a/100ml) 2.0/2.0/3.0
vitamin D (i.u./g fat) .07 /0.7 /0.3
Calories /100ml 70.0/69.0/ 68.0
Goat's milk is a very good source of calcium and the amino acid tryptophan. It is also a good source of protein, phosphorous, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and potassium. Perhaps the greatest benefit of goat's milk, however, is that some people who cannot tolerate cow's milk are able to drink goat's milk without any problems.

It is not clear from scientific research studies exactly why some people can better tolerate goat's milk. Some initial studies suggested that specific proteins known to cause allergic reactions may have been present in cow's milk in significant quantities yet largely absent in goat's milk. The alpha-casein proteins, including alpha s1-casein, and the beta-casein proteins were both considered in this regard. However, more recent studies suggest that the genetic wiring for these casein proteins is highly variable in both cows and goats and that more study is needed to determine the exact role these proteins might play in the tolerability of goat's milk versus cow's milk. Other research has found some anti-inflammatory compounds (short-chain sugar molecules called oligosaccharides) to be present in goat's milk.

These oligosaccharides may make goat's milk easier to digest, especially in the case of compromised intestinal function. In animal studies, goat's milk has also been shown to enhance the metabolism of both iron and copper, especially when there are problems with absorption of minerals in the digestive tract. These factors and others are likely to play an important role in the tolerability of goat's milk versus cow's milk. Allergy to cow's milk has been found in many people with conditions such as recurrent ear infections, asthma, eczema, and even rheumatoid arthritis. Replacing cow's milk with goat's milk may help to reduce some of the symptoms of these conditions.

Goat's milk can sometimes even be used as a replacement for cow's milk-based infant formulas for infants who have difficulties with dairy products. Unfortunately, goat's milk is lacking in several nutrients that are necessary for growing infants, so parents interested in trying goat's milk instead of cow's milk-based formula for their infants should ask their pediatricians or other qualified healthcare practitioners for recipes and ways to add these important and vital nutrients. For older children and adults, however, goat's milk can be an excellent calcium-rich alternative to cow's milk as, in addition to calcium, it contains many of the same nutrients found in cow's milk.

The Amazing Benefits of Goat Milk | Part 2

Dr. Jensen told me that Ghandi was always able to rapidly come back to excellent health after his very prolonged fasts because of goat milk. Goat milk is one of the best food medicines for rebuilding the brain, nervous sytem, and mental faculties. Goat milk is one of the finest foods for regenerating the cells of the body and bringing a person back to health.

After mother's milk, goat milk is the ideal food for weaning a child. It is the nearest to mother's milk in composition, nutrients, and natural chemical properties. It is easy to digest and is a magnificent bodybuilding food. Its fat globules are one ninth the size as cow's milk, making it easier to digest. If you don't homogenize cow's milk you must remove some of the cream. With goats milk this is not neccessary as it is naturally homogenized.

One common denominator that Dr. Jensen discovered in his 70 year study of people over the age of 100, in visiting 90 countries, was goat milk. Margaret Patton of London died at 137 years old. Jonathan Hartop walks 9 miles a day at the age of 136 and lived to be 138. Thomas Parr lived 152 years and Peter Czartin from Austria live to be 184. All lived on goat milk. This is not surprising to some who realize that the only milk referred to in the Bible, as food, is goat milk (Proverbs 27:27).
Abunda Life Goat Milk is not only highly nutritious, but is so delicious that children love it. One 12 ounce container makes 2 gallons or 8 quarts or 32 eight ounce glasses of reconstituted goat milk.

Abunda Life's Goat Milk is so highly nutritous that it can often serve as a meal substitute or healthy snack in itself. It is so delicious that children and adults love it. Goat milk is the number one substitute for cow milk made by most Naturopathic Doctors for the following reasons:
Goat milk is a highly comabtible nourishing natural food for people who are allergic to cow milk.
Cow milk is mucus forming to many people. Goat milk is not only non-mucus forming, but actually helps to neutralize mucus.
The fat content in goat milk is very low compared to cow milk. The fat globules are 1/9 the size of cow milk making it a very easy natural food to break down.
Certain ethnic groups, especially Jews and Blacks and some Hispanics are lactate intolerant, which means that their bodies can react adversly to cow milk and cow milk products. For these people goat milk can be the perfect substitute
The chemical structure of goat milk is very close to that of mother's milk.
The elements of goat milk are similar to those found in the stomach, colon, intestines, and joints. Thereby making goat milk the perfect food for these symptoms.
Goat milk digests easily making it the perfect food for children, the elderly, those with digestive difficulties, those recuperating from a disease or health conditions, and your pets that have been weaned from their mother.
Goat milk neutralizes acids and toxins.
Goat milk is high in healing enzymes and has a superior form of calcium than cow milk.
Goat milk is compatible with most Abunda Life powder formulas.

The Amazing Benefits of Goat Milk | Part 1

Goat milk is as close to a perfect food as possible in nature. Its chemical structure is amazingly similar to mother's milk. It is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids without the heavy fat content and catarrh producing materials of cow's milk.

If you have been around farms, you would notice goats are much more flexible and limber than cows. They can climb and do things that are beautiful to watch. I have seen goats get on the roofs of barns and houses and wondered how it was possible. the reason for this is that goats are a bioorganic sodium animal, while cows are a calcium animal.

Bioorganic sodium in known in Naturopathic Medicine as the youth element. Arthritis does not come with old age. It is a lack of this essential mineral that brings on the symptoms of old age.The highest sources of bioorganic sodium is found in goat milk and sweet goat whey. Abunda Life Goat Milk products contain both quick dried goat milk and the whey. It is the sodium that keeps the goats young, active, flexible, and limber all of their lives. There are no old goats in the human sense. They can climb, jump, leap, and walk all of their lives because bioorganic sodium is the joining mobilizing material that makes this possible.

Each organ of the body has a reserve of one chemical element more than others. It holds certain chemical elements so that it is a unique active organ. This principle, known as "The Chemical Story," is one of the essential principles of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Koenig of Germany, in autopsy after autopsy, discovered that there is more sodium stored in the stomach than any other organ of the body. The stomach is known as a bioorganic sodium organ in naturopathic medicine. When the body becomes deficient in bioorganic sodium foods do not digest properly. The stomach's ability to produce enzymes and hydrochloric acid is slowed down and we experience belching, bloating, and ulcers become possible along with many other digestive problems. Coffee, tea, sugar, white flour products, chocolate, alcohol, and especially soda drinking produces a high stomach acid imbalance that sucks the bioorganic sodium right off the walls of the stomach and colon. This condition sometimes takes many years to manifest itself and is not noticed until it becomes a named disease. It is for this reason that we do not permit soda in the house at Abunda Life.

The endless array of mindless over-the-counter drugs like Tums, Pepto Bismal, and bicarbonite of soda, as you may well know, is the wrong type of sodium. Like all drugs, without exception, cause more long term problems than short term solutions. In naturopathic medicine we believe that God provided the answer in Food Medicine. Goat milk and goat whey are natural food medicines designed to both nourish and heal, prevent and treat the stomach, colon, intestines, and arthritic like conditions.

I've seen goat milk perform wonders at Abunda Life Clinic with both children and adults. I have seen people who could not digest a single food come back to health with goat milk. Many mothers have thrown out the plastic mixes called baby formulas to have their children grow strong and healthy without drugging them and without heavy mucus that cows milk often produces. Some people have resurrected from the dead with goat milk.

Dr. Jensen told me that Ghandi was always able to rapidly come back to excellent health after his very prolonged fasts because of goat milk. Goat milk is one of the best food medicines for rebuilding the brain, nervous sytem, and mental faculties. Goat milk is one of the finest foods for regenerating the cells of the body and bringing a person back to health.

After mother's milk, goat milk is the ideal food for weaning a child. It is the nearest to mother's milk in composition, nutrients, and natural chemical properties. It is easy to digest and is a magnificent bodybuilding food. Its fat globules are one ninth the size as cow's milk, making it easier to digest. If you don't homogenize cow's milk you must remove some of the cream. With goats milk this is not neccessary as it is naturally homogenized.

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Goat Milk Yogurt Recipe

Yogurt Recipe
By Kathleen

2 quarts of raw milk
2 envelopes of Knox unflavored gelatine
1/2 C of yogurt from the store or from a previous batch


Before heating up your milk, make sure that everything is clean and have been washed properly. Fill up your non-electric food grade YOGOTHERM liner container with hot water. This will preheat your insulated yogurt maker.

In a stainless steel pot, heat the milk to about 150 degrees. Turn off the heat. Using a wire whisk, stir in the two unflavored gelatine packets into the milk. This is the secret to having firm yogurt. I then wait until the temperature reaches 121 degrees and stir in the 1/2 cup of yogurt culture from a previous batch or from the store. It is important not to add the yogurt culture until the temperature is in the 119-121 degree range. If it is hotter, it will kill the yogurt culture and if it is lower than 119 degrees, than it will not make the yogurt. I then pour the milk mixture into my YOGOTHERM yogurt maker.(More on this below.) Now place the whole yogurt maker into the refrigerator and wait over night.

Your yogurt will now be ready to be used in smoothies or to be enjoyed with some fresh fruit and nuts served on top.

Equipment Needed

I purchased my non-electric YOGOTHERM about 10 years ago from Hoeggers Goat Supply Company and it has held up fabulously. It is insulated to retain the necessary temperature for hours.1-800-221-4628 They sell it for $36.55.

I recommend using an instant thermometer that has about a 5 inch probe . It reads the temperature easily and can be used for many uses besides cooking. I have used it to check our pool temperature, air temperature, soil temperature, etc.

This process of making yogurt works every time for me and is the easiest method that I have found. I've experimented with many ways. So I hope it will work for you too.

Goat Milk Soap For Acne - Goat Milk Soap Recipes

By Marie Ackland

Handmade soap products are an excellent alternative to the mass produced alternatives you'll find in the skin product section of your local supermarket or pharmacy, and goat milk soap is one of the best natural products for helping prevent and treat acne.

When you're looking for a good goat milk soap for acne or other skin problems, make sure that it does not contain artificial coloring or preservatives and that it does contain 100% goat milk. Making your own goat milk soap for acne treatment is a good option, to ensure that you are only using the most natural ingredients.

So why is goat milk soap good for acne, as well as eczema and dermatitis? Research has shown that goat milk soap, when properly made, has a pH level close to that of your own skin and that it contains vitamins and other skin nourishing nutrients. The reason that it is beneficial in the treatment of acne is that the goat milk soap contains an acidic property which helps neutralize the bacteria while still allowing your skin to retain its moisture.

Goat milk soap for acne treatment can be handmade at home, using the cold process of soap making. This involves mixing lye and water with fat or oil, and adding this to the cold goat milk. For acne problems, using oils - palm oil, olive oil and coconut oil - in the soap will give it a moisturizing feeling. Once the soap mixture has been blended to trace, you can add fragrance oils or essential oils for scenting the goat milk soap. The soap is then poured into a mold to let it set, and after it has been cut into bars it is left to be cured for around 3 weeks.

Another way to make your own goat milk soap is to use the melt and pour method, where you buy the glycerin soap base instead of having to start from scratch with the lye solution. The soap base is melted and the goat milk is added, again with scented oils for fragrance.

As well as using goat milk soap for acne prevention or treatment, it can also be used to soothe other skin problems and is great for using on sensitive skin. Easy recipes for goat milk soap for acne, either using the cold process or melt and pour methods, are widely available and come in all shapes and quantities. If you are going to buy goat milk soap for acne problems, look for a genuine homemade soap and make sure it doesn't have any unwanted additives.

Marie Ackland - Soap making was originally a hobby of mine that gave me great pleasure, theres something quite satisfying about creating from scratch a beautifully scented bar of soap.

It then turned into a full time passion, creating wonderful soap for family and friends to enjoy. When a friend suggested I take some along to a local craft fair, which I did and from that day on I never looked back. I now have a great soap business which makes a healthy profit and gives me great satisfaction.

So now 20 years on from my first batch I love to teach the art of soap making. It can be frustrating at first but if you learn the fundamentals and put into practice my methods you WILL have great soap every time. []Learn To Make The Most Amazing Soap Today - Step By Step Guide

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