In our endeavor of safeguarding the Vedic way of ancestors, we follow research-based inputs for furthering our goals. In this regard, we would like to refer to the book “Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk”, written by Keith Woodford. An eye-opening account of the whole debate around milk consumption. The facts and figures presented in the book have been compiled from around 100 research papers and population studies. The book underlines the shocking relationship between consumption of A1 milk and occurrence of heart disease and diabetes.
A1 beta – casein and A2 beta – casein are components of the protein in milk. The book and various independent researchers have extensively shown the various characteristics of all the components of this protein, including A1 and A2 beta-casein. Just to explain things in a better manner, the mass-produced commercial milk has A1 beta-casein, it is, in turn, converted into beta casomorphin-7 (BCM-7). It is this BCM-7 that ultimately has been known to cause many health issues. Majorly, A1 milk’s consumption since childhood has been shown to increase the risk of diabetes, heart ailments, sudden infant death syndrome (in milk consuming children), autism (when consumed by mother over a long time, before and during pregnancy), digestive intolerance and cancer. It also has been known to cause bloating, which ultimately makes an individual lazy and hence is indirectly responsible for a lot of lifestyle diseases.
On the contrary, A2 milk is totally free of A1-beta casein. It has been known through studies that our Indian cow breeds are quite capable of producing A2 milk. This A2 milk is not only safe but has been shown to add valuable health benefits to the consumer.
Nowadays, it is a hot topic of discussion amongst scholars and a lot needs to be brought out into the light. But the eye-opening efforts of Keith Woodford is just the beginning.
At Gauvardan, we strive to inculcate this healthy trend and bring it in line with the Vedic practices to bring up the stature of Indian cow breeds. The benefits attached to the Indian cow brees does not start and end with only dairy products. A cow not only gives back a hundred times more than what it has been given, it is also a part of our heritage.
Gauvardan’s vision is to spread the word of this unique heritage and help the people benefit from it through efforts of the various partners.