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The Pasteurized Foods You Should Consider Avoiding and the Healthy Reasons Why

Do you know if milk is good for you? It actually can be, IF you choose the right kind. Common pasteurized milk can harm your health, but raw milk may be able to protect you from disease.

Have you been taught that pasteurization is good for you?

Many proponents of pasteurization claim that it kills harmful bacteria without damaging food.

But that is simply NOT true. Read on to learn more about how pasteurized products can actually harm your health.

What is Pasteurization?

Pasteurization is a process that heats liquids and foods to kill viruses and harmful organisms.

Louis Pasteur invented pasteurization in the 1860's at a time when food production and storage were not nearly as sanitized as they are today.

Food (whether un-pasteurized or not) produced and stored in unsanitary conditions is what actually causes disease.

Unfortunately, the high temperatures of the pasteurization process1:

  • Do not kill ALL harmful micro-organisms
  • Destroy active enzymes in food
  • Diminish the vitamin content of food
  • Denature fragile milk proteins
  • Kill beneficial bacteria

Pasteurization actually "kills" food and makes it less nutritious.

The Weston A. Price Foundation has even linked pasteurized milk to health problems including allergies, increased tooth decay, colic in infants, growth problems in children, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer!

Dead Food v. Living Food

What's the difference between dead food and live food?

According to, live food has not been heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit for longer than 30 minutes. This ensures that the food retains its enzymes and life force.

Live foods:

  • Give you energy
  • Have beneficial enzymes
  • Retain most of their vitamins
  • Have been used effectively to treat disease2

Live foods are very important to the Body Ecology system of health and healing, and we recommend eating live foods, as long as they support your health and wellness.

Pasteurized Foods to Avoid

Here are some common pasteurized foods that may seem "healthy," but are actually missing key enzymes and nutrients to keep you at your healthy best:

These foods are best eaten live because they retain their original nutrients.

The Benefits of Raw Foods

Cooking food can be just as healthy as eating food raw, in some cases and for certain health conditions.

But this does NOT apply in the case of pasteurization, when foods are over-heated and most of what we dearly need is killed.

Our modern lifestlye, filled with stress, processed foods, environmental toxins and prescription and over-the-counter drugs is already killing the healthy enzymes and microflora we need to keep our immunity strong.

Eating raw foods is a great way to help your body regain what has been lost, giving your immunity a fighting chance.

Raw Dairy Products

Raw dairy products (from cows eating fresh grass, NOT silage) contain plenty of essential fatty acids, substances that can help you build muscle mass and lose body fat!

These fatty acids also stimulate your immune system and protect against disease.

Read The Powerful Anti-Carcinogen known as "CLA" & Your Best Sources of this Healthy Fat to learn more about how to get more essential fatty acids in your diet.

We recommend avoidance of dairy products containing casein in the early stages of the Body Ecology diet. But you may be a good candidate for dairy foods such as kefir, yogurt, and even some raw cheeses IF your intestinal lining is healthy and IF you have diary-loving beneficial bacteria and yeast living inside you in your inner ecosystem. If you love dairy foods and want to see if they are right for you, then introduce only one of these foods slowly and in small amounts. Give the microflora in your intestines time to accustom to this new food. Then slowly increase the amount you eat until you can digest it efficiently.

Remember the Principle of Uniqueness: each person is different. You may have been told you are lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy foods. But raworganic dairy products might be fine if they are fermented properly. The milk protein casein is a difficult protein to digest, so first heal your digestion by following stage one of the Body Ecology Program.

To help you digest dairy, try Assist Enzymes for Dairy & Protein. These digestive enzymes will help you break down the casein in milk and other protein-rich foods.

Young Coconut Kefir and CocoBiotic are delicious probiotic liquids that also help add dairy loving bacteria to your body so that eventually, you may be able to tolerate raw dairy products, like milk kefir.

Raw, living foods have healthy enzymes that help you digest food. If you struggle to break down your food, then try Body Ecology's Assist Enzymes for Dairy & Protein for maximum nutrition from your food.

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw, organic apple cider vinegar is a naturally fermented liquid that balances your blood's pH levels, acts as a prebiotic and cleanses your system. Centuries ago it was used to guard against infection and the Black Plague.3

You can add 2 ounces of vinegar to water for a purifying drink in the morning.

You might also like to sip a small amount of the same mixture during meals. This is especially helpful for digesting animal protein.

The raw vinegar acts as a natural digestive enzyme!

Raw Almonds

The Almond Board of California, which oversees the production and distribution of most of the almonds sold in the US and Canada, has (in response to an FDA ruling) recently reported that they will pasteurize all almonds (including organic) in an effort to eliminate possible salmonella poisoning, but the cooked almonds will still be labeled as "raw."4

These cooked almonds will NOT have the same life-giving energy as their truly raw counterparts!

Be sure to examine your almond sources so that you find true, raw almonds. We also encourage you to contact the USDA and demand that the new rule mandating pasteurization of almonds be re-opened for public comment and review.

It's time to rethink the whole concept of irradiating and pasteurizing our foods to kill bacteria. With today's refrigeration and sanitary conditions, we are not at risk like our ancestors were in the past.

If our foods are grown in healthy soils, if our animals are cared for properly, and if we build healthy inner ecosystems in our intestines to protect us against the bad guys, we can obtain the nutrients and enzymes our bodies need to thrive without the need for pasteurization. Pasteur didn't know this at the time.
In summary, raw, live foods can be a wonderful way to energize your body and benefit from the life-giving properties of real, life-giving whole foods. Pasteurized foods, on the other hand, are dead and rob your body of energy.

Your Body Ecology lifestyle can incorporate a healthy balance of raw foods, especially raw dairy products, apple cider vinegar, and almonds, as you continue your journey on the path of wellness.


  1. What is Real Milk?
  2. Price, Dr. Weston A., "Vitamins in Immunity and Growth,"
  3. Bragg, Patricia, "An Apple Cider Vinegar a Day,"
  4. Adams, Mike, "Food Scam: Almond Board of California to falsely label pasteurized almonds as 'raw,'", 5 Apr 2007.

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  • Chaoticblu

    As someone starting to question more and more about the world around her the older she gets, I have to say I find it quite ironic that people argue for pasteurization when the most common sense thing to do would simply be to not ingest something that isn't safe to ingest ( if you're going to argue it). Considering cow's milk was not meant for human consumption in the first place there have got to be other sources we are meant to consume that could give us the same vitamins and minerals.

    Not trying to get into an ethics debate because I have no desire to argue with anybody but I just feel the whole pasteurization thing is silly. Like advocating consumption of poison but only when you immediately follow it up with the antidote. And this is coming from someone who has grown up on dairy like most people ( just questioning things and trying to cut back).


    Drinking a tall glass of 'PASTEURIZED' milk(three cups) a day Is equivalent to and just as deadly as smoking three packs of cigarettes a day, with a hip replacement thrown in for good measure.Just read for yourself.
    Or try;↓↓↓
    The next would almost seem comical if not for the serious health hazard ↓↓↓

    If you are not yet terrified by these facts The milk industry sterilizes their products for the purpose of extending the shelf life at the cost of killing off their customers. Greed' the greatest hate crime' of them all. The F.D.A. needs to be removed. Along with these greedy corporate puppets and politicians the milk industry has employed. Pasteurized milk should have (at very least) a health warning required or better still. should be banned outright as a counterfeit and dangerous food byproduct..

  • Health inspector

    This is the most stupidest thing I've come across about raw milk. The risk of getting disease from raw milk is much greater than the beneficial bacteria, vitamin and mineral content that is lost through pasteurization. Plus there are much safer ways to receive the minerals, vitamins, and bacteria that are lost through pasteurization. Many other products provide beneficial bacteria like yogurt, kefir, and even supplements; milk is fortified after pasteurization anyways.

    Raw milk is harmful and has been implicated to cause massive outbreaks and deaths. In Canada, they started pasteurizing milk after an outbreak of Typhoid that killed 533 people in Montreal. Outbreaks from raw milk is real. There is an increase risk of outbreaks associated with raw milk consumption in the U.S. Your risk assessment is awful and you should not giving health advice period. Please stop.

    Take it from someone who studied foodborne illness for six years. has two degrees: one in Food Science and one in Environmental Health. Let scientists speak for science and let health experts give health advice. Shame on you.

  •,arctic kim

    This is real life information im going through. This now i want. To learn more very. Helpful thank you so much!!!!!!!

  • http://The Pasteurized Foods You Should Consider Avoiding and the Healthy Reasons Why Christine


    I absolutely enjoyed your post and agree with the comments that you made. See the 70-year-old vegan, I recently became acquainted with her on line site. I suffered many years approximately 20 years of my life, I went raw fasted and prayed and thank God I no longer have breathing problems, skin conditions I am healed by eating the foods that God made in their natural state. Biology 101 teaches that high heat denatures enzymatic activity; I really like the article that was presented.

  • Flynn

    Lynn, you've gone absolutely bat-shit crazy

  • Daniel

    Supporting live food is great, but telling lies about the food industry is bad advertising. As a biological engineer, i understand that there are debatable subjects around food processing, and i don't support some "techs" used, but what you say about pasteurization is a LIE! Milk proteins aren't fragil (pasteuriation lasts 3-4 seconds, it's not harmfull) and enzymes aren't "destroyed". in 1864 a man called Pasteur invented the pasteurization, decreasing in 80% problems related with bacteria and fungi infections. It's a shame that you do bad advertising just to sell pills... live food hem?

  • Lynn

    Pasteur was just another "useful idiot" for the one's who control us behind the curtain (the "money changers" who worship Lucifer). They knew what pasteurization would do to the food supply. Although there are numerous root causes of sickness and disease, (i.e., generational curses, sin, envy, stress, sexually transmitted diseases, unforgiveness, worry, man-made vaccinations, bitterness, etc.) the number one cause of sickness and disease in the western world is deceptive foods! Proverbs 23:1-2 - 1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Very slowly, read Proverbs 23:3 from the NIV: “Do not crave his (the rulers or governments) delicacies, for that food is deceptive.” You need to understand; deceptive foods are one of satan’s primary attack weapons. The devil will not stop trying to use deceptive foods to cause you to lose your health. That is why you must get to know God’s dietary laws and be prepared to put the Sword of the Spirit to your appetite at the drop of a dime.

  • Dovie Abshire

    Good to see people in my area concerned about eating raw & natural foods. Have you ever researched the difference in A1/A1 milk to the A2/A2 milk and the different route the caseins in the milk takes? If not research A2 milk on internet. have a blessed day.

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