The A1 vs A2 Debate: Understanding the Beta-Casein Types
A1 versus A2 (continued)
BCM 7 has been shown in research outlined in Cowan’s intro to Dr. Keith Woodford’s book,The Devil In The Milk, to cause neurological impairment in animals and people exposed to it, especially autistic and schizophrenic changes. BCM 7 interferes with the immune response. As well, Dr. Cowan states, “BCM 7 selectively binds to the epithelial cells in the mucus membranes (i.e. the nose) and stimulates mucus secretion.” He goes on to state, “…basically all American dairy cows have this mutated beta-casein and are predominantly A1 cows.” And that, “When you take A1 cow milk away, and stimulate one’s own endorphins instead of the toxic opiate of BCM 7, some amazing health benefits ensue.”
The good news is that the absorption of BCM 7 is much less in people with a healthy GI tract. Keep in mind, some people obviously tolerate it and feel that they benefit from drinking raw milk. What’s more, BCM 7 is not found in goat’s or sheep’s milk.
A2 cows are found in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and in what is playfully being attributed to as culinary snobbery, you should be safe eating raw cheese and dairy in France. Long ago, the French complained that A1 milk “tasted lousy” and have remained exclusively loyal to an A2 cow population!