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The Prophetic Medicine: Milk As A Cure For Disease And A Great Video Interview on Real Milk, Immunity and Nutrition

Posted by HealthyMuslim on Thursday, February 05, 2009
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This is a very informative video on raw milk in the form of an interview with Mark Mcafee, owner of Organic Pastures dairy in California. There is a lot to be learned from it about nutrition, immunity etc., alongside the issue of fresh, natural, raw milk.

By the way did you know that there are many ahaadeeth in the Sunnah establishing the curative and healing properties of fresh, pure milk? The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) has explicitly stated that milk and clarified butter (samn), otherwise known as ghee, are both a cure (shifaa) and a treatment (dawaa) for disease.

Disclaimer: There is a musical introduction in the first 40 seconds, so you can turn your sound down until the 40 second mark. There are just one or two passing references to alcoholic drinks. Right at the very end there is some music to signal the end of the video at the 55 minute mark. By that time the interview has actually finished - so you don't need to watch after that part.

Compare what is said in this video at the 21:00 minute mark and onwards with the following:

From Abdullaah bin-Mas'ood who narrates that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, "Indeed Allaah the Most High, did not send down a disease except that He sent down for it a cure, except death. So upon you is cow's milk, for indeed it ruminates upon every herbage". Reported by al-Haakim and declared Saheeh by Imaam al-Albaanee in Saheeh al-Jaami' as-Sagheer (no. 1810)

Al-Manaawee, in his "Faid ul-Qadeer", an explanation of as-Suyootee's "Jaami' us-Sagheer", which Imaam al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) did a checking of, comments upon these ahaadeeth, so we will take some quotations from him in this regard , and these are found under the letter "'ayn":

... meaning, that it gathers "from all of the herbage", meaning from that which is hot, dry and moist (in its nature) and thus its milk approaches balance (in its composition), and when it eats from all (of the types of herbage) then it has gathered together all benefit in its eating. And this eating is for Allaah, not for itself, for if it chose that which is liked over that which is disliked, its eating would have been for itself ...

and also:

... meaning that it does not leave any tree, shrub, herbage except that it attaches to it (eating therefrom), thus its milk is composed of the strength-giving (nutritive elements) of the various shrubs and diverse plants and thus it is as if it is a drink [whose elements] have been brought together and cooked [in the stomach of the cow] and it (i.e. the milk) is a cure for every disease.

Other General Notes

We'd like to make a few general notes here which are of importance and which have a relation to some of the content in the video:

  • Your gut constitutes 80% of your immune system. There are more bacteria in your gut than cells in your entire body. These bacteria play an integral role in and are fundamental to the immune system. This is your internal ecosystem. What state your "ecosystem" is in has very strong influence on health and disease.

  • Food is medicine and medicine is food. Natural whole foods and precautions in diet, along with relevant and appropriate supplementation can prevent and repel ailments and illnesses without the harmful side effects of strong medications.

  • Today's chronic illnesses are all illnesses related to diet, nutrition and lifestyle. We aren't getting the right nutrients in our bodies, in quality and quantity, so our bodies end up failing. There is no mystery to this. It's plain and simple! We no longer have wholesome, nutrient-rich foods. We have refined, processed and sterilized junk for the most part in which nutrients have been mostly compromised, if not depleted.

  • A point specifically related to the video is that in the early 1900s, certified raw milk was used for feeding babies and all other (inferior quality milk) was required to be pasteurized. The introduction of baby milk formulas in the 1920s led to a decrease in the use of certified raw milk for babies over the following decades. This is in addition to the reason given in the video of the World War II being a factor in the decline in demand for raw milk.

To learn more about this issue, please download the PDF file and read through it. There's a lot there, but it is an interesting, informative, educational read.

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