Posts filed under Health and Research

Ecosystem Collapse and Climate Change in Australia

The Global Soil Health Challenge call on governments to put systems in place to put atmospheric carbon back into the soil, however Australian politicians do not seem interested.

Probiotics, pathogens and superbugs and their effect on health

80% of immunity lies in the gut. Many consumers have ideas about probiotics that are simply not stacking up to science. Biology should not be ignored when it comes to modern diseases.

Nutrient-dense food in Australia

Australians are coming to the realisation that our health is in crisis, because agriculture is in crisis. Food is medicine.

Thunderstorm Asthma Inquest

This article questions if the coroner's inquest will be able to deliver real solutions. Australians can get caught up in details, miss a few truths, and then over-regulate to create safety.

B.C. Fresh Milk Project

The British Columbia Herdshare Association is a non-profit society serving the herdshare community of British Colombia through providing support, education, and advocacy. They are doing some very inspirational work.

Consumer Funded Study: Does raw milk cheese prevent osteoporosis?

Milk builds strong bones, but raw dairy may also prevent bone loss (osteoporosis). This 100% consumer funded study by Johns Hopkins University wants to look at raw cheese and its effect on osteoporosis.

Farming is all about Microbes

Farming has been gravitating in different directions but the differences have never been so stark. Three systems farm for microbes but because of different inputs, values and expectations there are different outcomes.

Friend or foe? Bacteriological correctness

What is an open secret? It's a concept that may be known in certain circles but not generally acknowledged. The mystery guarantees that people will not be able to understand it or act on it.

The exquisite 'terroir' of raw dairy

With good farming practises dairy farmers cultivate unique beneficial microbes on their farms that can add value as it expresses in a desirable cheese or high quality raw milk. That's real value.

Thunderstorm Asthma? Is The Killer Storm avoidable?

Mass hysteria erupted in a matter of minutes as thousands were gasping for air in a mass asthma outbreak around Melbourne. Nine people died. There has never been an outbreak as catastrophic as this one anywhere in the world.

A response to a concerned doctor regarding Raw Milk consumption

This was a recent response written to a concerned doctor regarding raw milk consumption. It was written by Mark McAfee who is the CEO at Organic Pastures dairy in Fresno, California. 

The Grass-fed Raw Milk Movement

Science now show 100% grass-fed, organic milk is superior. Butterfat from pasture-raised cows is a major source of healthy nutrients like Omega-3, CLA and fat soluble vitamins. 

Gut Microbiota and the Immune Compromised

Food safety and health agencies warn the immune compromised against raw milk, but pathogens are all over our food system. Scientists say we need beneficial microbes but where can we get them? 

Protective Components in Tasmanian devil milk fight superbugs

Researchers believe the milk of the Tasmanian devil can hold the key to fighting drug-resistant bacteria. This milk builds a strong immune system that protects the joeys from infection and pathogens.