Just got the info from my mentor about the milk we are drinking .After knowing WHAT MILK WE AND OUR CHILDREN ARE DRINKING…was shocked..just thought of sharing this post will all the mommies out there..

what is in a glass of milk that we drink and expect to receive in our body..


A1 and A2 are the two types of known cow milk available for consumption which are generic variant of the beta-casein milk protein that differ by one amino acid .All milk was once of the A2 type, until a genetic mutation occurred thousands of years ago in some European cattle. The A1 beta-casein type is the most common type found in cow’s milk in Europe (excluding France), the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Cows that have the mutated beta casein are called A1 cows and include breeds like Holstein.


  • What Is Wrong with A1 Milk?
  • The Difference Between A1 and A2 Milk
  • When Did the A1 Mutation Start?
  • What is BCM7?
  • Is There a Direct Relationship Between A1 Milk and Autism?
  • Risk of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Does A1 Milk Harm Your Heart?
  • Does A1 Milk Cause SIDS?
  • Is A1 Milk the Major Cause of Lactose Intolerances.
  • What Is Wrong with A1 Milk

Our ‘desi’ cows fall under the A2 category. In 2011, the Indian scientists at the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) proclaimed that the A2 allele gene in Indian milk breeds of cows and buffalos are 100 per cent, while in foreign breeds, it is around 60 per cent. New Zealand farmers have stopped cross breeding of A2 milk producing cows with A1 milk producing European breeds of cows. A2 milk is now considered the only safe and desirable milk fit for human consumption and is being sold across Australia, Japan and Korea and USA.

Why then, in India, at a time when scientists are extolling the virtues of the A2 variant of milk produced by our “desi” cows and shunning the A1 variant of milk produced by the European breeds, the National Diary Development Board [NDDB] continues to import Holstein bulls known for the A1 variant of milk?


A1 and A2 proteins affect the body differently.

When A1 protein is digested in the small intestine, it produces a peptide called beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM-7). The intestines absorb BCM-7, and it then passes into the blood. Doctors have linked BCM-7 to stomach discomfort and symptoms similar to those experienced by people with lactose intolerance.

The structure of A2 protein is more comparable to human breast milk, as well as milk from goats, sheep, and buffalo.

A1 vs A2 Cows Milk: What’s the Difference, Benefits, & Nutrition

There is an ongoing debate about the nutritional value of both A1 and A2 milk.

Growing number of studies from top milk-producing countries Australia, New Zealand, and some European nations enumerate the benefits of A2 milk and the health risks associated with continuous consumption of A1 milk.This article will look at the differences between A1 and A2 milk, as well as available evidence that support the A1 vs A2 debate.

At present, there are two types of cow’s milk available in the market, A1 and A2 milk.The majority of cows that are being raised in the United States and other parts of the globe are A1 variety.Milk produced by A1 cows supposedly produces opiate-like effects resulting in the development of mild to serious medical conditions .

The protein component in milk is made up of up to 80% casein .

Milk has several types of casein and beta casein is the second most common type casein in cow’s milk. Beta-casein comes in 13 different forms .

A1 beta-casein comes from the most common cow breed that originated in Australia, United States, and Northern Europe. Holstein, Friesian, Ayrshire, and British Shorthorn features A1 beta-casein genetic material. A1 beta-casein can be found on all commercially-prepared milk.

A2 beta-casein is protein found in milk produced by ‘old-fashioned’ cows like the Jersey, Charolais, Guernsey, and Limousin. Milk produced by other mammals such as those from human, goat, and sheep is similar to A2 dairy milk mainly due to the presence of proline .
A1 is considered a genetic mutation that results in the production of the compound BCM7 assumed to be causing the development of unwanted health conditions and illnesses among consumers.


When Did the A1 Mutation Start?

The A1 gene mutation began hundreds of years ago from Holstein cow breed that was then passed onto other breeds .This mutation of the A1 beta-casein proved to be highly beneficial to dairy farmers who wanted to increase milk production without the added costs. A2 milk is found in milk and dairy products produced by older cow breeds, have not been manipulated in any way.Thus many regard it as the better type of casein protein. It is found in milk we consume along with A1 milk.

A2 milk is produced by A2 Milk Company, and contains no A1 beta-casein.The difference between A1 and A2 is in the amino acid chain numbers.At this position, A2 features proline whilst A1 is linked with This mutation in the amino acid chain link of A1 milk is supposed to cause adverse effects in humans, whilst making A2 milk the healthier option.

What is BCM7?

BCM7 (Beta-casomorphin-7), an opioid peptidein A1 beta-casein is produced as a result of the breaking off of histidine in the number 67 amino acid chain during digestion .

BCM7 is the reason why regular cow’s milk is considered to be a less healthy option than milk containing A2 beta-casein. BCM7 found in A1 milk is known to have opioid or narcotic side effects and is identified to be the culprit of lactose intolerance in 1 out 4 Americans.The absorption of BCM7 into the bloodstream leads to the high incidence of autism, schizophrenia, and other neurological disorder.


Despite extensive and ongoing research, the extent of BCM-7 absorption into the bloodstream still remains unknown.Studies reveal that BCM-7 is absent in the blood of healthy adults, whilst presence of BCM-7 in infants is a possibility .
The presence of BCM7 in A1 milk makes it a less attractive dairy option due to the problems that are assumed to develop as a result of consumption of A1 milk.

Is There a Direct Relationship Between A1 Milk and Autism?

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by disabilities including problems with social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors.

It was theorized that BCM-7 plays a crucial role in the development of autism in children.Although there have been numerous studies trying to link A1 milk to autism, there are still no solid proof that can verify this hypthesis.In a study conducted by Russian researchers, high amounts of BCM-7 were found in the urine of infants with autism that were fed with milk formula.Over time, there were infants that showed the ability to metabolize BCM-7 at a fast rate, whilst there are those who showcased inability to process and excrete BCM-7 and other peptides altogether.

The study also reveals that those who were fed with formula milk exemplified delayed psychomotor development as well as high levels of BCM-7 in their bloodstream.

On the other hand, infants with autism that were breastfed or those under Gluten-free, Casein-free or GFCF diet displayed more developmental improvements with no traces of BCM-7 in their bloodstream .Due to some observation from these studies, there are some nutritionists who have started recommending parents of children with autism to start supplementing their diets with A2 milk.

Making the switch from common A1 milk to A2 milk is supposed to be beneficial for child afflicted with autism.Major improvements have been observed among children who regularly consume A2 milk sourced from Guernsey cows due to its high A2 beta casein at 95%.

Those who opted to provide their children with A2 milk also reported improvement in digestive function, communication skills, and eye contact.there is no alternative to milk..


Another study reveals that drinking cow’s milk over time may potentially exacerbate the symptoms among children with autism.There are also studies that showed that drinking A1 or A2 milk has no effect on overall behaviour .With autism, there are more than one cause to its development.Despite numerous studies that link autism symptoms to A1 milk consumption, researchers still need to find out more solid connections for the negative effects of A1 milk among children with autism.

My son Dhruva was not able to digest this adulterated milk was affected a lot by milk adulteration it is the casine in milk which we cannot digest but when I give him good quality A2 milk which I am make sure that it has been taken out in front of me so with that milk he can easily digest homemade ice creams homemade cakes gluten free cakes so that’s the beauty of pure A2 milk.

Risk of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is an autoimmune disease that typically develops in children. The illness is characterized by the inability of the body to produce insulin.Based on epidemiological evidence, the consumption of A1 milk is a contributing factor in the increased risk of development diabetes type 1 among children .Human breast milk contains A2 beta-casein only whereas pasteurized milk formulations may either contain A1/A1 beta-casein or A1/A2 beta casein.

Does A1 Milk Harm Your Heart?

According to New Zealand research conducted by CNS McLachlan, the regular intake of common milk containing A1 beta-casein inspires the development of coronary heart disease .

Does A1 Milk Cause SIDS?

The most common cause of death in infants less than one year of age is identified to be Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.It is unexpected infant death without clear or visible cause (28).Some researchers hypothesized that BCM-7 from A1 beta-casein may be the culprit in some cases of SIDs.

As some mothers may opt to breastfeed their babies up to 2 years of age, there are also those who prefer to provide their newborns with instant milk formulations instead .In one study, high levels of BCM-7 in the bloodstream were found among infants suffering from sleep apnea or temporary breathing patterns during sleep.Sleep apnea has been linked to an increased incidence of SIDS (15).

BCM-7 penetration into a newborn’s central nervous system may potentially inhibit normal respiratory system functioning as evidenced by abnormal respiratory breathing, hypoxia, and excessive levels of carbon dioxide resulting in sudden death .

Results obtained from these studies also tell us that some children may be suffering from hypersensitivity issues to A1 beta-casein in cow’s milk.

Is A1 Milk the Major Cause of Lactose Intolerance?

Based on studies, 1 in 4 Americans suffer from lactose intolerance – the inability if the digestive system to process milk resulting in the development of unpleasant symptoms such as stomach upsets, diarrhea, flatulence, and bloating to name a few.

A1 and A2 milk feature the same lactose concentrations.The makers of A2 milk contend that lactose is not the real suspect for the development of lactose intolerance, but a mutation caused by A1 beta-casein, a compound found in store-brought milk and dairy products.Some researchers say drinking A2 milk causes less digestive issues than milk containing A1 beta-casein .

Studies that support these claims reveal that apart from lactose, there are other milk components that bring about unwanted digestive problems.It was also suggested by scientists that certain proteins present in milk may be the major suspects in some cases of milk intolerance.

A Request to Indian Government…to save cow..

Why does our Indian Government, continue with its program of animal breeding and development policies that target the replacement and supposed “up-gradation” of our indigenous breeds with exotic Holstein Friesians and Jerseys, imported from Australia and the US?

India has about 37 pure cattle breeds. Five of these — Sahiwal, Gir, Red Sindhi, Tharparkar and Rathi — are known for their milking prowess. A few others, such as Kankrej, Ongole and Hariana, belong to dual breeds that have both milch and draught qualities. The rest are pure draught breeds.


It is observed that when official data records the average yield of indigenous cows as 2.2 kg daily, it clubs these dual breeds and non-dairy draught breeds together with the five top milch breeds and so undermines the performance of India’s best milch cows, such as Girs and Rathis — while establishing supremacy of the exotic cattle. Over the years, this has justified a policy that discards Indian milch breeds to promote exotic hybrids. First we blame our cows for low milk yield without considering the field constraints. Then we replace those cows with exotic breeds that are more vulnerable to the same constraints. The sheer fatality of exclusively promoting exotic cattle over “desi” cattle is much evident.

The 12th Five-year plan (2012-2017) continues to lend official status to the Government’s exercise of increasing productivity of milch animals by importing foreign breeds for insemination and cross-breeding. Are we hurtling towards an impending disaster? We fear for the future of our children.

Meanwhile, our desi breeds keep setting new records abroad. The flourishing of our Gir cattle in Brazil is sufficient proof of how ‘desi’ cows can perform with adequate support and care.

On the one hand, our new Government is promoting the “Make in India” policy, while on the other hand, it’s “Import” Policy in respect of Live Stock is steadily destroying our superior breed of ‘desi’ cows.


Millions of people revere and worship cows.people raise the status of Mother to the level of Goddess. Therefore, the cow is considered a sacred animal, as it provides us life sustaining milk. The cow is seen as a maternal figure, a care taker of her people. The cow is a symbol of the divine bounty of earth.


Lord Krishna, one of the most well known of the Hindu deities is often depicted playing his flute amongst cows and dancing Gopis (milkmaids). He grew up as a cow herder. Krishna also goes by the names Govinda and Gopala, which literally mean “friend and protector of cows.” It is considered highly auspicious for a true devotee to feed a cow, even before eating breakfast oneself.


Throughout the Vedic scriptures there are verses which emphasize that the cow must be protected and cared for. It is considered a sin to kill a cow and eat its meat. Even today in India, there are many states in which the slaughter of cows is illegal. That is why you can find cows roaming freely all over India, even along the busy streets of Delhi and Mumbai.

Ayurveda is a big proponent of the sattvicqualities of milk and dairy products. That is why most Hindus are vegetarian, but not vegan. Fresh, organic milk, yogurt, buttermilk, paneer (homemade cheese) and ghee, are all considered highly nutritious, and an important part of the diet. Not only do these dairy products provide important protein and calcium for our tissues, but are sources of Ojas,which gives our body strength and immunity.

Besides their milk, cows also provide many practical purposes, and are considered a real blessing to the rural community. On the farm, bulls are used to plough the fields and as a means of transportation of goods. Even Lord Shiva’s trusted vehicle is Nandi– the sacred bull.

Cow dung is saved and used for fuel, as it is high in methane, and can generate heat and electricity. Many village homes are plastered with a mud/cow dung mixture, which insulates the walls and floors from extreme hot and cold temperatures. Cow dung is also rich in minerals, and makes an excellent fertilizer. There is a big organic farming movement in India to return to ancient methods of utilizing cow dung to re-mineralize the depleted soil.


In such a spiritual land as India, one can find religious ceremonies taking place at any time and any place. Spiritual “yagnas” are fire ceremonies that performed to thank the Gods and receive their blessings. Cows even play a central role in these fire yagnas or Agnihotras. Scientific research has found that the ritual of burning cow dung and ghee as fuel for these sacred fires, actually purifies the air, and has anti-pollutant and anti-radiation qualities in the environment.

Ayurveda understands that some physical and emotional health crisis can not be healed by diet and herbs alone. They need the deeper and subtler healing of these types of Vedic ritual ceremonies to clear astrological past karma. The holy cow again offers its bounty by providing the ingredients in the Panchamrit, or blessed drink, that is distributed after the ceremony. Panchamrit translates as “sacred ambrosia” or “nectar of the gods” and is made up of 5 items – milk, yogurt, ghee, honey and sugar. By drinking this sweet prasadam, one is infused with the divine energy created during the puja, and is healed.
The Indian breeds of cows are a crucial part of the country’s ecological heritage. In the past, these breeds were developed in different parts of the subcontinent by selecting the best animals for their preferred traits such as milking capacity, draught power, feeding requirements, capacity to adapt to local weather, immunity, etc. The purity of such breeds was maintained with great discipline and wisdom in each breeding tract.




However, since the sixties, in a bid to increase the production of cow milk, the Indian Government has resorted to “cross-breeding” by using foreign bulls and semen. How damaging this has been is evident from the gradual extinction of our low-maintenance, superior and enduring variety of native breed of cows. Instead, we are now confronted with the progressive creation of expensive hybrids that require air-conditioned stalls, costly feed and medical care.

“Devil in the Milk” by Dr. Keith Woodford, an internationally published book, a ground-breaking product of extensive research, is an eye-opener. It examines the link between a protein in the A1 type of milk produced by many cows in the United States and North European countries and a range of serious illnesses including diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, arteriosclerosis, sudden infant death syndrome, neurological impairment, autistic and schizophrenic changes.

Let us together make a clarion call – then and there itself

  • Let us together join hands to secure our children’s future by saving our Indian breed of cows from extinction. Pass message to our Government to stop the “import of the exotic breed of cattle for the purpose of cross-breeding and insemination of Indian cows”.
  • pass message to our Government to extend the “Make in India” mantra towards our Cows…. “Develop and Promote our Indian Breed of Cattle”.

Our culture is like our blood. Just as blood plays a crucial role in our physical functioning, cultural plays a crucial role in our social functioning. Just as we often notice our blood only when we start losing it due to a wound, we often notice our culture only when we start losing it due to an invading culture. Just as we may not even notice the loss of blood if the wound is subtle or internal, many people don’t even notice the loss of culture when the invading culture wounds subtly by changing their internal values. Just as we need an x-ray vision to recognize the reality and gravity of the loss of blood, people need an intellectual x-ray vision to recognize the reality and gravity of the loss of culture.

What is happening in India today is nothing short of cultural genocide: clinical and total suppression or annihilation of native religion, language, dress, food, customs and symbols. Unlike other forms of genocide, where the victims resist and retaliate, cultural genocide often transforms its intended victims into its intentional instruments through value-perverting media like ads, billboards and commercials. These media window-dresses and dubs this cultural genocide as progress. Consequently, people embrace as symbols of progress the trappings of the invading materialistic culture: the skimpy dresses, the gaudy trinkets, the noisy musicals, the smutty gossips, and the JUNKY FOOD.The Bhagavad-gita (16.8-9) points to this self-chosen tragedy when it outlines how the ungodly become misled into celebrating untrammeled materialism as welcome progress. Those thus misled neglect and reject as regressive outside-in approaches to cultural protection like moralizing or moral policing.


Just as the cultural genocide worked inside-out, the cultural revival needs to work inside-out. This inside-out approach begins with urging people to undertake an intellectual introspection of their identity and destiny.we are dying bodies struggling in vain to satisfy our craving minds. This gloomy prognosis is becoming evident in the chilling statistics of depression, addiction, suicide, divorce and youth delinquency that inevitably haunt materialistic cultures.

A similar intellectual examination of Gita wisdom reveals a much brighter picture of our identity and destiny: we are everlasting souls with the potential for unfettered spiritual happiness. Our potential for happiness is tethered by unrestrained materialism and is unleashed by holistic living that gives due weightage to both our material and spiritual sides. This holistic living was integral to the devotional culture of ancient India. It served as a time-honored expressway for millions for millennia to activate and achieve their potential for inner happiness. Over time when people forgot this purpose of the devotional culture and became allured by the promises of materialism, then they started seeing the culture as restrictive and regressive.

But when Gita wisdom helps people grasp the purpose and potential of India’s devotional culture, then they start realizing that the culture that has sheltered and guides their ancestors for millennia is their indispensable and irreplaceable national legacy. This recognition inspires them to preserve that culture zealously – not just as a fossil from their national past, but as a freeway to their spiritual future. Pls save cow..


Updating this paragraph after one month of writing this article.

One parent asked me on my group Can we give A2 milk to my kid ..??

Amit not sure of milk as me and my husband have visited 3 cattle places near our home that places claimS to give pure A2 milk around 100 RS kg but have seen 1 jersey and 10 or 20 desi cow,they for sure mix..both MILK as jersey gives 10 TO 20 litres a day and our desi gives just 2 to 3 litres a day.

There are more factors what Medicine they give to cow. Have seen some sulphuric NITRATE Content medicine AND INJECTIONS for desi cow too..

So pata nahi baby ke body may ja ke kya asar karega..
I was giving milk since last 10 days but I saw changes happening Dhruva thoda hyperactive lagne Laga mujhe so ab to soch liya hai no milk for him..
And I haven’t given him milk for like those 8 months of his recovery.


If u can keep desi cow at your home and do not give them injection and harmful medicines and feed them grass , if feasible then surely u can give milk to your kid.

come on mommies get charged up and geared up and make the move…

love u all…

do post your queries on

Sneha Narayan
PLZZZZ. Save cow…

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