Brain disease can be caused by factors such as alcoholism, accumulation of heavy metals in the brain, the genes you inherit, malnutrition, and even lifestyle factors. But a new discovery shows that UHT milk (also known as ‘Ultra Heat Treated’ milk or Long Life milk) is one of the biggest dietary causes of brain disease.
The genes you inherit and smoking are responsible for some brain disease, but the biggest cause by far relates to what you eat and drink.
We are talking about serious neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s and Huntington’s Disease. These diseases have one thing in common: they are all caused by damaged proteins.
When you consume food containing damaged proteins they cannot be used by the body and instead accumulate in the brain; over time they cause brain disease. This is supported by just about all the scientific research into this subject plus the many published studies that support this view.
How does UHT milk come into this? Up until now few people realized that UHT milk is very high in damaged proteins. Even fewer people have ‘put two and two together’ to realize that as a consequence, UHT milk is one of the biggest dietary causes of brain disease.
This hasn’t come to light before because it can take many years for brain disease to develop, and the growth in UHT milk is a relatively recent development.
UHT milk and regular pasteurized milk are two different products because of the way they are processed. UHT milk is pasteurized at about twice the temperature of regular milk (and 57 percent higher homogenization pressure). This changes the molecular structure of UHT milk, making it very high in damaged proteins.
In the USA and Canada about 10 percent of all milk sold is UHT, but the market for UHT is growing rapidly. About 80 percent of all organic milk sold in the USA and Canada is UHT. In many other countries such as Belgium, France and Spain virtually all types of milk are UHT.