Cow Protection and Krishna Consciousness

… a blog by Madan Gopal Das

   Mar 24

Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health, and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk


This groundbreaking work is the first internationally published book to examine the link between a protein in the milk we drink and a range of serious illnesses, including heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, autism, and schizophrenia.

These health problems are linked to a tiny protein fragment that is formed when we digest A1 beta-casein, a milk protein produced by many cows in the United States and northern European countries. Milk that contains A1
beta-casein is commonly known as A1 milk; milk that does not is called A2.

All milk was once A2, until a genetic mutation occurred some thousands of years ago in some European cattle. A2 milk remains high in herds in much of Asia, Africa, and parts of Southern Europe. A1 milk is common in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

In Devil in the Milk, Keith Woodford brings together the evidence published in more than 100 scientific papers. He examines the population studies that look at the link between consumption of A1 milk and the incidence of heart disease and Type 1 diabetes; he explains the science that underpins the A1/A2 hypothesis; and he examines the research undertaken with animals and humans.

The evidence is compelling: We should be switching to A2 milk.  Indian cows produce A2 milk.

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  1. Sachin Desai says:

    Thanx for the resourceful info we were searching for this info for long time. I met Dr. Kapoor of Himachal Pradesh who shared this information with us. thanx alot

  2. Saumitra says:

    What type of Cows in india produce A2 Milk? can you provide names of thir breed?
    Hare Krushna

    Ans – All cows which fit in description of Vedic cows. They may produce more or less milk in quantity but their milk is beneficial. Imported cows like jercy, holstein, etc produce A1 milk. The indian are called desi or gavathi in India. You can easily search them in books or net. For more info on vedic cows see

  3. Trivikrama Das says:

    Wonderful article!

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