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Reducing Your Family’s Exposure to Man-Made Radiation in the Home Keith Cutter outlines steps to lessen exposure to man-made radiation at home
Living on the Mediterranean. . . Twenty Years and Counting Denise Clark debunks myths about Spain’s Mediterranean diet
- President’s Message: The shortage in baby formula (see below)
- Letters: Letters to the Editor of Wise Traditions
- Caustic Commentary: Sally Fallon Morell takes on the Diet Dictocrats
- Reading Between the Lines Merinda Teller Parses the Digital Identities and QR Codes
- The Wise Traditions Pantry Alison Kay on Italy’s historic reliance on lard
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- WAPF Podcast Interview Kelly Brogan embraces shadow work
- All Thumbs Book Reviews
- Tim’s DVD Reviews
- Vaccination Updates Pfizer Documents Confirm What We Already Knew: Covid Injections Are Dangerous
- A Campaign for Real Milk:
- Sally Fallon Morell compares formula for calves with formula for human babies
- Healthy Baby Gallery: More Wise Traditions babies!
A shortage in baby formula has dominated the recent news, a situation that has brought attention to our homemade baby formula based on raw milk—traffic to the baby page on our website is up 1000 percent!—and to the scandal of baby formula in general.
The main cause of the shortage seems to be the shuttering of the Abbott Nutrition baby formula factory in Sturgis, Michigan due to sanitation problems and reports of illness in babies who had consumed the formula—at least four babies sickened, two of whom died. The dirty little secret of powdered formula—powdered anything—is that it is never sterile, and thus calls for manufacture in the most pristine conditions. Investigators found pitted drying surfaces and water on the floor at the Sturgis plant; a whistleblower reported additional unsanitary practices and falsification of testing records.
The shortage brought stern warnings from physicians against parents making formula, especially our formula based on raw milk. Yet there have been numerous illnesses and even deaths attributed to commercial infant formula over the years. We estimate that about twenty thousand babies have had our formula during the past twenty years, with uniformly positive feedback—see two letters on page three, for example—with no reports of food-borne illness. Our formula was designed to correspond as closely as scientifically possible to human milk, which after all, is raw milk.
There is nothing scientific about commercial formula, which is based on powdered skim milk, not whole milk; is sweetened with corn syrup or sucrose, not lactose; and contains vegetable oils, not animal fat; and is devoid of cholesterol, needed for hormone formation and neurological development (see page 87). Commercial infant formula contains inorganic iron, even though human milk is low in iron, so as not to compete with zinc during the first months of development; it is fortified with folic acid, not folate; and often contains carotenes instead of true vitamin A. Moreover, commercial formula is loaded with aluminum. The list of shortfalls could go on.
Let’s hope that the baby formula shortage will bring more focus on the whole scandal of infant formula and the need to give our babies something better than a highly processsed substitute for food!
Meanwhile, here at WAPF we are getting ready for Wise Traditions 2022, with a great roster of speakers, an expanded exhibit hall and the delicious food you have come to expect. Visit wisetraditions.org for details. We are looking forward to seeing you there!🖨️ Print post