Camel Milk Provides Healthier Gut Microbiome

Where our Immune System is Generated?

A strong and healthy immune system is now more critical than ever because of ever-increasing infections in our surroundings. There are many reasons for the widespread infections, mostly because of climate change. So need a very strong and responsive immune system to safeguard our health from such infections.

Our Gut Generate our Immune System

The majority of our immune system is generated in our gut. It requires a wide variety of healthy gut bacteria for optimal function – our Microbiome. The healthier and more diverse the Microbes in our gut, the stronger our immune system and the healthier we are.

The Gut Microbiome Depending upon the Food we Eat

The quality of our Microbiome is directly dependent on the nutrient density and the Microbiome of the foods we eat, going all the way down the food chain to the microbes in the soil. The healthier the soils and the more diverse the bacteria living in it, the more nutrient-dense and microbially varied our foods, the healthier we are.

The camels browsing on unique vegetation which enrichs its milk manifolds.

Happiness is linked with the Gut Microbiome

A diverse Microbiome does not only make us healthier but also happier. The microbes in our gut are pivotal in regulating neurotransmitters, Seratonin amongst them – the happy chemical – a natural anti-depressant and a powerful immune system improver. So ultimately, our health and emotional wellbeing are dependent on the quality of the soils our food grows in.”A buoyant life below ground will take care of a vibrant life above ground – for plants, animals, and humans alike.

Camel Milk Enriches the Gut Microbiome

Camel Milk provides a diverse and healthier gut microbiome and helps in subsiding the infectious diseases and fulfill the micronutrients in our food. The camel keeping communities having slim and healthier bodies and strong gut health. They are rich with a diverse microbiome in the gut and enjoying a healthier and happier life. I have visited many camel keeping communities in different parts of the world and have found them very happy and healthy people.

Since I have been taking a glass of fresh camel milk daily to keep my gut healthier and strong, I always enjoyed a very healthy lifestyle. I have never been sick for the last 22 years. I run and jog daily and fell full of zeal and energy at the age of 51 years.

What works for you guys?

What works well for your gut health? Please share your experience and achievements in keeping a healthier gut microbiome.

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Survey on Milk Preference. A preliminary Report

The likeness level for camel milk is increasing and the people from non-traditional camel backgrounds are admiring camel milk as a supper dairy product and a natural pharmacy. This trend is going up and gives a very clear prediction of high demands for the camel milk in the near future.

Different people, societies, and age groups of people have different choices for different types of milk. Some like cow milk but the others like goat, ewe, cow or buffalo milk. I used a survey to know the preference of the people for milk. There were only 4 options on Linkedin and Twitter for voting. I asked for voting on 4 species’ milk, i.e. Cow, camel, buffalo, and goat.

A camel farmer in Africa pouring the white gold of the desert in a can.

Just as preliminary findings, I share some important points from the LinkedIn survey, where 145 people voted in one day with the top priority was the cow milk (42%), followed by buffalo milk (27%) and camel milk (23%) and the last was the goat milk (8%). The survey is for a week period both on Linkedin and Twitter.

It means there is very good awareness and preference level for the camel milk as it was considered a very traditional milk for northwest & horn of Africa and Arabian peninsula. Many participants from Europe, USA and Australia voted for camel milk. It is really a very appealing and pleasant trend.

Conclusion

The likeness level for camel milk is increasing and the people from non-traditional camel backgrounds are admiring camel milk as a supper dairy product and a natural pharmacy. This trend is going up and gives a very clear prediction of high demands for the camel milk in the near future.

I ask you to please participate in the survey

Camel Milk and Addition of New Products to the Dairy Industry

Camel milk needs to be further investigated for processing into value-added products.

Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence

Cow milk and its products have been dominating the dairy industry for decades after the industrialization of the food sector. The contribution of other animal species, such as buffalo, goats, sheep, and camel, is minimal. However, milks from these animals have great advantages and potential.

The camel milk is unique starting from its white color and glossy appearance and up to its therapeutic effects and processing challenges.

Camel milk, in particular, is a very unique and healthy product with especially anti-allergic and anti-diabetic effects. Several studies have shown that camel milk has some therapeutic potential in both type-1 and type-2 Diabetes mellitus. It is suggested that suggest that drinking of half a liter of camel milk per day contribute to decreasing fasting blood glucose, HbA1c, and plasma insulin levels in both types of diabetes. The healthy effects of camel milk are attracting increasing attention from the consumers…

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Camel Milk Protein Posses Bioactive Peptides

A medicine for Oxidative Stress Releated Diseases

Understanding about camel milk is increasing and the latest studies are coming with very appealing results. A study about the milk proteins (Casein and whey) revealed that the unique bioactive peptides of the camel milk works as a medicine for the oxidative stress associated diseases.

Ice cream made from camel milk

Study Published in the Journal of Animal Nutrition

The results of a scientific study revealed that both caseins and whey proteins of camel milk possess bioactive peptides with significant radical-scavenging activities and thus herald a fascinating opportunity for their potential as nutraceuticals or therapeutic peptides for prevention and treatment of
oxidative stress-associated diseases. The link of the article is given below. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405654518301082?via%3Dihub

The author is advocating camel milk with the theme of camel4life and sharing the happenings in the camels’ world. This piece is just a small step to aware the masses about the incredible medicinal value of camel milk.

Soon, there will be camel day, 22nd june is World Camel Day. In the below video, you can see the how the camels are social with humanbeings and how important they are.

Camel Milk Saved me from Total Health Collapse

No doubt camel is playing multidimentional role in the life of the million of people, especially in the driest regions of the world. To me, camel is a life saving creature. Camel saved my life and gave me natural health and vitality. I’m quite confident to say that camel milk revitalize my health and turned a sick body into a body full of stamina and vigor, because of camel milk. https://medium.com/@DrRaziqKakar/the-story-of-camel-milk-and-my-natural-health-b28cb22d743c

The world is celebrating world milk day (1st June), as milk is a nutrient of prime importance in the life of almost all physiological statuses and ages of people. I shall be celebrating along with my family and friends as a camel milk.

Usually, I take one glass of camel milk daily but on 1st June, I shall be taking one extra glass. This World Milk Day, for the first time, a global coalition of camel milk consumers, experts and dairy producers from 35 countries will raise a virtual glass for camel milk. This is the first-time camel milk is on the global World Milk Day agenda since the day began 20 years ago. Sales in camel milk are growing, as is interest, in this more natural, climate friendly and healthy dairy option – both as a stand-alone milk and as an active ingredient in camel milk products.

Camel milk saved my life when the load of antibiotics failed to show any impact against a infectious rheumatoid arthritis

Dr. Raziq

Camel milk works across a range of physical and behavioral issues, making it a highly effective alternative.  The fatty acids in camel milk are also better for human hearts as they contain more mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids than cow milk. Low in allergenic proteins, camel milk is also the best alternative to human milk and for children with severe food allergies or eczema.

The cow dairy industry is known to be a well-organized and powerful lobby force. Until now the camel milk private sector has been mostly established in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Mauritania. But with climate change and growing consumer concerns about ethics and farming, camel herders and camel milk producers are expanding worldwide.


The camel saved humans for generations in the desert.  In arid areas and hot weather over 45C, we see cows suffer as they need 8-10 times more water than camels to produce 1 liter of milk

Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar, a UAE based camel dairy specialist from Pakistan and Camels4All blogger

Camel milk is a natural pharmacy, it heals the body and give a new life to the body physiological functions. A glass of camel milk along with proper exercising can give you a great and strong immune system and can save you from malnutrition and infectious diseases.

Take a glass of camel milk and celebrate world milk day with the Global Camel Milk Coalition (Ad hoc). In this link you can find the complete press release of the global camel milk coalition. https://camel4all.blog/2020/05/26/world-milk-day-2020-raise-a-glass-to-the-more-natural-milk-camel-milk/amp/

World Milk Day 2020 – Raise a glass to the more natural milk – camel milk!

For all these climate friendly, natural and immune-boosting reasons, please raise a virtual or real glass of camel milk to celebrate this World Milk Day!

LOBAL COALITION FOR CAMEL MILK (Ad hoc) World Milk Day – Monday 1 June, 2020

This World Milk Day, for the first time, a global coalition of camel milk consumers, experts and dairy producers from 35 countries will raise a virtual glass for camel milk. This is the first-time camel milk is on the global World Milk Day agenda since the day began 20 years ago. Sales in camel milk are growing, as is interest, in this more natural, climate friendly and healthy dairy option – both as a stand-alone milk and as an active ingredient in camel milk products.

 “Give the camel a chance as camel is the solution of the complex problems in the emerging climate change calamities’

said Dr. Abdul Raziq, advocating camel4life.

The global camel milk products market size was valued at USD 10.2 billion in 2019.[1]  Camel milk is highly sought after for its anti-inflammatory, strong protective proteins, anti-microbial and nutritious value and works well for lactose intolerance

“The global camel market is projected to grow at more than 10% for the next decade, so more camel milk in the future!” said Dr. Bernard Faye, veterinarian and chair of ISOCARD, the International Society of Camelid Research and Development.

The unique health benefits of camel milk:

Camel milk works across a range of physical and behavioral issues, making it a highly effective alternative.  “Parents of children with autism remain a key and growing market, as studies show the milk is safe and effective and can lead to behavioral and medical improvements,” stated Christina Adams, author of several publications on camel milk and editorial board member of the Journal of Camel Science.

A growing market for camel milk

“The fatty acids in camel milk are also better for human hearts as they contain more mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids than cow milk. Low in allergenic proteins, camel milk is also the best alternative to human milk and for children with severe food allergies or eczema,”

Dr Tahereh Mohammadabadi, Associate Professor, Khuzestan Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Iran.

The Middle East and Africa dominate with more than 60% of the global camel livestock revenue. Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Kenya consume the most per capita in the region. Saudi Arabia is the largest market in the world at around 33 litres per year, per capita. North America is expected to grow the fastest as consumers with diabetes switch to camel milk to better control sugar levels.

The cow dairy industry is known to be a well-organized and powerful lobby force. Until now the camel milk private sector has been mostly established in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Mauritania. But with climate change and growing consumer concerns about ethics and farming, camel herders and camel milk producers are expanding worldwide.

For the past 50 years, camels are the second-fastest growing herbivorous livestock in the world, after buffalo, and has grown annually significantly by 4.5 % in the past decade in Africa (FAO).[2] The Middle East and the Horn of Africa camels lead the charge, as the second-fastest growing herbivore livestock in the world after buffalo (FAO).

Regions in Africa are switching to camels even where they never were before, e.g. Uganda and Tanzania « There is so much tradition and long-term use across the world, but we need more scientific research on camel in general  and especially on camel milk” Says Mohammed Bengoumi, Tunisia based FAO camel expert. 

Facing climate change on the equator in Kenya and Australia, more commercial dairy farmers are diversifying or switching to camels as they do better in tough, drought-ridden, hot climates and browse on prickly bushes and shrubs that most farm animals avoid.

“The camel milk industry is undervalued but could rival other foreign exchange earners in Kenya. Drought and the fact that 89% of Kenya is classified as arid and semi-arid land means many are shifting from cows to camels, even in southern Kenya,” said Dr James Chomba Njanja, Vice Chair of the Kenya Camel Association.

Every year an estimated 3 million tons of camel milk are officially sold and consumed around the world. But the true production level could be double that, at around 5-6 million tons per year. A fact of note is that 70% camel milk is consumed by the camel owners and never reaches the market.

“The camel saved humans for generations in the desert.  In arid areas and hot weather over 45C, we see cows suffer as they need 8-10 times more water than camels to produce 1 liter of milk,” said Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar, a UAE based camel dairy specialist from Pakistan and Camels4All blogger.

Camel herding nomads who have traditionally bred camels for centuries are also benefiting from the interest in camel milk. “Supporting decentralized camel farming through innovative models is a great opportunity to reduce poverty and to better food security in some of the poorest parts of the world,” concluded Dr. Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, project coordinator of the League for Pastoral Peoples. 

For all these climate friendly, natural and immune-boosting reasons, please raise a virtual or real glass of camel milk to celebrate this World Milk Day!

Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar, camel dairying specialist, advocating camel4life. Website: www.camel4all.info Blog: www.camel4all.blog Camel milk blog: www.camel4milk.wordpress.com E. Mail: raziq2007@gmail.com Twitter: @DrRaziqKakar For information, photos and interviews with camel milk experts worldwide: Samantha Bolton. Ph:+41 79 239 23 66 – samanthabolton@gmail.com – Twitter: @camel_wild  and  @sambolton007

[1]https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/camel-milk-products-market

[2]The global milk market grew at a steady pace of 3.89% per year between 2011 and 2018 (FAO)

Camel Milk Works When Other Types of Milks are Intolerant to the Gut

A mom managed her kid’s gut problem with the camel milk

As an organizer of the camel milk advocay international group, CAMEL4LIFE, I receive very good information and updates from the people who share their camel milk stories. I share the stories time to time here in my camel4milk blog, but hide the names of the storytellers for privace. Here is a message from such person, who shared her story here with us.

The camel ecosystem, Halloxylon plants and the bowl full of camel milk in Kharan Desert of Balochistan

“Hi everyone. I’ve been added to the group due to my son who has a cow milk protein allergy and severe eczema since receiving his infant immunizations. He was severely behind on his weight and height and has itchy infected skin which profoundly impacted his functioning, sleep, socializing, schooling etc.”

We did a GAPS diet, and detoxed with cilantro and chlorella and added camels milk to his diet.

Conclusion

And he’s now a thriving 7 year old. Great improvements to his skin, growth and functioning. He still drinks camel milk, as there is very very little cross reactivity between cow and camel milk and I feel it helped him to grow when most of what he was eating was causing bloatedness and diarrhea..

The unique medicinal properties of camel products

Summary

I have been working with the different aspects of the camel since last 2 decades. One of the most important aspects of the camel to me is the precious milk, which I call as “natural pharmacy“. It gives me immense pleasure when I see any development and scientific findings or a review of the published work regarding the camel, especially the milk. Here in this article, I shall be sharing a review work, published in the journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences. In this article, the scientific published material regarding the therapeutic properties of camel milk and urine are reviewed and discussed in a very good manner. The therapeutic properties of the camel milk have been admired and well accepted for different complex ailments. Though, personally, I have never been convinced of using camel urine (raw) for the treatment of a certain diseases. Moreover, any constituent can be traced out and may be used for the treatment of the ailments if proved scientifically.

The Science’s Interest in the Camel

Beginning in the early 1980s, more orthodox publications began identifying specific diseases and medical conditions that have been treated by camel milk or urine, including cancer, chronic hepatitis, hepatitis C infection and peptic ulcers. Even more recently, it has been reported that camel milk has cured severe food allergies in children who were unresponsive to conventional treatments and diabetes mellitus. Furthermore, camel milk is endowed with anti-malignant, antiplatelet and anti-thrombotic properties in addition to a host of anti-bacterial and viral properties suggesting, among other things, the existence of a very strong immune system, which was recently shown to be equipped with unique light-chain-only antibodies.

These claimed therapeutic actions have recently been the subject of numerous studies, and there is now mounting scientific information detailing the constituents of camel milk and urine as well as their therapeutic components. These revelations lend scientific evidence to support the current practice of using these camel products for their therapeutic benefits. The following review summarizes the current knowledge in these areas.

The camel milk is a real hero for the health goodness and I’m the living story of the camel milk consumption and wellness. I was used to be very sick with rheumatoid Arthritis, unable to walk and move properly. I started living with the camel pastoralists, consuming camel milk daily for a period of 3 months. I recovered in the camels’ county and enabled to climb the mountains. https://camel4all.blog/2015/06/16/my-camel-story-and-world-camel-day-22-june/.

I hereby sharing the link of an article, though published 5 years before but still a very good work (review discussion) about the role of camel milk as a health agent and natural . https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1658361216000238

Please do not forget to give your feedback in comments and discuss it in the forum.

Plane or Fermented? The Camel Milk

Fermented camel milk is more rich with lactobacillus bacteria which ensures high lactic acid, providing better environment in the gut for digestibility and intake of the nutrients.

The Good News and the CAMEL4LIFE

The good news is that, we are receiving very fresh and validated information/updates about the camel milk, both the scientific and traditional. The CAMEL4LIFE international group is growing and expanding its wing. The camel stakeholders from different parts are joining the group and strengthening it with the information based on their experience. 

Fermented CaM is Better than Fresh~ A thought provoking Information

Note: CaM is an abbreviation used for the camel milk.

Today, I’m sharing a piece of the fact, written by Dr Tahra from Iran. She
is working as associate professor in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources University of Khuzestan. She wrote about the fermented camel milk. ” The fermented CaM can lower cholesterol, and blood pressure because of some super molecules, produced during the fermentation process. Also due to the abundance of lactobacilus bacteria and high lactic acids, the fermented CaM enrich the gut’s functions and improve the digestibility and intake of the nutrients”.img_3976

She further extends that the fermented CaM works well in the diabetes management and glycemic control. However the fermented CaM is sour, more tasty, and attractive which making it attractive for kids and other classes of the people. As a traditional healer and herbalist, she is quite confident that the CaM, especially fermented can solve the complex health issues and provides calmness and stamina in the body. 

7 Points that Convince you of Consuming the Camel Milk

The awareness and sensitivity are increasing about the different food items among the people. The people are turning from junk to the real and natural food. The camel milk (CaM) is one of the important natural foods, enriched with super molecules, making it a food of choice for food sensitive people. CaM has unique properties, revitalizing our bodies and making us stronger and resilient against the stress and toxins of our environments. It revitalizes our bodies after sicknesses, stress, and hard work. In this article, I have tried to compile the camel milk story in 7 points to better understand this natural treasure of the food.

Camel milk is a super food because of many reasons, making it the top choice among the dairy products. The 7 most important points will be given in the following paragraphs. It is easy to understand and convincing to shift from other dairy products to the promising camel milk.

  1. The Ecosystem: The camels are living in an open, neat and airy environment, mostly depend upon the unique flora of the drylands, enjoying free and enough walk, keeping it healthy and happy. The milk come from a happy animal is richer than the animal living in stressful environment. So, the camel milk (CaM) has an overall positive impact.
  2. Healing Properties: The specialized and unique molecules and their ratio in camel milk, making it a natural pharmacy. Such a fine composition of super ingredients in camel milk enabling it keep the hormonal, blood, gut and energy systems of the body in best and efficient state of function. CaM is antiflamatory, recovering/revitalizing the body tissues due to diabetes and other ailments.
  3. Body Flush: Being rich with diverse beneficial microbiome and super mineral cum fatty acid formula, the camel milk flush our gut and body. It flushes the toxins we take in food or synthesize in our bodies because of stress and adulterated food. It cleans the gut and works as a natural laxative because of its super composition of fatty acids.
  4. Best for All: It is close to the breastfeed. It boost the immunity of the infants because of the nutrients and nutrients composition. It is free of allergen proteins and allergic lactose, making is the best suited infant formula food. It is rich in Ca and Iron, making it a super food for the woman and elderly.
  5. Brain Tonic: The camel milk has a great impact on the calmness and mode of the consumer, therefore camel milk improves the sleep pattern and mode parallel. Many autistic kids are put on camel milk in different parts of the world to improve their sleep and speech as well as the gut health.
  6. Immune System Booster: Camel milk boost the immune system because of its specialized protective proteins, higher Vit. C and Zinc contents. The communities who are on camel milk having stronger immune system.
  7. Shining Skin: CaM is a natural recipe for amazing skin as the content of niacin (Vitamin B3) in camel milk is remarkably higher than in cow milk. Vitamin B3 supports the function of the digestive system, skin, and nerves, and improves circulation making it a beauty and health tonic. Also, antimicrobial contents of the CaM heals the acne of the skin.
My friend Francios is making CaM chesse in Morocco.