Camel milk is attracting millions of people at the global level. The main attraction is its health promising characteristics. Camel milk might be super food as well as a natural pharmacy in the ongoing climate change scenario. Human health's challenges like viral outbreaks, super bugs, and allergies etc can be better addressed with the camel milk.
Isiolo, a provincial town about five hours’ drive north of the capital, Nairobi, has become a real camel hub already. Maalim and around thirty other women now bring about five thousand liters of camel milk daily to a distribution point in the center of the provincial town. The women receive support from the Dutch development organization SNV, which helped them finance a cooling tank. “Thanks to the profits of the camel milk I can send my eight children to school, and one even goes to university,” Maalim says, as she hands in her plastic yellow jerry cans full of camel milk.Kenyans turn to camels to cope with climate change
Currently, the milk is transported in passenger buses. But as the milk frequently gets stolen or goes bad when buses break down, the women are trying to get a loan to buy a cooling truck to transport the milk to Nairobi. “We also have plans to produce yogurt, pack our products and to export to Somalia,” she says and adds that an international airport has recently been opened near Isiolo. “We are facing a bright future – thanks to camel milk.”
She writes as “My argument leading on from my earlier statements, regarding why Simpson’s conclusion which explicitly implies “do not drink camel’s milk” is unsound is twofold. Firstly from a philosophical perspective and secondly from a scientific perspective.
It is well documented the symbiotic relationship between humans and the non-human world. The necessity, joy, physical and psychological health benefits. This is not new; it is ancient wisdom which is still traveling the world. It is not the “keeping” of non-human animals, be it for food or pleasure but MORE significant how the creatures are kept and how they are killed! My argument for free range and so forth. Furthermore, if one cannot kill an animal, one should therefore not eat the animal. This is ethical and puts one in a special relationship to such animal.
I ask you, Simpson, do you eat meat or any products from an animal? Do you wear leather or wool? By virtue of being “human “, we have all crossed this boundary.
I agree that the killing for killing’s sake, and using the non-human world for human greed, sexual exploitation and money is evil.
My position comes from “Deep Ecology” and an environmental ethic. So it is not wrong to drink any form of milk! It is the way the milk is collected. There is this western MYTH that infiltrated our psyche claiming that milk is unhealthy and causing cruelty in the production. Firstly, it is the pasteurization and homogenization that is killing us and creating allergies and gut problems. You can Google evidence for my claims. Secondly, I agree that many animals are kept in cruel conditions for milking and have their calves taken. This is too general a statement. That inductive reasoning is fallacious.
Camels milk is produced quite differently. I have visited many camel farms that produce milk and they are free range, stress-free and the calves are only taken for short periods, if at all.
An important environmental point is that “soft hooved” animals (camels) are far more environmentally sustainable than “hard hooved” animals.
It is well documented the medicinal properties of camel’s milk! Please research. It is this symbiotic, beautiful relationship that I am talking about. There does not have to be cruelty. Understand through Science what the non-human world, the sentient and non-sentient world has to offer is magnificent and awe inspiring. Many of our medical discoveries and medicines have been achieved this way. That is why we need to embrace and nurture, not have “dominion over”.
I am, for the most part, a vegetarian. I only eat what I can kill. Chicken and fish. I drink camel’s milk straight from the camel. I try and reduce and be aware of my carbon footprint. I do this as I am responsible for my health and well being and try not to consume too much of the health dollar. I am extremely healthy and strong in comparison to many of similar age. Food is medicine and we ought to understand this.
Finally, Simpson your opinion (and that is all it is) if fraught with paradoxes and smacks of “yuppie” ideology, giving very little understanding not only of poor countries that are kept alive on camels milk but furthermore the wonderful life-enhancing gifts that the beloved camel has to offer.”
The camel milk made the artistic accomplishment in Malasia. The story is reported by a friend of mine (Mike). He provided camel milk powder (Camelait brand).Camelait! Al Ain Camel Dairy Products to a disparate daughter of a diabetic patient. My friend was curious to see if its really work or not. The camel milk was tested for sugar control in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, the map is provided in the link below; https://email@example.com,103.5292765,9.25z
Denise NG, the daughter of the patient wrote as ” I was so stressed up when I found out my father has been diagnosed with diabetes, 1 week ago. Mike recommended this product to me. I did not really think it works as my father doesn’t like milk at all. But after I read through the information of this product, I persuaded my father and willing to give it a trial. Good news, My father’s sugar level dropped from 12.9 to 8.3 in 3 days time since he starts drinking camel milk. I was so happy when he told me about this. We mixed camel milk powder with the vegetable juices and Kopikosong Kopi tiam. It’s definitely a good product for diabetic patients. Cheers”
Mike gave some more details as; “medically diagnosed by the doctor a week before for diabetes. He suggested trying camel milk. The daughter got 1 box of 10x25g Camelait, drink daily for 3 days. Each day 25g Camelait milk powder. The patient is not a milk drinker and hates drinking milk, had no choice but tried to see if it really works. On next doctor visit, the blood test showed improvement. He is drinking Camelait since Wednesday (15th February 2017). The doctor checked again on Saturday morning and result shown that big drop”
The results are preliminary and based on limited data. The diet of the patient is not mentioned with the physical activity etc. Further details are required to make a concrete conclusion. I would suggest medical doctors make scientific trials with the camel milk powder, if it really works at the functional level, then it must advocate for recomendations to be used by the diabetic patients.
I have found that camel milk does have some interesting healing properties that may be of use in helping to heal Hashimoto’s. In fact, the World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences published a review article of all of the medicinal properties of camel milk:
Helps in reducing nutrient deficiencies. Camel milk is nutrient dense, containing higher amounts of potassium, iron, and vitamin C compared to cow’s milk. Iron is a very common depletion in Hashimoto’s.
Shows promise in resolving food sensitivities. Yosef Shabo, an Israeli doctor, reported a study of 8 children with various levels of food reactions (allergies and sensitivities) to cow’s milk dairy.1Camel milk was well tolerated by the children AND reduced/eliminated their food sensitivities. In some cases, even to cow’s milk! The effects in some of the children were permanent when the camel milk was discontinued; in others, the reactions returned after stopping camel milk.
Aids in resolving infections. We know that infections, especially gut infections, have been linked to Hashimoto’s. Camel milk has antimicrobial and antiviral activity, and has been reportedly effective against dysbiotic bacteria like E. coli, Helicobacter pylori, and even Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), a difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat the infection. All of the above have been linked to Hashimoto’s and other autoimmune conditions.
Promotes blood sugar balance. Camel milk contains encapsulated insulin nanoparticles that can pass through our stomach and get into our circulation! These molecules can lower blood sugar. Human milk and cow’s milk also have insulin; cow’s milk insulin is not absorbed by humans, but human milk insulin does get absorbed (at least by babies per the research). Orally administered insulin from human milk has been shown to promote gut maturation and to reduce intestinal permeability to macromolecules in infants, lowering their likelihood of Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune condition.2 Without further research available, I am assuming this is due to a phenomenon is known as oral tolerance—when a small amount of a substance is introduced into the body via the mouth and the immune system (in the presence of an adequate gut barrier) accepts the substance. I was surprised to learn how useful camel’s milk is for people with Type 1 diabetes! One study of 24 people with Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent autoimmune diabetes) found that camel milk was a safe and effective adjunct therapy to insulin in type 1 diabetes, helping people have better blood sugar control and reducing their requirements for insulin (about 50%) when used over the course of 2 years. Three of the 12 people studied were able to completely wean off insulin after a year or so. The researchers think that was partially due to the camel milk’s immune modulating properties. I have not heard of many other interventions that have helped people with Type 1 diabetes wean off insulin.3 A study of the anti-diabetic agents of camel milk
Contributes to thyroid hormone balance. Camel milk contains T4 and T3 hormones and may support thyroid hormone levels. While human milk also contains T3 and T4, researchers have stated that it is not relevant to human infants and that formula fed babies will suffer no ill effects by receiving formula devoid of thyroid hormone. (Author’s note: The sponsor of this study was not disclosed and studies show breastfed babies have better health outcomes).4 In contrast, thyroid hormones in camel milk are reportedly relevant to baby camels, helping them with the maturation of their small intestine.5 While ample research has shown that insulin from camel milk is absorbed by humans, I have not found research suggesting that camel milk thyroid hormones are absorbed by humans. However, based on some of the positive results I have seen with thyroid patients, I suspect that the thyroid hormones in camel milk may be of some benefit. (Please note: The levels of thyroid hormones in camel milk are highest within 30 days of giving birth. On average, camels lactate for 9 months to one year.)
Supports immune system balance. IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) therapy is a medically prescribed therapy that can suppress thyroid antibodies by using immune cells isolated from blood donation.6 However, due to its cost (in 2006, a 4-course therapy cost around $25,000)7, side effects (common: flu-like symptoms; rare: infection, skin peeling, fluid overload, kidney damage, liver damage, and meningitis), and difficult route of administration (through a slow intravenous infusion that has to be given every 3-4 weeks), the therapy is usually reserved for Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy, an acute, life-threatening condition where thyroid antibodies attack the brain. Camel milk has been called the “poor man’s IVIG,” because it contains immunoglobulins that can modulate the immune system. Camel immunoglobulins pass from the camel milk into our bloodstream and have shown potential in modulating the immune system. They are also less likely to cause side effects and are so much more convenient to intake (not to mention a lot cheaper!!).Camel! A One in All Creatures
Reduces thyroid peroxidase antibodies. Lactoferrin in camel milk is reportedly 71% similar in relation to human thyroid peroxidase, which may help our bodies to regain acceptance of our own thyroid peroxidase enzymes, potentially reducing thyroid antibodies via the oral tolerance mechanism. Oral tolerance is an immune modulating intervention that introduces tiny amounts of the reactive substance in an easily digestible and absorbable way to teach the body that the substance is safe (similar to how allergy shots work). This method has been utilized in thyroid disease using thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin from human thyroid glands.8 More research is needed in this area but I think this sounds promising as an adjunct to other lifestyle changes. I’m guessing that if you are not interested in taking extracts from human thyroid glands, camel milk is a more viable option!
**Please note: The camel milk has to be raw and it can’t be boiled in order for it to retain many of these properties. Freezing and pasteurizing does seem to retain all of the benefits.9
The philosophy of symbiosis is really great and incredible. All my ideas of natural health are based on this philosophy. I’m never in favor of killing microorganisms in the body, instead, I want to give them the symbiotic liberty of life. But my philosophy is not articulated only around the living things, also the symbiotic balance of hot and cold, dry and wet, secretary and non-secretary etc also have the symbiotic nature. I do not want to go into details of this philosophy.
The gut (gastrointestinal tract) is the backbone of the natural health systems. When the gut’s health, especially its symbiotic health is maintained, other parts of the health remain stable and strong. In my view, the synthetic products, especially antibiotics, snacks, processed food etc disturb the gut symbiotic health and result into a very complicated and ill health.
My studies revealed that there are many measures and natural products helping to keep the gut’s health intact, but the camel milk is really incredible. It promotes the healthy and strong culture of microflora in the gut because of a unique protein in milk (which bypass from the acidic medium of the stomach and reach to the small intestine) which can nurture the microflora in the small intestine and promote natural and sustainable healthUnique Benefits of Camel Milk. I, therefore, promote camel milk.
A gift of nature and gold of desert, the camel milk (CM) is miraculously proving as a superfood and natural flush. Because of the appreciable level and unique combination of nutrients (minerals, vitamins, protein, and fatty acids etc.), CM has medicinal properties covering a wide range of ailments. Such ailments wide in range and comprising of autoimmune diseases, allergies, asthma, rashes, diabetes, liver disorders, rheumatism, inflammatory conditions, piles, urethral irritation, infectious diseases, stress/depression, peptic ulcers and even cancer.
The manifolds enriched levels of minerals (potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, sodium and zinc) than cow milk, making it a strong flush for body toxins. The flushing of toxins is the utmost need of time as we are taking toxins from the poisonous croplands. The Poisonous Fields
Camel milk is use as the aphrodisiac, especially in the stressful conditions of the dry hot weather. The appealing level of Nanobodies in CM making it very special tonic for making the mood. As well as CM is a nervine tonic and helps in good eyesight. The pastoral people depending on camel milk rarely get weak eyesight.
A Natural Recipe for Amazing Skin: 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. Camel milk contains five times more vitamin C compared to cow milk. Vitamin C is anti-infectious and is very important for human health, especially in dry and deserted areas.
Full Stop to Diabetes
Camel milk contains insulin-like protein and is therefore used to treat Diabetes mellitus. Such insulin is capsulated in fats molecules which cannot be denatured (does not coagulate easily because of fat coating) in the acidic medium of a stomach. Such property of Camel milk enhances protein absorption. A study conducted on Raika people (a camels’ nomad community of Rajasthan India) revealed that the zero percent diabetes incidence persisted only in habitual consumers of camel milk, while non-camel milk consuming Raika had a more standard five to six percent incidence of diabetes.Camel Milk Helps Prevent Diabetes
Ensures Super immune system
The wonderful protein of CM (protective amino acids and immunoglobulin) is a booster of the immune system and nutritional advantages for brain development. CM contains 25-30 times as much lactoferrin as cow milk. Lactoferrin is a fairly recently discovered iron-containing protein that has been shown to have antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-carcinogenic effects. Therefore, a combination of lactoferrin (bactericidal and iron-binding properties) and lysozyme ( an enzyme which catalyzes the destruction of the cell walls of certain bacteria) ensure super immune system. A recent study revealed that camel milk has anti-genotoxic (prevent toxification in gene and prevent mutation) and anti-cytotoxic (prevent toxification in the cell). The Nanobodies play an incredible role in this regard.
A Dedication to the children World
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) responding positively after therapy that included camel milk. The low quantity of beta casein and the lack of beta-lactoglobulin are linked to the hypo-allergic effects of camel milk. Because of the low lactose content, it does not cause lactose intolerance problem in infants. CM has 100 times more D-Lactate as compared to cow milk. D-Lactate is very health promising contrary to L-lactate which is toxic and causes an allergy found in cows’ milk. Camel milk can be the best replacement of infant food after the mother’s breast because of its child-friendly lactose.
The Bucket of Healthy Fatty Acids (Fats)
Camels’ milk fat contains the much higher concentration of long-chained fatty acids (C 14 – C 18) than short-chained fatty acids and is, therefore, healthier. The Omega 3 and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) are even more important among the other fatty acids. CM have 3 times more Omega 3 and CLA than naturally grazing cows’ milk. Such compounds are attracting young generations to be kept healthy and attractive. Easy Understandable But Important Features of Camel Milk
Conclusion and Vision
In spite of the uniqueness of camel milk, the awareness among the young generation is very superficial. They prefer Redbull, soda water, Coca Cola, and Pepsi like soft drinks which are a burden on the physiological system of the human body and give very temporary freshness and satisfaction. The taurine (synthetic) in the Redbull is an alarming threat to brain health and has been banned in some Scandinavian countries. I would suggest UAE government promote camel milk among young generations and take it as a part of Emiratization initiatives. UAE is the only country at a global level producing bulk quantity of pasteurized milk which is a pure Emirates product. A wide range of camel milk products are available in the market ranging from Icecream to flavoured milk. Camelait! Al Ain Camel Dairy ProductsThe expats of the UAE can gift camel milk powder to their friends and families in their own countries.
م النشر بتاريخ: 2016/08/16 ، بوساطة البروفيسور عبد الرازق كاكر.
هل حقا فيروس الكورونا ( متلازمة الشرق الاوسط التنفسية) ينتقل من خلال الجمل العربي(وحيد السنام)؟
هل متلازمة الشرق الاوسط التنفسية (فيروس الكورونا) ينتقل من الجمال ؟
هذا في الحقيقة سؤال اليوم.
هناك مقالة تم نشرها في صحيفة اخبار محلية حول وجود فايروس الكورونا في الافرازات الانفية للجمال (الابل)، دراسة ابوظبي تربط بين مزارع الجمال (الابل) وانتشار فايروس الكورونا
ها هنا استجابة ورد علمي على المقال التي تم نشرها في صحيفة الوطن (ذا ناشيونال نيوز)بتاريخ 8-8-2016
حسب الدراسات العلمية فإن فايروس الكورونا موجود على الاكثر في غالبية جمال افريقيا والشرق الاوسط، لا نعلم لغاية الان حول الجمال(الابل) الجنوب اسيوية وذلك بسبب عدم وجود دراسات عنها لغاية الان
ان فايروس الكورونا (متلازمة الشرق الاوسط التنفسية) تم العثور عليها في الخفافيش والجمال حيث ان كلا الحيوانين يحتضن الفايروس فقط
هناك دراسة صينية كشفت ان الفايروس موجود فقط في الخفافيش، ووفقاً ل برنارد فاي في مزرعته في السعودية ان كل الجمال(الابل) كانت نتائج فحوصاتها ايجابية تثبت وجود فايروس الكورونا فيها ولكن; لم يكن هناك اي دليل على انتقال الفايروس من الجمال(الابل) الى العاملين في المزرعة ولا يوجد اي اشارة الى الاصابة على مدار 3 سنوات الماضية
وافاد العديد من العاملين في مجال الجمال(الابل)-(اصحاب مزارع، مزارعين، عمال وغيرهم) بأنهم لم يلاحظوا اي اصابة من هذا القبيل
(ووفقاً لدراسة بحثية مشهورة تم اجارئها بوسطة الدكتور وارنري (المدير العلمي للمختبر البيطري في دبي
Priv. Doz. Dr. Dr. habil. U. Wernery Scientific Director, CVRL
فانه نادراً ما ينتقل الفايروس من الجمال(الابل) الى الانسان ، هناك فقط احتمالية وفرصة ضئيلة للغاية لؤلائك الذين هم مرضى جداً ولديهم مناعة ضعيفة، وهي ايضاً (الكورونا) لا تؤثر على صحة الجمال ايضاً
فقط السيلان الانفي يمكن ملاحظته في صغار الابل المولودة حديثاً
الفايروس موجود في مادة السيلان الانفي ويمكن انتقاله فقط من خلال الانف ، ولذلك فان الدراسات التي تم اجراؤها تمت من خلال اخذ مسحة من الانف(من انف الجمال) كمصدر للفايروس
ان منتجات الجمال(الابل)، وخصوصاً حليب الابل ولحومها هي امنة 100% حيث أن هذا الفايروس لا يستطيع البقاء في درجات حرارة اقل من 4 سيليسيوس وفوق 20 سيليسيوس، ايضاً الفايروس لا ينتشر في الحليب واللحم
لا يوجد هناك سبب لإعتبار حليب النوق او لحومها يمكن ان تكون وسيلة للتلوث ، حيث ان الفايروس يفرز عن طريق الجهاز التنفسي
:الجانب الاخر من القصة – المرآة
في الواقع وعندما قرأت مقالات كثيرة متعددة من الصحافة في السنوات الأخيرة، فانه يبدو ان هناك دافع محفز سياسي ومالي لترويع الناس خصوصاً مع اقتراب موسم الحج في السعودية (حيث ملايين الناس يذهبون للحج)، حيث تكمن الفرصة في بييع اللقاحات والمضادات الحيوية
! في عالم التجارة والأعمال لا يوجد اي قوانين ابداً
:الرسالة الرئيسية من هذه المقالة
.لا يوجد اي داعي للقلق وتجنب منتجات الجمال (الابل)، وواكبوا على استعمال حليب النوق كما في السابقة
This Article is originally written in English and was translated by Mr. Iyad Tammam
is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is really transmitting from Camel? This is the burning question of the day. An article published in a local newspaper regarding the presence of MERS-CoV in camel nasal discharge.Abu Dhabi study links camel farms to spread of Mers virus
Here is the Scientific Response to the 8th August Article in The National
“According to the scientific studies; the MERS-CoV is present in the almost majority of the camels in Africa and the Middle East. We do not know about the South Asian camels yet; as there is no study up to date.
MERS-CoV is found in Bat and camel both as both animals are the reservoirs for it. One Chinese study revealed that it is found in the Bat only. According to Bernard Faye, in his camel farm in KSA, all the camels were MERS-CoV positive but there was no sign of Virus transmission into the workers also no camel showed sign of infection in the 3 years period of time. Many other colleagues (camel owners, farmers, workers and more) told that they have not noticed any such infection.
According to a very reputable research study conducted by Wernery et al (the scientific director of the central veterinary lab of Dubai) Priv. Doz. Dr. Dr. habil. U. Wernery Scientific Director, CVRL, the virus is rarely transmitted from camel to human. Only there is very little chance of transmission for those who are already very weak and sick facing immuno-depression.
It does not affect the camel health either. Only nasal discharge can be noticed in the newborn calves. The virus is found in nasal discharge and transmitted via nasal way, therefore studies conducted used nasal swab as the source of the virus.
The camel products, especially the milk and meat are 100% safe as this virus has no viability below 4C and above 20C. Also, the virus is not discharging in milk and meat. There is no reason to consider that camel milk or meat could be a way of contamination as the virus is excreted only by the respiratory way.
The Other Side of Mirror
Actually, when I read much more articles from the general press of the last few years. It looks like a political/business motive to terrify the people at the occasion of Islamic ritual of Hajj in Saudi (million of people attend) and to sell vaccine in future. In business, there is no rule at all.
The Main Message: So there are no worries, do not avoid camel products. Please use camel milk as before.
The Scientists are agreed that the products, especially milk coming from a happy and comfortable animal are far better than the animal in distressed conditions with a sad feeling. Now it is yours’ choice, either you take milk from a happy animal or a sad animal as both types are available in the market. I’m convinced that some cow farmings are eco-friendly and green but the majority have the sad cows. If compared to camel dairying, the cow production system is much behind in quality and happiness index. A brief view of both types of farming systems (the sad cow and the happy camel) is given in the ensuing lines.
The Happy Animal: Camel farming is very eco-friendly, natural, clean, dry & airy, shiny and completely free of any foul smell. This clean environment ensures the quality of livelihood of the camel and the absence of pathogenic microorganisms. Camel is really a lucky and happy animal living in such a great place of living.
Consuming less water, adapted to high ambient temperatures make this animal even more special and adapted happy animal. In the same climatic zone, the dairy cow needs a lot of water for drinking, cooling and cleaning purposes, may be more than 5 times compared to the camel. The milk produced from a happy animal (here happy animal means camel) is very rich in nutrients than sad animals. The overall environment where animals are raised has an additional effect on the milk quality.
Additionally, the camel’s milk quality is entirely different, especially in the context of micro but essential nutrients. For details, please go to the link below; Camel! A One in All Creatures.
“Camel milk protein is coated with fats, which enhance protein absorption. It passes the acidic stomach undisturbed (does not coagulate easily because of fat coating) and reaches the intestines for absorption”.
The Sad animal: Now look at the sad animal. She is not happy and lives in the slurry and uncomfortable situation. She is in a panic situation. What do you think! Can the milk be the same? No, not at all. The altered hormonal profile due to the stress makes the milk quality unhealthy. It is also a fact that the microorganisms grow better in the products of the stressed animal as stress are the driving force of lower immunity.
Even if she lives in very natural condition her milk is not equal to the milk of camels. Camel is the special gift of nature and the milk is the treasure of health. Let’s live natural health and promote the natural way of life.Cow’s Milk: A Cruel and Unhealthy Product
Lets’ join our efforts to promote camel’s products especially milk. The Camels4Life is struggling for the advocacy of camel and camel’s keepers. Alain Doctor Sees Potential in Camel, Camel is the future of humankind to secure food availability in the climate change scenario.
Please come to the sources of the natural health. I assure you camels’ milk really works. Look the use of antibiotics at such a high level in dairy sector and other spheres of life. Slow, natural and ecofriendly foods can save the health of humanity.
We disagree with having cows filled with antibiotics, primarily because of the problems created by bacterial resistance to drugs given without cause. But now we’re learning that there’s even more wrong with antibiotics in cattle: their dung releases more methane. Catherine Elton reports for Conservation Magazine: Antibiotic use and overuse in livestock has long been […]