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Does Milk Increase Mucus?

Most people have been taught since childhood that milk causes excess phlegm and should be avoided during a cold. The belief dates at least as far back as the Middle Ages, when Moses Maimonides wrote about the link in "Treatise on Asthma." Scientists say that the notion of a link between milk and mucus may have persisted for centuries, but it has no basis. The bottom line, though, is that any problems that stem from milk are most assuredly from pasteurized milk, NOT raw milk. Not only does raw milk not cause problems for most people--and it is becoming increasingly popular--but it can actually be considered a health food for most. For information on how to find raw milk in your area, you can read this past article

The Arizona Republic August 11, 2004