Most people consume “cooked” milk.
Six Billion gallons of white liquid.
Thats right…Americans consume more than 6,000,000,000 gallons of milk every year.
The biological structure of pasteurized milk is different than raw milk. Pasteurization is the process of killing bacteria through heat.
There are both benefits (pros) and side effects (cons) to milk pasteurization.
Why Milk Pasteurization can be beneficial
The pasteurization of milk has been proven to kill harmful bacteria. This is a fact.
By mass-cooking the milk, the bacteria is unable to survive in the temporarily heated environment. The bacteria is almost entirely obliterated.
As a result, you can get milk with an astounding shelf life of 30+ days.
The pasteurization of the mass-produced milk supply does save lives because most commercial milk would be generally considered toxic in the raw form. (Unhealthy mammal = toxic milk)
Not all Milk is Created Equal
The majority of milk consumed in the USA is produced by massive commercial farming operations.
This milk comes from cows who are given numbers and not names.
The cows eat genetically modified feed and are supplemented with additional antibiotics to keep them alive. These cows are not necessarily healthy, because the businessmen put emphasis on productivity. If the cow can produce milk, they survive another day in the dairy farm.
Local Dairy from real People — not corporations — is the way to go.
Every chef, cook, and nutrition enthusiast all agree on this concept: Fresh ingredients make the best meals.
More importantly, the quality of local dairy is generally superior because these people put their names, livelihood, and passions into producing the highest quality dairy possible.
You can visit the farms or meet these people at farmers markets. You can ask them about the genetics of their animals, or about how their local dairy has changed your life.
In the Seattle area, you can locate Raw milk at:
- Ballard Farmers Market
- U-District Farmers Market
- Madison Market (Seattle co-op)
- Marlene’s Market (Federal Way and Tacoma)
I believe in Raw Dairy
There are many benefits of choosing Raw Dairy as opposed to pasteurized dairy. Lets go over a short list.
- Raw Dairy contains active Enzymes that aid digestion. (These enzymes are deactivated during pasteurization)
- Healthy Dairy animals produce milk that contains beneficial bacteria. (E. Coli doesn’t hurt you when beneficial bacteria like Lactobacillus significantly outnumber E. Coli populations)
- The milk is fresh to market.
- A more pure, natural product.
Some people will go so far to say that pasteurized milk is one of the greatest silent killers in America.
I noticed that once I switched from cooked milk to Raw milk, my overall health and disposition improved.
Taking it a step further…Goat Milk
While Cows milk is the most commonly consumed dairy in America, it may not be the best.
In fact, milk from a Goat has a more similar structure to the milk produced by your mother. Human bodies generally have a preference to Goat milk since it is easily absorbed and non-mucous forming.
Raw Goat Milk builds Strong Bodies!
This is me after I discovered Raw Goat Milk.
Raw Goat Milk turned into a Probiotic Nutritional Powerhouse in less than 24 hours
I continue the process of “live” food by fermenting my Raw Goat Milk with my living culture of Kefir.
Kefir — think of it as liquid yogurt, but more potent.
Raw Kefir from the actual culture will contain over 30 strains of beneficial bacteria and yeasts. Folklore has said that people live well over a hundred years by consuming Kefir as a regular part of their diet.
Scientific research is lately catching up to what we already know.
Kefir aids in…:
- Immune system
- Muscular system
- Central Nervous System
- Quality of life
I consume Raw Goat Milk Kefir at least three times per week. Usually at bed time or in the morning. It is truly rejuvenating.
Other people have utilized Kefir for such health issues as…
- Ulcerative colitis
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Viral diseases
- Healthy hair, skin, and nails
- Yeast / Candida infections
- Bacterial infections (including antibiotic resistant strains)
- Muscle wasting
- Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
- And the list goes on…
I make no claim that Kefir can heal or prevent any disease, but I do feel strongly that Kefir is a healing superfood. It has changed my life, and given me hope during times of physical stress.
To learn more about Kefir, Mr. Dom from Australia has the most extensive knowledge-sharing website focusing specifically on Kefir. This information is highly valuable and I have read every single word on his website. http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~dna/kefirpage.html
Raw Milk from healthy animals is NOT dangerous
Even though the FDA will have you think that raw milk is dangerous to society, that simply is not true. Keep in mind that pasteurization was invented THOUSANDS OF YEARS AFTER the domestication of livestock for milk production.
If we were closer to our food sources, we would be consuming Raw Dairy. But due to the economic reality of mass-produced “food” consumers are uneducated about the reality of Raw Milk.
Fortunately, Washington State still allows the sale of Raw Milk.
Take a risk and seek out Raw Milk.
You might just find that you feel better, look better, and are healthier overall.
That’s a risk that I’m always willing to take.
Carry on my friends.