Print PDFThe Safety of Raw Milk PROTECTIVE COMPONENTS: Raw milk contains numerous components that assist in: Killing pathogens in the milk (lactoperoxidase, lactoferrin, leukocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, antibodies, medium chain fatty acids, lysozyme, B12 binding protein, bifidus factor…
Our milk inspector, Neil, and his superior, Becca, paid us a visit yesterday to check in on progress. Except for the lack of hot water, we have a fully inspect-able milkhouse. Neil will be back next week to draw a milk sample and conduct his final inspection. If we pass we will be given a plant number, and be cleared to start selling raw milk from our farm store!
Tried raw milk for the first time tonight. It is SO good. WHY is raw milk illegal?! I do not drink “regular” milk… I wasn’t raised on it so I don’t have a taste for it. But THIS is so different and so amazing. WHY is raw milk illegal?!?! Ridiculous.
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Why I Cry Over Spilt (Raw) Milk
My mother always told me not to, but I do. I cry over spilt milk. I sob, really. Why, you ask? Because raw milk is one of the most delicious, beneficial drinks one could ever consume. Yes, I said raw. R-A-W. Not pasteurized, not ultra-pasteurized, and not ultra-super-mega-totally-pasteurized. My milk is straight from the udder. Yum.
“But Katelyn, aren’t you scared you’ll get sick? What about salmonella? What about the plague?” No, to be honest, I’m much more comfortable drinking raw milk. If I can’t have it raw, I’d rather go without. Want to know why? Okay, you’ve convinced me. I’ll tell you.
Just like every other industry, Big Dairy has an agenda, and it probably isn’t an agenda with the consumer’s health in mind. Rather, it’s the health of the consumer’s dollar, which is doing just fine. In order to make gigantic quantities, these large “farms” skimp on truly caring for their animals. Instead, the cows are pumped full of antibiotics to keep them…healthy. Yes, these antibiotics that completely knock the internal flora of the cow out of whack are healthy. So is the corn-based feed, even though the cow’s body isn’t capable of digesting it. It’s all healthy. Just don’t ask questions. (Get it? I’m being sarcastic because it’s really not healthy at all.)
On top of all of this, the cows are over-milked. This, along with the antibiotics and low-quality feed causes the produced milk to be… less than desirable. It’s full of pus and mucus, for one thing. Pus is such a gross word. I don’t want to type it, let alone drink it. Same goes for mucus. Nobody goes to Starbucks and says, “Oh, can I have an extra shot of pus with that? And if it’s not too much trouble, a little mucus drizzle would just be divine!”
At this point, the farmers realize they can’t put this “drink” on the shelf. So what do they do? Pasteurize it. Yes, the pasteurization will kill a good bit of the bad bacteria, but it’s killing all of the good bacteria, too. If only there were a way to get the benefits of the good bacteria, without the bad. Hmm…
Oh wait, this is what we get when we drink raw milk. Just to be clear, I’m not saying that raw milk is void of harmful bacteria. It might have some. But here is the exciting information: 90% of bacteria are health-promoting for humans. 90%! WHY DO WE HAVE SUCH A WAR RAGING AGAINST GERMS? If we just let everything run its course, the good bacteria will take care of the bad. Instead, we feel the need to “fix” nature. The problem is that nature is way better at regulating itself than we are. We should probably “mind our own beeswax” and let nature do its thing—you know, because it’s been doing it for billions of years.
Go buy some raw milk. Just give it a try. If you think you’re lactose intolerant, you might be wrong. The process of pasteurization changes many of the properties of milk, and it makes it much harder for the body to digest. Since drinking raw milk, my asthma has subsided, and my allergies (both seasonal and food) have been dramatically reduced. By taking a sip of raw milk, you’re taking a sip of millions of helpful little bacteria friends: probiotics! Your gut will thank you, I promise.
If you’re looking for a source for raw milk, I source mine from Milky Way Farms. The owner, Mr. Peeler, makes deliveries to several stores around the upstate. Look up the closest pickup point at www.scmilkywayfarm.com
Got raw milk? I know I do.
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-The Health Zealot
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Made the Milk Run!
There are certain qualities I dislike about Western PA (namely the weather and the economy), however, the one thing I will NEVER complain about is the availability of high quality, farm fresh food. Le Ara Farms is just down the road from my house. They are a certified raw milk dairy. When I was writing my thesis on raw milk I random tested their milk (2 different labs) and it always came back with outstanding results!
My alarm was set wrong and I missed crossfit this morning. I hate missing my WOD, but, all is not lost. Rob said he was going to do one of Caro’s work outs today so I will join in. The last one he did was insanely hard so this should be fun!
But now I must run some fresh eggs over to my brother’s house. He smoked 10 lbs of bacon over the weekend and apparently has run out of eggs. This may be seen by some folks as a natural disaster of cataclysmic proportion.
Have a Great Tuesday Everyone!
With vague laws and high demand there’s a reason why raw milk is called mooshine.