Super Healthy Milk  By Jo Robinson

Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products, Safety, Health, Economic and Legal Issues     
by Lee Dexter & Sally Fallon
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A Campaign for Real Milk     A Project of the Weston A. Price Foundation

Why You Don't Want to Drink Pasteurized Milk     Dr. Joseph Mercola

More Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Drink Pasteurized Milk     Dr. Joseph Mercola

Does Milk Really Look Good On You? Don't Drink It!      by Ingri Cassel

Don't Drink Your Milk!    Processing Is the Problem    Dr. Joseph Mercola

Pasteurized Milk and its Link to Autism     Dr. Joseph Mercola

The Mystery in Your Milk      Dr. Joseph Mercola

Don't Get Milk  Dr. Joseph Mercola

More Reasons To Avoid Milk     Dr. Joseph Mercola

Cow's Milk May Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk     Dr. Joseph Mercola

Milk and the Cancer Connection     Dr. Joseph Mercola

Raw Milk Now Available in the Chicago Area     Dr. Joseph Mercola

Help Support the Campaign for Real Milk!     Dr. Joseph Mercola

Baby’s Bone Health is Related to Milk Mom Drank While Pregnant    Dr. Joseph Mercola

Well Being Journal Online
Vol. 12, No. 5 ~ September/October 2003

    Feature Articles

         Homogenized Dairy, the Dependable Cardiotoxin  By Rodney Julian

         Commercial Milk: It Does NoBody Good  By Lori Lipinski

         Milk as It Should Be: Raw  By Patrick Slattery  (The story of the Brunner's)

         Why and How Genetic Engineering is Unsafe  By Jeffrey M. Smith

         Things that Make You Go Hmm…
           Dairy Mistakes

Why Raw Milk?  Why You Don't Want to Drink Pasteurized Milk
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Not All Raw Milk Is The Same!

What, exactly, is raw milk? Well, that's a bit tricky to answer because there's an incredible amount of variation in the product.

Ideally, it's cow's milk taken straight from animals fed only fresh, organic, green grass, rapidly cooled to somewhere around 36-38 degrees F., and bottled. That's it. No processing, just filtration, and cooling. Most milk produced today undergoes some form of processing before it reaches the consumer.

Diet is a major factor in the quality of raw milk. Studies have shown that over-feeding starchy grains can affect the acidity of the cow's stomach environment and change fat and nutrient levels.

This is NOT to say there's anything wrong with raw milk from cows fed a large component of grain, it's just not as optimal a food as grass-fed and lacks many of milk's self-protective properties. Milk like this, potentially more easily contaminated, should be tested regularly, as should all raw milk, for that matter.

Many non-grass foods (such as soy and alfalfa) contain compounds that mimic the actions of the female hormone, estrogen. While these can cause cows to produce more milk than they normally would (and thus increase profit per animal), some studies have called into question possible impacts on animal health and nutrient content of the milk.

Cows are ruminants, with a complex digestive system designed to break down cellulose, a type of sugar, and other substances found in the cell walls of grasses and other green plants they're likely to encounter while grazing.

Prior to the advent of organized agriculture about 10,000 years ago, there simply weren't fields of grain growing wild, upon which animals could munch. As mentioned above, a heavy starch load of grain can alter the usual conditions in a cow's rumen (stomach) and affect the composition of its milk.

Cow grazing. Milk from grass-fed cows has amazing properties, one of which is the presence of naturally produced antibiotics in solution. Another is the production of a beneficial fatty acid known as CLA, short for Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

Countless studies have shown that CLA has many potential health benefits. For comparison, grain-fed cows have as little as one fifth the CLA in their milk as grass-fed.

Some raw milk can make you very, very ill. Drinking milk destined for the pasteurizer before it's sterilized can be like playing Russian roulette, but with ALL the barrels loaded. Why? Mainly because cleanliness standards are far lower for milk which will eventually be heat treated.

In large operations, there simply isn't enough open pasture land to contain and grass-feed hundreds of animals, so they're often confined in manure-laden pens.

Supercows, bred for hyperactive pituitary glands or injected with stimulant hormones (such as Posilac) produce an elevated quantity (as high as 13 gallons) of milk daily, leading to inflamed teats. This condition, known as mastitis, pumps high numbers of white blood cells, or pus, into the milk.

Supercows don't live nearly as long as naturally bred animals- perhaps they're lucky in that respect...

Add the potential of toxic drug residues, antibiotics, larvicides, pesticides, fertilizers and heavy metals and you have quite a witches brew. Many of the outbreaks of food related illnesses blamed on raw milk can be traced to just such product somehow bypassing the pasteurization process.

You can see why humans have no business consuming raw milk produced by the large factory farm complexes that dominate the industry today. It's simply not safe for human consumption before it's processed.

The role of unclean raw milk in human illness is undeniable. Knowing that not all raw milk is the same is the first step in knowing which questions to ask when you seek it out for yourself and your family.

All of us at Midvalleyvu are very proud of the milk we produce.  Our mission has always been to help teach our Members about the importance of healthy and traditional foods, so that they can all feel safe with, and trust in the quality of the products we provide.

Click here to listen to a great comparison between processed and raw milk.....

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