Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Raw Milk Happy Hour

Slurp, slurp, slurp. Knock, knock, knock."Who is it?" "It's John Law Ma'am. We caught wind of a raw milk happy hour. We are concerned about the safety of your health."
"Thanks for the concern boys, but you can go ahead and call off your back up, I'm not armed. Would it make you feel better if I told you I was just enjoying some USDA approved corn syrup products, pasteurized yogurt colored with red #3, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils instead?"
"Well, you see, those items are legal Ma'am, so I suppose it would."
"Hummm. . . good to know. Thanks boys. Sure you don't want to join me for a homemade cookie and some sweet jersey milk from a green pasture down the road?" . . . . . . . . . . .

Slurp, slurp, slurp! "That was a mighty fine happy hour Ma'am. Glad we came to investigate the scene."
"Drive safe gents, wouldn't want all of those unadulterated nutrients to go straight to your head!"

Milk: To Drink or Not to Drink?

An excerpt written By Lori Lipinski, a Certified Nutritional Consultant, lecturer and writer whose articles have been published and quoted in highly respected national and international health journals and books. Lori developed the "Making the Transition" series to help people transition toward a REAL food diet, one step at a time.

Considering how modern commercial milk is produced and processed, it's no wonder that millions of Americans are allergic to it. An allergic reaction to dairy can cause symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting (even projectile vomiting), stomach pain, cramping, gas, bloating, nausea, headaches, sinus and chest congestion, and a sore, or scratchy throat. Milk consumption has been linked to many other health conditions as well, such as asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, chronic infections (especially upper respiratory and ear infections), obesity, osteoporosis and cancer of the prostate, ovaries, breast and colon.

Once you understand how modern milk is produced and processed, it seems logical to just avoid it altogether. But Real Milk--full-fat, unprocessed milk from pasture-fed cows--contains vital nutrients like fat-soluble vitamins A and D, calcium, vitamin B6, B12, and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid naturally occurring in grass-fed beef and milk that reduces body fat and protects against cancer). Real milk is a source of complete protein and is loaded with enzymes. Raw milk contains beneficial bacteria that protect against pathogens and contribute to a healthy flora in the intestines. Culturing milk greatly enhances its probiotic and enzyme content, making it a therapeutic food for our digestive system and overall health.

So the answer to the question is--go ahead and drink milk only if you can get unprocessed milk from pastured cows.


  1. You rock! I WISH I could find raw milk around my neck of the woods, here's to someday owning a cow. :)

  2. I'm with you on wanting a cow. Perhaps a miniature jersey for the backyard? Thanks for reading!!

  3. Nice one, real nice. It was almost like reading a little play! And I agree with y'all about the raw milk thing. The only thing better than raw milk is raw milk infused with fresh honeysuckle flowers!

    1. That sounds fantastic!