Heidi Stevenson is a writer from Scotland and a member of the UK-ARM. She published an article in Gaia Health yesterday and sent it to me. I like the article because it is a very clear explanation of the difference between clean, natural raw milk and store bought– much of which is termed factory-type dairies. It is a perfect food article to introduce folks to. I think you will agree that most folks are getting skimmed of their dollars going to the milk monopoly. At the end she tells all the global readers to join up with the ARMi and gives the three main links to connect. Meanwhile, I was down in world’s largest settlement of the Amish today and came back with another load of blessings and special encounters. I wanted to barter for some laying hens for a small space on our new publication called Living Foods, but ended up with an offer of raw cheese and veal–but opted for a mental credit toward a quarter of a grass-fed Red Devon steer. I am really happy to now introduce Heidi from Scotland .(Don’t forget to subscribe this blog ARMi Posts to stay abreast of the action and be the best you can be–for non-Facebookers, too.)
Skip Pasteurized. Drink Milk From Pasturized Cows.
by Heidi Stevenson
25 March 2010
The only healthy milk comes from contented cows living natural cow lives in pastures. If you want milk that’s full of pus resulting from the mastitis of sick cows, then drink pasteurized milk. Healthy raw milk comes from healthy cows. Sick pasteurized milk comes from sick cows living in sick environments.
When cows are stored in sick environments, they become sick and produce sick milk requiring pasteurization so it won’t kill you. Modern factory farming reduces dairy cattle to barely living milk-producing sacs. They are pain-wracked, live in fear, are starved for relationships with their fellows, pumped full of antibiotics and other system-changing drugs. Obviously, they can produce only sick milk.
Because milk from factory-raised sick cows is sick, it’s pasteurized so it won’t kill you—at least, not quickly. It will, though, kill you slowly.
Natural raw milk is a living food. It contains enzymes, which help convert it to other healthy foods, like cheese. Instead of going rancid like pasteurized milk, raw milk sours, providing us with a huge range of delicacies, like French cheeses, Dutch cheeses, British cheeses, Wisconsin cheeses, yogurt, and kefir.
Yes, raw milk is full of bacteria. Don’t say, “Hah! I knew it. That stuff is really bad and dangerous.” After all, what is it about yogurt that’s so good for you? Right, it’s probiotics, which is a cute word meaning good bacteria. Besides, did you know that pasteurized milk also contains loads of bacteria? The difference is that it’s all dead, so none of the good bacteria is there for you—but you’re still eating the bodies of dead bacteria, both good and bad.