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post #21 of 27

We will never buy conventional/pasturize/homonogized milk again if I can help it.  It's just...dead liquid, basically.  We are extremely fortunate to know a local farmer that sells 'shares' of her farm to those interested in purchasing anything from her.  The law in my state say that if you own part of the farm, you can consume whatever you want.  So, we pay xx.xx a year plus pay for our milk/egg/meat order.  Right now we are getting 2.5 gallons of raw milk a week.  We pay $5 a gallon.  Before this I was buying almond milk. 

 

All this being said, we aren't huge milk drinkers and only use it here and there.  But now since getting the raw stuff we have a glass now and then and use a lot of it to make raw yogurts, cottage cheeses and cream cheeses.  We use the whey as a probotic.  I soak my grains in the whey too.  We just love it!

post #22 of 27

I'm in the Moncton area, and would love to know who you buy raw milk from?

post #23 of 27

I just found out that it's illegal to sell raw milk in our state (NM). I'm pretty bummed, after reading about all the health benefits, that we can't get raw milk, especially considering NM is the ninth largest dairy producing state in the country!

 

We've switched over to almond milk now, which I enjoy the taste of, but I know it's not a substitute for raw milk in any way (although it is high in nutrients.) Gonna look for raw milk cheese--I hear Trader Joe's has it. 

post #24 of 27

I'm a fan of raw milk. I pay 8.50 per gallon in glass delivered by the farmer to a local drop off. It is 100% grass-fed and I feel great drinking it. I avoid pasteurized milk as it creates mucus for me.

post #25 of 27

another raw milk advocate here! I do think that second best would be low temp grass fed, if raw milk is illegal where you live. If you have to buy store bought milk, then organic is still better than conventional, in terms of health. But really, why bother with pasteurized homogenized milk, organic or not? If I only was able to buy store bought milk, I'd probably limit it greatly or try and eliminate it from our diets all together, or only save it for occasions when we are out.

post #26 of 27
We don't drink raw milk. I just haven't had time to research the dairy farms near us & it seems to take more time than I have right now. So we drink a low-temp vat pasteurized, non-homogenized milk -- Kalona Supernatural. Seems like the next best thing & it's not that much more expensive than the regular organic milks out there. Still pricey though.

My question is where can I read up on whether it's best to drink whole or partially skimmed milk? I've been buying whole milk because I thought I had read somewhere that the concentration of milk protein you get with skimmed or partially skimmed dairy products is not necessarily healthy. I actually remember now that I heard that on a documentary but I can't remember which.

If you don't drink raw milk, what's best whole or skim or 2%? ... DH thinks I'm trying to fatten him up!
post #27 of 27

whole milk is best!  eating fat does not make you fat....  Here's an article for you!  Its really short dont worry :)  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/06/07/don-t-be-misled-by-dairy-ads.aspx

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