RAW MILK NATIONALISM
Here's what it is and why you need it.
First off: 99% of the milk you see in your local supermarket is not as nature intended.
Commercial dairy is pasteurized / ultra-pasteurized / homogenized.
"Pasteurization" is the process of heating milk to remove bacteria and protect its shelf life.
Pasteurization was introduced in the 1890s as agriculture became more industrialized.
It was intended to keep people safer. Keeping milk clean enough to drink on large-scale farms wasn't easy. Thus, pasteurization was born to make milk consumption safer.
When milk is pasteurized, it undergoes several changes:
- Destroys enzymes
- Denatures nutrients
- Promotes pathogens
- Damages milk proteins
- It kills vitamins & beneficial bacteria
It has a FAR weaker nutrient profile than raw.
Raw milk is milk as nature intended. As such, the nutrient profile is off the charts:
- Vitamin A, C, E
- Digestive Enzymes
Often, people who are lactose intolerant have NO TROUBLE tolerating raw milk due to the natural enzymes.
Pasteurized milk is undrinkable to anyone who is lactose intolerant.
Lactose is the sugar in milk. It’s what gives milk its sweetness. When someone is lactose intolerant, their small intestine does not make enough of a digestive enzyme called lactase.
Lactase breaks down the lactose in food so your body can absorb it.
That is why products such as Lactaid / Fairlife exist.
They add lactase into the milk to make it tolerable.
LACTOSE INTOLERANCE SOLVED
Raw milk facilitates the production of lactase enzymes in the intestinal tract and allows people to tolerate & thrive off milk.
SOURCE IS EVERYTHING
You cannot go to any large dairy farm and ask for raw milk.
You want to find a small operation where that ensures quality & cleanliness.
Get Raw Milk is a fantastic site that allows you to search for local raw milk providers.
The Breed of Cow Matters Greatly
You want to look for a farm breeding old-fashioned cows like Jersey or Guernsey.
Most modern dairy farms use Holstein cows. They are designed to mass produce milk and are fed off grain, whereas Jersey / Guernsey should be grass-fed.