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Does anyone still drink milk?

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Created March 13, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Does anyone still drink milk with any regularity? I just got some raw milk, and it is delicious. I'm aware of the potential drawbacks, but I don't think it's all bad. If you do drink milk, is it raw? grass fed? homogenized? etc.

62b205d8d5c8fb09f2eea515f12cbd26

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on April 02, 2011
at 02:04 PM

no, but that's because I don't like milk, sometimes I make Kefir from raw milk, directly from a cow; and I eat butter and cream, that is from grass fed cowes.....

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on March 14, 2011
at 06:39 PM

Man, that's not bad at all! Mari, where are you located?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on March 14, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Whoops, guess Illinois is bigger than I thought ...

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on March 14, 2011
at 05:24 PM

Ouch that's expensive. My raw A2 milk is 6 dollars/gallon.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on March 14, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Thanks Paul! It's about an hour from me, about 35 minutes from my mom's. I bookmarked it for sure. I wish I had more time/money for this stuff.

D5cde8031564f905260ce9aa7a1f5e2c

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:44 PM

Wish I could afford that much OP milk, too. The stuff I drink is about 3 bucks a half-gallon, so it's a good affordable source of calories.

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:11 PM

grassfed is pasture-ization ;)

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Reasonably close to you, I think? http://www.faithsfarm.com/index.html She has a raw-milk co-op; it's legal I think because you're technically buying part of the cow. I'm not a customer, but I have friends who do it.

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on March 13, 2011
at 10:26 PM

Raw Colostrum with Kefir

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on March 13, 2011
at 09:04 PM

Oh my that's a lot of milk. But I think the grassfed, rather than pasteurization, is the most important part.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on March 13, 2011
at 09:03 PM

what is qephor? Kefir spelled funny?

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on March 13, 2011
at 09:02 PM

Yes, fermentation seems to be a traditional way to consume milk. I get the kefir from my farmer though and I haven't really looked into doing it myself.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on March 13, 2011
at 09:01 PM

So, do you drink raw milk?

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on March 13, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Second both the goat milk and fermenting it yourself. Goat kefir is marvellous stuff.

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Eea4c0f072bb5caa74c1fbe6dfab5f46

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on March 13, 2011
at 04:49 PM

I drink raw pastured milk from cow or goat. I often ferment them. Make my own yogurt or kefir. I also eat raw cheese.

Homogenization and ultra pasteurization is bad.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on March 13, 2011
at 09:02 PM

Yes, fermentation seems to be a traditional way to consume milk. I get the kefir from my farmer though and I haven't really looked into doing it myself.

101b3a5c96d313d22262f65bdff20acf

(539)

on March 13, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Second both the goat milk and fermenting it yourself. Goat kefir is marvellous stuff.

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50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on March 13, 2011
at 04:15 PM

I drink Raw Pastured Milk, Cream, and Qephor. I also eat raw cheeses. I love them but have to watch my intake for weight gain purposes.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on March 13, 2011
at 10:26 PM

Raw Colostrum with Kefir

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on March 13, 2011
at 09:03 PM

what is qephor? Kefir spelled funny?

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62b205d8d5c8fb09f2eea515f12cbd26

on March 13, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Probably raw milk of grass-fed cows is the best one may drink, but the main criterion is NOT what you put into your mouth, but how YOU metabolize it, or even further: how your genes express themselves as a response ("we are just mimicking the pattern our genes evolved under") We don't want to copy Paleo man, we learn some principles from that time....like eating natural unprocessed food....We don't know what they really have been eating, and it differs from region to region and I quote Kurt Harris:"Why? Because we know enough about ancestral diets in a general sense to suggest that they are superior to modern diets for human health. And we know enough ??? thanks to current clinical research ??? about modern foods like flour, seed oils and sugar to know that we shouldn???t be eating them".

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on March 13, 2011
at 09:01 PM

So, do you drink raw milk?

62b205d8d5c8fb09f2eea515f12cbd26

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on April 02, 2011
at 02:04 PM

no, but that's because I don't like milk, sometimes I make Kefir from raw milk, directly from a cow; and I eat butter and cream, that is from grass fed cowes.....

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on March 14, 2011
at 03:58 PM

I drink raw grass fed whole milk only, and I'm lucky enough to have easy access to it by way of my local Henry's and Sprouts (farmer's markets). They get a constant supply of Organic Pastures products, and for us, it is literally the only game in town for raw milk options. I try to get it as close to delivery date as possible, meaning when the store gets it in. My experience is that raw milk will taste pure and fresh when consumed within 3-5 days of opening it. After that, it's time to shift gears and make homemade whey or yogurt.

Personally, after reading about pasteurization, I will never drink it again. I bend a fair amount of "Paleo" rules, if there even is such a thing. But intentionally drinking pasteurized homogenzied milk is not one I'm willing to budge on. When it comes to milk, if it's not organic, raw, and grass fed, it doesn't go down my throat.

I would drink more, but it's very pricey at $8 per half gallon. If I drank as much as Erik Cisler claims to drink (half gallon a day), I'd be looking at over $200/month just for milk. Not exactly practical.

Mostly my dairy comes from pure heavy cream and pasture butter. Someday, I hope to be able to afford only raw butter and raw cream, which is technically a bonus derivative answer to this question.

Cheers!

D5cde8031564f905260ce9aa7a1f5e2c

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:44 PM

Wish I could afford that much OP milk, too. The stuff I drink is about 3 bucks a half-gallon, so it's a good affordable source of calories.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on March 14, 2011
at 05:24 PM

Ouch that's expensive. My raw A2 milk is 6 dollars/gallon.

D5cde8031564f905260ce9aa7a1f5e2c

(1160)

on March 14, 2011
at 06:39 PM

Man, that's not bad at all! Mari, where are you located?

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on March 14, 2011
at 03:49 PM

I would totally drink raw milk if I could find it. I do still occasionally drink a small glass of my family's milk out of the fridge. It's rare though, maybe once a week or less. I still watch my calories, so even if I could find raw milk it would be a treat and not a daily occurrence.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on March 14, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Thanks Paul! It's about an hour from me, about 35 minutes from my mom's. I bookmarked it for sure. I wish I had more time/money for this stuff.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on March 14, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Whoops, guess Illinois is bigger than I thought ...

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Reasonably close to you, I think? http://www.faithsfarm.com/index.html She has a raw-milk co-op; it's legal I think because you're technically buying part of the cow. I'm not a customer, but I have friends who do it.

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on March 14, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Heavy cream only for me. It has no lactose (or at least very little) or casein.

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D5cde8031564f905260ce9aa7a1f5e2c

on March 13, 2011
at 05:13 PM

I drink about a half gallon of mostly pastured, pasteurized, cream top milk each day. It comes from Strauss Creamery in Northern California. The cows get grass plus grain, silage, hay, and legumes. Pretty tasty stuff that fuels my workout recovery. I wish I could drink that much raw, fully-pastured milk, but it's simply way too expensive.

88905cfc5bb098ad3830671a1af373a8

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:11 PM

grassfed is pasture-ization ;)

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on March 13, 2011
at 09:04 PM

Oh my that's a lot of milk. But I think the grassfed, rather than pasteurization, is the most important part.

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on March 13, 2011
at 03:57 PM

My two son's drink a gallon each of raw milk a week. Personally I can't handle milk, but if I could I would drink raw milk as well. I would not give my children pasteurized milk and I typically buy raw cheese as well.

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