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Organic Whole Milk

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 03, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Hey-

I drink A LOT of organic whole milk.. (stonyfield, horizon, greenway brands etc..).

I drink maybe 1/2 a gallon every 2 days.. I am 178 lbs and going to crossfit. any dangers with consuming so much milk?

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on February 17, 2011
at 10:13 AM

Jack can you paste some of those studies ?

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on February 03, 2011
at 05:31 PM

I totally agree! There are so many options! In my personal order preference: - grass-fed, raw (unpasteurized), non-homogenized (aka creamline) - grass-fed, pasteurized, non-homogenized (aka creamline) - grass-fed, pasteurized, homogenized whole milk - grain-fed but organic, non-homogenized (aka creamline), whole milk - grain-fed but organic, homogenized whole milk Then once you get into 2% and non-organic milks, I stay away. It's just white water. Ew. Why do I prefer homogenized grass-fed over non-homogenized grain-fed organic? Because the N-6 to N-3 ratio is better. Hope this helps.

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on February 03, 2011
at 04:07 PM

Same here, milk has a calming effect that I used to love but it turns into brain fog/irritability for me after the initial "opiod drug effect" wears off. Lasts for like 2 days.

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on February 03, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Same here, milk has a calming effect but it turns into brain fog/irritability for me after the initial "opiod drug effect" wears off.

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on February 03, 2011
at 11:57 AM

This, it's a self test thing. Raw milk is way better than pasteurized stuff, but organic whole is better than most of it. People respond to milk differently, some of us have evolved to drink it, but accordin to what I've read, maybe 20% of us.

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on February 03, 2011
at 02:56 AM

Personally, I would try to eliminate it for a month, then add it back in. If there is no change, then you're good.

If you can't do a month, then try at least 2 weeks before adding it back in.

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on February 03, 2011
at 05:31 PM

I totally agree! There are so many options! In my personal order preference: - grass-fed, raw (unpasteurized), non-homogenized (aka creamline) - grass-fed, pasteurized, non-homogenized (aka creamline) - grass-fed, pasteurized, homogenized whole milk - grain-fed but organic, non-homogenized (aka creamline), whole milk - grain-fed but organic, homogenized whole milk Then once you get into 2% and non-organic milks, I stay away. It's just white water. Ew. Why do I prefer homogenized grass-fed over non-homogenized grain-fed organic? Because the N-6 to N-3 ratio is better. Hope this helps.

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on February 03, 2011
at 11:57 AM

This, it's a self test thing. Raw milk is way better than pasteurized stuff, but organic whole is better than most of it. People respond to milk differently, some of us have evolved to drink it, but accordin to what I've read, maybe 20% of us.

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on February 16, 2011
at 06:32 PM

organic whole milk is a far cry better than some of the other options, as gilliebean notes above.

homogenized is horrible, as it alters the fat by breaking it up into tiny bits and damaging the structure. many studies show a clear connection to health issues from consuming homogenized milk fats.

the worst combo of all is also by far the most popular: non organic grain fed 2% low-fat ultra pasteurized homogenzied "milk".

non-fat is actually less worse (i just can't use non-fat and 'better' harmoniously) than 2% because the fats in 2% are damaged from the homogenization anyway.

personally, i ONLY drink grass fed raw whole milk from organic pastures. other than that, it's heavy cream with only one single ingredient, grade a pasteurized organic cream (not ultra pasteurized). organic pastures does make a raw grass fed cream, which would contain all the great benefits of pasture butter, but i just am not there yet budget wise at $12 a pint. remember that one of the major problems of pasteurization is killing the bacteria and altering the proteins in the milk. this is what causes all the allergies and digestive issues (all meaning vast majority). this bad affect doesn't really apply in the same way to cream and butter, as the fats are the heat stable part of the milk.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on February 17, 2011
at 10:13 AM

Jack can you paste some of those studies ?

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on February 03, 2011
at 05:34 PM

I totally agree with Melissa!

You should try eliminating it and see how you look, feel and perform. Then bring it back in and see how you look, feel and perform.

Also, is organic the best option for you? You might tinker with different kinds. There are so many options! Here's my personal order preference:

  • grass-fed, raw (unpasteurized), non-homogenized (aka creamline)
  • grass-fed, pasteurized, non-homogenized (aka creamline)
  • grass-fed, pasteurized, homogenized whole milk
  • grain-fed but organic, non-homogenized (aka creamline), whole milk
  • grain-fed but organic, homogenized whole milk

Then once you get into 2% and non-organic milks, I stay away. It's just white water. Ew.

Why do I prefer homogenized grass-fed over non-homogenized grain-fed organic? Because the N-6 to N-3 ratio is better. Hope this helps.

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on February 03, 2011
at 03:32 AM

Probably better to drink heavy cream instead. Seriously.

Were I not allergic, I would be drinking some out of the bottle right now.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 03, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Same here, milk has a calming effect but it turns into brain fog/irritability for me after the initial "opiod drug effect" wears off.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 03, 2011
at 04:07 PM

Same here, milk has a calming effect that I used to love but it turns into brain fog/irritability for me after the initial "opiod drug effect" wears off. Lasts for like 2 days.

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on February 16, 2011
at 07:38 PM

Something to note in re. "Organic Milk". Check the expiration dates. They reason they're so long is because that milk is "overpasteurized" in comparison to regular milk. Depending on the company, they either bring it to a high temperature for a short time, or a lower temperature for a longer time. But they don't usually say which on the box (you'll need to research). You want high temp short time.

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on February 03, 2011
at 05:13 PM

Check the label - lots of carbs in anything less than 1/2 and 1/2, and even that has some carbs. Milk also has the protein casien which causes a low-level inflammation in many people even though they are not allergic. I echo Travis' comments: stick to heavy cream.

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on February 03, 2011
at 03:08 PM

I was wondering about Organic Milk and whether or not its better than Regular Milk. The label said that the cows are still fed grains, just organic grains. I recommend goat milk or grassfed cows milk. I can't drink any of it, when I do my rosacea flares up, but if I could that would be what I would drink.

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