We hear more and more about severe allergies to many common foods, such as milk and peanut butter. Without pushing an opinion, there are some interesting articles that are worth reading, all on the subject of milk. There is a Raw Milk movement that claims that the enzymes in raw milk are beneficial. I personally agree with this statement but where to get raw milk from a reliable source unless one milks their own Betsy? If one gets enzymes from other sources in their diet, and so opts to drink pasteurised milk, should one choose homogenised or un-homogenised milk? Be it psychological or not, I feel better when I drink un-homogenised milk. I have learned that the fat globules in milk are micronized during the homogenising process, and some argue that as a result of this process, proteins that would normally be digested in the stomach or gut are not being broken down, and are instead absorbed into the bloodstream. If one does not drink milk from super-healthy cows, this can have some negative health implications.
A bit about Milk, Cows, Hormones, Pasteurisation, and more.
A bit about Raw Milk, and how milk has changed and modernised during these recent years.
“Homogenization is the worst thing that dairymen did to milk. Simple proteins rarely survive digestion in a balanced world.
When milk is homogenized, it passes through a fine filter at pressures equal to 4,000 pounds per square inch, and in so doing, the fat globules (liposomes) are made smaller (micronized) by a factor of ten times or more. These fat molecules become evenly dispersed within the liquid milk.
Milk is a hormonal delivery system. With homogenization, milk becomes a very powerful and efficient way of bypassing normal digestive processes and delivering steroid and protein hormones to the human body (both your hormones and the cow’s natural hormones and the ones they were injected with to produce more milk).
Through homogenization, fat molecules in milk become smaller and become ‘capsules’ for substances that bypass digestion. Proteins that would normally be digested in the stomach or gut are not broken down, and are absorbed into the bloodstream…
Homogenized milk, with its added hormones, is rocket fuel for cancer.”
Nov. 28, 2007 Robert Cohen