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milk. Did you know?

Posted by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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http://healthyfamiliesforgod.com/2012/06/milk-healthful-or-harmful/ heres a link to the whole artical.

As big city living began to replace more rural lifestyles in the 1800’s, cows were taken off their natural pasture land and corralled in inner city pens where they were given grain feed. Since the war of 1812 cut off the supply of whiskey from the West Indies, grain distilleries were built which produced a grain byproduct that could cheaply be fed to cows. This produced inferior quality milk which, combined with the filthy crowded conditions in which the cows were forced to live, created dairy products that were deficient in nutrients and laden with disease-causing microbes. Impure water and poor sanitation added to this bleak situation and tuberculosis reached epidemic levels. The infant mortality rate rose dramatically during the next several years, and it was thought that the milk was largely to blame. It seemed that pasteurization, a process by which the milk is heated to at least 161 degrees to kill pathogens, was the answer.

However, for awhile, some doctors fought to make certified raw healthy pasture-fed dairy available. Unfortunately, in spite of a study that showed that children fed raw milk had more resistance to TB and less tooth decay than children fed pasteurized milk (Lancet, 1937), pasteurization of all dairy became mandatory in most states by the 1930’s.

In fact, up until the early 1900′s, even the Mayo Clinic successfully used raw milk as therapy nutrition for disease-inflicted patients.

I'm really thinking we are going to switch to organic or raw milk. I hope I can find it in town. I wonder if wic will cover at least organic milk. I'm finding that almost everything offered on wic is not that great.

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mrs.hartman12
by Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 6:51 PM
To answer the wic question they won't cover it


Quoting Brandy85412:

http://healthyfamiliesforgod.com/2012/06/milk-healthful-or-harmful/ heres a link to the whole artical.

As big city living began to replace more rural lifestyles
in the 1800’s, cows were taken off their natural pasture land and
corralled in inner city pens where they were given grain feed. Since the
war of 1812 cut off the supply of whiskey from the West Indies, grain
distilleries were built which produced a grain byproduct that could
cheaply be fed to cows. This produced inferior quality milk which,
combined with the filthy crowded conditions in which the cows were
forced to live, created dairy products that were deficient in nutrients
and laden with disease-causing microbes. Impure water and poor
sanitation added to this bleak situation and tuberculosis reached
epidemic levels. The infant mortality rate rose dramatically during the
next several years, and it was thought that the milk was largely to
blame. It seemed that pasteurization, a process by which the milk is
heated to at least 161 degrees to kill pathogens, was the answer.


However, for awhile, some doctors fought to make certified raw
healthy pasture-fed dairy available. Unfortunately, in spite of a study
that showed that children fed raw milk had more resistance to TB and
less tooth decay than children fed pasteurized milk (Lancet, 1937),
pasteurization of all dairy became mandatory in most states by the
1930’s.


In fact, up until the early 1900′s, even the Mayo Clinic successfully
used raw milk as therapy nutrition for disease-inflicted patients.

I'm really thinking we are going to switch to organic or raw milk. I hope I can find it in town. I wonder if wic will cover at least organic milk. I'm finding that almost everything offered on wic is not that great.


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Brandy85412
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 6:52 PM


Quoting mrs.hartman12:

To answer the wic question they won't cover it



Damn!

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Feb. 22, 2013 at 6:54 PM

WIC won't cover it. We don't drink much milk. When I buy it I get it from BJs because it's way cheaper. 

Brandy85412
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 6:57 PM

We have been drinking a lot. But could definitely cut back a lot. I don't really like it plain only chocolate. I am cutting back sugar in the house so that should help with our milk consumption as well.

Quoting JoJoBean8:

WIC won't cover it. We don't drink much milk. When I buy it I get it from BJs because it's way cheaper. 


maddiesmommy5
by Bronze Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM

 have you tried almond or coconut milk?

Brandy85412
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 7:03 PM

I haven't yet. I keep saying I want to. I brought some once to try but I couldn't get my self to try it. That was a few years ago.

Quoting maddiesmommy5:

 have you tried almond or coconut milk?


comptonkids
by Bronze Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 7:08 PM
We use mainly almond or cocnut milk
I prefer to cook with coconut milk...you cant tell its not 'milk'
Almond mik makes it a diff consistency
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tuckermum
by Crysta on Feb. 22, 2013 at 7:58 PM
We drink almond milk soo good soy milks pretty good too. We dont eat or drink alot of diary products and if we do its organic.
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secondboy2012
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 8:10 PM
We only drink raw..
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catholicmamamia
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 2:14 AM

No idea.. BUMP for those wic knowledgeable. 


                
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