Remember when we posted a week or so ago about Genetically Altered Cow's Milk? I couldn't help feeling really disturbed while reading that article and thinking how glad I am that my kids don't drink much cow's milk. Why do scientist have to mess with everything we eat so much? I am sure it is fun to see what chemicals can do to things but leave out food alone. Come on, I kind of think our Heavenly Father knew what he was doing when He created food.
My sister recently sent me some information about raw milk and it got me curious about how pasteurization has affected the milk we are drinking and what the benefits of drinking raw milk might be. So, I did a little research and came upon a site called Raw Milk Facts.com. I know most people when they hear Raw Milk think "Eww, that's gross!" But, when you read over the health benefits of raw milk and how it was used to heal in the past I can easily get past the gross factor. Its more gross for me to serve my children a glass of hormone laden watered down "milk".
Raw Milk Fact.com for yourself. There is a link on the site where you can locate a farm where you live that produces and sells Raw milk. I found one only 20 minutes from where I live!
Keep in mind, if you should decide to try raw milk its important to know how it is collected, what the cow's are fed and how it is stored. There is a reason pasteurization came about due to unsanitary conditions and poor diets in cow's. Raw milk can be good for you in the right conditions and should the farm near me have the right conditions I will be trying my first glass of raw milk. Bottom's up! :)