Thursday, June 17, 2010

Desperate for non-homogenized milk

Yeah, its comes to this.

Homogenized milk has been implicated in high cholesterol, hormonal imbalances, and a myriad of other health issues. Worse, unlike pasteurization (which does kill any harmful bacteria as well as having some other effects, but on the whole I don't think is that bad), homogenization is done for no good reason. It was started just because people didn't like having to shake their milk when the cream naturally separated from it and floated to the top. So they decided to force the milk, with its cream, through a very, very tiny screen. This made it into an emulsion where the fat was too small to float to the top.

And that's it. Now all I can find in the store is homogenized milk; even all the organic milk available in the area has been homogenized. So, its come down to this.

I'm thinking of buying skim milk (no cream left) and cream... taking a cup of the skim out, pouring the cream in, and shaking the bottle.


Update: a local store, To Your Health Market, now carries this, and it is wonderful.

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