|Raw milk collected two days ago from the cow|
The difference this time, is that my eggs, milk and cheese are completely raw. By raw, I mean unpasteurized (treated with heat). Pasteurizing kills all the bacteria (good and bad) along with the enzymes. Some say that pasteurizing creates foreign proteins (histamines) due to the destroyed bacteria remaining in the milk in a form that is unhealthy to our bodies. The end result is a milk that is considered a "dead," lactose (sugar) heavy product that is difficult to digest. Raw milk on the other hand, still contains the enzymes required for us to properly digest it. Unfortunately, raw milk is illegal for human consumption in many states so it isn't readily available.
I'm so glad I was able to find a small shop just outside of town that offers raw milk, truly free range eggs (which are different from cage free) and raw milk cheese. Free range eggs are said to have more omega 3s, vitamin A, beta carotene and vitamin E than conventional. While there I also placed an order for grass fed beef liver. As you would imagine, the cost of these all natural, raw groceries were pretty pricey. I hope one day they'll find a way to allow natural foods to become readily available at lower prices. Until that day arrives, I'm just glad I have finally have a choice.