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The milk is pasteurized. Pasteurization is the process of heating a liquid to a high enough temperature to kill certain bacteria and disable certain enzymes. It destroys enzymes, vitamins, denatures fragile milk proteins, kills beneficial bacteria and promotes pathogens. Even calves fed pasteurized milk do poorly and many die before maturity. Pasteurization was instituted in the 1920s to combat TB, infant diarrhea, undulant fever and other diseases caused by poor animal nutrition and dirty production methods. But times have changed and modern stainless steel tanks, milking machines, refrigerated trucks and inspection methods make pasteurization absolutely unnecessary for public protection.

3. In some cases, milk is ultra-pasteurized to get rid of heat-resistant bacteria and give it a longer shelf life. Ultra high temperature pasteurization is a process that takes milk from a chilled temperature to above the boiling point in less than two seconds. This process is utilized for the boxed milks that can be kept at room temperature

4. To make matters worse, milk is homogenized. Homogenization is a process that breaks down butterfat globules so they do not rise to the top. Homogenized milk is harder to digest, so proteins that would normally be digested in the stomach are not broken down and instead are absorbed into the bloodstream. Often the body reacts to these “foreign proteins” by triggering the immune system, causing inflammation. It can even trigger auto-immune problems. Homogenized milk has also been linked to heart disease probably because of the fat globules that are dispersed by the process.

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5:33AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013


6:48AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

I don't drink milk , lactose intolerant

7:20PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013


7:22AM PDT on Jun 24, 2013

It seems the only way to get rid of comment replies via email from this page is unchecking the box below. I really hope it will work this time.

11:27PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

Milk is healthy for goodness sake

1:34AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

Thank you :)

6:12PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

thank you

1:49PM PDT on May 20, 2013

This is why I only drink 100 percent Organic, grassfed, raw, and unhomogenized milk!

4:20AM PDT on May 15, 2013

It depends on individual difference

2:35AM PDT on May 11, 2013

Unfortunately i have to stuck with cow's milk

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