Does anyone remember Aphrodite Bath Milk?
No? Yes? Well it was the go to brand of Raw Milk from Jersey Cows (A2 Milk – no mutated beta casein) if you were in the know and living St Kilda Side of Melbourne around about 5 years ago. Celiac friendly. Happy tummy! Also after a couple of days the cream in Raw Milk separates and floats to the top. Yum! Aphrodite Milk is still available – I think? You can still get it, can’t you?
Mountain View Farm Organic Milk is the A2 ‘bath milk’ aka Raw Milk available to us up here in the Hills. The Farm is located in the beautiful Strzelecki Ranges in the heart of the Gippsland region, Victoria. Using only organic practice, they run a herd of 150 Jersey and Jersey-cross dairy cows.
This is they message and greeting to … visitors to their Farm and Website …
“Welcome! Mountain View is an organic dairy that has opened up its doors and heart to the public. We are a family-run business working with local communities in Herd Share arrangements. We are proud to have a farm that is completely chemical-free resulting in rich, healthy soil and pasture for our grass-fed dairy herd.
We provide our animals with the best quality of life with kind handling and good health practices which eliminates the need for antibiotics and any chemical treatment. This ensures we can always commit to providing our Herd Owners with the highest quality produce. If you are in Victoria and want to get involved, we would love to hear from you!”
Why do we want to drink Raw Milk?
There are many many many reasons … least of all, it is very very good for our Teeth. There is even evidence to suggest drinking Raw Milk, among other foods can reverse, repair and correct dental cavities and other problems. Weston Price, a Dentist practicing at the turn of last century, conducted research in to the effects of nutrition on dental health in communities where cultured milk products were regularly consumed. He found, among other sources of evidence, that skulls exhumed in the Rhone Valley, dairy country in Switzerland, from graves over one hundred years old had perfect teeth! Conversely, skulls found from more recent graves were either riddled with cavities or lost through decay altogether. This prompted further inquiry …
The following information has been taken from the website of Weston A. Price. For more information on Weston Price’s research, visit the Weston A. Price Foundation website where you can find a range of useful information sources that will empower you to eat well to live well.
“In the early 1930s, a Cleveland dentist named Weston A. Price (1870-1948) began a series of unique investigations. For over ten years, he traveled to isolated parts of the globe to study the health of populations untouched by western civilization. His goal was to discover the factors responsible for good dental health. His studies revealed that dental caries and deformed dental arches resulting in crowded, crooked teeth are the result of nutritional deficiencies, not inherited genetic defects.
The groups Price studied included sequestered villages in Switzerland, Gaelic communities in the Outer Hebrides, indigenous peoples of North and South America, Melanesian and Polynesian South Sea Islanders, African tribes, Australian Aborigines and New Zealand Maori. Wherever he went, Dr. Price found that beautiful straight teeth, freedom from decay, good physiques, resistance to disease and fine characters were typical of native groups on their traditional diets, rich in essential nutrients.
When Dr. Price analyzed the foods used by isolated peoples he found that, in comparison to the American diet of his day, they provided at least four times the water-soluble vitamins, calcium and other minerals, and at least TEN times the fat-soluble vitamins, from animal foods such as butter, fish eggs, shellfish, organ meats, eggs and animal fats–the very cholesterol-rich foods now shunned by the American public as unhealthful. These healthy traditional peoples knew instinctively what scientists of Dr. Price’s day had recently discovered–that these fat-soluble vitamins, vitamins A and D, were vital to health because they acted as catalysts to mineral absorption and protein utilization. Without them, we cannot absorb minerals, no matter how abundant they may be in our food. Dr. Price discovered an additional fat-soluble nutrient, which he labeled Activator X, that is present in fish livers and shellfish, and organ meats and butter from cows eating rapidly growing green grass in the Spring and Fall. All primitive groups had a source of Activator X, now thought to be vitamin K2, in their diets.
The isolated groups Dr. Price investigated understood the importance of preconceptual nutrition for both parents. Many tribes required a period of special feeding before conception, in which nutrient-dense animal foods were given to young men and women. These same foods were considered important for pregnant and lactating women and growing children. Price discovered them to be particularly rich in minerals and in the fat-soluble activators found only in animal fats.
The isolated people Price photographed–with their fine bodies, ease of reproduction, emotional stability and freedom from degenerative ills–stand forth in sharp contrast to civilized moderns subsisting on the “displacing foods of modern commerce,” including sugar, white flour, pasteurized milk, lowfat foods, vegetable oils and convenience items filled with extenders and additives.
The discoveries and conclusions of Dr. Price are presented in his classic volume, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. The book contains striking photographs of handsome, healthy primitive people and illustrates in an unforgettable way the physical degeneration that occurs when human groups abandon nourishing traditional diets in favor of modern convenience foods.”
Food for thought … eh?