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Dairy:

Health-beneficial dairy choices

DAIRY -“Got Good Milk?”

Pasteurization methods

Unfortunately, standard HTST and UHT pasteurization destroys enzymes, denatures proteins, kills beneficial bacteria, reduces some vitamins (viz: B2, B12, C and E) and inactivates immune factors that naturally protect the milk from spoilage

Effects of pasteurization on nutrients in milk

Pasteurization is unnecessary  -  with today's modern milking machines, temperature-controlled, stainless-steel holding tanks, efficient distribution, sanitary packaging and government inspected production, pasteurization is simply not necessary.

There are differences between pasteurization methods - milk is heated in all methods, but at different temperatures for different amount of times and the type and degree of sterilization of packaging used all affect spoilage / shelf life / sell-by-dates and consumption safety by reducing or eliminating bacterial activity.

 

MILK
PASTEURIZATION
PROCESS
LABEL TEMP TIME EXPIRATION BEFORE OPENING
(All 5 days after opening)
COMMENTS
Vat Pasteurization Vat or Batch Pasteurized 145°F 30 mins ~2-2½ weeks Best choice if you can't obtain raw milk. All milk was orignally pasteurized by this method; proteins stay intact; retains most of the beneficial enzymes. 
Kalona Supernatural ™
(+ organic, grass-fed, non-homogenized!)
High Temp Short Time (HTST) Pasteurized 161°F 15 secs 16-21 days Milk flows continuously through a series of thin metal plates that are heated by hot water. Removes microorganisms; destroys enzymes;  some vitamins remain*; denatures proteins, difficult to digest, but better protein utilization than UHT** Most milk in the grocery store. Natural by Nature® (also from grass-fed cows)
Ultra High Temperature (UHT) Ultrapasteurized 280°F minimum
2 secs
~70 days Sterilized /cooled rapidly. Damages vitamins; Denatures proteins (difficult to digest);  Targets relatively benign microorganisms left by lower pasteurization temperatures, which can sour improperly stored milk. Cornell University, Dept of Food Science. Some say it tastes "burnt". Organic Valley Grassmilk®
Ultra High Temperature (UHT) Aseptic
"Long lasting"
280°F minimum
2 secs
Unrefrigerated up to 6 months (not exactly "fresh") Basically same as UHT above, but with sterile processing environment and packaging (treated with hydrogen peroxide to prevent contamination);

*HTST has been confirmed to preserve vitamin C, thiamin and riboflavin. Holmes AD et al, Effect of HTST Pasteurization on the ascorbic acid, riboflavin and thiamin content of milk, 1944

**Humans can better utilize postmeal proteins from HTST milk than higher-temp-processed ultra-pasteurized (UHT) milk. Journal of Nutrition 2008;

 

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Inflammation

Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems

How to treat CLII


Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)

Electrotherapy

       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation
+++

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++