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Drinking Raw Goat’s Milk

I recently posted this article on my natural health blog, but since there’s been a concern re: links, I’ll just include the article here. Enjoy!

Anyone who has drank soy milk can understand what I am going to say. There has to be a tastier alternative that does not have added sugar. So, I am always on the look out.

When I was at the local Farmer’s Market, one vendor was selling goat milk products. I know goat cheese can be pretty tasty. However, I had never had goat’s milk. When offered a sample, I figured…”What the heck?”. I had heard that lactose-intolerant people can consume goat’s milk. So, I tried it. It was DELICIOUS!!

I purchased a half gallon of it. Then, about 30-45 minutes later, I started getting a mild headache that originated in my left eye muscle. (I know, because I’ve had issues with my left eye for 35 years). And, I started feeling a little strange. I blamed it on the sun since it was a beautiful, sunny day.

When I got to my car, I read the milk label. There was a waiver of liability stating that raw milk may contain bacteria that can cause harm to some people. Oh oh. My system can be pretty sensitive. I needed more fact finding. I went back to talk with the goat milk lady and discussed what raw milk is. She was knowledgeable about raw V pasteurized milk. Truthfully, I had no knowledge about the subject area. It sounded like a chemotherapy equivalent. Chemotherapy kills healthy cells while also killing harmful cells. Pasteurization kills bacteria while also killing healthy enzymes.

When I got home, my headache got worse. It did not progress to the migraine stage, luckily. It was a concern, though. I knew that if I went out into the heat, it would get worse. I know my body well enough to know how I react to direct sunlight for an extended period of time (even 10 minutes). So..I stayed in.

I started getting very tired. I was planning on attending a social event in a couple of hours, so I layed down for a nap. My nap lasted for six hours! I missed my social outing along with tons of fun. Oh well.

I decided to do online research regarding goat’s milk. A nutritional breakdown revealed 7 grams of saturated fat per cup. Considering I’m used to .5 to 1 gram per cup, that’s quite a difference. (No wonder it tasted so good.) 🙂 There were a variety of other beneficial nutrients, including calcium.

I’m not certain what caused my reaction to goat’s milk, but I am not drinking anymore raw milk products. If I drank more than a sample size portion, who knows what the results would have been. I don’t want to find out.

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The Gulf Declaration

Please join me in signing the Gulf Declaration calling for an end to the oil era..

Don’t know why the WordPress link doesn’t work. Here’s the direct link:

http://www.gulfdeclaration.com

Military Update

Oh oh..I’m supposed to be working. I just looked at the clock and realized I’ve spent 35 minutes watching the 5 minute video. Oh well. Can’t get enough of those good old military songs. God Bless America. 🙂

Hoping you have enjoyed it as well.

Gene Simmons Military Tribute

Today I received a link via email for a YouTube video. I usually don’t watch many YouTube videos since, frankly, I’m not that interested in watching most of them.

That is, until today. Today’s video is about a military-oriented concert paying tribute to all of our Armed Forces. It is lead by Gene Simmons. There’s a military band, rock band and vocals. In fact, it’s the best sing-a-long I’ve ever seen.

Hope you enjoy it as well…

If the above link doesn’t work (Word Press doesn’t work all the time), here it is:

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Happy Fourth of July!

To all of my readers living in the great nation of the United States of America….Happy July 4th!!
Celebrate Independence Day safely.

In addition to enjoying fireworks, great grub..er, food, I highly recommend watching one of the best movies ever made..Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney. Cagney won an Academy Award for his portrayal of George M. Cohen in this movie. It’s a Fourth of July tradition.

Enjoy! Have a hot dog with mustard for me. 🙂

Happy Canada Day!

To all my Canadien readers….have a great holiday. Happy Canada Day!! Enjoy!

Thank You…

I wanted to take a short moment and, once again, thank everyone for making this site such a success. It it because of you, your input, support and insight that others do not feel alone in their tkr journey.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul. 🙂

Marie (aka Booktoots)