“This is a fascinating and compelling book. The role of milk in the rise of civilization and in early America, the distillery dairies, compulsory pasteurization and the politics of milk, traditional dairying cultures – the chapters on these subjects will change forever the way you think about milk. “‘Betrayal’ and ‘Cholesterol, Animal Fats and Heart Disease - A Modern Myth?’ – these chapters will shock you. And in the final chapters, we learn of how scores of eminent scientists documented the superiority of raw milk and its myriad health benefits, only to be denigrated by propagandists for the processed food industry and their government allies. But raw milk is a movement whose time has come. This book will serve as a catalyst for that movement – a movement that could change the life of every individual who comes to fully understand the value of raw milk from healthy, grassfed animals.”
— SALLY FALLON MORELL , author of Nourishing Traditions
and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation
Ron Schmid, ND, naturopathic physician, writer, teacher, and farmer, has prescribed raw milk for his patients for nearly 25 years. Dr. Schmid is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and has taught at all four of America’s naturopathic medical schools. He’s the former Clinic Director and Chief Medical Officer at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and the author of Primal Nutrition.
Part I. Milk Yesterday
1 - Milk and Civilization
2 - Bovine Friends in Early America
3 - Bad Milk: The Distillery Dairies
4 - Microbes vs. Milieu: What Really Causes Disease?
5 - The Milk Problem, Circa 1900: Certify or Pasteurize?
6 - Good Medicine: The History of the Milk Cure
7 - Essential to Organic Life
8 - Milk in the Last Traditional Cultures
Part II. Trust, Food and Health
9 - Betrayal
10 - Cholesterol, Animal Fats and Heart Disease: A Modern Myth?
Part III. Milk Today
11 - Industrial Agriculture and Dairy Farming in the 21st Century
12 - Modern Milk: Disasters, Mishaps and Disturbing Reports
13 - Lactose Intolerance and Modern Milk
14 - Milk Homogenization and Heart Disease
15 - The Safety of Raw versus Pasteurized Milk
16 - Grassfed, Raw and Fermented Is Best
17 - Raw Milk Today: Green Pastures, Contented Cows and Contentious Issues