Milk powder in spoon on can

Making milk powder at home is not a quick process but it’s a great way to extend the life of your dairy when it’s nearing its use-by date. If your dairy is getting close to expiring and you want to reduce waste or ensure you always have a dairy supply on hand then milk powder is a great way to do it. Here’s how you do it;

 

What is milk powder?

Unsurprisingly milk powder is basically what you’d expect. It’s dairy that has been dried out through evaporation until it reached a powder form. Creating it basically involves removing all the liquid until it is just solids remaining.

It’s possible to get multiple types, including skin or full fat, and other dairy products like whey or buttermilk can be powdered. This can be a great way to keep dairy n hand because it doesn’t even need to be refrigerated and even better, the health benefits of dairy aren’t removed when the liquids are evaporated. All the vitamins and minerals you’d get in normal liquids are still intact, it’s just the water content that is reduced. You also won’t need to add any preservatives to keep it for months or even years.

Here are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Whilst you can use any dairy product, you should make sure whatever you use is pasteurized to ensure that there are no bacteria present when you reduce it.
  • You will generally get a better shelf life from skim milk powder because it has a lower fat content
  • There are different ways to make milk powder, you could use a dehydrator or do it without it
  • It’s important to ensure all the moisture is removed because otherwise, mold could grow
  • You should store it in an airtight container or in a vacuum-sealed bag

 

Reconstituting milk powder

After drying it out you’ll want to know how to reconstitute it, generally, you’ll want to add around one tablespoon of milk for every cup of water, if you’d prefer you can add more.

 

How to make it

To make it you’ll need around one liter, which should make around 150 g of powder. You’ll also need to have a number of oven-safe dishes on hand. First, pour the liquid into a dish, try and keep it as shallow as possible. Next, you should place the dish in the oven at a low temperature of around 50 degrees Celsius. It will work better if you have a fan, but if you don’t then open your oven slightly to let the evaporating liquid escape. As the liquid evaporates you will start to get a paste, if it begins to turn brown then it likely means the temperature is too high. As it becomes a paste you should start to stir it to let the water evaporate more evenly. Once it turns into a paste spread it thinly over baking paper and then return it to the oven, it will begin to flake. At this point, you should ground the results into a spice blender. Pass it through a fine-mesh until you get a very fine milk powder.

Once you’ve made it you should store it in an airtight container. Make sure it is definitely free of all moisture as it will spoil if there is any water content and won’t last for very long. If you have a dehydrator at home you can also perform this process on dehydrator trays at a similar low heat. This is a great process for reducing waste and getting more from your dairy.…

telehealth chiro treating a patient

For many people in Australia, they are currently going through a period in time that is unlike no other. Not only are people fearing that they are going to get a virus or that someone in their household is going to get sick but people are also losing their jobs or are earning less overall because of restrictions that are currently in place. And depending on where someone is currently living, these restrictions will be more strict based on the number of people in that area who have the virus.

And with each set of restrictions, people will have to get used to a new way of living and will need to try to be as happy and healthy as they can currently be under the circumstances. And this can prove to be difficult for those who are already experiencing a pre-existing condition that they need to receive treatment from a good telehealth chiro or any other specialist. As there are some people out there who may be confused about what the current laws are surrounding this, this post will look at some examples of when people should be seeing someone in person instead of a telehealth chiro when in stage 4 lockdown.

 

One example of when people should be seeing someone in person instead of a telehealth chiro when in stage 4 lockdown is when they would otherwise have to go to the hospital

For those out there who are in this position and who are feeling a bit confused about what the laws are and how they apply to them, one example of when people should be seeing someone in person instead of a telehealth chiro when in stage 4 lockdown is when they would otherwise have to go to the hospital. One of the reasons why citizens are asked to stay at home at the moment is because the more people that get sick, the more people will be in the hospital and the more resources will be used. So, in an attempt to prevent this from happening, people have been asked to stay at home until the numbers get down or until there is a vaccine.

So it doesn’t make much sense if lockdown is actually causing people to have to go to the hospital because they otherwise would have visited their allied health professional.

 

Another example of when people should be seeing someone in person instead of a telehealth chiro when in stage 4 lockdown is if it is an emergency

While this is along the same vein, another example of when people should be seeing someone in person instead of a telehealth chiro when in stage 4 lockdown is if it is an emergency. For example, someone may have taken a step down that they did not know that was there and then jarred their back in the process and they are not able to work unless they get treatment. Another person may have hurt themselves at work and will need to very quickly take care of the issue.

Whatever the case may be, people sometimes cannot delay receiving crucial treatment no matter what is going on in the world. As can be seen, there is a couple of example of when it may be appropriate for someone to go and see an allied health professional in person. But if people are experiencing any virus related symptoms, then it is very important for them to stay home no matter what. And if we can all work together like this, then we can get through.…