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There is a lot of controversy over drinking grass-fed cow’s milk in its natural form. In some states it is completely illegal to sell, and many farms have been raided by the FDA. Other states, such as
, allow raw milk to be sold as pet food only. If one wishes to purchase a gallon of fresh raw milk, it will have the label “not for human consumption” clearly written on the container. Is raw milk really as dangerous as it’s made out to be? Florida
Raw milk, raw butter, raw fermented dairy products, and raw cheeses are foods that have been eaten by people in cultures all over the world since… forever. The Bible even talks about the Promised Land of Israel being a land flowing with milk and honey. If God used those foods to describe a land he had blessed and chosen for his people, that should be saying something to Christians. In describing the richness of the land he wanted to bring his people to, God chose to use those foods which bring blessings and health to our bodies.
Less than 100 years ago raw milk was still a regular part of the American diet. It hasn’t been until recent years that Western cultures labeled this wonderful super-food as “unsafe” and “fattening,” along with other sacred foods like butter and egg yolks. Processed foods now make up the majority of the American diet. Low-fat foods are considered “healthy.” Interestingly, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, liver problems, thyroid problems, digestive issues, allergies, difficult pregnancies, and infertility, to name a FEW of our modern sicknesses, have skyrocketed in just the past few generations. 100 years ago heart disease and cancer were very rare! Everyone needs medication (or many) nowadays, to help with all our problems.
Getting back to raw milk…. Let’s compare natural cow milk to CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) milk.
Cows should be fed green plants such as grass. This is what their bodies are designed to eat and what they thrive on. CAFO cows are fed exclusively grains and soy feed, which changes the milk protein. On the other hand, nutrients and vitamins found in the grass free-range cows eat are transformed into something humans can digest, which is milk. We are able to get the nutrients from the grass, but in a form our body can use.
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In my next post I will talk about the benefits of grass-fed raw milk in greater detail.