I’ve talked about some of the benefits of raw milk in my previous two posts: Raw Milk Part 1 and Part 2. It’s amazing the difference milk in its pure, natural, raw form (not from cows that live in CAFOS and which are fed on genetically modified corn and soy, but raised on nutritious grass) can make in your health.
A testimony to the wonders of raw milk:
My Dad has been “lactose intolerant” for his whole life. He couldn’t eat any dairy products without feeling sick.
Unsurprisingly, he can drink raw milk with no problem!
About 2-3 years ago when we switched to raw milk, my mom had my dad drink fermented raw milk kefir to heal his gut and digestive system. Now he can enjoy raw milk, homemade ice cream, and anything else we make with milk.
For me, raw milk was one of the foods that helped me take control of my weight. Until my family switched to raw milk a couple years ago, I would only drink skim milk…
Food that has real substance, like raw milk, satisfies my body so that I don’t need to constantly deprive myself in order to stay in shape.
Where do I find it?
If you have not yet switched to raw milk, I encourage you to seek out a local farmer to find raw milk. Yes, raw milk is expensive compared to low quality milk. Small farmers who sell raw milk must sell their product for the cost, work, and time they put into farming. They can’t come close to competing with giant corporations. Small farmers have to put in a great deal of commitment and labor in order to produce such a high quality and nutritious product as grass-fed raw milk. If possible, sacrificing a little to fit real milk into your budget is well worth it. You can’t put a price on good health!
Here is a link that may be helpful in finding a source for raw milk: www.Realmilk.com.
If truly unable to afford/find raw milk, then it is best to limit drinking milk. However, cultured milk products (whole milk yoghurt, cream cheese, etc.) and butter are better alternative dairy products. Even when produced conventionally, these products are better for our bodies to digest and use.
Wishing you all the best on your journey to better health!