Is Raw Milk Really Bad for You?

Is Raw Milk Really Bad for You?

Raw milk comes from cows, goats, sheep or other animals that have usually been grass-fed and raised in humane conditions. Raw, unpasteurized milk has nourished man and created strong, able bodies for several thousands of years. It actually benefits your body in many ways and you shouldn’t miss out on all this amazing super food has to offer because raw milk benefits are truly impressive.

But FDA & CDC has mislead people to believe that its very dangerous to consume raw milk. As a result, many of us are hesitant to take the plunge, and those who are interested in trying raw milk, are not free to choose natural, wholesome food without government interference. The US government appears to have decided that raw dairy products are akin to weapons of mass destruction; while Europe has gone in the opposite direction and has actually expanded access via raw milk vending machines. No wonder, the most advanced nation on earth, the richest nation on the planet, has the poorest nutrition for its people.

It is difficult to get at the truth because so much research on milk is little more than advertising — self-interested and commercial. But you can educate yourself directly and make health choices without the intervention of so-called “experts.” If you do, you will find that raw milk, loaded with beneficial bacteria, is the better choice.

The Risks

Although millions of people can attest that raw milk is safe to consume, delicious and beneficial in many ways, there are always still risks to be aware of. Food borne illnesses associated with raw milk consumption happen due to poor animal health, improper handling, unhygienic milk vending machines/bottles or due to poor cow feed/shelter.

So, make sure to buy raw dairy products from a reputable distributor, store milk in the refrigerator and consume within a short period of time (preferably with in 24 hours) for the safest and best results.

The Benefits

Tastier: Unpasteurized raw milk is thicker, creamier and sweeter. If you’re accustomed to eating sweetened dairy products, such as fruit-flavored yogurt or chocolate milk, then the taste of unsweetened raw milk might not be what you’re used to. However, you may try sweetening your own raw dairy when needed with small amounts of natural sweeteners, such as raw honey, coconut sugar and dates.

Nutritious and Easier to Digest: Major negative of pasteurized milk is that it destroys the digestive enzymes needed to break down and absorb certain nutrients. Pasteurization decreases vitamin C content by up to 25 percent, along with the content of B vitamins, iron, zinc, calcium and other antioxidants. Raw milk on the other hand is a complete food with every known fat and water soluble vitamin, proteins, fatty acids, carbohydrates (lactose), several minerals, and enzymes that help break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

Non Allergic: Allergies and lactose intolerance are higher with pasteurized milk. A survey conducted by the Weston A. Price Foundation found that of 700 families interviewed, amazingly about 80 percent of those diagnosed with lactose intolerance stopped having symptoms when they switched to raw milk.

Super Food with Healing Powers: Raw milk heals serious health conditions. Dr. Charles Sanford Porter, M.D., author of “Milk Diet As A Remedy For Chronic Disease“, treated his 18,000 patients over his forty-one years in practice with raw milk and plenty of rest. Dr. Porter says,”Permanent cures were the norm, and if a cure was not obtained, patients did receive great benefit and relief.”

Countless anecdotal reports exist from regular people around the world who have experienced the health benefits of drinking raw milk. Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, asthma, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic ear infections and more often seem to clear up when raw milk enters the picture.

When sick people are limited to a diet containing an excess of vitamins and all the elements necessary to growth and maintenance, they recover rapidly without the use of drugs and without bringing to bear all the complicated weapons of modern medicine.

Where to Purchase Raw Milk?

Raw milk is an important component of a healthy diet. It can be found at a dairy farms, and can also be obtained from raw cheeses, yogurt or kefir. publishes a list of farms that produce it, because this information is not otherwise readily and comprehensively available to consumers. The Foundation accepts no money for the listings; the listings are not advertisements. All listings are at the sole discretion of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

How to Use Raw Milk?

You can drink raw milk as it is or you can make kefir from raw milk easily.

Kefir is made from gelatinous white or yellow particles called “kefir grains.” These grains contain the bacteria/yeast mixture clumped together with casein (milk proteins) and complex sugars. The grains ferment the milk, incorporating their friendly organisms to create the cultured product. The grains are then removed with a strainer before consumption of the kefir and added to a new batch of raw milk.

Kefir is quite possibly the highest probiotic-rich food on the planet. Using kefir as a face wash and also consuming it internally can kill off bad bacteria on both your skin and within your GI tract that are the main cause of dry, flaking skin and acne.

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