It’s been years since I’ve jumped into the milk vat. After suffering chronic joint and gallbladder pain in my 30s, I decided it wasn’t worth it. So I chucked it.
I have felt a lot better since I did. But in the past year, I have switched to raw milk and I now can enjoy dairy again with zero gallbladder pain, zero joint pain and very little mucous response. And I’m thinner than I’ve ever been!
Here’s what I’ve learned: raw milk has all the healthy enzymes needed to digest it. It also has all the healthy fats that are important for brain function. Raw goat’s milk is closer to human milk than cow milk. But raw cow milk, especially in the summer months when the cows are all grazing on the yummy green grass, is otherworldly delicious.
Commercialized dairy, which is processed by pasteurization and homogenization, is trash. The processing strips the milk of its naturally occurring enzymes which makes the milk impossible to digest. Which means it’s stored as fat. Which means the body floods its intestinal walls with mucous to try to prevent your body from absorbing it, because it’s so broken down it cannot go any lower. The body knows, which is why you will notice mucous in your throat after you eat processed dairy products. Two percent and one percent milk are even worse. We are poisoning ourselves when we consume it.
And that’s not even mentioning the recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) that is added to the commercial milk. Without a label. Amongst other junk…
So find a local supplier of raw milk and jump in. You will be amazed at how positive the experience can be. And do the same with your cheeses and your butter. BTW if you live near a Trader Joe’s you can get raw milk cheese all the time. It’s eye opening once you experience the difference.