I asked a while back on the Facebook page if anyone was interested in me doing a couple posts about the diet that we have been changing over to and how and what we are eating. As a disclaimer: I am not any kind of doctor and I don't claim to be, these are just the personal changes that we have made in our personal diet.
Several months ago I began digging into the benefits of raw milk. We mostly drank organic milk when we could but it was still pasturized, as is any milk from the store.
Today's cow is fed many antibiotics and hormones so she is able to produce over 3 times as much as the normal cow should. One of the big chances in our diet that I wanted to work on was to get any antibiotics or hormones out of our food. I have enough hormone problems the way it is and I could tell after I ate certain products, things would get worse.
Milk from the store is pasteurized. You know how when you take antibiotics for any kind of sickness the dr.usually
recommended that you eat yogurt? That's because antibiotics not only destroy the bad bacteria in your body, they destroy the good as well and you need to put it back in to avoid other medical complications. It's kind of similar with pasteurized vs unpasteurized milk. Pasteurization destroys all of the bacteria in the milk including the good bacteria, healthy enzymes that help your body process the milk, and vitamins.
Pasteurization was brought into play in the 1920's to help combat TB, infant diarrhea and other diseases that were not actually caused by the milk itself but by the poor conditions the cows were subjected to.
So what has this changed for my diet? Well, this next part is a little girly so guys, you may want to tune out...
I've had issues in the past with my hormone levels. They aren't were they should be, they jump around from here to there and everywhere. I've had awful, horrible pain during the month thanks to all this. I also had several large ovarian cysts burst. (Which is the most painful thing I've ever experienced.) Since we've started drinking real milk and since we stopped eating dairy and meat products without hormones, my month has improved. My pain has greatly lessened and as of my last hormone check, everything was normal and in the normal range.
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If you are in the Black Hills area you can get milk through Black Hills Milk.
Do you drink raw milk or have you thought about it? If not, what holds you back?
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