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Posted by Annie (Oklahoma, Oklahoma) on 11/12/2007
1 out of 5 stars

Raw milk carries the BLS-Bovine Luekmia virus that can spread to humans and has already shown up in blood work. BLS is also implicated in Breast Cancer. The risk is to great even though Raw milk does have some benefits.

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Posted by Caroline (Roseburg, Oregon) on 10/25/2007
1 out of 5 stars

The person who mentions consuming raw milk should add the caveat: Raw milk consumption is a risky behavior due to the possiblity of ingesting bacteria with the potential of making one very ill. An example, e. coli, campylobacter, etc. Louis Pasteur isn't famous for nothing!

Replied by Kirsten
(Friendswood, TX)

Silly Oregon person. Do you work for the National Dairy Board? How much have you researched raw dairy? Have you experienced any healing from it at all? Perhaps you should become a bit more educated on the subject before supporting federal mandates to regulate and control what folks put into their bodies.

Replied by Celland
(Boston, Ma)
5 out of 5 stars

I have been drinking raw milk from various sources for almost 15 years with no illness. Let me add that I drink at least one gallon per week. If there were any truth to this germ phobic nonsense I would have stumbled across it by now. One of the biggest stories aganist raw milk that came out in papers and magazines in the 1950's turned out to be completely fabricated! Stop believing what the media forces on you and learn to t think and judge with your own brain for God's sake!! Come back to reality.

Replied by Sordub
(Sioux Lookout, On, Ca)

Right on... I grew up on raw milk and its products, I. E., cream, butter, buttermilk, cottage cheese, etc. (yes, even yogurt). I'm 71 and feel just fine.

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)

Hi Celland and Sordub, I give my kids raw milk and for over a year made kefir from raw milk. I absolutely love it! I haven't been making it for awhile but have recently begun fermenting again and currently have a big crock of veggies getting ready. Of course, it made me think of making my raw milk kefir! I decided that when the fall school year begins, I will begin making it again. It healed my issues with dairy and after several months of raw milk kefir, I could eat dairy once again without my body reacting. Best to you both, Lisa

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Posted by Meg (Lomé, Togo) on 10/03/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Hi. I am a big fan of raw dairy products, completely unheated, unpasteurized, straight from the cow. In all the reading I have done, I have seen that prior to the introduction of widespread pasteurization of dairy products, raw milk was being used to treat many medical conditions, including pelvic inflammatory disease, prostate problems, edema, and others. A rundown on it can be found here: [http://www.karlloren.com/aajonus/p15.htm#_ftn64] It can be a bit difficult to get hold of raw dairy in the US, a bit more easy in France, and I just don't know about other places. Myself I am hoping to find a source this weekend here in Lomé. I hope you might point out raw dairy as a possible healthy addition to people's diets even if no-one wants to try it for those problems. If nothing else, it is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, and because it is raw, all the extra enzymes in it that help our bodies absorb calcium are still present. Thanks!

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Posted by Marian (Central Lk) on 09/10/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Concerning sinus infections and their relationship to ice cream, I would like to comment on the pasteurization of milk and its products there of. The pasteurization of milk kills the enzymes that enables the body to process and assimilates its benefits. When products of pasteurized milk are consumed, it basically sits rotting in the small intestine, which resides in the same meridian as the sinuses, thus, causing inflammation and quite often sinus infection. Raw milk products from cows raised in mineral rich pastures, fed only grasses and no grain, produce a milk highly beneficial and easily assimilated by our human bodies. It is loaded with fat soluble vitamins, A , D, and E, minerals and enzymes. So don't knock out ice cream all together, it can still be enjoyed by making your own with fresh raw milk.

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Posted by Anthony (Philadelphia, Pa) on 06/06/2012

Hi, Im interested in trying raw milk and wanted to know if anyone knew somewhere in philadelphia, pa where I could get some? thanks!

Replied by Maureen
(Tampa Bay, Fl)

You might start at your local health food store... I took a peek at CraigsList and found a couple a good distance from Philly... Lancaster and Hamburg. That sell the raw milk. Maybe look up The Oley Valley Turnpike Dairy, hey- make a day of it, they have a petting zoo, at Halloween they had/have an awesome hay maze... Cute town/area... best of luck...