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post #41 of 47
I take it your talking about straight from the cow milk? If so, it depends. On the cow, the pasture, what food you supplement grazing with, like grain or hay, etc. The worst milk ever is when your cow gets some wild onions from the pasture. Milk tastes just like onions. It's horrible. And I didn't read the other posts so I am probably just repeating them, but I did glance through and saw that the prices were high. First of all, I didn't know you could buy real milk in the store. Second, how much sense does that make? If anything it should be cheaper because it way easier/cheaper to produce. As you can tell from my above statement of "real milk", I think the other cannot compare. Honestly it's not even milk. It's like 50% chemicals, 45% water, and 5% milk. BTW, that's not exactly a fact, I kinda just made it up. More of a statistical sounding opinion, lol.
post #42 of 47
I have a question....we've been contemplating switching to raw milk - for now we're just cutting way way back on the amount of store milk that we drink. The main thing that I've been wondering is how do you handle other dairy products, or situations at other places? I've heard that you shouldn't really switch back and forth between raw and 'fake', right? B/c your body gets used to the healthiness of raw milk, and so then when it tastes the pasturized junk, you can get upset stomach, etc...... so can you drink raw milk and eat store-bought cheese? What about eating out or at other ppl's houses - if they are cooking with store milk, does that affect your digestion?
post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by abreakfromlife View Post
I have a question....we've been contemplating switching to raw milk - for now we're just cutting way way back on the amount of store milk that we drink. The main thing that I've been wondering is how do you handle other dairy products, or situations at other places? I've heard that you shouldn't really switch back and forth between raw and 'fake', right? B/c your body gets used to the healthiness of raw milk, and so then when it tastes the pasturized junk, you can get upset stomach, etc...... so can you drink raw milk and eat store-bought cheese? What about eating out or at other ppl's houses - if they are cooking with store milk, does that affect your digestion?
Well I don't know about the switching back and forth thing. If your body doesn't handle cooked dairy, it doesn't handle cooked dairy. period. Having at least some amount of raw milk if you tolerate both ok is definitely best.

FWIW, I cook with dairy a lot. And I do ok. But I think you have to build up some stamina in your gut with good bacteria if you are sensitive that way. I do notice a sensitivity to pasteurized dairy, but it is different than if I consumed no raw dairy at all. Less violent I guess.
post #44 of 47
we don't have any real dairy issues here. But I've read that basically your body gets used to the healthiness of raw milk, so it would see store milk as the toxins that it is. So if my kids went over to MIL's and she gave them a yogurt or a glass of milk, would that give them an upset stomach or diarrhea? Once you switch to raw milk, is it an all or nothing deal, or can a person's body handle both raw and not-raw dairy?
post #45 of 47
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we don't have any real dairy issues here. But I've read that basically your body gets used to the healthiness of raw milk, so it would see store milk as the toxins that it is. So if my kids went over to MIL's and she gave them a yogurt or a glass of milk, would that give them an upset stomach or diarrhea? Once you switch to raw milk, is it an all or nothing deal, or can a person's body handle both raw and not-raw dairy?
It really depends. I can tolerate ice cream, but half and half sometimes gives me the runs. I feel ok with cheeses. I can do yogurt because it is cultured.

So I think cultured dairy is ok, but if you are drinking milk for the sake of drinking, you will definitely notice the difference. HTH

I wouldn't look at it so much as "raw dairy will make me sensitive to non raw". That is what I am getting... but more like, raw milk will make you feel fantastic and everyone will notice a difference.
post #46 of 47
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That is what I am getting..
good, that's what I was getting at I already know it will make us feel so much better and taste better. I was just wondering about it more along the lines of 'do I need to tell MIL we've switched and tell her not to give the kids dairy'....b/c that will be a fun conversation
post #47 of 47
I just realized that the Natural market around here sells raw organic milk either certified or uncertified. But I don't know about the safety of it? I mean how am I supposed to know? The closest farm is probably over an hour in Lancaster and most likely Amish, but how should I determine the safety of this milk in particular? Everyone keeps saying its fine if its from a clean dairy farm where the cows are grazing, etc., but how do you know that if your buying it from a store not directly from the farm? I might start another thread because my dh wants to know all the risks as well before we buy it...I sort think that if other people have been drinking it from the store for a long time and no problems, it must be ok! Please don't respond with all the bad stuff about past. milk either - I KNOW, I KNOW. We actually buy Over the Moon and have loved it for the past two years or so. It tastes really sweet and really creamy and has more good stuff than other milks while not containing any chemicals (I remember a pp saying all past. milk contains more chemicals than actual milk, and thats really untrue even though I think she was sort of kidding, but I just wanted to point that out.)

I am also calling today to see how much the raw milk costs. Can't wait to try it.

Virginia, where did you get yours? pa or nj? how much? and did Griffin like it?
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