Raw milk is supposed to be a nutritionally complete food. I forgot where I got this from, but I've had this saved on my computer.
Nutritional Values of Raw Milk
1.Enzymes, catalase, peroxidase and phosphatase are present.
a.Phosphates is needed to split and assimilate the mineral salts in foods that are in the form of phytates.
b.Wulzen Factor (anti-stiffness) available.
c.X Factor (now believed to be vitamin K2) in tissue repair available.
2.Protein--100% metabolically available; all 22 amino acids, including the 8 that are essential for the complete metabolism and function of protein.
3.Vitamins--all 100% available
a.Vitamin A--fat soluble
b.Vitamin D--fat soluble
c.Vitamin E--fat soluble
d.Vitamin K--fat soluble
Vitamin B --Choline
Vitamin Bc --Folic Acid
Vitamin B1 --Thiamine
Vitamin B2 --Inositol
Vitamin B2 --Nicotinic Acid
Vitamin B2 --Riboflavin
Vitamin B2 --Pantothenic Acid
Vitamin B3 --Niacin
Vitamin B6 --Pyridoxine
4.Minerals--all 100% metabolically available.
5.Carbohydrates--easily utilized in metabolism. Still associated naturally with elements (instable).
6.Fats--all 18 fatty acids metabolically available, both saturated and unsaturated.
The only thing that I can think of that you can get too much of from raw milk is the naturally-occurring sugar, possibly. Just like fruit, you should eat it in moderation and not eat too much of it because of the sugar. Other than that, its good to eat a variety of foods, so I'd keep trying different kinds of foods. Homemade bone broths and soups from animal bones and meat as well as fermented foods, raw butter, coconut oil and cod liver oil, I think are also important to include in a diet.
Originally Posted by WuWei
Large consumption of calcium can deplete magnesium and make bones brittle, if magnesium isn't consumed along with the calcium.
I agree with that statement. But my question is that I thought raw milk contains the correct proportion of calcium to magnesium already. Do you have any sources that say otherwise?