A lot of people ask me if they can have milk if it’s in raw form.
It is true that dairy products should be initially avoided, especially in the first month; I have most certainly found that the addition of raw (straight from the cow, un-homogenized and unpasteurized) dairy products such as milk, kefir, yogurt, buttermilk, cream and various cheeses can be quite beneficial. Personally, I would be more inclined to trust the opinion of a healthy cow over a scientist in a white coat and have never believed that foods like margarine or tampered with dairy products are conducive to good health
An important point to remember is that raw dairy products straight from the cow, or minimally processed dairy products which have been made into various products, contain enzymes, beneficial fats, probiotics, and prebiotics not found in pasteurized dairy products.
Some patients with candida can actually tolerate these organic raw dairy products all the way through their treatment, so you may want to experiment and if in doubt ask your health-care professional about an ELISA food allergy test to determine your immune’s antibody status when it comes to dairy products.
Incidentally, if your blood-based IgE-IgG food allergy test results reveal very high antibody levels towards dairy products, then you should avoid these dairy products regardless of whether they are pasteurized, homogenized, 100% certified organic or even biodynamic dairy products. The proteins will be the same, so just avoid them until your digestive and immune health improves.
So raw milk? It’s great if you can get it. Unfortunately, some areas won’t allow you to buy raw milk because of the lack of processing, which seems counterproductive. You may find you have to locate a local farmer willing to sell or trade if you really want milk in its rawest form.