National milk advertising campaigns like “Milk Does The Body Good” and “Got Milk?” and governmental agencies have lauded the benefits of conventional pasteurized industrial milk, but many are rejecting this advice as their bodies are rejecting the milk. Why do so many people have milk allergies? Why are many people turning to alternative milks like almond, soy, coconut or hemp? Could it be that our body doesn’t lie and that the reason our body is rejecting this “supposedly” healthy substance is that pasteurized milk is not as healthy as advertised.
Mark McAfee, CEO and Founder of Organic Pastures, which is the largest raw milk dairy in the United States, spoke with us about the health benefits of raw milk. He explains the history of dairy farming and the reasons why milk went from being a healthy living substance to a dead pasteurized product that is the most allergenic food in America. McAfee explains how in Europe raw milk and whole foods are used to promote good health and prevent disease. Whereas, in the United States, the prescription for good health entails going to the doctor and taking a pill for whatever ails us. He further shares the nutritional value of drinking clean, raw milk and the many health benefits, including having healthy gut bacteria and immunity to many diseases.
If the FDA, CDC and the milk processors had their way, no one would be drinking raw milk. Why is that? It certainly isn’t because it is dangerous or hazardous to your health. In fact, no one has died from drinking raw milk since 1973. McAfee states that contrary to what these organizations claim, raw milk is one of the healthiest substances you can put in your body! So why won’t the FDA allow raw milk producers to cross state lines with their product–even if the state they are crossing into allows the sale of raw milk? The answer is simple, corruption and greed!
McAfee also discusses almonds, which he grows on his farm. Do you know if the almonds you buy are truly “raw” almonds? They may not be. Pasteurization and irradiation is a wide-spread practice for almond growers. Since truth in labeling and transparency doesn’t seen to be a major priority with many of our big food growers, Mark suggests that you call your farmer and be your own food safety consultant.
McAfee’s is passionate about dairy farming and passionate about the many health benefits of drinking raw milk and eating a real food diet! To learn more, click on the link below to listen to this educational and compelling interview:
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