Raw milk is completely fresh and unprocessed (not pasteurized). Raw milk has more nutrients, enzymes and minerals than pasteurized milk where the heating process damages vitamins and enzymes. Raw milk promotes health.
Studies show that raw milk protects against asthma, allergies, eczema and respiratory infections. Reports gathered by the Weston A. Price Foundation indicate that you are at least thirty-five times more likely to contract illness from other foods than from raw milk. There has never been a confirmed death from raw milk, but there have been more than 70 deaths from pasteurized milk and pasteurized milk products.
Pasteurized milk is much more dangerous than raw milk. Even more significant is that higher mortality rates in men and women, with a higher fracture incidence, were found in those using pasteurized as opposed to raw milk. (1)
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Note here: Cheech and Chong are apparently taking up this issue now….now that pot is becoming more accepted, they are on to the next BIG THING…..not sure I would want their help…but there you are!
- Michaëlsson K, Wolk A, Langenskiöld S. Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies. British Medical Journal. 2014;349:g6015.