posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 01:16 PM
a reply to: alishainwonderland
I've been drinking milk for about seven years now and it has helped to clear up many digestive issues that I had.
Raw milk still contains the enzymes and benefitical bacteria that is pasteurized out of - well- pasteurized milk.
My daughter was horrendously allegeric to milk when she was a baby, to the point that I couldn't have dairy while nursing. It was a protein allergy
not the garden variety lactose intolerance - my mother was the same. So no dairy in my house basically ever. And I did have gas, bloating,
heartburn, reflux, prone to food poisoning, etch from youth even without the milk.
So I read a book, "Noursing Traditions" by Sally Fallon, et al, and decided to give raw whole milk a try. Guess what the above began to go away -
and pretty quickly. My daughter can drink raw whole milk without difficultly today though it's not a favorite, she does use it to make her own
yoghurt and kefir.
Which brings me to raw cultured foods which are also very benefitical to digestive and overall health. Kefir, Kombucha, Saurkraut and other cultured
veges. These feed and provide the benefitical bacteria that your gut needs to function well. Store bought, processed, pasturized foods do not.
Though you can get these raw in many health food stores it is easy to do at home. I've always a 'vat' of something brewing....
Remember that you 'gut' health is important to many aspects of health including the immune system and the neurvous system (healthy gut bacteria
produces B vitamins which are essential). Mood improves with a healthy gut environment, skin improves with an active gut, everything improves.
As for teenagers and food - they will learn or they will not and it's pretty much out of your hands at this point and in theirs - if they want to be
sick from food, so be it.