What effect does raw milk have on you in general?

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What effect does raw milk have on you in general?

DreamWolf DreamWolf
Listening to a Coast to Coast show about Farmageddon, wondering if I will bump into any (honest) votes that raw milk harmed the voting person... Let's see...
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Raw milk has had positive effects on my health!
6  (16%)
I didn't find any differences between raw and pasteurized milk, and I am a very healthy person...
2  (5%)
I didn't find any differences between raw and pasteurized milk, and I am not a very healthy person...
Raw milk turned out to harm me!
1  (3%)
I have never had raw milk long enough to see!
13  (34%)
Milk? Ewwwwwwwww!!!
4  (11%)
Other? :)
12  (32%)
Total votes: 38
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01/15/2013
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abbylover abbylover
never had raw milk
01/15/2013
abbylover abbylover
where can you buy raw milk
01/15/2013
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by abbylover
where can you buy raw milk
From your local farm.
01/15/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
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Originally posted by abbylover
where can you buy raw milk
In CA you are lucky enough to be able to get it at a grocery store. Check out this site for exact sources.
01/15/2013
Cat E. Cat E.
I've never had unpasturized milk and would never try it.
01/15/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I love raw milk and I see a huge difference in my immune function when I drink it regularly. I lived in Washington state off and on where it is regulated and easily accessible. Unfortunately I now live in Ohio and the only way to get it is to participate in a "cow share" which entails picking it up directly from the farm--the nearest one is 45 minutes, and the milk is not tested, which I admit I'm a little nervous about. I may do it anyway because I've been sick several times since moving here and I'm tired of going through that.
01/15/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I've never had an opportunity to try raw milk, and I'm not interested in doing so.
01/15/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have never had raw milk, and don't think I would like to try it either.
01/15/2013
caseyb caseyb
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Originally posted by abbylover
never had raw milk
1st ive heard of it
01/15/2013
richsam richsam
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
Listening to a Coast to Coast show about Farmageddon, wondering if I will bump into any (honest) votes that raw milk harmed the voting person... Let's see...
i cant stand milk.the only time i have milk is if its cooked in my food like mac n cheese or potatoes or something..but i cant just drink milk
01/15/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
I haven't had raw milk.
01/15/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
Listening to a Coast to Coast show about Farmageddon, wondering if I will bump into any (honest) votes that raw milk harmed the voting person... Let's see...
I know the dangers of drinking raw milk personally as my cousin nearly died from an illness transmitted from cow to him through raw milk. If the cow is healthy it's not a real issue but lots of diseases and other bugs are zoonotic between cows and humans so the pasturization process is the better alternative.
01/15/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
I've never tried raw milk, but I am lactose intolerant. I drink almond milk.
01/15/2013
ththpup ththpup
Pasteurization isn't evil, but over processing is. They can flash pasteurize milk so that the nutritional benefits remain the same. Pasteurization is important where high density cows = disease and infection. If it were from a local farm, I'd say sure.
01/15/2013
Bleu Bleu
Never had it, and I don't think I ever plan to.
01/16/2013
Cowgirl-Cutie Cowgirl-Cutie
I hate milk. I have a lactose allergy and can't have it. But that doesn't bother me in the least as I hate the smell and consistency! lol Even when I had milk every now and then I never tried it raw but I don't see what's wrong with it.
01/16/2013
K101 K101
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
Listening to a Coast to Coast show about Farmageddon, wondering if I will bump into any (honest) votes that raw milk harmed the voting person... Let's see...
You know, I've still not ever had raw milk. I don't love milk and find it very hard to tolerate unless it's in a milkshake or cereal, skim milk included, but after you talked about this before, I went and done some research on it. I've been working on getting seriously healthy and found that raw milk could do some wonders for healing my teeth! I am glad you've mentioned this because it was really helpful for me. I wish I could get my hands on some, and I actually think someone in my area sells it (I don't know for sure). And while I have not tried it, I absolutely feel that it would bring nothing but wonderful health benefits! I'm really convinced.

DreamWolf, tell us more about what you know! Lol. Have you gotten to try it yet? I know we've discussed it being legal or not in different areas.
01/16/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Never gotten to that point.
01/16/2013
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
Raw milk really just has an annoying tendency to separate in the fridge. But it tastes fine and it's not going to make anyone sick as long as the dairy it came from was clean.
01/16/2013
spiced spiced
I haven't drunk milk in years, but if I did I would gladly try raw milk from a reputable dairy. I LOVE raw milk CHEESE and gladly make the 1 hour trek out to a great dairy farm which makes some of the best cheese in the US (all of it raw milk cheese).

I drank some raw milk as a kid. I grew up in a rural area and had lots of friends who lived on family farms. All I remember is the rich taste--and that it was warm straight out of the cow, which was very weird to me at first!
01/16/2013
Kitka Kitka
We drink Almond milk in our house.
01/16/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I've never tried milk that wasn't pasteurised.
01/16/2013
AmberM AmberM
I've never tried raw milk. Doesn't sound too amazing, either...
01/16/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by DreamWolf
Listening to a Coast to Coast show about Farmageddon, wondering if I will bump into any (honest) votes that raw milk harmed the voting person... Let's see...
Have had raw milk a few times. Gave me bad GI upset both times. I am somewhat lactose intolerant and so I don't know if it was the milk, or just me. It is certainly sweeter and richer then store bought stuff, however. The milk was really fresh too. Both times we were on dairy farms.
01/16/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Kitka
We drink Almond milk in our house.
Great stuff!!! Almost like desert. I wish they would use it to make more flavors of ice cream then just the Vanilla and Chocolate basic I can find.
01/16/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by K101
You know, I've still not ever had raw milk. I don't love milk and find it very hard to tolerate unless it's in a milkshake or cereal, skim milk included, but after you talked about this before, I went and done some research on it. ...
Any milk might help you out and if you don't tolerate it, try Lactaid. It comes in everything from whole milk, to totally fat free. Tastes perfectly normal too.
01/16/2013
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I've never had raw milk...
01/17/2013
glassrose glassrose
I thought I hated the taste of milk. I haven't had any plain milk for over a decade. When I did have it, I suffered all kinds of pain. I can't even use it in a sauce or pasta.
I have been using almond milk for over five years now, but there's no getting around the fact that in dairy sauces, almond milk just tastes funky. So, after hearing about raw milk, I did some research and found a dairy farm fifteen minutes from me, in Wa. The dairy tests the milk and the cows regularly. The milk has to be tested four times before it is taken over to a local store, where I purchase it. It is more expensive then mass produced milk, but not more so then organic milk.
The first time I used it to make baked Mac and cheese I couldn't believe I had no digestive pains. My intestines loved the stuff. There was no stuck or "heavy" feeling I typically suffer from with homogenized milk. I even tried it plain and it wasn't bad. It has none of the metallic, fake sweet that homogenized milk has. It's like an improved organic milk.
Now, just for a bit of background, I have tried every kind of milk known to man: lactaid, goat, rice, almond, coconut. I couldn't handle any animal milk any better than the homogenized cow milk.
Rice milk tastes like dirty dish water, coconut milk is excellent for baked goods and drinking but awful for cooking and almond milk just makes everything taste nutty. Every recipe I made with coconut milk just had this coconut taste overriding the rest of the ingredients. So, to have found a dairy milk I can digest, pain-free is exhilarating.
I would say, if you are considering trying it, make sure you research the farm, visit if you can, and make sure they regularly test. Thankfully Wa. has strict rules regarding testing of raw milk. I love being able to eat all the dairy and cheese dishes I love again using raw milk and raw milk cheese. If you have a safe farm nearby and the opportunity, I recommend it.
01/17/2013
Eugler Eugler
I had raw milk several times when I was a child and I got acid reflux and a strange feeling in the throat.
01/17/2013
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