What’s the Deal with Raw Milk?

Can I still have raw milk if I’m lactose intolerant?

For the past 10 years, I’ve drastically decreased my dairy consumption because of the effects of being lactose intolerant. That gurgle stomach, the uncomfortable gassy feeling…it’s not pretty. But I love love LOVE cheese and ice cream.

I am resigned to the fact that if I have one slice of pizza or a glass of milk, I’ll be dealing with the consequences later that night. Sure, I could take lactase pills or drink lactaid milk…but it’s just not the same. I want my BODY to be good shape, not tricking it into accepting these dairy products. I have tried kefir, greek yogurt, and regular yogurt to supplement my dairy consumption but I don’t really like the taste and texture of these products. So, I’m heading back to the simplest thing…milk!

I will be trying raw milk for the next 30 days. I bought a half gallon of raw skim milk and I’m going to see if I can handle it without getting the horrible effects of being lactose intolerant. My friend has been trying this experiment for the past year and he hasn’t had any problems…and his intolerance was more severe than mine!

Hopefully I can add dairy back to my diet, especially since I’m getting older and I want to take better care of my body.

If you’ve tried raw milk, I’d love to know!