Many families in West Virginia are suffering because of the state’s ban on raw milk sales. There is the 11-year old child who is allergic to the pasteurized milk sold in grocery stores, but her mother is unable to purchase raw goat’s milk from local farms. There is the family who missing out on an estimated $20,000 per year because they are unable to sell the extra milk produced by their two dairy cows. Continue reading
Children are told to drink their milk because it will help them grow and make their bones strong. National advertising campaigns like “Milk Does the Body Good” and “Got Milk?” tout the benefits of milk. Yet more and more people are developing dairy allergies and turning to alternative milks like soy, almond and coconut. Could it be that the root of the problem isn’t milk itself, but that the milk sold in grocery stores is laden with chemicals and altered through pasteurization and homogenization? Continue reading
Chester Ice, now 75 years old and still going strong, has been drinking raw milk all his life. Born in rural West Virginia, Chester and his two brothers grew up drinking fresh milk that their father milked from his three Jersey cows every morning and every evening.
“I was raised on raw milk from the time I was taken off my mother’s breast milk. I am 75 years old now. So, raw milk can’t be all that dangerous,” Chester concludes. Continue reading
Elizabeth is a healthy woman in her 50s, who was raised on a diet of farm fresh milk, vegetables, and livestock. Her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins were all raised on the same natural diet and they too enjoyed happy, healthy childhoods and maintained excellent health throughout adulthood. Elizabeth attributes her family’s good health to their natural diet and staying away from processed foods. She urges others to consider all the chemicals and poisons that enter our foods through processing, and instead opt to support local farms that still raise food in the right, natural way. Continue reading