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Raw Milk: The Whole Truth
by Chef Jem
with Mark McAfee and Dr. Dale Jacobson, DC
This is a recording of Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures Dairy in California having an informal discussion with Dr. Dale Jacobson about the value of raw milk. The discussion opens with a quick history of milk. Those who have read The Untold Story of Milk by Dr. Ron Schmid will be familiar with this fascinating story.
Following this is a discussion on how allergy trends align with antibiotic use and consumption of pasteurized milk. One interesting point concerns the fact the genetically engineered bovine growth hormone rBST is only allowed in the U.S. and condemned elsewhere. In the U.S., demand for rBST is dropping due to falling demand for commercial milk.
Mark McAfee probably has a million fascinating stories and he shares one in this video about a young Masai who came to the United States to attend Stanford University. This intelligent man came here in good health but developed Crohn’s disease. He was unable to consume any dairy until he discovered raw milk from Organic Pastures. Today he is on the road to recovery. The health benefits of cultured dairy products like yoghurt and kefir come up in the conversation and there are brief mentions of studies like the Parsifal Study which shows children on raw milk tend to be less susceptible to certain illnesses and allergies. This video rates a thumbs up. Contact Chef Jem firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2008.