“Eight months ago, Shaylin Downs struggled to make it to school. Her chronic eczema saw her spend days in a wheelchair, travelling to Taranaki Base Hospital three times a week for treatment, unable to enjoy many of the opportunities her school friends did…”
This little girl spent some days wheelchair bound & up to three days a week getting hospital treatment for her eczema. Any parent knows the agony such a child goes through … the itching … unable to scratch and sleepless nights. Yet after a recommendation to try drinking raw milk she is now able to enjoy a normal life. What a wonderful story.
And there are other stories out there like this one. I know personally of kids who suffer eczema if drinking treated milk, but don’t with raw.
Raw milk can still be obtained in NZ, although in some countries it is banned because of health scares. The need to be super sterilized went to the other end of the spectrum and much of the goodness contained in raw is destroyed. Modern equipment and the production of organic raw however means the product’s quality is stringently controlled. Like any food item, you treat it with respect and heed all the requirements regarding cleanliness and refrigeration. I personally buy organic raw, have done for nearly ten years and I seldom ever drink the treated product now.
Read the Taranaki article HERE
Read about the general health benefits of raw milk HERE
Read (from one MD) about the controversy over raw versus treated HERE
And from another MD on the benefits of raw HERE
Do your own research and make an informed decision. If you opt for raw, you can buy it here in the Rangitikei. There are a couple of outlets, one in Marton (raw) and another on the Ohakea-Tangimoana road near Tangimoana (organic raw) you can’t miss it, on the left heading toward Tangimoana.