My latest and certainly greatest title is ?the milk man.? When people need to discern between me and another they sometimes say, ?oh, you mean the milk man?? Every now and then I get a ?hey, milk man!?
For those of you who don?t already know, for the past month I?ve been interning at a raw dairy farm in Montrose, CO and driving 100+ gallons halfway across the state on my ?route.? Doesn?t everybody milk cows on their days off? This is the semi-clever one I?ve been using relentlessly when faced with having to tell someone what I?ve been up to lately. But it?s true, after my day job I?ve been driving over two hours to get up at 4:30am and milk ?the girls,? deliver milk all the way over to the raw milk-obsessed town of Carbondale, and more, including, but not limited to, eating the most massive and nourishing farm breakfasts in the world compliments of Mama Cindy.
For the past year I?ve been extremely interested in the idea of unpasteurized milk and milk products thanks to the work of Sally Fallon, Jordan Rubin, Donna Gates, and others. My introduction to these revolutionary (because they use common sense, a rarity in today?s nutritional wonderland) authors led me further down the path of raw dairy to legendary nutritional pioneers Weston A. Price and Francis Pottenger, who both concluded that raw, grassfed dairy products were the most nutritious foods available to modern humans from several vantage points.
Price for example, sent 10,000 native foods from his worldwide travels back to his laboratory for nutritional research. Butter from cows fed on rapidly-growing green grass shared the title for the planet?s most nutritious food along with organ meats and fish eggs. Butter? Yes, butter, but not the kind sold down at City Market (the ?c? in city is pronounced ?sh? as in shopper). Price?s deep yellow raw butter contained high concentrations of fat soluble vitamins and substances rarely found in any other food on earth, such as Activator X, CLA, Wulzen factor, etc., all known to have profound healing and rehabilitation properties.
Which brings me to my next point. At the dawn of the Mayo clinic, J.E. Crewe, M.D., one of the founders of the clinic, used grassfed milk to successfully treat and cure most degenerative ailments. Crewe is quoted as saying, ?The method itself is so simple that it does not greatly interest most doctors?The fact that many diseases are treated and successful results claimed, leads almost to disrespect.? He used a milk diet of 3-9 quarts a day to treat high blood pressure, obesity, various forms of edema, diabetes, heart disease, liver and kidney disorders, arthritis, allergies, asthma, and much more.
And what Crewe knew with certainty and confidence to be true after nearly two decades at the clinic reflects exactly what I?ve discovered myself on my own personal journey to better health?
?When sick people are limited to a diet containing an excess of vitamins and all the elements necessary to growth and maintenance, they recover rapidly without the use of drugs and without bringing to bear all the complicated weapons of modern medicine?the most important single factor in the cause of disease and in the resistance to disease is food. I have seen so many instances of the rapid and marked response to this form of treatment (raw milk diet) that nothing could make me believe this is not so.?
Personally, I haven?t been able to sleep in a house with cats and/or dogs in eight years because of severe allergy-induced asthma ? that I was once medicated and even hospitalized for. Monday night I slept quite well in a house with two cats and two dogs without a sniffle or a wheeze. A few weeks ago I slept on a pillow covered with dog hair with no noticeable effect. My reaction has been one of disbelief, after drinking raw milk, yoghurt, and kefir regularly for only a week before noticing miraculous improvement. This coupled with a massive reduction of dietary sugar (and alcohol and caffeine) made possible by the abundant consumption of nourishing unadulterated fats and animal protein over the past four months are the only factors I can attribute my healing to.
Of course this is exciting for me, but understand that healing my body of these and other ailments has been my primary pursuit in life since I suddenly became completely incapacitated by them in December of 1999 (at that time I couldn?t walk to the bus stop without having an asthma attack). This isn?t just a pleasant surprise, to me it is winning the gold medal, an Oscar, the Nobel prize. I set out with a grand achievement in mind, and although I?m still in disbelief and awaiting the return of my problems, it appears, for the moment, that I have done it.
So thank you everyone for following along with me on this journey, which is now accelerating as my personal progress and knowledge blossoms. I hope to continue to share my discoveries with anyone in pursuit of truly healing and nourishing themselves ? and to offer the most effective and efficient route to the pinnacle of well-being.
?and call me ?the milk man,? because that is, above all else, what I am.