A movement is underway to restore the general availability of raw milk. Most milk and milk products these days are in the form of pasteurized milk, that is, milk that is briefly heated to temperatures somewhat below the boiling point in order to destroy and reduce the number of pathogens in the dairy product. This process does increase the safety of the milk supply and increases the product’s shelf-life; however, milk pasteurization also destroys helpful bacteria within the milk. Many people believe that the process greatly reduces the health benefits of milk.
For certain, raw milk is easier to digest. Even those with lactose intolerance are very often able to consume raw milk regularly. Raw milk is also said to offer a substantial boost to the immune system.
Raw Milk Health Benefits
While immune and general nutritional benefits from raw milk are recommended for all but the youngest and oldest among us, raw milk is particularly suggested as a natural remedy for a few conditions. These include: bowel disorders, asthma, allergies, and high cholesterol.