As a farmer I accept the responsibility that we are producing food on this farm. I detest the word commodity and believe using that kind of language degrades and reduces the importance of life giving nutrients. Our primary goal here at Real Farm Foods is to grow food of the highest quality no matter what. We enjoy providing our customers with quality, nutrient dense foods for their friends and family. It really makes us feel good and makes all our very hard work even more rewarding when these folks give us feed back on how we are doing.
The following cut and paste came in today from one of our raw milk customers. We imply nothing of the sort that would lead anybody, including bottom grazing attorneys, to believe we are making any kind of claims what so ever about the health benefits of any food we grow. And we are not claiming to be doctors, nutritionist or even being intelligent people at all. So don't waste your time sending me nasty e-mails, mean people, I'm just forwarding another e-mail, because I like sharing e-mails. And I'm not saying anything bad about any other kind of food either. Enough of that.
This came in this morning from a new customer to us just early this year. She chose to use our raw milk from our grass fed only Jersey cows for a 30 day raw milk diet. We have known about raw milk diets for quite some time and I suggest you start your read with Sally Fallon if you want to research some.
Our customer writes:
Raw Milk Testimonial
In the spring of 2009, I had a high fever and was extremely sick for 9 days. I am health and nutrition conscious and tried many different things during these last two years to bring back my prior vigor and strength. I gave up meat and lived on mainly raw fruits and vegatables for periods of time, but I felt like I was starving! My body kept feeling weaker. In the fall of 2010 I started experiencing joint pain in my feet, hands, hips, tail bone and left knee. I have been experiencing fatigue and digestive issues (gas, bloating, cramping and constipation), bladder/kidney infections that I couldn't get rid off, headaches, joint pain and a skin condition (psoriasis) which prompted my decision to go off all food and beverages and give the milk diet a try. I began an exclusive grass fed raw milk diet in February, 2011. I drank 1 1/2 gallons of milk a day for 30 days. I have included some comments below.
Prior to starting the milk, I ate raw fruit for one day to start the cleansing process. I consumed 8 oz. of milk every half hour for 10-12 hours. I didn't think my body would be able to handle that much volume, but I was surprised by how easily I adjusted. I was tired and rested a lot for the first 3 or 4 days. I also had a few headaches from my morning cup of black tea (caffeine) withdrawal. After that time, I started feeling really good and the pain in my joints was much less noticable. I wasn't much of a milk drinker so I was only doing this by sheer determination and will to improve my health. I found to my delight the milk tasted wonderful! It can best be described as tasting like melted vanilla ice cream. Who doesn't like vanilla ice cream?
I thought I would try skimming the cream and making butter for my family while consuming the skimmed milk for my diet. I didn't feel as good so I decided that experiment wasn't a good idea. My body needed the extra calories and nutrients from the whole milk. Prior to starting the milk diet I was experiencing swollen joints in my right hand and the swelling had gone down at least 50% by the end of week 2.
Back to drinking the whole milk and my energy level soured once again. I love this diet because I feel full all the time. I am giving my body the nutrition it needs. I noticed the biggest improvement in my dry, scaly skin this week. One area is completely gone and the other areas are improved 50%. My digestive system is working properly with no upset in either kidney/bladder or colon areas of digestion.
I consumed 40 gallons of milk during this 30 days consisting of 4200 calories a day. I was desiring to build up energy and body fat and muscle. While mostly resting and exerting myself very little on absolutely necessary housework I found that due to the good calories from this grass fed milk, I still only gained 3 pounds after 30 days. I have no negative digestive issues whatsoever, the joint pain is hardly noticable and the psoriasis is 80% diminished. My body continues to improve and it is hard to believe that I once felt tired all the time. I now have the energy to engage in those wonderful outdoor spring activites and just wish the weather would cooperate! Who needs caffeine? Just drink raw milk!!!
My special thanks goes to Cody and Dawnnell Holmes at the Rockin H Ranch/Real Farm Foods for providing me with this wonderful milk. Cody even went without himself some weeks so I would have all I needed for my milk cure. How happy I am to have found you and plan to never be without this wonderful grass fed raw milk.