The following excerpt is from a recent post on Augie’s “The Journal of Living Food and Healing” blog titled “Raw milk can be dangerous: how to pick a safe dairy“:
“Despite what you often hear within the raw milk community, raw milk can make you sick if you are not careful in picking who you deal with. I hosted a raw milk con ference in Ohio with 70 attendees. I taught the health benefits of raw milk for an hour– while I was on the tail end of a three week ill ness from a load of campylobacter bacteria. It was the worst and longest bout of diarrhea I ever had. It was from raw milk from an unclean milk producer. I wanted to believe it was from our laying hens and eggs, but it was not.
Still being sick from bad milk, it was an embarrassing situation teaching its health benefits in front of everyone (I told no one, of course) but it made a lifelong impression on me of why it is so important to understand HOW to pick a raw dairy. No one has a story like this one– so I am most qualified to teach it more (since I have the experience). With the growth of the moove ment, there will be more out breaks since people, like me at one time, generally do not know how to evaluate a dairy. Continue reading