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PeanutMom
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   Posted 8/18/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   

I had this theory but no way to prove it until recently. Here's the thing .. . .I grew up on a dairy farm that my family owned and ran until the herd was sold off when I was about 23. Until that time I had never eaten any processed milk products other than butter and cheeses, we even made our own ice-cream. I drank TONS of milk with no issue. After that time was when I first noticed my lactose intolerance issues. I thought about it about 5 years ago and realized I was fine on the raw (or organic) milk and then thought maybe the processing was causing me troubles not the actual milk but I had no access to raw milk until now.

about 2 weeks ago I found a new farm in the area, very small about 20 cows that is selling the raw milk to the public as part of their holistic approach to life. So I tried it. . .. . .to date I have personally drank 2 gallons of milk and turned another full gallon into ice cream and eaten that in the past 2 weeks and no lactose issues at all. I've been in sheer heaven!

I was thinking maybe the homogenization process was the culprit? It's the point where they do something to the milk and cream to bind them together so they can no longer separate . . .maybe that's what my system can't deal with, it can't break that bond down and gets fed up with it?

Any ideas? Comments? offers to drag me away in the white hug-me jackets?


Kim
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 19m (7/08)~ Married ~ 36
"The List "
- UC dx 8/2000 - Culturelle Align 1x day Prenatal Vitamin (Currently not flaring but not what I would call in remission either.)
- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Anemic - Ferolicit IV monthly
- Allergies - Zyrtec 10mg 


robray
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   Posted 8/18/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't offer any input on your theory other than it sounds interesting and I am finding that the more processed foods you can avoid the better.

I am curious if you boil the raw milk before you drink it?
UC (Pancolitis) diagnosed in 1992. Medications: Dipentum, Prednisone, Pariet


PeanutMom
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   Posted 8/18/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
nope I drink it straight from the container to the glass to my mouth. I never thought to boil it, we never did before when we grew up on it so it never dawned on me now.

Man it just has so much more flavor than the processed milk, I had forgotten how much better it tasted. I seriously would drink it all day long if it was econimical!

I talked with the farmer and he actually let me help "for old times sake" once when I stopped in so I know that the milk tank is kept at the proper temp (like about 34 degrees F) and twice filtered on it's way into the tank. The tank's emptied every 3rd day by truck and gets an acid wash for clearing milk stone and bacteria out. All standard practices (and a few more we didn't do with a 110 animals in our herd *oopsie*) He allows me to bring my container so I know that part's clean.

Probably opening myself up to other risks I know. . . .but it's just wonderful drinking big gulps of milk agian without kringing about it later!
Kim
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 19m (7/08)~ Married ~ 36
"The List "
- UC dx 8/2000 - Starting Remicade 8/21 if insurance approves - Align 1x day Prenatal Vitamin (Currently not flaring but not what I would call in remission either.)
- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Anemic - Ferrlicet IV monthly
- Allergies - Zyrtec 10mg 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/18/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have lactose issues but have not tried raw milk.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


pb4
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   Posted 8/18/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
From my understanding lactose is a natural occuring sugar found in milk and most dairy products, yogurt has lactose broken down (no digestion issues) because of the live cultured bacteria in yogurt...taking a probiotic daily has diminished my severe lactose intolerance issues...I had lactose intolernace as a baby, then again about 6 yrs ago it came back (not uncommon) since taking Primadophilus Rueteri which is known to aid with lactose issues, high cholesterol and for women, vaginal health, I no longer have any of the above mentioned issues.

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ithurtsmom
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   Posted 8/18/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   

OK this may sound dumb, but how do you know you have lactose issues?  When my daughter was diagnosed with UC one of the tests they ran said she was lactose intolerant.  She always drank a lot of milk, icecream and ate milk products, no problem.  She still eats everything, I only give her lactose free milk.  Am I waisting my money?

 

I thought drinking raw milk could make you really sick?


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pb4
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   Posted 8/19/2008 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
It's not a dumb question...it's too difficult to tell if you're lactose intolerant especially when you have IBD since the lactose intolerance can easily be masked by IBD symptoms...the best thing to do is get tested (talk to your doc). That's what I had done (my GI suspected that I also had a lactose issue going on so he sent me for the blood test to confirm it and was right)...a good probiotic like the one I mentioned above, will definitely help, it did for me and it specifies that it aids lactose issues, no more having to use lactaid pills for me.

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PeanutMom
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   Posted 8/19/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
If you get it straight from the cow and it hasn't been properly filtered and cooled I'm sure raw milk could be bad. I'm also sure there's plenty of people out there that have had issues with it. I am either very lucky or am not one of those people, I drank nothing but raw milk from birth to 23 years old and haven't had any problems to my knowledge because of it. Mind you I'm not saying that there's not problems with it, I'm sure the bacterial risks are higher, I've just never experienced them personally.
Kim
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 19m (7/08)~ Married ~ 36
"The List "
- UC dx 8/2000 - Starting Remicade 8/21 if insurance approves - Align 1x day Prenatal Vitamin (Currently not flaring but not what I would call in remission either.)
- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Anemic - Ferrlicet IV monthly
- Allergies - Zyrtec 10mg 


princesa
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   Posted 8/19/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
There are plenty of proponents of raw milk. Here's an article to get you started...

http://www.mercola.com/article/milk/no_milk.htm


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Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 

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