Raw Dairy

A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks, and I guess I needed some down time to figure out where I’m going/what I’m doing with my approach and treatment plan. I’m still figuring things out, but I’m excited to start tapering off this prednisone next week. And, while I doubt I’ll continue to blog everything I eat, I intend to post any significant changes to my nutrition plan and favorite recipes, etc.

My most recent change is adding a bit of raw dairy into my diet. I found a great little shop that distributes raw dairy and pastured eggs from local farms, and bought raw yogurt, kefir, cow cream, and goat milk yesterday. Plus 2 dozen pastured eggs and a couple of dragon fruit (soooo yummy!)



I’ve also introduced occasional organic coffee back into my diet. Had it this morning with raw cream and raw local honey. Oh. My. Goodness.


For breakfast, I had homemade granola (oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, shredded unsweetened coconut, coconut oil, agave nectar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract- all mixed up and baked at 350 for about half an hour, then added raisins) with raw yogurt. The yogurt is a much thinner consistency than what you buy at the store, so that’ll take some getting used to, but the flavor was great.

All the raw dairy is labeled “for pet/ag use only”. It’s illegal to sell it for human consumption in Florida. It freaks me out just a little bit (am I going to drop dead from some crazy bacterial infection after consuming this stuff???) and by buying raw dairy am I inserting myself into a movement of hippies and conspiracy theorists that buck the system for the fun of it? I don’t know. But breaking the law is kind of fun. And if half of my research into the health benefits of raw, grass fed milk is legit, it’s totally worth it.

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