Buy the Right Dairy for your Yogurt
Q. I’d like to know how I can buy the best milk to use for Bravo because I have an allergy to dairy.
A. The guideline for buying milk is to get the very best you can. Ultra-Pasteurized milk is damaged by the chemicals they process it with. Store bought Pasteurized is fine. There is a website called www.realmilk.com that has a locater for fresh milk in your area. Calling health food stores and checking local farmer’s markets are also very good.
Describe your dairy allergy. What it it like? Sometimes these allergies are a skin rash. Sometimes it is damage to the mucosa from foods, medications or toxins. Have you always had it? Ever since you were little?
It could be a casein allergy and you may be able to remove enough to be okay. Or it could be the stress of the cows that is influencing your body. Big farms keep cows helplessly enslaved, never seeing grass, sky or a tree. Loved and looked after cows are better. They are herd animals. They are aware of each other in groups up and down streets. If everyone of their herd is enslaved, it causes unfathomable despair. It is important to find the right milk.
Raw milk has the advantage of being full fat with no processing or additives. Then we can “home pasteurize” it skim off the casein and avoiding the processing. I think of it as my white gesso canvas. Ready for some art.
We pasteurize by heating it to about 170 degrees F. Then we cool it. It has to cool quickly because it can go bad if it is sitting around kind of warm. I use an ice bath to cool it more quickly. When it is cool to body temp, there is a skin that comes up to the top. This is casein and many people are sensitive to it. Casein is removed by skimming off the film that rises to the top of the milk. If you remove that skin, most of the casein and stress hormones are removed and that is when we add the cultures.
Another important point about the milk is that the immune system is installed through the process of the baby’s gut being open, safe, and happy. Ready and very well equipped for new growth. When I ask people how their breast feeding went, 100% tell me a sad story. I believe this sad story has been going on for a long time. For me, my sad story was difficult to express as a 2 month old. It came out something like, “Whaaaaaa”. I had internalized the rage because that is how I was handled and how the rage was handled. I was trying my best to say “I can’t live and grow on this formula stuff you are giving me.” Where is my customized, loved packets of love filled with growth and promise that I can build my life out of? I was shocked to see that formula was made from corn syrup.
When I met Bravo Yogurt, it was like introducing the part that I have been raging for. It completely satisfied that part. Wow. What a gift. Whatever I had needed to build these functions inside me was satisfied. It was amazing. I opened up like a flower that finally got fertilized. I LOVED Bravo Yogurt and I have kept opening up all these years. (6 at the time of this writing).
So I am never going to say that you and yours, don’t need Bravo Yogurt. That would be foolish. However, it does need to be made in a way that supports what it is doing. You want the best milk for the best result.
Now, about that allergy. I am certain that rebounding to your immune system through gut mucosa and yogurt may be difficult. But it is absolutely worth a try. If you can’t take it internally, you can try to use it in other ways.
1. On the skin. Do you know what a happy plump milk feed baby feels like? Their skin is so soft and hydrated. THIS . . . Is what my skin feels like when I apply yogurt as a lotion to it every day. I head out to my shower with an ounce of yogurt in a cup. When I am done, I apply the yogurt to my skin. You should really be doing your face, hands and neck a second time per day. It is amazing. It fills the skin with a microbiome thickens it and pulls the skin together into strength.
These same microbiome that does all the immunity work can do it from your skin. We have had chemically sensitive girls do it on their skin. If you take antibiotics, it will kill your gut flora but if it is on the skin, you are still fine. Unless it is topical antibiotic.
The skin is also an organ of detoxification as is the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, etc. So being able to release toxins and waste from our bodies really helps us to circulate and feel better. Then the emotions and thoughts come around. I have a question for you.
Are negative thoughts really just toxins in the body? Bravo is very good at cleaning.