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!)

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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.

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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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