Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. Health food proponents tout the benefits of raw milk and the ills of pasteurization and homogenization. Raw milk is the purest form of milk direct from the livestock, which comes naturally to you without being processed or treated.
 
  A Historical Look at Raw Milk
  Humans have drank raw milk, long before the pasteurization process began. Here's a look at the history of raw milk and how it was used for many generations before ours.  
• Most people don't know that raw organic milk from grass-fed animals was actually used as a medicine in the 1920′s. The Mayo Foundation used a diet of raw milk as a remedy for heart failure, diabetes, kidney disease, chronic fatigue and obesity.
• From the time of Hippocrates until just after World War II, this miracle food nourished and healed millions. Today, in Germany, successful raw milk therapy is provided in many hospitals.
• Studies show that raw milk is very effective in preventing scurvy and protecting against flu, diphtheria and pneumonia. Raw milk prevents tooth decay, even in children who eat a lot of sugar.
• The earliest possible records show that man valued milk intensely, including milk from goats, camels, horses, even reindeer! And most certainly it was of the unpasteurized, raw organic variety. Herdsmen in Asia coveted milk even before the Bible praised the "land of milk and honey."
• And it's amazing to think that, almost always, the folks known most for their great health and long life, like the Bulgarians and Russians, are heavy consumers of raw milk and milk products, not to mention that they eat hardly any meat!
 
     
There's little mention in the mainstream media these days, of traditional foods having healing properties. Sure, there's a ton of hype touting unfermented soy products, vegetable oils and supplements as modern saviors, but in reality, these items have risk-to-benefit ratios like many drugs do.Few people are aware that clean, raw milk from grass-fed cows and was actually used as a medicine in the early part of the last century. That's right. Milk straight from the udder, a sort of "stem cell" of foods, was used as medicine to treat, and frequently curesome serious chronic diseases. From the time of Hippocrates to until just after World War II, this "white blood" nourished and healed uncounted millions. Clean raw milk from pastured cows is a complete and properly balanced food. You could live on it exclusively if you had to. Indeed, published accounts exist of people who have done just that . What's in it that makes it so great? Let's look at the ingredients to see what makes it such a powerful food.