Unpasteurized Raw Milk: The Controversy

Canada has had a federal prohibition on raw milk sales since 1991, preventing the sale and distribution of unpasteurized milk. Australia is the only country with a prohibition similar to ours. You can find raw milk for sale in stores in California and even in vending machines in France. Raw milk is generally legal with tight regulation across the European Union and some argue for the legalization of raw milk here in Canada. But how safe is raw milk and what are the benefits?

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Candida Overgrowth and the Gut

Candida is commonly found in non-pathogenic amounts in the gastrointestinal tract, vagina, and on the skin. A healthy amount of candida is usually maintained and kept in check by our immune system and other bacteria. Health issues can arise if candida growth is out of control and overgrows in one or more areas of the body.

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Lactose Intolerance

Lactase is the enzyme required to digest lactose, a milk sugar. When lactose comes into contact with its enzyme lactase, lactose is split into absorbable components: glucose and galactose. As we get older our ability to produce the enzyme lactase decreases in about 75 percent of people, resulting in high rates of lactose intolerance within the general population.

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