Want to quit non-dairy milks, but don’t know how? If you’re someone like me who finally was ready to break up with oat milk after significant health consequences from years and years of ‘dairy alternatives,’ let me teach you. 

First things first: purchase digestive enzymes. I’ve linked a $10 off coupon code in which the discount should populate at checkout. CLICK HERE for the discount link.

Digestive enzyme supplements are so important especially if you have not had dairy, or regular milk in a significant period of time. You especially want a lactase enzyme that helps your body break down the sugars that are in the dairy which can cause gut irritation and bloating. 

Secondly, start SLOW. If you’re afraid to go straight to milk, or if you’re incredibly sensitive, start with a Dairy Ladder:

If you are not ready to opt for a raw milk option, the top options I recommend are 100% grass fed Maple Hill Creamery or Grassmilk by Organic Valley.

While I understand there is a mental aspect to the raw dairy due to the marketing that has been shoved down our throats for years pushing pasteurization as the best way, it’s actually been proven that the pasteurization process can trigger autoimmune issues in some people. It can also break down not only the active enzymes that occur naturally in raw milk, but also the native whey proteins, vitamins and nutrients. This is why you often see milk ‘fortified’ with vitamin D or other vitamins.  * you don’t want any milk that is ‘fortified’ with vitamins 

Unfortunately, the vicious cycle of fear of dairy: 

This has created a society that thinks ‘milk’ with 10 ingredients is a healthier option than milk straight from the cow which was consumed by our ancestors for years. I have been this person and I understand, but there is a way and we can do better: work on gut health and gaining back the enzymes, improve metabolism, source quality dairy, introduce slowly, become aware of the psychological responses to food, take a deep breath, and BOOM *regains the ability to tolerate dairy*

If you are not ready to opt for a raw milk option, the top options I recommend are 100% grass fed Maple Hill Creamery or Grassmilk by Organic Valley. 

I’m excited to share a deep dive on the benefits of raw milk in the very near future.. stay tuned!