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Never had raw milk itself, just raw milk cheeses, so I can't really give an opinion on that.
Bison, however, is delicious! I'd definitely recommend trying it. It can basically be used in any recipe in place of beef. Son of Grok has a great Bacon Bison Meatloaf recipe on his site. I use his recipe as a basis for my meatloaf but I often change up the ingredients.
We love raw milk. Most amazing taste. We do shakes w/ raw milk & coconut oil which are out of this world. Also, my hubby...who's always been slighly milk intolerant, has no issues at all with whole raw milk. As some of the others mentioned it's not strictly Primal, so not everyone uses it on here. But, it's soooo much nicer than regular milk.
Have had bison too...definitely low fat so requires slooow, low-heat cooking.
Also, my hubby...who's always been slighly milk intolerant, has no issues at all with whole raw milk.
Any farmer who's taking the trouble to supply unpasteurized milk may also be using a traditional breed of cow, such as Jersey, which could help. I'm sure pasteurizing does cause problems, but so, it's said, do the proteins in milk from some modern breeds.
It's interesting that while on the one hand there are many cultures where dairy products are consumed in large amounts, and in which people are very healthy on account of that, on the other some people do seem to have problems with the products currently on the shelves.
The other interesting thing is that almost everyone seems to be fine with butter (or, if not clarified butter) - and also with whey.
It seems the problem might be with a mutated version of a milk protein, beta-casein:
Some five thousand years ago, a mutation occurred in this proline amino acid, converting it to histidine. Cows that have this mutated beta casein are called A1 cows, and include breeds like Holstein. ...
... the mutated protein, only weakly holds on to BCM 7 [a peptide that's actually an opiate], so it is liberated in the GI tract of animals and humans who drink A1 cow milk, and it is found in significant quantity in the blood and urine of these animals. ...