2021 was a challenging year in many ways. Dealing with some severe postpartum health problems as well as the stress of a cancellation attempt (more on that later) left me with deep and disfiguring cystic acne all over my face. I’m still dealing with the scars, but the initial journey back to clarity was primarily an education in nutrition, Several different dermatologists insisted, regardless of my commitment to keeping my body healthy for pregnancy, that I go on prescription Accutane (a grave teratogen) to manage the acne. Those appointments frustrated me, but they also led me down a rabbit hole that eventually pointed to raw milk. Without boring you with too many details, these are the basic facts that I learned:
- Accutane is a synthetic and high-dosage version of Vitamin A.
- Accutane works because, due to a modern diet, most people are deficient in Vitamin A.
- Raw Milk is one of the best sources (as well as liver) for getting Vitamin A into your system in a way that would not compromise a gestating baby.
Logically, then, I determined that raw milk might be a good place to start if I wanted to heal my face.
And I was right. By the grace of God and the gift of raw milk, the cysts went away, and my skin healed. However, the problem remains that raw milk is actually illegal in many states, for dubious reasons that you can explore further on your own. But once you’re willing to take the plunge, there are resources!
Weston A. Price Foundation sponsors this Raw Milk finder to help you determine where the closest and safest place is to retrieve liquid gold for your family. My toddler drinks it too, and it has had really promising effects on her eczema.