Why You’ve Never Heard of The Mayo Clinic’s “Raw Milk Cure”

In the early 1900s, Mayo Clinic doctors were CURING thousands of patients of just about every disease under the sun with just one simple medicine: 1 to 2 gallons a day of raw, grass-fed, cow’s milk. Learn why Big Pharma and Big Dairy don’t want you to know about “The Milk Cure:”

In 1929, one of the founding doctors of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. J.R. Crewe, wrote an article called “The Milk Cure” about the thousands of patients he cured of all kinds of chronic and terminal illnesses by feeding them nothing but a gallon or two of milk a day.

While some of you may be thinking that sounds like a recipe for a severe case of lactose intolerance, consider that the milk he was speaking of is nothing like the kind you find in the grocery store today.

Like most of the milk of that time, the milk Dr. Crewe was speaking of was the unpasteurized, non-homogenized, butterfat-rich milk of heritage-breed, pasture-raised cows.

The results were so “uniformly excellent” that they changed Crew’s entire “conception of disease and its alleviation” and inspired him to open a “sanitarium” where he used raw milk almost exclusively (along with bed-rest, enemas and hot baths for detoxing) to treat all kinds of disease for 18 years.

His 1929 article, “The Milk Cure,” became the subject of two subsequent books – The Milk Diet and The Miracle of Milk – which document the cases of thousands of patients with chronic and/or terminal illness who were restored to practically perfect health simply by consuming massive amounts of unadulterated milk.

“For more than 16 years I have conducted a small sanitarium where milk is used almost exclusively in the treatment of various diseases,” Crewe wrote in Certified Milk Magazine. “The results have been so regularly satisfactory that I have naturally become enthusiastic and interested in this method of treating disease. We used good Guernsey milk, equal to 700 calories to the quart.”

Crewe said the “milk cure” was successful on every condition he tried it on including tuberculosis, cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, anemia, obesity and underweight patients, but noted it was particularly effective at treating diseases of the heart and nervous system.

He noted that a leading medical textbook of the day (1909) referred to milk as “white blood,” because it “resembles blood closely and is a useful agent for improving and making new and better blood.”

“Striking results are seen in diseases of the heart and kidneys and high blood pressure,” he wrote. “Patients with cardiac disease respond splendidly without medication.”

“One patient reduced from 325 pounds to 284 in two weeks, on four quarts of milk a day, while her blood pressure was reduced from 220 to 170.”

“One patient with very advanced cardiac and nephritic disease lost over thirty pounds of edema in six weeks. One would expect the large quantities of fluid would increase the edema but the above experience has been repeated many times in lesser degrees.”

Crewe spoke of the “worst case of psoriasis” he’d ever seen: “This boy was literally covered from head to foot with scales. We put him on a milk diet and in less than a month he had a skin like a baby’s.”

He also spoke of a “very sick” diabetic man: “As milk contains about five percent milk sugar, it was feared that he could not manage this amount of sugar. But he did manage it, and improved in every way, and in eight weeks was insulin free.”

“A professor of surgery in one of our state universities once said to me, ‘Since I have used your method in preparing prostate cases, I have had most excellent results and no mortality.’” Crewe wrote. “I replied that if he had continued the treatment a little longer, he would not need to operate. All infections of the urinary tract are greatly improved by this treatment.”

Crewe received a letter from a soldier quarantined in a government hospital with  tuberculosis. He’d heard about Crewe’s method from a former patient and was doing so well on it he’d inspired several other patients in the ward to try it.

“The patients had to buy their own milk and received no encouragement from the hospital authorities,” he said.

Crewe said he even had a number of patients who used the raw milk fast as a beauty treatment: “The tissues become firmer and the general appearance is markedly improved.”

“It is well known that there is no time in the life of practically any mammal, but especially of the human, when the body is so beautiful and perfect as during the period when milk is the only food,” Crewe writes.

“The Arabs are said (in Encyclopedia Brittanica) to be the finest race, physically, in the world. Their diet consists mostly of milk and milk products with fruits and vegetables, and some meat,” he adds.

“The treatment of various diseases over a period of 18 years with a practically exclusive milk diet has convinced me personally that the most important single factor in the cause of disease, and in the resistance to disease, is food. I have seen so many instances of the rapid and marked response to this form of treatment that nothing could make me believe this is not so.”

Despite the wild success of “The Milk Cure,” it has since been long forgotten. The Weston A. Price Foundation speculates two reasons for this: 1. Mainstream milk is no longer a medicinal super-food, it’s a disease-causing, denatured, highly processed product of factory farming. 2. The medical industry can’t make any money from it.

“The method itself is so simple that it does not greatly interest most doctors and the main stimulus for its use is from the patients themselves,” Crewe noted.

Luckily, if you look hard enough, you can find a growing number of farmers providing the good, old-fashioned stuff, straight from healthy, pasture-raised cows. Find a farmer near you on RealMilk.com.

Also, check out The Untold Story of Milk, Revised and Updated: The History, Politics and Science of Nature’s Perfect Food: Raw Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows:





30 responses to “Why You’ve Never Heard of The Mayo Clinic’s “Raw Milk Cure””

  1. Shasha Avatar

    It maybe that they stopped gluten which may cause the health issues you mention. Dairy hurts me and I am afraid to try raw dairy. It maybe the fat in the dairy or more.

    1. Shane Avatar

      It has to be more than raw, IT MUST BE GRASS PRODUCED!

    2. Sherry Avatar

      My nephew is totally lactose intolerant he came and visited my house for a week and drink raw milk homemade cheese homemade yogurt he did not have any problems with his lactose issues he took a gallon of my milk home with him along with some cheese and some yogurt he’s not had any problems since and that has been over a year ago even when he consumes store-bought he still has no lactose issues my theory is the raw milk put the proper enzymes into his system so he could digest the store-bought stuff and he’s called me recently within this end-of-the-year wanting more milk cheese and yogurt because he’s starting to see the effects from the store bought again so like I said the enzymes are in the raw milk that we need to digest milk of any sort my theory

  2. Curtis Walters Avatar
    Curtis Walters

    Great article. Thank you for your hard work and dedication, we need more of that in the world today.

  3. Christa Avatar

    Great article! My family has a dairy farm. We just had to sell our herd in June. My children have a small herd of Show cows. I suffer from several debilitating conditions, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, myofascial pain and others. Since we no longer have enough milk to ship, we have been drinking our raw milk. I have seen a reduction in my symptoms and have lost 15 pounds.

    1. Alan Avatar

      Have you seen a reduction in your chronic fatigue?

  4. Bill Avatar

    How gullible and foolish are people?
    Raw milk will kill you before it cures anything

    1. Andy Avatar

      Hello pharma shill

    2. Amanda Avatar

      Obviously you have not been raised on or around raw milk. So ya it might kill you. It’s like everything else if your not clean and it is not kept properly it can be harmful. Just my opinion get a grip not everything will kill you…

    3. Alan Avatar

      You absolutely nothing. Do some research!

    4. Retta Avatar

      You prove it !

    5. Christy Avatar

      FDA troll…thousands upon thousands of fantastic stories of complete healing with diseases from A-Z…what kind of milk do you think all our ancetors drank…go troll somewhere else Bill!

    6. Jennifer Fisk Avatar
      Jennifer Fisk

      Raw milk from clean cows will not kill anyone. Will it cure things? Some for sure.

  5. Saskia Meadows Avatar
    Saskia Meadows

    My daughter has been ill for 15 years with CVS, IBS and gastroparises. Would this help her any?

    1. Albert Avatar

      It will help, but the absolutely best thing is if you can get raw colostrum it is a super food and healer

  6. Fred Avatar

    Thank you

  7. Jamie Avatar

    My husband and I did a 45 day raw milk diet and felt wonderful! Anytime I’ve consumed just raw milk, my skin, inflammation and overall sense of well being improves.

  8. Nyla Newville Avatar
    Nyla Newville

    I love fresh raw milk just can’t get it any more since we quit farming years ago.

  9. Gene Avatar

    This is pseudoscientific nonsense.

    1. Alan Avatar

      Why does food have to fall into the realms of science? If a group feeds on a particular food and they see health improvements, that’s just observation, nothing to do with science. We’ve only had modern science since Newton, how on earth did humans cope before that? You’re a victim of scientism.

  10. Anthony c Manna Avatar
    Anthony c Manna

    Unpasteurized milk coming from a cow that has brusilosis can cause the disease called Undgeland fever and it is a high fever that from time to time the person will have to the day they die.Today cows are given inoculations for that as heifers so it isn’t too common today.Everything I read says whole milk causes blocked arteries and I believe it raw or pasteurized so I am very negative on this ad.

    1. Alan Avatar

      Thousands of people are drinking raw milk without the symptoms you speak of. And prior to industrialization most people drank raw milk. The human race is still here.

  11. Scott McMillan Avatar

    Thanks for the incredible info. This strengthens what I kind of beleived. Now I know why. I love real milk.

  12. Bea Davis Laird Avatar
    Bea Davis Laird

    My mother is a very sick woman,copd,congested heart disease and a bacteria growing in her one lung. After 3 yrs of antibiotics mom came down w C Diff. Do not know how she lived thru that. Her heart doctor told her raw milk would help w the pooping that comes w CDiff. It has made huge difference in her colon issue’s

  13. Bowling Tony Avatar
    Bowling Tony

    Interesting article. I just had some real milk moments ago. I have a theory too that all this lactose intolerance started to appear in the US about the same time as UHT “milk”. How can something that has a room temp shelf life of 6 – 9 months be called milk. It is obviously has been made to be something else but falsely retains the name.

  14. e Avatar

    sounds good.

  15. Andy Avatar

    The AMA bigwigs have paid shills/trolls that scour the internet trying to discredit legitimate natural cures that the pharma industry cannot make money off. I see a couple made it here..lol. Nevertheless, raw milk is very good for you. Raw milk good…pateurized, homogenized milk bad!

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  17. Peg Coleman Avatar

    Thank you for sharing this article. Interesting that documentation from a Mayo Clinic MD with proven clinical record can be so easily dismissed by some as ‘pseudoscience’.

    I am a scientist (medical microbiologist), microbial risk assessor, and former regulator who now drives a few miles each week to a licensed dairy farm in upstate NY to buy fresh unprocessed (raw) milk.

    The family farm we buy from sells customers 1-6 gallons of raw milk weekly. After more than 10 years in operation as an organic, grass-fed dairy licensed to sell raw milk, no illnesses occurred in children, adults, and the elderly who value ‘real milk’.

    Check out my new blog, Microbes and Microbiota: Benefits and Risks, at https://www.colemanscientific.org/news/ to learn more about the science documenting benefits of raw milks, breastmilk and milk from licensed dairies.

    I also post on Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/scienceandrawmilk/)
    and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ScienceRawMilk).

  18. Samuel Seabolt Avatar
    Samuel Seabolt

    In my opinion, you people who argue against this method either have no interest in bothering to try a thing before condemning it, because you have been constantly “indocrinized” that it is bad for.
    Or your just stupid fools, how egotistical do you have to be ” with certain exceptions of course, do you have to be to just believe something isn’t true, or won’t work, unless you try it for yourself, oh wait, your probably all city dwellers who, like my wife’s daughters , believe milk comes from they store, they had no idea that it actually came from a cow until I told them, got them to drink it, now they wont drink anything else, one was very very sick constantly plagued with intestinal problems, until she started drinking raw milk, within two week she was the picture of health, her grades in school improved, her overall brain skills improved, overall she was 100 percent improved, so hmmmmm, tell me how that happened ?