I appreciate all your comments, ladies. I don't know too many people who even understand my sentiments on the pasteurized milk and processed foods, etc. It is such a blessing to discuss this with you w/o having to start at "square one". Thanks for taking the time to think this over with me.
I am sure the studies that were done showing the positive effects of milk on fertility were done with pasteurized milk. I think it would be worth a try for a few months at least. You could also buy some stonyfield yogurt, their cream top one is not homogenized.
The studies I read showed skim milk having a negative impact on fertility. I'm trying to remember where I read them. I think they were in a book about fertility and diet.
Thanks for the stonyfield info. I didn't realize they had a product that wasn't from homogenized milk.
As far as going back to pasteurized milk, I would consider it if I felt like it wasn't damaging my digestive system in any way. As I mentioned before, it very noticeably affected me during my allergy season, causing my eyes to itch and swell up terribly. So I'm pretty certain my body has trouble dealing with it. Also, my daughter has eczema issues with processed foods and milk, and I haven't pinpointed it exactly, but I think milk gives my son a tummy ache. I'm just nervous about going back down that road.
OH MY GOODNESSS!!!!
I left my post temporarily to google a health food store that my friend told me about which is supposed to have raw milk. I just got off the phone with them and THEY DO HAVE RAW MILK!!!
However, since it costs $10 per gallon and expires on the 10th, my husband won't let me drive over 35 miles (with these gas prices) to get it this weekend. But at least I know where to find it now! Praise the Lord!
Well, at least I can get yogurt for now anyway! Thanks again for your help, ladies! I may never be pregnant again, but at least we have raw milk.