Is goat milk a miracle cure for eczema?
I've seen the evidence and it was dramatic. I can't in all honesty say that goat milk is a miracle cure for everyone with eczema, and it's something I've never suffered from but I've seen it work and I want to share the story with you.
It might easily work for you or for a loved one who suffers from awful, ugly eczema.
This happened many years ago when I ran a health food store. I wasn't an expert on alternative remedies by any means but I read every word I could about the items I stocked so that I could give my customers useful advice. I read magazines, periodicals and had a host of reference books.
One summer day a young man came into the store wearing a sleeveless t-shirt. I won't go into details about the state of his arms but if you've seen or had - very bad eczema, then you can imagine what they were like. It was horrible to look at and he was obviously suffering. Plus there was the embarrassment of revealing his terrible skin.
Like many of my health food shop clients, he had come to me out of desperation. He'd seen many doctors and specialists to no avail.
Eventually he had been led to try out the idea of alternative treatments and, although I could tell he was skeptical, he asked my advice. Coincidentally, I had read an article about the treatment of eczema that very morning.
An eczema cure
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Thanks to the article I'd read (what a coincidence that was!) I was able to tell him that although I'd never seen any results myself, I'd read great things about using goat milk as a treatment. I showed him the article I'd read and I could see that he was thinking "it probably won't work but I'll give it a try".
BUT I DON'T LIKE IT!
His main concern was that he simply didn't like the taste, he said. This may or may not be true - I know many people who claim not to like a certain food even though they've never tried it. I suggested that he flavored it with chocolate or some other syrup or flavor he enjoyed.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GIVE UP COW'S MILK
This was another concern he had - he couldn't imagine having it on his breakfast muesli. The article had said that it wasn't even necessary to give up cow's milk - just drink a pint of goat milk a day. Do note though that it some cases, particularly in children, this skin condition is caused by an allergy to cow's milk, in which case, it should be cut from the diet, of course.
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What was the result?
One week later
I sold the milk in long-life cartons - they had a shelf life of several months and came in packs of eight. I think that my customer was still pretty skeptical but nevertheless he bought a pack of eight pints. I told him that I'd love to hear from him to see what happened.
A MIRACLE RESULT
One week later, a young man walked into the health food store. It was the same guy but this time, he wasn't wearing a sleeveless t-shirt, he was wearing a regular long-sleeved shirt. 'Let me show you something' he said.
BABY SOFT CLEAR SKIN
I was amazed. Even though the article I'd read was from a very reputable source and I'd recommended that treatment with confidence, I was still astonished. One week ago the skin on his arms hadn't simply been unsightly, it had actually been bleeding in many places. Now, after just one week, the skin on his arms was perfect. Truly. Perfect. There was no sign of any skin problems at all.
Will this work for everyone?
I was delighted with the results - it really was like a miracle after just one week - and so I continued to recommend it to anyone who asked my advice about treating this condition. I saw some great results but nothing as miraculous as the first. I can't say that it will work for absolutely every sufferer because not all customers would return to the store to show me the results but I saw enough incredible situations that made me believe, like my original customer, that it is well worth trying. It isn't an expensive at all and can - in my opinion - perform miracles. I've seen it with my own eyes.
If you want to add flavor to your milk, try these ideas. There are many commercial syrups and flavors you can use but these are fun.
- Add a little brandy with a pinch of ground cinnamon and the same of cardamom, nutmeg and ground cloves. Add honey to tastes and whiz in the blender. This is also lovely served warm on a chilly day.
- Blend it with a banana and honey to make a delicious drink. It's lovely to do this with fresh strawberries too. Experiment with different fruits!
- Warm the milk - add a little honey if you like - then grate your favorite chocolate on top. This will melt into the milk - yum. Or use a chocolate flake (below).
- Use coffee essence (see below). My mum used to love this. Use your coffee essence to make a milky coffee drink or blend it cold with the coffee flavoring and a couple of ice cubes and blend to make a delicious iced coffee drink.
- Blend it with your favorite ice cream for a cool refreshing drink. There are so many wonderful varieties available - you can have a great time experimenting with this.
- Make my favorite - Ovaltine! It's available in the traditional way and there's also a rich chocolate version now too.
- Another favorite - blend in a little Bailey's Irish Cream (or similar) and a scoop of chocolate ice cream.
Another success story
I have known several people who have worked at the BBC in London and all have stressed that, if you want news that is accurate and double-checked, the BBC is the best source. It's interesting to see that the BBC website has several reports of goat milk being used as a miracle cure for eczema. This is just one comment from the site.
Ideas to flavor your milk
I don't like cow's milk so therefore goat milk doesn't taste particularly good to me although to my untrained palate, they taste much the same. But if you're like my customer, and would like to flavor your milk, these are great ideas.
Buy products online
Today you don't have to go to the store to buy goat milk, simply order it online.
Thanks for reading. Please leave your thoughts
Laureate on March 09, 2016:
Hi there, I have suffered from recurrent severe hand excema (blistered weeping skin on palms & fingers) for the past 2 years. I read your article 2 weeks ago & purchased some goat milk. It's expensive here in Australia so I can only afford to drink one cup per day & I did not give up cows milk in my coffee. I can honestly say I'm amazed so far ! I've had no further flare ups & my hands are healing :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed & hopeful that I've cured this terrible affliction. Thank you so much !
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on December 06, 2014:
@Virginia - that's great to know, thank you!
Virginia on November 24, 2014:
Goat's milk soap worked for me.
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on October 17, 2014:
@Barbara Kay - if you can't buy it locally, it's available online. Hope it helps!
Barbara Badder from USA on October 16, 2014:
I guess I need to try this one. Hopefully, our local health food store has some.
asca on September 26, 2014:
my problem is eczema. this article very helpful. thanks success for you http://learntypesofeczema.blogspot.com/
Judy Filarecki from SW Arizona and Northern New York on April 23, 2014:
I love learning about alternative treatments for all different conditions. Thank you for sharing this.
Laurel Johnson from Washington KS on April 19, 2014:
Excellent lens and information.
MarcellaCarlton on April 14, 2014:
I'm going to share this with my daughter-in-law. She breaks out with eczema all the time--now she won't have to.
Filmography101 on March 23, 2014:
wow, I have never heard of this before, thanks for sharing this remedy
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on February 10, 2014:
@DeborahDian: It's well worth trying, that's for sure.
Deborah Carr from Orange County, California on February 10, 2014:
Fascinating cure. I'll have to get some goat's milk for my husband!
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on January 30, 2014:
@dwelburn: That's interesting - thank you!
dwelburn on January 30, 2014:
Very interesting; I'd never heard of this. But I've drank nothing but goat milk for years as I believe it to be much more digestible and far less allergenic than cows milk.
Tawnya from NE Ohio on January 24, 2014:
My daughter has moderate eczema on her arms. We have tried many solutions with very little results. I'm going to look into this.
shcolton85 on December 04, 2013:
Never knew the effectivity of goat's milk on eczema. I will surely look into this. I have been trying organic products from gentlyheal.com and I am actually happy with the results.
Aladdins Cave from Melbourne, Australia on October 07, 2013:
Very interesting and informative. I'm book marking this lens.And liking it as wellCheers from DOWNUNDER
yanksbeast777 on May 19, 2013:
Wow, I never would have thought of goat milk as a cure for eczema... I'll think of this the next I, or someone I know suffers eczema. Thanks for the thoughtful lens!
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on April 16, 2013:
@GKREW: Actually I'm not either but if I had eczema, I know I'd give this a try.
GKREW on April 16, 2013:
I think I may have had goat milk once. It was not a bad taste. I am not a milk person now anyway
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on April 12, 2013:
@ian-patrick-716: There is definitely no such thing as too much cheese. It falls into the same category as 'leftover wine'. What????
ian-patrick-716 on April 12, 2013:
Interesting. I too get a bit of eczema now and then and it does seem to be related to dairy consumption, it's not so far been severe enough to give up my cheesey lifestyle but I'd prefer not to get it. Next time I get a flare up I'll give it a go. Note to self, You could always provoke a flare up with too much cheese. Note from self, there's such a thing as too much cheese?
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on April 11, 2013:
@Elastara: If she has eczema, it's certainly worth a try - the results I saw were amazing!
Elastara on April 11, 2013:
Oh, I didn't know that goat milk can help in eczema.Thanks for sharing! I gotta share this info to my sis-in-law.
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on April 09, 2013:
@greenmind: Give it a try. Goat milk isn't expensive and it works brilliantly for many people.
GreenMind Guides from USA on April 09, 2013:
Hey why not? I'll try anything to help cure my excema.
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on April 08, 2013:
@anonymous: Thank you!
anonymous on April 08, 2013:
I never knew goat milk could do wonders! Great read!
magicalfuture on April 08, 2013:
It can be that after some time it will come back. I had an allergy for milk and goat milk was ok for about 10 years than I became allergic for the goat milk too
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on April 06, 2013:
@thingz1: Please do. I can't say that it will work for everyone but it's inexpensive and certainly worth a try. The results I saw were truly miraculous.
thingz1 on April 06, 2013:
Never heard of this remedy. Will have to recommend to a family member who suffers from eczema.
drmork on April 02, 2013:
Very nice lens. Thank you for sharing this.
ritamasan on April 01, 2013:
nice lens too
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on March 25, 2013:
@Redneck Lady Luck: It certainly worked well for several of my customers - well worth a try!
Wedding Mom on March 25, 2013:
Very informative lens. This will be a great help to those people who suffer from eczema.
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on March 25, 2013:
I did not realize that goats milk was so much different from cows milk. I am very impressed. It is certainly something worth considering switching to.
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on March 25, 2013:
@HalloweenRecipes: I do hope it works for her!
HalloweenRecipes on March 24, 2013:
I've forwarded this link to a friend of mine who suffers from outbreaks of eczema seasonally. I know she would be willing to lessen or possibly prevent these episodes.
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on March 19, 2013:
@Fridayonmymind LM: Nope! The real thing - the milk - is a lot cheaper and in my experience, more effective!
Fridayonmymind LM on March 19, 2013:
That sounds really good. I initially thought the lens was going to be about goats milk soap!
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on March 18, 2013:
@Sharon Weaver: It's well worth a try. The results I saw were amazing!
Sharon Weaver from Los Angeles, CA on March 18, 2013:
I prefer goats milk yogurt but have never tried the milk. I will next time I am at the store.
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on March 17, 2013:
@allpositive: The example I saw was certainly almost like a miracle! If I suffered from eczema I'd be sure to try it because it's a low cost remedy that's natural too,
allpositive on March 17, 2013:
I heard that goat milk is very healthful but never found any mention about how it could affect your skin. It isalways very good thing to know such valuable info. Thanks
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on March 15, 2013:
@youndyd lm: Thanks! I don't know that goat milk would work for everyone but the results I saw on that young man's eczema was incredible. The great thing is that goat milk is so much cheaper than other treatments so it's well worth a try.
youndyd lm on March 15, 2013:
I heard that goat milk is very good for the skin, but never heard that it is effective for eczema. Thanks for this great lens and wonderful information.
Auriel on March 14, 2013:
Bitbreaker on March 08, 2013:
i don't like goat milk.. bt i didn't knew hw much its valuable.. your post is very useful. tahnks for share.www.autobahnindustries.com/bit_breaker.php
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on March 06, 2013:
@RetroMom: Natural remedies are amazing. Miraculous really. This one certainly was astonishing.
RetroMom on March 06, 2013:
Milk has a lot of benefits for our body, natural remedy amazing thing.
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on March 06, 2013:
@hoverlover: A pint a day. I believe he spread it out during the day - hew didn't drink it all at once. The amazing thing was that he didn't give up cow's milk. It was an addition to his diet, rather than a substitution.Thanks for visiting!
hoverlover on March 06, 2013:
Very interesting. So, how much did he drink? A glass a day? A pint a day?
Jackie Jackson (author) from Fort Lauderdale on March 01, 2013:
@MiaMusement: I do hope it helps her. The time I saw t work really was amazing. Thanks!
MiaMusement on February 28, 2013:
This is very interesting. I have a friend who suffers from eczema, and I will suggest the goat milk cure to her.