38: The Link Between Dairy Intolerance and Dairy Genes with Alexandre Family Farm Founders Blake & Stephanie
August 01, 2022
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Dairy Intolerance or Mutated Gene Intolerance?
Blake and Stephanie were both born and raised as dairy farmers and bought their current farm in 1992. In 2002, they became certified organic farmers and began studying soil and nutrient density on their farm as well as milk proteins. A2 is the digestible casein protein found in all mammalian milk, but about one thousand years ago it mutated to the A1 form which causes lactose to ferment and potentially why we've seen a rise in dairy intolerances over the last couple of decades. Through their studies Blake and Stephanie learned the difference between A1 and A2 beta casein proteins in milk and they began to breed A1 out of their herd.
Today, they have a large herd of 100% A2/A2 genetics cows, and sell only A2 organic milk and yogurt nationwide. Alexandre Family Farm is the first Certified Regenerative dairy and egg ranch in the U.S. They are also certified organic and certified humane. Listen in as they share their journey with Morgan with the difficulties of raising organic calves and venturing away from antibiotic usage, their thoughts on what regenerative agriculture means to them and how they want to bring people back to dairy.
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Blake and Stephanie Alexandre, Dairy Farmers and Founders of Alexandre Family Farms
You can find Alexandre Family Farms milk and yoghurt products at Whole Foods and Sprouts nationwide!