“I and one other person that also was fed donkey milk were the only 2 survivors of the newborns…21 of the 23 children died within the first year”

I was born in a very small town/village that is about 10 miles from the Greek and Macedonian Border and about 40 miles from the Bulgarian border where the 3 countries meet on the north border of Greece.DSC_0053

The name of the town that I was born in is called “Vevi”, Greece.
In Macedonian, it’s called “Bonitsa”.
I have been back there a few times and still have relatives back there.
That year of 1950 which is when I was born in….it was only myself and one other baby…. which was a girl survived the illness that was ravaging our town/village. This other baby survived because according to my mother, that baby was also given donkey milk. That year there were 23 children that were born in this small village. There was a unknown disease that swept through the small village and 21 of the 23 children died within the first year that we were all born. I and one other person that also was fed donkey milk were the only 2 survivors of the newborns.
Apparently, the local town doctor did not know of what the illness or disease was that was affecting all of the newborns. We were very poor and when my mom would ask the Doctor to look at me, he just told her that there was nothing that could be done for me and to just comfort me as much as possible and just wait until I passed away in peace and comfort….like all of the other young babies/children had done.
One day, a very elderly woman in her 90’s saw my mom crying and asked her of what was wrong. My mother told her about my situation and that the Doctor was unable to help and to give up trying to save me.
The elderly woman which must have been born around 1855 to 1860 told my mom what she needed to do was to feed me donkey milk everyday and give me lots of fresh air and told her that I will without a doubt survive.
Desperate for anything that might help or hope for, my mother did exactly that and my mom would take me up to a tall and steep hillside of where there was a constant fresh breeze blowing and would feed me the donkey milk about 2 to 3 times a day….even in the winter.
I have been on that hill as an adult since I have returned back there a few times.
My mother saw another lady in the same town that had a similar problem with her baby as well and shared what she was told by the elderly woman about the benefits of feeding me donkey milk.
That other person did the very same thing and it was her daughter that also survived along with me. Only two of us lived through the disease or whatever was affecting all of the children.
My mother passed away 2 years ago at the age of 88 and when I took her back to the home country when she was 86, we sat together on that hill and she repeated all of the stories to me again.
It was only through my mother’s perseverance and love that I survived and am here to share this story. And of course, because of the incredible benefits of that donkey milk. I am interested in getting back to having Donkey Milk as a part of my Daily Diet again.
Many Blessings, Peace & Comfort to you and everyone in your family.
James K from Greece  Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015


“My son has been drinking camel milk since november last year and we saw a lot of gains.  We switched to donkey milk 3 weeks ago.  For the last couple of day’s I see him change into a different child.  It is so sureal to see how quickly he is developing.  I enjoy every single minute we spend together (that has been different in the past.)  Tomorrow we will be going camping at a yoga festival in Belgium.  A few weeks ago this would have been unimaginable.  He is 8 (ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder) and has dyspraxia too.  I feel, now his behavior is better, we can start working on his motor skills.  This was difficult in the past because he would get stressed if things didn’t happen fast enough or the way he wanted.  I can’t believe what’s happening.  We also do the reduced free glutamate diet which is helping him a lot too.”

A few months later she shared this with me…

“Because of financial reasons I had to go back to camel milk for about 4 months (it is cheaper).  In that period my son got ill, not sure if it was strep but very possibly yes.  He wasn’t able to get rid of his congestion in his sinuses and lungs.  After 2 months of being sick I put him back on donkey milk and after 2 days his nose started to produce a lot of green and yellow mucus, and everything seemed to come out.  Also, when he was coughing a lot of green and yellow stuff came out.  He has been back to normal ever since he started drinking donkey milk.  I already was a believer but seeing this makes me even more believe in the healing power of this milk.”

August 2015, from a Mom in the Netherlands, with her permission to share:


“We noticed such a huge difference in Bree’s asthma right away.  I was so thankful that it worked so quickly.  It worked better for her than the inhaler, and the nebulizer do.”

Asthma Momma in Oklahoma 2016


“We’ve noticed that when we give him 1/4 cup of Donkey Milk, his snot disappears in about an hour, and stays gone for 24 hours.  Then I have to give him another 1/4 cup and it lasts another 24 hours.”

Allergy Mom in Oklahoma 2016

(NOTE:  Allergies are also an out of wack autoimmune response.  I think this account is so interesting, since snot in a two year old is much easier to measure than PANDAS behaviors!  This account is a clear indicator of the immune modulating properties of donkey milk and how they work to keep the immune system in balance.)


“Thank you so much for that information. My friend and I are of Greek heritage and donkey milk is widely accepted and used, especially in the islands and many mainland villages. Seems Canada is a country with many restrictions. I will try what you said. In Greece donkey milk is consumed by people with bronchitis and asthma. It is also used for colds. It is believed to be a great cough remedy. Happy New Year and great health to you and your family.


Martha F.
January 2017

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Thank you, and God bless!

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