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Just going to be drinking this for at least a week, hopefully more

(For 3 weeks, I did the milk cure, drinking 3 1/2 quarts to 1 gallon of raw milk each day. Except for water, all I had was milk. This is a series of posts (25) keeping track each day. For the entire series, start out on “Trying Something Old“). All links to the series is at the bottom of each article.)

In September of 2011, I wrote an article on raw milk. At that time, I had finally found a good and reliable source for it and had been drinking it for about 2 months.  As of the time of this writing, I’ve now been consuming raw milk for about 7 month’s total.

I’m very careful where I get my milk.  The farm where I buy it is clean and hygienic. It’s a pain getting there on a consistent basis (since my state does not allow for the sale of raw milk and I have to go to another state to buy it), but it’s been totally worth the hassle to do so.

For at least the next week (and possibly more), I’m going on a milk cure.  This has been something I’ve thought about doing for the past year. I had some obstacles in my path (timing and finding a good, reliable source of milk), but those have been cleared away and its time.  It doesn’t hurt that the Healthy Home Economist posted about a milk challenge.  I’m about a week behind her challenge (see timing above), but I’m still going to do it.

Milk cures were very popular in the early 1920’s and for a few decades after.  There are many cultures around the world that exist mainly on milk for most of their lives and have very good health.  While most of the milk diets were specifically prescribed for a variety of ailments including: “tuberculosis, diseases of the nervous system, cardiovascular and renal conditions, hypertension, heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney disease.  It can also be used as a helper for weight loss.

Since the milk diet was used to treat very specific and deadly diseases, bed rest was a must for those patients.  Since I’m using it to rev up my body, I’m going to attempt to keep exercising the way I’ve been (but if I have issues doing so I’ll lighten up).

I’m starting this Friday, March 9th. I plan on posting more regularly during this time, charting how I’m doing. Since whole milk is tremendously satisfying, I don’t anticipate that I’ll have a lot of cravings for other foods during this time. (I might get tired of explaining what I am doing to my colleagues, and plan on sending them to this blog post.) Look for a post from me every day, starting March 8th.


  1. Milk Cure 2012: Trying Something Old
  2. Milk Cure 2012: Preparations
  3. Milk Cure 2012: The Day Before the Cure
  4. Milk Cure 2012: Day 1 – And Here I Start
  5. Milk Cure 2012: Day 2 – Why Am I Doing This?
  6. Milk Cure 2012: Day 3 – Ups and Downs
  7. Milk Cure 2012: Day 4 – Milk as a Health Food Part 1
  8. Milk Cure: Day 5
  9. Milk Cure 2012: Day 6 and Milk as a Health Food Part 2
  10. Milk Cure 2012: Day 7
  11. Milk Cure 2012: Day 8 and Milk as a Health Food Part 3
  12. Milk Cure 2012: Day 9
  13. Milk Cure 2012: Day 10
  14. Milk Cure 2012: Day 11 – Halfway There
  15. Milk Cure 2012: Day 12 – Milk as a Health Food Part 4
  16. Milk Cure 2012: Day 13
  17. Milk Cure 2012: Day 14 – Can Raw Milk Go Bad?
  18. Milk Cure 2012: Day 15
  19. Milk Cure 2012: Day 16
  20. Milk Cure 2012: Day 17
  21. Milk Cure 2012: Day 18 – Raw Milk is Safe
  22. Milk Cure 2012: Day 19
  23. Milk Cure 2012: Day 20
  24. Milk Cure 2012: Day 21 – The Last Day
  25. Milk Cure 2012: The Day After


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One Response to “Milk Cure 2012: Trying Something Old”

  1. Heidi says:

    I am watching! I followed some of your links which seem to be reasonable about the naturally good qualities of milk. Like the low carb or even Atkins concepts, I can understand how a shift in nutrition can heal the body inside and out.
    you are brave and also very smart, Sandy. Pay close attention to any signs if things go awry – hope you discover this a delightful experience! ~ Heidi