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7 gallons of raw cow's milk

My food supply for the week

(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.)

Based on my reading, I did a liquid/juice/fruit fast for the day before I actually started the milk cure. I think this is the worst day.  I don’t normally eat a lot of fruit or drink juices, so the sugars from this were not making me feel very good. I haven’t been able to research out why the milk cure books recommended/required a 1 to 3 day fruit/juice/liquids fast. The only thing I can figure out is that this type of fast helps clean out the body fast in preparation for the healing properties of the milk. I ended up drinking 6 glasses of fruit juice (no additives), 7 cups of stock, 4 glasses of raw milk and about a liter and a half of water throughout the day. I also had a pear and an orange at lunchtime and I forced myself to eat the other pear around 5pm.  After lunch time, I wasn’t hungry at all.  I began feeling pretty bloated as a matter of fact.  My stomach was rumbling and it just wasn’t pleasant. I was much happier drinking the chicken bone broth and milk and did so in between the cups of juice to help soothe my stomach.I went and picked up all 7 gallons of milk I’ll need for this week. After I got home, I ended up taking a detox bath.  Since the entire point of this is to do some detox and then healing, it seems like a good idea to take the restorative baths.  The milk cure books recommends both warm detox baths and enemas (I’ll skip the enemas thank you).  But I mixed up a detox essential oil which I added to the bath. I used sweet almond oil as a carrier oil and to that I added:

  • Lemon Oil – strengthens the kidney and the liver, boosts the immune system by increasing blood circulation and stimulating white blood cells.
  • Grapefruit Oil – Stimulates lymph, controls water levels and fluid retention in the body (which I needed last night)
  • Geranium Oil – diuretic, helps thin the blood and helps with blood circulation, relieves mental stress and stimulates the lymphatic system.
  • Patchouli Oil – diuretic, fights cellulite and fluid retention, helps flush toxins out through the kidneys, helps with releasing toxins.

I played some quiet music and alternated in the bath between just resting with my eyes closed, some reading and attempting some massage on my bloated stomach. The water was warm/hot, but not super hot, and I stayed in for about 45 minutes (will try to up that to an hour from now on).

Last night I was bloated with a lot of tummy rumblings and associated discomfort.  It certainly wasn’t as bad as the glutenings I experienced last year, but my body was definitely not happy with me.  I think since I don’t eat much sugar and haven’t for the last decade, that drinking pure fruit juice was like main-lining sugar for me.  My body definitely reacted to it and not in a good way. I didn’t experience a sugar high, I experienced something more like sugar poisoning.

I’m stopping all liquids by 7pm at night and not starting them again until 7am the next day. I’m certainly hoping that tomorrow is a better day than today is.

Being My Own Human Guinea Pig

The day before the juice fast, I decided to record my vital statistics as a baseline.  I didn’t do them the day of the juice fast because I knew the numbers for the blood glucose would be way off.

Day Weight Basal Temp Glucose: Fasting Glucose: Noon Glucose: Bed
Baseline 201.4 97.9 114 104 110


  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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2 Responses to “Milk Cure 2012: The Day Before the Cure”

  1. Peggy says:

    How are you measuring your blood sugar?

    • Sandra Clark says:

      I have a blood glucose monitor. I’ve had one for years since I am pre-diabetic. So I poke my finger and sacrifice some blood 3 times a day during this.