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(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.)

Woke up this morning and felt good.  Really good. My headache hasn’t returned and the shoulder ache is gone. If this keeps up, I’ll be doing some serious exercising tomorrow. Which is good, I miss it.

It’s actually been a week. A week of drinking nothing but milk and I’m fine with that. No real cravings. No need to chew something. And that is so weird. I honestly thought I could do it for 2 weeks, by just bull-dozing my way through it. In no way did I think it would be this easy. Well the milk drinking has been easy, the detox symptoms not so much.

Not everything is easy though, since I’m still ending up in the restroom more often then not in the afternoon and evenings, I’m forgoing my trip up North this weekend. 3 1/2 hours in a car just isn’t appealing to me right now.

I’m reading “The Untold Story of Milk” by Ron Schmid. It’s an interesting book and definitely an eye opener. It’s also giving me many reasons to continue drinking raw milk rather than ever go back to pasteurized. If, for some reason I was never able to get raw milk again, I would stop drinking milk entirely. I’ll probably post some information from the book in future posts. But I would definitely recommend that you read it for yourself.

As the afternoon went by, my stomach started bothering me a bit more than just the rumblings.  . My bowel movements are getting looser. Since  the books say that constipation comes from drinking too little milk and diarrhea  from too much, I’m going to be dropping my consumption slightly starting tomorrow. Instead of 10.6 ounces every hour for 12 hours, I’m going to drop it to 9.3 ounces which will bring me to 3 1/2 quarts. I don’t anticipate being hungry over dropping 2 cups since I will only be dropping it by just over an ounce per drink. I’ll try that for a few days and if I need to drop it further I will. I don’t want to drop it too much, because constipation is as bad as the other.

Being My Own Human Guinea Pig

The morning began well.  Weight is slightly up, but that hasn’t worried me.

Basal Temp rose slightly this morning, but still isn’t as high as Day 2. It’s also still within the normal range.

Glucose was still up in the morning, but dropped dramatically at my noon testing  and even more dramatically at bedtime. I have to admit, I actually searched out normal blood glucose (since I haven’t seen my glucose level that low, ever).

Just a FYI, normal range for blood glucose depends on what you are doing:

  • For fasting it should be between 70 and 99 (not there yet)
  • For 2 hours after eating (postprandial) it should be between 70-145 (considering that I’m eating every hour, I check it about 45 minutes after a meal) and I’m definitely within normal range there.
  • Random/Casual (let’s call this my bedtime stick), it should be between 70-125 and with one exception on day 2, I’ve been there.

So all in all, my glucose (while high for me mostly) has been within normal parameters with the exceptions of the outliers fasting glucose of days 3 and 4.

Still my bedtime test of 85 was surprising to me. Maybe I’m starting to level off?

And yes, I still have a white tongue

Day Weight Basal Temp Glucose: Fasting Glucose: Noon Glucose: Bed
Baseline 201.4 97.9 114 104 110
Day 1 200.2 98.2 115 120 103
 Day 2 198.2  100.2/99.1  124  115  129
 Day 3 197.2 97.9  150  96 119
 Day 4 198.0 98.1 151 116 107
Day 5 197.4 98.1 116  105 101
Day 6  198.0 97.8  134 113 106
Day 7  198.2 98.2  134 107  85

2 Responses to “Milk Cure 2012: Day 7”

  1. Keith Campbell says:

    Yes, 70 is the bottom of normal. Lower than that, most people start to get a little shaky. I sometimes don’t quite notice I’m low ’til it falls past 60. I’ve been as low as 38 or so (too much insulin before bed), and that was scary, but so far, I know two things: first, I have always woken up, which makes me less afraid of dying in my sleep. (Not completely unafraid of that, though, which is why I prefer to go to bed, and get up, a little high. A low during the day doesn’t scare me at all, but lows at night make me nervous, because I know people who *don’t* wake up, and if they weren’t sleeping next to someone who can call 911, they would be dead.)

    Second, I know that when I get that low, I become very shaky and a bit woozy, but not disoriented, angry or violent. Which is a good thing to know, because those things happen to people. I know I will never shrug off or attack someone who is trying to get food into me.

    Have you run across any information specifically about diabetics doing this cure? I’d be very interested to read that.

    • Sandra Clark says:

      There are hints here and there that one of the diseases cured is diabetes, but nothing specific.
      In January, 1929 Dr. J.R. Crewe of the Mayo Foundation published an article that stated, “Some extremely satisfying results have been obtained in a few cases of diabetics.” But that’s pretty much all I could find.

      One of the reasons I am doing this is to see whether if is helping or harming myself (hence the emphasis on glucose testing) since I am considered pre-diabetic. But I’m not a doctor and I cannot and will not tell you to do this. As a diabetic taking insulin, I’d have to advise you to put yourself under a doctor’s care if you choose to do this. Especially seeing the swings in my numbers for the first week.