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Still Drinking

(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.)

And the second week of the milk cure begins.

Last week I drank 7 gallons or 112 cups of milk.

7 gallons of whole, raw milk contains 16,352 calories, 896 grams of fat of which 560 was mono-saturated, 2.688 grams of cholesterol, and 1,456 grams of sugar.  For modern medicine, that looks so scary. But take a look at my numbers today.

I slept well last night again. I’ve battled bouts of insomnia over the last few years. The type where I go to bed at my regular time and fall asleep easily, but then wake up at midnight, or 1am and then can’t go back to sleep.  Haven’t had that at all this week. I’m hoping that this continues.

Felt great when I woke up, tummy issues are gone (like they are most mornings) and my energy was up. I actually did both Yoga and my Nordic Trac interval workout this morning. I’m still having some problems with balance, but nothing like Day 3. I was able to hold poses for the regular time. I also easily made it through the interval training. So I think its safe to say that my stamina is back for now.  If I’m feeling better tomorrow, I’m going to add some strength training in.

I had to run some outside errands today. It was interesting trying to fit them into the 50 minutes I had between drinks of milk. I made it though with a couple of minutes to spare. Whew.  I wanted to go to my local Whole Foods since they have local mushrooms and there are no sellers at my farmer’s market when it begins at the end of May. I picked up a bunch of nice creminis and started dehydrating them. I’m wandering in a food store and other than the creminis and some daffodils and two basil plants (which I’ll sun on my sill, until I’m absolutely sure they can go outside), I bought nothing.  Wasn’t tempted by anything. I’m not sure if that is because of my own will-power or just the fact that I’m so satisfied by milk.

I cut back on my milk quantities today. Because of my stomach problems yesterday, I’m cutting out 2 glasses of milk a day right now. If it continues in a few days, I’ll cut out another two. Since it’s over the course of a day, I’m not feeling the lack. I’m basically drinking 9.3 ounces per hour instead of 10.6.  Although I  can’t be sure if it’s because I’m just feeling a lot better today or whether cutting 2 cups of milk out slowly helped, I didn’t have the stomach issues I had the past week. I’m hoping this stays constant for the rest of the time I do this.

Milk as a Health Food – Part 3

It amazes me how many beneficial nutrients are available in raw milk that are destroyed by pasteurization. Our government seems to think that we only need protein, carbohydrates and fat (and not much of that) for health, along with vitamins that haven’t been identified.  It simply isn’t true.


A digestive enzyme, Amylase splits starches into sugars. All mammals secrete amylase from the salivary glands, but having it present in other foods, spares the glands from having to do so.


Found in almost all animal cells, this enzyme catalyzes the conversion of the waste product, hydrogen peroxide, into water and oxygen, protecting the cells.


An enzyme which is protein derived from the hemoglobin in the cow’s blood. This enzyme seek out and destroys the bad bacteria in milk and works with hydrogen peroxide to accelerate the oxidation of the organic substances in milk.


Secreted by the pancreas, Lipase is a fat-splitting enzyme. When activated by a proper pH in the gut, it splits individual fatty acids away from triglyceride molecules. It also helps the body use lipids. Because of this, Lipase works on homogenized milk (which has the fat broken up into smaller molecules), causing it to become rancid more quickly. Pasteurization helps the homogenized milk to not go rancid. In one research study on human milk, Lipase was attributed to the difference between premature babies who when fed pasteurized human milk, had a lower weight gain than babies fed raw human milk.  According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, “Most people produce enough pancreatic lipase, but people with cystic fibrosis, Crohn’s disease and celiac disease may not have enough lipase to get the nutrition they need from their food.

Being My Own Human Guinea Pig

My weight has stabilized at approximately 3 pounds less than last week. I’m happy about losing 3 pounds in a week. Its going to be interesting to see what next week holds in that way.  Basal Temperature is still normal.

Blood Glucose also seems to have stabilized.  Definitely on the lower end which is where I am more comfortable mentally with.

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
Day 8  197.8 97.9 99  102 107


  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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