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Raw Milk - It truly does a body good

(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.)

I had difficulty falling asleep last night. I think partly because it was just too warm. I’m just totally against turning on my air conditioner in March!  But I think I might drag a fan up there.  I also didn’t take a detox bath last night, which probably didn’t help (but warm air and warm bath just didn’t seem to mix).  Once I finally fell asleep (a few hours after going to bed), I slept well.

I’m noticing some of that shoulder ache from last week coming back.  Not much, it’s mainly just annoying at the moment. I’m also feeling a slight headache (different side of the head from last time).  Fatigue is hitting me earlier today as well. I’m fairly used to a round of late afternoon fatigue by now, but lets just call this early afternoon fatigue. All of this makes me wonder whether I’m going through a second round of detox.

I’m also noticing that thoughts of food are coming into my head. Not overwhelming cravings, but more of thoughts about what I’m going to eat once I’m done.  Of course it doesn’t help that most of the blogs I follow have to do with food. I know my first day will mainly be eggs and milk with maybe some fruit (maybe a smoothie?) But I’ll have my new grill delivered and put together by then and I really should break it in. I love grass-fed beef ribs and I have a few in my freezer right now.  Thinking about having them the second day of life after the cure. (Do you know that while they were a regular thing at restaurants in Los Angeles where I grew up, ribs in Maryland are pretty much only pork?).

Finally got a detox bath in. It used up the last of my detox oil mix, so that’s something I have to make more of.

I’ve had a few people I know (some with chronic illnesses) ask me whether I thought they should do this.  Personally, I think its been great and I haven’t had any problems with it, but I’m fairly healthy.  Even though the milk cure was designed for chronically ill people, it was typically done under a doctor’s care.  I’m hesitant to recommend that people who are chronically ill begin this without at least discussing it with your doctor.  Many doctors will discount the idea of raw milk, so if you want to do this do your research and be prepared not only to advocate for your side, but to do it safely and in the way that best promotes your health. Your doctor does need to be made aware of what you are planning. This isn’t just “drink milk when you think of it” kind of thing, especially if you are planning on trying to help anything specific. There are specific steps to take and it will take up a lot of your time and most of your energy.

Being My Own Human Guinea Pig

Weight is steady over 3 days. I’m hoping my body adjusts to the weight loss and maybe, just maybe starts losing some more weight? While the weight loss is not my primary focus for doing this, it’s a great side benefit.  Especially when I have over 50 more pounds to lose.

Aches and fatigue are following me around today. I haven’t experienced this since earlier last week. Possibly I’m going through another round of detoxing (which is quite common from the reading. If that is the case, I’m going to take it easy this weekend except for some stuff that has to be done. (Guess this means housecleaning is being pushed back a week).

And yes, my tongue is still whitish but the white is gradually fading.

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
Day 9 197.8 98.1 105 95 93
Day 10 196.6 98.3 94 112 105
Day 11 196.8 97.9 142 114 92
Day 12 196.8 97.9 98 103 103
Day 13  196.8 98.0 112 100 89


  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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