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Still drinking raw milk

(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’m starting my 3rd week of the raw milk cure today.  Two thirds of the way there.  Amazing that I’ve been able to do this as easily as I have. Of course not all of it has been easy. Having to sip milk at regular intervals (every hour) throughout the day has limited what I can do socially. It’s hard to go out when I’m tied to the “bottle”.  But given that it’s also supposed to be a rest cure and I’m fairly much a hermit at times, its been okay.

Today is my regularly scheduled house-cleaning day.  In order to not tax myself, I decided to do it over 2 days instead of the  one day power clean I usually do. I did half of it this morning from early to late morning while the temperatures are down. One of the things I noticed while doing this is that I got hot.  Like really hot.  Like breaking into a sweat hot, and I was.  Not a lot, but since I don’t really sweat at all it was pretty amazing. I’m not saying I like the feeling that much, for most of my life, I’ve had to avoid getting hot since it was a prelude to heat stroke. So this is kind of weird. I’m not drenched, but my skin is moist.   Just weird for me.

Most of the rest of the day was just spent relaxing and resting. Boring I know, but I’m also certain that my body is healing and rejuvenating and needs the rest so that most of the energy can go towards that.

In some ways, I’d love to stay on this longer.  Looking at my numbers today, I think the detox is finished and I’d love to see what the milk could do without it. But I know that I’m fantasizing about foods I’m going to eat and planning what my meals will look like when I’m done, so I’m okay with ending this next Friday. I do know that I’m going to go grain and starch free for a while.  This rest of my digestion system is a good time to not put the foods in my body that are not good for me.  (For those not reading me regularly. I was low carb for years and felt great. Once I figured out I was gluten intolerant, I somehow thought that gave me a free pass to eat grains other than wheat, barley and rye). So I’m going back to my sensible diet.  Meats, vegetables that aren’t starchy (no potatoes) and dairy.  I’m going to follow that for a few months and see where I’m at.  I know that my diet the first week will still include a lot of raw milk, but nowhere near a gallon a day.

Being My Own Human Guinea Pig

Basal Temperature is gone from all over the place to slowly rising consistently.

This morning is the first morning where my fasting glucose is lower than my bedtime glucose. It’s also the first day where my blood glucose stayed below 100 for the entire day.  That is a trend I hope continues.

My tongue, while still having some white on it, is finally showing more pink than white.

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
Day 14 197.2 98.1 107 107 95
Day 15 197.2 98.1 91 92  81

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