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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.)

Woken up by a storm again this morning.  Went right back to sleep though. When I got up I noticed a tightness in my lower back and pelvic region.  Not sure what that is all about. But I’ll be keeping my eye on that. This is 16 days that I haven’t had insomnia at all.  Not bad.

I did more housework today and ended up cleaning my coffee pot and grinder. I realized that I haven’t missed coffee, I haven’t even missed a hot drink in the morning. While my energy levels aren’t where they are when I’m eating actual chewable food in the afternoon, I’m still fine and full of energy in the morning. I’m attributing the headache I had for the first week to caffeine withdrawal. And it raises the question. Do I want to go back to drinking coffee when I finish this? Do I need it and if not why should I go back to it?  I’m unsure.  I love coffee and cream for the taste.  But if I go de-caffeinated, then its still a gateway for me for the real thing. So I either resume my addiction (and it is one) or I stay off it for good. What do you think?

Unfortunately for the purposes of this blog, the fact that I’m feeling good makes for some boring updates.  But I’ve made a promise to myself to complete this project and I plan on continuing. One of the reasons to continue is to have a complete record. I know that when I started researching this, having a daily idea of specific health tracking points would have been helpful in making the decision to do it. Unfortunately, there wasn’t one out there. So I’m trying to fill in that spot.

Being My Own Human Guinea Pig

Basal Temperature is again slowly rising consistently.

I’ve lost another pound. I’m now at a total of 5.2 pounds lost.  I’ve been stuck at the 198 – 201 stage for so many months while I’ve tried to lose weight that its wonderful to see that number go down.

Blood Glucose has stayed below 100 2 days in a row.  I know that won’t last, but it’s so nice to see that happening. I sincerely doubt that I’ll see a return of those really high numbers. I do know that my body is getting used to all the sugars now.  My stomach issues of Week 1 haven’t returned.

My tongue is almost completely pink again, with the exception of the furrow down the middle of my 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
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
Day 16 196.2 98.2 97  96 96

2 Responses to “Milk Cure 2012: Day 16”

  1. Heidi says:

    Since you are doing wonderful research, can you tell me if you’ve found a reliable site that has actually done a complete study of nutrients and bacteria in raw milk?
    I keep running into biased studies telling of the “potentially” harmful stuff in raw milk vs pasteurized milk. While I enjoyed the article stating raw milk does not spoil easily, the proof was only in the fact that it “tasted’ fine and nobody got sick. That, of course, is encouraging. Still, I have failed to find the scientific studies that support raw milk.