(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.)
It went back to being cold last night. But even under my summer comforter (silk), I slept really well. I’m loving how deeply I’ve been sleeping since starting this. I wake up rested (even at the ungodly hour I have to wake up) and I haven’t missed the effects of caffeine at all. Maybe I won’t be going back to coffee when I’m done with this.
Drinking only milk is now feeling normal to me. It’s just something I do. I don’t feel bad. In fact I feel pretty good. As of today I’ve only got 3 more days to go. Hard to believe I’ve been doing this for almost 3 weeks. 14 cups a day (3 1/2 quarts) seems to be working for me. I’m not hungry. What more can a girl ask for?
I’m starting to prepare foods for next week. I made yogurt with my remaining milk (I’ve been saving that extra 2 cups a day) and I put some on the counter in a quart container to clabber. I’m interested in seeing how that has come out. I also ordered keifir grains and will be experimenting with them next. I’m planning on picking up a chicken and some vegetables tomorrow to start my bone broth again.
I had a friend ask me how I was going to break this cure. So I thought I would share that here as well. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to start a bone broth (chicken) so that it is ready for Friday. Starting Friday I will be adding the bone broth, some pastured eggs fried in raw butter, yogurt and maybe a few blueberries into the mix. I’ll also be continuing to drink raw milk. I want to make sure I get some probiotics in to promote good bacteria in my gut. I also want something I can chew that is pure protein and that’s the fried eggs. With the yogurt, milk and blueberries, I can make a few smoothies. I anticipate having regular food on Saturday. As I’ve said before I’m going to continue to eliminate grains and starches from my diet for a while. Grains (unless they are sprouted or soaked) are hard to digest anyways. My stomach is used to easy digestion now and I want to let it continue to work easily for a while.
This evening, I started with the bloating and gas again. I might be going through another detoxing phase. In many ways I wish I could see this detoxing phase through and have my body go through even more positive changes. I did my detox bath with ginger again last night. While I’m not sweating after it, I do feel very hot for about an hour after the bath.
Being My Own Human Guinea Pig
Weight is hanging in at 196. It’s interesting to notice the pattern that comes from everyday weigh-ins. I “woosh” down a half a pound or a pound, then I creep up a bit and then the next “woosh” hits. Seeing the table below stops me from worrying.
My basal temperature dropped even more precipitously this morning. Guess I am in the middle of that cycle. Since I’ve never tracked my basal temperature before its interesting to watch.
I actually forgot to take my fasting Blood Glucose today and didn’t remember til after I finished my first cup of milk. So that datum will forever remain a mystery. Still in the 100’s for the rest of the day. Given the numbers and the bloating/gas, I’m fairly positive that I’m detoxing again.
My white tongue is still hanging in there, now only really white at the edges and in the middle.
|Day||Weight||Basal Temp||Glucose: Fasting||Glucose: Noon||Glucose: Bed|
- Milk Cure 2012: Trying Something Old
- Milk Cure 2012: Preparations
- Milk Cure 2012: The Day Before the Cure
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 1 – And Here I Start
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 2 – Why Am I Doing This?
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 3 – Ups and Downs
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 4 – Milk as a Health Food Part 1
- Milk Cure: Day 5
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 6 and Milk as a Health Food Part 2
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 7
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 8 and Milk as a Health Food Part 3
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 9
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 10
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 11 – Halfway There
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 12 – Milk as a Health Food Part 4
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 13
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 14 – Can Raw Milk Go Bad?
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 15
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 16
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 17
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 18 – Raw Milk is Safe
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 19
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 20
- Milk Cure 2012: Day 21 – The Last Day
- Milk Cure 2012: The Day After