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A bottle of green-top (raw, unpasturised) milk...

Only 3 more gallons to go (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(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
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
Day 17 195.6 98.3 107 110 97
Day 18 196.0 97.8 116 110 106
Day 19 196.0 97.5 N/A  108 105

2 Responses to “Milk Cure 2012: Day 19”

  1. Linda says:

    Good job! Today is Day 12 for me but I’m not going to quit. A little glitch in my milk order though. It was supposed to come yesterday afternoon and it didn’t show up . So i called my supplier and ‘he was too busy on Monday to send it’ …so now i have one half gallon until tomorrow afternoon. But I’ll do it. I will drink water and i have a bottle of kefir for emergencies. So it’ll be ok. I’m not breaking the fast. I’m loving the way i feel toooo much .! Especially the lack of gas . I had a horrible problem with that and now i can go anywhere and do what ever with out worrying! I feel my guts are healing and i’m not going to break the fast because i have to wait on my milk for two days!

    • Sandra Clark says:

      Good for you Linda. Today is my last day on it. Its been a ride. I’m very pleased with the results though and I feel as if my digestive system has healed from the glutenings as well.