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I miss cheese. A lot. (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.)

Only 2 days left on this journey.   Wow. It’s definitely been an experience.  I’m not even sure how to frame it in words.  I know that I’ve had insights into how my body works that defies what the mainstream media and government tells us is correct. I also know that I’ve allowed myself to be seduced by the messages we hear about what is healthy for us. This is a wake up call for me and has been truly humbling.

I woke up around 3:30 this morning (about an hour before I am supposed to). It wasn’t that I had insomnia, my body just had enough sleep.  Mostly I tend to go to bed around 8:30 on work nights. Since I get up at 4:30 am, that gives me 8 hours.  But maybe I’ll be able to extend that a bit.  Maybe I’m not going to need quite as much sleep. If I keep on waking up consistently then I’ll try staying up a bit later in the evenings.

Started feeling a bit light-headed this afternoon around noon.  Checked my blood glucose and it was below 100.  This could be related to the early wake-up since I really would love a nap. (I miss naps, I haven’t been able to take a nap since I started).  I’m also still experiencing bloating and gas in the afternoons for the past few days.  This part I can definitely do without. I anticipate it will take a day or two to get this out of my system (literally).

Later in the evening, I experienced a full set of the detoxing symptoms I had the first week on the cure. Stomach rumblings, bloating, gas and a lot of restroom runs.  If I wasn’t going to be finishing up the cure tomorrow, I’d probably cut my milk consumption down another cup or two. Since tomorrow is the last day, I’m just going to deal and drink my usual 14 cups.

I ended up going to the grocery store after work and picking up groceries for next week. Tomorrow I’ll make a run to get my milk and some eggs. Only a gallon this time.  I know I’ll have raw milk in my diet as long as I possibly can, but I definitely don’t need anywhere close to what I have been drinking.  It felt weird to be buying groceries. I didn’t pick up much, mostly vegetables, cheese and a chicken.

I used the chicken to start-up my bone broth again. I wanted to start it now so that its ready by Friday when I’ll need it. After 3 weeks of not, handling food is again both normal and weird. I really haven’t missed it.  I wonder if I’ll miss my milk.

I know I’m going to be switching up my eating habits from what I did before.  All grains regardless of whether or not they are gluten containing are out. So are starchy vegetables.  So is sugar.  Not that I did a lot of sugar before (and eventually I’ll get some back with my canning). I’m going back to my low carbohydrate diet of animal proteins and vegetables and dairy made with raw milk products. After next week, I’m going to use my raw milk for fermented products rather than drinking it straight (too much sugar) so that I’ll still have all the benefits from it. Oh and cheese.  I’m going to experiment in the next month with making my own cheeses. I’ll have the reasons why in a future post that I am working on.

I’ve decided to not go back to drinking coffee for the time being. I don’t need it and I don’t miss it. So why get back in that habit again?  Instead I’m going back to water and herbal teas.

Being My Own Human Guinea Pig

Weight still at 196. My basal temperature is coming up from my low. I’m going to guess that if it goes up again tomorrow, that I’ll drop some weight.

Blood Glucose went back up to 132 this morning.  The interesting thing is that if you look at the pattern, its corresponding to a detoxing phase. Noon and bedtime glucose were in the normal range.

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
Day 20 196.0 98.1 132 98 105

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