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4 gallons of raw milk

Second week and 11th day of my raw milk cure journey

Last night I slept great until 3am, then I was awake and dozing until the alarm went off for GC. (He has to work at the same time I start, but has a commute as well). I think it was a combination of the warmer night (50’s) and that GC sleeps cold and turns the mattress heater on. Thank goodness I switched to the lighter comforter or it would have been a lot worse.

The hardest parts of this are the physical changes and issues related to the detoxing, not the lack of solid food. I’m not craving food. I’m not missing chewing or even another taste other than the milk.  Watching GC eat pork rinds and salsa wasn’t hard.  Having him eat my home-made chili next to me later wasn’t hard either.  I’m not missing food.

I’m starting to drink more water though.  I’m wondering if part of the symptoms were slight dehydration (though how I can be dehydrated on three and a half quarts of milk is beyond me).

A few days ago the symptoms were to a point where I wondered if I was doing damage to myself. That was a weak moment, now that I’m feeling better, I’m realizing its simply the detox cycle.  I’m pretty sure I’ll go through at least one more cycle if not two before this is over.

I had to run out today and pick up some yogurt and celery.  The milk I’m siphoning off everyday has to have something done with it, so I’m going to start a few batches of yogurt.  I usually just buy a starter yogurt from the grocery store.  My criteria are that it has to be whole milk (even though its pasteurized) and plain.  No sugars or fruits or anything added.  Today I bought Fage which also is guaranteed to be Bgh free. The celery is for next week when I start a chicken stock to drink or make soup from when I’m finally off the milk cure.  So I’m in a grocery store and nothing looks good to me.  I picked up the two items I needed and I was in and out in 10 minutes.  Managed to get home in time for my next drink of milk with 5 minutes to spare.

I also ordered my cultures for my cheese.  In case you missed it, this summer, my refrigerator freezer died and the cheese and yogurt cultures I had stored there died with it. I haven’t needed the cultures until now since I haven’t really been making cheese.  But I want to bring a cottage cheese and some chevre camping, so I need to be sure I have the cultures.

Today was a good day again.  I’m kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop.  I spent some time outdoors after work on the deck, sipping milk and just relaxing. I’m still going to bed early and since the night was so warm I had every upstairs window open in the hopes of some cross-ventilation.

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Weight is dropping again.  Regularity helps, even if it’s not much.  It’s so much better than all or nothing. I’m really happy with my glucose levels today.  Everything is in the normal range.  (Yes 123 is in the normal range for 2 hours after eating). For those wondering (according to WebMD).

  • Normal fasting blood glucose level (no food or liquids for 8 hours) is less than 110 mg/dl. (I prefer mine being under 100, but if you look at that, I’ve been at normal levels all but the first three days.)
  • 2 hours after eating (post priandal)
    • Less than 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) for people age 50 and younger;
    • less than 150 mg/dL (8.3 mmol/L) for people ages 50-60;
    • less than 160 mg/dL (8.9 mmol/L) for people age 60 and older.

So I’m doing really well with my glucose levels. Even on this much milk.

My tongue is whiter than yesterday, but still not fully white.

Day Weight Basal Temp Glucose: Fasting Glucose: Noon Glucose: Bed
Baseline From 2012 201.4 97.9 114 104 110
End Result Milk Cure 2012 196.0 97.9 103 82 120
Baseline From 2013 176.6 98.1 103 102 81
Day 0 (Juice Fast) 174.4 98.3 103 121 90
Day 1 174.4 98.1 116 104 100
Day 2 174.0 97.9 119 106 104
Day 3 174.4 98.3 114 101 100
Day 4 174.2 97.9 111 106 109
Day 5 174.6 98.0 108 93 100
Day 6 176.4 98.2 96 107 99
Day 7 176.8 98.0 107 121 117
Day 8 174.8 98.0 107 84 87
Day 9 174.4 98.1 106 96 90
Day 10 175.0 98.2 111 104 103
Day 11 174.2 97.9 95  123 95

2 Responses to “Raw Milk Cure 2013: Day 11”

  1. Cyana says:

    Day 8 – dropped another pound, that makes 10.5 lbs so far. The idea that a pound is a deficit of 3,500 calories is not holding true for me so far. I can only guess that my liver having free time and extra resources in the way of enzymes from the milk and yogurt is in high gear metabolizing old fat that needs to go! I also guess that toxins being released might be some of it. Guessing is all I can do. The great thing is that I feel really fantastic. If I am detoxing it is subtle (white-ish tongue) and maybe before I started this I was feeling more crappy and lethargic than I realized so the change in energy is very noticeable to me. I do have a few aches and soreness but because of the extra energy and the nice weather I have been very active on the farm and in the gardens and have managed a run about every other day. So sometimes if my knees or hips hurt a bit for part of the day I think it is because of the activity. The soreness is always a good reminder to soak in the tub with some Epsom Salts regardless of why I’m sore.

    Yeah for raw milk and it’s amazing healing properties.