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Week 3 and the 17th day  of my raw Milk Cure Journey

Slept well last night, but woke up around 5:30 with my mind full of programming.  Stop it brain, I still have one more day off!

I know it’s probably boring to read the “I feel good” portions, but really I feel good. One of the reasons I did a daily post last year and now this year is that when I was deciding to do this for the first time, I wanted to find out what people were actually experiencing.  While there were some posts, I didn’t find what I was trying to do here.  I’m a numbers gal, so being able to see my vital statistics and recording my physical state (good or bad) is important both for my decision to go ahead next year as well as for other people who are trying to decide whether or not to do this.I had a good day today.  Regular bathroom trips, no tummy issues and time with GC.  I spent my morning studying, I’m almost done with my class and getting ready to turn in my test for a grade. I also managed a detox bath for an hour.  I was already on the deck when GC came over and we spent some time up there, chatting, listening to music and just enjoying the sunshine. He had some pork rinds and my fermented tomato salsa. (It came out well and is keeping well in the refrigerator, I’ll have to make more of it this year).  After that we went downstairs and had ourselves a television marathon of Vikings. I’m still getting tired early in the evenings. By 7 pm I was yawning and I was in bed at 8:30. (I think he stayed up and watched the last episode).

Cyana commented a few days ago about lack of allergies and I wanted to touch on that. I too am not experiencing hay fever and I think raw milk does play a part in that. I never experienced allergies (except to sage brush) until moving to the East Coast and even then I didn’t have any until a time I was up in Hartford CT for a week, teaching a class. I was informed by my students there that Hartford is considered to be the allergy capital and sure enough I experienced spring allergies  while there and every year after. Until I started eating local honey. While I still use local honey, I’m not using it in the quantities I did that first year.  But after that first year, I stopped having hay fever in the spring. I think local raw milk fills the same place that honey does or at least acts in conjunction with it. Both local cows and local bees are producing their milk and honey from the local flora in the area, cows from the grasses and ground cover and bees from anything that produces pollen.  Just like in homeopathy, our bodies do well to ingest small amounts of items that we are allergic to so that we can produce antigens to fight them in a way that doesn’t affect our immune systems.  In other words, drinking and eating local raw milk and honey gives our bodies the necessary components to stave off the allergic effects of the local pollens. In this case, you definitely want to be eating honey and milk that is produced within about a 150 mile radius to be sure that the animals are eating the same sort of flora your body is exposed to.

For me, whatever the scientific reason, I’m just glad that I’m not sneezing, or itching or feeling horrible and I credit the raw milk for part of that.

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Vital Statistics

As I come off that normal biological purpose I spoke about on Day 12, the bloating is going down and my weight has gone down below 174 for the first time. I’ve met my admittedly modest goal for weight loss for this years’ cure and that makes me happy.

Glucose levels are staying below the 100′s. It almost feels normal to see those readings now.

Tongue is mostly pink, just a slight white shading throughout.

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
Day 12 174.8 98.2 87 94 88
Day 13 174.2 97.9 87 86 85
Day 14 175.2 97.9 101 92 88
Day 15 174.6 97.7 93 99 84
Day 16 174.4 98.1 91 83 91
Day 17 173.6 97.9 94  98 96

One Response to “Raw Milk Cure 2013: Day 17 – Look Ma, No Hay Fever.”

  1. Cyana says:

    Yeah for local raw honey and milk. Nothing wrong with a life of “milk and honey”, nothing at all.
    I’m blessed to have both on my farm.