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Day 21 of my Raw Milk Cure. The last day

I woke up to rain out my open window at 5:00. Better than the 4:30 wake ups though. I felt good this morning.

Today is the last day of this milk cure. 3 weeks, subsisting on whole raw milk (there really isn’t any other kind) and some water. I knew I could do it and it would be easy since I had last year’s experience to go on. But I didn’t know what the changes and fixes that would occur this year. Secretly I was hoping for major weight loss, which did not happen. But my glucose numbers have delighted me.

Given the benefits I’ve derived from this both year’s that I’ve done it, I’m definitely doing it again next year. I am not sure I’ll be blogging it though. I think two years of data is enough for other people to look at to decide whether or not they should attempt it.

Early today I started experiencing hunger pangs. Although the pangs were satisfied with the next drink of milk, I’m glad that tomorrow I get to eat real food. Last year the hardest thing was re-setting my body to indicate hunger and thirst. I’ve been drinking more water during the last three weeks this year, so I’m hopeful that my thirst meter will be okay. Tomorrow will tell about the hunger meter, though the pangs today are a good sign.

Even with the hunger pangs I missed my milk twice today. Once during the afternoon while working when I was involved with some tricky code and ignored the chimes. The second one was after work, running errands. I’ve thrown the whole 8.6 ounces out the window and I’m just trying to finish all the milk by early evening.

My food preparations for the coming week are completed. I have chicken broth in the slow cooker and both yogurt and kefir made. I even went to the store after work to pick up what I needed for the week after I picked up my farm order (eggs, butter and a half-gallon of milk). My refrigerator now has actual chew-able food in it for the first time in three weeks.

I plan to start eating chew-able food tomorrow, but to be easy on myself. I’ll probably follow the same plan as last year which was starting with an egg fried in butter, yogurt with some berries, and ending with sashimi (not sushi since I don’t want the rice). GC and I have plans to go out to dinner on Sunday and I’m looking forward to an Elevation Burger at some point this weekend.

I’m going to continue on my low carb, gluten-free way of eating for the foreseeable future. Luckily since I’m bringing my camp kitchen, I’ll be able to do that when I’m camping as well (though I am planning on a few cheats: mead, a few tortillas and of course a gluten-free cupcake and champagne since I’m celebrating the fact that I’m 50 years old with my friends).

Detoxing symptoms came back in full force this evening.  Tummy rumblings, bloating and of course multiple quick trips to the bathroom.  Just as last year.  I did take a detox bath before bed, using the last of my detoxing oil. And as usual, I was in bed and asleep by 9pm.

I did some averaging from last year’s number and this years numbers.   Just for fun, you understand:

Averaging Vital Statistics 2012 and 2013

Year Weight Basal Temp Glucose: Fasting Glucose: Noon Glucose: Bed
2012 197.35 98.02 117.24 105.86 101.45
2013 174.68 98.05 100.78 100.09 94.48
Difference -22.68 +0.03 -16.46 -5.78 -6.98

Considering I did the same thing as last year, the difference in the average is pretty dramatic.  Forget the weight, its nice to see, but I’ve been losing weight all year, so that isn’t a good indicator.  But the other stuff.

Basal Temperature is up .03 points.  I had 16 days of temperatures 98.0 and over vs 14 days last year (and one of those days, I had a fever).  It’s not much, but a slight indication that my metabolism is higher this year.

Glucose is the drama this year.  Averages are well below the previous years.  This indicates healing on a deep level, different from last years.  Last year was all about the digestive system, this year it’s all about my blood sugars. I know milk sugars are different from regular sugars, but the numbers also speak to healing.  I did the same thing last year and my numbers were all over the place. This year, a steady drop and then just steady.

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Vital Statistics

Weight is steady again today, 3 days at a row that I’ve been at 174.2. I’m expecting that to change in the next few days (hopefully down).

Glucose numbers are still steady as well. I can’t say I’m surprised at this point, but I am pleased.

My tongue is whiter than yesterday.

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
Day 18 174.0 98.0 90 98 93
Day 19 174.2 98.0 95 92 94
Day 20 174.2 98.3 92 98 96
Day 21 174.2 98.2 92  94 83

One Response to “Raw Milk Cure 2013: Day 21 – The Last Day”

  1. Cyana says:

    You are an inspiration! Thanks for taking the time to share all you have experienced with the world. I would not have considered doing this if not for your blog. I am sad that you won’t be blogging next year!! It has been enjoyable reading your daily posts and piggy backing on your blog to comment on my own journey. Thank you for letting me share what was going on with my milk experiment.

    I am certainly healthier for having had this experience and in a way it is life changing for me. I will continue to drink raw milk as a large part of my daily calories and nutrition. My idea is to drink milk throughout the day and then eat a small evening meal with my husband.

    For me the weight loss has been absolutely incredible. Even considering my “TOM” this week I’ve lost 12 pounds in 19 days. To me, turning 48 in a few months, that is nothing short of miraculous. I was never hungry, I aimed for two and a half quarts of milk a day and a bowl of yogurt with berries once a day. My calculations have me consuming about 1,800 calories a day and that would not support the math for the amount of weight I’ve lost. I can only guess, that my metabolism has fired itself up, that toxins have left my body and of course some fat has definitely gone away. Husband told me yesterday that he was proud of me and that he could really tell I’ve lost a bunch of weight. I asked him how he could tell? He said my butt was much smaller. Yeah!!! Happy dance. Goal: to continue dropping pounds, gaining health until I reach my ultimate healthy weight of 150.

    In addition I feel so much better, “Even” seems to be the catchphrase that best describes my new state of being. My energy is even, my emotions are even, my outlook on life is even. I can be prone to big emotional swings (in the past). In the past three weeks, especially with “TOM” I never noticed the dark despair that usually overtakes me for a few days before hand. A whopper of an allergy season is upon us, I could dust my house every day with the amount of light green pollen that is coating everything. Everyone else seems to be suffering horribly, but I’m just a little sniffly and my eyes are not itchy. For me a huge improvement, because usually this time of year I’m heavily medicated just to get out of bed. I have not taken anything for my allergies except for raw honey and milk.

    With Gratitude,