Yesterday, I posted about Melanie, a lady who has been very very sick with Lyme Disease for the past 4 years and how she is finally healing by embarking on a pastured, raw milk fast for the past 100+ days.
This story added to the positive excitement about what is going to start tomorrow – The Milk Cure 2012!
On March 1, 2012, Paula Jager, the Fitness Editor for this blog, my husband Richard, and myself will start the fast for 10 full days and many readers of this blog will be joining in (some have even started already)!
If you missed the post from last week, here are the rules for participation one more time:
The fast will start March 1, 2012 and run for 10 days, concluding at midnight on March 10, 2012.
The only thing you are to consume on this fast is pastured raw milk. Water and even herbal tea of course is fine too, but no other food or liquids but raw milk. Some folks plan to drink coffee also, but I would recommend against this as the fast would be highly beneficial for the adrenal glands particularly if a lot of rest is included during the 10 day period.
You will need anywhere from 2-5 quarts of raw milk per day per person depending on your current height and weight. If you are trying to lose weight, then drink less. If you don’t want to lose any weight, drink as much as you need to stay satisfied at all times.
Paula drank 3 — 3 1/2 quarts per day last year. She is 5’3â€³ and 117 lbs. Please read her 15 day diary from last year to prepare if you plan to join the challenge. What worked for Paula was a pint of raw milk every 2 hours or so which translates to approximately 2,000 calories per day (if your raw milk comes from jersey cows with tons of cream). If you drink raw milk from holstein cows, you probably should think about adding some additional raw cream to each glass. A cup or so every hour or even a few ounces every 30 minutes works fine too — just adjust the amount and timeframe as it works best for you.
Also, please read about The Milk Cure and how it was used to cure very sick patients at the Mayo Foundation by clicking here.
I plan to drink closer to a gallon a day. I am just shy of 5’7â€³ and 124 lbs. I do not want to lose any weight so am shooting for 2,500-3,000 calories per day.
Feel free to stop the fast at any time if you choose to join in and discover that it isn’t working for you.
This is not a contest. It is a group activity where each of us have our own personal goals and reasons for joining in. Your fast may last only 3 days. Others may keep right on rolling with it after midnight on March 10, 2012 arrives.
For those of you who have started already, feel free to update us on your progress in the comments section. I got all stocked up on raw milk yesterday so am ready to roll with everyone else as well as Paula and Richard tomorrow morning!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. Her work is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
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