The Milk Cure 2012 (Day 3)
Day 3 of The Milk Cure 2012! The rubber is meeting the road now.
What’s your story and how is your raw milk fast going? We all want to know so be sure to share your observations in the comment section.
Paula: Good morning Vietnam! Super woman here! I slept amazing and feel like I got infused by the energizer bunny. I may have caught up on some much needed rest or is it the fast at work? One of my clients commented that cow was on to something. I did see my chiro for an adjustment yesterday and he does do acupuncture, however, I have been seeing him every 2-3 months for 6 years and while my body usually feels more aligned after treatment, this is not a typical reaction.
My energy continued to be excellent all day long and it was a long day all around. More computer issues, worked from 5:30am until 9pm about 3 hours longer than usual but energy remained high. Digestion/elimination continues to be great. I did notice a slightly different body odor, almost sweet. Urine smelled stronger. Increasing amount of milk each day until weight stabilizes. Weighed in at 117 pounds and consumed 15 cups today.
Richard: Got up at 5am and felt great. Drank 5 cups of milk throughout the day and this was plenty to keep hunger at bay. Also sipped herbal tea and homemade kombucha when thirsty.
Went on a mile long walk and had plenty of energy to spare.
Having no issues whatsoever. Feel absolutely awesome.
Sarah: Still had a mild headache after waking this morning. Nothing severe, just a tightness around my forehead area. Had a cup of rooibus (red) tea and started drinking milk about 8am. Headache disappeared by 9am.
Made organic popcorn on the stovetop for the kids as a snack and it was tough to take – it smelled so good especially after melting coconut oil and sprinkling the sea salt on top! Oh my, how I wanted to stuff a handful or two into my mouth!
Around noontime, I started to feel nothing short of totally amazing. Could I possibly be over the hump and my body has now cleansed a bit and adjusted to the raw milk diet?
Perhaps the long hike in the heat yesterday helped me sweat out a bunch of toxins.
Making dinner for the kids wasn’t a problem today. I didn’t feel overly hungry and didn’t need a bite of raw gouda at any time to keep me going.
I have no idea how much milk I drank today. I just drank when I wanted to and didn’t when I didn’t feel hungry. I’m guessing around 3 quarts but can’t be sure.
Weighed myself at the supermarket and have lost 3/4 of a pound. Not enough to be concerned about and not enough to drop out of the fast.
Took a magnesium salts bath around 8pm to encourage more detoxing as well as relaxation.
Richard and I both really wanted to see the sci-fi movie “In Time” which just came out on DVD, so stayed up late watching that even though I probably should have gone to bed earlier as I did not sleep very well the first two nights of the fast.
Am absolutely shocked that I’ve finished 3 days of this fast so far. I’m thinking I might just finish this thing but still a long way to go.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.