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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day 3 of Raw Milk Fast/ Milk Cure

Raw Milk=Real
The thought of a raw milk fast for most people is unheard of...but it is not a new concept.  I have been entertaining the idea of doing a raw milk fast for the health benefits for the last few years now and several of us in the REAL Food Challenge 2013 (click here for Facebook group) have gotten together to do it this week. 

Today is Day 3 of the 5 day fast and so far it has been great!  I have felt great and have had no hunger.  Of course the thought of food is present at times through out the day, but as I listen to my body's satiation with the presence of raw milk, it is not an unsurmountable hurdle to overcome.  I have been very content and satisfied so far.
The Milk Cure has been used for years with admirable results for many health diseases and problems in the 1900's.  

(PLEASE NOTE:  as mentioned in the preface to the article:  The milk used was, in all cases, the only kind of milk available in those days—raw milk from pasture-fed cows, rich in butterfat.) 

Here are a few excerpts from the writings of Dr. J.R. Crewe, of the Mayo Foundation from January 1929:   (The entire article can be found for viewing or printing here, it is worth the read.)

"When sick people are limited to a diet containing an excess of vitamins and all the elements necessary to growth and maintenance, which are available in milk, they recover rapidly without the use of drugs and without bringing to bear all the complicated weapons of modern medicine."

"It is well known that there is no time in the life of practically any mammal, but especially of the human, when the body is so beautiful and perfect as during the period when milk is the only food. It will be admitted that there is no period in life when the body is so perfect as in infancy, the infant being fed on milk from a healthy mother."

"The experience of seeing many cases of illness improve rapidly on a diet of raw milk has suggested more and more the feeling that much of modern disease is due to an increasing departure from simple methods of preparing plain foods. The treatment of various diseases over a period of 18 years with a practically exclusive milk diet has convinced me personally that the most important single factor in the cause of disease and in the resistance to disease is food. I have seen so many instances of the rapid and marked response to this form of treatment that nothing could make me believe this is not so."

"Indeed we had a number of patients who took the treatment for “beauty treatment.” The tissues become firmer and the general appearance is markedly improved."

"Hypertension responds with equal gratification. The blood pressure improves rapidly. I have never seen such rapid and lasting results by any other method. One of the patients lived almost exclusively on milk for more than three years."
Sarah Pope, of the Healthy Home Economist blog, has posted some wonderful information here about her experiences with the raw milk fast in 2012, 2013, and also a list of "Do's and Don'ts" here.  

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