Sunday, May 10, 2009

Day 7 & 8: Milk Diet or No Milk Diet: Which Is It?

Yesterday morning I had a vertigo spell again. When I woke up in the morning I felt a little dizzy so I had a few cups of yogurt and a cup of beef stock. But after a few hours I began feeling strong vertigo so I crawled back in bed and took a short nap. When I woke up I felt pretty weak and felt the need to eat something. I had 2 scrambled eggs, which gave me a burst of energy and my vertigo began to fade.

I felt disappointed to be fading off the the milk diet but the noticeable difference made by small bits of nutrient-dense foods was undeniable. The rest of the afternoon I drank yogurt and in the evening I finished the rest of my milk. I made some halibut for dinner and had a small piece. It gave me another boost of energy. I drank one more glass of yogurt before bed bringing down my supply to about 2 cups.

Today I finished my yogurt first thing (I had to leave 1 cup for my next batch) and all the milk was gone. I had 2 more eggs and again some halibut for lunch. Then we got the wonderful news that the milk was in. At the pickup spot I sat leaning out of my car, opened a jar over the curb, and filled my glass 3 times to drink (yes, I brought the glass with me). It was so absolutely delectable. I think I'm addicted.

I can't really figure out what I'm going to do next. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I relish having an organized and well-planned life, so this is disconcerting for me. I do have another 10 gallons ready and waiting (which wasn't enough last week, so that's a problem too). But I feel that I've lost the purity of the fast by eating food. I'm also a perfectionist so it's usually all or nothing. OK, I have issues. Let me see.......I guess I'm going to try to go with the flow.

One thing I'm going to do is keep the cream in the milk, at least for a few days. Our cows are Holsteins (which produce milk that is less fatty than Jerseys) so perhaps after skimming the milk there wasn't enough fat to give me sustenance. The other thing I'm going to do is drink stock or eat eggs if I feel dizzy. I really, really don't want any more dizziness or vertigo spells and I need to gain some weight (still at 121). And that's my plan for now. Day by day is my new motto.


  1. I think you are right about the problem with too little fat.
    I would never skim milk if I used it for a diet like this.

    It has been interesting readng about you last week.

    While I am 100 % pro raw milk - I am not sure it is enough to keep you healthy.

  2. This is so interesting. I hope you stick with it. I've heard of a milk cure and even thought about trying it, but don't have the book.

    Are the cows fed only organic food?

    We're getting Jersey milk lately and since the grass has started growing the milk is yellow and has a strong beefy taste.

  3. The cows are fed only grass now. In the winter they did get about 6 pounds of grain a day. I'm not too happy about that. They are biodynamic though so it is all organic and they only used grains grown on their farm. I am thinking about switching coops now because I have read Jerseys are superior nutritionally.