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I've been seeing bits and pieces here and there about how helpful this can be for many situations. I'm interested in it for a detox, weight loss kick-start and to see if it helps improve any of my allergy symptoms or my chronic low energy.<br><br>
Does anyone have any experience or links?<br><br>
My first concern is that it'll probably be difficult for me to stick with -- I have horrible will-powere when it comes to food. Secondly, I wonder what kind of time period would be good and if I should supplement with anything else.
 

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<a href="http://www.milk-diet.com" target="_blank">Milk diet</a>.<br><br>
That's my site and I keep intending to post the Porter book for free because I just don't see having the time to sell it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I hope to have it up in the next week. In the meantime, one book is up there already. There's also a thread in this forum with discussion.
 

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That would be great Gale- Im actually doing it right now but using raw milk kefir instead. Any info or testimonies would be awsome. I have done a 20 day water fast before, so this is a sinch.
 

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Kefir's even better. Email me through here and I'll respond with a PDF of the Porter book.
 

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I would love to do this, and I think I could probaby do it pretty easily. Probably not a good idea when pregnant or nursing, though, right? Maybe in a few years. . .
 

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Thanks galeforce!<br><br>
What do you think about milk diet whilst nursing??<br><br>
I mean, obviously from all the info it IS that strong of a medicine to promote extreme detox. But it's not like just cleaning out everything with fasting and herbs. It's also extremely nourishing.<br><br>
I'm thinking it wouldn't be a horrible thing to do while breastfeeding.
 

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I just don't know about nursing. Just from the mom's perspective the diet is a detox and can sap your energy. I don't think I'd do it with a little one. I did actually do it while nursing but he was three. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">
 

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20 day water fast- as in, you didn't consume anything but water for 20 days? Wow.<br><br><br>
To the OP, I recently read "the Untold Story of Milk", and the minimum fast was 2 or 4 weeks (don't remember which).
 

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I would say it's not so much starving as dying from drinking boredom. Four weeks of nothing but milk is very boring. Though I'm sure it's a whole lot more exciting than a water fast.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I am on the kefir fast still. I feel very full actually. It is a bit boring, but Oh well. I could probably do this for a whole year though it is improving my digestion alot. Also I have gone through a couple hexheimer reactions. Not fatigue, but the feeling of having an awful cold. Periodically I will get a very white coated tongue( candida) and then I get better within a couple of days and feel better than before. The water fast was very boring. I think I could have done it for longer, but you arent supposed to do many of the long water fasts or a liest not close together(can totally mess with your metabolism) I got out of a very painful operation with the water fast though. I can tell this is rebuildin my immune system and healing my gut. It amazing because Im allergic to caseine (kicking that allergy in the behind) ha ha ha
 

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Thanks for the response. I have another question for you all. If you drink kefir instead do you still drink the same amount as drinking raw milk? Do you put anything in the kefir to make it taste better?
 

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Hey-<br>
I've been curious about this diet for quite a while, but fasting just isn't appropriate for my physically demanding lifestyle (farmwork), even when I'm not pregnant. Seems to me that the important points are: Do it in April-June when the grass is fantastic and the cows are glossy (not fresh off their winter feed) and receiving less than 5-10 lbs of non-soy grain per day. To the one who asked about swetening kefir, you'll probably want to address any sugar habits BEFORE going on this fast. This is nothing crazy, just get used to the taste of plain kefir without sweetening, and decide that you like it. Commercial kefir with fruit seems to always have lots of sugar added, and of course you would be using homemade for a fast. But alternatively, if your own physiology is up to it, you could do a primarily milk fast and consider the kefir as your supplement. It just depends whether you're a lactose-digesting adult or not.<br>
The old milk fasts would encourage bed rest and offer fruit to help with constipation. I'd also encourage you to look into the Body Ecology Diet and consider their recommendations, which seem extreme, but may be very worthwhile if you're struggling with the issues that diet addresses.<br>
For what it's worth, I always lose weight when I just substitute a quart or so (not all at once!) of good (5% fat, and yellow!) raw milk for a meal. But I usually do this because I'm so busy walking around moving fences, hoses, cows, buckets, etc. that I don't have time to eat!<br>
Best of luck, Gina
 
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