The Milk Cure: Real Milk Cures Many Diseases

Health-TheMilkCure-600x626By J. R. Crewe, MD
January 1929

The following is an edited version of an article by Dr. J. R. Crewe, of the Mayo Foundation, forerunner of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, published in Certified Milk Magazine, January 1929. We are grateful to Dr. Ron Schmid, ND of Middlebury, CT for unearthing this fascinating piece. The “Milk Cure” was the subject of at least two books by other authors, written subsequently to Dr. Crewe’s work. 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. The treatment is a combination of detoxifying fast and nutrient-dense feeding. Note that Crewe quotes William Osler, author of a standard medical textbook of the day. Thus, this protocol was an orthodox, accepted therapy in the early 1900s. Today the Mayo Clinic provides surgery and drug treatments, but nothing as efficacious and elegant as the Milk Cure.


For fifteen years the writer has employed the certified milk treatment in various diseases and during the past ten he had a small sanitarium devoted principally to this treatment. The results obtained in various types of disease have been so uniformly excellent that one’s conception of disease and its alleviation is necessarily changed. The method itself is so simple that it does not greatly interest most doctors and the main stimulus for its use is from the patients themselves.

To cure disease we should seek to improve elimination, to make better blood and more blood, to build up the body resistance. The method used tends to accomplish these things. Blood conditions rapidly improve and the general condition and resistance is built up and recovery follows.

In several instances, Osler (Principles and Practices of Medicine, by William Osler, MD eighth edition) speaks of milk as being nothing more than white blood. Milk resembles blood closely and is a useful agent for improving and making new and better blood. Blood is the chief agent of metabolism. Milk is recognized in medical literature almost exclusively as a useful food and is admitted to be a complete food.

The therapy is simple. The patients are put at rest in bed and are given at half hour intervals small quantities of milk, totalling from five to ten quarts of milk a day. Most patients are started on three or four quarts of milk a day and this is usually increased by a pint a day. Diaphoresis [copious perspiration] is stimulated by hot baths and hot packs and heat in other forms. A daily enema is given.

The treatment is used in many chronic conditions but chiefly in tuberculosis, diseases of the nervous system, cardiovascular and renal conditions, hypertension, and in patients who are underweight, run-down, etc. Striking results are seen in diseases of the heart and kidneys and high blood pressure. In cases in which there is marked edema, the results obtained are surprisingly marked. This is especially striking because so-called dropsy has never been treated with large quantities of fluid. With all medication withdrawn, one case lost twenty-six pounds in six days, huge edema disappearing from the abdomen and legs, with great relief to the patient. No cathartics or diuretics were given. This property of milk in edema has been noted in both cardiac and renal cases.

Patients with cardiac disease respond splendidly without medication. In patients who have been taking digitalis and other stimulants, the drugs are withdrawn. High blood pressure patients respond splendidly and the results in most instances are quite lasting. The treatment has been used successfully in obesity without other alimentation. One patient reduced from 325 pounds to 284 in two weeks, on four quarts of milk a day, while her blood pressure was reduced from 220 to 170. Some extremely satisfying results have been obtained in a few cases of diabetics.

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.

Under the head of Treatment in Chronic Gastritis, Osler has said, “A rigid milk diet should be tried” (Principles and Practices of Medicine, by William Osler, M.D., eighth edition). And quoting from George Cheyne, he wrote, “Milk and sweet sound blood differ in nothing but color: milk is blood.” Under the heading of treatment in many diseases, it was true that he had little to say about drugs but did say a good deal about diet and particularly as in most every instance he recommended large quantities of milk.

Under chronic Bright’s disease (p 704) he says, “Milk or buttermilk should constitute for a time, the chief article of food.” Under treatment of cancer of stomach (p 505), he says many patients do best on milk alone. Under treatment of rheumatic fever (p 378), he says, “Milk is the most suitable diet.” With Olser as a background, one need not hesitate to go a bit farther. In fact, practically all medical men are agreed as to the value of milk as a food, and as an important part of the diet in the treatment of many diseases. But as the chief remedy in the treatment of disease, it is seldom used.

For more than 16 years I have conducted a small sanitarium where milk is used almost exclusively in the treatment of various diseases. The results have been so regularly satisfactory that I have naturally become enthusiastic and interested in this method of treating disease. We used good Guernsey milk, equal to 700 calories to the quart.

Interestingly, diseases that have no similarity respond equally to this treatment. For instance, psoriasis clears up beautifully. The improvement in tuberculosis or nephritis is equally interesting but there is no similarity in these diseases. I once heard a very distinguished medical man discussing a case of psoriasis. He said, “This was the worst case of psoriasis I have ever seen. This boy was literally covered from head to foot with scales. We put this boy on a milk diet and in less than a month he had a skin like a baby’s.” To me, this means that there was evidently some nutritive substance or vitamin or glandular secretion lacking, that was furnished by the milk.

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 Arabs are said (Encyclopedia Brittanica) to be the finest race, physically, in the world. Their diet consists mostly of milk and milk products with fruits and vegetables, and some meat.

You are all familiar with the writings of Colonel McCarrison, a medical officer in the British Army. He tells us that for nine years he was stationed in India in a district in the Himalayan Mountains. He said that the natives were very fine physically, that they retained a youthful appearance to advanced age and lived long and that they were very fertile. During the nine years of his residence there he saw practically no disease, no cases of malignancy or of abdominal disease. The diet of these people was simple and consisted principally of vegetables and fruits and milk and milk products.

Steffanson wrote most interestingly of the Eskimo, who, when uncontaminated by civilized conditions were hardy and robust. Their diet of course was almost entirely of meat and fish. He tells us, however, that the habits of meat-eating people are similar to those of carnivorous animals. The wolf first attacks the heart and gets the blood and later eats the glandular organs and viscera, leaving the muscle meats till the last. The Eskimo does the same thing.

During one expedition Mr. Steffanson and party started on a nine months’ trip over the Arctic ice with only one day’s provisions. All previous Arctic explorers had said that civilized men could not live in the Arctic regions without bringing in their supplies. Mr. Steffanson and his party, during the nine months, were almost never without an abundance of food, and much of it was eaten frozen and raw. I wish to show from Steffanson’s experience, first, that it is possible for people to be robust and maintain good health on various types of food of limited variety. That the condition common to all types of diet is, that much of the food is eaten raw. I wish to say here that our very excellent results obtained in the treatment of disease were had with uncooked food and raw milk.

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.

We have often seen most satisfactory results in the treatment of anemia, including pernicious anemia, on a milk diet. I have repeatedly seen a marked reduction in the size of simple and toxic thyroid, with improvement in the symptoms of the toxic one. In prostatic diseases and associated conditions, this treatment will achieve rapid and marked improvement in the infection and in the reduction of the gland and lessening of obstruction. A professor of surgery in one of our state universities once said to me, “Since I have used your method in preparing prostate cases, I have had most excellent results and no mortality.” I replied that if he had continued the treatment a little longer, he would not need to operate. All infections of the urinary tract are greatly improved by this treatment.

An old friend of mine, a woodworker, aged 74, had a marked heart lesion and complete prostatic obstruction, so that it was necessary to use a permanent catheter. He had been taking digitalis but this was discontinued, and he received no medication of any kind. The prostate was very large and the residual urine very foul. His recovery has been rapid, and he has been able to work since that time and is now in very good health at 77 years of age. Another local man was treated six years ago for a severe chronic winter cough and prostatic disease, which necessitated his getting up many times at night. He volunteered the information a few days ago that he had no more trouble with any illness since that time.

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.

One patient with very advanced cardiac and nephritic disease lost over thirty pounds of edema in six weeks. One would expect the large quantities of fluid would increase the edema but the above experience has been repeated many times in lesser degrees.

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.

About ten years ago a very sick man came to the Sanitarium suffering from a severe cystitis and nephritis. He was a diabetic. As milk contains about five percent milk sugar, it was feared that he could not manage this amount of sugar. But he did manage it, and improved in every way and in eight weeks was sugar free. My experience with milk diet in diabetes has been limited, but very interesting. These few patients, only seven or eight, have been much pleased with the results. Insulin was used for a time in some of the cases. They all became sugar free, or nearly so, after from four to ten weeks. From the fact that these patients were able to use a much more liberal diet than diabetics usually can take [after the treatment], it would seem to indicate that at least a partial regeneration of the pancreas is not impossible.

Recently I received a letter from a soldier who was confined in a government hospital in Arizona [for tuberculosis]. He said a former patient of mine had induced him to try this method. He said that he had done so well that a number of the men were also attempting it and he had written for more definite instructions. He also said that the patients had to buy their own milk and received no encouragement from the hospital authorities.

There is a large class of patients who are ill but in whom no definite organic lesion can be found. These patients are often underweight. They may consume a fairly large amount of food but they do not gain in weight or strength. These patients do respond admirably to our system of large quantities of milk.

The chief fault of the treatment is that it is too simple. Patients attempt to do it at home, but there are many pitfalls, and it does not appeal to the modern medical man.

This article was reprinted in the Summer 2002 edition of Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

103 thoughts on “The Milk Cure: Real Milk Cures Many Diseases

  1. Wonderful article – and fascinating comment chain!
    There’s now a great deal of emerging info on the amazing therapeutic benefits of camel milk. It appears superior to cow milk in many ways, especially for healing. But it’s quite expensive.

    Has anyone tried incorporating raw camel milk into the (raw) milk diet? I’m thinking a pint a day (runs $12-15/pint/US) depending on source and quantity. Trying to heal from multiple autoimmune disease (fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, RA). Mostly house bound for 10 years. I’ve tried many other protocols and this looks the most promising.

    • Leslie – try examining Dr. Izabella Wentz’s website about how she uses raw camel’s milk to treat Hashimoto’s disease (thyroidpharmasist.com). Some very interesting information.

  2. Is there any research that documents the impacts of raw milk on circulation, especially on plaque build-up in the carotid arteries? Seems like a good idea to me.

  3. Is it completely necessary to follow the Milk Diet to a “T”? I have read The Milk Diet Book and laying in bed for 2-3 months, not moving but to lift the milk glass and only being able to read 15 minutes out of the hour seems impossible. Also, the only raw milk I can obtain is grass-fed (no grains, non-GMO, no hormones, no anti-biotics) Jersey cows. Their milk is excellent and I have been to the farm and the cows are outside grazing all day. Since I cannot follow it to a “T” is it a waste of time? Or will just adding raw milk to the diet help?

    • I haven’t read the Milk Diet myself but that does sound extreme. Perhaps it depends on how ill you are, whether such total rest is necessary. Certainly we hear from people all the time whose health improves by adding raw milk to the diet. Some (including Sally Fallon Morell) also will occasionally do a milk fast for a couple of weeks while going about their normal activities. Your grass-fed source sounds great! You may have to experiment with adding it to your diet, gradually at first if you are not used to it, and maybe working up to brief fasts where you only take the milk. With additional rest whenever you can, if it seems like something your body needs. Good luck!

      • Just wondering if Sally still stands by her belief that the dairy product/ milk can be frozen and still retain all the benefits. I have heard Dr. JR Crewe and Aajonus Vonderplanitz disagree and they have done experiments testing this.???

        • Sally responds: I know of a lot of babies that have been brought up on raw milk that has been frozen first, and they turned out very healthy. Dr. Price was of the opinion that the nutrient loss from freezing was about 4 percent.

    • I’m on the raw milk diet now the first 4 days were difficult I’m on day 8. No food whatsoever I’m not hungry at all and I feel like it’s working I’m getting several gallons of raw milk today I’m going to do it for as long as I can. We only live once and it’s worth the try

  4. My doctor told me I was pre-diabetic. I never use pharmaceuticals so when I stumbled upon the suppressed Raw Milk Cure study from almost 100 years ago, I gave it a try. I drank RAW grass-grazed milk for breakfast and lunch and had a sensible dinner (at the time I was NOT exercising). I cut sugar from my diet considerably but not totally. Within a few months I was no longer pre-diabetic and after 6 months went by, I was no longer even close to being diabetic.

  5. I’ve had crohn’s disease for 20 years and just stumbled upon the raw milk cure dating back to the 1900’s and am interested in trying it. Anyone have crohn’s or IBS and have good results?

    • I did the raw milk cure after finding the study which detailed the steps. I had a friend on the raw milk diet for other ailments and was having amazing success, so I finally asked. I tried it because I have IBD caused by my Rheumatoid Arthritis. I followed it step by step for 6 months (the book recommends 2-3 months, but you can increase if symptoms are severe). She was helping me the entire way.
      I ended up REALLY sick by the end of it, my inflammatory markers were at the highest they had ever been, and I was almost hospitalized. I became very weak and struggled getting out of bed due to the lethargy. I never had any bacterial infection, but all of my electrolytes were severely out of order, very low on other nutrients.
      The milk was whole raw milk, no homogenizing or flash pasteurized, grass fed, organic, and no GMO’s. It never worked for me, but maybe it will for you. Good luck!

      • I have some problems and I want to do the cure. Did you try again? Why do you think it didn’t work with you?

      • Thank you for sharing your experience with the diet. It’s helpful to see different perspectives.

        Can you please tell us what type of raw milk you used: only A2 beta casein versus milk containing both A1 and A2 beta casein proteins? Also what breed of cows? If you’re unsure the farmer could tell you.

        I’m wondering if you might have been using using A1 beta casein milk, and if so if this could have exacerbated your existing inflammation? It might not affect everyone the same which could explain why your friend did so much better than you on the same diet from presumably the same milk source.

        Thanks again for your input!

      • hi becky,

        i am 100% chinese. i tried the paleo diet for a year, and i felt really bad. i think that a lot of these ancestral diets might work better for white people. i notice that almost all of the leaders in the paleo diet are white, and agriculture was in asia for much longer than europe. i think asians are better adapted to grains and carbs. whenever someone tells me that they do well on a low-carb diet, they are always white.

        back to the topic at hand – dairy is not a part of the ancestral diet in east asia. i’ve never tried raw milk, but i plan to try it.

        becky, what ethnicity is your friend (the one who did well on the raw milk diet)? what ethnicity are you?

        thanks

  6. We have a small farmer who has non homogenized but flash pasteurized is this ok somewhat if you can’t do any better. I use it for kefir.

    • Flash is better than ultra but still not good enough. It must be RAW grass-grazed milk. If it is organic and in a glass bottle, that is even better. Do your due diligence on your milk as some companies feed their cows grass and grains which is a no-no.

  7. I drink 2.5 gallons a week for several years and work as a mechanic at 59 years old. Have zero arthritis and feel great. Its the best and we need to wake people up on this asap.

  8. Hello, I want to know if this diet can help with chronic gastritis and heartburn? There is cases of people healing this problem on this diet?
    Thanks

    • I read that drinking a cup of warm kefir before meals (even if not raw) will remedy this problem for some people. Or, some pricier but well-reported remedies are: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of manuka honey, or 1 tsp. to 1 T. of Siberian pine nut oil (try Ringing Cedars of Russia brand) taken on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before meals. These are said to remedy the problem too. If you don’t have a source of raw milk that you know is properly produced and marketed (the problem in my area), Google “natural remedy for chronic gastritis and heartburn ” and read up on it. There are actually MANY effective, old-fashioned natural remedies for your current ailment! Good luck to you! [P.S. realmilk.com, thanks for posting a most interesting article!]

  9. I would love to drink at least a quart a day but the farm I get my raw milk from charges $12 a gallon…so I drink 1 cup of raw milk and 1 cup of bone broth…I am getting better slowly!

    • I don’t know where you live, you should look around and keep checking to see if you can get it cheaper. Here in east texas we pay 7 dollars a gallon, but if we buy 4 gallons at a time, it is only 6 dollars. A friend in Missouri says she only pays 3 dollars a gallon. Fresh milk last a long time and you can make butter which is fast and easy in a Kitchenaid mixer. Also buttermilk and sour cream and cream cheese. I would check around and see if I could get it cheaper and drink to my hearts content. Plus if you are getting well, it is worth the cost.

      • Yes. Plus, the amount of raw milk required weekly to GET you well might be significantly greater than what is required afterward, to KEEP you well. So the higher cost, at the outset, might well be a temporary thing. Good luck to you! P.S. Again, thanks to realmilk.com for posting this terrifically interesting article!

  10. I’m looking for the exact milk cure diet and I’m unable to find it online. I heard there is a water fasting portion. Does anyone know the exact protocol, including before (preparation) and after (what foods to eat when coming out of fast)?

  11. I’m fighting MS/ neuro Lyme. Can someone from real milk.com let me know if a person who is not supposed tp have dairy because the casein inflames my brain could possibly get over that happening as they ingest more and more of the raw milk by fasting with it? Any research or testimonies of this happening? I am desperate. Thank you!

    • My understanding is that it is specifically A1 casein, not A2 casein, that causes inflammation in genetically disposed individuals. Most of our dairy in North America is heavy in A1 casein because we rely so heavily on Holstein, which produce milk high in A1 casein, whereas much of the rest of the world relies on milk from breeds that produce more A2 milk. Here’s an article if you’re interested: https://www.larabriden.com/the-inflammation-from-a1-milk-is-mind-boggling/

      From my own research, my understanding is that Guernsey cows are the best, most available option for A2 casein milk in North America. They produce milk that’s about 95-98% A2 casein. Besides that, I’d look into goat milk, which is apparently the most widely used milk in the world. That seems like every bit as much a superfood as cow’s milk, provided they’re both raw. 🙂

      • I was completely unable to drink store milk, and I had given up on milk. Then I saw where they were selling A2 milk and I went to walmart and bought it. It was ok, only a little gas, not explosive diarreah like the other. Then I found a lady with fresh milk A2 and it was a gentle on me as water. But her cow got sick and I had to try another lady’s milk. Her cow was A1 but she insisted I try it. I had drank the A2 for over 2 months and the new fresh A1 did not give me gas or diarreah. I can now drink it also. If I were you, I would try the fresh milk A2 from the Guernesy’s then I would try just fresh milk and see it you can drink it without trouble. I am so very glad I did !

        • I too cannot drink A1 milk as it gives me major digestive issues, but A2 I can drink like water as well. It’s remarkable!

  12. I was positive for fibromyalgia, RA and lupus in my early 40s. I later had breast cancer.
    My body was literally starving from the canned goods and fast foods.
    Once I went raw: raw milk products and veggies, my illnesses went away.
    I took NO chemo or radiation for my cancer.
    Mildred Susan Wells

    • That is Wonderful ! I too refused chemo and radiation when the docs said my cancer came back in 2012. They were not a happy camper,, but I was ! I stayed sincere with my raw milk. Some days my body really craved it. I listen to my body and what natural foods to eat. And feel better than I ever did. There is a website called ‘ cookinggodsway’. and it has an article the speaks of Raw Milk fights Cancer., Who is Hamlet and Bamlet. Speaking of mothers milk and bovine cows milk that are similar. It is also on the Pub Med site.

    • Awesome, Susan!
      I’m just starting out drinking lovely raw milk after stumbling on a small farm that had it. Drinking this milk is a real joy. I have many symptoms and my intuition is telling me the raw milk is good for me.
      MOO.

    • Hi Mildred! Thanks for sharing! I recently got diagnosed with an auto immune illness – aplastic anemia. I want to do more natural remedies also. Where did you get your raw milk products? Any other suggestions? Thank you.

  13. Hello, I have sensitivity to CASOMORPHINS in dairy. I’m not lactose intolerant. Would raw milk be OK for me? I have not had dairy in months. I have local sources of raw, grass-fed, organic dairy products – cow, and sometimes goat and/or sheep raw milk and raw cheese. I am 65 with high blood pressure and 60 pounds overweight. Metabolic issues. Survived estrogen dominant breast cancer 11 years ago, hepatitis A, hypothyroid, and 8 surgeries. Would love to heal and age with grace and good health. What kinds of cows produce A2 and is that preferred? Thanks, Joya deVivre

    • Hi Joya, raw milk is still going to have casein in it which may be related to casomorphins? I’m not well versed on this. And I don’t know a huge amount about the A1/A2 issue…I believe older strains of cows are more likely to be A2 but I think they have to be tested to be sure. Some people seem to do better with A2 milk. I’ll hope some readers who know more about both issues respond to your comment.

  14. Hello to all! My wife has a chronic case of bartonella (Lyme Disease). She has been sick for around 5 years. Has anyone had any success with curing Lyme?
    Any help would be appreciated! God bless each of you.

    • I totally understand what you mean. I have a small herd of goats and was recently given two more and more available. The one goat is giving a gallon a day and the other two quarts and as I am the only one in family to drink it, I wish I could sell the rest and cover the cost of alfalfa and grain. But I have been informed that to do so is illegal. I believe there is a large quantity of raw milk out there being wasted in given to animals because no one will drink it.

  15. I drink grass fed raw milk and have found it helps with fibromyalgia symptoms to the point where I am better off drinking no milk if it’s pasteurized.

    • Funny about dairy causing prostrate cancer…. most young cows and goats who drink it are fine!!

      Products that are raw dairy are from God and is natural so I can’t believe He would create something that gives one cancer! Unless your post was meaning how companies “process” the dairy these days….

  16. I love the milk! Good luck with the milk. It will definitely help with building the immune system. Before I found raw milk I used high grade therapeutic essential oils. It took me six months to get a diagnosis so in between bouts of paralysis and fainting, I tried five or six different companies before I found one that was effective. Let me know how it helps with the Lymes – I think we all need to stay on top of potential recurrences!

  17. Ask around at the farmers market or call a vet and ask who has goats . Don’t give up its a 100 times over its worth the effert

  18. In a pan on low heat mix lotion with aloe and lanolin with crushed Mexican heather leaves heat for ten minutes then cool. Put it on affected area thick three times a day for about a week. The psoriasis will stay gone about three years

  19. Ive had ridiculously low blood pressure my whole life and after 3 weeks of raw cows milk I am at 130/80. I have energy and feel amazing. I’m alive again. My muscle tone and skin is also improving rapidly.

  20. Hi,
    My husband has MS and he’s been on a very low saturated fat diet which keeps him fairly stable but I’ve read that there’s a casin in milk that can worsen the MS. I was wondering if raw milk is any different in that respect. If anyone has any ideas I’d really appreciate it. Thanks

    • Aside from whether or not one consumes milk or milk products, (a dairy is really the room or place where milk was traditionally strained, cooled, and made into cheeses, etc; a dairy cow supplied the dairy, a dairy farm supplied a dairy that handled more milk than the household diary, etc) – humans NEED to consume fats for health. There is ZERO dietary requirement, however, for carbohydrates – sugars and starches, which are just sugar molecules hooked together, which become sugar after being eaten.

      There is zero research backing up low fat or low saturated fat diets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lntwufwQwoQ&index=8&list=PL1J9GrLlUYVKJo8rI0Lhar9h2vzVxj4f8

      Saturated fat just means that the fat is stable at room temperature.

      By the way, the oily fish we are encouraged to eat instead of beef contains an average of twice as much total fat and 7 times the saturated fat as the same size serving of beef. See above link for details, or http://www.zoeharcombe.com

      MS is said to result from the myelin sheaths that protect the nerves breaking down. Wanna guess what those are made of? FAT.

      Sugars and starches are highly inflammatory. Natural fats are not. The highly processed seed oils, cleverly and deceptively marketed as ‘vegetable’ oil & shortening are also very inflammatory. Toxic, really.

      Our family and our ancestors thrived on real, unprocessed milk from pastured animals. We don’t touch the processed stuff.

      • This is so true! We raise our own beef, pork, chicken. We milk our cows but we have found that heritage breed are hardier and survive most things. We also raised commercial grade dairy and they just needed much more intensive care. Now we only raise Dutch Belted cattle and offer our customers raw milk. The genotype A2A2 sell better however I’ve never had a customer complain if they had to drink the A1 milk. Our cattle are pasture raised and the hay is NOT sprayed which goes to the organic choices we made for our family and farm. We believe real food is the key to remaining healthy. Right now in VA we can offer milk shares but we worry this soon will be taken away. Supporting your local farm and vote to help keep small farmers around!

  21. Back in January of 2015 I was diagnosed w stage four stomach cancer w an associated stomach ulcer and metastasis to the liver. They told me that they wanted me to do six rounds of chemo, remove my entire stomach and then do six more rounds of chemo! I told them to forget that! I then went to the Cancer Treatment Center of America (“CTCA”) in Newnan, Georgia for a second opinion. They told me (basically) the same thing so I told them that I did NOT… want chemo or surgery and that I would “self-treat”! 

    I drank “ionized water” which is a negatively charged, alkaline, “micro-clustered” water. It acts as an extremely… powerful… “anti-oxidant” which destroys “free radicals” in your body! It is VERY ALKALINE… which means that it transports MUCH MORE oxygen to your body than (acidic) filtered or bottled water or chemical laden “tap water” does. It is also “micro-clustered” which means that it hydrates your body at the cellular level five to six times better than acidic, filtered, bottled or tap water does! It also detoxes your body removing heavy metals and other toxic, acidic substances from your body. 

    I also used essential oils especially frankincense  and myrrh and lavender oils. I also juiced beets, carrots, cabbage and celery (all organic) and I changed my diet to an ALL organic diet with only organic chicken and wild caught fish. Red meat and pork are NOT good for you unless they are grass fed and “organic”. But I found them too expensive. I also ate a “Ketogenic” diet, took hyperthermia treatments and practiced fasting and “intermittent fasting” as well as “high intensity interval training” for exercise. 

    In May, I had another PET scan. They told me then,  that the cancer was NOT… growing. I continued my “self-treatment” and in September of 2015 I had another PET scan. When the oncologist  came into the waiting room… he was smiling! (It was the first time that I had EVER… seen the man smile!) He sat down and was scratching his head and he said that he did NOT… agree with my original decision to “self-treat” but that he DID… respect my right to do so! He then said, “This is NOT… the outcome that I was expecting.” (He was expecting me to come back with cancer spread all over my body!) He then told me that the cancer was dying and shrinking. When I go back for another pet scan in January, we expect it to be totally gone. 

    I recently found a source of raw milk near where I live. It’s $5.00 for a half gallon. I’m going to try it before I go back in January. It’s really good!

    Bob

    • bob, amazing story man. just a few questions for you if you don’t mind… is it goats or cows milk ur drinking now? and where do you buy it? or what part of the country are you getting it? how much do you drink a day, and do you stay on it every day for a long time?
      and you drink the ionized water every day?
      have you ever tried himilayan pink salt?

      I’m trying to help someone cure their disease of diverticulitis and ascetis and possible bone cancer or breast cancer. need answers now. THEY HAVE STOPPED EATING and I need some help if you have the time sir. Thank you for posting your story.

    • Hello Bob!
      I am reading this in August of 2018. Your story is very encouraging – and the outcome one would expect when doing all that you are doing. I would really appreciate a post about your current status!

    • Hi Bob. Your post gave me so much hope! My mom was diagnosed today with colon cancer metastasized to the liver. How is your health now?
      How long did it take you to heal from cancer?
      Was the milk fresh or refrigerated?
      Did you do coffee enemas?
      Thank you so much for your time!

  22. I’ve nursed all my children faithfully, don’t be discouraged. You have a load on your shoulder; not only you’re caring for your two children but also a home maker. That is enough to make anyone tired. It sounds like you have had good health. When you’re producing milk, your body is working hard! It will slim you down IF you stay away from pastry(sugary treats) though I know your body is craving for quick energy. No soda pop either, that’s not natural. Eat balanced meals with plenty greens & vegetables. The ‘baby fat’ should be melted away by providing your wonderful milk to feed your little one. I wish you energy & health.

    • When I was pregnant and nursing, I never lost the weight until I stopped nursing. It dropped off without effort after that. So glad you are nursing, it is so important for your baby’s health.

  23. I am not a medical expert; however, have you recently had your blood wor done? If hyperthyroid could be the possible ‘pitfall’ of losin weight? Also a sample of feces to check parasites. Raw milk tastes wonderful just like home grown tomatoes vs. store bought ones. I wish you health.

  24. Hi. I also had Hogkins disease and neuropathy in my feet and fingers. 15 years later I still had it. I kept researching until I came across research that showed using fat soluble b1 in the form of Benfotiamine 300 mg daily plus the proper type of B12- Methylcobalamine ( never cyanocobalamine!!)
    5000 -40,000 micrograms daily for at least a couple months will decrease or completely rid you of the neuropathy. Please realize that when it starts working ( for me within a couple weeks) the pain/ tingling will initially increase for a short while and then start feeling better. Increase B 12 dosage every few weeks until improvement stops. Stay at that dose for a few weeks then back it Down slowly. The research I found was for diabetic neuropathy but it appears chemo induced neuropathy must be similar.

  25. Hi,
    I have stage IV colon cancer with mets to liver. I have had partial colectomy, and a liver resection 70% of liver, resected, and finishing 6 mo of chemo, oxalyiplation, folfox.. I was speaking to a merchant who told me he had prostrate cancer, and stage IV lung cancer and read the article from mayo clinic? .. and a book on the “milk cure” he said he did milk diet for 39 days of at least a gallon a day. And was completely cured of both cancers.. his drs. were amazed… I’d like to read the article if you can direct me to it.. and who wrote the original book, and name.. assuming “the Milk Diet,” and is there any cases of the milk diet curing cancers..

    Many thx
    Deb

  26. I have been on the milk diet for 5 days now and am experiencing some severe constipation. I have Candida, thyroid, and digestive issues and so I had to start on skim milk because the fat might be too much for the Candida. I DON’T want to lose any more weight though and find myself losing almost a pound a day. I am now down to 123. Too skinny. More than anything, I would like to know if I eat the entire lemon or just the juice? I can’t remember where in the books I saw this. Thanks

    • I was severely constipated while on the milk diet. I was drinking raw, whole milk and following all instructions on how much to drink. It is a great diet because you don’t have to prepare dinner and you are never hungry. But the constipation was a problem for a few days. Never took anything other than the milk.

  27. Hello out there world! I was wondering if there is any one interested in doing this raw milk diet with me, while it is summer! I have been brought in my journey this far, and have been encouraged to do this and been looking to do this for some time now. Like a REALLY long time. haha like it is ridiculous the things keeping me from this I am certain that this process will heal, heavenly 🙂 I have been looked on in favor lately. So if ANY one out there is interested and has the grace to contact me, PLEASE do so!!! 🙂 I am a 25 year old male and I live in Indiana but we don’t let that stop us. If you wanna do this or want a subject willing, SERIOUSLY CONTACT ME. Especially if you own guernsey cows and be curious, but if not I have been searching ages and found some good sources! -toasted8banana@gmail.com just title it “MILK” or something..

      • I disagree and think Sally should look deeper into the A1/A2 issue. I would not consider myself “very sensitive” yet I could tell the difference between the raw milk I used to get at a dairy that used mainly Holsteins (A1) and the Guernseys I now get raw milk from (they are A2). Even my kefir grains started reproducing like crazy and getting pillowy and much healthier looking with the A2 milk. Heritage breeds have the A2, and just like the hybridized foods have dropped in nutrition, I believe the milk from each of these types is very different, and there are many studies that would back me up.

        • Sally Fallon Morell replies: I’d be happy to see the studies. I think a more likely explanation is there is more fat in the Guernsey milk. But as I said, there are indeed some people who do better on A2 milk.

    • I agree with Sandy B that A2 is significantly better for everyone, not just sensitive individuals. I think it’s what we were meant to drink – not the A1 beta casein gene mutation found in mass-produced modern dairy. It might have been around for 8000 years but so have grains and look where that’s gotten us.

      A1 contains higher levels of casomorphin which is inflammatory. It’s also thought be responsible for the addictive quality of milk that some people, especially kids, experience (and maybe just another reason big dairy might prefer this type of milk).

      The early days of the milk cure diet recommended Guernsey cows, which are A2, over other cows, quite possibly not just because of their high fat milk content but because of the A2 difference. They might not have understood the A2 vs A1 casein difference as we do today, but I’m willing to guess it played a significant roll in their insistence on using this milk for proper healing.

      Healing inflammation is key to any illness, as is healing a permeable gut which is also linked to inflammation. Why would you want to use A1 milk which would be counterintuitive in this regard? This alone might be why some people report poor results with the milk cure diet.

      I think it’s worth looking into the data for sure.

      Thanks for hearing me out.

  28. How did this go for you? did you go longer than 10 days? did you rest?
    was it worth it for that short time?
    Did you put your weight on right away again?

    • I only ended up doing this for 6 days. The 7th day was Easter and I wanted to share a meal with my family so broke the cleanse. I enjoyed it and found it easy to do, although I was bored of the milk by day 6 (so maybe that had something to do with ending early).

      I lost 5 lbs which I put back on as soon as I started eating again. But I still thought it was worth doing even for that short time as I believe it’s good to give your body a rest from time to time from all that work of digesting cooked meals. I would recommend it to anyone – and have!

  29. You did the ‘regime’ – including 4 days of fasting first? Were you eating any food? You wrote this on the 12th day… how long did you continue? Thanks!

  30. Hi Janet, I haven’t seen an update…. can you please tell us how long you did the milk cleanse and if it helped you with the Lyme symptoms. Thanks!

  31. What a great article! It’s really interesting that the milk was Guernsey milk which would have had the non-allergenic beta casein-A2, like goats, sheep, and humans do. I’ve been trying to find a source for Guernsey milk (in Wisconsin) but have not been able to (I can only drink goat and sheep milk). I wish that the WAPF would encourage farmers to have Guernsey cows again-Jerseys have been bred so much that, from what I’ve read, their milk is very likely to be the allergenic A1 beta casein. I think this would turn the entire dairy industry around, because many allergic people would be able to drink the milk again.

    • We have 23 cows milking, all are tested positive for the a2a2 type of milk. Would be interested in talking to you further.

  32. Actually goats milk is much higher in fat depending on the breed of goat. Nigerian dwarf goat can have up to 10% butterfat. I have to use it as creamer or make ice cream out of it because its so thick. Goats milk is naturally homoginized so there’s no creaM seperation. That might be why people think its lower in fat.

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