The Milk Diet

Chapter VI-The Practice of the Cure

WHAT KIND OF WHEY SHOULD I USE?

The whey cure can be followed using fresh liquid whey, as our ancestors did in the past, or whey reconstituted from powder.

Fresh Liquid

Whey Whey, in its natural liquid form, will go bad fairly quickly, so fresh whey should be used only by those who can obtain it directly from a cheese maker. Fresh whey should be drunk at once in the two to three hours after its manufacture.

Powdered Whey

If fresh whey is not available, the cure can be taken with whey prepared from powder. The manufacturing methods carefully preserve the properties of the whey almost in their totality. With cold or lukewarm water added to the powdered whey, a drink of whey can be reconstituted instantaneously. To obtain a concentration that is comparable to that of fresh whey, follow the instructions supplied by the product manufacturer. Different brands of whey powders are available commercially. A company called Biosana makes natural fruit-based powdered whey and supplemental whey tablets, both of which are available in many different flavors (including raspberry, lemon, apple, vanilla, chocolate, and mocha). The possibility this offers for flavor variation is not a negligible consideration during cures of long duration.

(See the resources section for further information on whey manufacturers and distributors.) Note: Whey will turn bad quickly whether fresh or prepared from powder. Make sure to prepare each glass of whey when needed; do not make a batch of it at the beginning of the day to be consumed later.

DOSAGE

The dosages provided for the whey cure are based on an average. As with any cure, because of the wide variety of individual reactions and physical sensitivities of the people taking the cure—their specific diseases or disorders, age, and vitality—dosage should be determined on a case-by-case basis. It should be reduced if the effects of the cure are too violent and increased when necessary (that is, if the body is not eliminating enough wastes).

THE WHEY CURE

On the first day of the cure, drink 1/4 liter (1 cup) of whey. Every day thenceforward, add another 1/4-liter dose until the ultimate desired amount has been reached.

As previously discussed, dosage will vary depending on the specific case. For most people, the final amount to work up to should be between 2 and 3 liters. The 1/4-liter doses should be drunk every fifteen minutes. When the maximum amount has been reached, gradually reduce the dosage by 1/4-liter increments per day until back to the original amount of 1/4 liter. This means that, depending on the ultimate amount chosen, the cure will last anywhere from six to twenty-four days. For people who cannot tolerate drinking large quantities of liquid at one time and begin to feel sick with too much water in their stomachs, it is possible to set a length of twenty-one days to the cure, during which the amount of whey drunk every day will not change, for example 1 liter (or a little more than a quart) a day. The whey should still be drunk in 1/4-liter doses every fifteen minutes until the desired amount has been consumed. Whey should be drunk first thing in the morning. Breakfast, if it is eaten, should be very light. It is best to skip breakfast entirely (consuming only whey) and eat your first meal of the day at noon.

Whey Cure Variation

Instead of concentrating the ingestion of whey over a short span of time— two or three hours in the morning, as with the original cure—this variation allows the whey to be consumed over the course of the entire day. The 1/4- liter ration is drunk once an hour instead of every fifteen minutes. In this cure, too, the dosage is increased by 1/4 liter a day until the maximum quantity desired has been obtained; then reduced on the same gradual basis. For those who prefer, the duration between doses of whey can be spaced out to an even greater extent among four set times: at rising, at the end of the morning, at the end of the afternoon, and just before going to bed.

THE WHEY CURE AND DIET

The beneficial effects of the whey cure will be obvious even if one does no more than take the whey. However, these effects can be reinforced when the whey cure is followed in conjunction with a restrictive diet. Any restriction of food intake will trigger additional healing phenomena in the body; the greater the restriction, the more powerful the healing will be. The first of these healing phenomena is the autolysis of wastes and diseased tissues. The word autolysis literally means digestion (lysis) of one’s self (auto). Because food is restricted, the body no longer receives all the nutrients it needs, so it draws these substances from its own tissues. This autolysis does not occur in a random manner: the first things to be selfdigested are wastes and diseased tissues. The second healing phenomenon that is set in motion by dieting is a kind of eliminatory system overhaul and updating. Because the food intake has been reduced, the digestive system has less work to perform. The energy that is saved can be used for eliminatory functions: the liver, the kidneys, and the intestines all work much more actively to eliminate toxins.*1 Following a restrictive diet while taking the whey cure increases its beneficial effects. Three different levels of restriction are outlined in this section; each can be applied to the whey cure with any of the dosage schedules previously discussed.

General Version

Normal food intake is maintained, with the only difference being the addition of whey to the diet. This is the simplest version of the cure.

Strict Version

All foods are removed from the diet and only whey is consumed. This is a mono diet, which means a diet in which only one food is eaten exclusively. There are many different kinds of mono diets—the grape mono diet, the rice mono diet, the carrot mono diet, and so forth—and this would simply be a whey mono diet. This is the most intensive version of the cure, in which the healing phenomena will take place with the most potency. This variation should not be followed unless you are already very familiar with the practice of mono diets or are under the supervision of a competent health care professional.

Intermediate Version

This variation sits halfway between the general version and the strict version. The intake of food is reduced in order to take advantage of the phenomena of autolysis and eliminatory updating that naturally occur with any diet; but the restriction is not as great as it is in the mono diet, so the cure is easier to tolerate.

The diet can be restricted to varying degrees, so it is easily adaptable to the tastes and preferences of the individual. The restriction can be quantitative: reducing daily food intake by one quarter or one half of the amount of food normally eaten in a day (measured in either grams or calories). For example, instead of eating 3200 calories, allow yourself no more than 2400 or even 1600 calories a day. The restriction can also be qualitative: in this case the restriction would be based on certain foods, such as meats, animal products, and other foods that are difficult to digest. For example, you could eat what you generally eat, excluding meat and fish (a vegetarian diet). Or, you could omit from your normal diet all meat, fish, and any other kind of animal products, such as cheese and eggs (a vegan diet). To make the diet even more intensive, omit all cereal grains and flours in addition to all animal products. This would result in a diet consisting of only fruits and vegetables, eaten as desired: cooked (by themselves or in vegetable broth), raw, or juiced.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

There is only one contraindication for the whey cure: lactose intolerance. This intolerance manifests by acidic diarrhea and lactosuria (elimination of lactose through the urine). Those who are lactose intolerant are fully aware of their condition, so they will know ahead of time that they should not follow the whey cure.

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