In 2012, just after Thanksgiving, I went out on a limb.
I had recently come off a six-week course of heavy-duty Antibiotics that were supposed to help my Lyme but failed, giving me only side effects and bringing my already-weak digestion to a screeching halt. In addition to all of the familiar old symptoms, any food at all—even cooked vegetables, which had been a reliable standby—would sit in my upper stomach for hours like a five-pound brick. I was becoming emaciated and increasingly desperate, and decided to try something I had been reading about: the milk diet.
The milk diet comes from the book Milk Diet as a Remedy for Chronic Disease, written by Dr. Charles Porter, an MD who claims to have cured thousands of chronically-ill patients by putting them on an exclusive diet of raw cow’s milk in conjunction with a program of strict bed rest. This book is very old—it was published in 1905—and the author claimed this diet cured many different kinds of chronic illness, from high blood pressure to tuberculosis.
I was skeptical. Medicine has come a long way since 1905 and even the advanced modern version appears to be unable to help me. If this milk diet was as helpful as the author claims in treating chronic illnesses, why didn’t it become standard treatment?
But nothing else was working, and after reading some positive reviews of the book and method and then the book itself, I decided to try it. Thank God I did!
Lyme disease causes many secondary infections and health problems, affecting—in advanced stages—every major system of the body. To date, the milk diet is the single most helpful treatment I have tried. It ameliorated—either totally or in part—every symptom I was experiencing, and there were many. Chronically low blood pressure (95 over 65)…gone. Heart palpitations and atrial fibrillation…gone. Chronic cystitis…gone. Eczema and facial swelling…gone. Thyroid dysfunction…gone. My digestion returned nearly to full strength—I could eat anything! And color returned to my long-palid face (see pics, above right—no makeup!).