Back in August we wrote and published an article about the milk diet and the four types of milk diet after extensive research, including reading academic papers, journals, we then went back to doing what we do and kind of forgot all about it, until today…
When we received an email from Greg, which said “every day I drink two gallons of milk, and hardly eat or drink anything else”.
We were intrigued and did a little interview:
James: “How old are you Greg and what’s your background?”
Greg: “My age is 53. I am six foot two, and I stay about 165, which is right in the middle of normal on the BMI. I live in Glendale, California. I’m very smart, for example I have a degree from Stanford University, one of the finest schools on the planet. I’ve done all kinds of jobs, right now I only work for my mom who owns a lot of real estate in Glendale.”
James: “How long have you been on the milk diet and what is the milk diet for you on a daily basis?”
Greg: “For the last five years, 365 days a year, I have been living almost entirely on milk, every day I drink about two gallons (9 Liters) of milk, plus sometimes a little pure cream, and hardly eat or drink anything else.”
James: “How active are you?”
Greg: “Well, I am quite active, James. I don’t have a car, and so I walk most places, to work, errands, recreation. On average 2-3 miles a day. I also like to drop down sometimes in the morning and evening and do some pushups, sets of 10-12 pushups, which is about what I can do without straining (I hope with time I’ll be able to do more.) I also dance here and there throughout the day, it’s mostly belly dancing type, I’ll do it in line at the supermarket, or waiting on the corner for the light to turn green, it does take some courage because it is different, but it really tones your stomach.”
James: “How have you found the milk diet”
Greg: “My energy is excellent, my performance on my yearly physical is excellent. Eyes feel tolerable if not perfect. I basically have shortsightedness, before the milk diet The only way I could wear glasses is to put in dry eye drops every three hours, every day of my life, even though I don’t have dry eye, the drops just help with the strain from the glasses. This does not seem like a healthy or sustainable mode of life. Therefore, I went to this radical milk diet, and on this diet my eyes feel okay without glasses or drops (they don’t feel okay when I eat solid food), I think milk is very easy on bodily systems (like, in my case, the eyes) because it is already broken up, solid food breaks up in the body but not as completely as milk and thus irritates the body as it travels to the cells.”
While I still believe that the diet can be dangerous and is not recommended, it obviously works for some people, In Greg’s case he obviously hasn’t taken the decision lightly and is following the radical milk diet sensibly, after all two gallons a day (9 Litres) is allot of milk, hence the reason why hes able to live a fulfilling, normal life and keep at a normal healthy weight.
As a final word, I would to thank Greg for talking the time to talk though his experiences with me.