Why did I do the fast?
In february I did the fast to heal my post menopausal arthritis symptoms. By the end of day 4 I was high, seeing energy and really felt I had made a huge breakthrough with my health. Not just from the fast, but from my 6 weeks of intensive healing programme, which started with a 10 day fast, 5 water, 5 juice.
This time I felt great, I knew my energy levels were getting lower, enjoying going to bed at 8pm is a sign your energy is low no matter how happy you are. So I thought let me fast while I have nothing major to heal and then I will have an amazing spiritual experience. Hahahahahaha, twas not to be.
Day 1 headache started around lunchtime which totally threw me as I often dont eat till then. I went a lay down from around 6pm. Then went to the airport at 1am to pick up my friend. We sat out on the deck chatting for a couple of hours, all good till we realised we were locked out! By some sheer miracle I had my bag out there and by another sheer miracle my flatmate had his phone switched on and heard our plea to wake up and let us in. He was laughing thankfully when he saw us locked out there.
Day 2 woke early, felt good, wanted to show Jane the pool and the beach so we got our water and headed to Riviera. Stayed on the sand, had a wee nap, all good on day 2. At 8pm 10 friends arrived to partake in a weekend of Sublime we. After the first circle I went to bed before they had dinner .Slept ok, woke up a few times but no biggy.
Day3 woke up feeling amazing, felt I was chattering like a budgie but really felt high and inspired. We started the circles and around lunchtime I started another headache and felt quick sick, flu like. We were doing a releasing dance we call dance and shake which is 45 mins of fairly intense exercise. I was not sure if I could last it but the music was soooo amazing I went back to my old aerobic days and powered it up. I felt ok at the time and even joined in the last 2 sessions but by evening I felt like shit. I went to bed and tossed and turned all night. Felt like I hd the flu, burning, twitching, aching all over especially this old wound in my abdomen and lower back. Torture. Jane meantime is lying in the bead beside me, just back from the pool, loving life reading and enjoying the rest and feeling absolutely fine. Quite annoying. That is how I expected to be.
Day 4 woke up feeling terrible, limped through to the group, took part in first session but had to lie down. By lunchtime the only option was bed so I went there at 2 and did not move till the next morning. So nauseous too. Did not even want to drink water but half assed poured it in. Slept most of the time, but waking up now and then to moan. Jane still fine.
Day 5 woke up still felt shit, knew I could not take part in the group so me and Jane went to pool with enormous duvet for cloudy moments and slept out there. Now Jane started to feel it, was day 4 for her. sore back with slight nausea. We were a right pair lying in the sun with our bottle of water and the big duvet for when the temperature dropped. But it could have been a lot worse. Fairly cool hospital we made for ourcellves. Went to bed and slept more peacefully.
Day 6 woke up with zero interest in food but defo feeling much better. Still slight nausea and no desire to walk but defo a noted improvement. I knew I was breaking through the detox and in the ideal world woud liked to have kept going to get to the natural high but between flying to the UK and a wedding in a few days, I had to regain my strength and get rid of the nausea properly so I ate some fruit followed by a big salad at lunchtime then I made a delicious veggie soup for night, just what I needed. Jane is now in the nic I was in yesterday, she was one day behind me and was determined to see it through.
Day 7 - woke up excited, much more energy, flying home to see my friends family and grandchildren. Jane is the same as I was yesterday, a bit better but not diving to the kitchen, its strange you imagine you would, possibly feeling sick stops that mind you.
I am a healer and I teach people how to detox. I have done more juice fasts than I can remember and this is my 3rd water fast.
I have never experienced anything like that, but when you go online and check, its all there.
My diet leading in was super clean, I geniunely felt it was going to be a walk in the park, maybe thats why it hit my arrogant ass so hard. If I felt like that bad normally I would take a lemsip to escape the pain, but I just had to nurse the body through with hot baths, some body work, wee bit of yoga, but it was still tough.
But I know the crisis is the cure.
I know the body is healing and releasing and often like a candida die off it can be brutal and it can last for days upon days.
The more pain the more toxic you are, and I have not treated this body with the greatest respect every one of my 55 years. There is stuff contained in there that needs to be released and that can be tough.
That is when most people give up, that's when people say its not good for you, that's when people say I got really ill, coz you do! But you need to get through it, for the bodys sake.
THE POWER OF FASTING
The incredible healing power of fasting in relatively unknown in the West.
If you want to heal the body in the fastest most powerful way, this is it.
But you need to educate yourself, look realistically what you put in your body. How toxic are you and do you have the guts to see it through?
Here are some interesting fasting facts.
Most common lengths for fastingWhile these are the most common lengths for fasting, any amount of time can be chosen, depending on your particular situation.
improved by fasting
adult onset diabetes
chronic back and joint pain
deterioration of the
high blood pressure
inflammatory bowel disease
and Crohn's disease)
irritable bowel syndrome
skin irritations and disorders
Here's to your health and happiness