Monday, September 24, 2007

Day 1 of the 4 Day Fast

I am going on another fast. I say that almost as if I am going on another safari. It feels like that of sorts. My body is sick, it has been for years. I have suffered from (a 30+ year old motorcycle wreck injury) and my . I had my gall bladder removed in 2001 so my liver hurts most of the time. I'm overweight because of the food choices I have been making. I have been burying my problems in pizza instead of a bottle. And of course there is that 20 year that was broken in July. That one still amazes me. I tried so many times on my own willpower to quit. God is amazing.

So all that is said to lay the groundwork for the WHY someone would fast. My most of my life. I vacillate between constipation and diarrhea. I have tried to take enzymes but anything that I have to remember to take gets left behind, period. Thus, why vitamins have never worked for me. I have struggled with depression, anxiety, rage, self pity, etc. It is !

I did a fast last week using a called the Feast. I drank it three times a day with a little fruit from Sunday to Thursday. This is a huge deal for me. I have never in my life considered fasting. I have always struggled with blood sugar but as I have started getting live, into my body that perceived problem disappeared. That is amazing.

That was actually my third fast. I have been fasting on Sundays, giving my body a day of rest from digestion. So for the record I didn't just wake up one day with this idea. A friend of mine suggested a book called Bragg Healthy Lifestyle by Paul and Patricia Bragg. They go into great detail about fasting, the benefits, the process, etc. It is amazing that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. If I would have read this a year ago I would have thought "I can't do that I am hypoglycemic, this is not for me" and that would have been the end of it. Of course I would have felt sorry for myself because I would have also thought "I am never going to get better, I'm always going to feel bad and be fat". As long as I was letting my mind believe that it was true. Since my mind has started to believe that there is a better way and that we are coming out of sickness, more and more has been revealed.

Okay I am getting fired up again. I wanted to say that the last was incredible. I unfortunately flew out of town while fasting and for some reason flying makes me constipated which defeated my purpose so I broke my fast. But I wanted to share the results of the fast. I began to get a lot of . Dr. Bragg talks a lot about that in his book The Miracle of Fasting. "Every person living on the average American diet has more or less, a sticky mucus-clogged pipe system. This stored up toxic mucus results from the undigested and uneliminated, unnatural food substances and toxins that start accumulating from birth. This mucus not only clogs the nose, throat and lungs, but this mucus is also found all along the 30 feet of the gastrointestinal tract that humans suffer great distress from heavy mucus-clogging in their sinus cavities." Well that was what started coming out of my body. I want my body to be clean. I want my liver to not ache from trying to process all these toxins that I have been putting into my body for years. People around me are being diagnosed with different cancers and I want to do my part to try to clean out my vessel so that cancer has no place to develop in my body. I know I sound radical but when you were as big of a and lazy as me you have to get fired up to get yourself into action. I have 45 years of bad habits it is taking some dynamite and commitment to keep on the path.

So yes, this is my safari. It is an adventure into better health and nutrition. But in a short amount of time I am already seeing the results of losing weight (great side benefit), feeling happier, joyful, no swelling in my hands and ankles, sleeping through the night, no Tums in the middle of the night and clearer thinking. I feel more alive right now than I have in years. That is my motivation for starting this next fast. Well that and Dr. Bragg talking about the results of doing a 4-day distilled water fast "You can hardly believe your eyes! A wonderful transformation is taking place during your fast. The powerful Vital Force that would otherwise be used to handle your food is now being used exclusively to clean out the debris, waste and poisons that have been locked in the body cells and vital organs. Rejuvenation is taking place in every one of the billions of cells of the body!"

We will see what progress I make with this fast. If you have any interest in fasting I highly recommend Dr.s Bragg's book The Miracle of Fasting. I would not be working on my fourth fast without it!


Disclaimer: This is my story. You and your physician have to make your own decisions about what is best for your body. I am sharing my story for encouragement to others that our on the journey to .