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i eat vegan just for many reasons, least of which is health and vitality. i just feel lighter, happier, healthy, more energy.
when i eat meat i don't feel as well.
i eat organic, unprocessed as much as possible, raw veggies, lots of fruits and i do take some supplements even.
looking to start fasting asap. . since this is my first time i'd like to avoid fasting on water alone (i heard this can lead to severe headaches / nausea due to all the poisons being released from your body.) does anyone know of any good detox plans along with how long i should do it for - keeping in mind this is my first time and i plan on working my way up slowly . . also i have several amalgam mercury fillings, would i be in any danger of the mercury leaching out? or should i wait until i have the mercury removed?
most of the toxins involved come about from the fast itself...(.toxic clinkers from the metabolism of fat and muscle.) make sure you have good water, and just because it comes in a bottle is no guarantee of its purity.
take a glass of water before going to sleep, take a glass first thing on waking. put some fresh lemon juice in the water --- especially in the morn. one of the best detoxers is chlorella.... cilantro is another good chelator.... both great sources of chlorophyll. if you have a blender i would suggest that you whip up some organic lettuce drinks. or even half an apple..give something to help clear out the colon. there are some special teas that would be helpful, check your local health food emporium.
don't worry about the mercury...there will be more of a danger during their removal.
if i were you i would get hold of some chia seed....make some chia gel. the insoluble and soluble fibers work great in cleaning the colon...the long chain triglycerides clean out the arteries. they are a great source of energy and omega 3. chia was known as "the runners food" -- indian runners would take a small pouch as their only nourishment traveling to and fro from the interior to the south american coast for trade,,,,
hope some of this helps....don't try to set any records with your fast...there is a point of diminishing returns.
i assume your 'doctor' etc. gives you the okay?
originally posted by oatmealloverxx
hello oatmeal loverlooking to start fasting asap. . since this is my first time i'd like to avoid fasting on water alone (i heard this can lead to severe headaches / nausea due to all the poisons being released from your body.) does anyone know of any good detox plans along with how long i should do it for - keeping in mind this is my first time and i plan on working my way up slowly . . also i have several amalgam mercury fillings, would i be in any danger of the mercury leaching out? or should i wait until i have the mercury removed?
i have some experience in this area and offer the following:
in regards to your dental almalgams: it is my contention that your are at no greater risk for mercury toxicity during a short (3-5 day) fast then you would be otherwise - and i support your descision to have them removed by a reputable biological dentist. researching the work of dr. hal huggins dds on this topic may prove helpful.
and now some bullet points on fasting
length of fast:
benefits do not kick in until the third day--the first three days are the hardest with hunger, bad breath, headaches, etc. on the third day the hunger pains go away, energy rises, glow to the skin occurs. basically patient should fast until they feel hungry again (after day three). patient can be chilly with ketosis.
out patient fasting should be 3-14 days mostly.
types of fasting:
water--only water. herb teas allowed.
juice fasting--water, herb tea, a little fruit and vegie juice a day. perhaps 6 oz of each once or twice a day. not jugs of juice.
n. walker suggests fruits juice for 3-4 days followed by vegetable juice and eating raw vegetables
eating fasts: only eating brown and vegies (for example).
have your health and blood reports evaluated before initiating fast.
choose to do daily enemas or not to do enemas--i recommend to do them.
activities to do while fasting:
rest and skin brushing
a little stroll outside and reading
meditation and/or reading and/or education
protocol for a short fast
spend 2-3 days before the fast eating only brown rice, veggies, fruits, to begin cleansing the system. use stewed prunes or some laxatives to make sure the colon is purged.
this protocol is adapted from how to stay slim, healthy and young with juice fasting by paavo airola.
fasting protocol 2
upon arising: enema
can drink water as you wish during the day: chlorine free--try to do half body weight in ounces.
after enema: dry brush massage, followed by hot shower (ending with cold).
9 a.m.: cup (8 oz) of herb tea--warm, not hot. especially good are peppermint, chamomile, rose hips, ginger, but any herb, no caffeine tea is fine.
11 a.m.: a glass of fresh fruit juice, diluted 50:50 with water.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: walk or mild exercise, or sunbathing, if weather permits.
1:30-4:00 p.m.: rest
4 p.m.: cup of herb tea
4:15-7:00 p.m.: walk, mild exercise, massage. \
7:00 p.m.: glass of diluted veggie or fruit juice, or cup of veggie broth.
breaking the fast: do not overeat!!
takes at least 2 days to get to eating normally from a 3-4 day fast and at least 4 days from a 7 day fast
first day, eat one whole apple in the am, and a very small bowl of steamed veggies or raw beggie salad at lunch, in addition to the usual juice and broth menu.
second day, soaked prunes or figs for breakfast. small bowl of fresh veggie salad for lunch. veggie soup at dinner. two apples eaten between meals. all this in addition to the usual juice and broth menu.
for more in depth information on the subject of fasting, i highly recommend the work of - dr. gabriel cousins md - he uses medicinal fasing as his primary modality in successfully treating all types of chronic disease - his masterful combination of conventional medicine, naturopathy, jewish and hindu mysticism is unparalleled.
oh and please let us know of your experience
just a reminder
the illusory food we put in our illusory bodies on this illusory planet within this
illusory universe, is illusory.
"it is not the place nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable." *
however, be that as may...
"life can be defined as the result of the exchanges we make with the whole of nature. life is made up only of exchanges. the most obvious expressions of this are eating and breathing - if these exchanges are prevented from taking place, weakness, illness and death will follow. but the exchanges we need in order to live are not limited to eating and breathing. or, to be more precise, they also consist in eating and breathing in all the different regions of the universe, so that our subtle bodies - the etheric, astral, mental, causal, buddhic and atmic bodies - are also nourished. when you understand how you can find food in the universe to suit your various bodies, your life will feel like an immense symphony. but you must first start by re-establishing communications, so that the currents of energy can circulate between you and the universe, and this can only be achieved by working with thought. "
..... omraam mikhaλl aοvanhov
* roger l'estrange
is there a proposed optimized schedule for daily water intake?
recent email ...sorry, pretty pictures not included.
drinking water at the correct time
maximizes its effectiveness on the human body:
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack
y'all drink up now, hear! billybobbobbledbottle
(note: billybob ain't really no red-neck...he just likes to purtend is all )