Perhaps if those not fully understanding why people fast,would take the time to read the books,THE FASTING CURE,by UPTON SINCLAIR and SCIENTIFIC FASTING by DR. LINDA BURFIELD HAZZARD. They would quickly see the many,many benifits of fasting. The wonders that it does for the body is almost unbelievable. Yet many studies, prove beyond any doubt the good that comes from fasting. Encourage your friends and unbelivers to see for themselves the better health to be gained from fasting. Fasting was one of the first things used for improved health hundreds of years ago.
As a nation we no longer want to read and make decisions on our own,we perfer that someone else tell what is best for us,without ever checking it out,even to our own detriment.
Sincerely I C L
Dazzle, you are so right. Now if you can just convience those whom you love,know, and just those that read yourt post of wisdom. If you can accomplish that,then you have acheved one of lifes unique goals,helping those that sometimes refuse to help themselves in spite of overwhelming evidence that your suggestions are only for thier better health. Which reminds me of a saying that bears repeating here....It is hard to soar like an eagle when you are surounded by YARDBIRDS.No offence toward anyone,just my thoughts.
Sincerely I C L
Hi Lightbringer- been along time- but I will never forget you- you helped me so much in the pass and now I know I can ask you a question and will know I can trust the answer.
Can a person who is a diabetic, taking pills and controlling diet, do a fast? If yes, what type would you suggest. I have lost 90 lbs on Blood Type Diet, but still have 90 to go to goal I want to reach by Feb 1. So thought I would give fasting a check out, I have been on MCF, using black strap molasses, and was able to get off of insulin, but was wondering if there was another, maybe a different taste. Or maybe even go back and forth between a few. Any suggestions? You may remember me again, if I tell you I rec. something from you from a PO Box in Geneva, Ohio . It was helpful, as you know. I've moved and forgot about curezone, and just step in once in awhile, as life has been a little rough, Take Care My Friend Linda
Reality check: some people react completely differently than you do to fasting, and further - there can be a reason for these people that is not "lack of preparation".
You can't even imagine this! I'm talking 24 hour keep-you-up-all-night hypoglycemia, stuff you can problably not even picture. A few days of fasting does this to me. Then I learned that people with an overly Vata body makeup are in this category, (Ayurveda healing medicine). - I then took the ayurvedic body make up test and yup, i'm nearly all Vata. Gosh, no wonder I cannot understand what you are talking about when people like you say "gee I fasted for three days and it wasn't that bad". That is another planet for what my experience was. Attempting to fast gave me more health problems long after it was over than I had before I tried it - weeks and weeks after it was over.
(AND THIS WAS DESPITE PREPARING WITH A HIGH VEGETABLE, PURE DIET FOR MONTHS IN ADVANCE!)
Ayurveda may hold that once a person brings their body away from being so overly Vata, then fasting can be done. Newsflash though, Vata people trying to bring their bodies away from being overly vata should NOT eat raw foods - completly opposite from all the raw juicing philosophies out there. For now, I'm not going near fasting.
I would like to take issue with your post,if it was directed at me. First you began by calling for a reality check in which you stated that some people react completely different than I do to fasting. Of this I am well aware of the fact that each person's body responds diferently to almost every protocol.
Herein lies the problem with your statement,in neither of my post did I say how my body reacted to fasting. You are correct when you say,I can't imagine what you are going through with your hypoglycemia problems,believe me, you have my sympathy.
The one thing that I did not understand was your next statement. You say that a few days of fasting DOES this to you. The word DOES implys to me that you have done fasting more that once,or you should have said that a few days of fasting DID this to me.The word DID would imply that this is your first time and now you are aware of what fasting did/does to your system. If you are aware that fasting causes you problems . Why would you continue to torcher yourself?
You are also correct in your belief that I am not familiar with VATA. But I believe that AYURVEDA HEALING MEDICINE is fron INDIA,is it not?
I don't know or understand what your health problem is,but I do hope that you find relief and healing quickly. As I stated in my first post you may find the answer to your problem in one of the two books that was listed. I will list them again for your sake.
THE FASTING CURE...BY UPTON SINCLAIR
SCIENTIFIC FASTING...BY DR. LINDA BURFIELD HAZZARD
Best of luck to you.
Sincerely I C L