"I really hope the girl that posted about the "yellow eyes" is ok... last year I had to have my gallbladder removed, because while doing a cleanse, (not MC) apparently one of the stones got lodged somewhere and I had to go to the ER... (perfect example of toxins trying to get out... just bad place for them to go ) lol I got better and waited a few months before I went in for surgery, (going against my doctor's advice) but I distinctly remember him warning me to check my eyes EVERY morning upon waking up, because if a stone was to get lodged in one of the ducts that leads to the pancreas, I could have a pancreatic attack and DIE... thank God I did not have any other attack, had my gallbladder removed (which was FULL of stones) and Im fine now.. on my 3rd day of the MC.."
That board had some of the worst advice I've ever seen. Wow.
I have yellow eyes too. Of course it's because of my liver. They are pure white when I stick to eating a vegetarian diet. When I eat too many fats, they can turn slightly yellow on occasion. It's more like off-white actually.
Is it cause for alarm? Yes and no. It means my liver is messed up and congested. What this means is that I need to do liver flushes, liver tonics, and fasting. NOT rush to ER where they will remove your gallbladder whether there is nothing wrong with it or not. Removing teh GB won't even help, the problem is with the liver and people who have their GB removed will continue to get the symptoms in the future and things will be worse since every organ of our body has a purpose, GB is very important.
To Raine, I'd recommend looking into doing Dr Sutter Liver Flushes in the future. He recovered from terminal liver cancer using that method, combined with other methods.
By all means continue to fast, just keep your mind open to other options.
VX - thanks for your reply. I had been pondering a Liver Flush as I've never done one.
For the record, I've not had a prescriiption medication in more than 20 years and haven't seen a doctor in more than 10 years. I have very valid reasons for my aversion which can very quickly be summed up by stating ---> passenger in car wreck, got TMJ syndrome as a result with absolutely horrific head pains, was not diagnosed for almost 3 years, "doctors" kept me on a cocktail of prescriiption Tylenol, Midrin, Darvocet, Limbitrol DS and Halcion - All at the same time. Finally got myself off of Halcion (this was pre-media expose days on the drug) and found an oral surgeon that gave me an $800 "appliance" that fit into the roof of my mouth when I slept and immediately alleviated the pains.
I haven't worn the appliance in 15 years, never have head pains and avoid doctors like the plague.
From the amazing high energy I had a few days, I've not felt as energetic the past couple days. I had a full day shoot today and a 9a call tomorrow for another shoot. I usually have stellar vision and today I couldn't read closeup, being told my eyes were yellow and then having this odd heart beat sensation tonite when I was lying down. I meditated on it and felt the time was right to end the fast. I just juiced some lovely carrot and red grapes. I'm going to strive for a raw / juice diet for a while and practice a one day a week fast and occasional 3-5 day fast....unless I'm called to do something longer!
I just want to let everyone know how very much I value the feedback on this forum and the wonderful intellect and camaraderie. It's such a refreshing change from other sites! Chrisb1 & Mouseclick, you guys are amazing and such a wealth of knowledge - thank you for sharing it with us all.
day 9 and yellow eyes?
Your boyfriend may have interpreted the whites of your eyes as being yellow, but how do YOU see their color? would you say they are of a normal color or not?
InCharge is quite right, the whites of your eyes should become even more pronounced and sparkling as the fast progresses.
If they have a yellow hue, then this could be a sign of slight Liver dysfunction and possible mild jaundice, which would also be revealed by yellowing of the skin and other bodily fluids to some degree: is this the case?
It sounds to me that you have probably been overdoing things with your work schedule, and where your bodily organs may be in need of more rest and the conservation of those energies, which they are not being allowed to.
A few days of physical rest from your work would probably correct this, if not, and/or the yellowing becomes more pronounced, I suggest you have a blood test for your bilirubin levels to see if they come within the normal range: if the measurement is elevated this would account for the anomaly.
Get back to me on this one on a daily basis for any noticeable changes, although I am away from curezone early monday morning (London GMT) until tuesday evening.
"Your boyfriend may have interpreted the whites of your eyes as being yellow, but how do YOU see their color? would you say they are of a normal color or not?
InCharge is quite right, the whites of your eyes should become even more pronounced and sparkling as the fast progresses."
Chris - last night I was very much trying to see the color (he was viewing them in natural sunlight) and I was having trouble focusing at close range even to read which is very unlike me.
"If they have a yellow hue, then this could be a sign of slight Liver dysfunction and possible mild jaundice, which would also be revealed by yellowing of the skin and other bodily fluids to some degree: is this the case?"
I have not noticed enhanced yellowing in fluids or skin; however, it is hard for me to tell on myself about the skin.
"It sounds to me that you have probably been overdoing things with your work schedule, and where your bodily organs may be in need of more rest and the conservation of those energies, which they are not being allowed to.
A few days of physical rest from your work would probably correct this, if not, and/or the yellowing becomes more pronounced, I suggest you have a blood test for your bilirubin levels to see if they come within the normal range: if the measurement is elevated this would account for the anomaly."
I admit that trying to maintain my current schedule and do the fast may not have been advisable. The first few days were simply amazing with a nice clean feeling and enhanced energy. The past 2 days the energy levels plummeted and I knew I needed more rest yet as a producer there were lots of detail items to be addressed before the shoots even begin.
It was absolutely not an easy decision last night to break the fast. At the point I had the certain distinction that it was now time to break the fast - and keep in mind if I had ideal conditions to just rest I would have kept going. To give you an idea, I got to sleep around 2a Saturday morning after finishing questions for the interviews, was up at 7a for the shoot, the grip had a family emergency which meant the skeleton crew had to all pitch in which entailed getting the gear in place, sand bags, setting everything up, moving the lights and camera around for different takes, etc (and I was firing on all pistons during the shoot). Once that was wrapped around 4p, I met Michael (boyfriend) as he grabbed something to eat, got home around 5:30p, a friend just back from a Yoga retreat in Costa Rica wanted to meet at 7p and I foolishly agreed, at the point I was about to leave I felt like I could have fallen asleep on my feet but as she was already en route on her Ducati I knew she wouldn't be able to answer her mobile, finally got home around 9:30p and at that point I was so tired I couldn't sleep. It was around 11p when I finally decided after much thinking to have the juice. Knowing I have another shoot today that I'm about to go to, and knowing how I was feeling last night, I decided to have a juice. I went with carrot and red grape - a combo I'd never tried before but did so because that's what was on hand and it was amazingly good and I was beyond full after having it.
I feel so much better right now than I did even 24 hours ago - and I dropped another pound (ha ha).
I'd said to myself all along that when my body indicated it was ready to break, I would heed it & due to the activity level, I feel that this is the right time. I will focus on vegetable juices as they are high nutrition / low calorie. I just want the nutrients.
Chris -- Thank you so much as always for your counsel and wisdom....Raine
that is a very hectic work schedule by anybodys standards, and from what you have said, has been very enervating for you.
Fasting for weight-loss (unlike other reasons for fasting) can be carried out with normal duties and activities, but even then you have to balance the amount of physical activity and energy levels with the amount of rest your body needs to accomplish its internal tasks of cleansing and healing too.
Shelton advised that fasting needs to be conducted properly for the maximum gain to health, and in that analysis would also include reasons for losing weight, so I am glad you have decided to break your fast.
In your shoes I would probably wait until you have a little more free time, or a less demanding work schedule before attempting another fast where the bodys demands and need for energy can be better utilized.
I wouldn't normally advise anyone to break a fast on carrot juice with red grape as they are considered to be incompatible combinations, but I am pleased to hear you have decided to focus on veggie juices rather than a mixture of veggie/fruit, as this has been known to result in imperfect digestion with resultant putrefaction and fermentation, and therefore a gain in weight, as with any foods that are not properly combined.
Please let me know how this "yellowing" of the eyes progresses, whether it becomes more noticeable or disappears entirely.
So you worked from 7-4(normal) had supper with your boyfriend and met a friend later? Honestly, to me that sounds like a pretty light schedule.
Wait until you have children and not only have to work 12 hours a day, but then feed the kids, change diapers, stay up all night with a sick child, take the kids to after school activities, pick them up from activities, triple the housework and half the sleep.
Someday(if you have children) you'll look back and see that your schedule was very, very light.
All that said, it is best to rest while water fasting.
I think that the hours stated by raine13 were to bed by 2am and then up by 7am working till 4pm and then 5.30pm out at 7pm home by 9.30pm and bed by 11.00pm.
Sounds fairly hectic and tiring to me eating or fasting!!!!
I wonder how many mothers with children do all the things you have stated whilst fasting? Not many I wonder.
Chris....thinks seem to be much better today. During the shoot I drank lots of water and had a Larabar which I chewed very slowly.
Everyone else was eating the pizza that someone had ordered - I saw the makeup girl actually use a paper towel to sop up some of the grease from the top of the cheese -- ugh!
Upon coming home I had another juice of carrot, Celery and a clove of garlic.
Michael said my eyes still look yellow but he only sees it when I look to one side which explains why I'm not seeing it. He also said that only he would have noticed it and not anyone else as it's so subtle but since my eyes are unusually bright white he did notice.
Thank you so very much for your concern and checking up on me - I am definitely staying on top of things.