I have not experienced it firsthand. But I have fasted in a center before and among the many miracles the director shared with us was a woman who came in with horrific eyesight and thick glasses and left completely healed and able to see well without glasses. He encouraged her to fast without her glasses on - He says that when you give the body a crutch it uses it. You might want to play around with that.
Around the middle of my mega 60 day fast a couple years ago my eyesight improved to the extent that I no longer needed glasses to watch tv, and had to sit in the back of the theater to see a movie!!! I figured it would be temporary, but two years later I had my prescription redone as things were looking a little blurry (figuring my eyesight had gotten worse)... in fact, my prescription had improved by a full point! The change has remained permanent after four years of industrial strength body cleansing (fasting, professional colonics and liver flushing being my mainstays).
Yep, whatever your cleansing goals, I'm here to tell you it CAN be done! It only took me four years (!) but I turned 50 with a clean pink colon... the amazing part is how long it took me to pack all that gunk IN there! That's the big challenge now--KEEPING it out! Curezone is a very special place to help us all get it together and keep it together.
What kind of fast did you do for 60 days? Were you just trying to cleanse or lose weight as well? Did you lose much weight? How have you kept it off if you did? Sorry about all the questions, but your name pops up a lot on here, so I assume you know a little more than the rest of us.
I have begun a 40 day water fast, to be followed by 40 days of juice transitioning to raw foods, and then back to a healthy diet. I am doing this to lose weight, lower my cholesterol, and regain control of my appetite in regards to food. Besides it being ambitious, what are your thoughts and/or suggestions on my fasting goals? Thank you for any input you might have.
I did 48 days of MC, then on to day 60 with fresh juices. Fasting on juices (including the Master Cleanse, which is a mono juice fast) allow me to continue me regular routine, work etc. with a good level of energy. Juices also protect our vital organs (kidneys, liver, heart etc.). I have always done extra long (30, 60 days) fasts with the supervision of my excellent naturopath, and have been grateful to have her support during heavy crises (I passed a kidney calcificiation on day 18 of that 60 day epic, a crisis that lasted a week). The recommendation to do long fasts with pro supervision is a good one in my experience.
I was doing industrial strength colon cleansing for over four years, finally attaining my Big Goal, turning 50 with a clean pink colon! Yes, I lost quite a bit of weight (around 35 pounds post fast), and yes, I kept it off by eating sensibly and continuing my exercise program.
Particularly for weight loss, long term water fasting can be hazardous. Nothing stores toxins like fat, and when it is burned quickly it is dumped into the colon, liver etc. for removal from the body, causing some serious toxic crises. Particularly things like ddt, which are definitely stored in fat, can cause problems. Be sure to keep your colon very clean every fasting day, and don't skimp on your water consumption! Consider switching to juices. Your weight loss will be about the same, and the nutrients in fresh juices will protect your health. As an added benefit you will have the energy to exercise, which helps you to burn toxins while losing even more weight!
A lot has been said about fasting and weight loss. Fasting can definitely kick start a weight loss program, but is no silver bullet. Any and all weight lost can be regained PLUS if you do not plan a sensible eating and exercise program and stick with it. The ONLY true weight loss program is very simple: take in less calories than you burn! It really works!
Thank you for the tips. I have been seriously considering having professional supervision on this fast. I didn't feel like I needed it the first few days, but was planning on finding someone within the next week.
One main reason I want to water fast is that my previous water fasts have lowered my cholesterol considerably. I have read that juice fasting is not efficient in this area like water fasting is. My family have poor genetics when it comes to cholesterol and since I gained this weight it makes me particularly uneasy.
I learned my lesson the hard way before about drinking plenty of water, so I am fulfilling that requirement. I'll keep everyone posted as to how I'm doing. Thank you again. Take care!
I believe juice fasting is every bit as beneficial, and far more protective in the long term than water fasting. I am glad to hear you are considering talking to a pro about supporting your goals. Your health should be foremost!