"Severely dehydrated persons, such as people rescued from ocean or desert survival situations, usually have very high blood sodium concentrations. These must be very carefully and slowly returned to normal, since too-rapid correction of hypernatremia may result in brain damage from cellular swelling, as water moves suddenly into cells with high osmolar content."
I am starting a prolonged dry/wet fast. Wondering if anyone has started one too so we could support each other. I wanted to do a 4 day continual dry fast but I went out in the sun and got very dehydrated so I started to drink again. But I am going to alternate since I know from my last 21 one fast that water drained my kidney and I felt sick the whole time. Dry fasting is so much better (if you keep out of the sun) and easier. Well that is the way animals do it any way.
(just for reference, I don't recommend breaking the fast according to this article)
Personally I've had the problem of discomfort in part of the throat when drinking after a dry fast, but it went away quickly.
Can't really give you advice, just say what I would do if I were you based on what I've read and my limited experience...
First, I'd break the fast a day or two earlier to have at least some time to re-adjust. Well, taking into account my own body I'd leave at least the amount of days I've dry fasted between breaking and work...
As for the water, I would try diluted grape juice, 100ml juice and 400ml water. If that tasted too sweet I would further dilute it.
Recently I’ve been reading through the fastingconnection forum threads, specifically the Posts for...
Recently I've been reading through the fastingconnection forum threads, specifically the Posts for The Fast Doctor section. There is a lot of information. Since Dr. Kruger has lots of experience and is an MD, I think that he is somewhat trustworthy, though obviously he is one person and as a natural hygienist has certain prejudices... That aside, what he has to say on breaking a *water* fast:
- You should break it with whole fruit (juicing is not necessary) in small amounts and increase slowly.
- Eating protein before the body's want for energy is satisfied will lead to conversion of protein to carbohydrate.
- This leads to the creation of toxic ammonia with associated problems.
- Eating fat after the fast is dangerous, because it can lead to ketoacidosis from too great an amount of ketones in the blood.
Now, I would love to ask Dr. Kruger what he thinks of the ketogenic diet in relation to breaking the fast, but haven't been able to contact him, unfortunately.
Also I was thinking why those POWs you referred to before died... My idea would be that they had done permanent damage by stress and going to far into starvation. You have to consider that their condition was highly different from somebody fasting for health, especially their mental state would be opposite, which I think is important for how the body handles the stress of fasting.
Also, I think that *sweets* might mean chocolate, cookies, cake etc., not necessarily pure sugar, so their deaths might also have been caused by too high a *caloric* intake too quickly due to the extremely high palatability of the fat-sugar combination which interferes with biofeedback, as well as them not paying attention to biofeedback.
I heard that the raw food diet helps you build new skin. Also, after you are on it for awhile, you need less water because you are taking in little acidic foods, salt and sugar.
So after a few weeks on raw, I started dry fasting. You can't do it on a regular diet because you need so much water. Dry fasting means that after 3pm, I don't eat anymore food or drink.
Once in a while, if I am thirsty, I will drink. I've found some days the thirst is there and sometimes not. When the body has less water, it uses up old scar tissue. At this point, I don't know if eating raw would have done it on it's own or not.
My scar, os still there, but much less deep.
I just wanted to point out that I was in a car accident a couple weeks ago. I haven't been feeling well, and my sleep has really suffered.
But surprisingly, my blueish circles are still improving.
I can't wait to get over the trauma, so my sleep will improve. Before the accident, my PH was regularly at 6.6.
Now with not sleeping well, and drinking coffee to control the headaches, my PH has been 6.0. It's a set back, but I'm sure it will pass.
How did it go? Do you follow Dr.Morse ? I am trying to get rid of my acne, currently on a dry fast...
How did it go? Do you follow Dr.Morse ? I am trying to get rid of my acne, currently on a dry fast right now when I came across this post, 27 hours in so far, going for 36-40 hours, which will be my longest dry fast so I am still a beginner. I am hoping to start a 30-40 day mono diet on grapes, with intermittent dry fasting, which I hope will help my skin.