I'm going to start a water fast from 12-Feb onwards that I hope to continue for 30-40 days. I'm 28 years old, 5'5" and was about 165lbs. I have fasted thrice before for 10 days, 4 days and 17 days. The first and third time I was quite comfortable with the fast. The only reason for breaking them was the foul breath, which I couldn't bear the whole day and the whole night.
I fruit fasted for 7 days last week, am following it up with a 7-day juice fast and will then transition to the water only fast. I'm on the 3rd day of my juice fast today and plan to continue till the end of the week and have only water from the next week onwards. I want to reduce the detox symptoms during the fast, so it is a bit easier on me.
I'm looking for a mate to do the fast with. Also, I would like to know how you people could go through 4 weeks and more with that foul breath. During my previous fasts, I didn't have problems with hunger at all. I did imagine eating a lot of different foods after the fast, but I wasn't hungry at all. The foul breath is the worst thing I expect this time around too.
Hello there guys, so this is my first post and first account as I've been hesitant to post anything. Ive just been lurking around here for a few months learning and understanding information about Candida.
I've never been diagnosed with Candida, but I suspect that I have Candida due to myself having had multiple courses of antibiotics for acne (latest was about 6 months ago actually) and lots of medications as a child, and lifelong junk food eater(mostly sugary and starchy carbs as a kid). I switched to a healthy diet around 3 years ago and then went to Paleo eating styles, and lastly for a year or so have been on a strict whole food based ketogenic diet. All my "Candida" symptoms dramatically went away while on that diet. No acne, rashes, digestive issues, none of them at all. Then...around my 8th month in ketosis....my symptoms all started coming back. I'm assuming it was due to me also being on antibiotics(didn't want to stop taking them even tho keto took care of it cuz I heard it can cause antibiotic resistance)
i also read that Candida can adapt to feeding on ketones! That scared the hell out of me so I decided to just screw it all and eat a bunch of carbs foods like sandwiches and pasta for 2 weeks(5 weeks ago). I felt awful...my stomach was grumbling strangely and making weird sounds so I finally manned up and chose to buy Oil of Oregano. I went back on to my ketogenic diet 3 weeks ago but added 10 drops of Oil of oregano, large doses of virgin coconut oil(8-9 tablespoons), 2 cloves of garlic, cayenne pepper, turmeric and black pepper. I also introduced 2-3 cups of whole milk Kefir everyday, 8 tablespoons of sauerkraut and kimchi for the first week and experienced HORRIBLE "die off" of some kind of bacteria because my stool for that whole week was covered in strange stringy white things and lots of mucus. I'm still using the same regimen these two weeks and presently, but I'm not experiencing any more due off reactions, my skin is clearing up rapidly, I'm feeling more healthy than I ever have been before. I'm also taking 20g of L glutamine powder a day just in case I have leaky gut. Am I cured of Candida now that I'm feeling excellent and have no more die off reactions? Can I reduce the dosage of probiotics and antifungals now? And how long should I keep taking L glutamine? I'm never gonna go back to eating junk food again, just gonna stick to my whole food ketogenic diet for life, maybe some probiotics 2-3 times a week, is this a good idea? I've also been doing cleanses using " Oxypowder " once a week and using magnesium oxide everyday to make sure I'm getting everything out of my system.. Am I supposed to keep experiencing die off? I can take probiotics without any bloating at all now which makes me feel as though I've cleared it out of my system. Any help would be appreciated.
my honest view is you scared the s*** out of yourself, is all. your fear probably created the diarreah, however you spell that. :)
. just stay with the very simple foods, juice or fruit, or simple soup, for a few days. don't go back to any junk, or fats. avocado in a few days is prob. ok. forget about trying to replenish minerals and vitamins, and all that. this is fear-base thinking.
if you are worried, drink coconut water.
this is not a long fast, and couldn,t have harmed you, just be gentle and go slow with some plain veg. and fruit. the pumpkin seeds might well have been too much ... they are anti-parastic, after all.
look up eft and learn the tapping points. eft can be the biggest help in releasing fears and other emotions.
This is after you have completed your fast. Generally I take 1 tbsp per 8 oz water. I don't know if that will kick you out of Ketosis. If so take it with ghee. Mix turmeric with ghee and eat the paste. Salt gargles are also great for tonsils.
I personally find it hard to even drink the water without scraping as I feel like I am drinking the toxins back into my system and I feel worse!
Even though Im not eating I still floss! its pretty scary what comes out, and to think that would end up into the bloodstream!
I think if your try to scrape you will notice a big diff and the people around will most likely notice as it does reduce the fasting breath slightly - but theres no real complete fix for that!
The idea that Vitamin C could assist the metabolism of a cancerous situation as opposed to assist in ending it, is relying on inferior or an incomplete study on the matter. (I think KMG is innocently passing on valuable, but incomplete info, encountered in her investigation of this disease. Which is only germane as a caveat if anyone is trying to eradicate a cancer by relying soley on a Vit C protocol, while neglecting to reverse metabolic causes of the tumor also).
Vit C (the third discovered (thus labeled 'C' after 'B'), essential (meaning humans cannot live without it) nutrient), is a molecule combining, among other attributes, two different actions(thus a super health molecule). It can reduce electrons in a gram negative, (pathogenic) (negatively charged membrane), organism encountered, thus killing it, and it can also donate electrons, thus changing a deconstructing 'free radical' (cation) atom into a balanced unharming state. Thus it is a good example of a true Redox molecule, one that reduces and oxidises.(Ionic Silver, O3 and H2O2 can only oxidise for example, and thus create, w each killing, deconstructing structures, aka 'free radicals', waste, rot. The process(aka reducing) of changing these harmful structures to harmless is aka alkalinizing, and its byproduct is in raising the environments PH (the hydrogen potential), increasing the potential for healthy cellular functioning). (BTW One of Z Bush's RESTORE molecule discovery specialnesses, is that while most all Redox molecules can only transfer or gain electrons once for either or each, the carbon Redox molecule structure that he found in millinial old deposits, orginally created by bacteria, has the ability to affect transfer multiple times over. Combine that with its ability to provoke Intestinal and healthy body flora repopulation and this product stands out, worthy of investigating.)
A media source decrying the use of Vit C, even if based on research, by reporting that Vit C had increased a tumor size, would be misconstruing facts as we know them and missing the reasoning behind that result. Not considering the understanding of, as we now do (as incomplete as that may be presently), the mechanism of 'normal' and 'sub normal' cell health and divisioning, thus attributing the actions of high dose Vit C to a cancers growth as a final statement on Vit C use in cancer care, would be incomplete and missleading.
Since Vit C's functioning is as a required and normal part of our bodies processing, (internally synthesized in mega doses when ill or injured in all creatures but a few), to associate the addition of Vit 'C' in the mentioned way is similar to the findings of those who induce EM Field's and Frequencies to pathogenic organisms, intending dissolution but instead often findind the reverse.
The quandary to this(natural vit C or natural EMF's as promoter of tumor or pathogen health) is resolved by the more complete understanding and implications of how our cells function. And the more complete, than commonly known, information on how and why a cancerous cell mass is created, how it exists and how it's life cycle ends.(Non cancerous masses are far different in creation and metabolism).
Linking as example 'Vit C' and the EMFields for this explanation is based on each ones ability to donate energy and thus empower a cell system running on 'electricity'.
And tho a cancer tumor's cell's metabolic functioning is different then a 'regular' cell's, it is still running on electricity, and thus it is this which is being addressed and assisted, rather than eithers different metabolic style or life cycle effects on the overall biological system.
And thus the result of the added energy, to either a pathogenic micro organism, in the case of the E Field, or to the cell of a cancerous tumor, in the case of the added Vit C, can be interpreted and considered important, as mentioned by KMJ. Tho the implications of that interpretation would be incomplete and erroneous as to value, in either usage as protocol, unless cell metabolism(cancerous or non) is included in the analysis, hypothesis and determined medical protocol on the subject.
BTW This is in reference to cancer tumors not growths, since certain mass growths(cysts, boils ect) occur for different reasons than a cancerous tumor would (not withstanding that these growths may become cancerous, that would still be by more involved reasons than their original creation).