“I only just noticed this debate, I thought it was one of those "but you aren't really fasting if you drink tea" debates by the title.”
I made my comment on support forum about the effect of tea while fasting.
Some stage later it was shifted to debate form. As I indicated on my previous post I didn’t want to debate anything on support forum. I make an effort to follow the rules.
Secondly I don’t want to enter in the argument with chrisb1 about definition of fasting or any other minor issue irrelevant to subject. In short I am not here for the sake of argument of any kind.
Normally I don’t include links to my messages, but this time I copied the definition of fasting.
“Fasting is primarily the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. A fast may be total or partial concerning that from which one fasts, and may be prolonged or intermittent as to the period of fasting. Fasting practices may preclude sexual activity as well as food, in addition to refraining from eating certain types or groups of foods; for example, one might refrain from eating meat. A complete fast in its traditional definition is abstinence of all food and liquids except for water.”
The issue of magnesium deficiency in my case was a separate matter apart of my long term illness which I discovered less than a year ago.
Generally speaking magnesium deficiency is a worldwide issue. Many people are suffering deficiency. Many unknowingly.
To make things trickier, the level of magnesium is measured from the blood, while most of the magnesium is elsewhere in the body. So the reading is inaccurate from start.
Then another issue is the bio-availability!
I don’t know if the blood test will be able to differentiate the bio-available part?
My guess would be, that it will not!
Comment to the subject of preparation to the fast:
Normally there is a reason to aim for better health and wellbeing, which triggers the fasting.
My fitness level was down due to many reasons. My body carried plenty of reserved “resources” on the start of my fast. Also I have a habit to eat well and variety of food.
As the timing of fasting may be easy for some people to select, my position was pure and simple:
I had to do it tailored to my working schedules.
There is and always will be an argument that if we don’t use ideal method to conduct the procedure what ever it may be, we increase the risk of failure!
Just to mention totally unrelated fact: I was working most of my life where I had to tailor the plans I made and my work performance to a given time frame.
Any “over-run” was out of the question or heavily penalized! Would you believe that I leaned something about planning!
Good luck mouseclick on your organic gardening.
Amongst the many things I have done in my life, growing something on the land is one of them.
The growing part is easy! (Mother nature is on you side)
The difficulty is how to provide the successful environment for the chosen produce! (That's where you come to the picture) LOL
Think about this:
You don’t have many options to be healthy (to be called healthy)
But you have countless number of option to be ill!