making a decision is one thing, (esp. an informed one, self-directed); being bamboozled into surgery and then deprived of food and water is another thing.
I doubt the man in question felt "inspired" from within to dry fast...
(or am I wrong?)
I wish I could believe the poster's uncle had "made a decision to dry fast"
It sounds as though he may be subject to fear at this point.
Bless his heart.(And all organs and systems)!
But Anne has a good point. Let us decide that he DID decide to dry fast...that would make a world of difference in terms of his experience.
It's a form of prayer...
First I've heard of an MD prescribing such!
thanks for working that out for me Golthing
so if 15% loss is usually fatal, then for me that is 2.4 gallons which is 11 litres or 384 ounces, so if my body used 1 litre a day then i could go for 11 days before getting 15% dehydrated.
The worst symptoms I've had were numb/tingling legs after 3 days which could be 6% fluid loss.
You just read everywhere that 3 days could be fatal and when I've tried it the symptoms get really uncomfortable and you start to fear for your life a lot.
I guess I could go for longer than I think if I am willing to put up with the bad symptoms, its just knowing when to stop.
What are the chances something freak might happen and your heart just gives up, I guess it is similar to water fasting in that as long as you don't go too long it is fairly safe.
best thing I can do is do lots of shorter fasts to get my body used to it and keep learning as much as I can.