I'm hoping Archus or White Shark will have some insight on this. I have completed two 21 day Water Fasts since last November. Both fasts were uneventful. I experienced minor discomfort or common ailments (i.e. headaches, lower back & neck pain, 1-2 uncomfortable bowel movements during the duration of fast) but other than that, I felt fantastic; better than I do feel when I eat. Many things have improved and I have been able to discontinue the use of medications (i.e blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol) which has just stunned my western medical physicians. What troubles me is that many of my aches, pains (backache across the middle back...bra strap area, lower back, legs/joints become sore stiff and belly bloat (my legs bloat up too)return when I start to refeed. My naturopathic physician suspects a rutin (bioflavonoid) allergy which makes eating fresh produce very difficult since bioflavonoids are in most varieties of produce. Out of frustration, I will start to consume baby food in an attempt to get nutrients but in hopes that it will not burden my digestive track. It is most frustrating to start eating again after I've been feeling so good when NOT eating. I have had upper/lower GI exams and have been diagnosed with diverticulosis, ulcers on the esophagus and had several polyps removed; nothing too concerning and yet all these conditions I was sort of hoping could be improved after a water fast. Any insights, comments and suggestions woulf be greatly appreciated.