This is fantabulous news! All these improvements and healings you listed are mind blowing!
Fasting is not easy to do, especially when it is as extended as your fast was. But like you said, it's a gift and with a bit of perseverence one can travel the Path and come out a winner, such as you did. I am so impressed with your success and inner strength! You are a mighty inspiration, I hope you are aware of this.
I'm going to have to get some nettles and try them. I've never tasted nettle tea. Is it a bitter taste? What do you use to dress it up, honey?
What are your plans for the future? Are you going to stay raw? Do you plan to fast on a consistent basis? Like maybe twice a year or something, to maintain your good health?
I just got an Excalibur, 9 drawer, dehydrator, as I am about 75 to 85% raw right now, and am hoping with the dehydrator I can up that to 85 to 100% raw. Like you, I adore veggies. Juice fasting really does straighten out the taste buds, making the most simple foods taste delicious with complex layers of goodness.
I've tasted a few things I used to eat all the time, and cannot believe I actually liked those foods at one time. It's been almost 6 months since I've eaten foods like eggs, store bought whole grain breads, boxed foods, anything from a restaurant and so on... None of those kind of foods taste good anymore. But give me a veggie smoothie with a garlic clove, or a slice of manna sunflower seed bread with raw cashew butter, sliced avocadoes and tomatoes sprinkled with purple dulce flakes any day. One thing I notice when I eat these kind of foods, I don't feel bogged down and heavy, tired and dragging the ground like I did when I ate processed, cooked foods.
I am just so glad you're breaking your fast on a high note and walking away with better health and tons of hope. I hope you stick around, stay in touch, let me know how you're doing as time passes.
When I started this post, I misspelled your name as CheeryRain, instead of CherryRain... But maybe CheeryRain would be appropriate right now.