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Re: Fasting for recovery from ill health
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Published: 17 years ago
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Re: Fasting for recovery from ill health

...I though some of you might find helpful. They are taken from the site's "Informed Consent" link and these help identify side effects or discomforts that might be experienced during a water fast, as well as basic precautions:

" Next, you should be clear about the basic definition of a water-only fast: A participant undergoing a water-only fast is consuming only water for the length of the water-only fast".

"You should know that water-only fasting is not accepted by the vast majority of medical doctors and other healthcare providers, including nutritional and dietary experts. These medical doctors and other healthcare providers believe that water-only fasting has too many risks, which outweigh any possible benefits".

"There are many risks to water-only fasting and we want you to be aware of them prior to your decision to undertake a water-only fast. Because you will not be eating any food, you will most certainly experience weakness throughout the water fast, and lose weight. It can take some time after fasting to regain strength. A very common occurrence is dizziness and fainting, especially on rising from a laying or seating position. Other common and unpleasant symptoms are heart arrhythmia, palpitations, dehydration, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, sore throat, mucus discharge, low back pain, increased menstrual flow, irregular or anovulatory cycles, hair loss, gastric irritation, passing of kidney or gall stones and emotional disturbances. There is also the possibility of alterations to your body’s basic mechanisms and electrolytes, which could cause heart problems such as a heart attack or vascular problems such as a stroke".

"We cannot and do not guarantee that the Water Fast will benefit the health condition that you are seeking to improve".

"You should also know that there are alternatives to water fasting, which you are welcome to discuss with any medical doctor or doctor of chiropractic affiliated with TrueNorth, or with any medical doctor, chiropractor, or other healthcare provider not affiliated with TrueNorth".

This was not the entire text but I included the link below if you want to see the rest of that document. Material such as this further demonstrates how these therapies, especially on a prolonged basis, should not be undertaken lightly.

happy healthy fasting :)


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