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Five Step Elimination Cycle

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23 Oct 2012 00:37 #13279 by Alisha
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I have been reading as much as I can on the forums and I haven't finished "Health Won" yet....so, bare with me. There is a lot of information to get through.

I think, I read that it is suggested to do the 5-Step two times per day when fasting? Are there any added benefits to doing it, say...an hour or two into your fast? Are there optimal times to do it? Like 12hrs, 24hrs, or 36hrs?

Thanks in advance?

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23 Oct 2012 01:24 #13280 by TheFastDoctor
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You can do these 5 steps, dear Alisha, 10 times per day if you wish and you don't have to do it only on fasting days. There's no reason not to do it at any time. The only really optimal time, however is before you break your fast, when the toxins in circulation are at their maximal concentration.

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23 Oct 2012 01:39 #13282 by Alisha
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Thank you :)

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04 Nov 2012 14:11 #13516 by superhuman
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guess i can as here instead. Do you prefer doing the five step elimination cycle when you dry fast aswell?

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04 Nov 2012 16:21 #13517 by TheFastDoctor
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Indeed dear Super, eliminating the toxins remains the crux of the process. It's no use just mobilizing them into your circulation. Thus I do the 5 steps during dry fasts, although making sure not to dehydrate.

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04 Nov 2012 23:27 #13522 by superhuman
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As always, thanx a ton.

I remember when i did dry fasting i could lift weights and stuff and do cardio and actually feel better and less thirsty then when i just sat around still. That also happends when i take infrared sauna i feel less thirsty

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11 Nov 2012 18:19 #13655 by 10syogactress
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How about doing a Bikram yoga class? Will this suffice for the 5-step elimination cycle? The class is a 90-minute Hatha yoga class, set in a room that is heated to about 105 F. During the class, you end up doing postures that massage each internal organ, tissues and joints of the body. After class, take a cold shower and then go home to rest.

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11 Nov 2012 23:29 #13658 by TheFastDoctor
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I don't know enough about this activity to gie a definitive answer dear 10. But it does sound quite detoxifying. Bear in mind the entire principle is to get toxins into circulation, then to the skin, before activating the sweat glands. There are many ways of achieving this and perhaps this could be one of the better ones..

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07 Dec 2012 05:44 #14177 by Sharrhan
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This is pretty exciting to read, because I think my husband and I have kind of instinctively been doing this.
We go to the gym and hit a few Nautillus machines, then do 15-20 minutes on a cross-trainer machine, which tends to get my heart rate up to about 132-135 by the time I'm done. (I'm 63, so 200 - 63 is right around 130-140.) It's super-hot in the gym, so by the time I'm done cross-training, I definitely have worked up a powerful sweat and my pores are opening. for sure. Then we go up to our locker rooms and spend 40 minutes in the steamroom and the sauna. The steamroom gets up to around 113 degrees, sometimes higher. The sauna can be anywhere from 160-190.
I always do a cold shower when I'm done -- feels so good after all of that over-heating.
I will definitely keep up this routine while I'm fasting this month!
Thank you, Dr. Andre'. And any suggestions for improving the way we do this are appreciated.

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07 Dec 2012 06:03 #14179 by TheFastDoctor
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Sounds like you do things right dear Sharrhan.. IF you can arrange a kind of massage after the exercise before the sweat phase that would be ideal.. even a Jacuzzi bubble bath will do. This way you get more of the "deeper" toxins into circulation to be more effectively sweated out.

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10 Jun 2013 05:37 #17013 by manu01
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Iam 21...nd according to the cycle.. my heart rate should be 179. Nd for me its difficult to stay for longer time at that rate exercising.. how much time we need to do cardio at that rate?

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10 Jun 2013 06:54 #17021 by TheFastDoctor
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The heart rate suggested is a rough guideline, Manu.. all you really need to achieve is a fast circulation. Very fit people will not reach their maximum heart rate, does not matter how much they exercise... also, some people simply cannot get their heart rate to the maximum. Please use biofeedback in preference to pulse counting.

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11 Jun 2013 05:17 #17045 by manu01
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But Doctor, is there anything like we need to do this much time of exercising. How can i know weather fast circulation is achieved or not? Like will i be able to get fast circulation by doing it for 2mins at max possible rate for me?

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11 Jun 2013 05:26 #17046 by TheFastDoctor
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The function of the dynamic phase (exercise) dear Manu, is simply to generate some excess circulation to be available for re-direction to the skin during the tonic phase (massage).

For a really unfit person this may mean getting up from a chair; for a really fit one it may mean running a marathon. 2 minutes a max rate is definitely adequate.

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13 Jun 2013 10:11 #17082 by Shant
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Good day good Andre, i missed you! hope all's great in SA.

i was elaborating on elimination steps many many times and i doubt i ever stop. So if you excuse me, i'd like to ask you one more time. The thing is I came to conclusion that the cycle could consist of 6 steps instead of 5. Here is why I think it could be more effective under circumstances i don't have a training before elimination.
1. get the heart pumping
2. Massage
3. Heat phase -> i assume more fatty acids are circulating during his phase ->

So the question is.. If there are more FFAs available in blood, wouldn't it be beneficial to burn them off after the heat phase? Ie. some form of aerobic or anaerobic exercise. I'd go for weights or some intervals.

4. Cryo phase (ice cold shower as a recovery)
5. Rest

What do you think?

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13 Jun 2013 11:47 #17083 by TheFastDoctor
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This indeed makes sense dear Shant, but why I like the cold phase after the heat phase is specifically to direct the "purified" blood to the muscles. If you exercise again directly after the heat phase, there may be competition for blood flow: Your skin needs it because it is warm (Causing vasodilatation) and your muscles need it to exercise. By cooling down your skin, the purified blood is diverted into your muscles and less is used by the skin. Thus more is available to the muscles.

You may thus do another exercise after the cryo phase indeed, but the sequence is less important than doing them all.

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13 Jun 2013 12:43 - 13 Jun 2013 12:43 #17084 by Shant
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Aha! Thanks. So it would be 5 steps, and then burning off the free fatty acids by exercise and then the well deserved cryophase and rest.

And how about in summer? The temperatures climb uncomfortably high.. and we have a heat phase most of the day. Does it mean that more free fatty acids are available in the blood in a fasted state? Do you suggest that people living in hot climates should eliminate more frequently?

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13 Jun 2013 19:14 #17089 by david
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Nice one Shant I was going to ask a very similar question. :)))

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14 Jun 2013 10:49 #17095 by TheFastDoctor
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Actually, dear Shant, we burn more fat when it's cold, particularly if we allow our skins to cool down meaningfully. Your body, after all, needs to maintain its core temperature and that's where most of our energy goes to. You'll lose more water in the hot weather (through sweating) but not more fat. So indeed you are right, in hot weather there should be more free fatty acids available: You burn less to heat your body and as you lose water (sweat) which concentrates the blood, raising the concentration even more.

But because people in hot climates sweat more, they typically need LESS, not more, elimination activities. Yet this is all very theoretical and the differences minute compared to the influences of diet and lifestyle.

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14 Jun 2013 15:53 #17096 by Shant
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Yes but isn't burning off those free circulating fatty acids the crucial part of elimination process? Thus, if it's hot and we burn less but still have the FFA's readily available to be burnt off we should eliminate more often, no? Please, say something positive as i'm trying to look at summer temperatures from the brighter side.

By the way, i've found out that any stamina/strength related physical activity when done in hot weather increases my heart rate more than if i perform the same activity in cold temperatures. I.e. i'd potentially burn more calories if i was able to perform at this activity level for the same amount of time as in cold weather conditions. I'd love to find a way how i can measure what heat loss and shivering costs me.. as i love cold therapy. Sigh..

I'm sorry if i don't get it. Thank you.

@David : hello, fellow snow walker :evil: !

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