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01 Jul 2012 18:34 #11244 by Ka
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In last two months I had a bad back problems and after seeing the attitude of doctors ('a lot of people have lower back problems' and 'try some painkillers') I realised that I have to help myself again. In the past I've done quite a lot of water fasts and juicing, my longest dry fast was two days as a part of a longer water fast. I need to get rid of this back problem which made me to put on about 10kg in last two months as I can't exercise and ended up binge eating. So I decided to try dry fast this time and took days off work for it. First two days were very easy except for occasional cravings and hunger pangs. Today (day3) I feel fairly ok too, just a bit more sluggish and less energetic. Also the pain in my back intensified and I feel it along the sciatic nerve and in the lower back that have been causing me troubles. It's not that bad when I lie down. All three days I went outside for an hour long walk and I slept well so far. I'd like to finish my 5 days but am confused regarding some issues:
1) urine - is it bad if it gets very dark (hasn't happened yet but think it might)?
2) back pain - should I endure it in expectation of starting to feel better while still on fast?
3) transition period - I am vegetarian but only eat cheese and eggs rarely so dr. Filonov's yoghurt doesn't really appeal to me (what about soya one?) on the other hand after my water fasts I was always juicing for some time but somehow feel like maybe after a dry fast it is not the best option? I'll welcome any thoughts and experience sharing, thanks!

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01 Jul 2012 19:46 #11245 by david
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Congrats on day 3 :) re no 1 I don't think its an issue as the body will dump toxins when it needs to. no 2 in my experience back pain increases on the initial days of a fast that too is imo a type of detox or symptoms of detox. no3 as for transition have you thought of a few days on fruit or a mono diet such as just melons? both cheese and soya are heavy foods which are not ideal for transitioning. Don't forget any food that is not made by mother nature tends to rob the body of water. Especially bread! Soya is pretty controversial anyway. As for cheese I tend to eat a lot of it too and what is giving me second thoughts are the fact that most animals are mistreated so cheese from an unhappy unfulfilled animal will not be optimal and the other point is that milk absorbs radiation so although here in the UK we are not affected that much by Fukushima some parts of the US are. As everything Fukushima related has gone hush-hush I would tend to want to play it safe anyway. My ideal fast plan would be dry for three days then water for 1-3 days and then fruit such as melon. But remember if you do opt for melons they are a complete food and it is not advisable to eat anything else with them and for a couple of hours before or after. If you do a web search "which melons contain the least pesticides" you will find some useful threads guiding you to the best choice of non organic melons.

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02 Jul 2012 10:25 #11248 by Ka
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Thank you, David! I've been thinking about watermelons too, especially as I want to start eating almost straight away (my plan is to eat for a few days and then hop on another dry fast). I saw in your other post that you did 3 weeks on watermelons, did you drink anything also? Did it have any impact on your weight or other things?

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02 Jul 2012 11:25 #11250 by david
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Yes it did have an impact on my weight as it is raw and even just eating raw food wood too. In fact I don't think it would be possible for a raw foodie to be overweight. As for drinking I only usually drink when I am thirsty so probably only a little water.

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