Copyright 2018 - Custom text here
  • fast for a cleanse

  • 2

    fast for a detox

  • 3

    fast for freedom

  • fast for longevity

QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV

More
06 Jun 2011 22:32 #7499 by Milena
Milena created the topic: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Today is June 6th, 2011. Currently Dr. Filonov is with a new group at his dry fasting center in Altay Mountains and will not be accessible until June 21st, 2011. At this time, if any of you have specific medical questions related to Dry Fasting, please post them here. Once he is back, I will have a phone conference with him and will have a responses to all your questions.

Thank you very much!

May the Energy you free from digesting serves your Body and Spirit well!

All my posts are based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of the licensed medical practitioner.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
07 Jun 2011 01:41 #7509 by blackout
blackout replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Hi Milena,

good idea for a thread

I've been wondering:
I broke my shoulder (clavicle) (17 years ago) and it never set right again, the movement is fine but the bone sticks up. I wonder if dry fasting may eventually cause the bone to go back to its normal shape. I think it could be possible as an old elbow fracture has been healing very well and also my heel seems to be repairing itself as a result of dry fasting.

Also can cartilage regrow while dry fasting?

In fact what are the most amazing things he's seen heal with dry fasting, I know about cancers and deaf people being able to hear again and peoples eyesight returning to normal, just wondering if there are any other miracles

thanks
Julian

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
08 Jun 2011 19:26 #7540 by carolineq
carolineq replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
I was diagnosed with Mono a couple of weeks ago EBV IgM antibody > 4.0 (criteria for positive is > 1.0). I had equivocal test results for Lyme Disease (not sure which test was performed. I think it's possible I contracted Lyme from a tick bite as my symptoms started within 24 hours of the bit and that was my initial suspicion. The Lyme may have caused reactivation of EBV leading to mono. Now I have hepatitis associated presumably with mono and am being followed to see how that might resolve. My LFT's are 5-10 x the upper limit of normal.

Would dry fasting be contraindicated?

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
08 Jun 2011 19:47 #7542 by Milena
Milena replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Thank you very much Caroline! Please specify which hepatitis do you have.

May the Energy you free from digesting serves your Body and Spirit well!

All my posts are based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of the licensed medical practitioner.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
09 Jun 2011 02:36 #7552 by Esmée La Fleur
Esmée La Fleur replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
When I go on a water fast, I experience:

--coated tongue
--bad breath
--under arm odor
--nausea

I have been taught that these are symptoms of detoxification. However, on my recent 4 day dry fast I did not experience any of these symptoms. Can Dr. Filonov explain why? If dry fasting is supposed to be more detoxifying that water fasting, I do not understand this difference. Are the poisons being burned up inside the cell somehow and do not need to come out in other ways?

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
09 Jun 2011 21:26 #7568 by reddal
reddal replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Hi Milena,
During dry fasting, are we supposed to experience symptoms of dehydration? Which symptoms of dehydration are tolerable and which are the signs to break the fast?

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
09 Jun 2011 21:51 #7571 by Esmée La Fleur
Esmée La Fleur replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Okay, now that I have done one short dry fast I have several more related questions:

For every day that a person dry fasts, how many days does does it take to recover?

How long does it take to replenish the fluids in our body back to the optimal level after a dry fast?

How much fluid (water, coconut water, broth, juice, etc) does one need to consume per day and for how many days after a dry fast before they are properly rehydrated?

I have been dry fasting for 18 hours a day on a regular basis. Is it okay to resume this immediately after a dry fast, or should I drink liquids whenever I feel thirsty until I have replenished the fluid in my body?

Many Thanks!

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
12 Jun 2011 20:43 #7659 by superhuman
superhuman replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Hello
dry/water fast as athlete.
I was wondering more about fasting and what Dr Filonov think about it and how it can be applied when you are training hard and striving for professional athlete. In terms of glycogen depletion and how long it takes to refill and all that. Thanx a ton for great site

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
13 Jun 2011 19:10 #7711 by Christian144
Christian144 replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Hello Milena, :)

I have been trying to fast for long periods, 5 day and up, for a year now. But, I get alot of acid in my stomach, when I fast, (from which I believe is the occurrence of stomach lining damage I had as a teen, due to extreme emotional traumatic stress's, for a number of years, these crisis' are also connected to what caused my schizophrenia.)

This acid, from what I experience, causes nausea and from that excessive vomiting.

I was advised, by The Fast Docter, to take antacid medicine such as a "Proton pump inhibitor." And given other advise, (which I tried, with no success, though I do appreciate his advise and help, that he gave.)
www.fastingconnection.com/index.php?opti...5960&Itemid=120#6574

But, any medication/drugs has adverse effects, usually on my mind, so, I listened to his advise, on this specific issue, but got some powerful anti acid supplements, in the form of herbs instead.
Tried different things, but what worked best, was a Herbal supplement called, "Acid Ease." Doing that Herbal supplement, daily, (via mixing it in powder form in water, to drink,) while I fast and when I feel acid coming on, has kept the acid at bay.

Despite this having worked, when I began fasting, it seemed like I was not detoxing, and my body felt "wrong." I have been told to listen to my body while fasting, and it seemed to be saying, that taking this, "was not good", during a fast. Even right after breaking a short fast, (usually I had felt wonderful after a fast,) but with this, I felt sick. I did not feel like I had detoxified at all and felt worse..

Though I have done the antacid, I only did it 3 times, 2 times, my "nerve energy" was to depleted to go on, my have been the supplement, may have been that I have been trying to fast weekly, more (then 3 days), for a number of months, and my inner (nerve) force, that enables healing and longevity in fasting, was used up, the other time, I think I quite just because my body seemed to be shouting that doing this supplement while fasting was "very bad" for me. I try to listen to my body, in what I eat, how I exercise (and when) and in fasting. And from what I have seen, in it's effects, my body, (in the way of this supplement,) seems to be right.

I know this is very long. But my problem is not simple at all.
Thank you for reading this and for your help in this matter. :) I need it.

I guess, my question is this, what do I do.

Wait a few months, build up inner nerve strength to (water) fast again and take the antacid supplement..

Try dry fasting, which I hear, causes no nausea..

Just fast in small amounts (1-3) days, frequently..

Seek professional help at a retreat. I know you feel retreats, are not needed, but in my case, could it be different..

My current plan I was aiming to try, was rebuild my stomach, (maybe more) through 100 percent raw fruit and veggie diet, (heard great testimonies from folks who did just that,) and then to try (water) fasting again, after 2 months, (heard that is the time for most to rebuild health..) I am at day 21 now on this raw diet..

But I am open to idea's, advise and thoughts on how to fast successfully. :)

Appreciatively,
Joseph

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
16 Jun 2011 10:11 - 16 Jun 2011 10:19 #7809 by Lighty
Lighty replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
:) Hello Milena

My case : have a polycystics ovaries syndrom (called pcos) since adolescent (I'm 32). The symptoms are horrible for a woman, a real nigthmare.
My first 14 fast days, 2 years ago, and the fruit diet (quite like 80/10/10) improved my healing but the regeneration is not at all totally done.
This illness generates bad consequences in my life : in my relation (specially for a love one), for having a job, and very bad for my inner confidence/esteem.
Also it can turn into more severe diseases like heavy diabete (just want to precise that high carb raw fruits low fat diet is very very good for diabete), cancer, endometriosis (infertility and others bad stuffs)... Doctor can nothing for me, eventually hormonotherapy but I would like to let the maximal chances to my body to recover alone.

My plan : do a 40 days fast. First days (as many as I can) without water.
My weight is about 55kg for 1m67 and I don't know if it will be safe for fast as longer(?). I will see how it goes as the days pass.
Have the maximum of rest to let the opporunity of my body to heal and not to lost quickly too much weight.


Looking forward for any suggestions,
thank you very much.
:)

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
16 Jun 2011 23:10 #7844 by Esmée La Fleur
Esmée La Fleur replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Why is eating raw fruit after a dry fast bad for the pancreas. All of the centers that practice water fasting in the United States break the fast with raw fruit/vegie juice or raw fruit because that is what they have found works best. Why would it be any different for a dry fast?

I do of course recongize the need to reintroduce food slowly and in small amounts, so as not to over burden one's digestive system.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
18 Jun 2011 12:46 #7879 by superhuman
superhuman replied the topic: What does colored urine means?
Hello

I know people on other forums are talking about colored urin as a sign or dehydration. But what exactly is it? and why is it colored? I mean of course the yellow color from slight yellow to more deeper yellow.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
19 Jun 2011 13:37 #7887 by david
david replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
I think this topic could be addressed either to Dr Filonov or in your book: Posted by Esmee La Fleur:

I just want to mention that Dr. John Daugirdas (a nephrologist, kidney specialist) who wrote the book The QUD Diet: Eating Well Every Other Day recommends one day on--one day off fasting for weight loss. He says that if you keep your fasting period to one day (36 hours) that your metabolism does not slow down (but it will on fasts of longer duration), so even though you may not get as deeply into ketosis on a one day fast you still end up buring body fat over time because you use the glucogen reserves on your fast day (and then dip into body fat reserves towards the end) and then on your eating day your body has to make more glycogen to fill up your reserves before making more fat to store. Of course, you would have to experiment to see how it works for you personally.

answered by Cory: I know long fasts temporary decrease your metabolic rate, I just noticed when I did two 48 hour fasts a day apart comparing to a four day fast I noticed that my fat lose was greater on the latter. Also Milena mentioned before that Dr. Filonov recommended to do 7 day dry fast/re-feed then repeat for maximum fat lose.

As long as ease of the dry fast to allow your metabolic rate to speed up again before fast again it should have normalized so instead of having to keep burning though your glycogen reserves before it burning fat hence each day you may have a few hours compared to the other approach where overall you will probable burn a lot of fat. Say if you do a week on week off you will be in fat burning mode from say 24 hours in so in total 144 hours in the two weeks including re-feed, while in 36hour on off your probable burning fat in only 12 hours totaling 56 hours in two week over 250% decrease in the same time period. On a side note I noticed I reach a higher level of ketosis after a couple of days compared to in the first 36 hours so you probable burning more fat from day 3 onwards than in the 12 hours in the 36 hour on off fast.

I am sure both ideas will result in fat lose but doing longer fasts will generally give better results as long as your careful in the re-feed afterwards.

Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
20 Jun 2011 07:09 - 20 Jun 2011 07:09 #7897 by Yuliya
Yuliya replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Dear Milena, I have a question for Dr. Filonov: Have he ever witnessed anyone healing any kind of dental problems through dry fasting?

Thank you!

May compassion to yourself and all beings guide you in your eating, fasting, and lifestyle choices.

All my posts are based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of the licensed medical practitioner.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
20 Jun 2011 14:27 #7899 by Lighty
Lighty replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Hi Milena,

I copy here what you wrote on my blog as a memory note for asking this question to Dr Filinov, because I really would like to know more.
Thank you very much.

"As for the fractional dry fast, since people do that at his center they have a cook who prepares food for them. I believe it is 3 to 4 days at the most. They have fish broth, probiotic dairy, veggie soups, compote made of dry fruit, some grains and different herbs that are pretty much only available in that region. I will ask him in more details when he gets back."

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
21 Jun 2011 20:04 #7945 by Esmée La Fleur
Esmée La Fleur replied the topic: Re: QUESTIONS FOR DR. FILONOV
Hi Milena, I am posting this description of my digestive problems here for you to ask Dr. Filonov if he has any ideas.

I sincerely wish I knew what was wrong with my body, but no doctor has yet figured it out. I was infected with hookworm at the age of 16 (I am now 41) and it went undiagnosed for 18 years. I also had roundworm which I believe I acquired around age 26 (based on symptom history. Hookworm lives and reproduces in the upper part of the small intestine and roundworm lives and reproduces in the gall bladder. The hookworm caused a flattening of the villi in my small intestine (based on tissue biopsy) and the roundworm may have done something to my gall bladder (but nothing is visible through x-ray. My health gradually deteriorated over the years, but I could not figure out what was wrong. I finally got a proper diagnosis about 7 years ago and was successfully treated for the parasites. However, there seems to be some kind of damage in my GI tract that does not want to heal. Basically, all food with any substance (cooked starch like grains or potatoes, dense proteins like beans or meat, and high-fat foods like avocados, nuts, and seeds) make me feel really bad. I have had some major improvements over the past 7 years (regained my weight from a low of 87 lbs up to 115 lbs to day) and I am able to eat more consistently, but most foods will still make me feel quite ill. Fasting will calm down the re-activity I have towards food and get my digestive system back on track, but it is never lasting and one false move puts me right back in the soup so-to-speak. I feel coated in my mouth, my esophagus, and my stomach, I get severely bloated after eating, I will get a headache after eating, and I get a lot of gas and burping when this all happens. So, that is why I eat mostly fruit, but even some dense fruits like bananas or dates are problematic, and I cannot always get the fruits that do agree with me and am forced to eat other things that are less than perfect. So, sometimes I feel great despair at ever being normal again, but I keep searching and trying and hoping and praying for a miracle of healing.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
26 Jun 2011 07:16 - 26 Jun 2011 07:17 #8034 by Lighty
Lighty replied the topic: Fast (dry and water) for a diabetic
:)

Can a diabetic, type 1 (I think no) and type 2 or pre-diabetic fast ?

What are the things to specially take care about, how to know the moment for stopping the fast, becoming maybe dangerous ?

Would like to know precision about both fasts, dry and water :)

Thank you !

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
28 Jun 2011 06:32 #8075 by Milena
Milena replied the topic: An Update
Thank you all for being patient. I have not been able to reach Dr. Filonov yet, but hope to start responding to your questions in the next few days.

May the Energy you free from digesting serves your Body and Spirit well!

All my posts are based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of the licensed medical practitioner.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
01 Jul 2011 21:44 #8127 by Esmée La Fleur
Esmée La Fleur replied the topic: Re: An Update
What are the signs and symptoms during a dry fast which mandate ending the fast? (blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and any other physiological changes).

Is there any chance that a dry fast can suddenly turn dangerous without the body telling you in some way, shape, or form that the fast must stop to prevent a negative outcome before anything really bad happens?

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
01 Jul 2011 22:23 #8128 by blackout
blackout replied the topic: Re: An Update

Esmée La Fleur wrote: What are the signs and symptoms during a dry fast which mandate ending the fast? (blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and any other physiological changes).

Is there any chance that a dry fast can suddenly turn dangerous without the body telling you in some way, shape, or form that the fast must stop to prevent a negative outcome before anything really bad happens?

good question, also discussed here link , would be good if Dr Filonov could add even more

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Moderators: Milena
Time to create page: 0.535 seconds