Copyright 2018 - Custom text here
  • fast for a cleanse

  • 2

    fast for a detox

  • 3

    fast for freedom

  • fast for longevity

First dry fast, cold sensation, ketosis

More
30 Nov 2011 02:57 #9457 by Herbal
Herbal created the topic: First dry fast, cold sensation, ketosis
Hi everyone!

I'm new so i'll quickly introduce myself: i'm a 21 years old man, i'm french and i've already made several water fasts and one dry fast recently, i hope i'll be able to make another dry fast lasting at least 5-6 days (to reach the first healing crisis), and i'm aiming to start this one on Thursday.

First i want to say that i found many great infos on this forum (and the curezone forum also) and it really helped me, so thanks!

As i mentionned before i've already done 3 water fasts, the longer lasting 6 days, i've never gone further because i'm now in a good shape and have nothing really serious to heal. I've been a raw vegan for 4 months, of course i feel a LOT better and i don't need to enter into details, people here are aware of what true nutrition is :) so i won't have to explain where i get my proteins from lol.

The main reason that made me fast and go on a raw vegan diet is my hair loss, which is now stopped thanks to my diet, iodine & magnesium supplmentation, clay etc. My hair is growing back in the bald spots but i want to speed up the process and also improve my skin (lines) that's why i thought about dry fasting !

I did my first dry fast a few days ago, maybe 2 weeks, it lasted 3,5 days, i felt no hunger at all and almost no thirst (think it was more psychlogical), i broke it i think at the worst moment, i had a very tough night, almost didn't sleep and made weird dreams, that means that i was reaching the top of the detox (correct me if i'm wrong), the second mistake i made is that i overate, i had a craving for oranges and then ate cashews without soaking them, so i bloated and ruined i big part of my fast i think, i was quite disapointed after this.
Since that dry fast I’ve been on intermittent dry fasting and I have questions about this, I’ve noticed that I feel cold in some parts of my body: legs, feet, back and I felt the same during my dry fast.
So is this cold feeling linked with ketosis? Because if it’s the case I’m now on ketosis after 20-24h of dry fasting.
I’ve read some people talking about heat, does the healing crisis occur when your body is really hot?
If it’s the case I’ve not reached this point during my dry fast.
I’m asking you these questions because I haven’t a ketone test, I’ll try to buy one for my dry fast.

By the way I’m now totally convinced that dry fast is the way to go, I was really amazed to see how colorless my urine was and it was quite weird for me at first, I had no headaches or high heart rate as I had during the water fasts and I even wonder if I was really “detoxing” lol, it’s defenitly easier than a water fast and I wonder why I didn’t figure this out before as I make the Ramadan fast every year!


Thank’s in advance !

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
06 Dec 2011 20:55 #9480 by Andy
Andy replied the topic: Re: First dry fast, cold sensation, ketosis
Hello. Interesting testimony.
Hair loss and lines (wrinkles?) at 21 years old? Makes one wonder if you have / had any underlying health challenges. If not I'd just say enjoy your youth and take less notice of pressure to look 'awesome' or have a 'perfect' appearance...this is a mass media phenomenon that affects even men these days.

I always thought that 'feeling cold' in areas of the body was more to do with circulation issues due to the cessation of eating, rather than 'ketosis', per se.

I suggest you take heed of Dr. Kruger, The Fast Doctor's advice wherever you find it here and purchase his book. Dry fasting has become popular here due to some dedicated proponents of it...I have done it in the past for 4 days MAXIMUM, however water fasting is better for the long term and safer.

Out of all the types of nuts to eat without soaking, I would have thought cashews would've been the safest as they are a relatively 'soft' nut anyway, but I guess eating them immediately after fasting...yes they would cause some bloating.

Not sure whether or not you can predict when 'healing crises' will occur, or if it's even beneficial to look out for them anyway, why not just 'get out of the way' of the fasting process and let it do its job?

My personal issue around fasting is that my body is SO QUIET during it, so I think nothing is happening, then I tend to feel compelled to eat after a few days...duh!...it's the 'quietness' that should let me know that the body IS hard at work healing!...this is what I will tell myself next time.

Blessings go out to all reading as we near the end of the year.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
07 Dec 2011 15:31 - 07 Dec 2011 15:33 #9486 by Herbal
Herbal replied the topic: Re: First dry fast, cold sensation, ketosis
Hi & Thanks for your answer !

Yeah i had a lot of "health problems" for a 21 years old guy, and many of them are now gone.
About my hair and my skin, they're now ok, but i want to get my full health back and i know it won't be the case until my skin & hair look very good. All i do to reach my goal is eating very healthy, fasting, oil pulling and taking some supplements (iodine, magnesium chloride..).

I'm now used to eat only once a day, around 6pm currently and feel awesome, i don't feel hungry at all during the day and don't eat much during my only meal.
I now realize how wrong we are to constantly overeat and how harmful it is for our bodies, we don't need much and i think it's better this way !

I didn't make the dry fast i planned because i wasn't at home, now that i'm back home i think i will strat in the few days coming. I agree with you about the "letting go" feeling, i think i know enough about fasting (it is safe etc) not to worry but healing crisis^^.
I'll keep you updated if some are interested or looking for some testimonies, because i know it can give will power to some people.

I plan to go dry as long as i can without pushing myself to the limit, then go for a water fast for some days, i don't know if i'm going to do an "absolute" dry fast or a "soft" one, by soft i mean using some coconut oil on my face but no baths, still wondering.

oh yeah forgot to say that i agree with you about circulation issues, but i thought that as i was in ketosis my body redirected blood where it was really needed and when healing was occuring, i will see with my dry fast if i was right or not.

Bye !

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
19 Dec 2011 01:47 #9518 by lucidmind
lucidmind replied the topic: Re: First dry fast, cold sensation, ketosis
Just a suggestion, if you want to break a fast smoothly try to cut carbohydrates as much as possible. I like to break my fasts with 1 or 2 eggs. eat it slowly so you'll not feel too full in the stomach. The reason for this is purely logic - while you fast you turn your body into a fat machine (burning fats as fuel aka ketosis metabolism), then eating fatty food with no carbohydrates when ending a fast makes it is easier to the body to utilize. Just imagine why carnivores have no problems to eat a huge meal after not eating for many days without any problem.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
03 Jan 2012 17:44 #9567 by blackout
blackout replied the topic: Re: First dry fast, cold sensation, ketosis

lucidmind wrote: Just a suggestion, if you want to break a fast smoothly try to cut carbohydrates as much as possible. I like to break my fasts with 1 or 2 eggs. eat it slowly so you'll not feel too full in the stomach. The reason for this is purely logic - while you fast you turn your body into a fat machine (burning fats as fuel aka ketosis metabolism), then eating fatty food with no carbohydrates when ending a fast makes it is easier to the body to utilize. Just imagine why carnivores have no problems to eat a huge meal after not eating for many days without any problem.

I thought breaking a fast with protein can kill you.
I know Dr Filonov recommends a bit of protein to wake the pancreas up or something, but I think I'll stick with orange/apple juice.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Moderators: Milena
Time to create page: 0.137 seconds