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29 Jul 2014 11:00 #22896 by happydays
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Dear Doctor, I am currently on day 3 of a 10+ day fast. I recently completed an 11 day one. I am doing this for health reasons .I had a nasty chest infection and an infected tooth (also a broken foot!) The fast helped everything. A few days before I started this latest fast I started itching all over. It is extreme - I could claw my skin off :( The itch is even on the palms of my hands, the soles of my feet, my privates, scalp and in my ear canals. Then I started having clammy sweats numerous times per day with night sweats that break my sleep and soak my nightwear. Awakened 3 times last night. I am an experienced faster and completing at least 4 detox cycles every day. It is not menopause. May this be an allergy? Should I visit my GP? I was hoping the fast would help this but it is definitely getting worse.
Many thanks, Leigh

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01 Aug 2014 14:19 #22914 by happydays
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Dear Doctor I have been to my GP and get the results of blood tests next week. I would be very grateful to receive your thoughts on my weird symptoms. Or anyone else's for that matter! My main concern is ......should I come off the fast? I am an experienced faster and judge this to be unrelated to my fast.
Now on day 6 of my 10+ day water fast.

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01 Aug 2014 15:03 #22915 by Elizabeth C
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Happy Days, I'll chime in...

An allergy? Sure. Are you using a new laundry soap? Are you using a new blanket without washing it? How about something else in your environment? New pet? Do you have any odd neurological symptoms? Vision abnormalities or weakness in your strength? You can look up what is in your area this time of year. For instance, in my area last weekend:
Sunday - 4.5/Low-Medium

Today's predominant pollen:
Grass, Plantain and Nettle.

Tomorrow's allergy levels:
Monday - 6.5/Medium

I receive this from pollen dot com by email. It changes throughout the growing season. My sons suffers from allergies and we are able to connect what he is sensitive to.

Is it getting any worse or better? Its been over 6 days now?

Just a thought...maybe take a over the counter antihistamine and see if it goes away permanently. Or an antihisitmine cream? You may just need a little help.

Hope you figure it out and it resolves soon.

This happens to me occasionally, and I'm not sure why. However, it never lasts more than a day or two.

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01 Aug 2014 17:47 #22919 by TheFastDoctor
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Excellent post dear Elizabeth! And HappyDays, please don't decide the duration of your fast beforehand.. allow your biofeedback folk authority to decide. Looking forward to the result.

André

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02 Aug 2014 10:20 #22922 by happydays
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Thank you very much Elizabeth and Doctor. Still on my fast. I do decide a rough fast length when starting but always listen to biofeedback. At the moment I feel my health troubles are unrelated to the fast. Actually the fast is going well partly because I have lost my appetite due to my ailments. Elizabeth - I do suffer badly from allergies so this may be due to something floating around. I live on a farm and it is harvest time. It may be that I have an allergy and something else. What fun! My sister and daughter (both hospital consultants in the UK) have both said that the night sweats are a warning sign of something having gone wrong. Both of them responded immediately by suggesting TB. I am being tested for that, also liver and kidney dysfunction, anemia, two types of cancer, calcium levels and a variety of other things. At the moment I just want the itching to stop. It is awful. I am on special creams and the strongest anti histamine the GP had. No effect whatsoever.
This is my second 10 day fast cycle (first one lasted 11 days). I had not fasted for this length of time for a long while, just fasting 2/3 days a week to keep my weight down. I commenced the longer cycles of fasting due to not feeling well, albeit not knowing what was wrong with me. Hanging on for next Wed when I get the test results. Put it this way - I feel so bad that I have some stuff sat out in case I go to hospital. :(

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02 Aug 2014 22:56 - 02 Aug 2014 23:08 #22930 by loquat1
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happydays - keep us posted on your results, if you don't mind sharing. Depending on the diagnosis, I might be able to offer some suggestions.

As for the itching, I can report that around days 10-12 into my last medium-length fast, I was roused from deep sleep by an uncontrollable itch - mainly legs I think. I scratched so aggressively that I drew blood and woke the missus. I put it down to a detox symptom, and thought little more of it. It returned the following night, but this time less severe, and I resisted scratching it. It subsided after about 10-15 minutes, and there were no further episodes after that.

Having said all that, I don't think this is connected to your fasting coz I believe you mentioned your itching started before your fast, so I think you'll need to consider other possible causes - such as those listed by Lizzie. Good luck getting to the bottom of this. Having suffered just one night of this very unpleasant nuisance, I can empathize.

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03 Aug 2014 02:02 #22931 by Elizabeth C
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Sorry HappyDays, you're going through this. Thinking of you and hoping this is a simple allergy/reaction to something and relief comes very soon. (hug) to you.

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03 Aug 2014 13:10 #22933 by happydays
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Thank you for your good wishes, Elizabeth and loq. I am truly struggling. (Not with the fast..... with the sweats and itch) Soaked 4 nighties last night. They could have been wrung out. Feel really bad.

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05 Aug 2014 13:09 #22951 by happydays
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Been at doctors today and it is looking more towards this being some weird virus. More blood was drawn and sent off as an emergency. I go back early tomorrow for results. All lymph nodes are swollen. Have put myself on one meal a day for the meantime and that is going well although it is hard stopping scratching for long enough to eat !!

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05 Aug 2014 20:07 #22954 by Elizabeth C
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Thinking of you happydays.

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13 Aug 2014 14:22 #23013 by Elizabeth C
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Thinking of you happy days and wondering how you are doing...

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01 Sep 2014 12:31 #23164 by david
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This space is for all things important and fun but not fasting related. More music topics are always welcome. :)

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29 Sep 2014 17:27 #23447 by happydays
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Dear Dr and fellow fasters, just decided to update this thread. I need some fasting advice from the good doctor!
I spent 2 weeks in hospital and emerged with a diagnosis of indolent small B cell follicular lymphoma. I am currently on a "watch and wait" programme. I feel very well and fit. I am 61 year old female , 125lbs and currently water fast 2 or 3 days a week. I lift weights 6 days a week, power walk for 90 mins a day and do a form of flexibility exercises, called callanetics, daily. I take no supplements. I follow the detox routine several times daily on fasting days.
Should I amend this fasting protocol during "watch and wait"? Do a more extended fast? I can fast for 10 or 11 days quite happily.
Also, what do you recommend as a suitable diet (ie one that will not feed the cancer!) for the eating days?
In due course when I need chemotherapy, I wish to fast around the treatment. What would you recommend? Would it affect blood tests? Would I be advised to tell the medical team? I'm in the UK and most doctors react with horror ;)
Also (sorry about all the questions), can you suggest any other therapy or practice that could be helpful.
Many many thanks in advance.
All suggestions etc welcome!! x x

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29 Sep 2014 18:14 #23448 by loquat1
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Hello happydays. Sorry to hear about the unhappy news. But don't despair - there is hope. I'm sure the Doc. will have some useful advice for you. But since you ask, here's my tuppence worth:

1. The best way to starve a cancer is............to fast!
2. Failing which, when you feed, follow the advice of Raymond Francis' 'Never Fear Cancer Again', published by HCI.
3. For alternative remedies that work, check out the 'bible' on the subject - 'Outsmart Your Cancer' by Tanya Harter Pierce. Depending on the aggressiveness of your cancer, pay special attn to the Cesium High (aggressive) and Protocel (non-aggressive) protocols.

And let us know how you get on.

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29 Sep 2014 19:03 #23452 by TheFastDoctor
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Any patient, dear Happy, who is put on a "Watchful waiting" program, likely has a very low grade lympoma.

I would suggest you fast like now, but bearing in mind the real benefits of the fast only starts when you go ketotic... in a normally active person this takes about 24 hours but if you are very active it could be sooner.

I would stick to a vegan diet.

And do very intense heat sessions as part of the detox cycle.

Read Prof Valter Longo's research (University of Southern California) on fasting during chemotherapy and prompt your doctors to also enlighten themselves.

Adding intense heat sessions as part of the detox cycle can kill some cancer cells.

Loquat's advice is worth heeding indeed! Always bear in mind: We should never, ever follow an "either-or" approach... but a complementary one indeed, choosing from all different approaches the most appropriate for you. Center to this, I believe, is fasting.

André

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29 Sep 2014 19:53 #23454 by happydays
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Thank you very much for the support Doc and Loq! I shall order the Pierce book and look at possibilities. Yes, doctor - I have read Prof Longo's research. People fasted for varying periods before and after their chemo days. Not at that stage yet but I want to delay it , by fasting, as long as possible. I shall go onto a full vegan diet and get started with the intense heat sessions. Many thanks x

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29 Sep 2014 21:07 - 29 Sep 2014 21:11 #23455 by Ockeghem
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Happydays,

I just wanted to add that rebounding (Al Carter reboundology) has been shown to put some cancers into remission. I've read of a few case studies of his where this has occurred. In some instances, when the person ceased rebounding, the cancer returned. If you aren't rebounding regularly, you might look into this as an additional option. :)

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29 Sep 2014 23:23 - 29 Sep 2014 23:23 #23456 by loquat1
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You're welcome happydays - always glad to help where I can. Also glad to hear you'll be getting hold of the Pierce book. You won't be disappointed, & I'm sure you'll find it an interesting and enlightening read. But until it arrives, you might also like to check out this site:

www.cancertutor.com/

It covers most of the ground contained in the book, altho they are not connected as far as I know. But I should warn you that the site owner espouses a couple of strange ideas that are ............well, suspect at best, outright wacky at worst. Despite that, I believe the alternative cures described therein are generally reliable and effective - especially where they overlap with the book.

Happy hunting.

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30 Sep 2014 01:41 #23457 by Elizabeth C
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Good to hear from you HappyDays. I was asking about you last month and am so glad you checked in. I'm sorry to hear of the lymphoma diagnosis. You've received some great info already here on this thread. I just want to add a link for you to read on the connection between gluten and lymphomas and other information. I'd also like to share with you that my husband of 25 years has now been free of lymphoma for 19 years this coming December. He was treated for 6 mos. and never had a reoccurrence.

I found this information (the link) last year on the gluten connection and ironically my husband has been gluten free for approx 10 years now. Makes one wonder!

Best wishes to you!

perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/10/the-red-so...cular-malformations/

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30 Sep 2014 01:47 - 30 Sep 2014 02:04 #23458 by TheFastDoctor
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Thank you for the input Ockeghem, Loquat and Elizabeth. Indeed what you mention is potentially curative, provided it is part of a holistic approach that does not exclude any other modality. My philosophy is that a treatment does not need to have been "proven" in the strict scientific sense (double blind placebo controlled study on thousands of subjects) to be helpful. The most important and paramount requirement is the Hippocratic guideline: "First do no harm".. a point where we allopathic practitioners often fail in.

So dear Happydays, when and IF it comes to "need" orthodox medicine as part of the whole intervention, please do not hesitate to bounce it off us.

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