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does the body break down your heart for protein?

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18 Nov 2014 17:06 #24044 by lee
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Hello again :)

I have 2 questions. Today a friend of mine told me that when you are fasting your body breaks down your muscles as well as other essential muscles for protein at the beginning of a fast. And then switch to fats then later goes back to your muscles. This could cos a heart failure. N i could die. How true is that?
Can i prevent that if it's true

Also i need to know , if you are on a 5th day water fast. My goal is untill whenever my body tells me whoa.i av lots of fat so i could go 10 days i think. And you cheat(i had some pizza :( . Can i immediately start again tomorrow? As in can i just continue as if i never stopped?

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18 Nov 2014 19:03 #24047 by TheFastDoctor
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Dear Lee, the metabolism would break down muscles in order to turn the protein into carbohydrates for energy. That is exactly why we recommend a FATTY meal upon entering the fast, so as to coach your metabolism towards fat rather than carbohydrate or its derivative, protein. Being physically active further protects your muscles by signalling to your body the muscles are not redundant tissues to be converted back to carbohydrate dor energy. Plus, the 5 steps of elimination activities helps focus your body on fat.

If your meal was predominantly fatty then indeed you can go back directly to the fast... actually a fatty meal during a fast can further stimulate fat breakdown. But fatty meals during a fast has a possible risk: It can cause an excessive ketosis (beyond the control of your metabolism). A small volume, however, would not do this.

Best wishes.

André

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18 Nov 2014 19:33 #24048 by lee
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Thank u Dr. That was very helpful

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18 Nov 2014 19:35 #24049 by lee
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Though , what happens when your body goes into exessive ketosis?

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18 Nov 2014 20:11 #24050 by TheFastDoctor
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In excessive ketosis, dear Lee, you develop Keto-Acidosis, a hyper-osmolar serum and subsequent cellular dehydration which can be fatal. This condition can NOT develop as a result of fasting, however, unless you have uncontrolled or very badly controlled insulin dependent diabetes.

André

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18 Nov 2014 20:48 #24051 by david
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Thank you Doctor another one to add to FAQ

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19 Nov 2014 16:06 #24058 by kaypeeoh
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A urine test used by diabetics tests for sugar, ketones and acid. Pure fasting in my case causes pH around 7 (neutral) while ketoacidosis could cause a pH of 4 or less. The small the number, the greater the acidosis.

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19 Nov 2014 19:01 #24061 by TheFastDoctor
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Quite true, dear Kaypeeoh. Of course there are many other factors that can change the pH of the urine, including diet, hydration state and the metabolic balance of the body. Thus urine does NOT reflect the pH of the blood, cellular or extracellular fluid. Urine pH can vary from 4 to 8 with very little changes if any elsewhere. Thus it is typically rather useless as a measure of metabolism.

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20 Nov 2014 16:43 #24073 by danielle
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Doc,

I have two questions for you.

1. I sprained my toe and it is slanting outward, to the left (left pinky toe). The bruising has left and it isn't very painful now. The more I go without food, the better it feels! Do you think it will reposition itself back to its proper form, if I continue to fast?

2. When doing a long fast, do the cells eat up memories? This might be a weird question, but I find I am much less emotional and less "needy and whiny" when I fast. The sugary diet makes me feel sorrow and heavy hearted things/thoughts. I feel like fasting takes those thoughts away, and I wonder if the DNA/cells associated with that mind-frame disappears, when fasting.

Thank you so much! Hope I can post these ?s here. Was not sure how else to reach you.
I hope you are well !!!!!!!!!!!!

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20 Nov 2014 17:07 #24076 by TheFastDoctor
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Dear Danielle,

1. fasting does a lot for healing but this happens on a chemical level, not a mechanical one: It cannot "pull" your toe into position. Thus unfortunately I cannot say either way without an X-ray showing if bone is involved or not. Toe fractures usually heal by themselves but knowing if it is broken can prepare you mentally for the duration of the healing process.

2. Memories are mysterious: We don't know exactly how they are formed and stored; some believe it is resident in the soul rather than the body. The bulk of your memories are in the sub-conscious and only accessible in deep hypnosis. Your mind allocates "priorities" to memories relative to their likelihood to keep you alive (a result of evolutionary processes). Thus during fasting your mind may allocate lower priorities to certain memories but as far as I know they are not erased.

You're welcome to post here.

André

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