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FASTING – may be the cure for what ails you

Do you know anyone who has fasted for more than a couple of days, or a week even? I do now! My husband, Ted Dunlap!

Bible stories tell how Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. How many of you, like me, thought that a fairy tale? Well, this documentary tells of numbers of humans who have done exactly that, more less than 40 days, but some, even that many days of fasting.

Why would they do that?? What did they accomplish?? What did scientists learn from their fasting??

I was leaving Ted at home with the pets, garden and lawns to care for while I traveled to visit family in Washington, total time away 9 days. Ted felt this was the perfect opportunity for him to fast and he did for the entire time. Unfortunately, he physically hurt his back the first day, building a dam with rocks, no less, after I left and he was in terrible pain until a couple of nights after my return. With no food in his stomach, he used lidocaine patches for pain relief along with ice and reduced activity. Any sane person would have abandoned the fast and resumed eating and taking oral pain meds. Not Ted!

He had watched the video in this blog post and was interested in the results. Overall, he lost 16 pounds and now, more than two weeks later, has retained a 10 pound loss, his goal reached. He had plateaued and wanted to get below a certain weight.

More interesting to me are the health benefits that can be gained by a fast. If ever I am diagnosed with cancer, of any kind, the first thing I will do is a prolonged fast to kill the cancer. Obviously, the AMA is not interested in fasting as a cure for anything, and the documentary mentions other diseases as well, and for sure Big Pharma is not interested either, as neither would profit in any way, other than fasting with a condition is best done under medical supervision, as was the case in the documentary, and that could be a source for some profit by professionals offering that service.

Fabulous documentary on fasting. Years of scientific analysis on patients in Russia and Germany. Fast for a week, two, three weeks? How about 40 days? What are the physical and chemistry changes in the body? Patients cured of chronic physical AND mental illnesses with success lasting years and lifetimes.

Perhaps sustained levels of plentiful food is not really good for us and returning to periods of fasting is more natural and healthy. Big Pharma does NOT want you to know this information. If a majority of their loyal customers took up this practice they could lose huge profits.

One researcher’s interest in chemo patients who fasted prior to treatments, compared to normal protocol of increasing caloric intake, lead him to test lab rats with astonishing results.