Monday, January 01, 2018
Every year we all promise to be and do better. We make resolutions we can't and do not keep. Health seems to be last on our list.
Lynna and I are very health conscious and for a good reason. She fell off a mountain pass while driving to come see me December 2014 and was nearly paralyzed fracturing her neck in 3 places C1, C2 and C4, as well as T7. The doctors gave her 25% recovery chance if she had surgery to fuse her broken bones and repair torn ligaments and a lacerated spinal chord. Well we said no to surgery and we opted to go with the natural approach and here we are 3 years later. Lynna and I met in the ICU ward January 1st 2015 and have been inseparable ever since, having texted and spoken on the phone 2 weeks prior was the only history we had since we were introduced by an online friend and we hit it off right away.
My quest for health began after a rotator cuff surgery I had that left me very sick and the years on hormones that made my body feel very toxic. I opted to stop T back then, I have stopped many times due to health scares, and became a raw vegan after my very first fast in 2010. I was a bodybuilder for years but I must honestly say that except for the discipline involved in the sport, healthy it is not. The amount of protein ingested, the drugs taken to help achieve the perfect physique makes bodybuilding a very unhealthy sport and lifestyle. So when I went on my health quest of raw veganism for over a year I had lots of detoxing to do.
We are now doing a Candidas cleanse beginning tomorrow as soon as our cleanse arrives which is Tuesday, Candida Complex is a 2 months program to help your body normalize your gut flora along with doing a sugar free diet. Both Lynna and I have dealt with candida over growth and let me tell you it wreaks havoc on your system.
2018 is going to be the year of true health and happiness. We wish you all a great year and hope we can all free ourselves from the things that keep us down and out.
Till next time..
After the fast one's energy levels is not great, the body continues to feel achy and fatigued. There is a continual detox that takes place which wrecks a bit of havoc on your body.
I want my body to fully recoup from the fast, so the next few days will be focused on refeeding and regenerating all the lost vitamins and minerals, and let it resolve its final detox.
Today we are picking up a few vitamins such as B 12 and biotin. We ordered online a formula to help get rid of Candida. Both Lynna and I have had a struggle with this nasty fungus that can create lots of issues when set in motion. Candida is a fungus that lives in your intestines, we all have it, the body requires it, but you need the good bacteria to be at a higher ratios than the bad. Candida is fed by sugars and certain foods that can lead to a Candida over load. When you fast, you kill oofff lots of them and you get what they call a candida die off which can show as a rash, itchy skin, aches and pains and so on.
Many of the signs and symptoms of a candida overload is skin problems, fatigue, stomach problems such as bloating and gas, just to name a few. We will be doing shows on these topics when we start up again in January.
We will start back up at the gym next Tuesday and slowly get back where we left of.
We plan to use coconut oil with lavender for our skin and hair and go on a candida diet along with the candida cleanse. We of coarse will report our changes. Our new focus for the New Year and in our show is to work on our health and wellbeing all natural of coarse.
Pictures from our journey
- My initial concern for starting this fast was to decrease my blood pressure which it did for the most part, my reading after hydration was 112/73 and pulse was 61. I notice if I am dehydrated or upset it goes up. I saw numbers as high as 168/110 and pulse 110. I will start hothorne berry on a few days, this herb helps keep my blood pressure and pulse normalised even when I was on T.
Anyways we broke the fast with kumbucha a probiotic drink that will start healthy cultures in your gut, followed by a mixture of organic vegetable and fruit juice that was heavenly to say the least. This was all intended to create better digestion.
After an hour we had some fruit organic, honey crisp apples and oranges. It was amazing, new tastebuds to say the least food tasted incredible and the body accepted it with ease.
We danced as we usually do ever evening as part of our evening workout, we had missed it so much since we were unable to get out of bed, and the most trivial movement was a chore.
We ate again at dinner, Lynna made such an amazing salad, and I made the dressing as well as a wonderful homemade vegetable soup. The food turned out amazing and it took us at least an hour to eat. But oh it was so good.
We had a slice of sprouted whole grain bread it never tasted that good before. One of the benefits of fasting is that it renews your senses, its an incredible feeling.
Today we are planning on returning to the gym to begin the rebuilding process. Its feels so good to return to the land of the living. I figure you either give your body a rest willingly or it will force you to by getting sick.
Our bodies feel really rested and good, we will definetly be fasting again 6 months from now, we know that it is the fountain of youth and a tool for healing.
We are looking forward to what lies ahead. We are finally free from the chains that held us and the time for us to fly is now. We plan on a New Years celebration at ou local hangout and to dance the night away bringing in the best New Years ever. In 3 to 6 months from now, I plan to be 135 pounds of pure muscle and to get Lynna in the healthiest and best shape of her life.
Till next time....
Well, we decided to make today our last day of water fasting. I have gone from 124.5 pounds to 114.4 that's a total of 10 pounds. My body fat went from 14.7% to 10.7% with not only preserving muscle but making gains while I laid in bed. Muscles are made in rest mode, you break them down at the gym which I had been doing vigorously for the past few months prior to this fast. I went from 43.8 to 45.5 of muscles gains which means my weight loss all came from fat and water, my body did what it was suppose to do. My basal body temperature went from 97.2 to 97.8 which means that my metabolism improved as a water fast is meant to do. All in all a great turn out.
My initial concern for starting this fast was to decrease my blood pressure which it did for the most part, my reading after hydration was 112/73 and pulse was 61. I notice if I am dehydrated or upset it goes up. I saw numbers as high as 168/110 and pulse 110. I will start hothorne berry on a few days, this herb helps keep my blood pressure and pulse normalised even when I was on T.
The reason for stopping the fast is that I feel if I went longer I would lose more weight that I would want to. I now want to put on lean muscle weight and since my fat percentage is low this is a great start to accomplish my goals. I would like to weigh 135 pounds of pure muscles and I would accomplish this with a pure vegan diet.
So today's plan is to muster the strength and go to our co op and buy fruits and lettuce, as well as kumbucha to place probiotics in our gut. We will break the fast with diluted fruit and veggie juice store bought all organic of coarse. Adding the probiotics to create a healthy microbial environment in our clean gut. We will do one more enema before we break the fast waiting one hour before we introduce the liquids into our system. An hour later we will add a few pieces of watery fruit to wake up our digestive system and feed ourselves with fruit every hour, then adding the greens watered down and breaking it down by massaging the leafs.
We will eat only fruits and greens for the next 2 days then add rice and possibly a veggie soup, no heavy nuts till day 3 of breaking the fast. I am ready to rebuild but you can't rebuild till you break down first and we have accomplished what we set out to do.
Till next time
Sunday, December 24, 2017
One of the great benefits of fasting. Is the deep cleanse your body goes through. It cleanses your fat cells which is where your toxin is stored. A total reset of your system is accomplished, fasting is the greatest healer of all.
After the 3 day your digestive system stops working it goes into a rest mode while your body goes into repair mode. The hunger pangs diminish, and you are now ready to fight off any malware in your body. Old injuries, tumors or any tissue in your body that does not belong will be dealt with. What an amazing machinery we have, it knows what to do, just let it do its work by resting and fasting.
I love to fast because I give myself permission to lay in bed, read and just relax. You don't realize how wonderful this is. Its the most amazing experience, a mind and body connection indeed.
Now don't get me wrong there are a few unpleasant things about fasting, dealing with hunger pangs the first few days, along with fatigue and a feeling of malmalaise is not fun, but once you get over the hump you will find great joy on why you did the fast in the first place. Healing is a wonderful feeling, looking younger and fitter is another awesome benefit of fasting. There is no better healing tool on earth.
Today is day 3, yesterday was rough but napped through out and watched lots of documentaries. We are going to do an enema today to assist with the cleanse. Your intestines harbor lots of toxins which go into your blood stream, so an enema is essential while fasting. It will reduce the malaise and headaches.
Stats are pretty much the same the initial weight loss is water weight, from now on the body starts to dip into fat and your muscles glucose source for energy.
I find fasting after all these years to be a wonderful reset tool, one I plan on using for the test of my life.
Till next time happy fasting
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Fasting has been around since the beginning of time, we were not always capable of finding food and eating was not at all looked upon as we do today.
I have done many fasts since 2011 when I learned how great it was for your health. My first fast was the master cleanse, I remember how sick I felt from my rotator cuff surgery and wanted to detox my body from the anestesia and relieve the pain I felt with ourt taking pain pills. The fast made me feel great, and my life would forever be changed. Immeditely after the fast I became a raw vegan and health was mine for the taking. I had stopped taking hormones and felt wonderful.
Fast forward and from the master cleanse, I have now done over 10 water fasts, each one having great health benefits as well as being on a plant based diet, and exercise regimen. I no longer take synthetic hormones and have adopted urine therapy. I stopped UT when I started on DHEA supplementation, which increases my Blood Pressure and Pulse. Also the winters months are very drying and the use of a heater creates lots of dehydration and problems for a person that is used to humidity. So hence the need for this fast as well as to detox old feeling and negativity that we have encountered this year. So here we are on day 2 and feeling hopeful that 2018 will be a great year.
My blood pressure and pulse are already improving and back to normal. I love natural healing, its the healing that we as humans are meant to pursue and use. Synthetics are not recognised by our bodies hence all the side effects seen when we use pharmaceuticals.
So how do I feel today, day 2. Well not as hungry as expected, we do Interment fasting daily which means we only eat between a 12 hour period and fast the other 12. Lots of great research on this topic and how it helps improve your health and keeps you young by increasing your natural growth hormone production. We train on an empty stomach instead of having our bodies fight with digestion while you train.
My weight today is 120.8 from 124.5, body fat dropped to 13.3% from 14.7%, body temperature went up 97.6 from 97.2. Clearly fasting is improving my health and stats.
My bp was 116/76, heart rate 75, a massive improvement in just 2 days. I saw my bp readings be as high as 168/110 and pulse 107. In addition to the fast, I have been using lavender oil in our humidifier and we are relaxing and laying around in bed. I highly recommend anyone who is having a health crisis to look into fasting and to check your humidity levels in your home.
Till next time
Last night I made an amazing vegan meal before we started our winter solstice fast this morning. We went and bought a humidifier to increase the humidity in our apartment to improve our health since the humidity level was 10% or less which causes health issues.
Well it was too loud and we had to return it, it was a Sunbeam product, we bought Safety First for babies instead which is nice and quiet and seems to be working well.
Feeling less anxious today, felt the humidifier helped get a better nights rest and woke up less dry. We are looking forward to this fast, feel it is going to accomplish many things, along with a great start for the New Year.
We weighed ourselves and took our body temperature to get a baseline. I weigh 124.4, fat 14% 97.4 temp, Lynna weighs 154.4. 24% 97.2 temp.
We plan on 7 days but may go longer to help resolve all the issues we are facing, issues that have plagued us for a very long time. We spoke about many of these things on a You Tube video I plan to attach to my blog once it down loads.
The new sun is here and this time of year is about renewing and rebuilding, but before you rebuilt you must detox and we are beginning today.
Till Next Time