Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 2

Day 2 of my juice fast.  I am sleepy and was last night.  Had a hard time staying awake to watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics.  I won't lie to you and say I am not hungry, because yesterday I was.  This morning, not so much.  My strawberry, pineapple, cucumber, juice seems perfect for me.  Later I will have a big glass of the Mean Green Juice.   I weighed myself this morning and am down 3 lbs since yesterday morning.  That is encouraging !  It would not matter to me if it was just fluid weight loss, its good to see the numbers lower, regardless.  Its a funny thing about fasting or even being vegan, it brings out the worst in people when they find out how you are eating, or in my case right now, not eating solid foods.  The comments from folks are just often unkind, as if they felt threatened by your choices.  Strange behavior and its not because they love you or care about you, since many times the comments are made by just casual acquaintances.  We often fear what we don't understand. And, folks often feel guilty of their own food choices that are no so good, and that puts folks on the defense.   I was one of those.  Thought doing a juice fast was extreme behavior and certainly not necessary and in part I still see it that way.  Its not necessary for everyone to go on a fast, it is extreme.   I am doing it for two reasons.  The main one, I have intestinal candida, and it has been a battle for a year or more now and I have no desire to kill all the bacteria in my gut just to get rid of the bad.  I was on a lot of antibiotics a couple years ago for an infection that would not clear up, sounds now like what has been on the news as the super urinary tract infection from chicken.  Whatever the cause, the treatment caused another problem.  I did all the natural cures, and still would have some issues and on and off, mostly on, I would get a candida rash on my arms and chest.  I was sick of it and willing to do something like this juice fast to restore my health and loosing some weight was one of my motives for starting too.  
What I didn't expect from this fast was the spiritual re-awaking it has brought to me.  My mind is feeling gently pulled closer to God, as if He is taking my hand, pulling me nearer as a Father would to his child when he wished to tell him something good.   This is perhaps what this fast may be all about, and I could only be convinced to do it for other reasons.  Time will tell.


TinaJewel said...

Glad you are doing what you know is good for you. Richard has intestinal candida also and part of his healing has been treating it with Olive Leaf Extract. We prefer the one from Truehope as it works best for us.|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=46028196 The OLE I bought locally doesn't seem to be strong enough.

Their directions for how OLE should be taken:

Start by taking 1 cap for three days
2 caps for two days
3 caps for three days
Watch for candida die-off. Slight nausea, flu-like symptoms. NOT vomiting. This is counterproductive. If vomiting decrease by 1/4 or 1/3 until symptoms subside before adding to quantity.
Continue to increase by 1 cap every 3 days until you reach 6 caps per day.
Take OLE with meals.
Continue OLE at 6 daily for 2 months to ensure that it is totally killed and out of your system.
Then begin rotating Caprilic Acid, Garlic, Grapefruit Seed Extract, and OLE every two weeks.

The amount of "OLE" that you should take varies according to the reason you are taking it.

For maintenance of good health and increased energy 1-2 capsules daily.
For conditions of ill health 1-3 capsules three times a day.
Children ½ of adult dosage 1 capsule three times a day.

Many people have reported good results from adding a capsule or two if they are exposed to germs or feel "run down" or "over tired.” Laboratory testing shows that OLE works best when taken shortly after exposure to a pathogen. So, staggering a few capsules throughout the day may work best (M.G. Soret, Anti microbial Agents and Chemotherapy: 160-166, 1969).

Drink Plenty of Good Pure Water!
When you are combating a particular problem with more than 1-2 capsules a day, be sure to drink enough good, pure water (Reverse Osmosis or Distilled). We recommend drinking 12-16oz of water for each capsule you take. Water helps the lymphatic system and flushes the kidneys. Drinking large quantities of water should prevent a detoxification overload (Herxheimer Response).

Peacemom said...

Wonderful! I've done a 15 day juice fast recently and felt fantastic when I was done. Days 5-8 were hardest for me, I started to miss the sugar, but got over it and felt great.

Wondering what candida rash looks like on your arms? I've got a rash on my stomach and sometimes arms that the doctors have not been able to identify. Perhaps it's that? I'll have to check into that.

Very much enjoy the tone of your blog, thank you for checking in for us. ~Vonnie, NH

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