Sorry for posting very very very late. The following series is published after I finished the entire 8 day water fasting and 2 day juice fasting and even a few days later. Day 5 and Day 6 were really bad and hence I stopped publishing, I just posted raw info in my journal. After that, I didn’t have any urge to frame and write, so I kept it postponing. Here’s my Day 5 Experience below.
Day 5! One of the worse days of my life. I had no urge for food, but the problem was the sickness. First, there was lots of weakness in the body. The detoxification process had started aggressively. I had fever and those amazing things keep coming out of your nose every 10 minutes. It’s a natural process of detoxification and there’s no harm in that. After the initial first stage of removing digestive residues (Day 1 and Day 2), I am almost on the end of second stage which includes cleansing of mucous, fat, diseased and dying cells, and the more easily removed toxins. The difficult part is the third stage where the following happens.
During extended fasts the body removes: dead, dying and diseased cells; unwanted fatty tissue, trans-fatty acids, hardened coating of mucus on the intestinal wall; toxic waste matter in the lymphatic system and bloodstream; toxins in the spleen, liver and kidney; mucus from the lungs and sinuses, imbedded toxins in the cellular fibers and deeper organ tissues; deposits in the microscopic tubes responsible for nourishing brain cells and excess cholesterol.
The completion of this stage, require series of fasting.
I was happy about the cleansing my body was doing, but it was really difficult period. This was a boring period too as I could not read anything coz I had some headache. My movements were also limited because any prolonged movement led to a feeling of ‘weakness’ and I was not able to concentrate on anything. Though, I enjoyed just listening to some good music.
The night was not at all good. There is another part of water fast where as you don’t do any work, lots of thoughts ponder in your mind. Taking these thoughts on bed could be a bad idea. I was not able to sleep till 4 am. There was lots of headache and you keep remembering lots of things that have happened years ago. It’s like your unresolved thoughts also come over demanding your attention. A detoxification process of your mind, probably. I have heard this is normal too. You get a lot moody.
Till next time, Cya!
Water Fasting – This post is a part of Water Fasting series.