No travel adventures at the moment, so I thought I’d share something from my other identity!
This was my post for Day 10 (Feb 26, 2019) of my extended water fast to the members of my Ageless Adept group (www.agelessadept.com)
The body is coded to heal.
I have now reached Day 10 of my extended water fast (no food, no juice, just water for 10 days; probably the 9th or 10th I’ve done in recent memory)! Therefore, I am now in STAGE 3 of the stages of fasting. Yes, the stages of fasting have been known, experienced by tens of thousands and well-documented for over hundreds of years. Still, it’s a fascinating experience to feel the body going through these stages predictably and accurately–even down to the very day.
Fasting allows the body to shift into healing mode and heal itself of many ailments. According to an excerpt from “Stages of Fasting,” Stage 3 includes:
“an increasing sense of well-being broken by the discomfort of healing crises or “retracings” in which the body goes back in time and addresses specific issues in reverse order–most recent first.”
“Accelerated healing after day 10 brings:
Irritation and pain in old injuries. If you broke your arm 10 years before, the body’s ability to heal itself was directly related to your lifestyle and diet at the time. Now, the body is at optimum healing efficiency and searches for scar, dead or damaged tissue. Lymphocytes enter the older damaged tissue secreting substances to dissolve the damaged cells. These substances irritate the nerves in the surrounding region and cause a recurrence of aches from previously injured areas.”
So, as I experience the twinges, tugs, tingling, throbbing and pain associated with the “retracing” process, it’s nice to know my body is faithfully acting out its coding!
I’ll share more, as well as my personal daily log of my process in an upcoming post and book! (It’s going to be a blast!)
p.s. And for those who aren’t aware of my other identities, I’ve published several health books under the brand name “The Ageless Adept (www.agelessadept.com),” and have coached others through fasts and dietary lifestyle changes. In addition, one of the top selling books of all 25+ books I’ve written is a public domain book by fasting pioneer, Herbert Shelton, (originally titled The HYGIENIC SYSTEM Vol. III FASTING and SUN BATHING) that I appended and published under the new title, Fast & Grow Young!
If you are so inclined, you can download The Stages of Fasting poster at www.fastandgrowyoung.com website resources section and order the book there or on Amazon.
Here’s me on DAY 12 of my fast on sunny Saipan! I plan to go to about 15 or 16 days. If you wish to follow along, sign up that list at www.agelessadept.com