I have known someone who cured herself from muscle pains in her back due to a car accident by fasting... When your body is forced to actually break down your own fat to live - your body goes into "deep" cleansing. the "bad" cells are not "fed" to grow - they are force to shrink and be disposed by the natural way of elimination. THat happens to you when you have the flu - or a bad cold. You instinctively do not eat - nothing sounds or appeal to you. Your body is forcing you to fast so it can cure itself from the infection. Fasting is the oldest and one of the best method out there to give your body relief. When you fast, you do not just lose bad cells, you are also repairing "things" in your body that was not functionning properly for a long time... Amazingly, your body function on bare minimum, but somewhat uses its reserve efficiently.
It is true that the first 5-6 days, your body will use "muscle" to feed itself. But its a normal progression. It goes from glucogen ( stored in the liver for immediate fuel ), then to what is in your stomach and intestines, then to your muscle and then - when your body switches to Ketosis, you'll be burning almost pure fat. When i say that the body go through a small period of catabolism, I am tlaking about 40 to 75 Grams of muscle/protein. Its not a whole lot. BUT if you exercie and be careful, you can always rebuild. So when people say its not a good thing to fast, because if the protein being used from your body, I chuckle cause when they say that, they usually have a huge handful of chips or frenchfries. To each its own. I am happy with what is going on right now in my body. I am not deprived. I have felt hunger. I have gave in. I have drank a small glass of juice instead of having it diluted in distilled water. I am not crazy, I just listen to my body. It will tell me I am readyto eat sooner or later.
When you fast, one thing I have really been pleased with, is that you are more attentive to your body's needs. So it may be resting more or more quiet time - or meditation etc... It's a great vacation for the body, mind and heart.
Anyone wanting to do a fast and wants help or have any questions, please do not hesistate to email me.
Fasting is really hard - it is NOT for everyone. It's not easy the first 3 days. but if you do it like I did - it will be a breeze... Fasting will allow you to "feel". It actually changed me - I hope for the better.
Nabi, THank you for your kind comments about my music. Its very inspiring